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#1 OFFLINE   GT500_KR

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 06:40 PM

Is there a such thing as a conversion kit for the GT that makes it look like a GT500? If so, where do you get them, and has anyone done this?

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 07:14 PM

you can find all the body pieces on ebay or over the counter from your favorite ford dealer parts department.
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Posted 22 November 2008 - 07:19 PM

Ah, so, you can basically make your own GT500 by buying the parts, and supercharging the engine?

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 07:29 PM

well, except the gt has a 4.6 and the GT500 has a 5.4 and it wont be a real SHELBY, or a real GT500. However if you just want it to look like a GT500 then yes you can. People maybe wont even mind as long as you dont try to pass it as a REAL one.
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Posted 23 November 2008 - 06:31 AM

What Chris said about where to get the parts and the end result not being a real Shelby is correct. If you want to see a thread where a regular Mustang GT was converted into a GT 500 clone at a dealership, here is the thread. Go to post #4.
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Posted 23 November 2008 - 09:25 AM

I've done it.

Got my hood from a member who did the Super Snake conversion. I got the rear spoiler from 3D Carbon. I left the rear bumper cover stock GT.

The front end came from Kevin Casey at Cleavenger Ford in Porterville CA. He had the best price and most complete kit. It included all the fastners and was $1625.

I bought the GT500 spec tape stripes from Graphics Express in Antique (almost Wimbelton) white. My car is Legend Lime and has no Snake or Shelby badging.

With the FRPP HO Whipple kit, I've got the stones to back up the look.

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 10:12 AM

Thanks guys, yeah, I would never actually call it a Shelby, or get anywhere close to a real one, but it is pretty cool what you can do with just having the parts.

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 10:43 AM

There is someone on ebay right now selling "kits" which basically consist of over the counter Ford parts. I think the seller is a dealership but am not sure.

Not really a fan of this since the seller is also including the Shelby letters and snake emblems but since these parts are available to anyone over the counter I guess its buyer beware when purchasing a used GT500 down the road.

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 02:46 PM

There is someone on ebay right now selling "kits" which basically consist of over the counter Ford parts. I think the seller is a dealership but am not sure.

Not really a fan of this since the seller is also including the Shelby letters and snake emblems but since these parts are available to anyone over the counter I guess its buyer beware when purchasing a used GT500 down the road.

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The Ebay guy has a lot of dissatisfied customers and his prices are higher.
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Posted 16 October 2009 - 12:49 PM

a company called CJ Pony parts sells a kit, don't know the price though but it includes everything

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 11:39 AM

There is someone on ebay right now selling "kits" which basically consist of over the counter Ford parts. I think the seller is a dealership but am not sure.

Not really a fan of this since the seller is also including the Shelby letters and snake emblems but since these parts are available to anyone over the counter I guess its buyer beware when purchasing a used GT500 down the road.

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Thats the main problem I see in the future (5-15 years from now), The GT 500 since it comes from ford, makes it harder to verify if its a factory GT 500.

This a reason I think the market will hold more steady for SAI & Mod shops, SGT, KR, SS, 40th, Terlin,etc. They have a registry
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Posted 07 November 2009 - 03:52 PM

Thats the main problem I see in the future (5-15 years from now), The GT 500 since it comes from ford, makes it harder to verify if its a factory GT 500.

This a reason I think the market will hold more steady for SAI & Mod shops, SGT, KR, SS, 40th, Terlin,etc. They have a registry


Hey, it is easy to tell if it is a real GT 500, all you have to do is look at the VIN, if it is a real GT500, the first eight characters will be 1ZVHT89S if it is a convertible, 1ZVHT88S if it is a coupe. It's not rocket science.

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 04:32 PM

yes, here's my old 2005 Mustang GT that I did. I bought my entire kit from Kevin Casey at Clevenger Ford. He sends everything down to the rivots required to install the bumper brakets.

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Posted 08 November 2009 - 08:43 AM

Hey, it is easy to tell if it is a real GT 500, all you have to do is look at the VIN, if it is a real GT500, the first eight characters will be 1ZVHT89S if it is a convertible, 1ZVHT88S if it is a coupe. It's not rocket science.


That's good to know! I hope there is a book out there that can decode the VIN's. I like the 1st gen, it was easier to decode than these 17 digit ones.

Thanks for thr info, something to look at if you are in the market for a GT 500

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Posted 08 November 2009 - 08:45 AM

yes, here's my old 2005 Mustang GT that I did. I bought my entire kit from Kevin Casey at Clevenger Ford. He sends everything down to the rivots required to install the bumper brakets.

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That came out Sweet!
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Posted 08 November 2009 - 02:07 PM

That came out Sweet!


Thanks allot SGT-C0056, I really appreciate the kind words.

I bought the car new back in 05 and just sold it a few months back to get the GT500 you see in my sig. The GT had just turned 30,000 miles and it was flawless....I think it's safe to say that even after 4 years, it's exterior was in even better condition than the GT500, only because the GT500 is an 08 and had been sitting around on the floor for several months with every Tom, Dick & Harry touching it...and then you had the cleaning guy that just walks around with some spray bottle and a rag wiping the dust off the cars...can you say scratch...LOL!!

The one thing I wish Shelby would have done is offer the GT500 in Redfire Clearcoat (G2). I truly miss having that color.

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