DETROIT – The composite pickup box experiment may have failed for General Motors Corp., but that doesn’t mean the concept is dead. To the contrary, Asian auto makers eagerly are pursuing the technology and appear ready to replace conventional stamped-steel cargo beds with composites in small pickups in the near future, sources say. Suppliers say Honda will use composite box for its small sport/utility truck, which arrives in 2005. Toyota Motor Corp.’s next-generation Tacoma ...

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