How To Install Mustang 93 Cobra Grill Insert (87-93)

Posted 2/3/2014 by Jeff Jimenez

Get an aggressive new look on the front of your Fox Body Mustang while improving cooling performance! Watch our installation video!

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A popular exterior mod for any 87-93 Fox Body Mustang is installing a 1993 Cobra grille insert by 5.0Resto. Not only does this grille insert add aggressive styling but it also improves airflow to your engine for improved cooling performance! It adds the unique looks made popular by the 1993 SVT Cobra’s from bumper cover. It gives you an opening for improved airflow that is topped off with a running pony emblem for superior looks!

So why buy the 5.0Resto 93 Cobra Grille insert? For one it is made right here in the USA from original Ford tooling to ensure perfect fitment and finish! Second, we believe strongly in empowering fellow Mustang enthusiast to do just about any Mustang install in their own driveway. That is why we created this simple easy to follow installation video to help you walk through the installation process on this Cobra grill insert. The only thing you have to do is have it professionally painted to finish off the installation.

Tools Needed:

  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Sharpie
  • Body Saw

Step-by-step Instructions

Step 1:
(Assuming the insert is already painted to match) Start by inserting the Cobra grille emblem into the grille insert.

Step 2:
Cut out the supplied template.

Step 3:
Position the template onto the left side of the bumper, attach with tape, and trace the inside with a sharpie.

Step 4:
Transfer the template onto the right side of the bumper, attach with tape, and trace the inside with a sharpie.

Step 5:
Take a body saw and cut along the traced line on the bumper.

Step 6:
Remove the backing from the included tape and place along the back of the grille insert.

Step 7:
Press the new grille insert into the previously cut hole in the bumper and make sure it is secure and you are all set!


About the Video

Mustang Cobra Grille Insert Installation - 5.0Resto (87-93 Fox Body)

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Published on 2013-10-22
Brand: 50resto
Part # LRS-8200F
Fits: Ford Mustang GT & LX
Years: 1987 (87) - 1988 (88) - 1989 (89) - 1990 (90) - 1991 (91) - 1992 (92) - 1993 (93)

The 5.0Resto 93 Cobra Grille Insert is made from the original Ford Tooling. It includes insert, chrome running pony emblem, hardware and instructions. This is the perfect solution to convert your Fox Body Mustang into a Cobra clone.

The Cobra Grille Insert features an opening to allow for improved air flow. This provides engine cooling advantages over the factory bumper that did not have any openings. Add some unique 1993 Cobra styling to your Stang with this grille insert. NOTE: It will need to be painted to match.
The 5.0 Resto '93 Cobra Grille Insert Kit is a great way to add a custom, yet OE touch to your '87 to '93 Mustang.

The kit includes a chrome running pony with attaching nut, grille insert, attaching tape, and instructions with a cut out template.

The insert kit is also available kitted with a new GT bumper cover. You'll want to have your insert professionally painted to match your car.

Once painted, you can install your pony using the included attaching nut. To begin installation, carefully cut out the provided template along the outlines.

Tape the template to the bumper cover and mark the cut out area. Transfer the template to the other side and mark that cut out area.

Now for the fun part. To make the cut, we used an air-powered body saw to cut out the opening in the bumper cover.

Apply the supplied attaching tape to the perimeter of the grille insert, center the insert in the cut out, and stick it down.

Short of the needed paint work, this is a relatively easy appearance upgrade that features an OE fit and finish.

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How To Install Mustang 93 Cobra Grill Insert (87-93) Tech Info

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