That's stupid I have replaced radiators in multiple Ford's for one reason or another, and I have never had to raise a cab, and the radiator, usually an aluminum radiator was less than $500. You got screwed.
I have a fleet of 31 trucks, and 29 are Fords, plus my truck, and my two sons trucks, so make it 34. I can show you that out of the Millions of miles we have run them, I think that only one has been in the shop for more than a few days. That one had a pinched loom from assembly. There also has been one in the shop because of a head problem, for a day. Over all, with the miles, and more importantly the hours, we put on them, they have been problem free.
BTW, you need a better dealer. You should not have had to pay for that.