Mustang Mach 1 Grille Delete Installation (SVE 99-04)

Posted 9/26/2013 by Jeff Jimenez

Watch this installation video to see how to add some styling to your Mustang with the SVE Mach 1 Grille Delete! It is the perfect addition to any New Edge Mustang.

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1999-2004 Mustangs were cursed with an ugly honey-comb style factory grille. That all changed with the introduction of the 2003-04 Mach 1. These special edition Stangs featured a factory GT bumper with the addition of a chin spoiler and grille delete from the factory. These parts added an aggressive styling and in the case of the grille delete, even added some increased cooling performance! The Mach 1 grille delete and chin spoiler quickly became the must have parts for the all 99-04 Mustang GT and V6 models.

Our SVE grille delete is an improvement upon the Ford Mach 1 version. It simplifies the installation; making this the ultimate exterior mod for any New Edge Mustang! With the SVE version you do not have to attach the lower hardware, also known as pal nuts. It features a support lip that makes for a simple slide on installation. Follow along in the video to see just how easy it is to install one of our SVE grille deletes!

Mustang Mach 1 Grille Delete Installation (SVE 99-04) - Mustang Grille Delete Install Mach 1 SVE

Kit Includes:

  • 1 Grille Delete Panel
  • 1 Grille Pony with bracket
  • 4 Delete panel mounting nuts
  • 2 Grille pony mounting screws

Mustang Grille Delete Installation

  1. Remove the 6 phillips-head pushpins from the factory grille. There are 4 located on the grille, and 2 on the bumper cover. You will use 2 of these to install the Mach 1 grille delete.
  2. Gently pry the grille forward and remove the 4, 7mm bolts at the bottom of the grille. This procedure may require removal of the head lights to gain access to the bolts. If so, the headlights remove by simply sliding out the 4 retaining clips and pulling the headlight forward.
  3. Remove the black backing that covers the headlight panel. This part fits behind the factory grille, and installs with push pins.
  4. Drill a 1/2” hole in the center of the grille backing to expose the pre-existing hole in the header panel that locates the grille pony.
  5. Reinstall the grille backing.
  6. Install the grille delete into the original grille mounting holes. Gently pull the bumper cover forward and install the 4 pal nuts provided with the kit.
  7. Install the grille pony with the 2 phillips-headed screws provided in the kit and re-install the 2 plastic push pins removed from the top of the bumper cover

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Mustang Mach 1 Grille Delete Installation (SVE 99-04)

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Published on 2013-09-26
Mustang Grille Delete Installation Video: Mach 1 Style (SVE 1999-2004)

1999-2004 Mustangs were cursed with an ugly honey-comb style factory grille. That all changed with the introduction of the 2003-04 Mach 1. These special edition Stangs featured a factory GT bumper with the addition of a chin spoiler and grille delete from the factory. These parts added an aggressive styling and in the case of the grille delete, even added some increased cooling performance! The Mach 1 grille delete and chin spoiler quickly became the must have parts for the all 99-04 Mustang GT and V6 models.

Our SVE grille delete is an improvement upon the Ford Mach 1 version. It simplifies the installation; making this the ultimate exterior mod for any New Edge Mustang! With the SVE version you do not have to attach the lower hardware, also known as pal nuts. It features a support lip that makes for a simple slide on installation. Follow along in the video to see just how easy it is to install one of our SVE grille deletes!

Kit Includes:
1 Grille Delete Panel
1 Grille Pony with bracket
4 Delete panel mounting nuts
2 Grille pony mounting screws

Ford Mustang - 1999 (99) - 2000 (00) - 2001 (01) - 2002 (02) - 2003 (03) - 2004 (04)
Transcript
Get rid of the ugly honeycomb grille on your '99 to '04 Mustang GT or V6, and replace it with one of our SVE mach 1 grille delete kits. Start by removing the six screw center push pins along the top of the grille and on each side of the bumper grille opening. Remove both headlights from the car by pulling the two retainers and unplugging the bulbs.

Pull the bumper and grille forward to access the four screws retaining the grille to the bumper. Use a seven millimeter socket to remove the screws, and the grille comes free of the bumper. Clean the grille opening.

Take a marker, and mark the backing panel, as you'll need to make a hole for the new grille emblem. Remove the backing panel by removing the two retaining screws and two push pins. Drill a half inch hole, and reinstall the panel.

What sets our SVE grille delete apart from the rest are these clips than make installation a breeze. Engage those clips on the bumper. Slide the grille delete into place, and install the provided push pins. Engage the grille emblem retaining tab in the hole you drilled, and install the supplied screws or reuse your existing screws.

Reinstall to the screw center push pins to retain the radiator cover. Reinstall the headlights. What a drastic transformation for not a lot of time or money. This grille delete kit is available on its own or in one of our SVE appearance kits, like we installed on this car. If you're not viewing this video from our site, click below to see more about these products and the entire SVE product line.

Mustang Mach 1 Grille Delete Installation (SVE 99-04) Tech Info

Fits the following year model Ford Mustangs:
1999 (99) - 2000 (00) - 2001 (01) - 2002 (02) - 2003 (03) - 2004 (04)