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Modern Billet Black Retro Billet Grille (05-09 GT)

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Features, Video & Details

  • Aggressive Styling
  • Deletes Fog Lights and Pony Emblem
  • Billet Aluminum Construction
  • Black Powdercoat Finish
  • Upper Replacement Grille
  • Lower Overlay Grille
  • Sold Separately or as a Combo Kit
  • Fits 2005-2009 GT Mustangs

Review & Installation Video

Review & Install Video

Hey I’m Justin with AmericanMuscle.com, and I’m taking a closer look at Modern Billet™s retro style upper and lower Billet grilles, fitting your 05-09 Mustang GT, available in your choice of either polished, or black. As you may have guessed from the name, Modern Billet™ is a company that specializes in making a number of different styling accessories for your Mustang, using nothing but quality T6 Billet aluminum. These upper and lower grille options are a great way to change up the look of a front end, while keeping people guessing at the same time. The reason I say that is, because as you can see with this upper grille, it totally deletes both those telltale GT fog lights and that iconic running Pony emblem. Both grille options are constructed using 100% Billet aluminum, and as I mentioned earlier are available in 2 different finishes. We do have a polished option, or a slightly more stealthy gloss black finish shown installed on our 06 GT behind me. Even though we have the upper and lower grilles paired up in this video they are available separately, so for instance if you just wanted to go with the Billet upper grille, and leave the lower portion stock you totally could, however if you dig the look of both grilles together like we have installed on our 06 GT behind me, then you’ll actually save yourself a few bucks by purchasing both at the same time. If you love the retro styling a Billet grille offers but you really want to nail that retro look even more, then you might want to add the optional tri bar Pony emblem, available on a dropdown menu located on this product page. As for the install, we’re calling each grille about 30 minutes from start to finish, but your method will vary slightly depending on which grille you’re installing. For instance the upper grille is a complete replacement meaning you have to completely remove the factory grille first before getting started installing the new Billet grille. On the other hand that lower grille is an overlay meaning it simply attaches to the lower portion of your factory grille. So if you dig the retro look a Billet grille tends to offer, and you want to completely change up the look of your GT, then you have to check out one of these Billet grille options from Modern Billet™, available right here at AmericanMuscle.com

Aggressive Upper Grille. Add on the Shelby GT intimidation to your GT Mustang with the Modern Billet Retro Upper Grille. Featuring a 9-bar design, this aggressive black upper grille is designed to fully replace your factory grille for a seamless exterior appearance.

Matching Lower Grille. The optional Black Lower Billet Grille is the perfect complement to the Upper Grille, giving your Mustang a complete appearance upgrade. Featuring a 8-bar design, the Lower Grille is an overlay that will easily attach over the factory lower grille.

Quality Construction. Designed with the original OEM CAD data from Ford to ensure a perfect fit, both the upper and lower grilles are constructed from strong lightweight billet aluminum that is completed in a durable semi-gloss black powdercoated finish for an aggressive appearance and corrosion resistance.

Application. These Modern Billet Black Retro Billet Grilles are designed to fit the 2005-2009 GT Mustang. The Upper and Lower Grilles are available separately or together as a Combo Kit. Please select from the ordering options above.

Technical Note. The Lower Grille does not fit the California Special or Shelby GT Mustangs.

Fitment: 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Details

What's in the Box

Combo Kit Option:

  • (1) Upper Grille
  • (1) Lower Grille
  • Mounting Hardware

Upper Grille Option:

  • (1) Upper Grille
  • Mounting Hardware

Lower Grille Option:

  • (1) Lower Grille
  • Mounting Hardware
Installation Info
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • Bullitt - 08, 09
  • GT - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09

The Lower Grille does not fit the California Special or Shelby GT Mustangs.

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5/5
easy install

install was super easy fits great and looks amazing

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5/5
Great!

I had this grill installed on my California Special front bumper and it deffinately makes the difference in the look of the front end

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Overall Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars
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17 Questions / 9 Answers

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Can you keep the fog lights hidden behind this grill? I'd like to retain my fog lights for usability, but smoke them out so they 'disappear' behind this billet grill. Is that possible with this combo kit?

FN2008GT

  • You may have to create a custom bracket to hold the foglights in place behind the grill. You may be able to do this using parts from your old grill.

    03SVTsnake

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i bought this grille, i want to put my fog lights behind the grille, but a friend told me it wouldn't work with this grille, so will it work?

greenmachine

  • It can be done however you've got to be a little creative. I personally used black zip ties to hold them to the grille and it worked out great.

