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Is Any Part of 2019 Ranger Aluminum?


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#1 OFFLINE   bobbyd

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 07:55 AM

Is any section (panels,roof,hood,fenders etc..) of the New Ranger aluminum?







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Posted 10 July 2018 - 08:38 AM

Hood, fenders, and tailgate in 2019 Ranger are aluminum. Thankfully the bed is steel. http://www.repairerd...nders-tailgate/


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Posted 10 July 2018 - 08:56 AM

Hood, fenders, and tailgate in 2019 Ranger are aluminum. Thankfully the bed is steel. http://www.repairerd...nders-tailgate/


Thanks for the valuable info! Much appreciated!

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 10:36 AM

The Aluminum components are US only I believe, they are all distinctive to the US Ranger.  The big reason for that was to offset the added weight of the steel bumpers and extended frame mounts in a vehicle that's already a bit porky for the segment despite being somewhat on the smaller side.  


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Posted 10 July 2018 - 11:04 AM

The Aluminum components are US only I believe, they are all distinctive to the US Ranger.  The big reason for that was to offset the added weight of the steel bumpers and extended frame mounts in a vehicle that's already a bit porky for the segment despite being somewhat on the smaller side.  

Good observation, I never thought of that.
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Posted 10 July 2018 - 09:28 PM

Hood, fenders, and tailgate in 2019 Ranger are aluminum. Thankfully the bed is steel. http://www.repairerd...nders-tailgate/


Why are you thankful the bed is steel?
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Posted 11 July 2018 - 04:16 AM

Why are you thankful the bed is steel?

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Because he bought into the GM propaganda machine...


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 04:17 AM

Why are you thankful the bed is steel?

He apparently fell for that Chevy ad hook, line and sinker.
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Posted 11 July 2018 - 08:28 AM

Why are you thankful the bed is steel?

 

I have an '04 Ranger now that my brother, sons, and I use for our lawn care and handyman business. It continues to serve us well but it has over 340,000 miles on the odometer now. It's time to shop for a new truck in the next year or so.

 

Our next truck will be a 2019 or 2020 Ford Ranger. I'm thankful the 2019 Ranger bed is steel because it will provide the durability that we need in our truck. I'm also thankful that Ford learned from its mistakes and chose a sensible mixed materials approach for the U.S. Ranger.


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 08:42 AM

 

I have an '04 Ranger now that my brother, sons, and I use for our lawn care and handyman business. It continues to serve us well but it has over 340,000 miles on the odometer now. It's time to shop for a new truck in the next year or so.

 

Our next truck will be a 2019 or 2020 Ford Ranger. I'm thankful the 2019 Ranger bed is steel because it will provide the durability that we need in our truck. I'm also thankful that Ford learned from its mistakes and chose a sensible mixed materials approach for the U.S. Ranger.

 

They didn't make that choice - it wasn't feasible to make such a change on the current Ranger platform.   They may or may not make that change on the new platform.

 

I have a "beer can" bed with Line-X premium and I would not be worried about using it just like any other truck.  



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Posted 11 July 2018 - 12:05 PM

 
I have an '04 Ranger now that my brother, sons, and I use for our lawn care and handyman business. It continues to serve us well but it has over 340,000 miles on the odometer now. It's time to shop for a new truck in the next year or so.
 
Our next truck will be a 2019 or 2020 Ford Ranger. I'm thankful the 2019 Ranger bed is steel because it will provide the durability that we need in our truck. I'm also thankful that Ford learned from its mistakes and chose a sensible mixed materials approach for the U.S. Ranger.


You do realize how many aluminum F Series work trucks invalidate your statement right?
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Posted 11 July 2018 - 12:44 PM

You do realize how many aluminum F Series work trucks invalidate your statement right?

 

Nothing to invalidate tbone sir. Aluminum alloy is not a good choice for constructing a pickup truck bed. Just the nature of the material. 

 

For our business, my family members and I regularly load our old Ford Ranger with lawn mowers & tractors, masonry, wood, soil, power tools, etc. The Ranger's bed is scuffed and scratched up for sure after 14 years, but remains structurally strong because of the steel construction. We are confident that the new 2019 or 2020 Ranger we'll purchase in the next year will provide the same level of durability.

 

People who use pickup trucks for work don't want something like this, it's what happens with load shifting in a "beer can" bed. 

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 01:09 PM

Whatever caused that damage would have severely damaged a steel bed too.

If this was really a problem then sales wouldn’t be at an all time high.

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 05:18 PM

 

Nothing to invalidate tbone sir. Aluminum alloy is not a good choice for constructing a pickup truck bed. Just the nature of the material. 

 

For our business, my family members and I regularly load our old Ford Ranger with lawn mowers & tractors, masonry, wood, soil, power tools, etc. The Ranger's bed is scuffed and scratched up for sure after 14 years, but remains structurally strong because of the steel construction. We are confident that the new 2019 or 2020 Ranger we'll purchase in the next year will provide the same level of durability.

 

People who use pickup trucks for work don't want something like this, it's what happens with load shifting in a "beer can" bed. 

sov2hx.jpg

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You sir are an idiot....that truck was damaged by a backhoe loader and not by a "shifting load" as reported in meme world. That backhoe loader would have similarly damaged your beloved steel bed in the same manner.


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Posted 11 September 2018 - 10:52 AM

So, steel that rusts out is better ?










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