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Originally Posted by Frank Lee View Post
That museum is very fun and thought provoking! Was the Weinermobile still there?
It is, and I had one of those "You know you're an EcoModder if..." moments. I actually thought to myself, "Does the hot dog improve aero?"

Originally Posted by cfg83 View Post
Great find on the master plan link! I was quickly searching for exactly this for the post.

I hope the factory does well too. The '09 F-150 was supposed to be released early, in February -- but we know that the average buyer is a need-based truck buyer these days, and '08s are still stacked-up. So, 95%+ of the workforce has been laid-off since then. The only other U.S. F-150 plant is here in Kansas City -- and they've shifted production to the Escape/Mariner/Tribute and hybrids. They've run out of space to park the trucks, so they're finding spare lots anywhere to store them.

Back to Detroit... I did see pallet of small cupholder/console units with stick-shift boots. It's clearly for a small compact, so maybe a shift in production is planned. Or, it could have been planted there for the public to see.

I guess we'll see...

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