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Old 10-19-2014, 04:42 PM   #1
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My Weekend Project (with no experience)

Had a couple of visual mods done to my car this weekend! After hearing the prices that some people paid to get their work done by a shop, I figured I could save a bunch of money doing them myself.

Keep in mind, I have absolutely NO experience when it comes to modding cars/installing vinyl etc. BUT I am also not a complete idiot lol.

This weekend, I changed my upper and lower grille to the Roush grilles. I also changed the stock spoiler to the GT500 spoiler. Finally, I added some RTR hood/side stripes to my car in Lime Green because I wanted something unique (It's kinda hard to see the true color in these pics cuz of the sun).

The grille install was quite intense. Removing the bumper of your baby having never done anything like that was certainly something new. The cutting of the tabs for the lower grille really wasn't that bad either.

For the spoiler, ripping the old one off was also weird. It felt like I was going to snap spoiler while trying to saw it off with fishing wire/pulling. But it was a breeze!

I'm not sure how I feel about the stripes, but seeing as it was my first time ever doing anything of this nature, I figured these stripes would be pretty simple to learn with. They're obviously not 100% perfect but they're good enough to ride around with for a few months until I switch to something else!

So, with that said, if you have NO experience with car mods but want to save a couple bucks, I would suggest trying it out yourself as I must say everything came out quite nicely for a complete beginner.
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Wow! Amazing job!! Looks really good for a person without any experience in modding cars. 👍


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Had a couple of visual mods done to my car this weekend! After hearing the prices that some people paid to get their work done by a shop, I figured I could save a bunch of money doing them myself.



Keep in mind, I have absolutely NO experience when it comes to modding cars/installing vinyl etc. BUT I am also not a complete idiot lol.



This weekend, I changed my upper and lower grille to the Roush grilles. I also changed the stock spoiler to the GT500 spoiler. Finally, I added some RTR hood/side stripes to my car in Lime Green because I wanted something unique (It's kinda hard to see the true color in these pics cuz of the sun).



The grille install was quite intense. Removing the bumper of your baby having never done anything like that was certainly something new. The cutting of the tabs for the lower grille really wasn't that bad either.



For the spoiler, ripping the old one off was also weird. It felt like I was going to snap spoiler while trying to saw it off with fishing wire/pulling. But it was a breeze!



I'm not sure how I feel about the stripes, but seeing as it was my first time ever doing anything of this nature, I figured these stripes would be pretty simple to learn with. They're obviously not 100% perfect but they're good enough to ride around with for a few months until I switch to something else!



So, with that said, if you have NO experience with car mods but want to save a couple bucks, I would suggest trying it out yourself as I must say everything came out quite nicely for a complete beginner.

Good job bro! Looking sexy


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Looks good. Might look into some relatively thin rocker panel stripes of the same color to "balance it out".

I know exactly what you're talking about with the bumper. The first time I did it and heard that loud POP when I yanked it off, my heart sank haha.
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10/10....Sweet job bro! Its nice to see the owners doing their own work!
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Nice. I really like the lime green accents.
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On the passengers side, the accent running on the door (by the mirror) it looks like it's a tiny bit off (had to zoom in to really see it) but nothing major, can barely be noticed! I zoomed in by accident and that's why I saw it lol.
Overall nice job man! You just showed even someone without experience can work on their car; I like the end result
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On the passengers side, the accent running on the door (by the mirror) it looks like it's a tiny bit off (had to zoom in to really see it) but nothing major, can barely be noticed! I zoomed in by accident and that's why I saw it lol.
Overall nice job man! You just showed even someone without experience can work on their car; I like the end result
It's definitely off It was tough getting it to stay in one spot while making sure the rest of the stripe laid smooth across the whole door when doing the initial squeegeeing. I figured I could live with those tiny imperfections as a first timer and improve on my next go, whenever that may be!

JoeyM91, I personally don't like anything around the lower of the car which is why I'd never do any type of rocker stripes. I'm still debating on the RTR look, if I like it or not.

If I didn't do the grille & spoiler myself, I probably would have had to choose one OR the other with how much shops around here charge for installs. Install yourself, have more money for mods!
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Followed my girlfriend to Enterprise to drop off the rental car she had for the weekend. I parked and waited outside, she went inside to finish the paperwork. When she came back, she told me that the dude at the counter turned around to his co workers and asked

"Hey, is that Mustang out there with the green stripes one of our rentals?"
"No, that must be a customers"
"Damn, that thing looks bad ***"

Then, went to get breakfast through the Starbucks drive-thru and as soon as we pull up to the window the very first words out of their mouth

"Well, if it isn't the coolest looking people in town... your car looks like a beast! Hey, X, look! It's green, your favorite color"

Then the whole staff came to the window to admire lol.

