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Ford Trucks Through the Years


A Pictorial Glimpse of Ford Trucks Through the Years

Ford has manufactured trucks since 1908, starting with the Ford Model TT, then the Model AA, and subsequently the Model BB. Countries where Ford produced commercial vehicles are or were in the past delivered include Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada (also branded as Mercury), France, Germany, India, Netherlands, Philippines, Spain (branded Ebro as well), Turkey, UK (also branded Fordson and Thames) and USA.

The Ford F-Series comprises of light and medium duty trucks (Class 2-7) that have been created and marketed by Ford Motor Company since 1948. While most variations of the F-Series vehicles are full-size pickups, the F-Series likewise incorporates commercial vehicles and chasis cab trucks.

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The most popular form of the F-Series is the Ford F-150, manufactured over thirteen generations. Since 1981, It has been the top rated vehicle in the United States and the best selling pickup since 1977. It is additionally the the best selling Canadian pickup. See the book, Ford F-100/F-150 Pickup 1953 to 1996: America s Best-Selling Truck by Robert Ackerson

To bridge the gap between pickups and medium-duty trucks, the F-250 and F-350 were separately redesigned in 1999 with the announcement of the Ford Super Duty series. At present, the F-Series is made up of the F-150, Super Duty (F-250 through F-550), F-650 and the F-750 Super Duty medium-duty Ford commercial trucks.

By rebadging, the F-Series is sold through each of the Ford Motor Company three divisions in North America. The Mercury M-Series was marketed in Canada from 1946 to 1968 because of the limited dealership organize in rural locations. The Lincoln Blackwood and Mark LT were rebadged renditions of the Ford F-150 marketed during the 2000s as Lincoln endeavored to market a luxury pickup truck.

Full Size Pickup

Ford Model TT (1917-1927)

1916 Ford Field Ambulance
1916 Ford Field Ambulance
Ford Snowmobile
1921 Ford Snowmobile
1924 Ford Model TT
1924 Ford Model TT
1925 Ford Model TT
1925 Ford Model TT
1927 Ford Roadster Pickup
1927 Ford Roadster Pickup
When first produced in 1917, the Model TT was sold as a chassis with the buyer supplying a body. The price was $600. Starting in 1924, the truck was available with a factory-produced body. By 1926 the price had dropped to $325. In 1925, a hand operated windshield wiper was added.

Ford Model AA (1928-1931) - Model BB (1932-1934)

1930s Ford Pickup Woodie
1930s Ford Pickup Woodie
1930s Ford Model AA
1930s Ford Model AA
1932 Ford Pickup
1932 Ford Pickup
1932 Ford Pickup - O'Connor Woods
1932 Ford Pickup - O'Connor Woods
1934 Ford Model BB Dump Truck
1934 Ford Model BB Dump Truck

Ford Model 50 (1935-1947)

1935 Ford Pickup
1935 Ford Pickup
1936 Ford Pickup
1936 Ford Pickup
1937 Ford Pickup
1937 Ford Pickup
1938 Ford Pickup
1938 Ford Pickup
1939 Ford Pickup
1939 Ford Pickup
1940 Ford Pickup
1940 Ford Pickup
1941 Ford Pickup
1941 Ford Pickup
1942 Ford Pickup
1942 Ford Pickup
1946 Ford Pickup
1946 Ford Pickup
1947 Ford Pickup
1947 Ford Pickup
In 1935, Ford launched the 1935 Model 50 pickup truck, which utilized the legendary Ford Flathead V8, and its popularity helped spark the creation of what would eventually become America’s best-selling truck brand for the past four decades.

Ford F Series First generation (1948–1952)

1948 Ford F-1 Pickup
1948 Ford F-1 Pickup
1949 Ford Pickup
1949 Ford Pickup
1950 Ford F-1 Pickup
1950 Ford F-1 Pickup
1951 Ford F-1 Pickup
1951 Ford F-1 Pickup
1952 Ford F-1 Pickup
1952 Ford F-1 Pickup
The first-generation F-Series pickup (known as the Ford Bonus-Built) was introduced in 1948 as a replacement for the previous car-based pickup line introduced in 1942. The F-Series was sold in eight different weight ratings, with pickup, panel truck, cab-over engine (COE), conventional truck, and school bus chassis body styles.

