(approx) 30 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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
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Technical Note. The Lower Grille does not fit the California Special or Shelby GT Mustangs.
Fitment: 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Details
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February 03, 2020
Great for the price
Great product. Looks great easy to install. Paired with the upper grille, makes the car look a lot better.Helpful (0)
September 01, 2019
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 (0)
June 19, 2019
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 websiteHelpful (0)
February 28, 2019
Had to mess with bottom grill a little to get it to fit. But otherwise great looks way cleaner and more mean than stockHelpful (0)
December 18, 2018
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 hahaHelpful (3)
November 27, 2018
Great job as described!! Part came in on time FAST...in stall was easy as described and job took about 15 minutes..Helpful (3)
November 17, 2018
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.Helpful (3)
November 11, 2018
Nice easy install, fit great, and looks very nice.Helpful (3)
November 05, 2018
Bringing Me Back
I have been removing the front grill emblem and GT fog lights on all my Mustangs since 1974. I blacked out behind the grill on my 2006 with this install. Couldn’t be happier. Thanks AMHelpful (4)
October 08, 2018
I’m happy with it and the way it looks is awesome..Helpful (3)
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
Depending on the exact Roush kit used, fitment issues may occur.
The grille is approximately 41" x 7" x 3" (L x W x H). Please note that it is designed to fit the factory front fascia only and is not guarantee to work with an aftermarket bumpers.
The V6 Mustang will not properly allow the fitment for this Modern Billet Retro grilles. Converting to the California Special Bumper will allow the fitment for the upper grille but will not properly fit the lower grille.
This will require the stock lower grille to be installed still as this grille will use the stock lower grille as an attachment point.
The Modern Billet Black Retro Billet Grille will not have the hardware sold separately.
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.
None. I don`t see any difference. I have this grill and it looks great.....
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.
The Modern Billet Black Retro Billet Grille (05-09 GT) will not work as your grill is of a different geometry and because it is a different shape it will not fit. The reason the V6 version won't fit is because of your pony package fog lights. What you need is the Modern Billet Black Pony Package Billet Grille (05-09 V6) (Item #17097) which you can find here: http://www.americanmuscle.com/pony-package-uppergrille-0509.html
(approx) 30 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
What's in the Box
Combo Kit Option:
Upper Grille Option:
Lower Grille Option:
The Lower Grille does not fit the California Special or Shelby GT Mustangs.