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#1 OFFLINE   Light66

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 02:19 PM

I suffered a garage door incident on my 08 GT500. The bumper cover and bumper stripe got damaged. I need to remove the cover. Will I be able to reuse all existing fasteners or are there some plastic fasteners that may break along the way that I need to order to reinstall?

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#2 OFFLINE   JeffJ

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 02:32 PM

I just replaced my rear bumper cover on my GT-H a couple months ago (should be same attachments on the 500) and was able to re-use all the fasteners. You will have to re move the inner trunk plastic housings and you will see 4-5 nuts from the inside which attach there (bolts come through from bumper side). There are a couple push pins from underneath on mounting tabs. Once you remove the screws from the wheel liner, the bumper cover un attaches from the sides with a slight pull. The sides snap in to the rear quarters. Wires for the marker lights are attached to the bumper cover fasteners once you pull away, you will have to get to those. I think that was about it.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 02:34 PM

If properly removed and you are careful, most of the time you can reuse them but its not a given. Some times, just because they brake or when refastening them they are loose and will not go back in tightly enough for comfort. Best to check your local auto store, if for no other reason to see who has the size you need.

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Question:
Does anyone really know when all the madness ends? When is enough is enough?
Answer: Never!

 

Car 1: 07 Shelby GT500 SuperSnake - The result of 31 years of not owning a car and living on a Harley
Car 2: 05 F-350 6.0L Just south of 800 foot lbs of torque and 500Hp at the flywheel
Car 3: 64 Comet 5.0L HO 4 speed Automatic Disc Brakes Power steering A/C 8 inch rear-end. Ground up OEM Retro-mod Custom build for my wife
Car 4: 67 Mustang GT FastBack Bone stock with 289 4Barrel front disc brakes 9 inch rear end - Restoration/ Rebuild pending completion of the Comet
Car 5: 2010 fully loaded Mustang GT Black Edition (wives car) with GT500 suspension and custom engine dress up kit flow master mufflers
Car 6: 64 Harley Davidson  Dual-Guild - Sits on a 65 swing-arm frame kick/ electric start with aluminum inner tin outer sitting on a balance and printed engine. Belt drive dual points, four spark plugs, four coils 52 tooth transmission sprocket for unlimited top end and balanced with a Andrews 1st & 3rd power gear set, 4th is for nothing other then endless wide open throttle. Yes this bike flies. The wheels have physically lifted off the ground more then once on the freeway at speeds far north of 100mph. It was clocked running not walking away from a pace car pegging it's speedo at 140mph plus.

 

The story of what this logo represents, it's history, and why this car is.
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In 1976 my 1969 428 SCJ Mach I engine and transmission was inadvertently taken to the junk yard on the back of an Army truck and destroyed while I was away from base on assign duty. When I returned, I to the base auto-shop to complete work on my car I was informed what had happened. Since I only had two weeks left in the service, with enlistment papers in hand I went to the Captain of the base explained the situation and asked to have my engine and transmission repairs or replaced.I was told  - "Son, this is the US Military we don't have to do anything"  after a respectful exchange of words - I respectfully informed the Captain I would not be re-enlisting, removed my signature from the my re-enlistment papers and placed them on his desk.  With less then a week left and heart broken I traded the 69 Mach I body for a Harley Davidson and never looked back.

 

After roaming the east coast for over a year I finally found my way home to the west coast where I continued to live on my Harley until that day in 2007 when I stopped at a dealership and saw my current 2007 Black on  Black Strip Delete Convertible Shelby GT500. It did not take long for that car to get under my skin and after fighting the urge as long as I could I finally gave in and brought my wife to see this car. She immediately realize that owning this car was inevitable; and started negotiated with the dealership before walking away because they would not reduce the price to what was reasonable. 

 

A few weeks later they called her and quoted her a reduced price, again she refused. A week after that they called back and agreed on a reasonable price if we would agree to buy the car right then and there over the phone, we agreed.  After a month of negotiations the dealership trailer-ed the car some 120 plus miles to our door step, papers were signed and payment was rendered, thus the beginning of what was to re-fuel a long lost passion with cars that started in 1964 with a brand new 1964 Mustang V6 manual shift.  Then grew years later to embrace the 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake; after I was my first one in 1975 while in the Military. 
 
So if you ever see this car in person and wonder why anyone would go to the effort and expense of modifying a car to the extent this car is modified; the answer is simple. 
After thirty-one years of living on my Harley, Mr. Carroll Shelby was back in the game and designed a car that sparked a long dead and buried passion that had been festering for thirty-one long years, where by I had Zero interest in cars and no desire to even own one. Since I had  a whole lot of catching up to do, and I wasn't a spring chicken anymore; I went at it with the full unbridled busting loose passion and desire that can only come from being bottled up for thirty-one years. 
 
In 2008 I meant Mr. Shelby in person for the first time in Terlingua Texas. I told him my story, shook his hand, thanked him for getting back into the game and designing the Shelby GT500 that rekindled my passion for cars. 
God bless Mr. Carroll Shelby - January 11, 1923 - May 10, 2012 He may be gone, but not forgotten. 
 