Ford F Series Second generation (1953-1956)

1953 Ford F-100 Pickup
1953 Ford F-100 Pickup
1954 Ford F-100 Pickup
1954 Ford F-100 Pickup
1955 Ford F-100 Pickup
1955 Ford F-100 Pickup
1956 Pink Ford F-100
1956 Pink Ford F-100
1956 Pink Ford F-150
1956 Pink Ford F-100
1956 Ford F-100
1956 Ford F-100
1956 Ford F-100
1956 Ford F-100
For the 1953 model year, Ford introduced a second generation of the F-Series trucks. Increased dimensions, improved engines, and an updated chassis were features of the second generation. In another change, the model nomenclature of the F-Series was expanded to three numbers; this remains in use in the present day. The half-ton F-1 became the F-100

Ford F Series Third generation (1957–1960)

1957 Ford F-100 Pickup
1957 Ford F-100 Pickup
1958 Ford F-100 Pickup
1958 Ford F-100 Pickup
1959 Ford F-100 4x4 Pickup
1959 Ford F-100 4x4 Pickup
1960 Ford F-100 Pickup
1960 Ford F-100 Pickup
Introduced in 1957, the third generation F-series was a significant modernization and redesign. Front fenders became integrated into the body, and the new Styleside bed continued the smooth lines to the rear of the pickup.

Ford F Series Fourth generation (1961–1966)

1961 Ford F-100 Pickup
1961 Ford F-100 Pickup
1962 Ford F-100 Pickup
1962 Ford F-100 Pickup
1963 Ford F-100 Pickup
1963 Ford F-100 Pickup
1964 Ford F-100 Pickup
1964 Ford F-100 Pickup
1964 Ford F-100 Pickup - Photo courtesy of Garry Allen Nelson
1965 Ford F-100 Pickup
1966 Ford F-250 Pickup
1966 Ford F-250 Pickup
Ford introduced a dramatically new style of pickup in 1961 with the fourth generation F-Series. Longer and lower than its predecessors, these trucks had increased dimensions and new engine and gearbox choices. Additionally, the 1961–1963 models were constructed as a unibody design with the cab and bed integrated. This proved unpopular and Ford reverted to the traditional separate cab/bed design in 1964.

Ford F Series Fifth generation (1967–1972)

1967 Ford F-250 Pickup
1967 Ford F-250 Pickup
1968 Ford F-100 Pickup
1968 Ford F-100 Pickup
1969 Ford F-100 Pickup
1969 Ford F-100 Pickup
1970 Ford F-100 Pickup
1970 Ford F-100 Pickup
1971 Ford F-100 Pickup
1971 Ford F-100 Pickup
1972 Ford F-100 Pickup
1972 Ford F-100 Pickup
Introduced in 1967, the fifth generation F-series pickup was built on the same platform as the 1965 revision of the fourth generation. Dimensions and greenhouse glass were increased, engine options expanded, and plusher trim levels became available during the fifth generation's production run.

Ford F Series Sixth generation (1973–1979)

1973 Ford F-100
1973 Ford F-100 Pickup
1974 Ford F-100 Pickup
1974 Ford F-100 Pickup
1975 Ford F-100 Pickup
1975 Ford F-100 Pickup
1976 Ford F-150 Pickup
1976 Ford F-150 Pickup
1977 Ford F-150 Pickup
1977 Ford F-150 Pickup
1978 Ford F-150 Pickup
1978 Ford F-150 Pickup
1979 Ford F-150 Pickup
1979 Ford F-150 Pickup
The sixth generation F-series was introduced in 1973. This version of the F-series continued to be built on the 1965 fourth generation's revised platform, but with significant modernization and refinements. Front disc brakes, increased cabin dimensions, gas tank relocated outside the cab and under the bed, significantly improved heating and air conditioning, full double wall bed construction, increased use of galvanized steel, Super-cab was introduced in the sixth generation pickup. In 1975, the F-150 was introduced in between the F-100 and the F-250 in order to avoid certain emission control restrictions

Ford F Series Seventh generation (1980–1986)

1980 Ford F-150 Pickup
1980 Ford F-150 Pickup
1980 Ford B700 Chassis
1980 Ford B700 Chassis
1981 Ford F-150 Pickup
1981 Ford F-150 Pickup
1982 Ford F-150 Pickup
1982 Ford F-150 Pickup
1983 Ford F-150 Pickup
1983 Ford F-150 Pickup
1984 Ford F-150 Pickup
1984 Ford F-150 Pickup
1985 Ford F-150 Pickup
1985 Ford F-150 Pickup
1986 Ford F-150 Lariat XLT 4x4 Pickup
1986 Ford F-150 Lariat XLT 4x4 Pickup
The 1980 F-Series was redesigned with an all-new chassis and larger body; this was the first ground-up redesign since 1965. The exterior styling of the truck was redone to improve aerodynamics and fuel economy.

