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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-25-2015, 01:14 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Concerns with F150 Aluminum-alloy body

Overwhelming concern over the 2015+ F150 aluminum-alloy body is hard to ignore and while Ford does make it sound nice, branding it as `Military-Grade Aluminum Alloy`, should I be concerned?

Adding to this, concerning sales volume:

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-26-2015, 11:40 AM
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Lol, MILSPEC doesn't mean much and "military grade aluminium" is a very broad statement considering the various applications it can be used for in the military. They have specs for everything down to their brownies. For all we know, Ford's MILSPEC aluminium could be the stuff used for military aluminum food trays.

Had a good laugh about this.

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The aluminum body means the new F-150 won't rust, am I right? I don't have to worry about rust here in AZ, but how about for the folks in the rest of the country? And folks all the way up in Canada?

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Edmunds.com Editors Hit Aluminum 2015 Ford F-150 With Sledgehammer


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Is the aluminum-bodied 2015 Ford F-150 more expensive to repair? Edmunds.com Editors hit it with a sledgehammer to find out.

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Part 2 of the Edmunds video


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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-27-2015, 11:52 AM
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Travis needs to work out some more.

But wow that final repair number. If the body panel every gets damaged it's going to be a tough decisions. Do you pay for it or leave the panel as it at that price? Unless you have the full amount out of pocket.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-27-2015, 04:24 PM Thread Starter
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Those same videos I saw had me concerned with how much it cost to repair that damage, ****. Tons of disapproval around about this direction Ford went.
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