Originally Posted by Monster Stroke
Unfortunately I do not know the part numbers. However, you need three holes on the back of the bumper (the little lip that faces the tire) for the 3 plastic push pins. Then you need 2 holes facing perpendicular to the push pins (so facing straight out like the mirrors) for 2 bolts, I think they're a 5/16 head, and they screw into 2 threaded clips (looks like a mini money clip, can't think of the name) that clip onto the little plastic nubs on the inside of the flare. The bolts thread from inside the bumper, into the flare so the bolt head faces the engine. I will be the first to tell you that it is a PITA to put those 2 bolts in with the bumper mounted haha The flare is mounted with the thinner side towards the top of the bumper. Hope that helps. If you look at my pics I posted previously you can kinda tell whats going on
Thanks, that is the perfect answer I was looking for. The parts guy at Ford ordered those "money clip" looking parts for me but they showed up as "double" clips. Each unit consisted of two attached: each one had 2 threaded holes and was connected by about 2" of material. Looking at them I couldn't see any score line to break them apart or use them separately, so I concluded the clip to be the wrong part, but a single version of the same thing should work and sounds just like what you described. The "double" parts were too wide to insert onto the back of the plastic bumper extension.
From pictures of F450 bumpers for sale online, I just couldn't confirm if the clip was the right thing to use.
Yeah, I don't look forward to installing with bumper in place, but I have dealt with worse!
I plan on a dry run install of parts without paint and see if I need to trim or sand for a better contoured fit, but it looks pretty decent out of the box. If anything, the part appears a bit loose at the top and bottom. I have some leftover rubber channel from my fender flare install, that might do the trick for a tighter fit. Not sure about its looks, however.
Thanks for taking the time to answer, I was really stuck on this!
I'm really not looking forward to drilling the holes in the bumper. That part will not be fun, but I have some ideas on marking their location. I plan to put tape over whole area where holes will be, then push some broken crayons into the holes on the plastic part (i have a 3 year old, so no shortage of broken crayons) and then push the part into its location on bumper, wiggle a bit and make sure I have a couple "dots" showing on the bumper. It should work, I have used very similar tricks in the past. Might take a bit of work to get the crayons rigged up.
Then drill very carefully so I don't slip and mark up the bumper....... .........de-burr and add some touch-up paint to the holes, and all should be ready for the real install.