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Old 12-11-2015, 09:15 AM   #1
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Ford truck divisions latest addition

Ford has added another new 2016 standard feature to their aluminum body trucks. What will they come up with next
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Old 12-11-2015, 09:36 AM   #2
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Ford has added another new 2016 standard feature to their aluminum body trucks. What will they come up with next
Ouch! Gotta give you points for style though.
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Old 12-11-2015, 09:42 AM   #3
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Yes, but think of the loose change I would scoop in the
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Except magnets don't work on aluminum parts . . . .
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Say what you will about the aluminum F-150, I saw these photos of a real-life small overlap offset frontal crash (the worst situation possible) and I gotta admit, it looks like the aluminum body is pretty stout. The truck owner estimated that both cars were doing about 30-35 at time if impact.


The F-150




And what it hit:



The F-150 driver walked away with a few scraps and bumps.

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Say what you will about the aluminum F-150, I saw these photos of a real-life small overlap offset frontal crash (the worst situation possible) and I gotta admit, it looks like the aluminum body is pretty stout. The truck owner estimated that both cars were doing about 30-35 at time if impact.


The F-150




And what it hit:



The F-150 driver walked away with a few scraps and bumps.

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Looks like they are both totaled... Looks like the air bag came out in the ford atleast.
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Looks like they are both totaled... Looks like the air bag came out in the ford atleast.
Oh yeah, both are totaled. I like how despite the damage, there was no intrusion into the passenger compartment. According to the story, the firewall moved a couple of inches back, and the dash twisted up a little because of it, but other than that (and the airbags hanging out) you cannot even tell the truck was in a wreck from the inside.



It didn't even break any glass.

http://www.ford-trucks.com/articles/...m-durability/#

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Old 12-11-2015, 10:38 AM   #8
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Some guy sideswiped me two weeks ago. It was a classic case of Car vs. Truck:


Truck Wins


(Damage to my running board & front wheel + paint damage....you shoulda seen the Malibu!
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I do remember reading that the 2015 Super Cab versions went down on safety rating points for side impacts and Ford was looking at reinforcing those cabs. Over all, late model Ford trucks have good safety ratings.

On a lighter note, I once saw a pickup in Bend OR. that had a piece of mine gauge RR track for a front bumper. I wonder how that car would look having hit that.
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Wednesday night a friend sons totaled his Mazda 3 on the bumper of his F 150. Bent the bumper, tore the Mazda apart and ripped the back end off it. Truck has $1300 Damage for a new bumper, Mazda is $29k.Lots of blue air in there house this week!!
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