Ford GT Billet parts now available again. End of the year special on Top & side vents


pe2unia

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Ford GT Billet parts now available again. End of the year special on Top & side vents

Three years ago I posted my machinist was going out of business and taking a job with a military contractor. After popular demand I’ve been able to convince him to make top and side vents again in his spare time so we now have plenty in stock. During the remainder of the year all items are $75 off with free shipping within the USA to all forum members. PM me for order details.

www.fordgtbilletparts.com

 

jaxgt

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Jul 12, 2006
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These are must haves, IMHO, for anyone who drives their cars. I had them powder coated black and they look NOS, but don't warp and crack like the NOS ones.
 

ChipBeck

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Feb 13, 2006
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These are must haves, IMHO, for anyone who drives their cars. I had them powder coated black and they look NOS, but don't warp and crack like the NOS ones.
+1 on this comment. After going through 2 sets of the original plastic items that both warped from engine heat I bought these and had them powder-coated in the stock colors (flat black side vents and gloss black top vents on my car) and there is no way to tell they aren't originals. This is a permanent solution to a problem all '05-'06 GT's will have if they are driven. All the best.

Chip
 

The Grey Ghost

GT Owner
Mar 13, 2009
603
Kansas City
I was actually thinking about these as I was detailing the GT after what was probably the last drive of the season Saturday.
I put John's vents on almost 9 years ago and they still look great. Powder coated to match as others have mentioned.
I was able to have my originals replaced under warranty and then drove home to remove them immediately and packed them away.
If yours aren't warping yet by some miracle, I would still recommend replacing them and doing the same.
 

MJSFRX

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Jul 26, 2010
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Carlsbad, CA
I was actually thinking about these as I was detailing the GT after what was probably the last drive of the season Saturday.
I put John's vents on almost 9 years ago and they still look great. Powder coated to match as others have mentioned.
I was able to have my originals replaced under warranty and then drove home to remove them immediately and packed them away.
If yours aren't warping yet by some miracle, I would still recommend replacing them and doing the same.
Agree on all points. And even if the stock haven’t warped, the plastic screw attachment will break free.
 

DakotaGT

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Dec 9, 2012
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Order placed! Regarding painting (or powder coating) the top vents white, does anybody have the paint code or color name handy?
 

roketman

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Good stuff !
Get em while you can!
 

Cadster

GT Owner
May 21, 2017
74
Thinking about ordering a set for my newly acquired 2005 GT. Has anyone done a set of top vents blue painted to match the stripe? I am trying to decide between painting them to match or simply powdering coating them black. I definitely want the side vents in black. Trying to think about which I might like best for the top vents.
 

Shark01

GT Owner
Jul 22, 2012
264
Houston Texas
The previous owner added them and had them painted stripe color, looks great.IMG_0079 small.jpg
 

Rick Mustang

GT Owner
Mar 29, 2016
66
Central Texas
I had Rich the GT Guy do mine in blue. Perfect match. My old ones came out in pieces with only 1500 miles on them. Love the billet ones. Rick
 
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Cadster

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May 21, 2017
74
The previous owner added them and had them painted stripe color, looks great.View attachment 59741
Wow! That looks great. That’s probably the way to go. Thanks for sharing.
 

Cadster

GT Owner
May 21, 2017
74
I had Rich the GT Guy do mine in blue. Perfect match. My old ones came out in pieces with only 1500 miles on them. Love the billet ones. Rick
I’ll reach out to Rich and gather information. Thanks.
 

Specracer

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Mine are painted body color (no stripes), and they disappear (black car)
 

franimal007

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Nov 1, 2018
229
Endwell, NY
I left mine alone, and I like the machine look. I figured I would use them this way until I wanted a change, so far I have not! The first picture was the factory ones.
 

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Specracer

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Prior owner must have changed them. From the factory they would be the stripe color.

The first picture was the factory ones.
 

Howard

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Apr 26, 2007
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Florida/North Jersey
I had my metal replacementsFGT Vents Nickel 1.jpg nickel plated years ago.
 
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franimal007

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Nov 1, 2018
229
Endwell, NY
Prior owner must have changed them. From the factory they would be the stripe color.
Yes, you are right, I assume he painted them to match the other vents, to which, them being all the same looked great, and that will be what I do when I want the change. They look great that way!
 

AJB

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Jun 28, 2006
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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Installed mine several years ago. Left them machined aluminum since I like the "machine tooling look". Works well on my dark (midnight blue) color. I did add 3 coats of automotive clearcoat before I installed them.
Clearcoat will prevent the aluminum oxidation.
Andy (ajb)
 
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FGT899

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Dec 10, 2013
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Scottsdale, AZ
Rich did mine recently and painted them to match the stripes. They came out flawless. IMO the stock look is the best option.
 
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Cadster

GT Owner
May 21, 2017
74
Thanks for all the advice everyone. I just punched an order for both the side and top vents. I connected with Rich Brooks about having them painted to match. So once I receive them, I will send the top vents his way for that procedure. I’ll update everyone when it’s all done.