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Old 06-09-2006, 02:52 PM   #1
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Cobra Bumper isnt Fitting my GT!

I bought an 04 Cobra front bumper and it isnt fitting my 03 Gt!! I have a Cowl hood from ABC Exclusive and it keeps hitting it when I try to close it. Before with my stock bumper I always had a gap between the hood and bumper. You can tell when you look closely at the stock bumper it steps down on each side of the grill whereas the cobra doesnt (If that makes sense) So whats the prob?
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Re: Cobra Bumper isnt Fitting my GT!

it's because the Cobra front bumper, and the Cobra hood are meant to work together... therefore, you're new front bumper needs the Cobra hood... you'll never get it to gap up otherwise... the slope of the Cobra hood matches up with the slope of the Cobra bumper, and that slope is different than the v-6 or GT hood/bumper slope.

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Re: Cobra Bumper isnt Fitting my GT!

Ive seem them work together (V6/Gt hood with cobra bumper) Raise the hood stops up, how much does it lack to clear?
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Re: Cobra Bumper isnt Fitting my GT!

You can try moving the top mounting points of the cobra bumper back a few inches, it should move the top of the bumper back and down slightly. That will probably help the difference.
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ok I finally got it to fit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks so much for all the help!!!!!! It looks Baaaaadddddddd!!!! Man its awesome. Now heres another question.... Will the rear Cobra bumper fit?????
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Re: Cobra Bumper isnt Fitting my GT!

It will fit but you should ONLY do it IF You have the cobra letters removed, its very very tacky to have COBRA on the back of a non cobra car. This can be done and then you can buy the mustang letter inserts and just put on the bumper or leave it clean. It fits though fine~ you will have to adjust the exhaust tips.
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Cobra parts for Cobras!
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I dont care what part you put where as long as it is not a badge or the word cobra/svt/what not on something its not body parts are fine, it just sucks you cant get the rear with out the words in it...

the cobra side skirts are very nice as well dont over look them
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Re: Cobra Bumper isnt Fitting my GT!

I guess they did that for a reason. I saw a Mustang yesterday in Roanoke that had the Cobra letters filled in.
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yea, everyone has their own opinions but there is NO opinion that can justify putting cobra embles, words, etc on a non cobra car as... it doesnt look any better its only false advertising lol.
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Well I ordered 102 Dollar Tips a couple days ago so should I just wait to get the Rear bumper on to put the tips on? Oh Yeah and on the note where you said you dont like when people false advertise..... Well I def agree.... But Its really the only rear bumper I like. If I could get it without the letters I would have. It really wouldnt make since to put a diff rear bumper than the front. Thats my opinion. I dont know......but I do see what you are saying. I had a friend he had a v6 with cobra emblems on it. I wouldnt want to pull up next to a GT or cobra in it hahaha.
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Re: Cobra Bumper isnt Fitting my GT!

have the shop fill the letters in, that solves the problem. The oem rear looks fine with the front, I had this look for my 01 I never had any issues. The side skirts really set the car off IMO>
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Re: Cobra Bumper isnt Fitting my GT!

Dang you really dont want me to ride around w my car having Cobra on the rear! hahaha. Anyone that knows mustangs will know its a Cobra kit. Hey but thanks for all the advice
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trust me you will get crap from every mustant enthusiest out there its just the way it is... you can do anything you want but... there is a good bit of hate out there for fake badging a car

Whats the big deal with filling the letters in wont cost much and may save your car from a key'ing in the future (hopefully this will never happen but there are a good many A-holes out there)
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My dearest Apoligies! Please forgive for trying to be more like you hahaha. Well my car may not be the fastest but it sure looks better than alot of others. I've put a pretty good amount in it and theres a lot more to be done. Soon it'll have a supercharger to keep up the Cobras Then, and only then may Earn the right to have the name Cobra on the rear.
I'm just joking w you dont take it seriously....
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Re: Cobra Bumper isnt Fitting my GT!

I request photos... including of the driver
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How can I post pics in my thread?
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When you go to post a reply (or you can edit another post if you'd like) click on the little paper clip near the top-middle of the tool bar. It's right beside the smiley icon. That will pop up a little window where you can upload attachments.
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Ok these arent that great but just so u have a face

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they are a bit fuzzy, or is that my eyes?

j/k, nice photos!
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Normally I don't get in to the whole E-leg humping thing. I usually try to have a little more class than that.

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Man we are really off subject!!! Thanks 4 the comments hahaha. I did finally get my hood to latch down! Thank Goodness!! I had almost lost hope thinking I wouldnt be able to get it fit and just to think..... I spent so much money Buying the thing, getting it shipped and having it painted. I was about to cry!!!! With a little Customization moving the latch up it fits fine. It looks really great... I usually take pics with my cell but 4 some odd reason the camera is messed up on it, meaning you guys will have to wait to see the results! I need to invest in a digital camera I'm not very up-to-date! Prob Cause I spend my every penny on my car!
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when you take the car to the shop make sure they inspect the latch for safty as well just to make SURE that hood does not fly up and cause a wreck and major damage, easy way to check it, just an fyi.

people sell cobra stuff on ebay all the time and you can pm me for a list of places to go looking for oem parts people are trying to sell for what ever reason (usually an upgrade)
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My dearest Apoligies! Please forgive for trying to be more like you hahaha. Well my car may not be the fastest but it sure looks better than alot of others. I've put a pretty good amount in it and theres a lot more to be done. Soon it'll have a supercharger to keep up the Cobras Then, and only then may Earn the right to have the name Cobra on the rear.
I'm just joking w you dont take it seriously....
I wasnt trying to be mean I was just going to let you know how people will interpret it... when I had my 01 I wanted a cobra bumper on the back as well but no one made one with out the letters, now I see that I could have just filled in the letters with out much hassel. I have no idea how they do it.

Make SURE who ever paints the car is very good, pay extra for a better job and do NOT let them paint the item on the vehicle unless they have NO other option. That leads to overspray which makes the paint feel like sand paper and takes you hours of scrubbing to get off... it does not just wash off as they say lol.

I had to take the risk on my 03 a bit back and I was amazed that it didnt have any overspray (well a tad) but I got lucky... my stupid paint is hard to match
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I wasnt trying to be mean I was just going to let you know how people will interpret it... when I had my 01 I wanted a cobra bumper on the back as well but no one made one with out the letters, now I see that I could have just filled in the letters with out much hassel. I have no idea how they do it.
I'm guessing they probably just fill it with body filler (i.e. bondo), smooth it over and paint it.
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The cobra rear bumper will work perfectly
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I'm guessing they probably just fill it with body filler (i.e. bondo), smooth it over and paint it.
You can't fill urethane with bondo, it will lead to cracking. You have to fill the bumper with liquid plastic. Not too terribly hard to do, but the only way to do it.
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Glad you got it working. Car looks awesome!
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Like Spector said, the side skirts would make a nice addition also~

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That's what I've been called since I was little
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what was the problem with fitting anyway?
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Cobra Hoods dont step down like Gt or v6 hoods which made the hood hit everytime you tried to close it.... The latch had to be removed and then placed higher up so it would latch and fit.
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