New 2015 F 150 Aluminum truck.

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New 2015 F 150 Aluminum truck.

Postby charlie beard » Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:44 am

See Ford is coming out with an all aluminum body on the 2015 F 150.

Be interesting to know what the insurance will be on these.

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Re: New 2015 F 150 Aluminum truck.

Postby ajmorell » Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:49 pm

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Re: New 2015 F 150 Aluminum truck.

Postby Rhock19 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:16 pm

alum vs steel= 3 times as weak(per thickness) and 3 times as expensive. wonder how the paint will be! Anodized trucks? lol
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Re: New 2015 F 150 Aluminum truck.

Postby 2500hdon37s » Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:36 pm

there are lots of cars out there already that have aluminum body panels. Only down side is accident or hail damage usually results in a whole new panel needed instead of being able to repair the original panel. And I can see some paint adhesion issues if their paint process isn't exactly perfect every single time. And from what I've seen Ford already has flakey paint on some of their trucks.
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Re: New 2015 F 150 Aluminum truck.

Postby ajmorell » Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:50 am

Rhock19 wrote:alum vs steel= 3 times as weak(per thickness) and 3 times as expensive. wonder how the paint will be! Anodized trucks? lol

For a flat panel yes, but geometry plays a big part in strength too
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Re: New 2015 F 150 Aluminum truck.

Postby Ryan Hill » Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:54 pm

I imagine it'll fall apart just like every other ford out there.
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Re: New 2015 F 150 Aluminum truck.

Postby 2500hdon37s » Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:19 pm

Ryan Hill wrote:I imagine it'll fall apart just like every other ford out there.

why do you think Ford is the number one selling truck??? :lol3:
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