Finally, a sweet 05-09 GT with considerable appearance/perf mods drove by on the opposite side of the median. We both had our windows down and we both shared a complete 180 stare as we passed each other followed by a thumbsup. Those are always the best.

Feels good.
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That is a bad *** looking car dude. What color do you think I should put on my sterling grey with charcoal rim and blue painted calipers?


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That is a bad *** looking car dude. What color do you think I should put on my sterling grey with charcoal rim and blue painted calipers?
I feel that since you have the calipers painted blue, your options dwindle down to matching that blue, or getting white/black. That's just my opinion though.
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I'm thinking of matte black. But it is very stealthy looking


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Had a couple of visual mods done to my car this weekend! After hearing the prices that some people paid to get their work done by a shop, I figured I could save a bunch of money doing them myself.

Keep in mind, I have absolutely NO experience when it comes to modding cars/installing vinyl etc. BUT I am also not a complete idiot lol.

This weekend, I changed my upper and lower grille to the Roush grilles. I also changed the stock spoiler to the GT500 spoiler. Finally, I added some RTR hood/side stripes to my car in Lime Green because I wanted something unique (It's kinda hard to see the true color in these pics cuz of the sun).

The grille install was quite intense. Removing the bumper of your baby having never done anything like that was certainly something new. The cutting of the tabs for the lower grille really wasn't that bad either.

For the spoiler, ripping the old one off was also weird. It felt like I was going to snap spoiler while trying to saw it off with fishing wire/pulling. But it was a breeze!

I'm not sure how I feel about the stripes, but seeing as it was my first time ever doing anything of this nature, I figured these stripes would be pretty simple to learn with. They're obviously not 100% perfect but they're good enough to ride around with for a few months until I switch to something else!

So, with that said, if you have NO experience with car mods but want to save a couple bucks, I would suggest trying it out yourself as I must say everything came out quite nicely for a complete beginner.



Wow that's 100x better than what I would have been able to do given how uncoordinated I am. looks phenomenal
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Hey I love those stripes, ever since I saw them on the RTR mustang but I can't find them anywhere, if you don't mind me asking where did you get them?



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Hey I love those stripes, ever since I saw them on the RTR mustang but I can't find them anywhere, if you don't mind me asking where did you get them?



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He probably had a guy fab them.
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Nice clean work.

Speaking of DIY work... I saw this jacked up '13 or '14 white mustang yesterday.. it had some quad exhaust DIY job... the tips were crooked, sticking out too far, and he had cut the bumper all jagged looking to fit the extra tips. Then he painted his brake calipers and lug nuts red. Problem is you could see he did it all while on the car, and did a HORRIBLE job as he had overspray on the wheels all over the place.

Made me ashamed to be a mustang owner looking at his POS work.
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Hey I love those stripes, ever since I saw them on the RTR mustang but I can't find them anywhere, if you don't mind me asking where did you get them?

http://m.ebay.com/itm/121248172579

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http://m.ebay.com/itm/131096066381

Wide variety of colors to pick from, shipped very fast and can't complain about the quality. For $80-90 total, I'm satisfied with what I got.



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What did you do to get those wheels black?


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What did you do to get those wheels black?
They're part of the appearance package that I got with my car. Spoiler (which I changed to GT500), Louvers, Black 18" Rims, Mirror Covers.
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Thanks. I have the same ones but they are just polished aluminum and I was wanting to make them black.
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I'm not a fan of the green but you did a really nice job. Congrats!
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Looks good man, nice to see one that's different. Everyone either has white or gray stripes.
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Just realized I never uploaded any before pics to get a true comparison.

Here are the befores for side by side. Boy, do those old tips look pathetic lol.
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I used that 2014 mustang customized app to check out my car with some different looks.
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My car is only a 6 weeks old, still babying it so I'm a little hesitant about adding stripes and other things to exterior. I'll get there eventually.
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You know what makes me happy? Is diesel trucks who think they have something haha. Got black smoked and he got rolled on 😂. Just thought I'd share.
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