Flog Industries Ford F-150 - Bumper Install Photo Gallery
Our Ultimate Work Truck Prepares for a Beating With Flog Industries Bumpers
Patrick McCarthy –
Mar 1, 2013
Photo 1/26 | flog Your F 150 Bumper Install lifted Ford F 150 | Flog Industries Ford F-150 - Bumper Install
Photo 2/26 | flog Your F 150 Bumper Install lifted Ford F 150 | Flog Industries Ford F-150 - Bumper Install
Photo 3/26 | flog Your F 150 Bumper Install front Three Quarter | With a new grille and nice wheels and tires, our work truck was looking better but still needed an attitude adjustment. After today, our F-150 will look as mean as they come.
Photo 4/26 | flog Your F 150 Bumper Install stock Bumper Removal | The process began by tearing down the factory front end. The hood was popped, headlights removed, and the upper bumper cover was unbolted and pulled free.
Photo 5/26 | flog Your F 150 Bumper Install bumper Bolt Removal | In order to remove the factory front bumper, we crawled underneath the truck and used a ratchet to remove the six 18mm nuts holding it in place.
Photo 6/26 | flog Your F 150 Bumper Install stock Bumper Removed | With the nuts removed, the bumper could be lifted free and set aside. We were careful to disconnect the foglights and hood latch without damaging them, as we would reuse them with the new bumper.
Photo 7/26 | flog Your F 150 Bumper Install flog Industries Front Bumper | Flog Industries provided us with this burly Outrider front bumper, complete with push bar, billet grille, towhook brackets, and foglight mounts.
Photo 8/26 | flog Your F 150 Bumper Install adapter Plate Install | First, this included heavy-duty adapter plate was bolted up to the F-150’s bumper mounts in preparation for the new front bumper.
Photo 9/26 | flog Your F 150 Bumper Install flog Industries Bumper Install | Using some extra muscle, the bumper was lifted into position while new bolts were slid in place to hold it there. You’ll definitely need a second or third pair of hands for this step, since the bumper is even heavier than it looks.
Photo 10/26 | flog Your F 150 Bumper Install bumper Bolts Installed | Once the six bolts were in place, new 3/4-inch nuts were finger-tightened on. We didn’t torque these down yet, since we still needed to fit the upper fender panels.
Photo 11/26 | flog Your F 150 Bumper Install upper Fender Panel Install | Flog Industries’ new upper fender panels were slid in place atop the bumper, then bolted to each fender with three 10mm bolts.
Photo 12/26 | flog Your F 150 Bumper Install torquing Bumper Bolts Down | With the upper panels in place, the bumper bolts could be torqued down using an impact gun and �-inch box wrench.
Photo 13/26 | flog Your F 150 Bumper Install hood Latch Install | With the front bumper secured, we reattached the hood latch to the bracket using the factory hardware.
Photo 14/26 | flog Your F 150 Bumper Install fog Light Install | The original foglights were unbolted from the factory bumper by removing two 10mm bolts, then reattached to the new bumper in the same fashion. Then, the factory wiring was reconnected.
Photo 15/26 | flog Your F 150 Bumper Install fog Light Installed | Thanks to Flog Industries’ built-in brackets and cutouts, the original foglights fit perfectly in the new bumper.
Photo 16/26 | flog Your F 150 Bumper Install d Ring Tow Hook Install | Finally, two new Smittybilt D-ring towhooks were bolted to the bumper’s towhook brackets, further toughening our F-150’s appearance.
Photo 17/26 | flog Your F 150 Bumper Install flog Front Bumper Installed | A few body washers were required to shim the bumper and fender panel and get rid of the gap. With the front end reassembled, our ultimate work truck was looking ready for anything thanks to these heavy-duty bumpers.
Photo 18/26 | flog Your F 150 Bumper Install stock Rear Bumper | Here’s how the rear of the truck looked when we got started. It’s easy to see how the factory chrome and plastic could get damaged at the job site.
Photo 19/26 | flog Your F 150 Bumper Install rear Bumper Bolt Removal | Getting underneath the truck, we used a ratchet and 18mm socket to remove the six bolts holding the factory bumper in place. The electrical connectors for the license plate lights and tow hitch were also pulled free.
Photo 20/26 | flog Your F 150 Bumper Install stock Rear Bumper Removal | Now, the factory bumper could be pulled off and set aside. We were sure to save all the original hardware, since we would reuse it to attach the new bumper.
Photo 21/26 | flog Your F 150 Bumper Install flog Industires Rear Bumper | Much like the front, the new Flog Industries rear bumper looks beefy and comes precut for the factory license plate, plate lights, and tow hitch power adapter, and hitch.
Photo 22/26 | flog Your F 150 Bumper Install rear Bumper Brackets Installed | Looking at the back of the new bumper, we attached the supplied mounting bracket to the bumper using the included hardware, being sure to torque it down tightly.
Photo 23/26 | flog Your F 150 Bumper Install jacking Bumper In Place | Using a floor jack, the bumper was positioned flush with the factory mounts, where the factory bolts were pushed through and finger-tightened. Also note that we popped the original plate lights and hitch power adapter in place after removing them from the old bumper.
Photo 24/26 | flog Your F 150 Bumper Install rear Bumper Bolt Install | Lastly, the same 18mm ratchet was used with a 18mm box wrench to tighten the nuts and bolts, securing the new bumper. While under the truck, we also reconnected the license plate lights and hitch power.
Photo 25/26 | flog Your F 150 Bumper Install fog Rear Bumper Installed | After reinstalling our hitch, adding two more Smittybilt towhooks, and topping it off with a Truckin license plate frame, our F-150 is looking better than ever.
Photo 26/26 | flog Your F 150 Bumper Install flog Industries Badge | With the new Flog Industries bumpers, our work truck will easily fend off bumps and scratches like the armored beast it has become.