(approx) 1 Hour
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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- How to Install an Eleanor Style Honeycomb Grille on Your 2005-2009 Mustang GT
Hey what’s up guys, I’m Justin from AmericanMuscle.com, and this is our appearance bolt on build up for all 05-09 Mustang GTs. The idea with this build up was to take our stock 07 GT, pick out some of our favorite appearance parts, as well as some top rated customer picks, and combine them to form the ultimate appearance package, to totally transform our GT. Some of these parts include a new set of AM wheels, some styling parts from MMD, some AmericanMuscle graphics, and some new lighting from Raxiom to name a few. It’s safe to say any one of these mods would be a welcome addition to any 05-09 GT, and for a complete list of mods used check out the bolt on built up page for 05-09 GTs. But there are a few parts that we think really set this ride off, and completely change the attitude so let’s check them out. So up front we went ahead and installed these really cool Raxiom pre-painted bucket lights, these lights really compliment that cool retro 60’s vibe of these 05-09 Mustangs. They even took it a step further with these pre-painted buckets. As you can see behind me on this pre-painted GT, they really flow well with the lines of this car. The install itself isn’t too bad, it should only take you about an hour, and that’s only because you have to pop the front bumper off. After that they’re completely plug and play. These are one of our favorite appearance parts and are also a top rated customer part as well. Next thing I want to hit is one of the easiest ways to completely change the look of your car, without paint. We put on a set of these matte black AmericanMuscle graphics lemans stripes, to really give us that race car look. You’ve probably seen these race stripes on just about every car you can think of, and I think you’ll agree with me when I say they look right at home here on our Mustang. One of the coolest dress up parts on our Mustang GT has to me these MMD retro style mirrors. These mirrors are a total throwback to the 60’s and 70’s Mach 1, and feature that really cool Bullitt shape, that flows extremely well with some of our other retro parts on this car. The mirrors are available in an unpainted black finish which looks great on its own, or a pre-painted options like our torch red here. As for the install itself, you need to transfer the mirror motors and the harness over to the new housing, but after that it’s a piece of cake, should only take you about an hour. Alright, we saved the best part for last. We’ve got a whole new set of staggered deep dish Bullitt wheels with an 18x9 up front, and an 18x10 out the back. This is probably one of the coolest Mustang wheels of all time, and is by far and away our most popular wheel and setup here on the site. That staggered look combined with the deep dish option, is a real final compliment to the aggressive lines of this car. Doesn’t get any more retro than that. With this bolt on build ups the goal was to take a pack of appearance parts that would take any 05-09 GT to the next level, by putting all these parts on our stock looking 07 GT, we were able to really nail that retro vibe. The best part is, these parts can be installed by anyone, in the comforts of your own garage. Be sure to check out some of our other 05-09 bolt on build ups where we tackle the handling, help give our GT more power and help get it off the line.
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Technical Note. Some modifications may be required to the grille or your Mustangs front bracing for proper installation of this Eleanor style grille.
Fitment: 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Details
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January 08, 2020
Good value and looks. Good quality. Minor mod required to eliminate interference with structure behind grill.Helpful (1)
December 26, 2019
Great looking product, Seems really solid and would hold up. Fitment was horrible, wouldn’t lock ito tabs. Large gap between bottom and bumper cover. Brackets on fog lights make contact with core support pushing top of grill outward. I’m not going to make it fit and re installed my original grill.Helpful (1)
November 05, 2019
Looks great but absolutely awful fitment.
