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Good call, I thought it looked like a Michigan plate.
its a Mich plate with an M in the middle its a Manufactures plate. aka ford owned... also known as when its done being "test" its crushed.. such a sad life...you used to be able to buy them off the manufacture lot, B vehicles? i think it was called. or C hell idk been a while
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They're going to crush that? WTF!
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They're going to crush that? WTF!
alot of the "rare" cars they muddle paper work and hide them away reason why there is like still 35 ford GT floating around when they would be gone lol
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its a Mich plate with an M in the middle its a Manufactures plate. aka ford owned... also known as when its done being "test" its crushed.. such a sad life...you used to be able to buy them off the manufacture lot, B vehicles? i think it was called. or C hell idk been a while
Yea isnt it somthing like "not safe" for the public to drive. I remember That whats his name on trucks stopped making one off trucks for manufacturers because after they would show them they would crush em.
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Spare parts hello... lol

convert your crew cab F-150 into a raptor, haha
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also known as when its done being "test" its crushed.. such a sad life...
Not anymore, mostly. Most of the test vehicles we get these days are production vehicles that are 'purchased' by the marketing department at the OEM's, loaned out like rental cars, then either sold off at auction or offered to the employees of said OE.

The crushers are all pre-production vehicles. We had a Raptor, Power Wagon, 4-Runner, and H3T out this week, of them the Raptor and H3T are production vehicles and will be sold, while the Power Wagon and 4-Runner were pre-production and will likely be crushed.

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Yea isnt it somthing like "not safe" for the public to drive.
It has to do more with not meeting federal crash and safety standards. Usually these vehicles are built before the final sign off thus making them not legal to sell to the public. Some OE's do take the pre-productions back and retrofit them to current standards to be auctioned off, but I think that is getting more rare as the loaning of pre-production vehicles does.

So yea... the Raptors I went out and saw and posted a couple months ago will likely be crushed while this one will most likely be sold off at a dealer auction and sold as a used truck. And I would NEVER buy a vehicle knowing it came out of the press fleet, that's worse than buying a used rental... lol
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Yea isnt it somthing like "not safe" for the public to drive. I remember That whats his name on trucks stopped making one off trucks for manufacturers because after they would show them they would crush em.
Stacy David...

Those RAptors look awesome, at a local dealer around school they had a black and a white one looked badass they flexed them out on each other.
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Spare parts hello... lol

convert your crew cab F-150 into a raptor, haha
Oh believe you me, I have a whole list of parts I would like to pull off of this thing and put on mine, I wonder how much they will notice is missing... haha..

Lets see... What I know fits...

Seats
Steering Wheel
AC Vents
Gauge Cluster
Floor Mats
Wheels
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Front Skid Plate
Rear Tow Hooks (hitch)

What I would like to make fit...

Entire Front Suspension
Exhaust

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thank you I kept thinking tracey but I knew that wasnt it lol. Do you happen to know what happend to him? Im not normally around on the weekends but I noticed that he doesnt host it anymore?
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If its anything like Yamaha's, they dont actually have a working VIN number. As in its invalid in the system . Thats why they can't sell them after.
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totally paint it to match!

there are 2 black raptors for sale at the dealership i just bought my ranger at... they are like a charcoal grey metallic more than black, really sex
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I would paint your truck black with orange graphics.
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ha ha they sure are!! sweet truck regardless!!

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Do you still have it? If so, can you take some pictures of the tail lights and the rear of the truck in general?
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I think you should hook up your trailer and put the ranger on it. It would make a cool picture for the mag anyway.
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Jealous! I wanna play with it!
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Lucky!!! So when are we going to see the article with that truck in it?
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what mag does he work for?
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sexy! what motor does it have?
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Hurricane?
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Holy crap! Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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sexy! what motor does it have?
standard 5.4 nothing special, all the work and money went into the suspension and body (widening it)
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