Originally Posted by tseekins
The super structures of Coast Guard and Naval ships are aluminum skinned with steel ribs. Light and easier to maintain.
I sure hope Ford takes the extra steps to prevent dissimilar metal corrosion if they don't build the entire truck out of aluminum. The Coast Guard has not done a good job with this, and it has cost taxpayers a lot of money in repairs to our ships over the years because of it. Our fine Naval Engineers still haven't figured out the simple things like you can't use stainless steel hardware to attach aluminum components to an aluminum superstructure, and mild steel doesn't work well when you bolt it straight to aluminum without any sort of barrier to keep them from touching one another.