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Old 10/24/18, 06:20 PM
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Window sticker dates

There seems to be two dates on window stickers, one at the top with the word Blend underneath. I assume itís a date with a 1 in front of it. For example 120180905 Iím guessing is Sept 9, 2018.

The second is at the very bottom just below the MSRP.

I thought the blend date was just before the car is built but the date at the bottom seems to be before the blend date on the stickers Iíve been seeing online. Anyone know what these dates really represent?
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Ok,
my dad said,
that certain orders get higher priority,
from both the dealership (who chooses a priority from 01~09,)

THEN,
Ford chooses so many orders from each dealer,
& Ford chooses priority from 01~10)

& are assembled on different shifts,
& get different numbers;
& are built during different weeks,

the vehicle gets a VIN before it's built,
(so, they aren't always in order)

the blend # is the order they are built in
(but that can change, due to priority & parts supply, etc.)


that's about all i can figure out
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Thanks Gravydog but that doesn’t really explain what the dates printed on the Window Sticker actually represent.

Anyone know what the two dates represent?
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Using a " VehicleVisibilityWeb/historyOrderStatus " sheet for both my 2014 Shelby GT500 & 2017 F150 Scab, I find the following:
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The date @ the top of a window sticker, ( only visible on the website copy ) ( blend ) is the date that the vehicle was produced.
The date @ the bottom of the window sticker, below MSRP, ( & found on both copies ), is the " sent to plant " date.
So:
For my 2014, the " sent to plant date " is Aug. 06 2013,............the " blend " date is Aug. 13 2013.
For my 2017, the " sent to plant date " is July 17 2017,.............the " blend " date is July 24 2017.
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The " blend " date also matches the date of Mfg. that is on the driver's side door jam sticker.
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Anyone know what the two dates represent?
It's the biggest mystery in the universe, man.
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Thanks everyone! I was basically trying to see if I could determine by window sticker dates, how long a given vehicle may have been on a dealer lot. Is it a fair assumpt that from the blend (approximate build date) to dealer could be 2-4 more weeks?
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Yes. It could sit for 2-4 weeks in the big lot at Flat Rock waiting to be shipped to Ford dealerships.
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