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post #1 of 14 Old 12-05-2007, 09:25 AM Thread Starter
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Question Can I convert my 03 to the new models front clip

I was thinking of converting my 03 F250 4 door King Ranch 4x4 to the new 08 look. Can this be done? I already have the bed of an 08 F450 + the 10 lug wheels. I just want to know if I could put the 08 front end. Any info would be great thanks.
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post #2 of 14 Old 12-05-2007, 09:37 AM
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You would have to go with a new cab, new doors, new fenders, new bumper, all new body basically. Because the body is completely different then the 99-03 as well as the 04-07 body.


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The doors are different?
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Can't I just put the front clip on the truck? Meaning fender,hood,lights, grill and bumper. I just looking for the front end mainly.
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The doors are different?
My nieghbors look different then my 2002 doors. Maybe it is the mirrors and the fact that the truck is more box shaped.


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Ford isn't that industrious. The doors, bed and even the cab are the same. The hood, fenders, grille, mirrors, tailgate and interior are the changed items.
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So it can be done. I think I am going to test drive one today and talk to the parts guy about the parts.
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Yes, it can be done...I even think all the mounting points are the same...but don't quote me on that. Just the shapes of everthing all "tweeked".

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yeah

heres the biggest problem, the way the front radiator area is layed out and the lack of support in the 6.4 vs the 6.0. It would take a lil engineering to support the radiator and stuff.
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See Jon, that's why we keep ya around, to think of that stuff...even after looking at IDPs 08, that never even occured to me!

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