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Removing the lower grille

Discussion in 'SVT Shelby GT500' started by doublex, May 13, 2012.

  1. doublex

    doublex First Blown 'Stang Established Member

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    Does anyone know how to remove the lower grille from an '08? There are several tabs and none of them seem to want to let go without a lot of prying. I just don't want to damage the bumper cover (of course).

    Thanks for any links/help/suggestions as always!
     
  2. doublex

    doublex First Blown 'Stang Established Member

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    Nobody has done this before?
     
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    JLD New Member Established Member

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    I changed my lower grill on my 2008GT 500 it sucks just use more force after you get the first few it will get easier I went trough the same thing
     
  4. ontheline

    ontheline New Member Established Member

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    I just did mine two weekends ago. Pulled the front bumper cover off to do it. My original intent was to do it with the cover on but after pulling it I don't see how that would have been possible. The cover comes off surprisingly easy in less than 30min. The lower grille is an "MFer" to remove. I used about 6 flat bladed screwdrivers to keep pressure on the grille once I released the clips, otherwise it just wants to fall back in place. Shelby apparently had some kind of tool made up to do this when they built the KR's but I was never able to find a picture of it and I would have imagined it required two people to do.
     
  5. AlanSVT

    AlanSVT New Member Established Member

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    What are you doing to the front grill??


    Swyped while swerving
     
  6. doublex

    doublex First Blown 'Stang Established Member

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    I'm trying to install the Shelby Brake Duct bezels... Being that Shelby stuff never comes with directions, I cut the 2.25" holes through the grille, just to find out that the grille has to be removed to "trim the hole" to 2.5". I tried doing it while still attached but that is near impossible to do as well. Would have been nice to know before I started the process though. :bash:
     
  7. AlanSVT

    AlanSVT New Member Established Member

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    Nice take pics of the them once completed. I been toying around the idea of getting it as well
     

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