My installer says that mounting the Blinder M-40 behind the grill of my F150 is no problem because it is made of plastic. The grill is a new Ford billet style, made for the new FX2. I had it panted black and it has about half inch spaces between the bars. Blinders are to be mounted to the plastic shroud in front of the radiator. This is about six inches or so fron the back of grill. The shroud has some flex to it but he says when hood is closed it will stiffen up with hood pressing on it.
This seems to go against most of what I have read here. My impression is that it is best to mount heads forward of any obstructions. But there is not much option since the grills are attached to the hoods and raise up with the hood. there is one small brace behind the grill in the center, about three eights of an inch running horizonally. The grill also curves back on the right and left ends. I dont see cutting the grill bars even if there was something behind to mount to much of a option. I have three Blasters in the front and three in back, one over each plate. I have no chrome. The body color is two tone with dark gray lower and silver upper. Headlamps are dark gray.
They will be finnishing up tomorow so any help from you guys tonight would be great.