Fourth Generation 1961 — 1966 1961 — Ford F-100 Styleside pickup beds were integrated with the cabs in an F-Series redesign for 1961. Available exterior colors were red, silver, and black. Also new were lubed-for-life ball joints and adjustable camber. Plusher seats and door trim made the interior more inviting, and SuperCab models offered a large, optional console in addition to standard three-point rear seatbelts. Two- tone paint was optional. Among standard features were key-in-ignition warning buzzer and a parking brake engaged warning light.
Raising the seat cushion and adding padding improved rear seat comfort in SuperCab models. Likewise, if installing an earlier grille on a '65 or '66, it would be advisable to replace the above panel otherwise you will have two sets of parking lamps! All brand names and product names used on this website are trade names, service marks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. At first offered only in F-150 form — and even then with a limited lineup — it arrived early in the 1996 calendar year and was sold alongside the 1996 models. Only three speed manual transmission available. Styling was carried over from last year.
Several custom decor packages were available for light-duty pickups in the early Eighties, one of which included the two-tone paint and white-painted wheels shown here. Standard equipment now included rear wheel anti-lock braking system, power steering and power brakes. The pickup bed and tailgate were redesigned. A premium sound system was introduced. Engine and transmission choices stayed the same. The six chrome hash marks that flank the cross indicate this is a Deluxe model, which had fancier trim. The most noticeable feature was the Styleside pickup box, which had slab sides that blended in with the sides of the cab.
It was the first redesign of the truck since 1948. But the big change — literally — was a new line of heavier-duty model trucks called Super Duty, which came equipped with new V-8 engines of up to a whopping 534 cubic inches. A 1979 Ford F-150 Ranger Lariat could get optional Combination Tu-Tone paint and bright box rails. The track width is dead on right, it's a nice looking self contained unit from a vehicle in just about the same weight range too. The grille was revised and the parking lights were now recessed directly beneath the headlights. The 1957 model year also brought a choice of two pickup beds: the traditional Flareside, with a narrow bed and attached rear fenders, and the new Styleside, with straight-through fenders.
This restored example boasts upscale Custom Cab trim. 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 traditional pickup with fenders attached to the outside of the box was called Flareside. Convenience options included a headlight-on warning buzzer. All 350s also came with an eight-foot bed, meaning the truck pictured above stretched more than 237 inches — just shy of 20 feet — bumper-to-bumper. Less obvious were the switch to tubeless tires on F-100s and the newly optional power brakes.
A luxury Lariat trim was also introduced for 1978. I'm still not sold on the Crown Vic deal either. The rear window was larger. New aerodynamic, impact-resistant headlights with easy-to-install halogen bulbs replaced the old inset sealed beam style. All produced more horsepower than the larger engines they replaced.
Also new was twin beam independent front suspension, replacing the former rigid axle. Tons of threads here on the H. The 1964 Ford F-Series Trucks are part of the Fourth Generation of Full-Size Ford Truck. Beneath the hood was a different story, however, as a new six-cylinder engine boasting overhead valves was introduced. To use a 56 grille in a 53-54 truck, change the gravel pan park light indents , park lights 56 are bigger , Air deflectors 56 needs more clearance so there is an indent in the 56 air deflectors , and Headlight buckets there is a clip and a lip that will grab and be impossible to remove on the 53-55 if you try to use it. For the F-Series trucks, that meant a restyled grille — which they had been getting every year anyway.
A revised instrument panel had more legible gauges and a bigger glove box. The under hood light had a 20-foot cord. We guarantee these are the best grilles available. Ford F-150 Lightning 1994 — Light-duty F-Series pickups got a driver-side airbag for 1994, but there were few other changes of note. Before 1965, Ford farmed out trucks to a number of coachworks across the country to convert the regular cab trucks to crew cab trucks.
We offer the best grilles we can find for sale as new, but some of them do have minor blemishes. To report problems or provide comments or suggestions, please. The Bronco was available in 3 styles, the standard Bronco was the Roadster, with no roof or doors and a fold down windshield; the sport utility was a pickup with a bolted on, removable steel roof over the front seat; and the Bronco wagon came with a full length roof and large side windows. Also new was the Ford truck crest, which was located on the front of the hood. To the best of my knowledge, each year's grille was offered in Wimbledon White, aluminum and chrome.
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. The last six digits indicate the production sequence. F-Series grilles were changed only slightly for 1969. This customized 1981 Ford truck features a blackout grille and aluminum wheels. Tons of them cheap in the yards around here.