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If the Ford part number they give is correct, you can get them from Fast Parts Network for $96.

Fast Parts Network is also a vendor here.
 
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A quick copy/paste of the part number in google brought up $86.66 from another website.

I almost want to send a message to the ebayer.. Love the "Unbeatable Free Shipping to the US" lol.
 
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I hope they will be made available in chrome!
 
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I sent a message, they replied back stating they are on national back order. Once they come off back order, the price will drop significantly. Scumbag!!
 
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Just clicked on the ebay link above. The amazing thing is they have already sold 7 sets at $299 each. But then they threw in FREE SHIPPING "WOW"
 
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Okay Guys, guess what. Those black "Explorer" hood letters found on the 2013 Sport model ARE now available. Check out the Ebay listing below.
WARNING: make sure you are SITTING DOWN when you see the price !!!

You've got to be kidding...

Laugh -of-the-day !


David
I'm wondering if they are actually available on that site. Delivery is within 30 days of cleared payment but the delivery dates shown are Nov. 13th and 19th. The 'extended handling period' makes me wonder if the seller actually has them yet.

Peter
 
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just more places for wax to get trapped against when detailing the truck!
 
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Just clicked on the ebay link above. The amazing thing is they have already sold 7 sets at $299 each. But then they threw in FREE SHIPPING "WOW"

I thought the same thing but if you click on the 7 sold, it shows 6 at $109, 1 at $199.
 
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I sent a message, they replied back stating they are on national back order. Once they come off back order, the price will drop significantly. Scumbag!!

I would hope so. That price is a joke. MSRP is $114.82 and there are a couple of Ford dealers online who sell parts at 10% over cost which puts it at $75.78.



I'm wondering if they are actually available on that site. Delivery is within 30 days of cleared payment but the delivery dates shown are Nov. 13th and 19th. The 'extended handling period' makes me wonder if the seller actually has them yet.

Peter

I would highly doubt it. OEM Parts Authority is actually Beshore and Koller Ford in Manchester, PA. According to the Ford Parts Network they had ZERO instock as of Friday AM.
 
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How do you even install those letters? Take them to the dealer?
 
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Nahhhh. Those letters will be peel-and-stick. They'll be prepositioned on a backing sheet ready to apply. Just make sure the hood surface is very clean AND warm before you apply!
Warning: once you tack them down they can't be reapplied.
I'd like to see what they look like on a tri-white Explorer.
 
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IMG_20121012_125053_zps9d4dd0e9.jpg
 
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Edgieguy:

THANK YOU for that pic - it looks awesome .

Nice to see some Sports out there .
 
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Letters?

What are the letters made of? Plastic or Aluminum?

I would like to get a set and have them chromed....can't do that on plastic.
 
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Letters are plastic, but plastic CAN be chrome plated, (most of the "chrome" we see these days IS plastic). It was once called "vacuum metalized chrome" - the plastic somehow has a coating applied that will then accept the chrome plating.
 
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I will just get my dealer to order some in and have them apply them. I'm not messing around with that stuff. I really like the wheels on the sport. When do you think we'll be able to buy those. Oh and the grill. I'm sure they'll all be after market purchase soon. LOL. Maybe I'll just go buy a Sport. The extra HP will be great
 
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Got my hood letters from fordparts.com and it arrived last friday. It comes with a template and was easy to apply.

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THAT'S what I wanted to see - those black letters on a white, non Sport, Explorer. It also looks like the alignment, centering, and parallelism are perfect. Good job Malagant !
BTW, what's considered a good price at this time for those letters? At one time they were going for around $200.00 on line - rip off !
 
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