2015 F-150 Body Parts No More Expensive Than 2014
Switching to aluminum for the body of the 2015 Ford F-150 was a bold choice for the company. It also required retooling, new manufacturing processes, and new ways to cut costs.
Some texting driver turned the rear end of a brand new, dealer-tag-wearing 2015 Ford F-150 into a hideous, mangled aluminum mess.
Ford is running at full steam to produce the aluminum-bodied F-150. After 13 weeks of upgrades, the Kansas City, MO plant is now online.
Ford’s decision to switch its perennial sales juggernaut, the F-150, from a steel to an aluminum body starting with the 2015 model year was a big gamble, to say the least. That didn’t mean the Blue Oval had bet all of its chips, though. The Super Duty lineup was still going to be steel-bodied…but not for long.