A prototype of the next-generation Ford Expedition has been spotted near the company’s development center in Michigan. It’s got the face of an new F-150, most likely an aluminum body, and an overall awesome look reportedly slated for 2018.
So after a whole ad campaign crapping on Ford’s aluminum F-150, sources say GM’s planning “significant model changes” on the Chevy Silverado, Tahoe and Cadillac Escalade for 2018 including more use of aluminum and lightweight steel. You can’t make this stuff up.http://truckyeah.jalopnik.com/chevys-anti-al...
Ford says their certified repair centers can fix the 2015 Ford F-150 and its all-new aluminum body “no problem.” But this crazy story of a month-long job and an unbelievable service bay bill — $17,000! — proves there are still some serious challenges to getting this truck back on the road after an accident.
First, let me just make this clear: I like steel in cars. I can weld steel very very poorly, and I can’t even begin to work with aluminum. So that’s a plus. But, aluminum is great for cars, and aluminum is more abundant than iron in the Earth’s crust. But FutureSteelVehicle wouldn’t agree.
Ford thinks you still need to be convinced the aluminum bed in their 2015 F-150 is every bit as strong as the steel construction of its predecessor. So hold my beer while somebody whips a hockey puck, baseball, golf ball, and shot put at that som'bitch!
Fiat-Chrysler Boss Sergio Marchionne has given the "strongest clues yet" that the next Jeep Wrangler, due to drop in 2017, will be a significant departure from the body-on-frame beast we know and love in some comments at the Paris Auto Show.
FCA head shed Sergio Marchionne said "my gut it tells me we'll still be building a steel truck in 2018," at yesterday's all-day investor meeting, but he acquiesced that he wants aluminum "in the portfolio," and didn't deny the Wrangler was the best place to put it.
It's time for a mass extinction. The junkyard you once knew will need to evolve, or die. In the new era, just 20 years from now, nearly 14 billion pounds of aluminum from new 2015 Ford F-150 trucks will flood auto recycling facilities, and if things work out right, aluminum prices will never be the same again.
Back in 1994, Audi was the first mainstream car manufacturer to switch to aluminum from steel in order to save weight while improving rigidity. The original A8's frame weighed 548 pounds. The current one's weighs 509 pounds, and is composed of 13 different aluminum alloys, which makes it 40 percent lighter than if it…
You know what sucks? You're tearing down the road at a fun but safe 150 mph, when all of a sudden there's an estuary or a river or a pier or swimming pool or an ocean or some other sort of watery annoyance that seems like all it wants to do is make you stop having fun. I mean, come on! I know the Earth is 75% of that…
Mercedes Benz isn't known for unleashing their untamed offspring on the public, however in 1979, they did just that. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe450 SLC lightens its load by adding aluminum, but is it worth lightening your wallet?
What''s better than building the world's slowest Porsche 911 (yes, it's definitely slower than this 912) out of aluminum foil, cardboard and a cycle cart? Putting it on a track. Bizzare video below.
Ford hand-built 20 second-generation Mercury Sables with lightweight aluminum bodies and potent Taurus SHO V6 engines. The few of these rare rolling all-aluminum technology testbeds still around are now potentially headed for a Ford crusher. This is their story.