J Evans - Actually, Ford isn't really
the one making it tough, it's likely the dealer or inexperienced / disinterested parts people.
Accessories are almost always obscure listings in the catalogs. If a partsman doesn't know
about them, he's unlikely to be able to find it in the system. And how much time should he devote to finding something that may not even exist?
For instance, a remote starter kit IS available - but I defy ANYONE to find it w/o the paper brochure in hand showing the base part # (19G384)
The computerized catalog won't
find it by a "search by partname" - typical for accessories.
And those brochures come in only one case annually, they go to the new car dept, and may never make it to the parts dept.
Anyway, my point is that a typical parts dept simply doesn't know, and may not have the time to research accessories, which are often "losers" anyway. Low markup, and non-returnable to Ford from the dealer. Yep - once we get it, it's ours
even if the customer cancels!!! We've tossed a lot of out-dated "goodies" straight into the dumpster - unopened!
(Anybody need Pinto floormats, LOL...)
Ok, enough of my rambling - if you want, I'll get the info Tuesday on all
the Harley grills available - part #'s and suggested list prices.
Keep in mind that no
dealer is obligated to sell at that though!