Fuel Off-Road Grille for 2009-2013 Ford F-150 Photo Gallery
40-Minute Facelift - 2012 Ford F-150 FX4
Dan Ward –
May 26, 2013
Photo 1/10 | fuel Off Road Grille 2012 Ford F 150 | Close-woven mesh, chrome studs, and black powdercoat make the Fuel Off-Road grille a real head turner.
Photo 2/10 | fuel Off Road Grille 2012 Ford F 150 | Close-woven mesh, chrome studs, and black powdercoat make the Fuel Off-Road grille a real head turner.
Photo 3/10 | fuel Off Road Grille grille Shell | 1. To start the install, we popped the hood, used a 10mm socket to loosen the six bolts holding the grille shell to the hood, and then used a plastic prybar to pop the plastic clips free behind the top section of the grille.
Photo 4/10 | fuel Off Road Grille stock Grille Removed From Shell | 2. With the grille on a workbench, an air saw was used to cut out the factory plastic grille insert from the shell. It's a good idea to tape off the painted area just in case of an accident.
Photo 5/10 | fuel Off Road Grille factory Grille Shell Removed | 3. Once all of the necessary cuts were made, the factory grille shell was pulled free. The Blue Oval will not be reused, but makes a great garage ornament.
Photo 6/10 | fuel Off Road Grille shell Sanding | 4. A 90-degree die grinder with a 3M green sanding pad was used to smooth all of the uneven cuts on the grille shell.
Photo 7/10 | fuel Off Road Grille | 5. The new Fuel Off-Road grille comes out the box ready to be installed. It features a bold Fuel logo, chrome studs, and powdercoated stainless mesh.
Photo 8/10 | fuel Off Road Grille s Tabs | 6. These "S" tabs bolt down tot he grille and then grab the inside of the grille shell to provide a firm and secure fit to the shell.
Photo 9/10 | fuel Off Road Grille shell | 7. Using a 5/16-inch wrench, the included hardware was tightened down and the grille was ready to rock.
Photo 10/10 | fuel Off Road Grille reinstallation | 8. The factory grille shell with new grille insert simply bolted back onto the hood, and in less than 40 minutes, our Ford had a whole new look