Place ~ FAST Transit Center, Fayetteville, North Carolina, 09/23

Now projected to open in October 2017

There have been multiple delays. The community awaits

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Transportation ~ 2016 Ford Transit Connect LWB XLT–Gets Towed, 08/24

These wheels are suppose to be on asphalt of concrete–not aluminum.

I was stunned! The back story.

Transportation ~ 2016 Ford Transit Connect LWB XLT–Mods 04 & 05, 08/05

The busy day continued with a cargo are floor covering and fitting for transporting two of my cycles.

Modifications:

  1. Bulkhead [See 1st comment for the story. It’s a doozy!]
  2. Painted door panels
  3. Window wind deflectors
  4. 4′ x 6′ Rug
  5. Bike transport rig

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Transportation ~ 2016 Ford Transit Connect LWB XLT–Mods 01-03, 08/05

Today was a busy one–bulkhead, door panels, & wind deflectors.

Modifications:

  1. Bulkhead [See 1st comment for the story. It’s a doozy!]
  2. Painted door panels
  3. Window wind deflectors

I am most pleased with the painted [former beige] door panels [pictured above] and the wind deflectors [not clearly visible in these pics]. They give the van that “cool” look. The bulkhead is another story [see my cmt], yet I like its painting. More mods to come…

Transportation ~ 2016 Ford Transit Connect LWB XLT–All Mine [07/29]

It is done…

IMG_1632.CR2Yesterday, the dealer allowed me to drive “my” TC home.

Today, I own it. That is, I have the responsibility to pay for the van’s cost.

It is insured in my name. A temporary license tag and registration have been issued.

That is about it.

That process took the better part of 6 hours, with a break in between to plug some numbers into my budget.

While at the dealer, 2 of the 4 accessories I want are in process and are to be installed 08/04. Floor mats were ordered and are to be here 08/01. I visited with my graphics artist to determine what graphics will graphics will work best. He [Mark Averitt] is working on it. They will likely be installed next week also.

I expect the van to have a slightly different look, come next Friday. Stay tuned…

Transportation ~ 2016 Ford Transit Connect LWB XLT–At Home [07/28]

Not only was I surprised that my dealer received my van today. I was doubly surprised to be able to drive it home and with a full tank of gas.

Transportation ~ 2016 Ford Transit Connect LWB XLT–Has Arrived! [07/28]

Ordered February 01, 2016. Estimated delivery Jul ’16–revised to Aug ;16. Actual, today!

Just before going out to eat, I received an e-mail from the Crown Ford Sales Manager stating my van had arrived. I had hoped to know beforehand–didn’t happen. I asked if I could see it today, with the reply being yes. This is what I saw: