As Ford and Toyota announced factory closings and other reduced production, it became public knowledge that most wiring harnesses come out of Ukraine. Ford Explorers will not be equipped with air conditioning among other comforts until components become available.
We’re lucky to have no need for a/c with our open air rides; however we will be experiencing the loss of some options and accessories for a while. Production dates will identify what options will be factory installed or possibly retrofittable at a future date.
It’s a whole new world out there; allocation and production have been cut because of chips, wiring harnesses, trucking, distribution, etc worldwide…and now Eastern Europe.
Thought I’d change up the tenor by including a copy of our FIRST Newsletter dated April 1977. Laurie would type one up, send it out to be copied, fold, stop, stamp and originally hand address envelopes. How time has changed. Reading it takes us back to simpler times before chips, internet and “computers on wheels” we enjoy today.