Aren't these bodies just made of aluminum foil?
A: No. They are not made from food industry aluminum foil or disposable aluminum baking pans. Standard duty food industry foil is about 0.0007" thick, heavy duty food industry foil is about 0.001" thick. Even heavy duty food industry foil is substantially thinner than even the standard duty aluminum used for these bodies.
What thickness aluminum is used for these bodies then?
A: There are three thicknesses of aluminum, which is sourced from an industrial vendor, available for these bodies: Extreme duty which is .008", heavy duty which is .007", and by request only - standard duty which is .005".
Are these bodies as strong as Tonka Trucks?
A: No. While they are made from sturdy aluminum, they are not as strong as a Tonka Truck. Remember, these bodies are designed to get dented and take on body damage!
Who is the target demographic for these bodies, and are they
right for me?
A: The target demographic is the person looking for a body that behaves in a more scale fashion than a Lexan or hard plastic body. They are for the modeler with some custom experience, they are not drop-in replacements for factory bodies.
Do these bodies need to be reinforced?
A: The answer is: it depends. Some guys run full exterior cages and drive in a very slow and scale fashion while some guys beat their trucks much harder. You need to take a realistic look at your driving style and you can then reinforce to the level you desire.
Do these bodies perform realistically?
A: These bodies perform more realistically than any plastic body can, but they will not perform in a 100% realistic manner. Remember, real full-scale truck bodies are not just a body shell; they have other components which provide structural integrity to the body, such as a firewall, floor pan, inner door structures, radiator core support, and sheet metal support framework for nearly everything from the hood to the roof panel.