2016 to 2018 Front End Swap - Ford F150 Forum - Community of Ford Truck Fans

Topic Sponsor
Members Builds See any build threads created by members to track progress of their projects.

2016 to 2018 Front End Swap

Reply

 
 
 
Old 10-06-2017, 07:17 PM
  #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,156
Thanked 147 Times in 99 Posts
Default 2016 to 2018 Front End Swap

Well time to do another big build. Sold my 2011 to 2017 raptor conversion and now I have a new project.

2016 Lariat F150 with halogens

What Iím going for is the 2018 Limited front end with some Shelby F150 parts in the mix. Parts should be coming in soon. Monday I think. But it will be a complete oem front swap with led headlamps.

Here is how I bought the truck few months ago
Attached Thumbnails 2016 to 2018 Front End Swap-ca2321b0-598c-4f12-981d-0cf58fcf475f.jpeg  
mikegmang is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2017, 07:18 PM
  #2  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,156
Thanked 147 Times in 99 Posts
Default

Here is what it will look like. Front end of the limited, hood and fender vents of Shelby
Attached Thumbnails 2016 to 2018 Front End Swap-6352e7b4-492c-4671-bcbd-7ae458e34c51.jpeg  
mikegmang is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2017, 10:32 PM
  #3  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,156
Thanked 147 Times in 99 Posts
Default

Raptor tailgate panel came in
Attached Thumbnails 2016 to 2018 Front End Swap-8a6d97b9-3460-40bc-960b-fa6296850bed.png  
mikegmang is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2017, 11:09 PM
  #4  
Senior Member
 
LowIsTheOnlyWay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Oregon
Posts: 145
Thanked 39 Times in 33 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by mikegmang View Post
Here is what it will look like. Front end of the limited, hood and fender vents of Shelby
That should look quite sick. I was wondering when a 18 front end conversion was going to pop up on here. Are the Shelby fenders going to work though?? The headlights are very different from the 17 to 18. I had figured only 18 fenders would work to complete the conversion.
LowIsTheOnlyWay is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2017, 11:28 PM
  #5  
Fake Ballin for da Gram
iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: NE Florida
Posts: 2,894
Thanked 388 Times in 333 Posts
Default

Nice to see you back in the 13th gen... Im sure the results will look awesome.
white_dc is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2017, 08:48 AM
  #6  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,156
Thanked 147 Times in 99 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by LowIsTheOnlyWay View Post
That should look quite sick. I was wondering when a 18 front end conversion was going to pop up on here. Are the Shelby fenders going to work though?? The headlights are very different from the 17 to 18. I had figured only 18 fenders would work to complete the conversion.
I bought the whole front end... we will see how easy it is to swap in a few days
mikegmang is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2017, 08:50 AM
  #7  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,156
Thanked 147 Times in 99 Posts
Default

Filled in the emblem indentions
Attached Thumbnails 2016 to 2018 Front End Swap-b2837353-5d62-4316-a1e0-6371ad77d12c.jpeg  
mikegmang is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2017, 08:53 AM
  #8  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,156
Thanked 147 Times in 99 Posts
Default

I like how the platinum, king ranch and limiteds have the aluminum colored tailgate panel so I did my own version of this
Attached Thumbnails 2016 to 2018 Front End Swap-b42961c2-3364-44a7-a24b-49f65711602b.jpeg  
mikegmang is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to mikegmang For This Useful Post:
white_dc (10-07-2017)
Old 10-07-2017, 09:42 AM
  #9  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,156
Thanked 147 Times in 99 Posts
Default

Gonna install it later this weekend
Attached Thumbnails 2016 to 2018 Front End Swap-188907cc-91d5-4fb0-8104-48ad9ad73cd6.jpeg   2016 to 2018 Front End Swap-baa958d4-94dd-4f68-9663-9bfb6dcaa4c8.jpeg  
mikegmang is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to mikegmang For This Useful Post:
2016Limited (01-08-2018), white_dc (10-07-2017)
Old 10-07-2017, 01:02 PM
  #10  
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 38
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by mikegmang View Post
Filled in the emblem indentions

Thanks for doing this. I really want to add the back applique to my 2017 F150 as well. Can you show some pictures of the install process a long the way? I will be following this to learn how to add this to my truck. I'm very excited to see how this comes along!

- Richard
rayviator is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: