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Old 05-03-2006, 02:33 PM   #41
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Old 05-03-2006, 09:25 PM   #42
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OK, I did the front bumper cover last night. Did it by myself in about 45 minutes, it's super simple. I have a couple of corrections to the step by step:
1) There are 5 plastic fasteners on each foward fender liner, not six, and three screws per side, not two. The plastic fasteners are in the following locations 2 above the tire holding the front fender liner to the rear, there are 2 near the middle of the liner holding the liner to the wheel well and there is one behind the tire holding the fender liner near the engine at the bottom of the liner. The three screws are on the outside edge of the foward fender liner near the bottom of the bumper cover.
2) The flanged nuts are labled 6 on the diagram, not 5. There are 2 of them per side.
3) You don't need "some screws". Specifically you need N801169S900 : 1 : PACK OF EIGHT SCREWS and W705992S441 : 1 : PACK OF FOUR INSERTS so that you can install 5R3Z-17626-BA : 1 : DEFLECTOR - STONE which connects to the underneath side of the bumper cover and to the radiator

Other than those few issues, great write-up!
I'll take your word for it and make the necessary corrections!

Woohoo! I got a sticky.

It seems the place where I host my signature (along with the images in this thread) is down at the moment. I hope no one is trying to understand what's going on without pictures. =O
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Old 05-06-2006, 01:03 AM   #43
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I've been waiting for weeks for the parts that mount the radiator to the front facia. I have everything else. Does it hurt to do the swap without adding the deflector?

Partially my fault for the delay. I ordered a rear sway bar and there was obviously a delay.
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Old 05-06-2006, 05:30 AM   #44
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I've been waiting for weeks for the parts that mount the radiator to the front facia. I have everything else. Does it hurt to do the swap without adding the deflector?

Partially my fault for the delay. I ordered a rear sway bar and there was obviously a delay.
I actually don't have it on right now. We didn't have the right screws for it, so after driving about 1/2 a mile, I noticed it popped loose and started dragging on the floor. Just need to get it back on the ramp some day.
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Old 05-07-2006, 03:31 PM   #45
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I've been waiting for weeks for the parts that mount the radiator to the front facia. I have everything else. Does it hurt to do the swap without adding the deflector?

Partially my fault for the delay. I ordered a rear sway bar and there was obviously a delay.
I actually don't have it on right now. We didn't have the right screws for it, so after driving about 1/2 a mile, I noticed it popped loose and started dragging on the floor. Just need to get it back on the ramp some day.

Cool, If my parts don't come this week, I'll do my swap next weekend. Thanks for the quick reply, I would have done mine this weekend but I started wiring up the street scene wiring harness and discovered I didn't have the tool needed drill the hole for the toggle switch. So another trip to Home Depot to donate more $$$ to the project. Oh well, you can never have too many tools.
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About to Remove My v6 vista blue bumper and install my new GT bumper (when FEDEX arrives) "on truck for deilivery", i just HOPE its the right color... but cant wait anylonger to start working on her. so... if everything goes rong im gonna blame you Spartan! only joking, ive been reading ur steps over and over agen so theres nothing that can go rong, thanx again for your helpfull info, ill put pics up when im thru.

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About to Remove My v6 vista blue bumper and install my new GT bumper (when FEDEX arrives) "on truck for deilivery", i just HOPE its the right color... but cant wait anylonger to start working on her. so... if everything goes rong im gonna blame you Spartan! only joking, ive been reading ur steps over and over agen so theres nothing that can go rong, thanx again for your helpfull info, ill put pics up when im thru.

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Haha! Yeah man, after doing it once, I can probably do it again in my sleep. Just remember the all the "DON'Ts." My dad and I made a handful of bonehead mistakes, like "duh," but whatever keeps you guys from repeating them.
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I installed them earlier and it looks fantastic, soo pleased, wired the lights too, painting the rockers friday when me paint arrives, ill post pics Very soon

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YL8Z16K262H6 : 1 : PUSHPIN RETAINER - BLACK : $6.00
My rear bumper is here! Can't wait to get it installed. Actually, first I'm gonna sand down the bottom lip and paint it a flat black to match my rockers and chin spoiler. Here's my question: all I need is that one pushpin retainer (part YL8Z16K262H6)? Where can I get it? The dealership? Or can I order it online?

Any advice on the painting would be appreciated too. I was just gonna tape off the lip very carefully, wetsand it with 600grit (not all the way to the metal, but enough to rough it up a little bit so the primer really sticks), hit it with multiple coats of duplicolor gray primer, then as many coats of duplicolor flat black as it needs until it looks like the rockers (and the chin spoiler that I'm painting more or less the same way). Whaddya think?

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Firstyly the rear bumper is plastic! but i would use a PLASTIC primer.. read the label and find one that says "use with any topcoat", OR u can use an ADHESIAN(sp?) promoter before u Prime it. Personaly.... i wouldnt do what ur planning, if u want a black bottom lip, buy the street scene rear vallence, i think u will end up with a noticable uneven line other wise... just a friendly warning but do what ya like.

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Firstyly the rear bumper is plastic! but i would use a PLASTIC primer.. read the label and find one that says "use with any topcoat", OR u can use an ADHESIAN(sp?) promoter before u Prime it. Personaly.... i wouldnt do what ur planning, if u want a black bottom lip, buy the street scene rear vallence, i think u will end up with a noticable uneven line other wise... just a friendly warning but do what ya like.

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Ha! Good call on the bumper, paulboy! Anybody know what kind of plastic it is? I'm gonna paint the chin spoiler first (Fang -- fiberglass), so I'll figure out the basic technique from that, but I wonder if the same primer will work on the bumper...

As far as the uneven line, I admit that I am a little worried it may happen. The way I see it, though, I'm painting only that part of the bumper that already sticks out, so if I add a couple millimeters with paint, no big deal. If I really screw it up, I'll just take it to the body shop and have them redo it. I'm pretty set on the look, though, so I want to give it a try.

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I've been waiting for weeks for the parts that mount the radiator to the front facia. I have everything else. Does it hurt to do the swap without adding the deflector?

Partially my fault for the delay. I ordered a rear sway bar and there was obviously a delay.
I actually don't have it on right now. We didn't have the right screws for it, so after driving about 1/2 a mile, I noticed it popped loose and started dragging on the floor. Just need to get it back on the ramp some day.

Cool, If my parts don't come this week, I'll do my swap next weekend. Thanks for the quick reply, I would have done mine this weekend but I started wiring up the street scene wiring harness and discovered I didn't have the tool needed drill the hole for the toggle switch. So another trip to Home Depot to donate more $$$ to the project. Oh well, you can never have too many tools.

Well, The modding began Friday afternoon and didn't stop unitl noon today. Started with a rear sway bar kit from KC at Clevanger Ford. Rocker Panels from Diversified Marketing (eBay) and then today did the front facia swap folowing Spartan VI's great post. Then finished off with the wiring up of the fog lights using the Street Scene kit.

I'm so stoked. It corners like it's on rails and astheticly has bumped up a few notches.

Thanks again to Spartan VI. You post was referred to many times. Actually downloaded the page to my laptop and took it to the garage.

Oh and for anyone interest, the modded Street Scene grill I had before will now be up for sale. PM me if you are interested.



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Right on! Glad it worked out for you. After rereading everything, I made some changes. I used the word "grille" a few times when I meant to say bumper, and tweaked some of the numbers.

Edit: Added some detailed instructions for the rear bumper.. going off of my memory of course, and threw it into the first post. I'll probably rewrite the entire thing to keep it more organized and easier to follow.
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amystery2u Looks REAL nice man. the GT bumpers look really aggresive compared to the v6's

heres mine.... going to add hood scoop, yellow racing strips and rocker stripes.

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amystery2u Looks REAL nice man. the GT bumpers look really aggresive compared to the v6's

heres mine.... going to add hood scoop, yellow racing strips and rocker stripes.

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VERY NICE PAUL! That Vista Blue rocks. Are you going to do the big stripe done the center with the pin stipes on each side? I was looking at http://www.spectrummarcom.com/mustan...pepainter.html and it looks sweet. What hood scoop are you getting?
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good job with the pics!-

question- do you recall exactly what held the outer corner just below taillight? mine was sticking out a bit when new, moreso lately, tonight I pushed on it while looking in the trunk for something like a loose fastener, and son of a gun if it didnt just pop right into place and stayed there...maybe they just didnt shove it on hard enough at the factory???
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very cool man
i appreciate this so much, my gt rear bumper will be on its way in just a few days. great pictures, now how about the side rocker panels?? haha, that seems fairly simple though at first glance eh?
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very cool man
i appreciate this so much, my gt rear bumper will be on its way in just a few days. great pictures, now how about the side rocker panels?? haha, that seems fairly simple though at first glance eh?
No problem, my pleasure! The rocker panels were pretty easy. I just have to pull the 8 retainers (I think it's 8) on the bottom with plyers then unscrew the 2 in the front wheel well. Only thing I should warn you about is the plastic retainers will be destroyed when you rip them out.. so you'll need replacements. AND! Don't be afraid to use force, tear those things out!
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Hi all, I am new to the Mustang Forums and I will be a new V6 Mustang owner in about 2 weeks. I just had a few questions.....Where can I get the GT body kit...I saw one on ebay but just one that ends in a few hours....How hard is it to install...I skimmed through the directions on this post It looks easy enough but I have never done body work on a car before, and because of my inexperience I do not want to ruin anything....And finally are the rocker panels part of the GT body kit? Thanks for your help.....Sorry if I annoy anyone with my questions but this is all new to me.
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You can get the Gt body kit at http://www.newtakeoff.com/ or www.themustanghookup.com And If you order the Gt body kit it should come with the front bumper, back bumper, side skirts, Grill and sometimes even the Gt takeoff mufflers.
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