Friday, July 11, 2008
New 'Built Ford Tough' factory-applied spray-in bedliner, available on 2009 F-Series Super Duty pickups, delivers exceptional weather resistance and protection against gouging, scratching, cracking and chipping.
New ‘Built Ford Tough’ factory-applied spray-in bedliner, available on 2009 F-Series Super Duty pickups, delivers exceptional weather resistance and protection against gouging, scratching, cracking and chipping.
A state-of-the-art, automated process applies a tough, thin coat of the liner material to the pickup box without compromising Super Duty’s class-leading cargo space or the ability to install aftermarket tool boxes and tonneau covers
‘Tough Bed’ comes with a full factory warranty and is available starting in June 2008
DEARBORN, Mich., March 17, 2008 – Ford’s F-Series Super Duty, America’s hardest-working pickup, just got tougher thanks to a new feature called Tough Bed, a unique, military-grade, factory-installed, spray-in bed liner.
“Tough Bed is a smart solution for Ford Super Duty customers who want to better protect their most important asset – the pickup box,” said Tom Aubrey, Ford F-Series Super Duty marketing manager. “Like the entire truck, Tough Bed stands up to the most stringent durability standards including those required by the U.S. Military – that definitely makes it ‘Built Ford Tough.’”
According to the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), installation of spray-in bedliners grew from 27 percent in 2004 to nearly 34 percent of all pickup trucks in 2006 and will continue to grow at a steady rate to nearly 40 percent in 2008.
Developed in partnership with PPG Industries, Tough Bed exceeds the standards of today’s typical aftermarket spray-in bedliner solutions. This military-grade coating has been through the government’s toughest blast mitigation testing to determine whether the material can with stand the force of a bomb blast. It has performed equal to or better than other protective coating systems at one-third the thickness.
The polyol-based elastomeric film and isocyanate hardener are applied to the pickup box by a precision, high-pressure, automated sprayer to ensure one smooth, even coat at a very low film thickness – unlike the traditional hand-spray application of aftermarket bed liners.
The finer application ensures that the bedliner materials won’t run or sag on the inside walls of the box in addition minimizing unnecessary weight. Tough Bed does not compromise Super Duty’s class-leading cargo capacity or the installation of aftermarket assets such as tool boxes, tonneau covers and truck caps. The uniformly textured surface also helps minimize load slippage while delivering an exceptionally clean appearance.
The special bedliner material formula is immune to the effects of ultraviolet radiation and will not fade or chalk. It also protects against physical damage to the pickup box such as gouging, scratching, cracking and chipping.
Tough Bed will be offered in June as a factory option, applied by trained specialists at Ford’s Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville on 2009 F-Series Super Duty pickups and is covered by a three-year/36,000-mile factory limited warranty.
The Ford F-Series Super Duty is the industry’s most capable full-size heavy-duty work truck thanks to class-leading features and technologies, including:
The Big Dog Daddy: A unique F-450 pickup that offers industry-leading towing capacity in excess of 24,000 pounds and maximum payload of more than 6,000 pounds
Clean Diesel Technology: New 6.4-liter Power Stroke® V-8 turbo diesel delivers quiet, clean power
Industry-First Innovation: Integrated Tailgate Step and stowable bed extender offer customer-driven solutions for cargo-hauling flexibility
Confident Ride: Refined chassis and suspension improve ride and handling with available options that give the Ford F-350 the segment’s best turning radius
Exclusive Towing Features: PowerScope™ power-fold, power-telescoping trailer-tow side mirrors improve rear visibility while towing at the touch of a button. TowCommand™ System features integrated trailer brake controller. TorqShift™ transmission improves towing performance
Rear View Video Camera Backup System: Enhances visibility at the rear of the box to help drivers maneuver in tight spaces or line up the truck’s hitch with trailers
Posted by Pw3680 at 11:01 AM
Saturday, July 5, 2008
1952 Ford Wagons
The car on the left is owned by Norm & Bernice Bunko, Shelton Wa
The car on the right is owned by Buzz and Shirley Philips Union Wa
The 51 Ford is featued below but the one on the right is a creation of Buzz Philips. For years he has been installing new stuff on old Ford ans Chevys, I think he has found the best of both worlds. Its called an easy rod. The looks of a 50 Ford but a1995 T Bird running gear & amenities with out all the modifications it takes to install this kit is a bolt and screw togeather no cutting or welding and looks great! and no overheating problems.
It fits on 89 to 95 T Birds& Cougers.
By the mid 50's people had developed a great love for their cars
and went to every extreme imaginable to look after them properly.
The car garage became almost a necessity and some garages went the extra distance.
1956 Model's on Display at a Dealership
Posted by Pw3680 at 4:09 PM