Nothing too notable going on with the build. Updated the front end to the 05-07 style. This is well documented on other forums so I won't get into much detail. Here is a before and after:
Also added a 20" lightbar while I was at it. Grabbed a rocker switch from otrattw along with a mounting panel from there. Right now the lightbar is relayed directly to the main battery. I'm grabbing power with add-a-fuses at the fuse panel. Cigarette lighter fuse to send power to the relay so I can flip the switch when the truck is off if I want/need to. These switches also are backlit, so I got green to match the Excursion's green dash lights. This is tied to the headlight circuit.
Although not quite done yet, here are some shots of where the switch will be mounted. The F-650 has a lower dash panel that bolts on to the Excursion. Also, for anyone who needs to color match this lower dash, keep in mind it isn't actually "Medium Parchment" color like your VIN and a lot of places say. That color is for the lighter interior panels. This dash needs to match the ash tray area, which is darker. This thread, https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1051562-dash-paint-color.html
, is claiming it is "Medium Dark Parchment", so I will either buy a can of that or just bring in my ash tray to a paint store to have it color matched.
Used a rotozip to trim the opening to fit the mounting panel I already bought:
Wires daisy chained so I can throw another switch in quickly:
I actually had a buddy RP me a mounting panel for the switches before I had gotten the dash so I guessed on the dimensions. Was just going to trim it and bolt it to the dash, but decided I liked the look of the one I got from otrattw more:
If I have to do it again, I may just have a friend CNC me up a plate now that I know the dimensions, but I'm not too worried about it right now.
I've got a quick weekend camping trip coming up, so I'll have some feedback on the light output soon enough.