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72 Grandé front grill conversion?
#1
I have the 72 Grandé and I wanted to change all the front grill stuff

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to the 72 Mach 1 look with the yellow sport lamps etc...

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Can someone give me an idea what this entails and is it a pretty simple conversion?

My current Mustangs 2012 Shelby GT500 & 1972 Mustang Grandé 351C
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#2
Grill support bracket requires the extension, new hood and fender extensions, grill, grill lights, and bumper...not sure but I think the bumpers will use the same backing plate and supports...oh and the grill light wiring. should be able to do it in a day if you are handy. If I missed anything someone should catch it
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#3
I did the conversion on mine.
The grille is a simple swap. I got mine from CJPonyparts. Check different suppliers as prices vary. Also check whether the sport lamps are included or not.
The rings around the headlights are the same.
You don't need new fender extensions and hood molding, I simply had mine painted.
Now the bumper is another question. Those urethane bumpers are pretty hard to find and if you do, they are pretty expensive.

I'd do the grille and the chrome parts first and then see how you like it. That will give you the look of the Boss351. Only the Machs had urethane bumpers.

If you don't like it, maybe you might consider having your bumper painted in body color.

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#4
The chrome would have to be stripped off for the paint to adhere correctly, if you have a chrome shop around you they can handle that task. Don at Ohio Mustang Supply has a grill with trim for 249.00 + emblem and lights
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caspianwendell;153741 Wrote:The chrome would have to be stripped off for the paint to adhere correctly

Yup, forgot to mention that. whistling

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#6
You can just do just the grill and keep the chrome, and it'll look like this:


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NitrousVa;153748 Wrote:You can just do just the grill and keep the chrome, and it'll look like this:

Now that's what I like...attitude with class Big Grin did they actually make a car like this?
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#8
Looks like a BOSS 351 Mustang up front. To me, the chrome bumper and chrome lip looks really good with the Mach 1 grille. It should be a direct bolt-on!

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#9
I'm going to change the grill and the sport lamps, everything else is going to stay the same. Ill be ordering from Don at Ohio Mustangs since he carries the Daniel Carpenter grill.

I assumed I could tap into the lower turn signals for the sport lamps.

I just didn't know if there is anything I'm not thinking about with changing this stuff out, just wanted to be sure its a remove grill, add Mach 1 Grill, attach sport lamps wiring and its done.

While I have a few of your attention do any of you have a 71-73 Coupe with 17x8 wheels on your coupe, or 17x9.5 in the rear?

My current Mustangs 2012 Shelby GT500 & 1972 Mustang Grandé 351C
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There is a yellow one here on the forum but I don't remember the name. If a vert with the top up does it for you then check my pics. 9x18 front and 10x18 rear.

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