I think people are making a bigger deal out of this than they should. When you get in a wreck now, they almost always replace the panels. This would be the same, only it's alum instead of steel. IIRC, Ford wants to cut at least 500 pounds out of every vehicle. It's a good strategy. And at least aluminum can be worked on. Other manufacturers are looking at carbon fiber.
MK3.1 - Under Construction
The Lincoln Mark VIII's of the 90's had fiberglass hoods. My son's '02 Subaru WRX has an aluminum hood. As fas that car, the aluminum is very thin and almost every WRX you see has dents on it where people have pushed down to close the hood.
I discovered the other day that on my '06 F 150 the sides of the bed are plastic or fiberglass. The inside portion of the bed is steel but the outside isn't. I don't know if this was a weight saving feature or what?
Only interested if the panels are hand hammered over tree stumps by women in bikinis.
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November 2009 - first start and go-cart
July 2010 - Painted 1965 Rangoon Red.
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1965 289 stroked to 331, TKO-600, 3.55s. Powered by Fortes. July POM
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