How To:Remove Fender - MustangForums.com


Go Back   MustangForums.com > Ford Mustang Tech > 2005-2014 Mustangs
Search


2005-2014 Mustangs Discussions on the latest S197 model Mustangs from Ford.
Sponsored by XForce USA


     
Old 10-22-2015, 03:06 PM
How-Tos on this Topic
 
Last edit by: IB Advertising
See related guides and technical advice from our community experts:

Browse all: Ford Mustang Exterior Guides
Print Wikipost

How To:Remove Fender

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-07-2007, 12:41 PM   #1
luckydawg003
4th Gear Member
 
luckydawg003's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Vehicle: 08 GT, 07 Ford Mustang GT-RIP
Location: Brandon, FL
Posts: 1,214
Default How To:Remove Fender

I need to remove my front passenger fender to hammer out some big dents. I know I have to take off the antenna mast. I see 4 bolts on the top of the fender. Then what looks like 4 rivets by the front of the fender underneath the headlight bezel. (how do I remove the rivets? I don't have a rivet gun or puller?) Then I'm assuming some more bolts under the car by the door. Does anyone have a how to for this?
__________________


08 Mustang GT
07 BMW 328i
13 Ninja 300 Bike
07 Mustang GT RIP
luckydawg003 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2007, 12:54 PM   #2
Leoleo
3rd Gear Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Vehicle: 2007, Ford, Mustang GT
Location: DE
Posts: 547
Default RE: Need help removing fender

Rivets are removed by drilling.
__________________
http://midatlanticstangs.org/forum/index.php?referredby=10
Leoleo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2007, 03:56 PM   #3
pascal
S197 Section Modder-ator
 
pascal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Vehicle: 06
Location: Orlando FL
Posts: 13,283
Default RE: Need help removing fender

Leave those rivets alone! They hold the bumper bracket.
Since the head lamp has to come off, the bumper has to almost come off on the side you're working on, so you can get to the lamp lower bolts.
Take your splash shield off and you'll see 2 nuts (11mm) where the fender and bumper meet. Take those off.
2 more at the bottom of the fender by the door, behind the rocker molding.
One at the mid section bellow the antena.
And of course, the ones under the hood. The antena disconedt from the back.

Advice : tape the edges of the door and bumper, so you don't scratch the p#ss out of those. Cheap insurance.
__________________
pascal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2007, 02:36 PM   #4
luckydawg003
4th Gear Member
 
luckydawg003's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Vehicle: 08 GT, 07 Ford Mustang GT-RIP
Location: Brandon, FL
Posts: 1,214
Default RE: Need help removing fender

Ok I removed my fender and pounded out my dents, the best that I could. It looks alot better now and I can open my pass. door again. To remove the Passenger fender. First remove the plastic tire splash guards, both of them. Just turn the screws 1/4 way and pull out, about 8 of them. Their are 2 on the sideskirt, just use flathead screwdriver to pry top off then remove them. Take out 4-10mm bolts under hood, top of fender. Take one bolt off from inside of door opening to fender in center of fender. three 10mm nuts off of fender to bumper bracket. (dont take out rivets) Then just push down on bumper by fender to get 1-10mm bolt underneath bumper cover. (note: I did not have to remove my bumper or headlight, so don't waste your time removing those unless you want too) Then pry sideskirt down..or off. Take out 2-10mm bolts hiden under sideskirt...you just removed. Now for the antenna, just use pliers and pull on it, near the metal part where it bends. It will come out. unfortunatly for me, I took my entire ant. base off, damaging the sh#t out of it. So now I have to buy a new one of those. Now the fender should be free to remove. Heres some pics.

If you are doing the driver side fender it is the same procedure, you just don't have to worry about the antenna. Also if you need to remove the gt emblems just use floss or fishing string to saw off the adhesive. It has 2 small prongs in the center of the emblem, so don't break those.
Fender after accident
Click the image to open in full size.
Fender fixed with hammer, only slightly dented still
Click the image to open in full size.