And - Now - You know the story behind the car titled SnakeBite.tn_gallery_10336_1488_11128.jpg    tn_gallery_10336_1488_973517.jpg    tn_gallery_10336_1488_22118.jpg    tn_gallery_10336_1488_45078.jpeg

 


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Posted 15 November 2012 - 02:35 PM

Thank you both. From what I can tell, the body side curved section that wraps around to the front of the car is attached by some sort of friction fit clips. Is that correct?

#5 OFFLINE   JeffJ

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:52 PM

Sorry, I thought you were talking about the rear cover. Now that I re read your post, you're talking about the front. I have mine off right now while installing the intercooler. Yes, the sides are the same as the back cover sides. Once you have all the screws from underneath and the clips on the top, yes, friction clips. Give a little tug from the side and they will unsnap.

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2013 Roush RS - Daily Driver
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1989 AutoKraft/Kenny Brown Short Wheel Base T-bird #001 with a 1969 Supercharged Boss 302 5 speed
1994 AutoKraft Short Wheel Base Lincoln MK VIII #006
2004 Freightliner M2 Business Class Mountain Master Pony Hauler (Both 4 legged and 4 tired!)
1990 7-Up LX 5.0 Convert - Auto (current basket case, building for my daughter's first car)
1969 Datsun 2000 Roadster 5.0 Coyote, PA Auto with paddle shift
1972 Ford F100 Shortbed 390 auto
1951 Ford F6 Dump Truck powered by 1985 Ford roller 5.0, full tilt font, can haul 6 tons of rock and run a 18.0 quarter!
2006 Jeep Commander 4.7 V8 - Wifes driver


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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:09 PM

Jeff I apologize, you are correct it is the rear cover I am talking about.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:28 PM

Ah yea, right in the title. Sorry, I'm being mental. But that's normal!

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2013 Roush RS - Daily Driver
1993 F150 Lightning #711
1989 AutoKraft/Kenny Brown Short Wheel Base T-bird #001 with a 1969 Supercharged Boss 302 5 speed
1994 AutoKraft Short Wheel Base Lincoln MK VIII #006
2004 Freightliner M2 Business Class Mountain Master Pony Hauler (Both 4 legged and 4 tired!)
1990 7-Up LX 5.0 Convert - Auto (current basket case, building for my daughter's first car)
1969 Datsun 2000 Roadster 5.0 Coyote, PA Auto with paddle shift
1972 Ford F100 Shortbed 390 auto
1951 Ford F6 Dump Truck powered by 1985 Ford roller 5.0, full tilt font, can haul 6 tons of rock and run a 18.0 quarter!
2006 Jeep Commander 4.7 V8 - Wifes driver


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Posted 15 November 2012 - 05:28 PM

Go to your nearest harbour freight store and pick up a set of plastic pin removers (set of 5) they will make the job sooooo much eaiser and less chances of scratches.

Edit for link. Here is the set I was referring to: http://www.harborfre...-set-67021.html

Edited by Firekiller, 15 November 2012 - 05:34 PM.


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Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:11 PM

Go to your nearest harbour freight store and pick up a set of plastic pin removers (set of 5) they will make the job sooooo much eaiser and less chances of scratches.

Edit for link. Here is the set I was referring to: http://www.harborfre...-set-67021.html

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Build completed on 02/16/07 at Auto Alliance International - Convertible - RagTop - Hardtop
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With in the Fellowship of all car enthusiasts, there is a need for speed that cannot be denied, cannot be contained and will never be satisfied. We will continue to improve and refine, pushing forward in relentless effort to redefine limits beyond expectation.In the world of the true car enthusiast, There is no such belief that it can't be done, only the belief that "If you can imagine it, you can make it happen" JRC
 
Question:
Does anyone really know when all the madness ends? When is enough is enough?
Answer: Never!

 

Car 1: 07 Shelby GT500 SuperSnake - The result of 31 years of not owning a car and living on a Harley
Car 2: 05 F-350 6.0L Just south of 800 foot lbs of torque and 500Hp at the flywheel
Car 3: 64 Comet 5.0L HO 4 speed Automatic Disc Brakes Power steering A/C 8 inch rear-end. Ground up OEM Retro-mod Custom build for my wife
Car 4: 67 Mustang GT FastBack Bone stock with 289 4Barrel front disc brakes 9 inch rear end - Restoration/ Rebuild pending completion of the Comet
Car 5: 2010 fully loaded Mustang GT Black Edition (wives car) with GT500 suspension and custom engine dress up kit flow master mufflers
Car 6: 64 Harley Davidson  Dual-Guild - Sits on a 65 swing-arm frame kick/ electric start with aluminum inner tin outer sitting on a balance and printed engine. Belt drive dual points, four spark plugs, four coils 52 tooth transmission sprocket for unlimited top end and balanced with a Andrews 1st & 3rd power gear set, 4th is for nothing other then endless wide open throttle. Yes this bike flies. The wheels have physically lifted off the ground more then once on the freeway at speeds far north of 100mph. It was clocked running not walking away from a pace car pegging it's speedo at 140mph plus.

