Hey guys - I've lurked in here for a while, but haven't posted anything until now.
The first day I drove my new (to me) truck to work, I came out at the end of the day to a cracked grill. I have the 07 XL black-ish plastic grille, which is pretty thin and easy to break. I have no idea how it happened, but it was frustrating, to say the least.
Anyway, to my questions --
1.) I looked around on my truck, and it appears that removing a few screws is all it will take to get the grille off - is that true? I apologize for my relative naivete, but this is my first Ford -- I'm used to having to work on Hondas and Toyotas, and the Japanese seem to make doing any sort of repair or maintenance ridiculously difficult.
2.) I like the XLT chrome grille better -- is it an exact swap for my XL grille? The price difference between the two is not very significant (~$30 difference) and would be worth it to me, if it's an easy change.
3.) Is the XLT grille just chrome-y plastic, or is the XLT grille actual metal? The only place where I could see one of these would be at the Ford dealer, and they're all out of XLT's.
4.) Is there anyone out there in r-f land who has done a grill swap and has an extra 07-09 XLT grille that they want to rid themselves of?
Thanks in advance for your help.