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The0retical
The0retical SuperDork
1/10/18 10:41 a.m.

I have an unholy need to build one of these with the Full Race Freak-o-Boost underpinnings.

JtspellS
JtspellS SuperDork
1/10/18 11:14 a.m.

The way prices are going currently, at least a decade.

Driven5
Driven5 SuperDork
1/10/18 11:18 a.m.

Holy shoot!...That fell out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down. 

ddavidv
ddavidv PowerDork
1/10/18 11:26 a.m.

That is awesome. The guy above me is wrong.

Be very careful buying these aluminum F150s. I just did a claim on one hit pretty good in the front. Not only did I have to replace the entire front third of the frame (service part) but the upper 'rails' that support the fenders at the top both fractured. You can't see it with the fender in place. Only clue is the cowl gets a buckle in the corner near the hinges.

I'm undecided on them. If they have rocker panels that don't evaporate I'd be willing to risk one.

STM317
STM317 Dork
1/10/18 11:27 a.m.

"I heard you like wide bodies, so we put a wide body kit on your widebody truck"

mad_machine
mad_machine MegaDork
1/10/18 11:43 a.m.

online friend lost her brand new aluminum F150 to a minor accident. The truck was not tweaked badly, but nobody in the area she was in (oklahoma) had a shop that could fix it. After two months of fighting with the insurance company to get a brand new (she owned it a month when hit from behind) truck she had not even made a payment on fixed, they totalled it

Rusnak_322
Rusnak_322 Dork
1/10/18 11:46 a.m.

the front of that truck looks a little transformer like, but those tires and the stance are great. You don't always need a huge lift kit bolted on.

RevRico
RevRico UltraDork
1/10/18 11:54 a.m.

I wonder what rocket bunny is going to charge for that kit, the F150 might be the cheap part. 

mazdeuce - Seth
mazdeuce - Seth Mod Squad
1/10/18 12:11 p.m.

I like that kit a lot. A whole lot. 

Rocket Bunny stuff isn't cheap though. 

RossD
RossD MegaDork
1/10/18 12:21 p.m.

I'm in the "Like" category.  Although the 'bar' at the bottom that says Pandem could use a bit of style. It looks like a stock tube, albeit bent.

frenchyd
frenchyd Dork
1/10/18 12:25 p.m.

In reply to mad_machine :

The moral of the story is don’t get in an accident.  Aluminum bodies can be repaired and while a bit more novel. Than say a steel one they can be repaired.

Up here in the rust belt we’re hoping the “military grade” aluminum is like a lot of Aluminum and resistant to corrosion.  

I will say that since it’s 800 pounds lighter than steel it goes a lot faster,  corners better, and gets better gas mileage.  

To be fair the frame is steel as is the suspension and running gear.  But good news the rubber biscuits they mount it on will protect it from galvanic corrosion. 

Oh by the way I still hear that sort of comment about Corvette bodies.  How on a cold day they shatter and you can never properly repair them. 

ultraclyde
ultraclyde PowerDork
1/10/18 12:31 p.m.

Here in the south prices don't become "cheap" for at least 20 years. Hell, 10 year old trucks are still 50% of new retail.

 

BUt that wasn't really the point of your post. I do like the RocketBunny Raptor. So wrong, and so cool.

jimbbski
jimbbski Dork
1/10/18 3:50 p.m.

I like Ford trucks but just Google "F-150 burned up"  or something like this.  If the fire dept. can't get there quick the whole thing burns down to the frame leaving the only the steel parts of the truck sitting on the pavement sitting in a pool of molten aluminum.  LOL!

mad_machine
mad_machine MegaDork
1/10/18 3:59 p.m.

once a car burns, it does not matter what it is made of. Even steel loses it's temper and gets weak. Better it turn into a pool of aluminum slag than to be a problem child for somebody else down the road

rslifkin
rslifkin SuperDork
1/10/18 3:59 p.m.
jimbbski said:

I like Ford trucks but just Google "F-150 burned up"  or something like this.  If the fire dept. can't get there quick the whole thing burns down to the frame leaving the only the steel parts of the truck sitting on the pavement sitting in a pool of molten aluminum.  LOL!

