Friday, January 15, 2010

Lower Billet Grille installed!

Hey out there!

On my last report I didn't quite have that lower billet grille installed... Well, apparently it doesn't work on the Pony Package lower bumper insert. The vendor stated this but the manufacturer said it work work. Silly me, I trusted the manufacturer. Well, we tried to make it work without altering it, the pieces it came with or the car and then put it back in the box and contacted the manufacturer. They were really nice and quick to respond. Pictures were sent and I never heard from them again even though I've sent follow up e-mails.

So... I figured what I needed to make it work was the bumper insert of a Non-Pony Package V6. I almost convinced a friend of mine to trade but he wasn't having anything to do with it. He has an all black mustang with blacked out lights front and rear, GT honeycomb grille, SHR honeycomb tail light panel... you sense a theme? You can't blame a girl for asking right? :) Well, turns out the insert was easy enough to find online and very reasonable. Once I received the insert it didn't take but 5-10 minutes to uninstall my insert and put the new one in place. The grille took a bit longer but I am pleased to report that it is, in fact, installed.  Here is an updated picture:

I have a few more things that I want to change... okay, more than a few... but there are some that are on the top of my list for now that I hope will be in place by the time the show season kicks off in earnest.  I won't spoil the surprise... :)

Other than that... I'm anxious to get the X-Ray done that will show the state of my fusion... Anxious to get back to being more active... Anxious to start showing my car again....

Thank you everyone who has come by this blog and made the trip from everyday driver in 2006 to Show Car/Daily Driver today.  Someday I hope to retire her to "Occasional Driver" status but I have to pay down on her some (a lot) before we get there.

Talk to everyone soon and, if you're NTMC and will be at a local show, I hope to see you there!


Here are some more pictures: