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I just got off the phone with Ralph at the AAI plant & while I was inquiring about my build date (which is still set for next week) :happy feet: I asked if their were any material holds that he knew of for the Coupe or Convertibe GT500's?

 

Coupes NO!

 

Convertibles YES!

 

I asked if it had had to do with the Shaker 1000 & he said you got it. I asked what the actual hold was for & it was really quite simple.....

 

The shaker 1000 is the same unit for the Coupe as it is for the Convertible, but when the cars are put thru testing (flexing of the chassis) the brackets that are used for mounting are breaking & allowing the sub-woofer to come loose in the trunk in the convertible models only. He said the Verts have a little more flex to them & thats all it takes to break the mounting brackets based on where its mounted. They are currently re-engineering new brackets & testing them to make sure the problem is fixed before resuming production with that option.

 

So if you ordered a Convetrtible with the Shaker 1000 & you can't wait, I would call your dealer today & say change the order to the Shaker 500 so your car can be built faster or sooner rather than later.

 

Also he metioned that they only make 50 SHELBY's a day with only (2) 8hr shifts.

 

Hope this helps answer some nagging questions that we have been speculating about for sometime now.

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I just got off the phone with Ralph at the AAI plant & while I was inquiring about my build date (which is still set for next week) :happy feet: I asked if their were any material holds that he knew of for the Coupe or Convertibe GT500's?

 

Coupes NO!

 

Convertibles YES!

 

I asked if it had had to do with the Shaker 1000 & he said you got it. I asked what the actual hold was for & it was really quite simple.....

 

The shaker 1000 is the same unit for the Coupe as it is for the Convertible, but when the cars are put thru testing (flexing of the chassis) the brackets that are used for mounting are breaking & allowing the sub-woofer to come loose in the trunk in the convertible models only. He said the Verts have a little more flex to them & thats all it takes to break the mounting brackets based on where its mounted. They are currently re-engineering new brackets & testing them to make sure the problem is fixed before resuming production with that option.

 

So if you ordered a Convetrtible with the Shaker 1000 & you can't wait, I would call your dealer today & say change the order to the Shaker 500 so your car can be built faster or sooner rather than later.

 

Also he metioned that they only make 50 SHELBY's a day with only (2) 8hr shifts.

 

Hope this helps answer some nagging questions that we have been speculating about for sometime now.

 

Excellent info CWHR. I'll check the FAQ page and update as appropriate. That does bring up an additional question. Is there anyone out there that has a vert with the Shaker 1000? If so, perhaps once the production fix is in place, we'd expect to see a TSB or recall?

 

To the entire forum, please keep me honest on the FAQs as I modify them. If you think I have something wrong, let me know. I'm not trying to be the all-knowing person....I want to include the "group" knowledge that we all have together as a service to our newbies. In addition, I've added edit notes at the bottom to show what I've changed.

 

Dave

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Excellent info CWHR. I'll check the FAQ page and update as appropriate. That does bring up an additional question. Is there anyone out there that has a vert with the Shaker 1000? If so, perhaps once the production fix is in place, we'd expect to see a TSB or recall?

 

To the entire forum, please keep me honest on the FAQs as I modify them. If you think I have something wrong, let me know. I'm not trying to be the all-knowing person....I want to include the "group" knowledge that we all have together as a service to our newbies. In addition, I've added edit notes at the bottom to show what I've changed.

 

Dave

 

Great idea Terry1234!

 

Nice job & Keep up the good work! :party:

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Thanks for that info,I've already talked to my new owners to change their order because of the hold in the factory.My #3 owner was waiting for a serial # forever,infact #4-5 and 6 are all ahead of him on build dates.I was guessing a wiring problem due to the top mechanisms.Not a bad guess but I'm glad to know why thankyou very much I'll pass the info on to my customers.ScottSvtGuy

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Just by way of cross-ref, here's another thread on this saying material hold has been lofted on Vert Shaker-1000.

 

I'll also cross ref that thread to here.

 

-Dan

 

 

Thanks for that info,I've already talked to my new owners to change their order because of the hold in the factory.My #3 owner was waiting for a serial # forever,infact #4-5 and 6 are all ahead of him on build dates.I was guessing a wiring problem due to the top mechanisms.Not a bad guess but I'm glad to know why thankyou very much I'll pass the info on to my customers.ScottSvtGuy

 

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