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Aluminum Chevy/GMC pickup for 2018?

Postby TooTall999 [OP] » Feb 19 2014, 7:04pm

Some interesting reading on the possibility of an aluminum bodied GMC/ Chevy Pick up in 2018 http://blog.powerblocktv.com/gm-rumored ... kup-truck/
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Re: Aluminum Chevy/GMC pickup for 2018?

Postby RAFFY » Feb 19 2014, 7:25pm

Sweet! Bring on them MPG's! It'll be interesting to see what kind of aluminum they use and how they treat it to harden it for places like the bed of the truck.
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Re: Aluminum Chevy/GMC pickup for 2018?

Postby silvyRS » Feb 19 2014, 7:38pm

This will allow automakers charge even more for their overpriced trucks!! I was going to trade in my 07 for a 14 but the prices have just gotten out of control!!
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Re: Aluminum Chevy/GMC pickup for 2018?

Postby EasternWakeWolf » Feb 19 2014, 7:40pm

Wonder if the door handles and tailgate handle will look like pull tabs?
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Re: Aluminum Chevy/GMC pickup for 2018?

Postby TexasHeadHunter » Feb 19 2014, 7:43pm

Love it!
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Re: Aluminum Chevy/GMC pickup for 2018?

Postby DANgerous » Feb 19 2014, 7:44pm

silvyRS wrote:This will allow automakers charge even more for their overpriced trucks!! I was going to trade in my 07 for a 14 but the prices have just gotten out of control!!


Haha....yep...

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Re: Aluminum Chevy/GMC pickup for 2018?

Postby HartskiHartski is online! » Feb 19 2014, 9:01pm

What a horrible idea! Whatever happened to Detroit IRON?
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Re: Aluminum Chevy/GMC pickup for 2018?

Postby 2001_z71 » Feb 20 2014, 2:40am

now everybody is going to have to buy an aluminum welder to fix rockers/cab corners! or just take it in..
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Re: Aluminum Chevy/GMC pickup for 2018?

Postby KYBuckeye » Feb 20 2014, 2:45am

Hartski wrote:What a horrible idea! Whatever happened to Detroit IRON?


Hopefully the same thing that happened to points and carbs, gone away. Detroit can and should make some advances. The new F150 is all aluminum and supposed to save 700 lbs. that's a lot of weight!
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Re: Aluminum Chevy/GMC pickup for 2018?

Postby AdiosF150 » Feb 20 2014, 3:50am

That 700 lbs ford is saving brings the weight down to 350lbs less than the '14 Silverado LTZ

With current models, the Silverado is ~350lbs lighter

I dont see it as "revolutionary" myself. More $$$ for repairs in Ford's pocket, especially with the "official aluminum repair approved dealership" stuff


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