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3/27 order date also in build week 6/7 for KC. Hopefully they are able to get everything they need in during this shutdown period.

Haven’t added my order info to the sheet yet, figured once I get an actual build date then I can add it.





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3/27 order date also in build week 6/7 for KC. Hopefully they are able to get everything they need in during this shutdown period.

Haven’t added my order info to the sheet yet, figured once I get an actual build date then I can add it.
I'll be shocked if my build date doesn't get extended. But I really don't care. I'd rather they hold off until they're ready to finish it, roll it off the line and ship it.
 

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I'll be shocked if my build date doesn't get extended. But I really don't care. I'd rather they hold off until they're ready to finish it, roll it off the line and ship it.
Yes indeed! While I do fully anticipate getting pushed back I remain the optimist lol.

Crunching the data a bit, with trucks going to CA the time from build to delivery is between 19-134 days with the average being 74.3 days.... which means before July is possible!

Again, I don’t really expect that to happen, just having fun being optimistic.
 

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Yes indeed! While I do fully anticipate getting pushed back I remain the optimist lol.

Crunching the data a bit, with trucks going to CA the time from build to delivery is between 19-134 days with the average being 74.3 days.... which means before July is possible!

Again, I don’t really expect that to happen, just having fun being optimistic.
I really don't "need" it until winter but July would be nice.
 

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Posted details in tracking sheet for Ford F-150 Lariat.
Ordered 2/27 and still no VIN or build date.

Just to be sure I'M understanding... when you have you VIN number... what that stand for ? Is it really an important step about our built truck process time ? Have mine and nothing move... So I wondering how is really a good sign when you have your serial number...

Many of us seem to have it for a while but no built date yet... so...
 

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Just to be sure I'M understanding... when you have you VIN number... what that stand for ? Is it really an important step about our built truck process time ? Have mine and nothing move... So I wondering how is really a good sign when you have your serial number...

Many of us seem to have it for a while but no built date yet... so...
My understanding is that the VIN (Vehicle Identifier Number) is the unique number for each automobile, and is assigned by the manufacturer based on a set of design specifications when committed for production. In other words, when Ford gives you a VIN, they have committed the vehicle for production but have not committed to a TIME for Mfg.
So if you have a VIN, that’s good news because it means you WILL get a truck, but NO one including Ford planners it seems, can tell you when you’ll get it.
 

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Just to be sure I'M understanding... when you have you VIN number... what that stand for ? Is it really an important step about our built truck process time ? Have mine and nothing move... So I wondering how is really a good sign when you have your serial number...

Many of us seem to have it for a while but no built date yet... so...
It just shows that the configuration has been assigned in one of Ford's systems, and is in queue to be pushed to a factory for production. It also means you can't modify your order without cancelling and starting over.
 

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Spoke to our dealer today, they said Ford had over 100,000 vehicles sitting waiting on chips. So those of us waiting, are in good company.
 

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Spoke to our dealer today, they said Ford had over 100,000 vehicles sitting waiting on chips. So those of us waiting, are in good company.
I'm pretty sure this year we will see some dealers receiving 2022 F-150 in the same time our pre-order 2021, at the end of summer and fall. Some 2021 will be delivered in the same carrier truck near a new 2022. I think that will be never seen before...
 

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Just to be sure I'M understanding... when you have you VIN number... what that stand for ? Is it really an important step about our built truck process time ? Have mine and nothing move... So I wondering how is really a good sign when you have your serial number...

Many of us seem to have it for a while but no built date yet... so...
Honestly, the only relevance it has in my mind is that it verifies that your dealer actually submitted your order and Ford actually received it.
Beyond that, I think it's pretty meaningless until you can look through the window of your new truck and see it riveted to your dash.
Maybe someone else can offer a better answer and enlighten us both...
 

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Honestly, the only relevance it has in my mind is that it verifies that your dealer actually submitted your order and Ford actually received it.
Beyond that, I think it's pretty meaningless until you can look through the window of your new truck and see it riveted to your dash.
Maybe someone else can offer a better answer and enlighten us both...
I received my VIN about 3 weeks after my order date of 02/13. Then, about 3-4 weeks later, my window sticker arrived. Actually, my window sticker and build/production week/day showed up at the same time. If for some reason you do not get a build week in the tracker, when your sticker arrives, you can find that date at the top center of the window sticker just above the word , "blend". Mine is 220210428. The 0428 ( 04/28/21) represents the build date. Mine was actually built 4/28-4/29 with an ETA end date of 5/19. Also, the primary status changed from "In Processing" to "In Production" the week of my build. I hope this helps... My fingers are crossed that mine will actually show up on 5/19! Good luck!
 

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I received my VIN about 3 weeks after my order date of 02/13. Then, about 3-4 weeks later, my window sticker arrived. Actually, my window sticker and build/production week/day showed up at the same time. If for some reason you do not get a build week in the tracker, when your sticker arrives, you can find that date at the top center of the window sticker just above the word , "blend". Mine is 220210428. The 0428 ( 04/28/21) represents the build date. Mine was actually built 4/28-4/29 with an ETA end date of 5/19. Also, the primary status changed from "In Processing" to "In Production" the week of my build. I hope this helps... My fingers are crossed that mine will actually show up on 5/19! Good luck!
There just doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to it all.

I got my VIN about 3 weeks after my order was placed and it came with a production date.
Go figure...
 

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My understanding is that orders basically sit in the dealers queue until Ford picks them to be built. When that happens a VIN is assigned and a preliminary build week is scheduled. Note that this build week does not show in consumer tracking but the dealer can see it.

Assuming no delays (this year there are always delays it seems), once you get closer to your build week a build date may be assigned and a day or two before your build day the window sticker is generated.

I can’t site any references, just what I’ve been picking up on reading across threads in this and other forums.
 

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My understanding is that orders basically sit in the dealers queue until Ford picks them to be built. When that happens a VIN is assigned and a preliminary build week is scheduled. Note that this build week does not show in consumer tracking but the dealer can see it.

Assuming no delays (this year there are always delays it seems), once you get closer to your build week a build date may be assigned and a day or two before your build day the window sticker is generated.

I can’t site any references, just what I’ve been picking up on reading across threads in this and other forums.
I get it...

I've been doing the same thing, reading posts from all over. And I agree with your assessment but like I said, I got a VIN 3 weeks after my March 23rd order and it came with a production date. Which from everything I've seen, was unusual.

I got my VIN & date from the dealer and that's the only place I've actually seen a production date of of any kind.

But the way things are going it doesn't mean much. I don't think too many people in the last couple months have had their trucks built on the 1st posted production date so I'm anticipating a revision.

I even toyed with the idea of getting a GMC instead but they don't make Regular Cab short beds which is just as well because I want what I ordered. That's why I ordered it.
 

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