fordtrucks97up-digest Tuesday, April 21 1998 Volume 01 : Number 061
Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1997 And Newer Trucks Digest
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Please give me more info on ordering: I ordered 99 F350 cab & chassis
end of Feb. Small local dlr which has had new Ford computer less than 1
yr says no way to tell build or deliv date STILL, not sure he knows all
ins/outs of Ford system. What info should he have now approx 2 mos
after order, can priority be changed now? Can an option be added?
His allocation may be the problem. If he didn't sell a lot of 97's he will
have trouble getting 99's. Being a small dealer he has a higher percentage
of available trucks than a large dealer. Until it is scheduled he can still
change priority, but this probably isn't the problem. You can change
options until the Vehicle is "locked in" (aprox. a week from production.)
You can change everything except option package, and body type (I.E. F-250
S/C cant become a F-350). After it is scheduled you can't change wheelbase.
Also any controlled commodity can't be added after the truck is scheduled
(on a SD these are Tutone paint, and trailer towing.
Union Auto, Inc.
Union, IA 50258
- -----Original Message-----
From: Lee Haefele
To: fordtrucks97up ListService.net
Date: Monday, April 20, 1998 6:13 AM
Subject: Re: Ordering
>Please give me more info on ordering: I ordered 99 F350 cab & chassis
>end of Feb. Small local dlr which has had new Ford computer less than 1
>yr says no way to tell build or deliv date STILL, not sure he knows all
>ins/outs of Ford system. What info should he have now approx 2 mos
>after order, can priority be changed now? Can an option be added?
Watched a Fordstar broadcast on changes to the 99 Expedition. They said
both the 5.4L and to 4.6L will go up 10 to 15 HP next year. The Expedition
will also get auto air conditioning. They will get a 1 inch lower profile
luggage rack, and some other refreshing (they got optional heated leather
seats a month ago. They said the outside would get a light refreshing.
This should give a few ideas of possibilities for the F-150 (in addition to
the announced 4 door supercab).
On the same note In the last magazine they sent me they had an article
on the SD trucks and the F-800. They showed the F-550 having much more
power than the F-800 (not normal practice to make your own trucks look bad
in an article.) It also says "look for more Super Duty model coming in
1999". This tells me that (in my opinion) Ford is going to go all the way
to the F-800 with the Super Duty line. Just my opinion but it makes sense as
well as these trucks have went over.
How do you remove the seatback from a 1998 F150 supercab? I have these seat
covers and they have elastic cords that wrap around the back of the seat
back and....... I can't get the damned thing to come out! I see this "U"
shaped clip near the top of the seatback, do i push on them? Is there some
proprietary tool you need to release the seatback?
Date: Mon, 20 Apr 1998 17:56:37 -0600
From: "Stout, John Paul (MCI)"
Subject: RE: mud/dirt floor mats
- -----Original Message-----
From: Douglas Pruitt [mailto:DOUGLAS.PRUITT worldnet.att.net]
Sent: Monday, April 20, 1998 7:42 PM
To: Late-Model F-150 Mailing List
Subject: Re: mud/dirt floor mats
I also got their "Wind and Rain Deflectors" for the door windows. They
inside the window tracks and are not stuck on with tape. They look like
they are part of the original design of the truck. They can also be easily
removed when the window is down.
Did you get this for the Supercab or is yours a Standard cab?
JP In Atlanta
1998 F150 Black & Tan Supercab, 4.6L V8, Westin Nurfs, Leer Topper, K&N, ORP, &
a buttload of Attitude
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