(FOR-1105) Ford Explorer MX / SW Series Upper Grille Installation Details

(FOR-1105) Ford Explorer MX / SW Series Upper Grille

Products : FOR1105B , FOR1105S

Install Step #1:
Our project Ford Explorerin need of a custom mesh grille kit.
Install Step #2:
Remove the plastic clips located on the top of the factory grille shell.
Install Step #3:
Remove grille shell from vehicle.
Install Step #4:
Remove the nuts that secure the Ford emblem in place.
Install Step #5:
Remove the Ford emblem.
Install Step #6:
Place the GrillCraft insert into the grille shell from the front side as shown.
Install Step #7:
A view of the center tab mounting point. If you decide to cut the grille center out do not cut this mounting point out.
Install Step #8:
The grille can be installed with or without cutting the factory grille center out.
Install Step #9:
A view of the factory grille shell with center removed.
Install Step #10:
Place the grille insert into the grille shell and mark mounting tab locations.
Install Step #11:
Drill for the mounting screws using a 3/16 inch drill bit.
Install Step #12:
Place the grille shell onto vehicle and drill the two bottom holes in order to transfer locations onto vehicle.
Install Step #13:
A view of the lower grille mounting hole transfered to vehicle. (this will give the lower mounting screws proper clearance)
Install Step #14:
Enlarge the transferred hole location on vehicle as shown. (this will give the lower mounting screws proper clearance)
Install Step #15:
Tape the center section of the factory grille shell and paint this area with flat black spray paint.
Install Step #16:
here is the factory grille shell with the center section painted flat black. Note: I have painted the face of the upper chrome section.
Install Step #17:
Mount the grille inserts with the supplied hardware.
Install Step #18:
The upper grille is held in place with screws and "flat" nuts as shown.
Install Step #19:
For the best look paint the mounting screw head and mounting tab with some black touch up paint using a brush works great.
Install Step #20:
The GrillCraft SW-Series grille shown here installed on the Ford Explorer. The SW-Series Grille for the Ford Explorer is a custom made to order item.
Install Step #21:
The GrillCraft SW-Series grille shown here installed on the Ford Explorer. The SW-Series Grille for the Ford Explorer is a custom made to order item.
Install Step #22:
The GrillCraft SW-Series grille shown here installed on the Ford Explorer. The SW-Series Grille for the Ford Explorer is a custom made to order item.
Install Step #23:
The GrillCraft SW-Series lower grille shown here installed on the Ford Explorer. The SW-Series Grille for the Ford Explorer is a custom made to order item.
Install Step #24:
The GrillCraft SW-Series grille shown here installed on the Ford Explorer. The SW-Series Grille for the Ford Explorer is a custom made to order item.
Install Step #25:
The GrillCraft SW-Series grille shown here installed on the Ford Explorer. The SW-Series Grille for the Ford Explorer is a custom made to order item.
Install Step #26:
The GrillCraft SW-Series grille shown here installed on the Ford Explorer. The SW-Series Grille for the Ford Explorer is a custom made to order item.
Install Step #27:
The GrillCraft SW-Series grille shown here installed on the Ford Explorer. The SW-Series Grille for the Ford Explorer is a custom made to order item.
Install Step #28:
The GrillCraft SW-Series grille shown here installed on the Ford Explorer. The SW-Series Grille for the Ford Explorer is a custom made to order item.

These installations steps pertain to the following vehicles:


Year Make Model Submodel Fitment Notes
2005 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer N / A
2005 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer N / A
2005 Ford Explorer Limited N / A
2005 Ford Explorer Limited N / A
2005 Ford Explorer XLS N / A
2005 Ford Explorer XLS N / A
2005 Ford Explorer XLT N / A
2005 Ford Explorer XLT N / A
2004 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer N / A
2004 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer N / A
2004 Ford Explorer Limited N / A
2004 Ford Explorer Limited N / A
2004 Ford Explorer NBX N / A
2004 Ford Explorer NBX N / A
2004 Ford Explorer XLS N / A
2004 Ford Explorer XLS N / A
2004 Ford Explorer XLT N / A
2004 Ford Explorer XLT N / A
2003 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer N / A
2003 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer N / A
2003 Ford Explorer Limited N / A
2003 Ford Explorer Limited N / A
2003 Ford Explorer XLS N / A
2003 Ford Explorer XLS N / A
2003 Ford Explorer XLT N / A
2003 Ford Explorer XLT N / A
2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer N / A
2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer N / A
2002 Ford Explorer Limited N / A
2002 Ford Explorer Limited N / A
2002 Ford Explorer XLS N / A
2002 Ford Explorer XLS N / A
2002 Ford Explorer XLT N / A
2002 Ford Explorer XLT N / A