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Old 09-11-2014, 11:28 PM   #1
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Remove faux gas cap on decklid - how to?

Hey guys, I am looking to modify/change my stock faux gas cap on decklid panel. I read a thread on another forms where it was told that you have to dremel/cut out the middle pony (surrounding blackish area for 13-14 year) to make any modifications to it. I was looking at the pictures, but it didn't really make too much sense to me. It was on a GT though - it looked like a big silver pony that he cut out.

I am curious if anyone here has modified their faux cap? If so, how? Could you please provide directions? Thanks

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No cutting on my 14. Get a little screw driver under a side and lift it up. It's only taped on.
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You can remove the panel and faux gas cap but the issue is if you want to replace it with a flat panel then the factory decklid is raised. So in order to put on a flat panel you would have to cut out the raised area in the decklid so that the new panel fits flat.

I am not about to start cutting in my brand new car but next weekend I plan to disassemble and paint the chrome surrounding area on the faux gas cap so its less loud and blends in a little more. From what I've read it's all held in with clips that can be removed from the inside of the deck lid.
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No cutting on my 14. Get a little screw driver under a side and lift it up. It's only taped on.
So there are no screws or taps or holding it down?!

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You can remove the panel and faux gas cap but the issue is if you want to replace it with a flat panel then the factory decklid is raised. So in order to put on a flat panel you would have to cut out the raised area in the decklid so that the new panel fits flat.

I am not about to start cutting in my brand new car but next weekend I plan to disassemble and paint the chrome surrounding area on the faux gas cap so its less loud and blends in a little more. From what I've read it's all held in with clips that can be removed from the inside of the deck lid.
I am just planning to replace the black disk and pony (with stripes) area in faux cap.. without doing anything to surround chrome with ford letters.

Are you saying this black disk + pony is held down by tabs or something?

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Sanguin modified his a while back so that the tri-bar matched his GHIG paint color. Maybe he'll hop in and give you some info. If not, I'd shoot him a PM.
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I am just planning to replace the black disk and pony (with stripes) area in faux cap.. without doing anything to surround chrome with ford letters.

Are you saying this black disk + pony is held down by tabs or something?

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From the write up I've seen then yes, you will have to cut out the center pony part while leaving enough of the edge so that the new emblem can be attached. I'm not sure if it was on here but I remember I saw a good write up of this when I googled for '2014 mustang faux gas cap removal'. I want to say it was someone with a green mustang that did the write up but cant remember exactly.
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From the write up I've seen then yes, you will have to cut out the center pony part while leaving enough of the edge so that the new emblem can be attached. I'm not sure if it was on here but I remember I saw a good write up of this when I googled for '2014 mustang faux gas cap removal'. I want to say it was someone with a green mustang that did the write up but cant remember exactly.
That's exactly the thread i saw. Green mustang with a boss 302 cap. It's just that the stock pony emblem he was showing looked kinda weird.

This is what I am after, something along these lines:

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It looks like this without the ugly plastic cap



When you remove the cap and want to install smooth deck lid cover you have to cut this hump off.
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Or, you can get the CDC panel that covers the bump.


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When you remove the cap and want to install smooth deck lid cover you have to cut this hump off.
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Nahw I am going to keep my current decklid panel. So is faux gas cap (pony disc) held down by bolts/tabs through those holes? Just trying to understand it's construction.

I need to replace the pony with something different as shown in picture above

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Mine was just stuck on with 3M tape

I just heated it up and used a plastic pry thing and it came off pretty easy. I put on the MMD panel and love the look.


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That pony looks really sharp.
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