The Old F-2 Work Truck Morphed into the F-250

The Ford F-series dates back to 1948. Ford introduced a line of trucks called Ford Bonus-Built (F-series), which replaced Ford’s car-based pickup truck line. Sixteen different Ford factories produced F-1, F-2, and F-3 trucks back then. All thee models had a 95 horsepower 226 CID flathead 6 engine.

The F-1 had a 6-1/2 foot bed, and the F-2 and F-3 had an 8 foot bed. The F-1 was Ford’s 1/2 ton model and the F-2 was the ¾ ton version. The F-3 was the heavy-duty ¾ ton truck in the series, but the series went through F-8, whcih included service vehicles.

The F-series was totally redesigned in 1953 and the now familiar F-150, F-250, and F-350 replaced the F-1, F-2, and F-3 models with amenities like a lighter, arm rest, dome light, radio, and sun visor. In March, 1953 an automatic transmission was offered for the first time on all three models. The Ford-O-Matic transmission signaled the start of a new truck generation. In 1954, the F-250 had the new 239 CID, overhead valve, 8 cylinder “Power King” Y-block engine under the hood and power steering became an option. Four-wheel drive was offered for the first time in 1959.

During the 1960s the F-250 along with the other F-series trucks got another facelift. The F-250 had a wider look. The hood sat flush with the fenders, plus a new chrome grille added some addition character to this undisputable workhorse. The F-250 was available with a 300 cubic inch, 4.9 litre straight six engine that produced some serious horsepower. A 352 cubic inch FE V8 engine with 172 horsepower was introduced in 1965.

The 1970s Brought Out the Best in the F-250

Truck aficionados claim that the F-250 became a rock truck star in the 1970s thanks to a redesigned front grille, deluxe air heater with three speeds, an ashtray, wedge-type vent windows, right-hand coat rack, vinyl seats, power brakes, and a heavier suspension that could handle big pay-loads.

The 4X4 suspension as well as bright body side molding, rear step bumper, western-style mirrors, sliding rear window, bright hubcaps, and tinted windshield were standard. The custom package turned up the luxury dial a notch, but that notch is nowhere near today's F-250 luxury standard.


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