+ F-150 body and bed are made of 6000 series high-strength aluminum alloy

+ Key enabler for the all-new F-150 to weigh as much as 700 lbs. less than its predecessor, contributing to increased towing and hauling capability

+Thick body panels - thicker than the steel panels used in the previous model - provide excellent resistance to dents and dings

+ Engineered reinforcement panels beneath the aluminum help withstand impacts

+ Aluminum is naturally resistant to rust and forms a protective layer of oxidation when it corrodes - this means no rust-through perforation or "red rust" like steel

MAKE THE POINT: Isolating Aluminum Parts and Adding Aftermarket Accessories. Be sure your customers know that if they add an aftermarket rack or other accessory, it must be done in a way that keeps aluminum parts isolated from other metals. This is not difficult and instructions on how to do this are readily available. 

ENGINEERING INSIGHT: Aluminum and Steel. Through years of innovation and refinement, Ford engineers have devised a way to join military-grade, high-strength, aluminum alloy body exterior panels to the F-150 high-strength steel frame. Innovative methods of material fastening were used, including self-piercing rivets, laser brazing, aluminum spot welding and adhesives. Additionally, a process known as "e-coating" helps eliminate corrosion issues that are common with steel-to-aluminum contact. The result is an all-new F-150 with improved strength and reduced weight compared to the previous-generation vehicle. 


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