How to remove the GT side emblem - The Mustang Source - Ford Mustang Forums

Go Back   > > >

05-09 Exterior Modifications Making Your '05 Stand Out from the Crowd

How to remove the GT side emblem

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 9/10/05, 04:03 AM   #1
Cobra R Member
Thread Starter
 
traffic142's Avatar
 
Join Date: July 21, 2005
Posts: 1,539
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I want to remove the side GT emblem, how do you do it? How is it held on?


I am putting another emblem on in its place with 3M tape. How do you prep the body to accept it better? Alcohol wipe down??

Thanks
traffic142 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join The Mustang Source

Join TheMustangSource.com Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you a Ford Mustang fan? If so we invite you to join our community and see what it has to offer. Our site is specifically designed for you and it's a great place for Ford Mustang Fans to meet online.
Once you join you'll be able to post messages, upload pictures of your stang, and have a great time with other Ford Mustang fans. Whether your an old timer or just bought your Mustang you'll find that TheMustangSource.com is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally free!

Join TheMustangSource.com Today! - Click Here JOIN FOR FREE


Old 9/10/05, 06:19 AM   #2
Team Mustang Source
 
Torch_Vert's Avatar
 
Join Date: June 22, 2005
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 1,790
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
Quote:
Originally posted by traffic142@September 10, 2005, 5:06 AM
I want to remove the side GT emblem, how do you do it? How is it held on?
I am putting another emblem on in its place with 3M tape. How do you prep the body to accept it better? Alcohol wipe down??

Thanks

You have to grind it off, it's welded to the fender

Well, okay, it's actually just help on by some double sided tape, with a couple pins to position it. Just use something like an old credit card to slide under the emblem and break the tape seal. This will be easier if the car is hot.

For prep I'd probably use a dish detergent rinse (Dawn) to strip the wax, followed by a degreaser to be sure.
Torch_Vert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9/10/05, 06:45 AM   #3
Cobra Member
 
Badsnke98's Avatar
 
Join Date: August 4, 2004
Posts: 1,083
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Dude, use a hair dryer to warm up the adhesive. Then start at one end using a clean smooth plastic putty knife or dental tape will also work. Keeping the hair dryer on it.Its easier if a friend helps (a third hand).

Alcohol will work just fine to clean any residue, wax or polish.
Badsnke98 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9/10/05, 07:04 AM   #4
Bullitt Member
 
MY05GT's Avatar
 
Join Date: July 8, 2005
Posts: 496
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
From what I've read in one of the other threads, just park overnight in the wrong neighborhood

Seriously, it sounds as if you already have the answer. I would vote for the third hand assistant also
MY05GT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9/10/05, 07:09 AM   #5
Mach 1 Member
 
backafter20's Avatar
 
Join Date: August 23, 2004
Location: Denver
Posts: 985
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I used dental floss (about four strands together) and a sawing motion to cut the adhesive. Most of the residue could be rolled off with your finger like rubber cement, then some Goo-gone for a final cleaning. No problem!
backafter20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9/16/05, 07:43 AM   #6
ronkay
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
just pull them off with a pair of plyers, thats what i did
  Reply With Quote
Old 9/17/05, 05:42 AM   #7
Shelby GT350 Member
 
Hatchman's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 17, 2005
Location: Chesapeake, VA
Posts: 2,071
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally posted by ronkay@September 16, 2005, 8:46 AM
just pull them off with a pair of plyers, thats what i did
Pair of pliers and blow torch, gonna get medievil on it.

Or, you can use the tool:



Or, you can just heat it up with a hair dryer, and wedge a credit card or soft plastic tool under it to gently lift it. Probably not going to be able to get it off without bending it, so once it's lifted away from the car, just grab it with a pair of pliers and get it the rest of the way off.

