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Old 12-28-2007, 11:31 PM   #1
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Destroyed the front end! :(

Ok guys, tonight I hit a Dog the size of a small horse on my way to town. I hit him going about 60 mph. Needless to say my Front Bumper, Hood, Headlights, and grill insert are destroyed. I want some advice as to what to order. I don't wanna go back to stock. I was thinking the Black Euro Clear Headlights, 03-04 Cobra R Bumper and I am not sure which hood yet. I have a 2000 V6, Black. I have Black wheels with a polished lip. I also have the stock white grapics going down the side. I was also thinking of pearl white stripes since I had it in the shop anyway. Give me some feedback. I will get pics up as soon as I can. Thanks!!
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Re: Destroyed the front end! :(

If you do go with a 00 Cobra R bumper you will destroy it within 2 months. Instead look at the 99/01 cobra front bumpers or something not too wild that you can build up a good looking base from.
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Re: Destroyed the front end! :(

you can get an OEM ford (via ford racing) 99-01 style cobra front or an 03/04 cobra front for under 400 bucks~ they should come with fog lights and everything you need (other than the radiator cover piece and running horse (dont need the full grill delete). That would be the best way to go. The parts fit great and are NOT fiberglass.

dont buy an 03/04 cobra hood (oem fit) without the 03/04 cobra front (it leaves a gap from hood to bumper)

for headlights oem 01+(non chrome ones) look the best
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Re: Destroyed the front end! :(

Also, if you go with the 03/04 cobra front bumper and not the 03/04 cobra hood you will have to move the bumper up slightly to fill the gap there.
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Re: Destroyed the front end! :(

i'd say stop driving 60mph into dogs and you won't have to worry about it lol
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Re: Destroyed the front end! :(

or do a stalker body kit, those look slick
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i'd say stop driving 60mph into dogs and you won't have to worry about it lol
Trust me I didn't want to hit him. I didn't want to swerve cause the small chance of me putting it in the ditch the insurance wouldn't cover it, and I didn't have much time to react at all. I popped up over the hill and he was right there with the "deer in the headlights" look. Not much I could do other than lock em up.

On the front bumper I am not gonna go with fiberglass. I want poly-urethane our some composite than fits well.

I need some advice on a hood that would go good with pearl white racing stripes. I have a visual in my head of what I want it to look like but I can't picture any hoods other than the stock GT that would look very good. Any help is appreciated.
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Re: Destroyed the front end! :(

At least you didn't hit a horse the size of a small dog. It would have scarred you for life to kill such a rare animal.

If it were me... I'd get the 99-01 Cobra front bumper and a nice, subtle hood. Like Spec said, you can get the bumper with everything you need for less than $400. For the hood, maybe something like the Cervini's Heat Extractor.
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Dang dogs....
Hey my German Shepard did some damage when he met with a Ranger broke his hip, fragged the front bumper on the ranger.......lol
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Any suggestions on websites to get the bumper with everything I need from?
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Re: Destroyed the front end! :(

awwww, sorry to hear that. if you can, i would definitely go with a cobra front bumper, i would go with the 03-04 style.

good luck with the repairs!
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Re: Destroyed the front end! :(

I know Ford & Ford Racing Performance Parts - GEFRacing.com used to be a great place to get parts, they are a ford dealership is GA. I have ordered some stuff from them. I have seen bumpers on www.seanhylandmotorsports (or something like that)as well.
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Re: Destroyed the front end! :(

Thanks guys. I have decided to scratch the stripes, and go with the 03-04 Cobra bumper with a Mach II hood. Thanks for all your help!!
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Re: Destroyed the front end! :(

I had that thought the other day about how well it would look post up pics once you get it done....
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Re: Destroyed the front end! :(

There is a pic of a yellow mustang with the same hood/bumper combo I am going with. I personally like black the best. But thats my opinion. I am going with the black euro clear headlights too. I think it will really clean up the front and look awesome. But I will post pics of the before and after when i get it done. Insurance guy is supposed to be here wednesday to look at it. Then I can start getting her fixed.
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Re: Destroyed the front end! :(

What is so bad about the 00' cobra R bumper that I would destroy it that fast?
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Re: Destroyed the front end! :(

Fragile and to close to everything that harms them
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Re: Destroyed the front end! :(

you will basically have a coke can in height so anything lower than that it will bottom out on.
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Re: Destroyed the front end! :(

You will scrape that bumper normally driving down the road...don't even try to pull into anywhere or come to any hills
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Re: Destroyed the front end! :(

Yeah, decided not to do that lol, don't want a lot of scrapage. I actually decided on the Mach II hood, with a 3 1/2" cowl and the saleen front bumper. Should I go ahead and get the saleen rear too since its in the shop? Or what rear do you guys recommend?
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Re: Destroyed the front end! :(

Hey guys, I have another question. Since I am getting an aftermarket hood. I will need hood pins. Does anyone know if the new shelby Billet aluminum hood pins will work? I like the styleing of them but I want to make sure the threads are the same before I order them. Of course I will get the ones that don't say shelby if they will work. Thanks
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If its a Shelby it will work well.
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Old 03-27-2008, 07:31 PM   #23
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Re: Destroyed the front end! :(

Well guys, I finally got my mustang back from the body shop, it was an extremely long wait but it was worth it. The paint is immaculate. The guy who worked on my car was really picky and he was a big mustang fan. Here are some pics. If you want I can post some pics of what it looked like before I hit the dog, and after I hit the dog too. Let me know what you think. Oh and the best part was I saved enough by buying all the parts myself that I didn't owe the bodyshop anything extra after it was all said and done, the insurance paid for it all.









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Re: Destroyed the front end! :(

dayuum... at least 3 months was worth the wait, seeing as the work looks awesome...

better to wait for a sweet job than not wait for a shoddy job..
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Re: Destroyed the front end! :(

Damn, where do I find a dog or horse to jump in front of me? Sick looking ride, man!
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Looks pretty....now you just have to get you some lowering springs asap to get rid of that lifted truck look...
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sounds like you need an HID KIT. with HIDS, you could have seen the dog before you came to the hill.

ok. it looks awsome. but i think it looks cool at stock hight.
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Re: Destroyed the front end! :(

Heck if I would have known HID's allowed you to see on the other side of hills I would have bought them a long time ago.

A lowering kit is one of the next things in line, along with 3.73's, T-lok, and Stage 2 Power Pack from Super Six.
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