__________________


08 Mustang GT
07 BMW 328i
13 Ninja 300 Bike
07 Mustang GT RIP
luckydawg003 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2007, 02:39 PM   #5
luckydawg003
4th Gear Member
 
luckydawg003's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Vehicle: 08 GT, 07 Ford Mustang GT-RIP
Location: Brandon, FL
Posts: 1,214
Default RE: Need help removing fender

Here are the 4-10mm bolts on the top of the fender under the hood.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.

Take 1-10mm nut out using extensions on your socket wrench. Go thru the door crack from inside of car. Its in the center above the door wiring harness.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.

Then take out the 3-10mm nuts holding the bumper bracket to the fender. Then push down on bumper to get to the 1-10mm bolt hidden behind bumper.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.

Then push the sideskirt down or remove it.It just has push pins holding it on. Take out 2-10mm bolts. Then finally use pliers to remove the antenna orange plug from the ant. base. Now remove fender. Either fix the dents or replace with a new one if you have one, or add a aftermarket one. Reinstall is opposite of install.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.

__________________


08 Mustang GT
07 BMW 328i
13 Ninja 300 Bike
07 Mustang GT RIP
luckydawg003 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2009, 09:54 PM   #6
Jasoon
2nd Gear Member
 
Jasoon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Vehicle: 2006 Mustang V6
Location: Missouri
Posts: 327
Jason Purcell
Default

:bump:

Good writeup.

Is it possible to swap the antenna base onto a new fender? I can't for the life of me figure out how to remove this.
__________________
2006 Mustang V6, 5 Speed Manual Trans... out of the paint booth, off and running.
[IMG]
Jasoon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2009, 04:28 AM   #7
157dB
Cut & Paste Expert
 
157dB's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Vehicle: 2007 Pony Package
Location: NW Arkansas
Posts: 13,322
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jasoon View Post
:bump:

Good writeup.

Is it possible to swap the antenna base onto a new fender? I can't for the life of me figure out how to remove this.
Pop the black plastic trim cover off of the top side and attack it from there.
__________________
NON PUMKIN JACKER
http://www.mustangforums.com/forum/5...-this-car.html
Quote:
Originally Posted by chronos View Post
You and that darn manual! If you like it so much, maybe you should marry it!
157dB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2011, 10:50 PM   #8
JamesVanAwesome
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Vehicle: 2007, Ford, Mustang
Location: TX
Posts: 1
Default

Luckydawg03, the pictures you posted of this are no longer available. Any chance you could repost them or send them to me? Thanks!
JamesVanAwesome is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2011, 11:31 PM   #9
X3xMONGOOSEx3X
4th Gear Member
 
X3xMONGOOSEx3X's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Vehicle: 2006, Ford, Mustang 4.0L v6
Location: Buffalo, New York
Posts: 1,336
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JamesVanAwesome View Post
Luckydawg03, the pictures you posted of this are no longer available. Any chance you could repost them or send them to me? Thanks!
Sometimes what's dead should stay dead.
__________________
Cry 'Havoc!', and let slip the dogs of war

http://www.nooooooooooooooo.com/
X3xMONGOOSEx3X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2011, 10:48 AM   #10
Roy_R
4th Gear Member
 
Roy_R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Vehicle: 2008 Mustang GT
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 1,477
Default

Flashback to the past...
__________________
Life is a matter of risk and the chances of
success are in no way enhanced by extreme caution...
Roy_R is offline   Reply With Quote

 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Steeda 555-8241 (Linear) Competition Springs. Gene K S197 Handling Section 1 10-21-2015 11:37 PM
Brake proportioning valve 2000 mustang 8lug V6 (1994-2004) Mustangs 2 09-21-2015 01:33 PM
Hood out of alignment zachary1988 4.6L General Discussion 1 09-18-2015 11:17 PM
2000 Cobra R front bumper Sparks_88 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 0 09-08-2015 01:06 PM
New member from Cali Tyoung68 New Member Area 7 08-25-2015 04:31 AM


Tags
07, cover, dent, dents, easy, fender, fenders, gt, luckydawg003, mustang, remove, removing, side, skirt, stereo

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

 

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:55 PM.



This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company