Just finished the 05 grille install in my 2000 model
I bought an aftermarket 05 grille(looks identical to a stock Ford one) for $150 though a buddy that works at a body shop. I thought at first I'd got in over my head because it requires a LOT of measuring and cutting. Basically you've gotta cut 1.5" off the bottom of the grille right though the middle of the chrome. Anyway I used an air powered cut off wheel and made my initial cut then when back with the scotchbrite discs to smooth it up the best I could, then I used black wire loom over the bottom edge when I installed it so you couldn't see the rough edge. Looks 10X better than my stock grille did!
Last edited by viperbluelx; 05-31-2007 at 03:31 PM.