Clean up with some goof off or goo gone or something. Wipe the area down several times with isopropyl alchohol to get rid of the wax. Washing the area with Dawn will do the same, but don't use any other household detergent or soap.
Hatchman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9/17/05, 09:32 AM   #8
Cobra Member
 
Mustang69-05's Avatar
 
Join Date: November 23, 2004
Posts: 1,001
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I used some 6lb fishing line. I just doubled it up and ran it back and forth on both sides til I hit the pins. Pried up the edge and pulled it off. I got the rest of the double sided tape off with my fingers and wiped it down good with some alcohol and a rag. 10 min. job for both together.
Mustang69-05 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2/19/08, 04:22 PM   #9
GT Member
 
MUSTANGLOVER73's Avatar
 
Join Date: September 14, 2007
Posts: 199
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
does this mess up the paint underneath?
MUSTANGLOVER73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2/19/08, 06:43 PM   #10
Team Mustang Source
 
OKLACOP's Avatar
 
Join Date: August 3, 2005
Location: Mustang/Tuttle, Oklahoma
Posts: 1,652
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mustang69-05 View Post
I used some 6lb fishing line. I just doubled it up and ran it back and forth on both sides til I hit the pins. Pried up the edge and pulled it off. I got the rest of the double sided tape off with my fingers and wiped it down good with some alcohol and a rag. 10 min. job for both together.

This is the same method I used, except I did heat it up w/ a hair dryer first.......works like a charm. I used Goo Gone to remove the remaining adhesive. It won't hurt your paint at all. Before you put your new emblem on be sure to use alcohol to really clean the surface.
OKLACOP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5/5/08, 09:07 PM   #11
Member
 
Join Date: May 5, 2008
Location: Baltimore
Posts: 11
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Sounds like you guys know what you talking about here. So now I have a question for you. I've been trying to research removing the emblems, not for replacing but to have a nice clean look. In this thread you tell of holes being left after the emblem removal for guiding pins. However, in other threads, I here of nothing of that. Just people having clean lines, no holes afterwards. And the clean lines after removing the emblem is what makes them wonder about putting new ones on or not. Maybe just leaving them off to be a little different.

Is the guiding holes on all models after 2005? Or maybe there just on GT's? Are they on convertables? What is the answer? Can you please help me find the true answer on this before I strip my emblems and find out I have to replace them with new ones or not.

Thanks guys, Cheers!!!
Cruisinketch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5/5/08, 10:33 PM   #12
Mach 1 Member
 
ARBO's Avatar
 
Join Date: August 25, 2004
Location: Tri-Cities, WA
Posts: 926
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I can tell you first hand that an 06 vert has pin holes.
ARBO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5/5/08, 11:13 PM   #13
Member
 
Join Date: May 5, 2008
Location: Baltimore
Posts: 11
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Let me make this easier for myself. Is there guiding pin holes on '08 GT Verts after emblem removal?
Cruisinketch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5/6/08, 05:48 AM   #14
Cobra R Member
 
red454's Avatar
 
Join Date: October 10, 2004
Location: Location: Indy
Posts: 1,627
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
More info - (scroll down to see the holes)

http://forums.bradbarnett.net/showth...Emblem+Removal

Last edited by red454; 5/6/08 at 10:46 AM.
red454 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5/6/08, 10:45 AM   #15
Shelby GT350 Member
 
05YellowGT's Avatar
 
Join Date: February 24, 2005
Location: Delray Beach , FL
Posts: 2,167
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
My 05 has the holes ...
05YellowGT is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Let's start with the Canadian part (photos) NC07GTCS General Mustang Chat 18 6/7/16 05:39 PM
2015 Mustang GT premium leather seat issue kponypower GT 17 1/28/16 06:27 PM
Mustang Faces a Corvette in a Tire-Smoking Tug-o-War JonathonK General Mustang Chat 2 9/25/15 08:51 PM
2015 Mustang: My alternative body take seaclam 2015 - Next Generation 3 9/25/15 01:29 PM
Help, anyone have 2010-14 shop manual? jim010 2010-2014 Mustang 1 9/14/15 10:15 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:02 PM.


2010, The Mustang Source