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Old 10-07-2015, 09:51 AM   #1
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Front Bumper Apron

Has anyone ever taken the plastic piece off of the front bumper? I know there's holes on each corner (I can live with that) but are there any others?

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Old 10-07-2015, 12:06 PM   #2
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Re: Front Bumper Apron

There are definitely more holes than just the ones on the sides. Here are a couple of pics from the inside of the bumper.





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Old 10-07-2015, 12:44 PM   #3
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I went ahead and removed it. It has 8 small slots on the front 3 of which the front licsense plate will cover and the fog lights will cover 2. Just have to figure out what to do with the others. The big slot is going to be filled by a 24" light bar which is waitin for me at my house! I'm also going to plasti dip the bumper black. I'll post pics of it in my build thread when I'm all finished.

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Old 10-07-2015, 12:51 PM   #4
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Re: Front Bumper Apron

You could buy a black front bumper without the holes for about $110 on amazon. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004GCCB6Y/ref ... UCEHFW2X3S
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Old 10-07-2015, 02:07 PM   #5
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Re: Front Bumper Apron

Isn't there a transmission cooler behind that slot? You may want to check before blocking off air flow there.


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Old 10-07-2015, 03:23 PM   #6
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Re: Front Bumper Apron

It's a 2004 6.0 diesel.
Does anyone know if the light bar in the slot is safe?

The aluminess bumpers seem to cover it completeley.
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Old 10-07-2015, 05:11 PM   #7
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Re: Front Bumper Apron

My Warn bumper came without holes there, and the 6.0 overheated pulling grades in summer heat.

I put a bunch of 1.5" holes in the middle of the bumper and it cured the issue.

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Old 10-08-2015, 08:32 AM   #8
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I can't comment on the 6.0 cooler placement but on my 7.3 it's behind the ford logo.

Here's my lightbar in that slot:

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Old 10-08-2015, 08:51 PM   #9
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Re: Front Bumper Apron

Have you thought of reversing your bolts holding the light bar so the nuts and the extra bolt length is hidden inside the bumper?
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Old 10-09-2015, 07:13 AM   #10
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Yes that is just a temporary solution. I am planning to use shorter stainless bolts with acorn nuts to cover the exposed threaded end of the bolt. That should not only look good but also keep the threads nice and clean.

Just hadn't made it to the hardware store yet.
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