Grille Removal - Mustang Evolution

Go Back   Mustang Evolution > Ford Mustang | Wrenching, Care and General Topics > Mustang Paint, Appearance & Detailing



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them here!
Old 02-25-2012, 01:41 PM   #1
Registered Member
Regular
 
2003SonicBlue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Region: Maryland
Posts: 210
Grille Removal

Anybody a champ in this area? I need some help... And I'm think about painting it flat black. Let me know if anything else turned out nicely
2003SonicBlue is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-25-2012, 07:48 PM   #2
Registered Member
Regular
 
Horseplay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: San Antonio, TX
Region: Texas
Posts: 4,265
its pretty easy bro. just remove the radiator cover and the screws on top of the grille. the pain will be the screws under the grille. check out american muscle and check out the mach grill and check installation and they give u an awesome step by step! or check youtube theres a video there that shows you how!
__________________

Low2v
Horseplay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2012, 07:50 PM   #3
Registered Member
Regular
 
Horseplay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: San Antonio, TX
Region: Texas
Posts: 4,265
oh and wen i first removed it i painted it flat black as well, except for the pony. then i just got the mach grille


Click image for larger version

Name:	image-2145556730.png
Views:	439
Size:	762.9 KB
ID:	41854

wen i painted it



Click image for larger version

Name:	image-3874220853.png
Views:	379
Size:	853.0 KB
ID:	41856

after new grille
__________________

Low2v
Horseplay is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-27-2012, 11:51 PM   #4
Registered Member
Regular
 
2003SonicBlue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Region: Maryland
Posts: 210
I'm having a lot of trouble with removing the screws on the bottom.... They seem impossible -_- any tips?
2003SonicBlue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2012, 04:14 AM   #5
Registered Member
Regular
 
Horseplay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: San Antonio, TX
Region: Texas
Posts: 4,265
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2003SonicBlue
I'm having a lot of trouble with removing the screws on the bottom.... They seem impossible -_- any tips?
well its pain in the *** man believe me! people told me it would be and it was!! my best tip is use a small socket wrench like i did, and with one hand hold up your bumper, and the other stick the socket wrench in there and try to get it in place. and whence the socket wrench is in there, with the hand holding the bumper up u can get your hand in there as well and hold the socket wrench down allowing you to wrech out those stupid little screws. and vise versa when re installing when done. thats my best way to explain it hope you can get it!
__________________

Low2v
Horseplay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2012, 11:00 AM   #6
Moderator Emeritus
Legacy
Regular
 
SpectorV's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Region: Alabama
Posts: 26,049
Send a message via AIM to SpectorV
Re: Grille Removal

you need to take the bumper off, its actually rather easy to do

4 push pins under the bottom, reach up in the bumper on the inside of it where the bumper meets the fender (horizontal line) you can feel two 15mm bolts, remove those. Take out the headlights (two metal pins pull up then push out the headlight and unplug it). Take the two push pins off the bumper between the headlights and get a friend to help pull outward and then forward on the bumper at the sides.

Then you can get access to the grill to remove it.
__________________
2003 Cobra Vert (Redfire) #3938 of 5082 @ 05/27/2003
472rwhp/493rwtq -Modification List - Dyno Sheet
2012 Mustang 3.7L M6 (Kona Blue)
2011 Ford Edge Sport (Red Metallic)
SpectorV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2012, 11:20 AM   #7
Registered Member
Regular
 
2003SonicBlue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Region: Maryland
Posts: 210
Thank you... I'll be doing this today! I'll let you know the out come
2003SonicBlue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2012, 03:24 PM   #8
Registered Member
Regular
 
2003SonicBlue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Region: Maryland
Posts: 210
Got it all out with out taking the bumper out. I also removed the side black pieces behind the doors and a black piece from my good... All being painted gloss black except for the pony. The silver outline will be black like in the mustang picture up there^ I'll take pictures later!
2003SonicBlue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2012, 05:40 PM   #9
Registered Member
Regular
 
2003SonicBlue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Region: Maryland
Posts: 210
Pics
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-1974242219.jpg
Views:	201
Size:	520.1 KB
ID:	42034   Click image for larger version

Name:	image-1417693731.jpg
Views:	174
Size:	515.9 KB
ID:	42035  

Click image for larger version

Name:	image-4111147703.jpg
Views:	180
Size:	512.3 KB
ID:	42036   Click image for larger version

Name:	image-3298716733.jpg
Views:	196
Size:	438.0 KB
ID:	42037  

2003SonicBlue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2012, 05:41 PM   #10
Registered Member
Regular
 
2003SonicBlue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Region: Maryland
Posts: 210
Pony looks weird because its covered in painters tape
2003SonicBlue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2012, 06:29 PM   #11
Registered Member
Regular
 
Horseplay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: San Antonio, TX
Region: Texas
Posts: 4,265
nice !!! came out good !! how did u remove those inserts from the side scoops
__________________

Low2v
Horseplay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2012, 08:45 PM   #12
Registered Member
Regular
 
2003SonicBlue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Region: Maryland
Posts: 210
Quote:
Originally Posted by Horseplay
nice !!! came out good !! how did u remove those inserts from the side scoops
They just clicked right out. Id say a flat head screw driver is easiest to pry with.
2003SonicBlue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2012, 09:23 PM   #13
Registered Member
Regular
 
