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    How To: Flush Mount Install J-Jent Lower Grille (Pics)

    This one's at the request of svt 2000

    Did this mod over 4 years ago little delay on getting pics up Truck has gone through many facelifts since then too! (02 HD upper grille, xenarc heads, clear corners, keystone hood then harwood hood lol)

    The j-jent grille is designed to bolt over top of the stock lower grille, but IMO it just doesnt look quite right. The point is to match the upper, and the upper is recessed in while the bottom will stick out with the insert bolted over top the lower stock grille. Also you can still see the stocker behind it, and on my 00 i had no choice because ford actually chromed the lower's on the 00 instead of being cheap and only doing it black like the 01-03's.

    Shot 1: Remove stock lower grille. Easy to figure out once you look behind the valance. Few screws & clips and its out in a few minutes. Just watch your knuckes on the heat exchanger!




    Shot 2: Stock next to the j-jent




    Shot 3: I dont have any pics of the flush mount brackets separate, maybe Mitch still has a pic he can post up cuz I got them off him They are designed to bolt up in the factory holes, NO drilling needed. Its a simple bent L bracket. 90* bend down from the bumper, then curved back and down so the grille sits back in the opening, then goes outward to meet the studs on the back of the j-jent to bolt through.




    Shot 4: As you can see, would be a good time to upgrade the J-Jent hardware with SS so rust doesnt happen!




    Shot 5: Done!




    Shot 6: As you can see, sits nice and flush in the opening, & doesnt look cheesy sticking out past the bumper! Looks OEM instead of a tossed on add-on




    *TIP* Be careful when you are centering up the j-jent in the opening. The ends of the SS tubes are somewhat sharp, and can easily scratch the valance when you are trying to hold it in place and tighten up the lock nuts! Would be wise to throw some masking tape around the edge of the grille opening to be safe, ask me how i know


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    Heres a thread revival, Hey Josh, do you still have these pics available? I need to install mine and what to do it right.

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    pics are gone in all Joshs how to's. i asked years ago about pics. thats a lot of work to fix for no gain to josh.

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    not sure how the double post happened, so I'll just leave this here instead:


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    True, guess I was hoping that he would have them in a file he could maybe send me for this job. He seems to be pretty organised dude like myself, so all project that I have done and taken pictures of I still have, and easy to find....maybe someone else has do this and could share.

    I hate how the old plastic grill is still visible behind the J Jent, and being that its used I don't have any instructions. Time to put on the creative hat and figure it out!

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    Almost 4 years and I have never seen or heard of this. Since I have a j grillz....I'd like to see them too.

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    After years of not finding a JJent, I just pulled the stock lower grille. I like having it open and seeing the fluidyne HE

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    Since you spent so long looking for one, I won't tell you how much I paid for it Sonic, it might ruin your day-er week....

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    It was the only aftermarket piece on mine when I bought it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoCal Waite View Post
    Since you spent so long looking for one, I won't tell you how much I paid for it Sonic, it might ruin your day-er week....
    Yeah, but you've got an '02 correct? Ive probably come across 20 of those. But never for an '03

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    Yeah, got the 02, I'll have my '03 j jent by this weekend hopefully!

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    all you need to do to flush mount is remove the plastic grill and then get some L brackets, drill a couple holes in them and bend them into shape to where the j-jent will fit.

    I've had a j-jent since I got my truck, never bothered to flush mount it. P/O had it mounted to the stock plastic grill as that's how j-jents were sold to be used, anything flush mount will be custom.

    Mine's still in my garage, I might get to it this year, lol.

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    Wish i had one.

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    Ryan, here's the link I referred to to make mine. I took a different approach which eliminated the horizontal flat stock running between the L-brackets so it wouldn't be visible. We can replicate mine or knock it out this way whenever you're ready.

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    Nice! Will add this to the list.
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