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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-18-2016, 09:22 PM Thread Starter
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The engineers would want to make the Bronco "Ford Tough" so the frame and floor should be steel. Those areas generally takes a beating when taken off road and I don't really want aluminum plates underneath.
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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-20-2016, 11:58 AM
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The F150 already has aluminum floor pans so it'll most likely follow through to the Bronco.
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post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-20-2016, 11:59 AM
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I'm more worried about paint problems and premature corrosion with aluminum, but I'm sure Ford has thought of this problem already and I think they offer five-year, unlimited-mileage warranty for corrosion and paint adhesion on their F-150.
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post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-21-2016, 11:26 AM Thread Starter
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From what I gathered, Ford has a fix for galvanic corrosion by electrocoating the aluminum panels. They tested this process by spraying body panels with saltwater in hot and cold environments and they even put it in a corrosive acid bath.

I think the aluminum panels will hold for years to come.
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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-21-2016, 11:31 AM
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Well at least we know the rust/corrosion department is good. But what about paint thickness and how well it stands to chipping ?
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