2003SonicBlue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Region: Maryland
Posts: 210
Finishing up!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-2090502915.jpg
Views:	185
Size:	539.4 KB
ID:	42055   Click image for larger version

Name:	image-1895600225.jpg
Views:	183
Size:	527.0 KB
ID:	42056  

Click image for larger version

Name:	image-4001762351.jpg
Views:	187
Size:	527.3 KB
ID:	42057   Click image for larger version

Name:	image-3492496533.jpg
Views:	183
Size:	544.0 KB
ID:	42058  

2003SonicBlue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2012, 09:42 PM   #14
Registered Member
Regular
 
2003SonicBlue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Region: Maryland
Posts: 210
DONE
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-3657915900.jpg
Views:	180
Size:	414.2 KB
ID:	42062  
2003SonicBlue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2012, 04:44 AM   #15
Registered Member
Regular
 
Horseplay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: San Antonio, TX
Region: Texas
Posts: 4,265
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2003SonicBlue
DONE
nice job dude it came out awesome
__________________

Low2v
Horseplay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2012, 08:29 AM   #16
Registered Member
Regular
 
2003SonicBlue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Region: Maryland
Posts: 210
I'll upload some daytime pics after I get out of school. It's a I'll rainy out but it'll look nice
2003SonicBlue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2012, 09:06 AM   #17
Registered Member
Regular
 
Scott2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: King City, Ontario
Region: Canada
Posts: 357
Re: Grille Removal

Looking forward to seeing the daytime pictures!
__________________


MOTM winner May 2015 "Best mods Mustang". Please View my Garage for complete details on modifications.
Scott2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2012, 01:28 PM   #18
Registered Member
Regular
 
2003SonicBlue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Region: Maryland
Posts: 210
Rain
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-2124122311.jpg
Views:	181
Size:	581.0 KB
ID:	42135   Click image for larger version

Name:	image-3054327011.jpg
Views:	161
Size:	559.9 KB
ID:	42136  

2003SonicBlue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2012, 02:46 PM   #19
Registered Member
Regular
 
Horseplay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: San Antonio, TX
Region: Texas
Posts: 4,265
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2003SonicBlue
Rain
sweet !!!
__________________

Low2v
Horseplay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2012, 02:51 PM   #20
Registered Member
Regular
 
2003SonicBlue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Region: Maryland
Posts: 210
Overall I like it better... I'd recommend it to most people looking for a simple cheap mod. Even if you want to keep everything original the darker black looks 100x better then the faded black my grille use to be. Some tips I have, take your time, sand with 200 grade sand paper for best results. I used Krylon fusion for plastic gloss black paint. I did four even coats and it dried very quickly, overall my car was without a grille for about 5 hours
2003SonicBlue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2012, 03:01 PM   #21
Registered Member
Regular
 
2003SonicBlue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Region: Maryland
Posts: 210
Closer
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-1830311110.jpg
Views:	177
Size:	463.5 KB
ID:	42139  
2003SonicBlue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2012, 03:22 PM   #22
Registered Member
Regular
 
Horseplay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: San Antonio, TX
Region: Texas
Posts: 4,265
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2003SonicBlue
Closer
it came out badass. way better than when i painted mine !!
__________________

Low2v
Horseplay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2012, 07:03 PM   #23
Registered Member
Regular
 
2003SonicBlue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Region: Maryland
Posts: 210
Quote:
Originally Posted by Horseplay

it came out badass. way better than when i painted mine !!
Thanks!
2003SonicBlue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2012, 01:15 AM   #24
Registered Member
Regular
 
Siendly22's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Region: California
Posts: 574
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2003SonicBlue
Overall I like it better... I'd recommend it to most people looking for a simple cheap mod. Even if you want to keep everything original the darker black looks 100x better then the faded black my grille use to be. Some tips I have, take your time, sand with 200 grade sand paper for best results. I used Krylon fusion for plastic gloss black paint. I did four even coats and it dried very quickly, overall my car was without a grille for about 5 hours
Where did you bought your spray paint bro, and how many did you use? It came out nice huh!
Siendly22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2012, 10:40 AM   #25
Registered Member
Regular
 
2003SonicBlue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Region: Maryland
Posts: 210
Quote:
Originally Posted by Siendly22

Where did you bought your spray paint bro, and how many did you use? It came out nice huh!
One can from home depot Krylon Fusion for plastic gloss black
2003SonicBlue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2012, 12:08 PM   #26
Registered Member
Regular
 
Siendly22's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Region: California
Posts: 574
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2003SonicBlue

One can from home depot Krylon Fusion for plastic gloss black
Thanks.
Siendly22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mustang Evolution > Ford Mustang | Wrenching, Care and General Topics > Mustang Paint, Appearance & Detailing

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2002 Grille Ideas 02_Mustang Pre-2005 V6 Mustang 21 03-02-2012 03:50 PM
Exhaust/Grille for 2010 GT Kimber727 2011-2014 Mustang GT 24 02-13-2012 08:19 AM
Spindle removal ???? CrimsonGT 1996-2004 Mustang GT 0 02-10-2012 02:48 PM
new mach grille Horseplay Mustang Paint, Appearance & Detailing 9 02-08-2012 09:25 AM
Engine Removal 504 Stang Rida 1996-2004 Mustang GT 1 02-06-2012 11:09 AM

» Like Us On Facebook



08:21 AM


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0

MustangEvolution.com is in no way associated with or endorsed by Ford Motor Company.