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Old 12-28-2013, 03:06 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by kach22i View Post
I noticed a pick-up truck parked near my house yesterday, I think it was a recently produced F-150.

The rear tailgate spoiler was complemented by a matching plastic cap on the top of bed each flank.

The overall view of a "U" shape comprising of horizontal 3-inch wide plastic cap gave a very solid feel and perhaps provides a flat surface for attachments, loads or just to sit on.
Ford may be slowly,every four years or so,noodling the truck box shape in anticipation of the looming CAFE truck standards.
Toyota had to ruin the hood of their 2014 Tundra because 'Bubba' thought it was too 'bubbly'.
America's 1st pickup was car-based.Physics-wise,it should still be the case.When pickup design took a diverging path from passenger cars it put them on a continuing crash course with the second law of thermodynamics.
We really should have public education in the United States.

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