Changing my 02 F250 to the 07-07 style front end. Figured I'd post a few pictures here to help keep me motivated.
Previous owner had installed a very nice Derale trans cooler with a dedicated fan to supplement the tiny factory trans cooler. It worked great and looked good, but it required trimming the grill and would interfere with the support brace on the new front end. I'll be changing it out for the much larger 6.0 transmission cooler. You can see it in the picture below behind the Ford oval. I pulled that off Saturday morning.
Today this is how she started, I never did adjust the chrome bumper, it should be an inch higher than it is.
And this is where it ended up:
I drove it like that to the coin wash and cleaned the nose and engine bay. hoping I didn't mess anything up
It looks like a lot, but it's amazing how quick it all comes off. 6 bolts hold the bumper on. 4 for the grill. 4 for the lower head lights, and 8 for the core support.
Not sure how I want to adapt the 1/2" 6.0 lines to the 3/8" lines. I got some fittings from Lowes today, but it's going to take 4 pieces for each line, lot of places to leak. And then I realized how beneficial a 90 degree angle would be. Having the bumper off makes this much easier.
Looking online, these are $7 each from mcmaster carr:
I could also order a 1/2" to 3/8" barbed reducer as well.
Here is another option, but has a lot of places to leak, and I'm sure about flow .
Neither was that guy. so he had these made up:
I'm gonna do some calling around tomorrow and see what I can get to work.
If I have to order parts, I'd like to get that little trans filter too. Will work for now until I upgrade to the big daddy.