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Old 05-10-2012, 04:24 PM   #36
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After y'all removed it how do you keep the bottom over your bumper where it belongs... There are 4 nuts attached to it to keep the bottom from sagging
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Old 05-10-2012, 06:30 PM   #37
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i just let it sag a little bit. i think it sags like a half inch or so
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Old 05-10-2012, 06:32 PM   #38
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I just let it hang you can't even tell
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Old 05-10-2012, 06:39 PM   #39
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I will have to look into that also my filter is in the same location..
Yup.
I'm going to try and keep mine as high up as possible to minimize the chance of water ingestion if I get caught in a rainstorm and by sealing it off as much as possible I hope to cut down on some of the dirt and debris that normally collects in there.
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After y'all removed it how do you keep the bottom over your bumper where it belongs... There are 4 nuts attached to it to keep the bottom from sagging
A piece of flat aluminum help?
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A piece of flat aluminum help?
That may possibly work. I'm prob gonna take it off and just replicate it with some light gauged aluminum
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Old 05-10-2012, 07:08 PM   #42
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That may possibly work. I'm prob gonna take it off and just replicate it with some light gauged aluminum
That's what I have planned now. I believe some 14 gauge aluminum will work nicely.
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Old 05-10-2012, 07:13 PM   #43
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Th is there anything you wont self fix?
im hoping to have the skills to be like that one day.
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I think ill have to go entire different way w fab cai. I gave lx so no fog lights or holes. Will a gt bumper fit bolt on an lx? Otherwise maybe cut some holes lol. I have stock airbox now. Don't know if supposed to be that way, prob not, but side seems to be cut out and its kinda wedged against side I have to pry one clip open. I need to do sonething get a lot of debris in there that settles at bottom.
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Th is there anything you wont self fix?
im hoping to have the skills to be like that one day.
Nope!
Drives the wife crazy because I'm always re-engineering/rebuilding something to make it better. As "most" of my repairs, rebuilds etc., work and frequently turn out to be much better she doesn't gripe at me too much.
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Old 05-11-2012, 10:15 AM   #46
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I think ill have to go entire different way w fab cai. I gave lx so no fog lights or holes. Will a gt bumper fit bolt on an lx? Otherwise maybe cut some holes lol. I have stock airbox now. Don't know if supposed to be that way, prob not, but side seems to be cut out and its kinda wedged against side I have to pry one clip open. I need to do sonething get a lot of debris in there that settles at bottom.
If you can get pictures of your front end and the issue you describe above, we'll see if we can't figure out something.


Yes, a GT bumper should bolt on, but the trim may not match.
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When I get a chance here comes the endless weekend. I was planning on taking trim off, didn't think about bumper other than filling in groove. I just started a garage yesterday, and this morning got sd card reader so could put all pics on ps3 then back onto bigger sd. Redowload apps yada yada. Of course I probably could just take another pic when get to work later lol. I don't think have any Already. This will probably come a ways down road but good to know.
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Took a couple pics. If u see the orange globes in side light those are blinker bulbs. My retainer slightly broken so doesn't fit all the way, susp stiff hit bumps they fall out lol. Last one I just put electrical tape to hold in. Now for point of reply..took a couple front end pics..

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Old 05-14-2012, 06:27 PM   #49
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Re: 1989 Mustang LX 5.0

Ok, here is what I would probably try to do in your situation.The "scoop" could maybe be purchased from a heating and cooling place if you don't want to fab your own. Just ask them to show you some "take offs" and "floor vent boots" for duct work.


This could be used to force feed (to a certain extent) cold air up to your current air intake box or an aftermarket CAI.
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Sounds good that's what I was thinking
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