Heavy-duty trucks got their own F-Series Super Duty line starting in 1999. In 1978, Ford sold more than 1. Grilles changed a bit on the popular Ford F-Series trucks in 1964, as shown on this F-250 4×4, which sports an eight-foot Flareside bed. The available Crew Cab Flex Fold rear bench seat, introduced in the 2004 model year, allows the user to fold down one or both seatbacks to create a flat shelf, or fold the seat bottoms up and fold out a flat steel load floor. The F-150 superseded the F-100 as the base F-series at the end of the 1983 model year.
This is the thickest gauge steel in any pickup. The most noticeable was the new V-shaped grille, which consisted of the vertical bars with a dropped V in the upper bar. The new grille featured a vertical bar in the middle that divided the small horizontal grids into two sections. The Ranger trim line was dropped from the F-Series in 1982, since that name was to be applied to the new Ford Ranger compact pickup, which replaced the Ford Courier mini-pickup line. Also for 1962, F-Series Styleside 4x4s came with a separate cab and bed, as shown here. This Ford truck illustrates another example of the custom-decor packages available in 1981. The 2005 Super Duty delivers - with more capability, unsurpassed gas and diesel power, more toughness and useful new features that will make work easier and recreation time more enjoyable.
The truck is finished in Viper Red with a tan leather-like upholstery, plus an added headliner and upholstered rear-cab section. It had a one-ton payload and accommodated numerous third-party pickup-bed configurations. Design Super Duty's new look reflects the changes under the skin with a bolder front profile and new wheel designs that communicate strength. The F-150 appeared for the first time in 1975; even though it would soon surpass the F-100 in popularity, the F-100 remained on the order books until 1983. New Name, New Engine The 1954 Ford F-100 launched with a brand-new name and a brand-new engine.
Larger three-dimensional badges identify each series and powertrain. The muscle war, a series of one-ups between pickup manufacturers that showcases workload power, begins in earnest. The electronic trailer brake controller is integrated into the instrument panel, with graphics that match the rest of the Super Duty interior. All V-8 equipped trucks had the same emblem, while the Deluxe cab models featured three chevrons on each side. For towing, many buyers opted for the big 460ci V8 which offered nearly 400 lb-ft of torque at less than 2,000 rpm. Featuring larger regular and SuperCab extended cab variations with more storage and passenger space, the new truck reflected the growing number of buyers who use pickups as a primary vehicle. These offering measurements recommend that Detroit-organized customers are marketing 93 pickup trucks every hr.
For the 2009 F-150, Ford cribbed liberally from its Super Duty brethren. The short-wheelbase versions had a bed length of 6. This particular Canadian-built Ford F47 has been given a comprehensive frame-off restoration that was completed in mid-2015. One of the most notable changes was that the roof was 1 inch higher, giving more headroom inside the cab. Once the F1 debuted, the real turning point in Fords truck history came to fruition.
A larger intake in the front of the hood featured a mesh grille with the Ford lettering across the front of it. Instead they were more rounded and continued the side body lines of the truck from the front all the way to the rear. Since a trailer behind a Super Duty tends toward the bigger, heavier and bulkier end of the scale, towing brings more demands. These were a new heavy duty pickup with contractors and camping enthusiasts in mind. A rapid-fire series of changes brings constant fresh looks year-after-year to the F-Series. The 1948 model changed that, and the F-Series continued its evolution into the 21st century.
Inside are correct-pattern rubber floor mats, and 3-way air control. A new front suspension and improved steering for better ride, handling and maneuverability in 4X4 pickups and all F-450 and F-550 chassis cabs. The rest of the trucks body remained the same including the front and side emblems. Based on recent history, we expect Ford to exceed that number. The truck changed body and chassis styles in 1967, which was so successful that only minor grille and trim upgrades were made to keep the truck fresh up until 1972. The body of the 1952 F1 remained virtually the same, except for a few trim changes.
Consumers responded in kind, driving annual F-series pickup sales, including Super Duty versions, to an all-time high of 939,511 units. Six cylinder engines maxed out at 115 horses by 1954, while the V8 engine pushed the envelope to 130 horsepower. The Super Duty, new the year before, proved popular, so Ford gave the 150 a little familial resemblance for extra showroom appeal. Although there were minimal changes to the 1969 F-100 as far as styling and interior design, the big news for this model year was the addition of the new 390 cubic inch V-8 that replaced the 352 engine. A special Eddie Bauer trim entered the picture in 1995.
Then, the trim on the front of the hood, is where V8 if so equipped appears. Tell us what you think in the comments below! The result was a much smoother ride and more axle control for better traction and handling. Marking the 50th anniversary of the F-150, the 1987 model was mildly refreshed with a new flat grille and flush headlamps, rounded wheel arches, and power steering, power brakes, and rear anti-lock braking as standard equipment. F-Series also dropped its available Flareside bed, although it would return a few years later, meaning all pickups carried the Styleside bed shown on the F-150 pictured below. This new generation released the very controversial unibody design, incorporating the styleside bed with the cab. Not much had changed on the 1966 model F-100s this year, but company had become the No. This strong new frame extends back to an optional new 2.
Fourth Generation 1961 — 1966 1961 — Ford F-100 Styleside pickup beds were integrated with the cabs in an F-Series redesign for 1961. The engine range was carried over from the eight-gen F-Series, though the 7. Impressive, however the progressions did not stop there. A new top-of-the-line model, dubbed the Ranger, offered comparatively decadent seats and carpet, power steering, power brakes and air conditioning. Vibrations were reduced with clever modifications, further steps were taken to prevent rust, windows were made easier to clean and a repositioned fuel tank and intermittent wipers made the vehicle a lot safer to drive. Other changes for 1999 included a revised grille and 25 more horsepower for the available 5. An electronically controlled, four-speed unit was now offered which promoted better fuel economy and reduced engine wear 1991 — Automatic hub locks were made standard for F-250 and F-350 trucks for 1991.