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post #1 of 18 Old 01-31-2011, 08:15 AM Thread Starter
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Clearance lights with sunroof and painted fender vents...

Ok guys. I finally got the 250 cleaned up and got some pics. I have seen alot of people question about the clearance lights with a sunroof and even had the question myself. I am here to tell you that they will fit just fine installed with the instruction people use to install them on a truck with no sunroof. My dad and I installed the smoked Recon lights on his 03 and my 2010. It took us about 6 hours to do both but we did measure and remeasure over and over. The worst part of the install other than drilling holes in your roof was the rubber seal around my sunroof. The stuff that Ford used to hold this on should be outlawed!! haha. It makes a stringy sticky mess when you take it off. Since installed we have had a 6" snow storm which is very uncommon for this area and several heavy rains, neither of us have had any leaks so we are very pleased with these lights. I also painted my side vent because I can not stand that factory color that Ford decided to put on all diesels. Here are the pics. Let me know what you all think.

-also... What do you guys think about my next plans for the truck. I want to get the front and rear bumper linexed to match the tan bottom of the truck, paint the mirrors white or maybe just the mirror cap and get the front grill surround painted white. Do you think that this grill would look good chrome with a white surround? I have not seen this done yet. Any input would be appreciated.








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Great job, and well done..Any info on how you painted the vents? Easy?? alot of work??

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Great job, and well done..Any info on how you painted the vents? Easy?? alot of work??
search this forum and you'll find tons of how-to's on painting these vents. it's really easy..... sand, clean, paint, and clear!!

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Thanks for the comments! I had a hard time getting the paint to cover the edges inside the vents. I even used an adhesion promotor, that did not even make a difference. Just take your time, sand, prep, paint. Nothing to it really.
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Looks great -- and I already bought the clearance lights for my truck w/ sunroof but I haven't done anything because I really wasn't sure if it would work.

Can you give some details on some of the stuff specific to these trucks, like does the overhead console just unsnap like in the other trucks, and how do you get the headliner down around the sunroof? I'm really wanting to do this now!

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Looks great -- and I already bought the clearance lights for my truck w/ sunroof but I haven't done anything because I really wasn't sure if it would work.

Can you give some details on some of the stuff specific to these trucks, like does the overhead console just unsnap like in the other trucks, and how do you get the headliner down around the sunroof? I'm really wanting to do this now!

Thanks!

Adam
Thanks, the headliner is not that bad. Just pull the door sills down to get them out of the way, take off the pillars beside the window on both sides, remove the sunvisors and brackets and remove the rubber trim around the sunroof. Be careful with this part because the glue that holds it on is very messy!! I also put a piece of painters tape along the edges of the sunroof visor thing so it would not lay in the glue once you remove the rubber trim. This will make more since once you start looking at it. That is all you have to do. The light can stay installed because the entire headliner will drop down in the front to give you enough room to work. also... make sure you put something between the head liner and the roof before you start drilling unless you want to have holes in the liner so you can show every one how you installed the lights.. haha. I actually used a gatorade bottle turned sideways to keep a gap between them.
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