(FOR-1308) Ford F150 MX / SW Series Upper Grille Installation Details

(FOR-1308) Ford F150 MX / SW Series Upper Grille

Products : FOR1308B , FOR1308S

Install Step #1:
F-150 "Honeycomb Style" factory grille shell shown here. GrillCraft Part# FOR-1308 will also fit this factory style grille shell.
Install Step #2:
F-150 "FX4 Style" factory grille shell shown here. GrillCraft Part# FOR-1308 will also fit this factory style grille shell.
Install Step #3:
F-150 "FX2 Style" factory grille shell shown here. GrillCraft Part# FOR-1308 will also fit this factory style grille shell.
Install Step #4:
F-150 "Limited Style" factory grille shell shown here. GrillCraft Part# FOR-1308 will also fit this factory style grille shell.
Install Step #5:
Open the hood and remove the nuts located on the back side of the grille.
Install Step #6:
Remove the four bolts from the grille extension bracket as shown.
Install Step #7:
The complete grille shell can now be removed from the vehicle.
Install Step #8:
The black plastic trim ring will need to be cut out.
Install Step #9:
This is a view of the grille shell after the plastic trim has been cut off. Please note when cutting the plastic trim. DO NOT! cut near the plastic clip that holds the grille shell parts together otherwise the clip will no longer hold.
Install Step #10:
Remove screws along the back side of the grille shell. Remove support brackets.
Install Step #11:
Shown here removing metal support brackets.
Install Step #12:
The next step is to seperate the grille shell from the plastic backing. The grille shell is held to the backing with plastic clips.Be careful not to break plastic clips. If for some reason a clip breaks you may hold the grille shell together with 5-minute epoxy. 5-minute epoxy can be found at the auto parts store.
Install Step #13:
Photo shown here after cutting and remove grille shell plastic trim ring.
Install Step #14:
Note: This plastic area must be present after cutting. This plastic area will hold the mesh grille atachment screws.
Install Step #15:
A view of the grille shell backing after cutting out plastic trim ring.
Install Step #16:
A view of the grille shell backing after cutting out plastic trim ring.
Install Step #17:
A view of the grille shell backing after cutting out platic trim ring.
Install Step #18:
A view of the grille shell backing after cutting out platic trim ring.
Install Step #19:
A view of the grille shell backing after cutting out platic trim ring.
Install Step #20:
Attach the grille shell backing to the front grille trim.
Install Step #21:
Snap plastic clips into place. If needed use 5-minute epoxy to hold any broken plastic clips.
Install Step #22:
A view with the grille shell backing and front grille trim back together.
Install Step #23:
Place GrillCraft grille into grille shell opening from the front side as shown.
Install Step #24:
A view of the GrillCraft mesh grille into the factory grille shell.
Install Step #25:
Another view of the GrillCraft mesh grille into the factory grille shell.
Install Step #26:
A backside view of the mesh grille mounting tab.
Install Step #27:
Drill mounting screw holes using 3/16 inch drill bit.
Install Step #28:
Fasten grille with supplied screws and "Flat Nuts"
Install Step #29:
The GrillCraft grille installed into factory Ford F150 grille shell (back-sideview).
Install Step #30:
Our Ford F150 project with GrillCraft Mesh Grille installed.
Install Step #31:
Our Ford F150 project with GrillCraft Mesh Grille installed.
Install Step #32:
Our Ford F150 project with GrillCraft Mesh Grille installed.
Install Step #33:
Our Ford F150 project with GrillCraft Mesh Grille installed.

These installations steps pertain to the following vehicles:


Year Make Model Submodel Fitment Notes
2008 Ford F-150 FX2 N / A
2008 Ford F-150 FX2 N / A
2008 Ford F-150 FX4 N / A
2008 Ford F-150 FX4 N / A
2008 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson Edition N / A
2008 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson Edition N / A
2008 Ford F-150 King Ranch N / A
2008 Ford F-150 King Ranch N / A
2008 Ford F-150 Lariat Will fit Lariat model grille shell with cutting of outer plastic trim.
2008 Ford F-150 Lariat Will fit Lariat model grille shell with cutting of outer plastic trim.
2008 Ford F-150 Limited N / A
2008 Ford F-150 Limited N / A
2008 Ford F-150 STX N / A
2008 Ford F-150 STX N / A
2008 Ford F-150 XL N / A
2008 Ford F-150 XL N / A
2008 Ford F-150 XLT Will fit XLT model grille shell with cutting of outer plastic trim.
2008 Ford F-150 XLT Will fit XLT model grille shell with cutting of outer plastic trim.
2007 Ford F-150 FX2 N / A
2007 Ford F-150 FX2 N / A
2007 Ford F-150 FX4 N / A
2007 Ford F-150 FX4 N / A
2007 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson Edition N / A
2007 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson Edition N / A
2007 Ford F-150 King Ranch N / A
2007 Ford F-150 King Ranch N / A
2007 Ford F-150 Lariat Will fit Lariat model grille shell with cutting of outer plastic trim.
2007 Ford F-150 Lariat Will fit Lariat model grille shell with cutting of outer plastic trim.
2007 Ford F-150 STX N / A
2007 Ford F-150 STX N / A
2007 Ford F-150 XL N / A
2007 Ford F-150 XL N / A
2007 Ford F-150 XLT Will fit XLT model grille shell with cutting of outer plastic trim.
2007 Ford F-150 XLT Will fit XLT model grille shell with cutting of outer plastic trim.
2006 Ford F-150 FX4 N / A
2006 Ford F-150 FX4 N / A
2006 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson Edition N / A
2006 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson Edition N / A
2006 Ford F-150 King Ranch N / A
2006 Ford F-150 King Ranch N / A
2006 Ford F-150 Lariat Will fit Lariat model grille shell with cutting of outer plastic trim.
2006 Ford F-150 Lariat Will fit Lariat model grille shell with cutting of outer plastic trim.
2006 Ford F-150 STX N / A
2006 Ford F-150 STX N / A
2006 Ford F-150 XL N / A
2006 Ford F-150 XL N / A
2006 Ford F-150 XLT Will fit XLT model grille shell with cutting of outer plastic trim.
2006 Ford F-150 XLT Will fit XLT model grille shell with cutting of outer plastic trim.
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 N / A
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 N / A
2005 Ford F-150 King Ranch N / A
2005 Ford F-150 King Ranch N / A
2005 Ford F-150 Lariat Will fit Lariat model grille shell with cutting of outer plastic trim.
2005 Ford F-150 Lariat Will fit Lariat model grille shell with cutting of outer plastic trim.
2005 Ford F-150 STX N / A
2005 Ford F-150 STX N / A
2005 Ford F-150 XL N / A
2005 Ford F-150 XL N / A
2005 Ford F-150 XLT Will fit XLT model grille shell with cutting of outer plastic trim.
2005 Ford F-150 XLT Will fit XLT model grille shell with cutting of outer plastic trim.
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 N / A
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 N / A
2004 Ford F-150 Lariat Will fit Lariat model grille shell with cutting of outer plastic trim.
2004 Ford F-150 Lariat Will fit Lariat model grille shell with cutting of outer plastic trim.
2004 Ford F-150 STX N / A
2004 Ford F-150 STX N / A
2004 Ford F-150 XL N / A
2004 Ford F-150 XL N / A
2004 Ford F-150 XLT Will fit XLT model grille shell with cutting of outer plastic trim.
2004 Ford F-150 XLT Will fit XLT model grille shell with cutting of outer plastic trim.