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    More Aluminum in the Pipeline

    Ford's future Super Duty's will get the Military Grade Aluminum treatment!

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    They're really going to raise the bar for tough, powerful and good looking work trucks. That's all I can say for now.

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    I figured they would. I'm kind of disapointed, after 17 years they're changing the body style. Oh well. That's twice as long as the others could manage. Kinda looks like a chevy F150 with a dodge tailgate.....
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    I'll bet they made the bed smaller too. Several years ago, Chevy made their beds a couple of inches more narrow and more shallow than all others. Ford, IIRC has been the only truck to keep the bed the same width and height as they were 40 years ago. I'll bet they will be the same dimensions as Chevy and Dodge now.

    And I know all of this due to getting a good buy on an old used bed insert a few years ago. The guy found the deal and bought it, only to find out, his new Chevy bed was 3 inches too narrow to accommodate the thing. It would fit in the older (such as 1982) Chevy trucks, and all Fords. So, he needed to offload the bargain, and I grabbed it! Subsequently had to upgrade to a new unit not too long ago, and the units are a "one size fits all". I've got a good 2 inches of clearance on either side of the unit, where the old one fit like a glove. And, had to put some layers of plywood under the unit to make the Ford bed more shallow.

    I've no doubt that is one area Ford will begin trimming now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenR View Post
    I figured they would. I'm kind of disapointed, after 17 years they're changing the body style. Oh well. That's twice as long as the others could manage. Kinda looks like a chevy F150 with a dodge tailgate.....
    Not too sure I like the looks of that.......................................
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    Quote Originally Posted by farmgirl19 View Post
    I'll bet they made the bed smaller too. Several years ago, Chevy made their beds a couple of inches more narrow and more shallow than all others. Ford, IIRC has been the only truck to keep the bed the same width and height as they were 40 years ago. I'll bet they will be the same dimensions as Chevy and Dodge now.

    And I know all of this due to getting a good buy on an old used bed insert a few years ago. The guy found the deal and bought it, only to find out, his new Chevy bed was 3 inches too narrow to accommodate the thing. It would fit in the older (such as 1982) Chevy trucks, and all Fords. So, he needed to offload the bargain, and I grabbed it! Subsequently had to upgrade to a new unit not too long ago, and the units are a "one size fits all". I've got a good 2 inches of clearance on either side of the unit, where the old one fit like a glove. And, had to put some layers of plywood under the unit to make the Ford bed more shallow.

    I've no doubt that is one area Ford will begin trimming now.
    You bet? I'm no betting man BUT I wouldn't jump to any conclusions. Patience Grasshopper.........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Cajun View Post
    Not too sure I like the looks of that.......................................
    Cajun,

    You'll love it when you see it. It looks like a new 2015 F150 on steroids but you can see the Super Duty lineage as well. It will get an all new high strength steel frame that will put the competition to shame. Of course the entire body will be "Military Grade Aluminum" so it will gain toughness, corrosion protection and lose some weight.
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    SGS: You can submit my name for a free long term test if Ford wants to explore the old geezer market.

    I would be more than happy to supply the fuel.
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    My most important question...

    Will it still have twin I-beams? I heard Ford did away with those in the F-150. I'd hate for them to be gone from the F-250 (and larger) as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by farmgirl19 View Post
    My most important question...

    Will it still have twin I-beams? I heard Ford did away with those in the F-150. I'd hate for them to be gone from the F-250 (and larger) as well.
    Twin I-Beams? Gone, gone, long gone. Simple and very tough suspension but hard on tires and handling was compromised due to load and ride height. Caster and Camber adjustments were not easy. You had to bend correction in using a hydraulic beam bending tool. I had one until a few years ago but gave it to someone who was in the alignment business. I had a half dozen new Fords with Twin I-Beam suspension. The first thing I'd do when I brought one home was to bend the I-Beams to set Camber at +1/2˚and Axle Struts to set Caster at +1.5˚ then they'd ride well and tire shoulder wear was reduced to near zero. If you look at older vehicles with this suspension you'll generally notice the inner and outer tire shoulders are worn fairly smooth. This becomes more of an issue when the front springs age. I will say once again that this was one tough suspension though. Served it's purpose at the time and was superior to the competition.
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    These leaked 2017 Super Duty photos are already on the Internet so they can be shared here.

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