(FOR-1311) Ford F150 MX / SW Series Upper Grille Installation Details

(FOR-1311) Ford F150 MX / SW Series Upper Grille

Products : FOR1311B , FOR1311S , FOR1311SW

Install Step #1:
GrillCraft Part# FOR-1311 will fit the following original Ford grille shells.
Install Step #2:
Our 2009 Project Ford F-150 Truck in need of a GrillCraft MX-Series Mesh Grille.
Install Step #3:
Open the hood and remove the nuts located on the back side of the grille.
Install Step #4:
We recommend using a "Nylon Pry Bar" in order to remove grille shell clips. Nylon Pry Bar are availble at Harbor Freight Tools. www.harborfreight.com Item# 95214
Install Step #5:
Place plastic pry bar under grille shell in order to release grille shell clip.
Install Step #6:
Note locations of the grille shell clips.
Install Step #7:
A view of the grille shell clip.
Install Step #8:
A close up of the grille shell clip.
Install Step #9:
Now remove grille shell from vehicle.
Install Step #10:
We are going to use a air saw for the cutting of the grille shell center.
Install Step #11:
A view of the factory grille shell with center section removed.
Install Step #12:
Note: When cutting out right & left section of the grille shell leave a small portion of plastic shown at arrow.
Install Step #13:
Remove grille shell reinforment bar screws located on the backside of the grille shell.
Install Step #14:
Removing reinforcement from the grille shell.
Install Step #15:
Removing end sections of the grille shell.
Install Step #16:
Note: A small portion of plastic has been left at located arrows.
Install Step #17:
The factory grille shell with center section completly removed.
Install Step #18:
Another view of the grille shell ready for the mesh grille center.
Install Step #19:
Another view of the grille shell ready for the mesh grille center.Using a small disc grinder works well to clean up cut lines.
Install Step #20:
Modified factory grille shell shown with stock grille shell below.
Install Step #21:
Place mesh insert into grille shell as shown. Press grill insert firmly against plastic nubs left onto grille shell in Step's #11 & #15.
Install Step #22:
While holding mesh grille insert in place, mark mounting tab center hole locations.
Install Step #23:
Drill 3/16 inch holes for mounting screws.
Install Step #24:
Mask off area behind mesh grille insert using masking tape. Next spray section behind grille insert using a flat black spray paint.
Install Step #25:
Spray area behind grille insert using flat black spray paint.
Install Step #26:
A view of the painted area.
Install Step #27:
The grille mounting hardware.
Install Step #28:
When mounting the top grille screws make sure to use the longer screws included.
Install Step #29:
Note: On the top mounting tabs make sure to use the longer 1 1/4 inch screws as shown.
Install Step #30:
When drilling right & left end tab screw holes cut a small window in the gray plastic as shown.
Install Step #31:
Fasten grille screws.
Install Step #32:
Ford F150 2009-2012 GrillCraft SW-Series grille shown here with optional lower grille. The fit and finish of the GrillCraft F150 SW Series Mesh grille are top notch.
Install Step #33:
Ford F150 2009-2012 GrillCraft SW-Series grille shown here with optional lower grille. The fit and finish of the GrillCraft F150 SW Series Mesh grille are top notch.
Install Step #34:
Ford F150 2009-2012 GrillCraft SW-Series grille shown here with optional lower grille. The fit and finish of the GrillCraft F150 SW Series Mesh grille are top notch.
Install Step #35:
Ford F150 2009-2012 GrillCraft Black MX Series Mesh Grille. The fit and finish of the GrillCraft F150 Mesh grille are top notch.
Install Step #36:
Ford F150 2009-2012 GrillCraft Black MX Series Mesh Grille. The fit and finish of the GrillCraft F150 Mesh grille are top notch.
Install Step #37:
Ford F150 2009-2012 GrillCraft Black MX Series Mesh Grille. The fit and finish of the GrillCraft F150 Mesh grille are top notch.
Install Step #38:
Ford F150 2009-2012 GrillCraft Silver MX Series Mesh Grille. The fit and finish of the GrillCraft F150 Mesh grille are top notch.
Install Step #39:
Ford F150 2009-2012 GrillCraft Silver MX Series Mesh Grille. The fit and finish of the GrillCraft F150 Mesh grille are top notch.
Install Step #40:
Ford F150 2009-2012 GrillCraft Silver MX Series Mesh Grille. The fit and finish of the GrillCraft F150 Mesh grille are top notch.
Install Step #41:
Ford F150 2009-2012 GrillCraft Silver MX Series Mesh Grille. The fit and finish of the GrillCraft F150 Mesh grille are top notch.
Install Step #42:
GrillCraft SW Series Mesh shown in electro polished finish.
Install Step #43:
GrillCraft MX Series Mesh shown in Black powder coat finish.
Install Step #44:
GrillCraft MX Series Mesh shown in Silver powder coat finish.

