Replacing EU Ecoboost\GT rear trunk decklid with US version

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Hi guys!
I know that this mod is so easy that it does not need a guide\tutorial, but I got many PMs asking where I found my shiny new US decklid so I think it would be good to make a thread with all info in one place, useful for the search function ;)

As all of you already know, EU\AU Mustangs have a different rear decklid, or more precisely, a different badge on rear decklid:

- Ecoboost has a faux gas cap with a small running pony inside;
- GT has a faux gas cap with 'GT' letters inside.

Instead US models have:

- Ecoboost has a running pony;
- GT has 'GT' letters.

Actually, the EU version is very similar to the 50th annyversary package (it's identical, with a small '50 years' under the pony\gt letters), but since the grass is always greener on the other side, from the beginning we always admired the 'original' badge of US Mustang.

The first idea was to swap only the badge, but it is a bit impractical because ATM we still don't know if the pins on the back of the badge (and the corresponding holes) are the same. We can't risk to have some holes visible out of the badge shape.
So the best solution is swapping the entire decklid.
Cons? Price, and shipping costs because it's big, and it's only in US.
Pros? You can sell your EU decklid to some american guy ('the grass is always greener..' is not only for us :D)

So the tip is: buy it, send to stackry with a bunch of other stuff and then make a single big shipping from US. You will save big money :)

The cheapest US decklids I found costs only 70 USD and are from Newtakeoff:
Ecoboost http://www.newtakeoff.com/2015_ford_mustang_rear_trunk_lid_blackout_panel_with_pony_emblem.aspx
GT http://www.newtakeoff.com/2015_ford_mustang_rear_trunk_lid_blackout_panel_witth_gt_emblem.aspx
V6 (if you like the pony with bars) http://www.newtakeoff.com/2015_ford..._blackout_panel_with_tri_bar_pony_emblem.aspx

Don't know the shipping costs from their site, but I found that they also sell via Ebay, with free shipping in US:
Ecoboost http://www.ebay.com/itm/15-16-Ford-...504-/252102556932?vxp=mtr&hash=item3ab27bbd04
GT http://www.ebay.com/itm/15-16-Ford-...504-/311631748402?vxp=mtr&hash=item488eb31d32
V6 http://www.ebay.com/itm/15-16-Ford-...504-/311374821304?vxp=mtr&hash=item487f62b7b8

I bought the Ecoboost decklid and it arrived with stackry and two boxes of wonderfull stuff :) The decklid is perfect.. and is beautiful!



I followed this CJPP video to install, and that's very simple.

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First, open your trunk and simply remove with your fingers the two trapezoidal shape black plastic covers at both sides



You can see the bolts that are keeping the decklid. Remove all 4 with a 7mm tool



Place some tape on the edge of the trunk to avoid scratching it, then with a plastic pry bar (or something similar) push down the decklid until it pops off.



Be careful, before removing it you need to disconnect the backup camera connector!



Then remove the two screws holding the camera on the decklid



Some camera details





This is the backup camera socket



My new decklid is missing a bolt socket but no problem, 3 will be enough





Some comparison shots - ok I know, it's not fair because the stock EU is very dirty.. but I was impatient to install the new one :D





To install, simply do the steps in reverse order: reinstall backup camera, put back connector, push decklid onto the trunk (be sure to get the bottom lip in place - see the video) and put back all bolts an covers. Ta-dah!



Direct comparison:



:cheers:

 

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Just orderd it on ebay, thx for the tip :thumbsup:
 
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Thanks! I just noticed that my post count is over 2,000 !! :eyebulge:
 


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Quite an unorthodox way to clean your car but it works :D
 
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Thanks for writing this up! Will leave a link to this in our Aussie Group Buy for the decklids :D
 
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A group buy? You are more organized than us!
Glad to be of help :)
 

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Thanks, appreciate it!
Damn guys, shipping costs for Australia are even higher than for Italy.. and we are, like, the last place on earth an international seller wants to deliver :D
 

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Thanks, appreciate it!
Damn guys, shipping costs for Australia are even higher than for Italy.. and we are, like, the last place on earth an international seller wants to deliver :D
It might be because we or on the other side of the planet :lol:
Whats rate did you get quoted for the decklid to be shipped to Italy?
 
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Yeah this could be a good reason :)
I didn't ask for a straight shipping to Italy, I used Stackry so got the free shipping to their warehouse in New Hampshire and then did a huge single shipping of all my stuff (2 boxes) for about 160 eur.
 

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I just ordered the US Ecoboost decklid from those guys, and I'm using Stackry too.

Did you pay Customs taxes using Stackry?
 
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I just ordered the US Ecoboost decklid from those guys, and I'm using Stackry too.

Did you pay Customs taxes using Stackry?
yes but the good thing is that you made the invoice for all the stuff in the box, and then customs will use this to calculate custom fees.
So I gave the _real_ value (in my opinion) to these stuff, like 30 usd for the decklid (come on, it's a piece of plastic), 50 usd for the mmr cai (it's only a metal pipe :D) and so on.

This way the fees for all the stuff were minimal (like 80 eur), and I bought a lot of things (they sent them in 2 big boxes) :clap2:
 

 
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