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How about a thread to update us lonely souls, waiting in limbo for our constraints to be lifted?

i.e...... Carbon Fiber Roof, Z51, and any others??:confused:

PLEASE post here..... any "good and reliable" information and/ or updates.

Us "constraint victims" would greatly appreciate the information.
 

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And this would also be a good thread to post the weekly Thursday constraint report, a report which lists all options which, due to limited or no supply, are not available to be ordered. Conversely, by comparing the Thursday constraint list with previous list, we will learn which prior constraints are no longer in effect.
 

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Very good idea Elegant. But does anyone on this forum have access to that 411?:confused:
 

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How about a thread to update us lonely souls, waiting in limbo for our constraints to be lifted?

i.e...... Carbon Fiber Roof, Z51, and any others??:confused:

PLEASE post here..... any "good and reliable" information and/ or updates.

Us "constraint victims" would greatly appreciate the information.
According to a well-informed dealer, the roof is 90 days out.
 

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According to a well-informed dealer, the roof is still at 120 days.
120 days!!! That is 4 months from now! The last I heard (about 2 weeks ago) is that is was a 4 to 6 week delay.
What is going on with this supplier? Carbon fiber is not a new product.
4 more months before my order even gets submitted.... I may have to be committed!!:eek::eek:
Now I did hear that the Z51 constraint may be longer than the CFR.
 

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120 days!!! That is 4 months from now! The last I heard (about 2 weeks ago) is that is was a 4 to 6 week delay.
What is going on with this supplier? Carbon fiber is not a new product.
4 more months before my order even gets submitted.... I may have to be committed!!:eek::eek:
Now I did hear that the Z51 constraint may be longer than the CFR.
So so sorry. It's 90 days, according to my source, and I sure hope that's incorrect. I ordered in July but I'm stuck in pre-production due to the shortage. Call me crazy but, since that roof is not a "must have" for me, I'm going to start over with a regular roof. I'm told that turnaround should be six or seven weeks. The car looks great with or without a black hat.
 

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You may have something there George.
Have you thought about the transparent top? Or will that get too hot for us here in Florida?
 

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You may have something there George.
Have you thought about the transparent top? Or will that get too hot for us here in Florida?
I'm already considered transparent due to some of my critiques of the process and situation. Seriously, I'm not a fan of that approach. However, the body color roof is also available and that will be the thing that hopefully gets me out of jail. I was hoping, albeit a long shot, that my prior 3300 status (now 3000) would return when the plant resequences. That's not looking good for me but it did work for others. So, I need to break the news to my current salesman. Since they are out of allocation, they can't replace my existing order with a new one and, due to plant policy, they can't change the CF roof to the painted version. Sounds very short sighted to me but they'd rather stick to their process than make accommodations. So, in the words of John Lennon, "it will be like starting over" with a better result...I hope!
 

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I'm already considered transparent due to some of my critiques of the process and situation. Seriously, I'm not a fan of that approach. However, the body color roof is also available and that will be the thing that hopefully gets me out of jail. I was hoping, albeit a long shot, that my prior 3300 status (now 3000) would return when the plant resequences. That's not looking good for me but it did work for others. So, I need to break the news to my current salesman. Since they are out of allocation, they can't replace my existing order with a new one and, due to plant policy, they can't change the CF roof to the painted version. Sounds very short sighted to me but they'd rather stick to their process than make accommodations. So, in the words of John Lennon, "it will be like starting over" with a better result...I hope!
Oh, I don't think your salesman will shed a tear. Considering the dealer did not require deposits to place customer orders their plan all along was to expect a certain number of drop outs so they would have in stock cars to sell without having to wait for the dealer stock order banks to open. As you have already seen, those cars also get the "market adjustment" second sticker. The last one was $10K until the person who ordered reconsidered. Did you ever consider that they steered you to the Visible CF roof because that's what they wanted to have on the lot in case you backed out?
 

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Georgio...
I see your predicament. I shouldn't have that problem, seeing I am only at the 1100 status.

From what I hear from other Corvette owners in Florida, that have the transparent tops, is that they have had to tint it so dark, to keep the heat out, that it doesn't even to be transparent anymore.
 
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From what I hear from other Corvette owners in Florida, that have the transparent tops, is that they have had to tint it so dark, to keep the heat out, that it doesn't even to be transparent anymore.
Mark; A long, long, time ago I had a job installing a solar film in windows on houses and commercial storefronts. We had a film that was mirror like (looked silver from the outside but just dark shaded from the inside), and it was great for southern exposures. (read direct sunlight) Not sure if that sort of film is still available, but it might be a great alternative to a dark tint.
 

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I ordered the Artic White with the CF roof. After seeing the transparent roof on a red stingray, I am now considering a change to get my car. It does look very nice. The second thing with the transparent roof is that there is no white painted surface on the sides of the roof. I like the all black look.
 

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My dealer (GM) checked on my Z51 order today and it is still sitting at 2000. Went 2000 9/12. He finally got through to someone at GM who asked him to check back 10/7 and they indicated they hoped it would be at 3000 by that time. Hope doesn't sound very solid does it. All this talk on constraints for the Z51 pkg has me bluer than my Laguna vette!!
 

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Mark; A long, long, time ago I had a job installing a solar film in windows on houses and commercial storefronts. We had a film that was mirror like (looked silver from the outside but just dark shaded from the inside), and it was great for southern exposures. (read direct sunlight) Not sure if that sort of film is still available, but it might be a great alternative to a dark tint.
Chip,
Thanks. I think I have seen this on houses and buildings down here, but how would you put in on the Vette? Would it look silver on the outside, even though the roof is a dark tint to begin with? Or would you put the silver side on the inside? I don't think that would look good. I can't picture what the look would be like.
 

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Did you ever consider that they steered you to the Visible CF roof because that's what they wanted to have on the lot in case you backed out?
Nasssssh. They're not that smart. LOL No way anyone knew of these underforecasted components way back in early July.
 

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I Just a reply from my dealer on the Z51 constraint.
"The constraint last week said it was less than 4 weeks. I will know tomorrow. Contraints generally do not affect the vehicles accepted for production. Only vehicle that have not been picked up yet."
If he contacts me tomorrow I will forward what he knows.
I have a Z51 convertible on order and expect it to be snowing when it arrives.
 
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Nasssssh. They're not that smart. LOL No way anyone knew of these underforecasted components way back in early July.
True, what was I thinking :)
 

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2014 Corvette Stingray Constraint Report for 10/3/13

Target Production Week 10/28/13 – 11/03/13
01483 AE4-SEATS, COMPETITION SPORT, BUCKET National Qty 0
01485 C2Z-ROOF PANEL, REMOVABLE CARBON FIBER National Qty 0
01486 CSM-ROOF PACKAGE, CARBON FIBER, DUAL National Qty 0
01580 Z51 PERFORMANCE PKG. National Qty 2
 

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2014 Corvette Stingray Constraint Report for 10/3/13

Target Production Week 10/28/13 – 11/03/13
01483 AE4-SEATS, COMPETITION SPORT, BUCKET National Qty 0
01485 C2Z-ROOF PANEL, REMOVABLE CARBON FIBER National Qty 0
01486 CSM-ROOF PACKAGE, CARBON FIBER, DUAL National Qty 0
01580 Z51 PERFORMANCE PKG. National Qty 2
Holy crap! That is a month away and NO CFR production scheduled! That really sucks... (not to mention very depressing)!

Thanks for that 411 Elegant.
Looks like the winter delivery will have to be moved from the Museum to the stealership!
 
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