These installations steps pertain to the following vehicles:


Year Make Model Submodel Fitment Notes
2012 Ford F-150 FX2 N / A
2012 Ford F-150 FX2 N / A
2012 Ford F-150 FX2 N / A
2012 Ford F-150 FX4 N / A
2012 Ford F-150 FX4 N / A
2012 Ford F-150 FX4 N / A
2012 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson Edition N / A
2012 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson Edition N / A
2012 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson Edition N / A
2012 Ford F-150 STX N / A
2012 Ford F-150 STX N / A
2012 Ford F-150 STX N / A
2012 Ford F-150 XL N / A
2012 Ford F-150 XL N / A
2012 Ford F-150 XL N / A
2012 Ford F-150 XLT N / A
2012 Ford F-150 XLT N / A
2012 Ford F-150 XLT N / A
2011 Ford F-150 FX2 N / A
2011 Ford F-150 FX2 N / A
2011 Ford F-150 FX2 N / A
2011 Ford F-150 FX4 N / A
2011 Ford F-150 FX4 N / A
2011 Ford F-150 FX4 N / A
2011 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson Edition N / A
2011 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson Edition N / A
2011 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson Edition N / A
2011 Ford F-150 Lariat Limited N / A
2011 Ford F-150 Lariat Limited N / A
2011 Ford F-150 Lariat Limited N / A
2011 Ford F-150 STX N / A
2011 Ford F-150 STX N / A
2011 Ford F-150 STX N / A
2011 Ford F-150 XL N / A
2011 Ford F-150 XL N / A
2011 Ford F-150 XL N / A
2011 Ford F-150 XLT N / A
2011 Ford F-150 XLT N / A
2011 Ford F-150 XLT N / A
2010 Ford F-150 FX2 N / A
2010 Ford F-150 FX2 N / A
2010 Ford F-150 FX2 N / A
2010 Ford F-150 FX4 N / A
2010 Ford F-150 FX4 N / A
2010 Ford F-150 FX4 N / A
2010 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson Edition N / A
2010 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson Edition N / A
2010 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson Edition N / A
2010 Ford F-150 STX N / A
2010 Ford F-150 STX N / A
2010 Ford F-150 STX N / A
2010 Ford F-150 XL N / A
2010 Ford F-150 XL N / A
2010 Ford F-150 XL N / A
2010 Ford F-150 XLT N / A
2010 Ford F-150 XLT N / A
2010 Ford F-150 XLT N / A
2009 Ford F-150 FX4 N / A
2009 Ford F-150 FX4 N / A
2009 Ford F-150 FX4 N / A
2009 Ford F-150 STX N / A
2009 Ford F-150 STX N / A
2009 Ford F-150 STX N / A
2009 Ford F-150 XL N / A
2009 Ford F-150 XL N / A
2009 Ford F-150 XL N / A
2009 Ford F-150 XLT N / A
2009 Ford F-150 XLT N / A
2009 Ford F-150 XLT N / A