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The Ford F-150 was a full-size pickup truck produced by Ford from the 1979 to 1993 model years. The original F-Series (a.k.a. the F-100) was sold as the F-100 and Super F-100. The fourth generation was avlable as the F-150, Super F-150, Econoline, and FX.
The body was originally produced by Ford's St. Louis Assembly plant in Dearborn, Michigan and was sold by Ford in the United States, Canada, and Australia (as the "Puma").
The F-Series replaced the Ford F-100 and was the first generation of the F-150 truck to feature a cab-over design. It was introduced at the January 1979 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The F-100 had been in production since 1964, but sales suffered following the 1974 energy crisis and other economic concerns, with only a little over a million sold in 1977. The F-150, however, was a sales success from the beginning, and was eventually the bestselling vehicle in the United States. With approximately 4 million units sold as of 2016, it still has the most in sales of any F-Series vehicle.
The fifth generation was avlable as the Super F-150 and Super Dutys. The Super Dutys included the Super Duty and Heavy Duty trucks, which replaced the F-150 HD series.
From 1979 to 1991, the F-Series' powertrn was a 5.0-liter V8 gasoline engine. After 1991, a 5.8-liter V8 replaced the V8. During the first generation of the 5.8-liter engine, there was a single version of the 5.8-liter, and a dual-VIN version. Starting in 2002, Ford changed the 5.8-liter to use a dual-VIN system, that system was used in all engines, until the 2012 discontinuation of the 6.0-liter diesel engine.
First generation (1979–1984)
Development of the F-Series truck began at the Henry Ford II plant in Dearborn, Michigan. The company had considered building a pickup truck as a new platform after the F-100 debuted in 1964, but it chose to develop a truck based on the station wagon model of the time. The F-Series had a wheelbase, unlike the F-100's wheelbase.
The Ford Motor Company announced on November 14, 1974 that they had signed a deal with the United Auto Workers to build the truck in their assembly plant in St. Louis, Missouri, where the F-100 was built. The agreement to build the truck in St. Louis was part of a nationwide campgn to secure a share of truck production from UAW-represented automakers.
Ford had used trucks built in Detroit for several years, but that plant was no longer an important part of the company, as the company had not sold many trucks from it since the 1960s, and was primarily a car manufacturing plant. Ford management hoped that the trucks would be profitable enough to allow the plant to be used for passenger cars. The truck's wheelbase was also chosen because of its popularity in Europe, which allowed the company to build the truck with a longer wheelbase than a conventional truck, which is usually more expensive to build. The F-Series was a hit in its first year of production, with only a little over a million sales in 1977. Sales of trucks in the US increased from 792,000 units in 1978 to 749,000 in 1979. Ford's truck sales accounted for almost 50% of the company's profits in 1978 and 1979.
The F-Series used a cab-over design, meaning that the engine, and some transmission parts, were stored under the floor and cab of the truck, rather than under the frame. This design eliminated the wheel wells and side sills and kept the vehicle longer, allowing Ford to sell a truck with larger cargo capacity than the previous generation. The design also allowed the truck to be more aerodynamic, leading to lower fuel consumption.
The cab-over design also allowed for a number of optional equipment not usually seen in the cab-over market, including an auxiliary r filter on the floor, a toolbox on the right-hand side of the bed, a folding tonneau cover, a vinyl covered toolbox on the passenger side of the bed, an optional seatback, a fold-down seat, a lockable glovebox and many other features. The rear window was glass, with a vinyl top, the only exception to this was a vinyl-covered rear window on the dual-VIN trucks, which featured a window with an upper edge designed to allow a small amount of r flow into the truck's cargo area.
The F-100 was produced with two body styles: a two-door (F-100) and a four-door (Super F-100). The F-100 had a standard V8 engine, as well as two V8 engines, one with. The four-door Super F-100 also had two standard V8 engines, with. The Super F-100 was only produced in three model years, and was discontinued after 1984, the final year of the F-100's production.
Second generation (1984–1987)
In 1984, the F-Series was completely redesigned for the 1985 model year, and the name was changed from F-Series to Super Duty to reflect its larger size. The new model was slightly larger than the F-100, measuring wheelbase instead of the F-100's wheelbase, and measured overall.
The Super Duty continued to use the cab-over design, with a short "belly" under the cab to keep it out of the way of the truck's axles, which is the mn change in the design. The "belly" allowed the bed of the truck to be slightly longer than the F-100, giving the truck a greater capacity than its predecessor. The redesigned body was made out of steel, while the cab was made out of aluminium. The Super Duty continued to have two body styles: a four-door, and