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Old 01-27-2010, 07:20 AM
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'05-'07 Conversion Guys - Get in here..

Ok, for those of you who have done a '05-'07 front end conversion on a '99-'04, how well did the bumper/upper bumper cover line up to the front fenders?

After doing mine, here's what I'm left with.







As you can see, the fit is off a noticeable amount as opposed to an actual '05+ truck.




This difference is consistent on both the driver and passenger sides, so I don't believe it's due to any missing/bent/broken parts or mounts.

Is there any adjustment somewhere I can do to reduce the difference or are all of the '99-'04 converted trucks like that just due to small differences in mounting points?
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These bumpers could be moved around a lot I thought.
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These bumpers could be moved around a lot I thought.
Side to side, yes.

Front to back, I'm not sure there's much adjustment.
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Is that a factory ford bumper?

I dented up the factory bumper on my 05. I couldnt find a used factory one so I decided to try out one of those aftermarket companys(the same companys that the majority of body shops use when doing work for insurance claims) Anysways the aftermarket bumper was identical to the factory ford bumper. After installing the aftermarket bumper I noticed the upper bumper pad didnt line up with the fenders, actually looked excalty like yours. I realized there is absolutely no in and out adjustment. I just figured my factory bumper was like this all along I just never noticed it until I was actually trying to adjust a bumper for better fit.
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just had to double check but yep, my 2000 did it....thanks for pointing out something else Im going to hate now lol. I'm guessing it's normal on the conversion to 05-07 trucks.

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My '03 lines right up...
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Mine doesn't line up. My friend up the street has an '06 and it's off too.....
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Yes, factory '07 bumper off a truck that was hit in the rear.

I looked at a buddy's '05 F350 last night and it's off just as much as mine, so it seems it's just different tolerances on each truck, not an issue with only converted trucks.

Since the bumper bolts directly to the end of the frame essentially, the only way I can see to correct it would be to pull the bumper off, bend the bumper brackets in some where they're more into the bumper and bolt it back up.

Not important enough to me to go through all that.
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Ooo...maybe thats why mine lines up...I don't have the side bumper brackets on...theyre sitting in my garage...
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Is that a factory ford bumper?

I dented up the factory bumper on my 05. I couldnt find a used factory one so I decided to try out one of those aftermarket companys(the same companys that the majority of body shops use when doing work for insurance claims) Anysways the aftermarket bumper was identical to the factory ford bumper. After installing the aftermarket bumper I noticed the upper bumper pad didnt line up with the fenders, actually looked excalty like yours. I realized there is absolutely no in and out adjustment. I just figured my factory bumper was like this all along I just never noticed it until I was actually trying to adjust a bumper for better fit.

I need a new front bumper...what aftermarket company did u find urs and for how much?..do u have a website for it?
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