Straight forward install, as with any grille on the 05-09, but good lord is the fitment BAD! I mean BAD! There are gaps near the bumper pillar and along the bottom (between the grille and the bumper). Also the fog light brackets needed to be cut slightly to fit along the frame... I love the look of the grille and from afar, it looks pretty seamless but up close those gaps just ruin the look. I may be able to use a heat gun and bend it into place but I shouldn't have to do that for something that cost me 100 dollars. Come on guys...Helpful (1)
August 03, 2019
Stettler Scotts review
Looks great, gives the car an aggressive look. Fairly easy to instalHelpful (0)
April 29, 2019
08 mustang gt
This grill looks so good on the car. So much better looking compared to the stock grill.Helpful (0)
April 29, 2019
Item is easy to install. I do have to agree with others that pointed out some trimming is needed on the light brackets in order to get it to really fit right. Not hard, but kind of annoying.Helpful (0)
April 07, 2019
This grille really switches the look of the Mustang to a stealth fighter. Fits well and seems to be of good quality.Helpful (0)
April 06, 2019
Have to trim the rad support area, trim the fog light holders and movethe horn. It the barely fit until all this is done. Not impressed.Helpful (0)
March 02, 2019
Not impressed with the fitment, when i first installed my fog lights into the grill, they had an excessive gap and looked like my fog lights were cross eyed, after cutting down the screw bosses for the fog light brackets, the lights sit nice and flush, this took some time, then when i went to install the grill the fog light brackets hit the core support, so i trimmed bracket as much as i could and it still hit still hit, i had to trim approximately 1/16 off of the core support bracket. after the grill was installed, the tabs wouldn't lock into the bumper, after some manipulation i was able to get them to lock in, Im not happy with the fit. what should of taken an hour tops ended up taking about 2 1/2 hrs, do buy if your not willing to put in the time to make it fit!!!Helpful (3)
February 25, 2019
ELEANOR GRILL INSTALL
GRILL WAS NICE FOR MONEY. BUT DID NOT FIT AS TIGHT TO BUMPER AS OEM ONE. 1/4 GAP. ALSO I HAVE GT MUSTANG AND HAD TO CUT INTO FRONT FRAME TO FIT THE FOG LIGHTS. NOT MUCH BUT STILL COST ME 1 HOUR EXTRA. AFTER THAT WAS HAPPY WITH IT. THEY SHOULD POST YOU WILL HAVE TO CUT INTO FRAME .Helpful (1)
The grille won't fit in to the spot because the fog mounts keep hitting the core support, what's the best way around this?
Please contact our Customer Service Department so that we may best assist you with the issues you are experiencing with the SpeedForm Eleanor Style Honeycomb Grille.
Do you have to take the bumper off to install this?
No, the Eleanor Style Honeycomb Grille will not require removal of the bumper for install. The install guide can be found here: https://lib.americanmuscle.com/files/94439.pdf.
Would this grill be compatible on a V6 when the California Special GT Front Bumper Cover is installed?
Yes this will fit perfectly with the GT/CS bumper.
will eleanor S.H. grille w/ fog lites connect up to my bullitt stang as I don't have factory fog lite wiring.
Yes it will fit but you'll need to wire it for the fog lights.
Is there a lower grille that goes with this, and where would I find it? Thanks.
No these will not fit 2018 models.
The Raxiom Plug and Play fog lights should work with the harness extensions that come with this kit.
There is no emblem specifically inetnded for installation on the SpeedForm Eleanor Style Honeycomb Grille. However customer shave had success with the installation of the following Tri-Bar Running Pony Emblem with this grille,https://www.americanmuscle.com/tribar-grille-emblem.html
The SpeedForm Eleanor Style Honeycomb Grille and other GT grilles will not fit your V6 properly without the use of a GT bumper, as the grille pillars on the GT and V6 bumpers are different.
From my understanding, there is a difference in fitment between the GT grille and the V6 grille due to the different front fascias.
Unless you have upgraded the front fascia to a GT level this will not fit on your V6.
The SpeedForm Eleanor Style Honeycomb Grille is not designed to accept the Modern Billet Running Pony Tri-Bar Grille Emblem. Modification to the grille, or extending the mounting hardware is required to mount these two together.
After removing the radiator cover, you must first locate the eight plastic tabs that hold in the stock grill and remove this. You may then need to bend the “female” part of the tab over the “male” portion to free the grill itself. This is described in further detail along with pictures in the install guide located here: https://www.americanmuscle.com/eleanor-grille-0509gt-install.html
Unfortunately, we currently do not offer the SpeedForm Eleanor Style Honeycomb Grille with the Tri-Bar Pony emblem. However, we do have numerous grilles that allow for both fog lights and the emblem, you can find those here: https://www.americanmuscle.com/05-07-mustang-grills.html#shop-by1
(approx) 1 Hour
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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