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Old 03-05-2021, 08:59 AM   #21
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Thanks, but I already have a 6.0 intercooler in there already. Good to know it sticks that much further out though, I'm not sure I saw that mentioned anywhere.

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Old 03-20-2021, 03:14 AM   #22
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I have done this swap myself on an E-350. You need to get the brackets that attach to the upper radiator support, you also need the upper radiator support that the hood latch bolts to, otherwise you will be drilling holes, and making spacers all day if you try to reuse your original. You have to swap out the hood latch cable because the old one will not attach to the newer style hood latch. You will have to make spacers if you wish to put more than two bolts in the upper fender, the inner fender apron on your truck has a flat surface to bolt the fenders onto versus the newer style vans which have a raised section on the fender aprons to accomodate the shape of the newer fenders.

Here are a couple pics, the first one shows the upper radiator support which you will need as well as the two brackets you need to properly space the reinforcement panel which holds your headlights, i circled them in red. The other picture is a new style inner fender apron laying down. The red line i made indicates the shape of the surface the fender bolts to versus the flat surface on your existing aprons. As a side note.. the transmission cooler brackets are also different. Nothing major, just enough to make it a nuisance swap if you dont have all of the proper parts.

Once the swap is complete you have enough room behind the grille for the wife and kids to ride. Hope this helps....
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Old 03-20-2021, 03:40 AM   #23
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Also, you will need to fab some brackets to attach the front lower portion of the fenders to the lower radiator support or buy the newer style ones. It looks like the following picture, i also circled it in red.

Keep in mind this swap moves your grill forward several inches out over the front bumper so you may have to make some changes with the bumper. I used an aftermarket bumper so it was a non-issue for me.

Dont take short cuts, use the correct brackets when doing the swap. If the fenders are not relaxed in the proper position once installed and bolted down, you will never get the headlights to sit flush against the front of the fenders. Meaning you will have gaps around the mating surfaces between the fender and headlight assembly and no amount of adjusting, twisting, tapping will make them fit flush against the fender until everything is properly spaced and bolted down.
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Old 03-20-2021, 12:34 PM   #24
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Super helpful info Jabber. It makes things so much easier to understand when I can match an explanation with a photo. Thanks for posting.
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Old 11-24-2021, 08:33 AM   #25
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Here’s a how to video to do the front end.

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