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post #1 of 11 Old 01-08-2010, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
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Need Help!!!

OK, I'm new to the FORD DIESEL world and just purchased a 7.3 PS 2002 Excursion. I'm stoked on this SUV and want to restore its headlights. I bought the one piece headlight from an ebay seller that told me they would fit......wrong ( maybe cause they're Chinese?). My question is......from what I've read, do any 99-2005 headlights fit my vehicle with no modifications? I need a straight answer and maybe some pics of guys who have already done it cause I'm sending them back and wanting to get new one piece headlights or going back to the old stuff.

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Here is a bump for ya man. I am not 100% sure if the 05 headlights will fit in a 02 directly. I know that to do the grill swap you must either cut the bumper or buy a kit, but again i'm not 100% on the headlights.


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Thanks man, I'll really not wanting to change the bumper or grill, just the headlights. The two piece one are very outdated and the one piece ones look great.

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You have to cut the header panel to get them to fit. The new ones are deeper than the old ones


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First of all, your Truck looks SICK! Are you saying ALL one piece headlights need cutting/mods to the panel or just certain years?

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First of all, your Truck looks SICK! Are you saying ALL one piece headlights need cutting/mods to the panel or just certain years?

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Thanks for the compliment! 99-04 trucks must be cut to get the 05-07 lights to fit. They do make 1 piece lights that fit the 99-04 trucks; I had a set but didn't like them too much. Here's what I used to have



Here's the only pic I can find with them on my truck



Edit- Here's a write-up on how to cut the header panel '05 Head Light Conversion Template/Guide For Cutting


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Ya, those don't do it for me like the 05-07s do! Thanks again for your quick replies!! Your 08 side tow mirrors are my next project. I saw so threads on those and it looks pretty straight forward uh? Any pointers?

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Ya, those don't do it for me like the 05-07s do! Thanks again for your quick replies!! Your 08 side tow mirrors are my next project. I saw so threads on those and it looks pretty straight forward uh? Any pointers?

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The 08 mirrors aren't that big of a deal. You have to grind off 2 tabs but other than that, they bolt right up


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everything Eric is telling you is GREAT info, if you're just doing headlights the easiest way is to cut your stock header panel. do everything carefully though. good luck with the new truck and be forewarned......it doesn't stop at onl the headlights.

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Thanks guys for the great info! Now i must MAX out all my credit cards to create a FORD like you guys!

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