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Justin: This very popular kit from SpeedForm will help interested 2005 to 2009 owners add a trio of black accent mods to their ride for right around 150 bucks. Now, specifically, this kit will include the black bullet style fuel door, shorty antenna, and last but not least, the black hood pin appearance kit, all of which will be super easy installs. Now, because of that, the site will stick to a run of the mill one at out three wrenches on the difficulty meter and an hour or less to complete from start to finish. But hang with me for a bit and we'll walk you through the job leader in the video. All right. So, what you're looking at here gang is a collection of three parts that the team at SpeedForm assembled to grab at one time based off of some of their more popular stuff. Now, first up, let's talk about my favorite part and that is gonna be the black bullet style fuel door. This is a killer part that, in my opinion, is gonna look good on any color S197. It's just gonna add a little bit more customization to an otherwise forgotten about area. Now, the fuel door itself is gonna be built from durable and lightweight aluminum before being finished off in a gloss black powder coat that will be both stain and weather-resistant. The fuel door will incorporate a magnetic style latch to keep the fuel door shut when needed and will include all of your hardware for a quick and painless install, as again, we'll show you in a little bit.The second part here is something that should come as a welcomed addition to any '05 to '09 Mustang and that is the eight-inch black shorty antenna. Now, this part will replace that ski pole factory antenna which measures just shy of 30 inches in length with a part that is essentially a third of that length, which in turn makes for a huge improvement in styling, but without sacrificing your radio reception. That is very important to point out. Now, the SpeedForm antenna here will screw into place with minimal effort and is also gonna be finished off in the same gloss black as the fuel door for a more consistent look. Last but not least guys, we have the hood pin appearance kit. Now, SpeedForm calls this an appearance kit because these are not functional hood pins, they are purely for aesthetics and require no drilling whatsoever. Now, I'm sure some folks out there might feel a certain way about stick on hood pins, but for the owners who wanna get that style or that look but not have to drill two big holes into your factory or aftermarket hood, these are gonna be a nice compromise. Now, just like the fuel door, the hood pin kit will also include your hardware along with the pre-installed 3M tape on the back here needed for the installation. And that does lead us to possibly the best part about this entire trio of parts is that every single one of them is a breeze to install. So, that's why the site is sticking with a one out of three wrench rating here on the difficulty meter and an hour, but I'd say probably less than that to knock all three out at one time. And to give you a better idea of how easy this one will be and what tools you'll need for the job, here is our detailed walkthrough.Man: Tools used for this installation: Pushpin removal tool, 10-millimeter wrench, eight-millimeter wrench, a pair of vise grips, a quarter-inch drive, 10-millimeter socket, seven-millimeter socket, four-millimeter Allen key, three-millimeter Allen key. Optional is an impact. I used a quarter-inch drill, this is optional as well, I use this on my hood pins, tape measure, and some tape.All right. We're gonna start off on the antenna because that's the easiest one. Now, I've got a 10-millimeter wrench, I'm just gonna loosen this up so we can get it by hand. Just like that. Set this antenna off to the side. And we're gonna start this one and then tighten it up with that eight-mil. And then the gas cover. All right. Moving onto our fuel door, I have a pushpin removal tool. I'm going to remove the strap that holds the gas cap from falling, and that's just a Christmas tree pin deal there. Now, I have a seven-millimeter deep socket, I'm gonna remove the fuel door itself. All right. Now, to get started, we're gonna be removing this little rubber bumper and we have to prep our gas door. Now, what we have to do is remove these two pieces of hardware and loosen up these two on the other side. So, we're gonna remove this one, it's really short. [inaudible 00:04:43] pop out. And that's the short one that goes on the top of the little L bracket that's going to go right here behind it. So, it's gonna be really tough to see on the camera. There's your reference there. There is a long one on the bottom, that one is gonna go right there with the nut behind it. It's an eight-millimeter nut and a four-millimeter Allen key. So, I'm gonna loosen up these guys. The reason why I'm loosening up these are because we have to fit some hardware, the heads of the bolts through those brackets right there. We're gonna loosen up and remove one of these so we can drop this hardware. All right. Now, we're gonna tighten those two back up, put this gas door into place. All right. Now that you have Allen keys in your bracket, we're gonna put our gas door into place. First, those studs we just put on, followed by that bracket. So, the bracket is going to slip in just like this and again, that was that small piece of hardware, we're gonna thread that back in. All right. I'm just going to snug that up. We'll get our final adjustment when all those pieces of hardware are in place. Now, that long one is gonna go on the bottom followed by a nut on the backside. I'm gonna just slide this one up as well. I'm just using my finger. There's a wrench on the backside. Now, the remaining two nuts are gonna go on the backside of those bits of hardware you put through that bracket. All right. Let's just tighten everything back up and make sure everything is where we want it. And we can put our Christmas tree clip back. I'm gonna put it on the backside here that way when we open it. All right. Now, let's move on to the hood latches. All right. Moving onto the hood pins, we're gonna find a spot that we're comfortable with and that we can live with. So, I was thinking somewhere around here due to the fact I know of a place right here where we can run our strap. So, I'm gonna pop the hood right now and show you what I was thinking. You got two 10-millimeter bolts right here and right here that we can utilize. Now, this hole in this end is not big enough for the threads of this, so I am going to drill that out just a little bit to make room. So, let's get our hood pins in our desired location. Wipe this down with our alcohol prep pad so our 3M can stick. All right. So, I have my alcohol prep pad. I'm gonna prep this area right here on both of them and I'm gonna measure it out and get to that step. Just gonna get the wax off now. Just like that and do that on both sides. All right. Now that we have that one roughed in, let me show you how we did it over there. So, I'm gonna be taking measurements from two reference points, front of the hood here and the side of the hood over here. What I'm going for is seven inches from the I [SP] to the bottom of the hood there. We're gonna put our piece of tape there, so hopefully it won't fall again. And then we're gonna be doing 10 inches from the I side of the hood. Gonna put the tape on both sides surrounding that so we can take it that back off. Peel these double sided tape off the back side, the 3M tape, and get these in place. Now, you're gonna wanna hold this there for about 30 seconds just to make sure it's nice and stuck on there. All right. I'm gonna test my bolt and make sure it goes through. Perfect. I'm gonna do that on that one as well. Perfect. Now, let's get this onto the Mustang. All right. Let's put this hood pin into place. So, we'll tighten that down a little bit. Let's close our hood. Test fit those pins. All right. Once you're satisfied with where your hood pins are located, we can remove our tape. All right. That's gonna wrap up my install of the SpeedForm Blackout kit for this Mustang. And for more products and installs like this, keep it here at americanmuscle.com.
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