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Old 10-30-2015, 11:59 AM   #1
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RTR deck lid

I know a few people have had these put on recently. I was thinking about ordering one this weekend but was wondering what the install was like. I have looked on AM's website but haven't seen any install instructions. I know a few people have put this on recently and I was curious what all is needed for this install. I know it is hit and miss on being instock at AM but I would just order now and when I get it I get it.

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I have the mteal and I think they have changed up now. I did have issues but RTR and AM have always both been the best CS I have ever seen. I wouldnt worry. if ever an issue they take care of everything
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Yeah, I've heard they changed it up for the better. Plus I'm with you on AM, any issues I've had they have fixed, plus some! I really try to only deal with them for all my mustang needs!

You do the install and what's all involved? *assuming the old version is a similar process.
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There are at least 3 threads that answer your question bud
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I'll go searching more when I get some extra time. Just thought I could get a quicker answer this way. Thanks for letting me know it's on here somewhere. I'll do more searching later.
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I'll go searching more when I get some extra time. Just thought I could get a quicker answer this way. Thanks for letting me know it's on here somewhere. I'll do more searching later.

I know several people have done pretty time consuming write ups on the install (including me).
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ya, check write ups. does involve (believe still does) need cutting up the truck area. I had a body shop do and seal exposed edges as they were painting the decklid anyway
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Thanks guys. Appreciate it.
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Just to offer a little personal input, I installed this last weekend and while I do not have an air saw or dremel, I do have drill, so I figured drilling with a hole saw would be the easiest way to remove the bump. Drilling was relatively quick (albeit a bit scary), but left a perfect circle. That being said, the instructions say use a 5" hole saw, however it seemed like this was just a tad too small as I ended up having to file the edges down a bit to make sure the decklid adhered correctly. I feel like a 5-1/4" saw may have been perfect, though I can't say for sure. Maybe someone else has had a similar experience on another thread.


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I know several people have done pretty time consuming write ups on the install (including me).
Any tips on what phrase to search for? When I search "RTR Decklid Installation" there are 491 results.

You, yourself have almost 3k posts... so while you may have created a fantastic write up it's difficult to find.

An no, I'm not being a smartass, I really want to read it.
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Any tips on what phrase to search for? When I search "RTR Decklid Installation" there are 491 results.



You, yourself have almost 3k posts... so while you may have created a fantastic write up it's difficult to find.



An no, I'm not being a smartass, I really want to read it.

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Look in the thread "am I seeing things" post 78

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Look in the thread "am I seeing things" post 78

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The direct link is: Am I Seeing Things?
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Great write up! Thanks for the link. This might be a bit to much for me to try to tackle. I wonder how much someone should charge to do this for me.....or if anyone near me has the tools and skill and wants to help me with this project!!!! Lol
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Just to offer a little personal input, I installed this last weekend and while I do not have an air saw or dremel, I do have drill, so I figured drilling with a hole saw would be the easiest way to remove the bump. Drilling was relatively quick (albeit a bit scary), but left a perfect circle. That being said, the instructions say use a 5" hole saw, however it seemed like this was just a tad too small as I ended up having to file the edges down a bit to make sure the decklid adhered correctly. I feel like a 5-1/4" saw may have been perfect, though I can't say for sure. Maybe someone else has had a similar experience on another thread.
Pretzel - I'm happy to hear that you were able to get it on and found some solid info on this.

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Great write up! Thanks for the link. This might be a bit to much for me to try to tackle. I wonder how much someone should charge to do this for me.....or if anyone near me has the tools and skill and wants to help me with this project!!!! Lol
Rich - I think you could definitely get it on the car in a couple hours with an extra set of hands, laptop and wireless.

I'm just throwing this out there since there's plenty of guys in here that have installed them!



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Pretzel - I'm happy to hear that you were able to get it on and found some solid info on this.

Rich - I think you could definitely get it on the car in a couple hours with an extra set of hands, laptop and wireless.

I'm just throwing this out there since there's plenty of guys in here that have installed them!

