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Old 06-23-2015, 06:47 PM   #1
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Has any Airstream owner or dealer considered going after their local Ford dealer and order a brand new aluminum body F150 unpainted to match their Airstream?? I suspect it will take a band of dealers and Airstream owners to get Ford to offer this choice.


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Old 06-23-2015, 07:00 PM   #2
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Since it's not clad and the aluminum gets stamped for shaping it, it'd probably be a lot of work to polish it up. Plus all the welds and joints probably wouldn't look to good w/o paint. Though it would be interesting to see if someone could pull it off.

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Old 06-23-2015, 07:48 PM   #4

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Ask Ford, they might...

I sat in this polished aluminum Ford Concept van at the Detroit Auto Show a few years back. It was a very shiny Ford.
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Craig, if any truck maker thinks a Airstream look alike truck will make them money it will be done, in the interim don't hold your breath, just buy a silver truck like I did.
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Old 06-23-2015, 08:04 PM   #6
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Why not a paint job that looks like riveted panels of aluminum?
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Is the new truck body 100% aluminum or just certain panels?

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As an owner of a polished AS, I damn sure would not own a daily driver( or a TV, for that matter)that was polished !

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What about all the plastic? The better option would be a wrap. And since I'm the kind of guy that already looked, I'll tell you.

Chrome cost on our ram $5500 and I found a stainless steel wrap to that could of been done for $7300 quoted in Florida.
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A great question and I hope there is a lot of discussion on this one - especially between Airstream and Ford: a collaboration on an "Airstream F150" model would be super. Given the potential issues outlined by HiJoe Silver, perhaps a special paint job to mimic the 'Stream??

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