Aftermarket decals explains the difference in the decals, but not the offset on the FORD lettering. I'd still like to know what happened there.
Attached is the front page of the factory literature. Those power-adjust rear rims sure do look like they're gray gloss to me, as do the outer duals on the first pic I sent. Myself, I would prefer gray gloss over galvanized color.
Note also the front rack has 11 weights on it. 11 was the max you could get onto the standard bracket, which explains why there was 17 on the 9700 pic I sent (3 weights added each side). However, the literature states that the mounting bracket only holds 10 weights.
I have an 8-page brochure (front page is attached) that I can scan and send to you as a PDF if you'd like. Just let me know. Do you have something different for that series?