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With the scattering of the different waves and scheduled builds we are seeing, I need to find reasoning here. People on here said spray-in bedliners slow down delivery so I had it removed before wave two opened up. Now I am seeing wave threes scheduled before me so I am wondering about stages.
Are the bedliners sprayed before the truck is pieced together? That makes the most sense to me. However, if they are sprayed after production it would make sense to get those done and moving to the next stage to get them sprayed so more units are ready to ship at once. Anyone know?
 

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I hope the bed liner won’t delay my truck. If it is going to cause delays Ford should reach out and give us the chance to opt out. I had a rubber mat in my last truck and it worked fine for my needs.
 

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Mine is opted with a spray-in, not saying it won't delay delivery.
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You are scheduled, which means the options you've chosen should be available. I think it is something like the power deployable running boards which show "Late Availability" - if you chose those, that would delay you from getting a build date until that option is ready to hit the production line.

You should be good with the bed liner.
 

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My dealer told me it will always cause a post production delay...but my main reasoning is that there are a ton of national and local companies that simply do a better and more careful job.

In my case, Carsullos in Buffalo is known for doing meticulous, durable spray ins. My son in law has a 2013 RAM 1500 with a Carsullos liner and uses his truck for work. The bedliner still looks nearly new and the effort made to keep things perfect at install is obvious.

My Ford dealer uses them exclusively for spray ins at the same price or less than factory. Plus I'm supporting a local company. Really a no brainer for me. I'll have a tonneau ready and waiting anyways if there is lead time to get it done when the Lightning arrives.
 

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You are scheduled, which means the options you've chosen should be available. I think it is something like the power deployable running boards which show "Late Availability" - if you chose those, that would delay you from getting a build date until that option is ready to hit the production line.

You should be good with the bed liner.
Maybe. Lots of Mustang Mach Es awaiting parts have been built and moved offsite while they wait. There may be an F-150 purgatory near Dearborn for trucks awaiting bedliner spray. Keeping orders moving onetime to initial build is one thing. There's a real potential parts May cause delays between production and shipping. Hopefully that won't be an issue for Lightnings.
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My dealer told me it will always cause a post production delay...
The salesman at my dealer told me the same. The reason he gave me is that the factory spray-ins didn't happen at the same location as the trucks are produced.

YMMV. Take it for what it's worth, along with other 'my dealer saids'...some facts, some fictions.

I have always wondered what the giant machine that swoops down and hovers over the bed late in the final assembly does. I thought it was the liner sprayer. After finding this picture, I notice the truck has a manufacturers license plate mounted.

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My saleperson said the same, and I took it as he is speaking about in general, not specific to the lightning. So I will be curious about that for those in here that selected it.

I was always planning on Line-X.
 
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My saleperson said the same, and I took it as he is speaking about in general, not specific to the lightning. So I will be curious about that for those in here that selected it.

I was always planning on Line-X.
The quote I rec'd from Line-x
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LINE-X STANDARD
LINE-X PREMIUM
$550.00 with tax $559.00$675.00 with tax $685.50
LINE-X STANDARD BENEFITS, PLUS
Nationwide Limited Lifetime WarrantyEasy to Clean
Resists Staining from Harsh ChemicalsResists Sun Burning UV Rays
Prevents Leaks, Rust and CorrosionFade Resistant
No Cracking, Bubbling or PeelingLong-Lasting Luster
Environmentally Friendly - VOC Free
 
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The quote I rec'd from Line-x
GOOD​
Best​
LINE-X STANDARD
LINE-X PREMIUM
$550.00 with tax $559.00$675.00 with tax $685.50
LINE-X STANDARD BENEFITS, PLUS
Nationwide Limited Lifetime WarrantyEasy to Clean
Resists Staining from Harsh ChemicalsResists Sun Burning UV Rays
Prevents Leaks, Rust and CorrosionFade Resistant
No Cracking, Bubbling or PeelingLong-Lasting Luster
Environmentally Friendly - VOC Free
Line-X Premium in Southern California quotes I got were $700-$750 before tax. California cost of living...
 
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I got a call from the dealer today that they received a notice that spray-in bedliner is holding up my wave 1 Pro order from scheduling (even after seeing many others posting scheduled orders w/ the spray-in liner).

I know the subject of spray-in delays has been beaten to death. Guess I just wasn’t one of the lucky ones to get a scheduled build in with bedliner before Ford decided it would cause a delay.
 

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I got a call from the dealer today that they received a notice that spray-in bedliner is holding up my wave 1 Pro order from scheduling (even after seeing many others posting scheduled orders w/ the spray-in liner).

I know the subject of spray-in delays has been beaten to death. Guess I just wasn’t one of the lucky ones to get a scheduled build in with bedliner before Ford decided it would cause a delay.
Did you remove the bed liner from your order or just decide to wait until it can be scheduled?
 

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I got a call from the dealer today that they received a notice that spray-in bedliner is holding up my wave 1 Pro order from scheduling (even after seeing many others posting scheduled orders w/ the spray-in liner).

I know the subject of spray-in delays has been beaten to death. Guess I just wasn’t one of the lucky ones to get a scheduled build in with bedliner before Ford decided it would cause a delay.
It isn't the largest distribution here, but does it seem like the build order has been Platinum, then Lariat, XLT/Pro? With may commercial pros somewhere in the beginning? Maybe the supply is used up and so that puts you on back-order? I've only see a couple of people on here that are wave 1 pro orders and they seemed to all be later in the scheduling.
 
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