Fortunately, by the time that happens, any vehicle would have enough fire damage that you wouldn't want to fix it anyway.  The F-150 just forces you not to even try.  

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 MegaDork
1/10/18 4:28 p.m.
The0retical said:

I have an unholy need to build one of these with the Full Race Freak-o-Boost underpinnings.

That thing gives me wood. 

frenchyd
frenchyd Dork
1/10/18 4:58 p.m.

In reply to jimbbski :

Got news for you steel cars burn too.  When they burn bad enough they too are totaled. 

jimbbski
jimbbski Dork
1/10/18 5:36 p.m.
frenchyd said:

In reply to jimbbski :

Got news for you steel cars burn too.  When they burn bad enough they too are totaled. 

Duh!

It's just when one of the new ones burn there's nothing left that looks like a truck.  I just find that funny.

 

Nitroracer
Nitroracer UltraDork
1/10/18 7:40 p.m.

The RTR F150 has a similar look to the rocket bunny truck, but both will be rare as hens teeth.

 

As a side note, I've found an odd combination of 2017 F150 XLTs under 30k with the 2nd generation 3.5EcoBoost but base model interiors.  Still pricy.

 

yupididit
yupididit SuperDork
1/10/18 7:51 p.m.

If I could get a crew cab 3.5 or coyote f150 for 10k, I'd sell my diesel excursion lol. 

frenchyd
frenchyd Dork
1/11/18 5:36 a.m.

In reply to jimbbski :

Not when it happens to you.  I had a Blazer that did just that. Luckily my wife and family got out without incident. But all the presents,   their clothing, etc.   turned into ash.  While we got a fair insurance settlement that allowed us to put a down payment on a new one,  our normal drive it ‘til you junk it program was disrupted and it was a financial set back.  

MazdaFace
MazdaFace Reader
1/11/18 9:43 a.m.

depending on what part of the country you live in, they usually don't. Even a 2012-2013 f150 is still a 20k+ truck on the used market.

xflowgolf
xflowgolf Dork
1/11/18 10:35 a.m.
MazdaFace said:

depending on what part of the country you live in, they usually don't. Even a 2012-2013 f150 is still a 20k+ truck on the used market.

Yup.  

OP, define "cheap".  

New trucks in desireable configurations are expensive.  Yes they throw cash on the hood off MSRP, but you're still talking $40-$50K trucks in crew cab with the right drivetrain.  

That said I really like the new 13th gen F-150's.  If you don't need a 4x4, there's sub 50K mileage '15 2WD 3.5 Ecoboost Crew Cabs moderately equipped on AutoTrader for ~$25K.  That's not "cheap", but relative to new truck money, that's a lot of potential hot rod and towing capacity.  Like this XLT:

https://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sale/vehicledetails.xhtml?listingId=465593977&zip=49341&referrer=%2Fcars-for-sale%2Fsearchresults.xhtml%3Fzip%3D49341%26startYear%3D2015%26maxMileage%3D60000%26numRecords%3D100%26incremental%3Dall%26endYear%3D2019%26modelCodeList%3DF150PICKUP%26makeCodeList%3DFORD%26driveGroup%3DRWD%26listingFeatures%3DonlyPrice%26featureCodes%3D1156%26sortBy%3DderivedpriceASC%26maxPrice%3D30000%26engineCodes%3D6CLDR%26firstRecord%3D0%26searchRadius%3D0&startYear=2015&numRecords=100&maxPrice=30000&firstRecord=0&endYear=2019&modelCodeList=F150PICKUP&makeCodeList=FORD&searchRadius=0&makeCode1=FORD&modelCode1=F150PICKUP

Add a drop and a tune and a little color matching, and you've got a hot tow rig to daily and haul the kids.  

Mmmmm.  yes

onemanarmy
onemanarmy New Reader
1/11/18 1:29 p.m.

Ford really needs to make an SUV out of the current F150...and offer a SWB and LWB (ala Tahoe and Suburban)  I believe they would sell like hot cakes.

STM317
STM317 Dork
1/11/18 1:42 p.m.
onemanarmy said:

Ford really needs to make an SUV out of the current F150...and offer a SWB and LWB (ala Tahoe and Suburban)  I believe they would sell like hot cakes.

Isn't that basically what the Expedition is?

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