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Ford Shelby Cobra GT500, Convertible
#515 of 556 Re: Locking Gas Cap [jfk123]
Jun 15, 2007 (6:03 pm)
Great idea! Can you elaborate a bit more. Specifically, does one just ask an auto body shop to clear coat the plaque and they will know what to do? Thanks.
#516 of 556 Re: Locking Gas Cap [rheller]
Jun 15, 2007 (8:00 pm)
Yes, any paint shop knows what clearcoat means.
Jun 18, 2007 (3:42 pm)
I have DORA in hand for a 2008 GT500. How do I next go about acquiring the VIN# ? Thank you.
#518 of 556 Re: VIN Query [rheller]
Jun 18, 2007 (4:34 pm)
You won't get a vin until Ford pulls the order and schedules it to be built. Once Ford schedules it they will issue a full vin.
You should have a partial vin on the DORA. After Ford schedules it and issues a full vin your dealer will be able to print off an updated DORA showing the vin.
Does your dealer know when their allocation for this car will be available?
Depending on when their allocation comes up, it could be anytime from now thru June of 08. Usually they will get notification within 1 - 2 months prior of when the car will be scheduled to be built.
#519 of 556 Re: VIN Query [shelbydude]
Jun 18, 2007 (5:29 pm)
Thank you, shelbydude. The top of my DORA (at least I think it is the DORA) says "Vehicle Order Confirmation." To the right is the date of 6/13/07 and the Dealer code. Where can I locate the partial vin on the DORA?
I don't know when the dealer allocation will be available, but I will ask.
#520 of 556 Local Ford Dealer
Jun 18, 2007 (9:29 pm)
I brought my sons Escape in this morning for an ABS related problem and I spoke to the owner about his 08 allotments. He had two last year for the 07, but he believes he will only get one this year. He said there was a meeting that took place in Detroit last week and he was waiting to hear what was decided. I guess the dealerships that had been allotted two last year may not get two for 08.
#521 of 556 Re: Locking Gas Cap [jfk123]
Jun 18, 2007 (9:32 pm)
Do you know what the paint shop used to cover it? I already mounted mine last week to the dash so I'm going to leave mine as is, but would be good to know for other items.
#522 of 556 Re: Locking Gas Cap [bri66]
Jun 19, 2007 (4:48 am)
It's just clearcoat - clear paint.
#523 of 556 Re: Locking Gas Cap [akirby]
Jun 24, 2007 (3:51 am)
You can buy a bottle of clear coat at just about any hobby store. Very lightly brush it on with a small model brush. I have a bottle and can help you with it when I finally visit.
#524 of 556 Re: Locking Gas Cap [rheller]
Jun 25, 2007 (4:09 pm)
From what I have read and seen over the years the older autographs have fared very well over the years. I'd be afraid to ruin it so I intend to leave mine as is. I do thank you for the offer.
Any luck on finding a locking gas cap yet?
My baby is out of commission this week. Pulled the front passenger tire off yesterday and brought it this morning down to a local tire dealer. About a month or so ago I pulled up to a curb on main street and rubbed the curb with my front wheel. It's not that bad, but the rim is being sent out for repair. It should be back by Friday this week. Cost for repair including tire sensor strap that needs to be replaced should be around $230. Need to be more careful next to those curbs I guess.