Got my grill in today...

Discussion in '2005 - 2014 Specific V6 Tech' started by Jimp, Aug 25, 2005.


  1. Jimp

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    http://www.shackifieds.com/files/uploads/grill.JPG
    It's the T2 GT grill conversion. It turned out pretty good I think. You'd have to really look hard to tell it's not stock. I haven't wired up the switch yet, I don't get a whole lot of free time being a family man. :rolleyes:
     
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  2. rygenstormlocke

    rygenstormlocke former 10 second badass

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    Nice job! Looks good.
     
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  3. Jimp

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    Thanks man. :D
     
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    Looks really good. Where did you get the grill from and how hard was the installation?
     
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    Very nice! I like it a lot.

    EDIT: How long did it take you to put it in?
     
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    I got it off of Ebay. It only took about 30-45 minutes to take out the old grill and get the new one installed. It slid right in once I made the necessary mods to the bumper. It is the one sold by "T2" and comes with the harness, switch, hardware and instructions. It was $360.
     
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    Nice work Jimp... It looks great! Not bad price either. :) Let us know how the switch and harness install goes.

    Jennifer
     
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    I'm extremely interested in this, myself. I miss having driving lights on my car (my others do...)

    I couldn't find it on eBay. Could you provide a link to the auction you won so I can watch the seller for new sales?
     
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  10. MSP

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    Damn!! Even Jimp has a beautiful Black 05! LOL!! The black looks sweet guys!! Nice ride Jimp!! Looks Awsome, and very clean!! Perfect actually!! :nice:
     
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    Thank you sir! I had just washed it. Of course, it rained today. :bang:
     
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  12. MSP

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    You need a new avatar Jimp! Your Mustang is sweet man.. Damn those black Mustangs are sweet..

    You are not putting any stripes right? I would leave it stone cold black.. Looks all GT now.. If I saw you anywhere, I would say damn, dude has a sweet GT!! :D

    In the next few weeks, I am going to show Casco alittle love.. Time to order the GT Bumper package..
     
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    Yeah, I gotta fix my avatar. I agree, black looks better with no stripes. Looks like Darth Vader's car, lol. :D
     
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  14. MSP

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    Well, Deepinsleeps car looks sweet with the black bullitts.. But your car makes the silver bullitts look kool because you have no stripes.. If you put stripes on your car, you ruin the silver wheel with black with stripes offset.. Unless you go with matching silver stripes.. But that would be too hard to match up.. So I say leave it..

    LOL!! Well, I guess its all motor for you, since there is nothing else to do to the exterior of the car.. All you need now is about a safe 100HP shot, to keep the GT's at your back bumper.. I think this will also, allow you to control the car with the stock axle.. Then from there you can upgrade the rear-end.. Or you can do the 7.5 T-Lok upgrade next..
     
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    You must be psychic! Hey, check my avatar.
     
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    Sweet! Looks good man.. I'll get in touch with Casco.. All you guys have pretty sweet black Mustangs.. I need to bring the Windveil Blue stangs some justice.. LOL!!
     
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    rygenstormlocke former 10 second badass

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    Yea, keeping the black clean is rough...but man is it worth it when it's clean. If anyone needs detailed instructions on how to install the Casco kit hit me up.

    Cheers!
     
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    Is there a trick to installing the GT bumpers and rockers?
     
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    Trick is mostly patience. I got some really good notes from a guy on another web site. Here are the instructions I followed:

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    Front Bumper-2 10mm nuts on each side under the fender (4 total), 2 10mm bolts on the top. the radiator cover has to come off. screws down the side of the bumper near the tire. turn signal bulbs need to pop off. Now, the front turn signals are held in by a special bracket with 2 rivets on each bracket. Drill these out to remove the bracket to place on the other bumper or whatever you are doing. You can use more rivets or bolts with lock washers and nuts (that's what I did).

    side skirts- the side skirts have 2 plastic clips on the front. Pop out the center and the rest you can pull out. The underside of the car has about 8+ clips. Kinda a pain to get out and some break. They are VERY long so you might need to get more from the dealer. (i work next to a body shop, so my stuff was free). The rest of the skirt is held on by white clips. Just pull real hard and it'll give. pry the ones on the car out and place into old side skirt or new side skirt.

    rear bumper 1-what a pain!!! hmmmm...kinda a blank right now. Whatever is near the rear tire holding the bumper to the 1/4 panel, remove that. 2 clips on the underside near the rear under the trunk. pop those out. remove the center trunk panel (plastic piece that surrounds the trunk latch. Do not worry about the side lights in your bumper. it will come as one unit and you can pull them out later. There will be 4 nuts you need to remove under the plastic piece that hold the bumper to the car. All 4 nuts are 10mm. Disconnect the license plate light harness. Runs from the bumper inside the car, down to the right. little white connector. it is kinda scary, but pull on the edge of the bumper near the wheels. Give it a tug, it'll give. It is held on by snaps from the bumper. After both sides, it should slide right off. have a towel or blanket ready to lay the bumper on.

    rear bumper 2-When you get the bumper off, there is a special bracket for the rear bumper. If your new bumper does not come with it, remove it from your stock bumper. it is held in by quite a few rivets. drill those out, and like the front bumper, you can use more rivets but if you do not have access to a rivet gun, use 8mm bolts with 10mm heads and a few washers, lock washers, and matching nuts. 25mm in length should be enough.

    I kinda rushed this. So, if you or anyone else needs help, lmk. I am 19years old, if I can do it, you can too. It was easier for me cause I have access to 3 hydro lifts. I did the front bumper on the ground at my house in 35 minutes. On and off. The sides were a little longer b/c of the clips, and the rear was the longest at about an 1 1/2 hours.

    PS-you do not have to remove your tail lights. I thought you did, don't waste your time doing it. Later.

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    Also, please note that I had a friend at a body shop that helped me out. But I had to give him these notes cause they havent had any 05 stangs in the shop yet. I helped him do it, but it was a pain cause of the all the rivets.
     
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