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How To Remove Fox Body Mustang Front Bumper (1979-1993)
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Published on 2018-01-25
Removing the front bumper cover from a Fox Body Mustang is needed to access other parts and components on the car. This includes the bumper support, header panel, and even the front emblem.
In this video, Landan explains the straightforward process of removing the front bumper cover from a 1979-1993 Fox Body Mustang
Application: 1979-1993 Mustang
- The removal process was filmed on a 1991 Mustang GT. Depending on the year and trim of your Fox Body, some steps may slightly differ.
How’s it going everyone? Landan with LMR.com! In this video, I’ll be showing all of you a general understanding on how to remove your front bumper from a Fox Body Mustang.
Removing the front bumper from a Fox Body is needed for a few different reasons. Those include servicing the front bumper support, header panel, or really anything you can’t get to with the bumper attached to the car.
The removal process is going to be done on 1991 GT so these steps will be verbatim for you 1987 to 1993 GT owners. Now for you 1979 to 1986 guys and 87 to 93 LX owners; this process is dang near identical for you all as well.
To get started, support the front of the car.
Remove both rear wheels.
In this video, we will be removing the splash shields. While this is optional, it does make removing the fender to front bumper hardware a lot easier.
To do this, remove all of the Phillips head retaining screws.
There will be one at the front, top, and rear of the fender; as well as four underneath the car with.
For 87 to 93 GTs, removing the two retaining screws from the spat behind the tire will allow you to gently move the spat enough to remove the rear splash shield retaining screw.
Now, remove the four push pins from the splash shield.
There will be two on either side of strut, one near the rear of the k-member, and the other one is all the forward and underneath the frame rail.
With all of the attaching hardware now removed, separate the splash shield from the fender lip and roll the insides of the splash shield toward the strut.
Remove the splash shield from the car.
Go ahead and repeat these steps for the other side.
On the driver side, remove the 6 bumper cover to fender retaining nuts with an 11mm socket.
If you own an 87-93 GT, remove the two forward facing nuts from the reinforcement panel.
All others, remove the three forward facing nuts from the reinforcement panel.
Do the same for the passenger side.
While you’re still underneath the car, remove the 4 retaining bolts with a *
Inside of the engine bay and on the passenger side, remove the header panel to core support retaining nut.
This is 11mm as well and if your car has a factory air box, you’ll need to position that out of the way.
On the driver side, remove the battery from the tray for additional work room.
Once removed, loosen and remove the 11mm header panel to core support retaining nut.
Finally, remove the two 8mm retaining bolts securing the “L” brackets to the core support.
Bring the bumper forward and let it rest on the bumper support.
Disconnect all electrical connections.
Now you can completely remove the front bumper.
Reverse these steps to reinstall the bumper.
Alright guys, as far as the bumper removal process goes; it’s pretty straight forward. Again, splash shield removal is optional, but I promise it’ll make life easier for ya when removing the front bumper to fender retaining nuts.
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