 

The story of what this logo represents, it's history, and why this car is.
tn_gallery_10336_1488_361.jpg
In 1976 my 1969 428 SCJ Mach I engine and transmission was inadvertently taken to the junk yard on the back of an Army truck and destroyed while I was away from base on assign duty. When I returned, I to the base auto-shop to complete work on my car I was informed what had happened. Since I only had two weeks left in the service, with enlistment papers in hand I went to the Captain of the base explained the situation and asked to have my engine and transmission repairs or replaced.I was told  - "Son, this is the US Military we don't have to do anything"  after a respectful exchange of words - I respectfully informed the Captain I would not be re-enlisting, removed my signature from the my re-enlistment papers and placed them on his desk.  With less then a week left and heart broken I traded the 69 Mach I body for a Harley Davidson and never looked back.

 

After roaming the east coast for over a year I finally found my way home to the west coast where I continued to live on my Harley until that day in 2007 when I stopped at a dealership and saw my current 2007 Black on  Black Strip Delete Convertible Shelby GT500. It did not take long for that car to get under my skin and after fighting the urge as long as I could I finally gave in and brought my wife to see this car. She immediately realize that owning this car was inevitable; and started negotiated with the dealership before walking away because they would not reduce the price to what was reasonable. 

 

A few weeks later they called her and quoted her a reduced price, again she refused. A week after that they called back and agreed on a reasonable price if we would agree to buy the car right then and there over the phone, we agreed.  After a month of negotiations the dealership trailer-ed the car some 120 plus miles to our door step, papers were signed and payment was rendered, thus the beginning of what was to re-fuel a long lost passion with cars that started in 1964 with a brand new 1964 Mustang V6 manual shift.  Then grew years later to embrace the 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake; after I was my first one in 1975 while in the Military. 
 
So if you ever see this car in person and wonder why anyone would go to the effort and expense of modifying a car to the extent this car is modified; the answer is simple. 
After thirty-one years of living on my Harley, Mr. Carroll Shelby was back in the game and designed a car that sparked a long dead and buried passion that had been festering for thirty-one long years, where by I had Zero interest in cars and no desire to even own one. Since I had  a whole lot of catching up to do, and I wasn't a spring chicken anymore; I went at it with the full unbridled busting loose passion and desire that can only come from being bottled up for thirty-one years. 
 
In 2008 I meant Mr. Shelby in person for the first time in Terlingua Texas. I told him my story, shook his hand, thanked him for getting back into the game and designing the Shelby GT500 that rekindled my passion for cars. 
God bless Mr. Carroll Shelby - January 11, 1923 - May 10, 2012 He may be gone, but not forgotten. 
 
And - Now - You know the story behind the car titled SnakeBite.tn_gallery_10336_1488_11128.jpg    tn_gallery_10336_1488_973517.jpg    tn_gallery_10336_1488_22118.jpg    tn_gallery_10336_1488_45078.jpeg

 


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Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:08 AM

Go to your nearest harbour freight store and pick up a set of plastic pin removers (set of 5) they will make the job sooooo much eaiser and less chances of scratches.

Edit for link. Here is the set I was referring to: http://www.harborfre...-set-67021.html


Thank you for the fine advice. Will do that.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 04:34 AM

There is the cover and a frame to support it that is factory pop riveted together. You can only buy them separately as of a couple years ago. If you are going to repair your existing bumper then no sweat. But if you end up replacing your bumper cover then you can drill out the pop rivets and reattach to your new cover. But the holes in the plastic get a bit enlarged from the rivets. So I would advise biting the bullet and getting the cover, frame and rivets from Ford and doing it all fresh. BTW the wiring harness you need to move over is only about $15 from Ford if your clips get a bit munched. Also, be careful about reusing the nuts that attach the frame to the body that you access from inside the trunk. They are a nut with a captive washer that is packed with sealant from the factory. They are cheap and the sealant keeps water from getting into your trunk so you might consider replacing those too, or at least adding some sealant to them when you bolt it up. Also don't go gorilla when you tighten them or all you will do is distort the body.

Edited by SkyPilot, 03 December 2012 - 04:44 AM.


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Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:31 AM

There is the cover and a frame to support it that is factory pop riveted together. You can only buy them separately as of a couple years ago. If you are going to repair your existing bumper then no sweat. But if you end up replacing your bumper cover then you can drill out the pop rivets and reattach to your new cover. But the holes in the plastic get a bit enlarged from the rivets. So I would advise biting the bullet and getting the cover, frame and rivets from Ford and doing it all fresh. BTW the wiring harness you need to move over is only about $15 from Ford if your clips get a bit munched. Also, be careful about reusing the nuts that attach the frame to the body that you access from inside the trunk. They are a nut with a captive washer that is packed with sealant from the factory. They are cheap and the sealant keeps water from getting into your trunk so you might consider replacing those too, or at least adding some sealant to them when you bolt it up. Also don't go gorilla when you tighten them or all you will do is distort the body.


Thank you for your input also about the sealant. I just received the Harbor Freight molding tools. I have a scratch on the bumper that must be repaired. Garage doors can be very painful to a GT500. So my plan is to remove the cover only, then have it repaired / cleared.




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