Ford sent out the following communication to dealers today:
Deadline Extended! Soft Top with Hardtop Prep Kit order conversion encouraged by July 23.
Any customer wanting to switch their order to a soft top with a hardtop prep kit is encouraged to make the change by Friday, July 23 to be eligible for selection beginning with September production. No new soft top retail orders will be scheduled for August production.
The hardtop prep kit is included on all 4-door soft top orders, effective with September 21MY production. The kit includes the proper connections for rear windshield wiper and rear defroster as well as the controls needed for these features.
Scheduling for September production will begin on Thursday, July 29.