K.J. Jones
August 20, 2006

What do you do when you can see a killer 'Stang part in your mind, but you're not able to find the physical piece anywhere throughout the Mustang aftermarket? Well, if you're Keith Doughty, owner of K DeZines Custom Car Audio of Tucson, Arizona, you make it.

Such was the case last year when Keith was frustrated by his unsuccessful search for a rear-seat-delete kit that fit inside his Fox hatchback. He wanted it to fit flush against the interior panels, with a removable access panel that becomes a storage area of sorts inside the void created by the missing seat cushion. Keith decided to make his own.

After first removing the hatch-area carpet and spare-tire cover, and taking out the rear seat bottom, Saul hauls the fold-down seatbacks out of the hatch area after they've been disconnected from the hatch floor.

We always have our eyes open for a clean look in a Mustang's interior, and anytime we roll up on a hatchback or trunk-model 'Stang that's had the rear-seat assembly removed, we like to see how well the surgery was performed. Simply taking the seats out is no big deal, but finishing the area for a near-factory appearance definitely is.

K DeZine's new rear-seat-delete kit for '87-'93 hatchback Mustangs (PN 8793H or 7986H for four-eyed hatch Foxes; $295) is the answer for those who want to eighty-six their back seats for two-seater cool or 'Stangchero versatility, thanks to the increased storage space. Available with a choice of 1/4-inch or 1/2-inch MDF board, in black, gray, blue, red, or custom-dyed colors to match any interior carpet, the kit installs easily and dresses up the hatch area nicely.

A '92 LX is the patient here, and Saul "The Surgeon" Gutierrez of Extreme Automotive performs the installation of a K DeZines rear-seat delete, which includes optional Fleckstone paint on the back of the covers and cover supports ($30). Look for additional rear-seat-delete kits for coupe-style Fox Mustangs, SN-95s, and even '05s-'06s, which are in development and might be available by the time you read this.