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Grille swap question

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Grille swap question

Post by GhostRider » Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:11 am

Is there any reason why, on my 2013 Limited, I couldn't put a 2013 SHO grille on it? I don't see a difference but the Ford body shop (same dealer I bought it from) says its not possible due to the headlamps and front bumper being different. Huh? I did not see a difference at all. I had the grill added in during the financing.
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Re: Grille swap question

Post by 2011TAURUSSEL » Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:32 am

Ask and you shall receive I want one now.

About the 4th post down is ordering information with part number and price.....


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Re: Grille swap question

Post by GhostRider » Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:07 am

I ordered the grille as part of the financing so I have it.

I asked the dealer I bought it from for a price quote to install it. He replied that it was not possible to put a SHO grille on a Limited because the headlights and bumper cover were different. Is he wrong?? I see no differences with either the headlamps or bumper cover from Limited to SHO.


BTW, I thought about the Police Interceptor Sedan grille, but while I like it, I felt it would take away from the car so I wanted the SHO grille to match the lower grille more closely.

Anyway, is this body shop manager wrong?
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Re: Grille swap question

Post by GhostRider » Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:05 pm

Anyone?
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Re: Grille swap question

Post by Webmaster » Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:53 pm

I think he's confused. If it's '13 and you're swapping to a '13 grille, OK. You can't swap between the 10-12 and 13 grilles. Maybe he's just not as familiar with '13 models...?
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Re: Grille swap question

Post by 2011TAURUSSEL » Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:20 pm

Webbie...if your thinking about the TCCA post I think since I never changed my screen name when I got the 2013 they still think I have a 2011....I hope I corrected it.
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Re: Grille swap question

Post by Webmaster » Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:53 pm

I mean I think the body shop guy may be confused. If you want me to rename your account, send me a PM.

I see no reason why it wouldn't work. But be sure to let us know ;)
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Re: Grille swap question

Post by theoldlefthander » Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:16 pm

It will work with no problems. You can do this yourself. Very easy to do. You do have to remove the front bumper. Which is only on with 25 screws. But the grill itself has 96 clips. But if your only removing the complete grill its about 36 clips. This is the outer chrome piece that removes the whole grill from the bumper. You just have to be very careful. Then the SHO grill should go right into place. you could do this in less than an hour.
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Re: Grille swap question

Post by GhostRider » Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:27 pm

The body shop manager emailed me back and said after looking at a Limited and SHO, he doesnt see any difference...lol. He said he would swap the grille for about $46.
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Re: Grille swap question

Post by 2011TAURUSSEL » Fri Sep 13, 2013 3:59 am

That is a good price take it.
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Re: Grille swap question

Post by GhostRider » Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:17 am

Looked at a 2013 SHO today and the only difference in the headlights (and the lights on the corners) are that they have a gloss black finish to them. That's it as far as the front end is concerned.
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Re: Grille swap question

Post by jmr061 » Sat Sep 14, 2013 12:14 pm

I would think they are interchangeable. You are going to need to take the entire front bumper cover off as was already stated. That's a fun job in itself. Just don't break the retaining clips below the headlight assembly.
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Re: Grille swap question

Post by GhostRider » Sat Sep 14, 2013 1:44 pm

That's why I am letting the Ford body shop do it. Any damage they are responsible for..lol
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Re: Grille swap question

Post by GhostRider » Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:28 am

Its here

SHO Grille
DG1Z-8200-DB
$350.76

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Dealer said he will install it for $46+tax
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Re: Grille swap question

Post by wrocky » Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:14 am

Is $ 350.76 List Price or Net?

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Re: Grille swap question

Post by Webmaster » Mon Sep 16, 2013 2:18 pm

MSRP on that grille is $521.97 so that must be net.
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Re: Grille swap question

Post by GhostRider » Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:22 pm

Net..what I paid for it from Ford.
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Re: Grille swap question

Post by GhostRider » Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:02 am

Here is a link that tells how to remove the grille if anyone is interested

http://www.egclassic.com/inventory/uplo ... UT_SHO.pdf
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Re: Grille swap question

Post by GhostRider » Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:57 pm

Well, I had it installed today. The dealership didnt charge me a dime for it! :D. Not only did I get a good deal on the grille, but a good deal on the install.

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Re: Grille swap question

Post by Webmaster » Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:08 am

I like that better, looks great! It looks a little meaner.
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