Ford F Series Eighth generation (1987–1991)

1987 Ford F-150 Pickup
1987 Ford F-100 Pickup
1988 Ford F-150 Pickup
1988 Ford F-150 Pickup
1989 Ford F-150 Pickup
1989 Ford F-150 Pickup
1990 Ford F-150 XLT Pickup
1990 Ford F-100 XLT Pickup
1991 Ford F-150 Pickup
1991 Ford F-150 Pickup
The 1987 F-Series carried over the same body style from the seventh generation, yet sported a new rounded front clip that improved aerodynamics, as well as the softening of body lines around the rear of the bed and fender arches around the wheel wells. The interior was also completely redesigned in 1987.

Ford F Series Ninth generation (1992–1996)

1992 Ford F-150 Lariat Flareside Pickup
1992 Ford F-150 Lariat Flareside Pickup
1993 Ford F-150 Pickup
1993 Ford F-150 Pickup
1994 Ford F-150 Pickup
1994 Ford F-150 Pickup
1995 Ford F-150 XLT Pickup
1995 Ford F-150 XLT Pickup
1996 Ford F-150 Pickup
1996 Ford F-150 Pickup
For the 1992 model year, the body-shell of the 1980 F-Series was given another major upgrade. To further improve its aerodynamics, the forward bodywork was given a slightly lower hoodline, rounding the front fenders and grille; 1993 Ford F-150 Pickup

Ford F Series Tenth generation (1997–2003)

1997 Ford F-150 Pickup
1997 Ford F-150 Pickup
1998 Ford F-150 Pickup
1998 Ford F-150 Pickup
1999 Ford F-150 Pickup
1999 Ford F-150 Pickup
2000 Ford F-150 XL Pickup
2000 Ford F-150 XL Pickup
2001 Ford F-150 Pickup
2001 Ford F-150 Pickup
2002 Ford F-150 Lariat Extended Cab
2002 Ford F-150 Lariat Extended Cab
2003 Ford F-150 Pickup
2003 Ford F-150 Pickup
For 1997, Ford Motor Company made a major change to its F-Series family of trucks as the F-Series pickup line was essentially split in two. During the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, buyers of pickup trucks had increasingly purchased the vehicles for the purposes of personal use over work use. To further increase its growing market share, Ford sought to develop vehicles for both types of buyers

Ford F Series Eleventh generation (2004–2008)

2004 Ford F-150 Pickup
2004 Ford F-150 Pickup
2005 Ford F-150 Lariat Super Crew Cab
2005 Ford F-150 Lariat Super Crew Cab
2006 Ford F-150 Super Crew Cab
2006 Ford F-150 Super Crew Cab
2007 Ford F-150 SuperCrew Cab XLT
2007 Ford F-150 SuperCrew Cab XLT
2008 Ford F-150 Pickup
2008 Ford F-150 Pickup
For the 2004 model year, the F-150 was redesigned on an all-new platform. Externally, the eleventh-generation model was different from its predecessor, with sharper-edged styling; a major change was the adoption of the stepped driver's window from the Super Duty trucks.

Ford F Series Twelfth generation (2009–2014)

009 Ford F-150 Pickup
2009 Ford F-150 Pickup
2010 Ford F-150 Pickup
2010 Ford F-150 Pickup
2011 Ford F-150 Pickup
2011 Ford F-150 Pickup
2012 Ford F-150 Pickup
2012 Ford F-150 Pickup
2014 Ford F-150 Pickup
2014 Ford F-150 Pickup
The twelfth generation F-150 was introduced for the 2009 model year as an update of the Ford full-size truck platform. Similar to its predecessor, these trucks are distinguished by their Super Duty-style grilles and head lamps

Ford F Series Thirteenth generation (2015–present)

2015 Ford F-150 Pickup
2015 Ford F-150 Pickup
2016 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor
2016 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor
2017 Ford F-150 STX Pickup
2017 Ford F-150 STX Pickup
2018 Ford F-150 Limited Pickup
2018 Ford F-150 Limited Pickup
2019 Ford F-150 Pickup
2019 Ford F-150 Pickup
The thirteenth-generation Ford F-Series was introduced for the 2015 model year. Largely previewed by the Ford Atlas concept vehicle at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, the new design marked several extensive changes to the F-Series design. In the interest of fuel economy, Ford designers reduced curb weight of the F-150 by nearly 750 pounds, without physically altering its exterior footprint.

