1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series TrucksDiscuss the Early Eighties Bullnose Ford Truck
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I used one off a early 90's bronco for my '85 F-250. The only thing that's different is the notch for the tailgate is not there, as the newer gen. Bronco's and F-Series have the tailgate handle mounted up higher. Otherwise the size in the same. I had to cut the notch in with an angle grinder, and I lined the sharp edges with 1/4" vacuum hose. Looks factory-ish, I imagine if you took the time you could make it look flawless.
I can't comment on how it mounts, as I simply used self drilling Tek screws in a few places to fasten it securely. It's been a year and still looks good, much better than the plain painted metal on a Lariat truck.
The only oddity I found, having used a panel from a Bronco, is there's a small hole for what I assume is a lock. I don't even notice it, but if you're looking for it, you'll find it.
1985 F-250 Explorer 4x4 "Supercab", 120k miles - 460ci, BW T-19, Sterling 4.10 full-floating rear, Dana 50TTB Front, 130A 3G Alternator, EFI Straight-Up Timing Set
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