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2018 Mustang Production Information


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#1 OFFLINE   ice-capades

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Posted 03 February 2017 - 08:14 PM

As most are aware, the Mustang changeover has been in the February-April period for a number of years ago. About a month ago I met with our Ford Zone Manager and asked her if she had any information on the changeover timetable to the 2018MY Mustang. At that time, she informed me that the 2018MY Mustang Job #1 Date was set for 04/28/2017. Ford still hadn't published the changeover schedule so when I met with our new Ford Zone Manager a few days ago I asked again, especially as Ford's been saying publicly that the 2018MY Mustang will be available in the Fall. The new Ford rep told me that the changeover will be in September which is very disappointing as it means we won't see the new models until November at least which is really outside the biggest part of the selling season for Mustang. Perhaps someone from the Flat Rock plant has more information.









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Posted 03 February 2017 - 08:21 PM

BORG in another thread said production starts in June. I'll ask some of my friends at FRAP if they've heard anything.

Got a response, nothing is official yet.

Edited by fuzzymoomoo, 03 February 2017 - 08:24 PM.

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Posted 03 February 2017 - 08:37 PM

BORG in another thread said production starts in June. I'll ask some of my friends at FRAP if they've heard anything.

Got a response, nothing is official yet.

 

Thanks for the follow up!



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Posted 22 February 2017 - 08:07 AM

Additional 2018MY Mustang information per the February/March issue of Ford's Frontline Magazine... 

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 08:29 AM

I love that on the list of new exterior and interior colors there are names like 'Showstopper Red', 'Orange Fury', 'Kona Blue', 'Royal Crimson'...and then there's... 'tan'



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Posted 22 February 2017 - 09:50 AM

I love that on the list of new exterior and interior colors there are names like 'Showstopper Red', 'Orange Fury', 'Kona Blue', 'Royal Crimson'...and then there's... 'tan'

 

At least they aren't trying to make tan sound more exciting than it really is. :)


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Posted 22 February 2017 - 11:13 AM

 

At least they aren't trying to make tan sound more exciting than it really is. :)

 

Desert Taupe Metallic Tri-Coat?


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Posted 22 February 2017 - 12:35 PM

 

Desert Taupe Metallic Tri-Coat?

 

I guess that sounds better than 'Dirt' or 'Blah'.  :)


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Posted 22 February 2017 - 01:20 PM

 
Desert Taupe Metallic Tri-Coat?

on the interior?

What? What happened?


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Posted 22 February 2017 - 01:39 PM

on the interior?

 

New trend - painted leather.  


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Posted 22 February 2017 - 02:08 PM

Cracker tan..

Maybe not...

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 08:06 PM

No mention of the GT350?!


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Posted 25 February 2017 - 10:48 AM

Word from a friend at FRAP is TT builds are starting early next month.

What? What happened?


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Posted 25 February 2017 - 11:56 AM

Word from a friend at FRAP is TT builds are starting early next month.

 

TT builds?



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Posted 25 February 2017 - 12:03 PM

 
TT builds?

Tooling Trials. The first preproduction builds.

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 08:48 AM

Per Friday's FDNB (Fleet Distribution News Bulletin) below is the model changeover schedule for the 2017/2018 Mustang!

 

  • 06/30/2017 - 2017MY Fleet Final Order Date
  • 07/27/2017 - 2017MY Last Day to Spec Change
  • 09/29/2017 - 2017MY Job Last Date

 

  • 07/17/2017 - 2018MY Order Bank Open Date
  • 08/17/2017 - 2018MY Scheduling Begins
  • 10/02/2017 - 2018MY Job #1 Date

The 2018 Mustang Order Guide will be available on or about the date that the USOB (Unscheduled Order Bank) opens and will be uploaded to the Order Guide section at that time.


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Posted 07 May 2017 - 09:00 AM

Per Friday's FDNB (Fleet Distribution News Bulletin) below is the currently scheduled "Down Weeks" at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant.

 

  • 06/26/2017
  • 07/03/2017
  • 07/10/2017
  • 08/07/2017
  • 09/18/2017
  • 09/25/2017 


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Posted 07 May 2017 - 09:04 AM

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Per Friday's FDNB (Fleet Distribution News Bulletin) below is the currently scheduled "Down Weeks" at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant.
 

  • 06/26/2017
  • 07/03/2017
  • 07/10/2017
  • 08/07/2017
  • 09/18/2017
  • 09/25/2017 
that's not entirely accurate. During those weeks only one shift will be laid off, alternating every 2 weeks.

What? What happened?


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Posted 08 May 2017 - 05:49 PM

that's not entirely accurate. During those weeks only one shift will be laid off, alternating every 2 weeks.

 

OK. But the FDNB doesn't break down that information regarding shifts. 



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Posted 08 May 2017 - 05:53 PM

 
OK. But the FDNB doesn't break down that information regarding shifts. 

I know, that was more just for the public record

What? What happened?









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