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Set for Detroit debut: Ford's aluminum F-150

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posted on Jan, 3 2014 @ 01:01 AM
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Theres a top 10 list of aluminium fabricated cars.

Landrover has been doing it for years, 67 of them to be exact.

no conspiracy at all, in fact the number of cars being made from aluminium might bump the scrap price.




posted on Jan, 3 2014 @ 01:15 AM
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fractions of a millimeter thick aluminum can = Truck frame aluminum welded rods.



posted on Jan, 3 2014 @ 01:48 AM
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I wouldn't buy it. I abuse the crap out of my trucks. I guess it would be fine for a 2 wheel drive but not for anyone who goes off road.



posted on Jan, 3 2014 @ 02:25 AM
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Making trucks from aluminum will decrease towing weight.

Also body dents are a lot harder to remove and the cost can be twice the cost of steel.

And vibration cracking is greatly increased.

But the worse problem is bi metal corrosion.
www.corrosionclinic.com...

Every steel nut. bolt. and screw holding the aluminum will start to turn the aluminum into white powder.
All you have to add is salt and water.
The same salt they use for ice on winter roads.



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