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This item must come with some form of installation instructions. Why not make those available? The only thing I can see against it would be scaring some people away when they find out that cutting is involved.
I wouldn't think the relatively simple installation warrants much more than the accompanying instructions.
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This item must come with some form of installation instructions. Why not make those available? The only thing I can see against it would be scaring some people away when they find out that cutting is involved.
I wouldn't think the relatively simple installation warrants much more than the accompanying instructions.
It's just a fun program to get the community involved, while rewarding them. Also, it clearly states in the description that permanent modification is required so I don't think the instructions not being available is to prevent people from being scared away.
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RTR deck lid

With all this fun talk, who wants to come down to sunny southwest Florida and "help" me with this fun install! Lol☀️
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With all this fun talk, who wants to come down to sunny southwest Florida and "help" me with this fun install! Lol☀️
I'd be happy to come help out if you were a bit closer

I know it seems like everyone says this, but if I can do it so can you. My install was far from perfect...despite being extra careful, I snapped one of the (upper) tabs holding the stock decklid on my car, and like I mentioned before, I ended up having to widen the initial hole I drilled. The good news is, that if you mess up, no one is going to notice, because it will be covered by your new decklid panel...
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It's just a fun program to get the community involved, while rewarding them. Also, it clearly states in the description that permanent modification is required so I don't think the instructions not being available is to prevent people from being scared away.
That's correct sir, thanks for the assist here.

Just to make sure...Rich, you did receive instructions with this correct?

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So why isn't a copy of the packaged instructions available online, for information and/or any other reasons?
I see copies of the instructions for the previous RTR decklid panel are kicking around. Are they no longer applicable?
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So why isn't a copy of the packaged instructions available online, for information and/or any other reasons?

I see copies of the instructions for the previous RTR decklid panel are kicking around. Are they no longer applicable?

I got the instructions for the metal panel with my plastic one. They hadn't updated it at that point at least. It gets you through but has extra steps like the black vinyl edging that is no longer supplied or needed.
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I just installed mine today. The most time consuming part is removing the hump...and stock panel. Those clips on the stock panel were a bit of a pain. I had one clip that just didn't want to let go without lots of "persuasion".

As for the hump, first I tried to use a dremel with a bit designed to cut hardened steel.

No buneo. Bit broke.

I tried to use a hacksaw and it just wasn't hacking it.

Then I grabbed a pair of metal snips. Should have done that to begin with! They worked like a champ.

Once you get the hump off and complete the other prep work (cleaner, adhesive promoter) the most important part is making sure you get the panel on aligned.

Take your time, put it up to the trunk a few times. Make sure you check all the edges and see where it all lines up before you remove the tape.

Actually "installing" the panel is the fastest step as it just sticks on.
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I got the instructions for the metal panel with my plastic one. They hadn't updated it at that point at least. It gets you through but has extra steps like the black vinyl edging that is no longer supplied or needed.
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I just installed mine today. The most time consuming part is removing the hump...and stock panel. Those clips on the stock panel were a bit of a pain. I had one clip that just didn't want to let go without lots of "persuasion".
As for the hump, first I tried to use a dremel with a bit designed to cut hardened steel.

No buneo. Bit broke.

I tried to use a hacksaw and it just wasn't hacking it.

Then I grabbed a pair of metal snips. Should have done that to begin with! They worked like a champ.

Once you get the hump off and complete the other prep work (cleaner, adhesive promoter) the most important part is making sure you get the panel on aligned.

Take your time, put it up to the trunk a few times. Make sure you check all the edges and see where it all lines up.

Actually "installing" the panel is the fastest step as it just sticks on.
Good info from both of you.
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That's correct sir, thanks for the assist here.

Just to make sure...Rich, you did receive instructions with this correct?

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Honestly I have yet to pull the trigger on it. It's been sitting in my AM cart for a few weeks. I'm out of town for two straight weeks for training! I took a brand new job with a new company, so a lot going on right now. I'm probably going to wait and "let" my wife buy me this for Christmas, as well as many other "needs" go the Stang!!!

I'll keep you in the loop. Thank you!!!
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I just installed mine today. The most time consuming part is removing the hump...and stock panel. Those clips on the stock panel were a bit of a pain. I had one clip that just didn't want to let go without lots of "persuasion".

As for the hump, first I tried to use a dremel with a bit designed to cut hardened steel.

No buneo. Bit broke.

I tried to use a hacksaw and it just wasn't hacking it.

Then I grabbed a pair of metal snips. Should have done that to begin with! They worked like a champ.

Once you get the hump off and complete the other prep work (cleaner, adhesive promoter) the most important part is making sure you get the panel on aligned.

Take your time, put it up to the trunk a few times. Make sure you check all the edges and see where it all lines up before you remove the tape.

Actually "installing" the panel is the fastest step as it just sticks on.

Thanks for taking one for the team here on your hump removing process! Lol. I don't have the right tools to get this done but I think with the fore mentioned metal shears that I may be able to get this thing accomplished! I'm looking forward to getting this thing ordered and installed ASAP. I know it will look awesome on my car!!!

Thanks again everyone!!!
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