Ford F150 to have aluminum body next year

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Ford F150 to have aluminum body next year

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Post by Chaps » Mon Dec 30, 2013 1:47 am

Apparently will cut 700+lbs off the weight for better mileage

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Re: Ford F150 to have aluminum body next year

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Post by welderbob » Mon Dec 30, 2013 5:57 pm

Now if they could just get a little diesel to move it. With a diesel I'm sure it would get more than 40 mpg.

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Re: Ford F150 to have aluminum body next year

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Post by KingFischer » Mon Dec 30, 2013 8:16 pm

I wonder what Mag Chloride or salt brine will do to alum? Our roads are pretty nasty this time of year.

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Post by Chaps » Tue Dec 31, 2013 1:44 am

I'd venture that rust won't be an issue (obviously)
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Re: Ford F150 to have aluminum body next year

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Post by speedboats » Tue Dec 31, 2013 7:15 pm

KingFischer wrote:I wonder what Mag Chloride or salt brine will do to alum? Our roads are pretty nasty this time of year.
What's been happening to all the Audi R8's? What about Rolls Royce, Jaguar, Aston Martin? How well are all those semi-trailers holding up after a million miles?

The alloy will likely have no more of hard time than steel. The alloy would likely be well protected similar to the way steel is protected. Under-body sealant, anti-corrosion coatings / paints etc will form a complete level of protection. After all, outboards and out-drives are all made of alloy without significant corrosion issues in way harsher environment.

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Re: Ford F150 to have aluminum body next year

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Post by Fisherman » Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:29 am

Will they let us order a truck unpainted? That way it would match our boats?

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Re: Ford F150 to have aluminum body next year

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Post by Sabs28 » Sat Feb 08, 2014 5:45 pm

Fisherman wrote:Will they let us order a truck unpainted? That way it would match our boats?

:rotfl:
I asked one of the sales guys if they could find out for me, didn't seem to interested in looking into it. The next time his vehicle is on my lift & disabled, I will ask him again & see how his attitude changes then. :sarge:

Ford does offer Silver Metallic paint. Looks pretty close to aluminum.
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Post by pjay9 » Sat Feb 08, 2014 11:18 pm

Dodge is offering a V6 Fiat oil burner...we'll see how that goes! Why couldn't they get the small Cummins?
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Post by MacCTD » Sun Feb 09, 2014 6:43 am

pjay9 wrote:Dodge is offering a V6 Fiat oil burner...we'll see how that goes! Why couldn't they get the small Cummins?
Most likely could not meet CAFE standards, also Fiat owns Ram and Jeep so there is probably more profit if kept in house.
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Post by welder » Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:58 am

MacCTD wrote:
pjay9 wrote:Dodge is offering a V6 Fiat oil burner...we'll see how that goes! Why couldn't they get the small Cummins?
Most likely could not meet CAFE standards, also Fiat owns Ram and Jeep so there is probably more profit if kept in house.
Fiat owns cummins,I predict the new little diesel will be a POS. it is a Graphite Block with waaaaaaaay to much crap on it to go wrong.
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Re: Ford F150 to have aluminum body next year

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Post by Chaps » Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:46 am

welder wrote:
Fiat owns cummins
you sure about that Les?
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Re: Ford F150 to have aluminum body next year

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Post by Steve the Brain » Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:48 am

Sabs28 wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2014 5:45 pm
Fisherman wrote:Will they let us order a truck unpainted? That way it would match our boats?

:rotfl:
I asked one of the sales guys if they could find out for me, didn't seem to interested in looking into it. The next time his vehicle is on my lift & disabled, I will ask him again & see how his attitude changes then. :sarge:

Ford does offer Silver Metallic paint. Looks pretty close to aluminum.
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2.just don't drop a toolbox in the 150
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