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  Ford F100 Parts and Evolution

In 1953, Ford introduced a new generation of F Series pickups. The 1953 pickups were officially called Ford F100 and featured sleeker designs. This generation of the classic F Series pickups had larger dimensions, stronger engines, and an improved chassis. The new Ford F100 parts were upgrades and designed to boost durability and driving performance. The F Series pickups also took on new names. The F3 became the F350. The F2 was renamed the F250 and the F1 became the F100. The F100 retained the new name until Ford stopped production after the 1983 model year 1956 F100.
Working late into the night practically every night during the week and almost every weekend with just you and the lights in the garage burning to keep you company; you wrench the last of the F100 parts into place.

The truck means an awful lot to you and you aim to keep it on the road for as long as there’s breath in your body. You’ve always loved this classic truck, ever since your grandfather told you it was yours when you were young. There’s a lot of personal history in it and now plenty of your own added to it. You just got it running and can barely hold your excitement since it’s always been a dream of yours to drive it solo.
Whatever the reason is behind your dedication to taking care of your vehicle, you know that with C&G Ford F100 parts, you can give your truck everything that it needs to keep on running smoothly. Every time you work on your truck, you can’t help but admire the lines of that fat fendered nose poking out over the front wheels. and shine of the paint. 

As you let the clutch out and begin to roll away, you realize the trucks engine an original 292 Y-block probably runs as quiet now as it did when it rolled off the line. The steadiness of the engine as it takes you where you want encourages you to drive it.
You’ve worked hard to make sure that everything on the exterior such as emblems and rubber parts that needed replacing, were replaced. You’ve also worked hard to make sure that you got the interior looking sharp, except for, parts like the mirror bracket and sun visor screws. Just a couple of minor things you want to take care of.

Once you finish up these two minor tasks, there’s no more work left to do with the truck and you’re going to miss those late nights in the garage just you and the vehicle that has earned a place of respect in American history. Now go wax her up and take her out to cruise night!

1953-55 F100 WINDOW CHANNEL KITS

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1956 F100 MIRROR BRACKET SCREWS

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1957-60 F100 WINDOW CHANNEL KITS

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Ford continued their original set of interior options as Ford F100 parts for this pickup Series. Those included a  dome light cigarette lighter , ash tray,  sun visors  and radio. Ford also added an optional automatic transmission for the F100 in 1953. In 1954 the venerable 239 CID “Y” block engines became available.

The 1956 F100 was notable for its wraparound windshield and its vertical windshield pillars. A prominent wraparound rear window was also available as an option on the 1956 F100 custom cab. Assembly of the F100 took place primarily in Dearborn, Michigan. Ford also produced approximately 180,000 models of the F100 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. 

SECOND GENERATION F100

The second generation of the F100 ran from 1957 through 1960. The major styling change for the new generation was a lower hood 1959 F100  sitting flush with the truck’s fenders and smooth side bed on the styleside trucks. Ford launched its tradition of offering two distinct pickup body styles in this generation of production. The traditional Stepside design featured separate rear fenders. The newly introduced Styleside design featured smooth sides and a more streamlined appearance. Starting in 1959, Ford began manufacturing their own four wheel drives. Prior to this new development, outside manufacturers such as Marmon-Herrington and American-Coleman converted conventional Ford pickup trucks to four-wheel drive. This generation of the vehicles also marked an increase in popularity of the optional eight-foot bed. The traditional length of the bed was six and a half feet. The eight-foot bed eventually eclipsed its smaller counterpart in popularity among F100 drivers. Assembly continued to take place at the Ford plant in Dearborn, Michigan. The next major design change in the F100 arrived with the third generation of vehicles in 1961. This generation of the Ford F Series ran from 1961 through 1966. The new pickups were lower to the ground and wider than earlier models.

THE THIRD GENERATION

This generation ran from 1961-1963 and also marked the debut of unibody trucks, which merged the box and cab into one body. Ford discontinued the unibody design in 1964 after it fared poorly in the marketplace. From 1962 through 1964, Ford continued to use lettering in the grill then, revised the appearance of the grille for the F Series pickups. In 1965 designers lowered the cab floor improving interior room and introduced the first “Twin I-Beam” chassis with the 352 CID “FE” motors installed signalling the end of the 292 CID “Y” block motors. Ford introduced the Ranger trim line in 1965. The new designation by Ford referred to a line of F100 parts options that included an optional console, bucket seats and carpeting. The Ranger eventually became one of the most popular options of Ford trucks in the company’s history. Ford shifted some of its assembly during this period to a plant in Cuautitlan, Mexico.

FOURTH GENERATION

1968 F100 The fourth generation which ran from 1967 through 1972, was marked by trucks with a more angular appearance, sharper design lines and bigger cabs. Ford engineers continued their focus on pickups that offered a degree of comfort that was comparable to a car. Improved suspension parts, plusher seats and attractive chrome parts appeared during this era. The 1970 F100 Ranger XLT offered an optional vinyl roof cover. Entry-level customers continued to opt for basic models without any of the upgraded F100 parts trimmings. Ford eventually made the chrome front bumper standard on the F Series trucks during this period.



FIFTH GENERATION OF THE F100 AND INTRODUCTION OF THE F150

The F100 underwent major refinements for the fifth generation of the F Series, which ran from 1973 through 1979. New features included extended cabs, split grilles, more luxurious trim parts and a revamped suspension. Ford added disc brakes to the front of the F100 and square headlights became standard in late 1978.

Ford introduced the F150, a new model, in 1973. The F150 was basically an F100 with more robust parts in its spring package for the front and back that allowed the vehicle to carry a heavier load. The F150 gradually superseded the F100 in the lineup of Ford pickup trucks. Ford halted production of the 4×4 F100 in 1978. 

Ford stopped making the venerable F100 completely after the 1983 model year.

Fans of F100 pickups and Ford vehicles in general are encouraged to visit  cgfordparts.com . Our site is an excellent resource for finding thousands of Ford F100 parts currently in reproduction. The expert staff members are always willing to answer questions, discuss vintage Fords and share their knowledge.