Is there something wrong with General Motors Corp.'s new composite pickup truck boxes? Well, unless you’re in the steel industry, no. The new boxes are lighter than conventional steel boxes, they never rust and they’re extremely durable. A couple of years ago GM engineers actually bounced bowling balls off of them to show how tough there were. GM thought it had a big hit on its hands and it expected to sell 50,000 Chevy Silverados a year equipped with the new boxes, which are an $850 ...

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