Ford's F-Series gamble ready to roll

Ford F-150 trucks are prepared to come off the assembly line at the Ford Dearborn Truck Plant on June 13, 2014 in Dearborn, Mich.
Ford F-150 trucks are prepared to come off the assembly line at the Ford Dearborn Truck Plant on June 13, 2014 in Dearborn, Mich.
It's finally showtime for the most important new vehicle launch from Ford in decades.

The first of the new aluminum F-Series pickups is rolling off the assembly line at Ford's historic Rouge assembly plant. Within a few weeks, the new pickups will be in showrooms.

"This is probably the biggest leap of faith with the Ford F-series ever," said Jack Nerad with Kelley Blue Book. "This is a giant leap because they have changed the vehicle very significantly in terms of construction. When you go from an all steel body to an aluminum alloy body, it is a big, big change."