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

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      Review & Installation Video

      Hey I’m Justin with, 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

      Product Information

      Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation


      • 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


      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.

      Modern Billet

      Fitment: 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

      MPN# 17040-3



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      Customer Reviews (100+)

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      Ratings Summary

      4.5 out of 5 overall rating from 100+ customers

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      Installation Cost: $500-$1000

      • April 04, 2020

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

        4 2006 GT - AyAron Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Looks nice

        just a standard billet lower grille, looks better than stock

        Helpful (0)
      • February 28, 2020

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

        5 2006 GT - hocker01 Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour


        super easy install and looks sick! Took me about 30-45 minutes to put both the bottom and top grille in.

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      • February 03, 2020

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

        5 2005 GT - Sbaas0706 Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Great for the price

        Great product. Looks great easy to install. Paired with the upper grille, makes the car look a lot better.

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      • September 01, 2019

        2 2007 GT - BrianB Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Good but problems

        Good construction for the gill, but the clips and screws are garbage, in a week started to drip rust on the grill and on my bumper and not just a little. I guess I have to try and find stainless clips and screws and redo everything.

        Helpful (1)
      • June 19, 2019

        5 2009 GT - CarterC Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Looks even better than expected

        Looks so much better than I expected and WAY better than my sun faded stock GT grille. Install is quick and easy. Maybe 15-20 minutes. In the product pictures is almost looks flat but it comes to a point that lines up with the hood and looks really good. Best ~$100 appearance mod on this website

        Helpful (0)
      • February 28, 2019

        Review shared from Modern Billet Retro Upper and Lower Grille; Black (05-09 GT)

        5 2005 GT - JacobJ Installation Time: Afternoon


        Had to mess with bottom grill a little to get it to fit. But otherwise great looks way cleaner and more mean than stock

        Helpful (0)
      • December 18, 2018

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

        5 2008 GT - jitz47 Installation Time: Afternoon


        Love the grill using it on the lower portion of my Cali Special due to it seems no one make a lower billet grill also I’m customizing it to fit with my agent 47 intakes, second time cut the first one to narrow my bad haha

        Helpful (3)
      • November 27, 2018

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

        5 2005 GT - DavidW Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour


        Great job as described!! Part came in on time stall was easy as described and job took about 15 minutes..

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      • November 17, 2018

        Review shared from Modern Billet Retro Upper and Lower Grille; Black (05-09 GT)

        5 2009 GT - RubinO

        billet grill

        Purchased grills for two reasons, better air flow and looks. Looks good and great air flow, I have a super charger and headers so air flow needed, the factory grill is mostly blocked off, with fog lamps, emblem and a lot of the honey combs are not open. Only one thing is that the lower grills hardware was missing some screws, nuts and brackets. The screws that were supplied the heads would not fit between the bars.

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      • November 11, 2018

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

        5 2006 GT - NicoleF Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Great product!

        Nice easy install, fit great, and looks very nice.

        Helpful (3)

      Questions & Answers (24 answers)

      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.

      Helpful (4) Show 1 more answer

      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 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.

      Helpful (2)

      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 (2)

      I have a 2006 gt ford mustang convertible I am wanting to verify if I can purchase this Black Retro Billet Grille for 05-09 gt and put it on my 06 ford mustang GT that has a "ROUSH" bumper on it.

      • Absolutely will fit with your Roush Front Bumper installed. There are actually several customer submitted images with this grille and the Roush Bumper combo! Looks great!

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      10 More Questions
      Will this work with a roush body kit 1 answer
      What is the exact dimensions of the upper grille? I am about to purchase a Eleanor front bumper and need to know if this will fit. 1 answer
      Im wanting just the upper. Will it fit into a GT/CS? or is there a difference between a GT and a GT/CS grille 0 answer
      I see people who have a v6 and they’re reviewing this. I currently have a v6 but I’m planning to get California Gt bunper for it. Would this be a good purchase for my v6 ? 1 answer
      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.) 1 answer
      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

      Installation & What's in the Box

      Installation Info

      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

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