Welcome to the 2001 Misc. bolt-ons Page!
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The top picture shows the
"Fog-relocation" I did. I did the same mod on the 96 and I liked it.
Of course on the 96 I did it to keep the fogs after doing the Ram-air. On
the 2001 I don't need Ram-air because of the Nitrous, but I still wanted the
look - not to mention those big lights won't fit on the Saleen clip. And
according to the 2005, Ford likes the look as well ;)
Here is a straight-on shot - notice
this is before the aftermarket grill >>
And AFTER the aftermarket grill >>>>
the mod is VERY easy to do. The 2001
fogs are mounted on a bracket that is in a semi-circle attached to the light.
This bracket is set up perfectly to be mounted on the cross member behind the
bumper. I used a small "L" bracket and attached the "L" to the fog light
bracket, and then instead of trying to drill through that heat treated cross
member, I just spot welded the "L" bracket on instead. It works like a charm.
Then I just needed to extend the wires a little bit longer to reach to new
location. I also cut the Daytime running lights and wired the fog light switch
to full time "Switched" power. I keep the fogs on as Daytime running lights!
OK, next thing I want to talk about is the Hood pins. They serve 2
purposes. They ensure that the aftermarket hood won't fly off. Plus, I padlock
them at night so the hood can not be opened, even from inside. This was a VERY
nerve-racking mod to do. Purchase a $400.00 hood - paint it - and then cut 2 big
holes in it. I did this all by myself, and would suggest to anyone else to have
a friend there to agree with all the decisions. The hood pins are also made by
Steeda. Once I drilled a small hole where they were to go. I used a dremel to
make the holes larger instead of a hole cutter or larger drills - I was worried
about the paint cracking. I had white powder EVERYWHERE. It was a mess, but in
the end - it looks great and works fantastic. Here is a close-up shot!
Notice this was BEFORE the aftermarket grill.
NOW ........ The MGW Fuel Door ....
Well, first let me say ....
MGW is an
absolutely awesome company to deal with. They produce only the highest quality
items on the market (Unlike the crap that some companies like UPR have). MGW
produce all the beautiful interior accessories which I DO have on my car (but no
One of my worst fears is people being able to get access to my gas tank. And why
Ford hasn't given us inside door releases yet I'm totally baffled about. A
locking gas cap is definitely a MUST. SO if you are going to get a locking gas
cap - why not one that looks great too.
Here is a close-up
It comes with it's own key. The
door pops open, then swings out of the way while you are filling. It's awesome.
George also has TONS of other unique parts for our cars - check out
And then came the Half-shafts .....
One of the weakest areas of the 99 and 01 Cobras
are the stock Half-shafts. Because the car has IRS (independent rear
suspension) there is no solid rear axle. Instead there are 2 half-shafts
and they break very easily. The half-shafts were upgraded in 2003 because
of the supercharged from factory Cobra. I decided to install these.
Here is a shot of both of them >>>
Here is a closer shot - apparently the weak points
Tech article to do this swap is located