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FFS just put a fucking soft top on my FE Ford. This is ridiculous. How hard can it be to mold a plastic roof. You'd think it was some sort of crazy space age tech rather than what it really is - something the competition has been doing just fine for decades. Ford needs to kick Webasto to the curb. They clearly have to plans to get the job done right.
Maybe this will make switching to soft top easier for you.


Webasto owns 11 locations in China, including in Wuhan.[2] In late January 2020, the company disclosed that five of its workers had tested positive to SARS-CoV-2.[3][4][5] This was reportedly one of the first cases of person-to-person transmission of the virus outside China.[5]

The outbreak was handled internally within the company.[6] The story was initially reported in the Wall Street Journal as a case of successful containment of the outbreak.[1] By March 2020, genome studies tracking mutations of the virus suggested that the Webasto outbreak had not been successfully contained, and was linked to a 'decent part' of the overall coronavirus outbreak in Europe.[7] Genetic sequencing also linked the cluster of cases at Webasto's headquarters to the virus outbreak in northern Italy. [8] In May 2020 some medical disprove this assumptions and confirm that the Webasto case remained isolated,[9] while in July other studies identified the most common Italian strain as coming from Germany.[10]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Webasto





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Maybe this will make switching to soft top easier for you.


Webasto owns 11 locations in China, including in Wuhan.[2] In late January 2020, the company disclosed that five of its workers had tested positive to SARS-CoV-2.[3][4][5] This was reportedly one of the first cases of person-to-person transmission of the virus outside China.[5]

The outbreak was handled internally within the company.[6] The story was initially reported in the Wall Street Journal as a case of successful containment of the outbreak.[1] By March 2020, genome studies tracking mutations of the virus suggested that the Webasto outbreak had not been successfully contained, and was linked to a 'decent part' of the overall coronavirus outbreak in Europe.[7] Genetic sequencing also linked the cluster of cases at Webasto's headquarters to the virus outbreak in northern Italy. [8] In May 2020 some medical disprove this assumptions and confirm that the Webasto case remained isolated,[9] while in July other studies identified the most common Italian strain as coming from Germany.[10]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Webasto
No soft tops for FE.
 

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Maybe this will make switching to soft top easier for you.


Webasto owns 11 locations in China, including in Wuhan.[2] In late January 2020, the company disclosed that five of its workers had tested positive to SARS-CoV-2.[3][4][5] This was reportedly one of the first cases of person-to-person transmission of the virus outside China.[5]

The outbreak was handled internally within the company.[6] The story was initially reported in the Wall Street Journal as a case of successful containment of the outbreak.[1] By March 2020, genome studies tracking mutations of the virus suggested that the Webasto outbreak had not been successfully contained, and was linked to a 'decent part' of the overall coronavirus outbreak in Europe.[7] Genetic sequencing also linked the cluster of cases at Webasto's headquarters to the virus outbreak in northern Italy. [8] In May 2020 some medical disprove this assumptions and confirm that the Webasto case remained isolated,[9] while in July other studies identified the most common Italian strain as coming from Germany.[10]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Webasto
Webasto makes the Soft Top too...
 

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I caved today, because I was able to make a build I was completely happy with while avoiding every single sin. The dealership manager said Ford only selected 6 so far out of his 100 + allocations, and they went as far down as #50 on the list to skip due to builds with sins. I’m #17 so I’m hoping this changes things for me. He said some switched to soft top, but not a lot.
 

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Is Ford even going to have enough hard tops for the builds they’ve already scheduled?
 

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Webasto makes the Soft Top too...
I've personally yet to see anyone post proof of this, and considering ford is also working with Bestop (the fastbacks and sunriders), AND how similar the factory soft top is to a Bestop Supertop, I'd be surprised if that were true. I'll concede if someone can show me otherwise though.
 

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I've personally yet to see anyone post proof of this, and considering ford is also working with Bestop (the fastbacks and sunriders), AND how similar the factory soft top is to a Bestop Supertop, I'd be surprised if that were true. I'll concede if someone can show me otherwise though.
The worker from Webesto that was on here for a while said they were making them. DOn't know why he would lie.
 

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I've personally yet to see anyone post proof of this, and considering ford is also working with Bestop (the fastbacks and sunriders), AND how similar the factory soft top is to a Bestop Supertop, I'd be surprised if that were true. I'll concede if someone can show me otherwise though.
I don't give a crap what you "concede" to, or are "surprised" about. I posted an absolute fact. Do your own research if you want proof, or just keep being wrong.
 

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As I read all the info put out through official ford channels and the inside leakers. It's evident Ford executed an excellent promotion program. However, they are unable to deliver on there promises. They asked their perspective buyers to anti up a $100 fee to have the privlage of getting a new bronco which all of us willing did. Once they had our money, the naritive has changed. I have yet to hear even a wisper of Ford compensating us for our blind loyalty. If Ford truly cared about their customer base, they would offer an MSRP discount for those of us who blindly believed they would deliver on time. We don't want to hear their cry baby problems. They are a huge corporation. Suck it up, adapt to your enviorment and get it done! Or give me a big discount for my wait.

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As I read all the info put out through official ford channels and the inside leakers. It's evident Ford executed an excellent promotion program. However, they are unable to deliver on there promises. They asked their perspective buyers to anti up a $100 fee to have the privlage of getting a new bronco which all of us willing did. Once they had our money, the naritive has changed. I have yet to hear even a wisper of Ford compensating us for our blind loyalty. If Ford truly cared about their customer base, they would offer an MSRP discount for those of us who blindly believed they would deliver on time. We don't want to hear their cry baby problems. They are a huge corporation. Suck it up, adapt to your enviorment and get it done! Or give me a big discount for my wait.

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I get your passion for wanting the vehicle but you know its not Ford's problem solely with respect to part shortages.

I remodeled a kitchen last October and there was still a huge backorder on appliances, like 5 month backorders on a specific oven and fridge.

I was out by Long Beach, CA a month ago and there was still a huge traffic jam of container ships waiting to unload and load at the ports. I imagine that is common almost everywhere.

COVID wreaked some havoc, not only on lives.
 

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How did you guys in Canada get your VIN? From the dealer or from FoMoCo via email? My salesguy TOLD me I have a VIN but I haven't seen it yet or heard anything from Ford.

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Dealership GM emailed my VIN. Ask your salesperson for your VIN. For 60k you are allowed to 'bother' your salesperson.
 

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Dealership GM emailed my VIN. Ask your salesperson for your VIN. For 60k you are allowed to 'bother' your salesperson.
My Dealer called me to give me my order date and then i followed up with him a couple of days later to get my VIN
 

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If Webasto doesn't get their shit together I wouldn't be surprised to see pichforks and torches in front of their building. Those idiots are going to push alot of us 7/13-14 folks into 22MY because they can't pump out anything. They SERIOUSLY need to get their shit together.
Webasto's beefing up their legal team. Anticipating legal action? Also anticipating lots of foreign hires.

Associate General Counsel (webasto.com)
 

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A good lawyer can get you out of a contract, there are so many reasons, failure to produce, failure to deliver, quality failures, quanity failures, etc.

Lets just hope Ford was smart and they have invested in another supplier so they are not sole source. In fact, maybe they already have and are leaving the MIC tops with Webasto and the new supplier is working on the mod tops.
Webasto is looking for a good lawyer! Associate General Counsel (webasto.com)
 

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