Alright, well I've been busy since I purchased my 2014 Oxford white GT on October 21, 2014. I have been talking about certain things I have done here and there but I figure I would make a home for my build and share my progress.
The day I brought it home:
It was a tense few days before this as the car was not in the lot, let alone the state. The dealer had to source the car about 300 miles away and man was I glad I held out for the white car with the brembo package. Love the brembo wheels, always loved painted grey wheels in a white car.
Well I drive the car about 2 days and ran the odo up to 750 miles and decided I needed a shifter upgrade or I was going to hate this car. The stock shifter is such crap. So for me, it had to be the FRPP short throw set up. It's pricey but I love everything it offers and went for it.
Look at that beauty now since it will be the last time ya see it. Haha
Well next on my list was to ditch that sad excuse for a radio. I already had the kenwood 6190hd nav from my previous vehicle so I ordered the scosche dash kit along with the proper wire harness adapter and steering wheel adapter. I also ordered 2 sets of kicker ks5.2 component speakers for the doors and deck lid. To compliment that sound I also ordered a kicker 700.5 amp to run all four speakers and a Boston acoustics 12" (another Donor from my last vehicle)
Mounted the xm antenna on the glass and ran the wire stealth under the lip of the glass and into the car via the trunk
While I was at it I added some factory mustang illuminated door sills
The next order of business was to ditch that factory front plate bracket that was already on the car before I ever even considered getting my new steed. So I ordered the flip down LP holder from AM. I also needed to address the holes in the bumper so I added a set of color matched plugs from bumperplugs.com, they are pricey but I figured why not.
And with it tucked away
Not bad. But I knew I needed to do something different with that grille and fogs. So I found a great deal on a used boss grille and picked up some smoked raxiom fogs
Here is a side by side of the stock fog and the raxiom. Yes I know my bumper is stupid dirty. Wish I had cleaned it first
As many of you know it's a direct swap, but I did cut the tabs off and smooth out the openings a bit.
And here we are with the raxioms lit.
Next order of business was to ditch those factory mufflers and ad a nice rumble without the drone. I drive quite a bit so I can't get too crazy with off roads ect. I found a great deal on a used magnaflow street "cat back" exhaust from a guy on CL and it was practically new, he was simply trading his 14 in for a 15. His loss my gain
Then not too long after this was installed I was able to pick up a used magnaflow tru-x pipe from a member here for a great price and WOW. So glad I did. It sounds even better and feels great.
So after that I started to think leather would be a nice upgrade. So I found new take offs from roush on eBay, pounced on them for 400 bucks, threw in some eBay special heated seats and went to town
Fresh out of the box:
Adding heated seat pads
Some side by side action
So that's the major projects that have been tackled. But I have also added some MMD hood struts, SHR power distribution cover (brushed), front splash guards,
raxiom LEDS in cabin & plate... I have to throw that pic in
I did do some raxiom puddle lamps, but I was not diggin how they hung down. So the opportunity came up for me to snag a set of MMD retro style mirrors for stupid cheap so I did it. Went from this
Puddle lamp lit up
To this now
Honestly I love them, the look is great but my only complaint is the function. I can't see as well as I could with the stock mirrors. I'm still trying to decide if it's worth the trade off. For now they stay.
Other little additions like my craven speed stubbie antenna, simple and easy
Now to what's been ordered but not yet on the car or yet received.
Here is what I have already or is currently on a fedex truck
FRPP jounce bump stops
Steeda sport springs
Steeda CC plates
Steeda G-Trac brace
Steeda Panhard (adjustable)
Steeda Panhard bar brace
Steeda UCA (adjustable)
Steeda UCA bracket
Steeda LCA (billet alum)
Steeda rear seat x brace (non seat delete)
Also not suspension but I also have a Steeda trans bushing on the way as well. I would also like to thank TJ from Steeda for all the help with my order. If you can't tell I like Steeda 👍
CANNOT WAIT FOR ALL THAT
I also realized I was never going to get a RTR decklid cover so I went ahead and ordered a custom billet alum faux gas cap emblem from Billet Badges - billet aluminum custom emblems and badges
they custom make it how ever you want, send you a 3D rendering before you sign off on it to be produced. Here is what they are cooking up for me
It's bead blasted in the background, polished lip on the lettering and white paint in the 5.0 I think it's going to look pretty sweet. I also have an extra faux gas cap ring that I am currently trying to decide if I want to fill the FORD lettering and paint it either black or like a gun metal. Time will tell.
Last thing I'm waiting on is to get my GT500 spoiler back from paint. I picked up the wing used and it was in desperate need of new paint. Hoping to get it back this week. But I'm not trying to rush the guy. So that's my build as far as I can remember it so far. I'm sure I forgot a few things but it's a start. Let me know what you guys think! I'm hoping I can maybe be worthy of a MOTM one of these days.