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Fiberglass Body - CargoMAX

Fiberglass Body

  • Made of Durable High tech Fiberglass - not FTP
  • Repaired at Body Shops Nationwide
  • Easier to Repair than Metal Bodies
  • More Strength Per Pound Than Aluminum
  • Easier to Body Wrap for Advertising
  • Seamless Body Eliminates Leaks

ADVANTAGES OF FIBERGLASS

  • Our true fiberglass vs aluminum:
    • Same low weight as .040 aluminum but 5 times stronger! The CargoMAX body will take a LOT more impact without denting or structural damage. This can be demonstrated with a rubber mallet slammed with full force on the side of the fiberglass body. Try that with an aluminum body!
    • Three times thicker than .040 aluminum to reduce vibration and noise on the road.
    • Fiberglass is easier and less costly to repair than aluminum. Not only does it take a LOT more force to damage the fiberglass, but a typical fiberglass repair requires about 1/3 of the body shop labor needed for a comparable aluminum body repair. Less shop labor means lower cost to you and less down time for your truck.
  • The fiberglass body is molded as one piece -- no rivets or seams to leak!
  • Graphics looks better on smooth fiberglass sides.
  • Fiberglass does not rust or corrode!
  • Superior Aerodynamics -- improves handling and saves up to 15% fuel on highway driving compared to a box body with similar capacity.
  • 5 year warranty against defects - industry standard is one year.
  • Full length seamless skylight is standard. The skylight can be made narrower or eliminated completely at no additional charge (special order)

Other so-called "fiberglass bodies:

  • Some manufacturers sell "fiberglass" bodies that are actually made of FRP (Fiberglass Reinforced Plastics).
    • FRP is a lot heavier than our true fiberglass.
    • FRP will deteriorate and weaken if it is punctured or its outside paint surface is scratched.
  • Other manufactures sell "fiberglass" bodies that are actually plywood with a thin fiberglass surface. Again, this is heavier than our true fiberglass body, and the plywood absorbs and retains moisture if the fiberglass surface is damaged or if a seam leaks. You know what happens to wet plywood!