Ford Motor Co. recently began assembling the aluminum-bodied F-150 pickup truck at the Dearborn Truck Plant. The switch to aluminum required Ford engineers to undertake a massive plant retooling effort. After the last steel-bodied F-150 rolled off the assembly line, workers began ripping up conveyors, robots and traditional spot-welding equipment in the body shop. Construction crews worked around the clock to accomplish the transition in just four weeks. Click here to see a time-lapse video of the project.
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