Originally Posted by Wobbles
Is there a solution down the road? The industry seems to be going that way...
What is your insight?
I haven't seen any discussion about that yet.
We have had extensive training on how to replace panels and what to do to repair, but nothing on corrosion except to not cross- contaminate with steel working tools, and fasteners can only me used one time, before their protective coating is useless.
Its a new area for all of us. I just feel really bad for the people that have them and get in a collision. The repair times will take a long time and most shops are not equipped to work on them. We have 8 shops, and only 1 is ford certified and has the tools to work on them.
( and for what its worth, all the Internet rumors about gm or Chrysler having aluminum bodys....we had ford training months before the release of the '15 f-150, and we in the undustry have had no info stating that this is actually happening. We receive multiple collision publications a month, and nothing has indicated this is going to happen.
Granted 2025 cafe' regulations mandate a 52mpg fleet average for manufacturers.....i haven't heard anything reliable stating more aluminum bodies are coming out soon.