Mid Size Pickup

Ford Ranger (1983-present)

1983 Ford Ranger
1983 Ford Ranger
1984 Ford Ranger
1984 Ford Ranger
1991 Ford Skyranger
1991 Ford Skyranger
2008 Ford Ranger Sport Super Cab
2008 Ford Ranger Sport Super Cab
2009 Ford Ranger
2009 Ford Ranger
2010 Ford Ranger
2010 Ford Ranger
2011 Ford Ranger Super Cab
2011 Ford Ranger Super Cab
2012 Ford Ranger XLT
2012 Ford Ranger XLT
2013 Ford Ranger XLT
2013 Ford Ranger XLT
2014 Ford Ranger Wildtrak Sports
2014 Ford Ranger Wildtrak Sports
2015 Ford Ranger XL
2015 Ford Ranger XL
2016 Ford Ranger XLT PX Mkii 4X4 Dual Range
2016 Ford Ranger XLT PX Mkii 4X4 Dual Range
2017 Ford Ranger Wildtrak
2017 Ford Ranger Wildtrak
2018 Ford Ranger Raptor
2018 Ford Ranger Raptor
2019 Ford Ranger
2019 Ford Ranger
The current generation of the Ford Ranger (codenamed T6) is a range of midsize pickup trucks that is manufactured and sold by Ford Motor Company worldwide. Designed and engineered by Ford of Australia, the Ranger T6 consolidates previous versions of the Ford Ranger sold worldwide, including the Ford Ranger designed and sold in the Americas

Compact Pickup

Ford Courier (1972-2013)

1973 Ford Courier
1973 Ford Courier
1974 Ford Courier
1974 Ford Courier
1975 Ford Courier
1975 Ford Courier
1976 Ford Courier
1976 Ford Courier
1977 Ford Courier
1977 Ford Courier
1978 Ford Courier
1978 Ford Courier
1979 Ford Courier
1979 Ford Courier
1980 Ford Courier
1980 Ford Courier
1981 Ford Courier
1981 Ford Courier
2013 Ford Courier
2013 Ford Courier
In the early 1970s, the Ford Courier name was applied to the Mazda B-Series, a compact pickup manufactured by Mazda. It had greater fuel economy than the full-sized pickups of the time. The Courier was manufactured by Toyo Kogyo (Mazda) and imported and sold by Ford Motor Company as a response to the unforeseen popularity of the small Toyota and Nissan/Datsun Pickups. It occupied the market segment previously held by the Ford Falcon-based Ranchero when that platform was upgraded to the larger Ford Fairlane in 1966.

Coupe Utility

Ford Coupe Utility (1935-2006)

1935 Ford Coupe Utility
1935 Ford Coupe Utility
1941 Ford Coupe Utility
1941 Ford Coupe Utility
1941 Ford Coupe Utility
1941 Ford Coupe Utility
1949 Ford Coupe Utility
1949 Ford Coupe Utility
1955 Ford Ranchero
1955 Ford Ranchero
1960 Ranchbird - Coupe Utility
1960 Ford Ranchbird - Coupe Utility
1965 Mustang Coupe Utility
1965 Ford Mustang Coupe Utility
1958 Thunderbird Coupe Utility
1958 Ford Thunderbird Coupe Utility
2006 Ford Ranchero Coupe Utility
2006 Ford Ranchero Coupe Utility
2015 Ford Falcon Coupe Utility
2006 Ford Ranchero Coupe Utility
The Ranchero coupe utility that was manufactured from 1957 through 1979. Not at all like a pickup truck, the Ranchero was an adaptation of a two-door station wagon with an integrated cab and cargo bed. 508,355 units were created amid the model's product run. It was adapted from full-sized, mid-range and compact Ford vehicles for the North American market.

Ford Ranchero (1957-1979)

1957 Ford Ranchero
1957 Ford Ranchero
1958 Ford Ranchero
1958 Ford Ranchero
1959 Ford Ranchero
1959 Ford Ranchero
1961 Ford Ranchero
1961 Ford Ranchero
1964 Ford Falcon Ranchero
1964 Ford Falcon Ranchero
1970 Ford Ranchero
1970 Ford Ranchero
1970 Ford Ranchero Squire
1970 Ford Ranchero Squire
1971 Ford Ranchero Squire
1971 Ford Ranchero Squire
1972 Ford Ranchero Squire
1972 Ford Ranchero Squire
1973 Ford Ranchero Squire
1973 Ford Ranchero Squire
1974 Ford Ranchero Squire
1974 Ford Ranchero Squire
1975 Ford Ranchero Squire
1975 Ford Ranchero Squire
1977 Ford Ranchero
1977 Ford Ranchero
1978 Ford Ranchero
1978 Ford Ranchero
1979 Ford Ranchero
1979 Ford Ranchero
In the 1970s, the Ranchero name was utilized as a part of the South African market using a rebadged Australian Ford Falcon utility. They were delivered to South Africa in knock down (CKD) form, and then assembled at the Port Elizabeth plant. In Argentina, an utility form of the locally created Ford Falcon was called a Ranchero also.

Ford Ranchero (1957-1979). The Ranchero sold so well, General Motors created Chevrolet El Camino 1n 1959.

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