I feel like I must be getting close at Stephens, too. If I get a build email on that order before the local dealer build is delivered, I might still hold out for SAC.
I just wish I had thought of this contingency plan idea sooner.
Received VIN 9/16/2021
Build Week 11/01/2021
4 door soft top "base" Base
I also have a 7/23/2020 reservation for the exact same build at a different dealer still waiting on a VIN.
Dealership apparently matters.
Is this confirmed as fact? I wondered how the heavier steel bumpers would alter factory rake. If Ford does use stiffer springs for factory installed upgraded bumpers, it is a real advantage in adding it to your build from the start… unless you’re also planning on a massive suspension overhaul...
Marine Vinyl and standard vinyl are really the same thing, except marine-grade vinyl has two extra features. It has additional UV protection to prevent the color from fading in sunlight. And it also has antibacterial and antifungal additives to make it mildew resistant.
Marine vinyl is great...
100% agree with your thinking. Sounds like thicker skin and rolled edges of the panels is all that’s being updated. But we’ve seen people with leaks, rattles, and gaps so big you can see daylight through them. I think those issues will remain after the retooling.
Dealers with more reservations got more allocations, though. No dealer got enough allocations to cover all of their orders, but most dealers got about the same ratio of allocations to reservations.
My dealer has over 100 allocated Broncos.
This feels like hail marry from dealers who are hard up for cash due to lack of inventory.
How does taking the order for stock with no customer deposit differ from you having an order in with no deposit?
A dealer acting like they won’t be able to sell your order (with ADM) if you choose not to...