What have you done to your mustang today?

Discussion in 'Mustang Chit Chat' started by *JZ*, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. Juice

    Juice forum member

    Prepping for Watkins Glen.
    14" rotors front and rear.
    New water pump, new radiator (warranty replacement)
    WGI event is just a few weeks away in May.
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  2. AHaze

    AHaze Member

    Not mine but finished installing the long tubes on a friend's '14 complete with changing the collector flanges to v-bands. Was my first time doing LTs on a Coyote and while it was more of a pain in the ass than a 3V, it wasn't "I'll never do that again" difficult. I was able to use the OE studs, just had to cut down one on each side. Swapped in some polyurethane engine mounts while we were in there. Now he can finish installing his shiny new Paxton.
  3. Forty61

    Forty61 forum member

    Loaned it to my parents while they’re in town! My Dad usually drives a very sedate, luxurious Mercedes so watching him get in and drive a beat-up, cammed, stick-shift Mustang is a little humorous.
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  4. JEWC_Motorsports

    JEWC_Motorsports S197 Junkie S197 Team Member

    Finally ordered a new VIS hood.
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  5. crjackson

    crjackson Member

    Broke The Law. :rotflmao:
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  6. XJCasper

    XJCasper forum member

    Which one?

    Used to have a VIS Invader hood on a 02' Sentra Spec V. Looked freaking phenomenal. Now I never see the SE-Rs, wish I had kept mine.
  7. 07 Boss

    07 Boss Senior Member

    It should go on pretty evenly if you're holding the sprayer perdindicular to the grill and not too close. If you attack it at an angle it wikll require more passes and you may get some build up on the leading edges, Perpindicular and light coats.

    You're never going to avoid chipping. My lower grill has been painted twice and my upper once. They are not the stock honeycomb but they get chewed up from debris.
  8. GriffX

    GriffX Member

    So far I cleaned the grill, which was a pain by itself. I probably will use plastidip on the honeycombs and paint for the outer panels and the foglight housings (faded most).
  9. XJCasper

    XJCasper forum member

    FYI... another thing I just remembered....

    The VIS hood I had. Did not line up correctly
    I had to drill and Dremel out the Sentra hinges to get the hood to fit. On my car, and eventually the guys car I sold it to. Only sold it at tge point I knew I was gonna sell the car. Dang I miss that car. For a Sentra Spec V, it looked so evil.

    I want pics posted when you get the install done.
  10. JEWC_Motorsports

    JEWC_Motorsports S197 Junkie S197 Team Member

    Its their carbon fiber cowl hood. It better fit for the price or its going back lol.
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  11. GriffX

    GriffX Member

    Painted the border and fog lights of the upper grill with plastic primer + 3 coats of Dupli Color gloss black.
    Wasn't able to clean the honeycombs enough to paint them too. Compared to the lower it looks good.
    Will paint the lower later, was not able to remove it from the front alone. grill-upper.jpg
  12. JEWC_Motorsports

    JEWC_Motorsports S197 Junkie S197 Team Member

    Is it sacrilege to paint a carbon fiber hood? Asking for a friend.
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  13. Mach2burnout

    Mach2burnout 05 Redfire GT

    It’s your/their hood. Do what you want. I personally can’t stand the look of CF. If I had one I’d paint it.

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  14. XJCasper

    XJCasper forum member

    You fo you. I thought of painting part of a carbon fiber hood. Leaving the scoop area exposed. After installing, decided it wasn't needed on that car.
  15. Horsn_Around

    Horsn_Around Member

    Dropped it.
    • Sportlines
    • Koni Yellows
    • BMR panhard
    • Specialty Products caster camber plates
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  16. Gabe

    Gabe Whippled Coyote

    Changed the oil in both Mustangs and my Tundra.
    Reminded myself to order new drain plugs for both Mustangs and really look into getting the Steeda jacking rails for the Shelby too.
    My mustang is so much easier to lift because I have those things, it drives me crazy lifting the Shelby without them.




    The Shelby was last, and I fully enjoyed backing it back into the garage (exhaust video) :D

    Last edited: Apr 24, 2023
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  17. WJBertrand

    WJBertrand forum member

    Changed the cabin air filter. I have the AM hood struts so in the past always had to remove the lower bracket to get the cowl cover off to access the filter.

    This time I had another idea. I activated the wipers and turned off the key with the wipers still up on the windshield. With the wiper arm out of the way I was able to lift the cowl up from the other end and slide it out from under the bracket. Easy as pie. Don’t know why I haven’t tried this before!

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  18. moooosestang

    moooosestang Member

    vinyl wrapped my trunk. going to do the hood soon and around the tail lights and top of the rear bumper. Hadn't planned to do around the tail lights. but i backed into a shopping cart the other day so now i kinda have too.
  19. Samos3

    Samos3 Member

    Finished replacing ALL of the coolant/heater hoses, water pump, water pump nipple, and thermostat.
    Bought all of it a year ago and finally got to it. 207k and the hoses and coolant looked...factory.
    In addition, over the past year, I found two separate guys that installed Roush superchargers on their cars, a 2010 and a 2008, back when they were a year or two old and around 11k miles. They both still had their original intake manifolds complete with throttlebodies, tps, charge motion motors, injectors and rails.
    Bought the 2010 manifold and some other parts for $(redacted). Bought the 2008 for $(less than redacted). With the 2008, I also got coolant and powersteering reservoirs also with only 11k on them. AND a nice Powered By Ford intake cover.
    So I swapped in the nicest parts while doing the hoses.
    And an oil change.
    It's not all nice and new, but it does look better. I also have a new OEM radiator cover, that goes on when completely done.

    Before (minus the intake cover):


    Now if I just knew someplace where there might be people interested in the leftover low-mileage parts.....


  20. moooosestang

    moooosestang Member

    wrapped my hood yesterday. wasn't that hard. hoodwrap3.jpg
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