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Old 01-30-2012, 09:37 PM
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Hi guys,
I bought a 2000 F350 recently, and I'm in the process of fixing it up for a daily driver and to haul a livestock trailer.

I have a question about upgrading the headlights. I bought the conversion kit off ebay to change to the 2005-2007 lights. I'm not keen on cutting the header panel. If I bought the 2005 plastic header panel, will my current grill fit correctly with my ranch hand style bumper, or will I need a different grill?

Thanks for the help. I just joined the site and I'm looking forward to getting informed!
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Old 01-30-2012, 10:28 PM
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look up on the exterior forums page neer the top, i made 05-07 conversion instructions.

youll need to cut the header panel to make your grille properly clip to the bottom the older grilles have 3 clips, newer have 5, if you didnt live so far away i have a spare thats already cut.
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Old 01-31-2012, 07:25 AM
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Thanks for the help!

I read that thread, and I guess my only question is with my ranch hand bumper thrown into the mix.

I understand how to install the new header panel and lights. When it comes to the grill and bumper, though, that's where I have a question. Am I better getting a 05-07 grill too, and if so will I have to cut it so the bumper goes back on? Is it easier to just modify the plastic header panel by cutting a couple of spots on the bottom of it to accommodate the old style grill so as not to interfere with the bumper? If so, where do I cut?

I guess I'm trying to do a partial 05-07 front end, not a full change, so its a little weird. I love the big bumper though and definitely want to keep it!
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:45 PM
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Its very easy to cut the panel. Just follow the cut out guide


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Old 01-31-2012, 08:17 PM
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OK, so it looks like cutting the header panel to get the headlights to fit is going to be the best way to make this setup work with the Ranch hand bumper. Thanks.
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It depends on what bumper you have. My old trucks front replacement fit 99-2007 may want to look up what year models yours is for.
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