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Modern Billet Retro Billet Grille - Black (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
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    Questions & Answers (20)

    5 Top Rated Questions

    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?

    • 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.

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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?

    • 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.

    Helpful (1)

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

    • 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

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    Is it possible to install the lower grille piece without the factory lower grill? I am doing a full rebuild of my front end and do not want to but the lower replacement grille if it is not necessary. (Original lower grille is broken and cannot be reused.)

    • This will require the stock lower grille to be installed still as this grille will use the stock lower grille as an attachment point.

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    Is this a grille that goes over the stock grille or will it bolt straight to the bumper? I just got a CS front bumper for my V6 and am looking for a grille for it

    • This replaces the stock grille and is affixed directly to the bumper. It will not fit California Special models/bumpers.

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    10 More Questions
    Can you purchase just the mounting hardware? I already bought the grill package but the mounting hardware has gone missing. 1 answer
    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. 1 answer
    What's the difference between this and the Roush 9 bar grille other than it being Roush? 2 answers
    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? 1 answer
    Will this grille fit the V6 pony package? I have an 07 v6 with pony package and im wanting to black out my grille. I noticed the V6 version of this grille says it will NOT fit the v6 pony package edition. Wondering if the Gt version is a fit? 1 answer
    i have a 2007GTCS, will the bottom of this grille work with modifications 1 answer
    C/S front bumper lower grille will this lower grille fit on the C/S front bumper cover? if not what lower grilles will 1 answer
    does this grille combo fit the CS front bumper replacement for the v6? including the lower grille 1 answer
    Is this a Bolt on over the OEM Grille? or Does it replace the current one? 3 answers
    v6 with body kit and aftermarket hood I have a 2005 v6 with the duraflex eleanor body kit and cervini ram air hood. Which grill do I use? 1 answer

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    Overall Rating 4.5

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

    Installation Cost:$500-$1000

    • Fit 4.341503 4.3
    • Appearance 4.781485 4.8
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.454473 4.5



    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      July 19, 2018

      Gives a mean look!

      Before I installed the grille, I looked at some installation videos on youtube. Some removed the whole front bumper to remove the grille more easily, some didn't (with more difficulty in my opinion). So I removed the whole thing. Maybe it took me longer to do the whole job, but at least I worked at ease. In order to put the radiator cover back on, I had to bend the short L tabs a little bit and drill new holes in them so the push tabs could fit. It took some time but it was worth it. Gives an incredible badass look to my GT.

      BenF

      Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 12, 2018

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

      Modern Billet Black Retro Billet Grille

      I’m loving it so far, it’s super simple and looks really good!

      Daniel

      Year: 2008 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 01, 2017

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

      Perfect!

      super easy to add, i have the alloy mustang and the grill goes great, solid, great replacment if your looking to get rid of the fog lights, P.S. i put a light bar behind mine, looks good!

      ChrisM

      Year: 2008 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 31, 2017

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

      Modern billet black retro billet grille

      Makes my 2006 v6 mustang look more aggressive. Fit perfect if u take your time and not rush the install.

      Kingtorres

      Year: 2006 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 01, 2017

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

      Black billet grille

      This grille is great. It really improved the look of the vehicle. It took about 25 minutes to install because I put it on wrong and had to do it again. Install time would only have been 5 or ten minutes otherwise. Very happy with it.

      RonD

      Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      August 19, 2017

      Billet grille

      A great addition to any mustang gives it a mean and clean look!

      Cwooten77

      Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 04, 2017

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

      Awesome!

      This grille completely changes up the front end. It looks so menacing and only took me like 20 minutes to install. I would give it a 6/5 if I could. Thanks AM!

      Dylan

      Year: 2008 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      July 18, 2017

      Billet grille

      Very happy all round! Arrived in a timely manner, great instructions for an easy fit and it give me extactly the look I was after. Thanks!

      JoanneB

      Year: 2008 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      July 06, 2017

      Good construction, good price

      I'll star off by saying this grille isn't technically billet. Billet is a solid piece milled to its shape this is extruded aluminum which is lighter and cheaper for them to make. But besides that it's pretty easy to install but the directions can be confusing. The longer U-brackets go on the inside tab holes.

      Connor

      Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

    • 3/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $500-$1000

      July 01, 2017

      CCFL smoked halos

      Couldn't find a shop at all to hook them up. I spent $700 going to different shops trying to hook them up before I found a shop that could

      AngryCustomer

      Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 20, 2017

      Nice Grill

      Fit and finish is spot on and install was fairly straight forward. The main reason for a 4 star rating was that I had missing hardware and they have changed the way the lower grill mounts but never updated the instructions. Overall I am very impressed with the quality considering it is almost half the price of comparable grilles.

      WadeW

      Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 22, 2017

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

      Perfect Grille Change Out

      The grille fit great, and really gave an awesome mean look to the front. Definitely will be buying another one for my other Mustang.

      BradS

      Year: 2009 Submodel: Other

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 10, 2017

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

      Changed the whole look!

      Easy install, took about an hour. Instructions were so/so but it wasn't that bad.

      jrocha81

      Year: 2008 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 02, 2017

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

      Great

      Easy to install and great product. Made my bullitt look great.

      Richard

      Year: 2008 Submodel: Bullitt

      Helpful (2)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      October 17, 2016

      mustang grilles

      the grilles look very nice installed, the screws for the lower grill are too short, they need to be 1.5 inches longer and they will fit, had to use screws I had in my garage, be careful removing the old upper grille, the side tabs can be tricky trying to get them to release.

      Madmax

      Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      July 15, 2016

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

      Awesome

      Ordered this grille, arrived in perfect condition and got it on in about 2 hours. The instructions can be a bit confusing but you'll figure it out in a minute or two. I was reading older reviews and I'm thinking they changed the hardware because it's what I used and the grille is tightly secured.

      Bullitt3161

      Year: 2008 Submodel: Bullitt

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 17, 2016

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

      Awesome

      Great upgrade from stock..looks much more agressive..love it..thanks am

      bab312

      Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 13, 2016

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

      Mean mug black billet grill

      First major cosmetic mod for my mustang i knew i wanted to do before i even got the car. If your looking for something simple to set your car apart from all the others on the street while at the same time making your car look that much meaner and stealthier go for it ! Its a little pricey but i would say its woth it as long as you pay the extra 2/5 bucks at the hardware store for screws that dont suck youll be all set! The instructions also suck but its not rocket science youll be fine the bracket is easy to put together and the grill bolts right on took around an hour a little less with a buddy.

      ProjectAlice

      Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 09, 2016

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

      AWESOMENESS

      Great fit! Easy install! Mean look!! Completely changed the appearance. 2 thumbs up!!!

      WDSanders

      Year: 2008 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      March 03, 2016

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

      Looks great

      The material used to make the grill is heavy duty. The only problem is the screw heads were a little to big to fit between the fins.other wise I would have given it five stars

      Bullittrain

      Year: 2008 Submodel: Bullitt

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