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Monday, 03 November 2014 00:00

Ford Body Shops Gear Up for Aluminum

The first 2015 aluminum-body Ford F-150 pickup will hit the road in December, but Ron Needham and his crew of technicians at the Prestige Ford collision shop in Garland, Texas, expect to see their first repair job much sooner than that.

That's because a few pickups will sustain minor damage en route to dealerships. And Needham's shop plans to be ready for them.

All Ford vehicles destined for Ford's Southwest region come to a railyard in Mesquite, Texas, where they are transferred to trucks. Occasionally, vehicles get dinged coming off the trains.

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