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Old 07-27-2012, 10:00 AM   #1
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Next Ford F-150 May Feature Aluminum Body



Ford may feature a largely aluminum body in its next-generation Ford F-50 pickup truck, according to the Wall Street Journal, a move that Edmunds.com says is petrifying the automaker's competitors.

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Old 07-28-2012, 10:41 AM   #2
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I also heard of them droppin the fram for a unibody style suspension. I could be wrong though
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hm..isn't that expensive?
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It's expensive, but the truck will be super light and super strong.
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recycling is great an keeps costs down.
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Next week I'm buying an F150.
Not sure if I'd trust an aluminum truck.
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I'd go for that if it has exposed rivets and a no-paint option. I'd use it to pull an Airstream.
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my only hope is that its as strong as it is now in the crash tests. remember the video of the crushed F150 that was still capable of driving out of the rubble?
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Aluminum cars have been made for many years. Not sure why people think that it is not safe. Some are made mostly out of aluminum now days.
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The Audi A8 comes to mind as a car that is made partly from aluminum. In order for manufacturers to meet stricter fuel economy/emissions standards, they are going to have to find ways to make their cars/trucks lighter in addition to other technologies.

I'm curious though, how it would hold up to the abuse of being used on a pickup truck? The A8 is one thing, that's a luxury car that won't see too much thrown at it. But a truck can get beat on pretty hard.
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