    KenobiGT

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Black it out? Does anyone know of a good idea, of how you could black this grill out? (Not see engine bay)

BlakeBrennan

  • Get yourself a screen door and cut out the surface are you want to cut and slide it in behind the grille and screw the screws through the screen itself. Also I had painted everything behind the screen black as well using some Scrotch bright to sand it and simple Black Paint from a car parts store

    RooBiKz

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I have the halo fog lights and I was curious if they could mount behind the upper billet grille. Reason I am asking is because in the picture of the grille it looks like there is mounting slots for the fogs, but I just wanted to confirm.

alex

  • You will not be able to mount fog lights with the Modern Billet Black Retro Billet Grille. There is no mounting points for the fog lights on the new grille.

    SalC7

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What's the difference between this and the Roush 9 bar grille other than it being Roush?

Zclaypoole95

  • None. I don`t see any difference. I have this grill and it looks great.....

    jerry56

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i ordered this grille last night and realized the lower grille is longer than the opening in my bumper. i have a 2007 shelby gt not a gt500. will this grille work for my application? or will it have to be modified? if not do you offer a lower grille to fit my application?

spiderman

  • AM has THE BEST customer service. If nothing else I am sure they will set you up right and get you the right part ! AM customer care is the best I have ever dealt with.

    chriscarr86

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Overall Rating 4.4

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

  • Fit 4.339175 4.3
  • Appearance 4.779964 4.8
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.441567 4.4



  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    April 19, 2013

    Review from Modern Billet Black Billet Grille - Lower (05-09 GT)

    easy install

    install was super easy fits great and looks amazing

    tomm99

    Year: 2005 Submodel: GT Manalapan Township, NJ, USA

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    January 27, 2012

    Review from Modern Billet Black Retro Billet Grille - Upper (05-09 GT)

    Great!

    I had this grill installed on my California Special front bumper and it deffinately makes the difference in the look of the front end

    Dbngfreak92

    Year: 2006 Submodel: V6

    Helpful (2)

  • 4/5

    February 22, 2011

    Blacked out GT/CS

    Very nice grille and the quality seems pretty sturdy time will tell, the instructions like someone else said are garbage the pictures for the install are tiny if you wear glasses i would suggest you were them if you dont wear glasses get a maginfien glass to be able to see the example pictures, the fit does not match the fit of the model car for this item there is a half inch gap between the bumper and the bottom bar. I posted a picture of my stang and it does look amazing, you will love the look, you will just have to get over some of the small quirks ill give it 4*

    Javier

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  • 3/5

    July 07, 2010

    Review from Modern Billet Black Retro Billet Grille - Combo (05-09 GT)

    Upper Grille

    Was not very impressed with the hardware that came with the grille. The screws to hold in the "L" brackets were too small. The heads of the screws would slip right through the slots of the "L" brackets when they were tightened. Using some of my own small washers helped in some areas, but the screws were too short in others. I was also missing one of the "tab" washers/plates and ended up just making my own. The actual grill was pretty good quality and had a nice finish.

    Matt

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    January 30, 2011

    Very Nice

    This grille really cleans up the front of the car in my opinion. It's a fine grille and, if you're like me and liked the Roush 9-Bar Billet but weren't quite up to shelling out $300, this is a very nice similar piece that does not sacrifice quality while staying at half the price.

    Colleen

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  • 5/5

    March 23, 2010

    Overall good buy

    Just installed the grille tonite, and looks great! The hardware was good, and the screws were the correct size...they did not slide through the holes as previous reviews stated. Everything worked as should and bolted on nice and securely. As far as money goes, this would be the best grille you could buy at this price. My only word of advice is to make sure when you remove your factory grill, your bumper is not scratched up underneath. This grille will not cover all of the scratches.

    Scott

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    January 28, 2012

    Review from Modern Billet Black Billet Grille - Lower (05-09 GT)

    This has the best

    Thank you American Muscle for you attention and quality of its products and the most important speed for the sent. Again thank you for you support. Leandro Estrada Miami

    Blacklabel

    Year: 2007 Submodel: GT Miami

    Helpful (3)

  • 5/5

    November 12, 2009

    Can't get a better deal

    Installed this grill on a car and it was a great fit. I was really suprised about the quality and fit for only half the price of similar grills. Liked it so much I have one coming for my personal car now. The screw heads are too small and go right through the mounting holes, but not a big deal just make a trip to the hardware store.

