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Old 5/15/18, 10:17 PM
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Front bumpers and chin

I have a 2010 mustang gt can I fit a 2010-14 front bumper on it or what's the newest I can fit up to?
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2010 models are only interchangeable with 2010-12 body parts. Ford changed the design again for 2013-14.
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If you do the Bumper and hood you can do the GT500/13/14 transformation, but you will need more than just the hood and bumper, inner bumper is different as well as the stuff under the bumper to the frame and probably more stuff I have not even mentioned.
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If its interchangeable with 10-12 would the shelby gt500 work or are the body's diff from a 10-12 as well?
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I guess you prefer the catfish look of the 13-14 front end, over the shark look of the 2010-2012?

Personally I cannot understand why anyone would feel that way, but each to their own, LOL . . .

I believe the basic "chassis" is the same and the body panels are interchangeable on all of the S197 cars, but you need to get the whole thing to work together and mate up correctly. Meaning you would need the hood, grill, and front fascia, plus maybe some of the supporting brackets; and I think it would all match up to the fenders correctly.

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I guess you prefer the catfish look of the 13-14 front end, over the shark look of the 2010-2012?

Personally I cannot understand why anyone would feel that way, but each to their own, LOL . . .

I believe the basic "chassis" is the same and the body panels are interchangeable on all of the S197 cars, but you need to get the whole thing to work together and mate up correctly. Meaning you would need the hood, grill, and front fascia, plus maybe some of the supporting brackets; and I think it would all match up to the fenders correctly.
Body panels are NOT interchangeable on all S197 cars. If someone were to take the hood, front fascia and grill from a 2010-12 car and place them on a 2005-09 car, you would also be required to replace the 05-09 fenders, doors, quarter panels, rear valance and decklid with 2010-12 body panels, otherwise they will not mate up properly, as the crease lines are altogether different. Although technically it can be done, is it really worth all the hassle and expense to replace practically every single body panel, just in order to change the look of the front end? I think not.

As for putting the front end from a 13-14 on the 10-12? yeah, I agree that it can be done only if the entire body panels from the front end, including the hood, grill, front fascia, and brackets just as you mentioned are used, otherwise, they will not mate up properly.

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Originally Posted by m05fastbackGT View Post
Body panels are NOT interchangeable on all S197 cars. If someone were to take the hood, front fascia and grill from a 2010-12 car and place them on a 2005-09 car, . . . .
oops, yeah sorry, thanks for correcting . . . I think they are compatible from 2005-2009 and 2010-2014; major body redesign in 2010 and only "minor" body changes in 2013
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oops, yeah sorry, thanks for correcting . . . I think they are compatible from 2005-2009 and 2010-2014; major body redesign in 2010 and only "minor" body changes in 2013
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So back to my other question would a shelby gt500 on a 2010 - 2012 work or no ?
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I believe so, yes. Just make certain you get the hood, grill, front fascia and all mounting brackets!
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Thanks and yea kinda new to the mustang life lol
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Originally Posted by Demonic25
So back to my other question would a shelby gt500 on a 2010 - 2012 work or no ?
Yes.

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I believe so, yes. Just make certain you get the hood, grill, front fascia and all mounting brackets!
If you get everything^. If you just buy the bumper, no.
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Yeah I put a 2013 nose on my 2012 no problem, just had to get all the brackets and hardware. The Shelby is the same situation but has different mounting brackets.
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Yeah I put a 2013 nose on my 2012 no problem, just had to get all the brackets and hardware. The Shelby is the same situation but has different mounting brackets.
What did you do with the 2012 parts?

Just wondering because I might want to go in the other direction . . . I have been thinking about a later model GT, but I really don't like the front end on the 2013-2014 cars so I might actually go in the other direction (put a 2012 nose on a 13-14 car)
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What did you do with the 2012 parts?

Just wondering because I might want to go in the other direction . . . I have been thinking about a later model GT, but I really don't like the front end on the 2013-2014 cars so I might actually go in the other direction (put a 2012 nose on a 13-14 car)
I still have them in storage, if you decided to do that send a PM my way...just collecting dust.
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So back to my other question would a shelby gt500 on a 2010 - 2012 work or no ?
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If you get everything^. If you just buy the bumper, no.
What Patrick ^^^ said.

If you want to swap on a 2010-2012 GT500 front bumper onto a 2010-2012 V6 or GT, you need the bumper cover, hood, and several other items behind and below the bumper.

From a post I saw somewhere, these are supposedly all the parts needed to do a GT500 front-end conversion:

(plus the hood, plus paint and labor)

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Demonic,

Where are you located?
There's a guy near Richmond, Virginia that needs a '10-'12 hood and other body parts:
http://www.s197forum.com/threads/wtb.../#post-2429766
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