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Old 12-04-2009, 05:38 AM
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04-08 F150 nose on an 03-06 Expedition

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Does anyone know if the fenders, grill, hood, bumper, etc. of an 04-08 F-150 can be installed on a 03-06 Expedition?

Ryan
 
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Old 12-08-2009, 02:23 PM
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I have an 05 expy and im trying put the 04-08 f150 clip or the 07+ expy front clip on, but havent had any sucess on locating helpful info!
 
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Old 12-08-2009, 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by WHOISMOOTOO View Post
I have an 05 expy and im trying put the 04-08 f150 clip or the 07+ expy front clip on, but havent had any sucess on locating helpful info!
I have thought about swapping the nose of an 07+ Expedition onto my 06 and it seems do-able.
 
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like this

 
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I've thought about doing putting an 07-10 front end on my 05 F150. The fenders seem to line up. You would have to replace the bumper, valances, hood, and grill for your swap. You could keep the current 03-06 headlights and they should line up, unless its 07 and newer. No way am I expert but a guy I know that worked for a body shop said the fenders should be a perfect match. Once I get back from next deployment I do plan on putting the 07 front end on my truck. You can do it pretty cheap, I'm sure you could find the parts you need on ebay or at a nearby junk yard. But if you want new parts go to http://www.iautobodyparts.com
 
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Old 01-31-2010, 11:47 PM
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i want some 03-06 expy clip parts so if yall are gonna trash yours let me know
 
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Originally Posted by TucsonSoldier88 View Post
I've thought about doing putting an 07-10 front end on my 05 F150. The fenders seem to line up. You would have to replace the bumper, valances, hood, and grill for your swap. You could keep the current 03-06 headlights and they should line up, unless its 07 and newer. No way am I expert but a guy I know that worked for a body shop said the fenders should be a perfect match. Once I get back from next deployment I do plan on putting the 07 front end on my truck. You can do it pretty cheap, I'm sure you could find the parts you need on ebay or at a nearby junk yard. But if you want new parts go to http://www.iautobodyparts.com
the 03-06 expy fenders and headlights are different enough from the 04-08 f150s that they will probably not just bolt up. I believe the rear of the fender and the frontal door lines are not exactly the same either.
You would need the front fenders the hood, grille, lights, bumper cover as well as the bumper reinforcement (trucks have an actual bumper whereas expys have the bar) and valance, the rad core support and all the hardware (pins bolts plastic rivets) and foam backer pad for the upper bumper.
Seems easy at first but there are a ton of little parts that are no where near the same. Your best bet would be to find a complete front clip and mold the front of the expy fenders to the rear of the f150 fenders and then align everything and probably make new mounting holes for a majority of the parts.
I have taken apart quite a few 03-06 expys and they are very different from the f150s once you look past the "skin"

that goes as well for the 07+ expy and the f150 line-up
 
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Old 02-01-2010, 09:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Fabian06SC View Post
the 03-06 expy fenders and headlights are different enough from the 04-08 f150s that they will probably not just bolt up. I believe the rear of the fender and the frontal door lines are not exactly the same either.
You would need the front fenders the hood, grille, lights, bumper cover as well as the bumper reinforcement (trucks have an actual bumper whereas expys have the bar) and valance, the rad core support and all the hardware (pins bolts plastic rivets) and foam backer pad for the upper bumper.
Seems easy at first but there are a ton of little parts that are no where near the same. Your best bet would be to find a complete front clip and mold the front of the expy fenders to the rear of the f150 fenders and then align everything and probably make new mounting holes for a majority of the parts.
I have taken apart quite a few 03-06 expys and they are very different from the f150s once you look past the "skin"

that goes as well for the 07+ expy and the f150 line-up
Oh ok, a lot more work than I thought it would be. Now is is possible to use just the 07 Expeditions headlights and modify the bumper to fit it and possibly the grill? What exactly would I have to change? Sorry if I hijacked this thread btw.
 
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no sorry, the front fender area as well as the upper bumper trim is way different from the 07 expy to the 04-08 f150s. The lights bolt and fit into the core support so that would be needed just to "bolt" the lights in. and i dont think it will be a simple modify/ retrofit fror the lights and grille. Does the grill come up with the hood on the expys? I know the 03-06s the grille stayed down and just the hood came up unlike the truck where the grille goes up with the hood.

Dont get me wrong though, it CAN be done, but as to what price is the question. a simple grille and headlight swap could be done but so many little things would need to be modified it may not be reasonable. I have often contemplated doing a 07+ expy front.
I think its safe to say that if you have to ask if it will work, more than likely its not something you will want to handle on your own. No disrespect intended by any means, but it may be better to leave it to a pro custom body shop and it will probably be too expensive for such a subtle front upgrade.
Search for my Expedition mirrors thread, youll see how much work goes into making something look factory and the price I estimated it would take to replicate it. And that was just for mirrors.
 
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Originally Posted by Patman03SprCrw View Post
i want some 03-06 expy clip parts so if yall are gonna trash yours let me know
lol You know darn well the 03-06 expy is VERY close to your year model trucks!
Your silver one would look pimp with that front end and an updated patman grille
 
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Sorry guys i guess we kind of did highjack the thread...

Originally Posted by rtm038 View Post
Hello,
Does anyone know if the fenders, grill, hood, bumper, etc. of an 04-08 F-150 can be installed on a 03-06 Expedition?

Ryan
Read my first post pretty much applies to you just in the reverse order....

Originally Posted by WHOISMOOTOO View Post
I have an 05 expy and im trying put the 04-08 f150 clip or the 07+ expy front clip on, but havent had any sucess on locating helpful info!
the 04-08 clip read above....
the 07+ expy clip should be way easier than a truck front end and would essentially be a bolt on. You just need THE ENTIRE front CLIP lol...

Originally Posted by rtm038 View Post
I have thought about swapping the nose of an 07+ Expedition onto my 06 and it seems do-able.
See post above
 
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i've seen an 04-08 f150 with 03-06 expy clip in dfw it's black with the lariat two tone at first i didn't notice it but i had to do a triple check and noticed to late when the truck left, i've also seen a 98-02 navi with the 07-10 navi front

patman you should do the 07-10 navi front clip
 
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yea the 01 thru 2010 gen expy/navi have a vary similar platform the earlier of which is nearly identical to the late (01ish?) pre 04+ truck.

i have never seen a 04+ with an 03-06 expy front... i dont see the point.. they look too similar. Now the pre 04 trucks look killer with the 03+ expy front clips
 
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For some reason my text didnt show up but im going to stick with the 04-08 f-150 conversion (sometime this year) still trying to decide beween the limited or the ct motorsports (look up)... Tell me what yall think
 

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