    Jeff

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 27, 2013

    GT Grille for Roush Fascia V6

    Got this grille to go with my v6 to roush conversion. Grille looks great but came bent. American muscle made it right. works great for the roush fascia on a v6.

    Copefan08

    Year: 2006 Submodel: V6 Wisconsin

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 26, 2012

    Review from Modern Billet Black Billet Grille - Lower (05-09 GT)

    Easy installation

    Was very easy to take off the OEM grill. The new grill went on easily with no problems. It looks great and completes the car. Love it.

    grunt0302

    Year: 2005 Submodel: GT Yucca Valley, CA

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  • 5/5

    April 26, 2011

    Review from Modern Billet Black Billet Grille - Lower (05-09 GT)

    Black Mustang Billet Lower Grille (05-09 GT)

    Awesome! Looks great and was easy to install.

    Don B

    Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

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  • 4/5

    March 16, 2011

    Review from Modern Billet Black Billet Grille - Lower (05-09 GT)

    Decent product

    Grille arrived in perfect condition. Was not a direct overlay for the lower grille though. When installed the left and right sides of the grille stuck out about half an inch and looked terrible. Pulle the grille off and bent it a little bit over my knee in the center and reinstalled. To me its not perfect but nobody has seemed to notice that it still sticks out a little bit.

    Chris

    Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

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  • 4/5

    January 19, 2011

    Stack Racing Fog light delete grille

    I received this grill as a christmas present and was excited to install it. The accociated hardware was not the easiest to work with but with a litte muscle can be installed. BEWARE that I checked it again after around 2 weeks of being on the car and ALL the hardware (bolts and nuts) have started to rust so now on my black car there are pockmarks of redish orange, could probably be painted over but take this into consideration when purchasing this grille

    Gabriel

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  • 5/5

    June 08, 2011

    love it

    I love the look this upper and lower grille set gives my car. It was a bit of a pain to install, but worth every minute spent.

    Rob D.

    Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    January 23, 2012

    Review from Modern Billet Black Retro Billet Grille - Upper (05-09 GT)

    Awesome Look

    I bought this upper grille along with the pony emblem for my gtcs front bumper. The grille fit perfectly and looks amazing however the instructions that came with it are incorrect, as well as the photos being too small to see. The hardware provided doesn't fit the brackets but I just used regular nuts and bolts instead. Overall an awesome purchase that I would make again.

    BlakeN

    Year: 2008 Submodel: V6 Charlotte, NC

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    February 23, 2014

    Review from Modern Billet Black Retro Billet Grille - Combo (05-09 GT)

    quality fit and finish

    The quality fit and finish was very good! i had purchased to replace the previous billet polished grill that was unbelievable stolen off my Mustang ! I looked at my car in shock and disbelief !! i went to American Muscle site and and found this black grill and decided to give it a try. The mustang now has a sinister look and stance! a friend of mine and i installed in about 2 hrs as i have a cervini front end on my car, some mod's had to be made. However when we were done he comented "They did you a favor stealing that grill" I dropped the top drove home , Big smile! Thank You American Muscle !!!

    PLOVE

    Year: 2008 Submodel: V6 Phoenix, AZ, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 02, 2012

    Review from Modern Billet Black Retro Billet Grille - Upper (05-09 GT)

    Best Grille Out There, Hands Down.

    So I just got a new gt style front bumper and for the past 3 weeks I've been looking at a decent amount of grilles. This one was by far the best around. I would recommend this to anyone looking to upgrade their grille. Not only is it amazing looking, but it's also really simple to install. 5/5.

    RonJ19

    Year: 2008 Submodel: V6 New Jersey

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 24, 2012

    Review from Modern Billet Black Billet Grille - Lower (05-09 GT)

    Finish is great but..!

    The grill is great! but the hardware easy to get rust!. In appearance once the grill installed superior the OEM grill it not easy to access to get the proper clean look. Specially in my dusty area.

    ZeroG

    Year: 2006 Submodel: GT ksa

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  • 3/5

    March 28, 2010

    GT/CS

    I love this grill, it makes the car look even more aggressive and stylish. Very nice peace. But the instructions and hardware provided are GARBAGE.

    Moose

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    April 19, 2013

    Review from Modern Billet Black Billet Grille - Lower (05-09 GT)

    Looks great!

    The grille fit perfect took only bout 30 minutes with the right tools ' the pony emblem still shows a little bit through if u look hard Inoff. Great product thanks to AM

    Bren

    Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

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