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This is one of my top 5 reasons why I ordered a Cybertruck. I love the 3mm thick 300 series stainless steel exoskeleton with a natural finish. It eliminates most door dings/hail damage/dents, scratched paint, pitted paint from road debris, waxing, polishing, etc. There is no other full size truck currently on the market that even comes close in exterior durability. Even the bed will be stainless steel. WOW!!!
I know, right?

Ford, GMC and Dodge have been telling us for decades how "tough" their trucks are but they've been lying through their teeth, it's just typical marketing. They are not tough unless your definition of "tough" is being clad in soft, thin, mild steel that requires a coat of paint be maintained to prevent them rusting away in a flash. Strip the paint off with an acid and the metal will rust to nothing after a couple of years in normal weather. Watch an errant baseball leave a big ugly dent. Hey, kids! Don't be playing ball around my truck because it's weak and fragile and I don't want it to get a dent. Be careful!

Let a fresh breeze cause a shopping cart to roll across the parking lot and into the side of your "tough" truck and see how tough it really is. Yes, you're going to have a new door dent. Throw a small split of firewood over the side of the bed, you had better hope your grip doesn't slip last minute causing it to bang into the side of the bed! Cause that's gonna leave a mark! Ford even makes their trucks out of softer aluminum now - they are going in the wrong direction. Yet they still call them "Ford tough".

Hailstorm? Better park that "tough" truck under a real roof. Cause those hailstones are going to leave some nice dents in that thin soft metal! Even driving down the highway small stones and pebbles will remove chips in that paint.

The Cybertruck can handle all of these threats and more without breaking a sweat. It'll be the first truck that can be honestly marketed as being "tough". Ford, GM and Dodge could learn a thing or two about what it means to be tough and powerful. They are about to be humiliated!





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3mm thick over the entire area of the vehicle (and the rumored bottom skin) plus the bed, plus the interior compartments like the frunk and the bed cover would be way too heavy. Do the math. Simple example - if there is a bottom skin that covers the entire length say maybe 20' long x 6' wide x 0.11" thick x about 500 lbs / cu ft is over 500 lbs of weight right there.

There is a reason Ford is making parts of their trucks out of aluminum and NOT 3mm thick steel. Hauling around excess weight is just a waste of energy and resources and cuts into performance for driving, cornering, and stopping.
(Sigh) Please do just a little research before putting forth nonsensical ideas. The reason Ford has been using aluminum is they are obligated to improve mileage every few years as Uncle Sam squeezes them to improve fuel efficiency. Yes, SS is heavier, and the exoskeleton is heavy, but that extra weight is offset by not having a body-on-frame. This is the magic of the exoskeleton design, it's kinda like the frame is built into the body. This is how my dude Elon overcame the challenge to produce a badass pickup that'll last forever, without making it overly heavy. Cybertruck isn't a behemoth like the resurrected Hummer, it's in its own category, like Pink Floyd. Nothing else like it, defies classification, blows mind, will live on forever. Don't be talking trash, eh? Don't be talking trash!
 
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If they could also install stiffeners between the outer skin and inner skin will enhance strength.

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Wait, isn't that exactly what the 8000 ton press is for?
 

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Wait, isn't that exactly what the 8000 ton press is for?
The press is to make the front and rear assemblies. The bottom of the truck in front and aft of the battery.
 

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Wait, isn't that exactly what the 8000 ton press is for?
The 8,000 ton GIgapress is to cast (high-strength aluminum alloy) the rear suspension/chassis (and bed?). These will be the largest aluminum castings in the world.
 

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