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Old 03-13-2014, 07:23 PM
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F450 Bumper Flare Extensions: Will they fit?

Planning on adding some Bushwacker pocket flares to my truck when I get the lift and tires done, but I have never been a huge fan of the unfinished look of the front bumper in combination with the flares.

Is it possible to install the F450 / F550 front bumper extensions to fix this, and have it look good?

Are they close to the same width as the BW flares?

Anyone have pics of this done to a SRW truck?
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Would like to know also! Ive often contemplated popping the ones off of my truck at work quick to see how they'd look once I get my bushwackers installed.
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Old 03-30-2014, 03:41 PM
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Yes they do! It makes a huge difference and looks so much better





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Hey, thanks for the pics, but do you have any bigger pics?

Truck looks great, and actually quite relevant to what I am doing, by the looks of it.

What is your suspension, wheel and tire set-up?

Looks like 20x10 Fuel Hostage? With 35x12.5x20 tires? -12 or -24 offset? Levelled or 4"?

I am curious about your specifics.

I just got my BW pocket flares from the painters, wheels/tires (20x10, ET-24 Fuel Krank PVD Chrome with Toyo 35x12.5 M/T) should be here this week sometime, 4.5" Carli kit will get here in a couple weeks.

Debating about doing the F450 fender extension. On the Platinum with painted bumper, I think the painted flare extensions would add a nice touch and blend right in.

I found one other picture of a white truck with this done by Googling, but no details on setup.

It looks really good on the chrome bumper too, with your truck.

I think I will do it eventually, now that I have seen a couple pics.

Besides the moldings for $100 each side, are there any other parts one needs to buy?
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Old 03-31-2014, 02:25 PM
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Thank you sir!

My setup is just a leveling kit with airbags in the rear with a set of 20x10 Fuel Hostage's in -24 offset wrapped in a set of 37x12.50x20's

I took a couple close up pictures. I'm not sure what comes with them when you order a set because I put a ranch hand on our 550 and just stole the caps off of the original bumper.

I hope this helps with your project!

(I have no idea why the pictures are sideways. On my computer they're all right side up)







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i ordered the new bumper extension parts, but no hardware as it looked on parts diagram like it was simply push pins and they wanted $8+ at Ford for the pins. Figured I could source out aftermarket cheaper.

I got the parts and took a look at them.

So they have no instructions and the parts diagrams suck, so I have a couple of questions:
Anyone know how the extension fits onto the bumper?

I know I need to drill 2 holes on trailing edge of bumper for the push pins, but I am trying to figure out how the rest of it connects.

It looks like there is a clip or hanger that it attaches to (there are also a couple holes on backside of the extension part), but I have no idea what it looks like.

Do I have to drill additional holes?

Was hoping to avoid additional holes in face of bumper, thinking I might be able to do something with some double sided 3M trim tape instead?

I would like to figure this out before I spend a lot to get the parts painted.

Maybe this is more trouble than its worth.
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Still struggling to get the right hardware. Body shops around here are no help, they told me to ask dealer, the dealer told me to ask the body shops as their parts diagrams suck and they said there is no support to put F450 parts on a F350.

Crap this isn't rocket science but I asked them to order the hardware and i get these weird double clips show up that are twice as wide as the slots in the back of the F450 bumper extensions (which have two single holes on the back, not double holes)

I didnt buy the parts as they looked like the wrong item.

Can anyone with a F450 help me out on how these things go together?

I already KNOW I need the push pins for the trailing edge of the bumper, and that I need to drill holes for the two fasteners on the backside of the bumper wing or extension part, but what the heck connects the two? Is it another push pin or a threaded fastener and clip?

Anyone know the part numbers I need?

I have the F450 parts diagram printed out from the dealer but the parts guy has no clue what to try next. He suggested I run back to the forum and search for the answer.
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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
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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.

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