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Ford F-150 History at Premier Clearance Center Metairie

When you’re looking for a new truck that has the capability, versatility, and dependability you want and need, you’re sure to think of the Ford F-150. This pickup has a longstanding reputation and is known for being Built Ford Tough. Keep reading to see where this recognizable model began and how it has grown from its humble beginnings.

Early Days of Ford F-Series

Ford introduced the F-150 truck in 1948, known then as the Bonus-Built trucks. One of the features that made this truck unique was that it was built on a dedicated truck platform instead of a car platform. The F-150 was a long way from the first Ford truck, which was a Model TT in the 1910’s.

The F-150 wasn’t actually known as such in the early days. It was part of the F-Series trucks, which were labeled F-1 through F-8. The models were divided by weight, but all had a manual transmission. Production was shut down in these early years because of the war effort and Ford’s involvement in producing war vehicles. However, the F-Series was one of the first vehicles to be recognized after the war ended.

The Next Generations

The second generation came along in 1953 with a complete redesign. Along with a new look, the Ford F-Series had new names with the F-1 becoming the F-100. A third generation was produced in 1957 with the fourth generation coming in 1961. These models were predecessors of the F-150, which wouldn’t be developed until later.

During these early generations, Ford continued to innovate the trucks with features that were practically unheard of at the time. For instance, the Twin-I-Beam front suspension was introduced in 1965 and would become part of the design for the F-150 until the late 90’s.

The Introduction of the F-150

While Ford had made a name for itself as a truck manufacturer, it wasn’t until 1975 that the F-150 was introduced and would change the truck and Ford forever. This model would become the best selling truck ever.

The seventh generation came out in 1980 with a complete redesign. The F-150 became the lightest truck in 1983 when production of the F-100 stopped. This model also was updated to add more upscale amenities, such as a locking gas cap, power windows and doors, power mirrors, and tinted windshields.

The F-150 was altered to become the first truck with a non-carbureted engine in 1988 as part of the eighth generation. This pickup received a facelift during the ninth generation with a lower hood line, a new grille, and fender. The dashboard was updated in 1994 and a brake stop light was added.

Newer Models Making History

With the release of the tenth generation, the Ford F-150 was in a category of its own as the F-250 and F-350 were moved into the working class category. The F-150 was updated to provide a smoother ride as a personal truck with the addition of a V6 as standard power.

The eleventh generation saw a new platform for the F-150 with four doors being standard for all trims. A V8 Triton engine was added as an available option while navigation also became available. During this time period, the F-150 won the North America Truck of the Year award in 2004 along with numerous other awards.

More changes came with the twelfth generation, such as electric power-assisted steering. The thirteenth generation added more technology, such as adaptive cruise control. One of the big changes for the F-150 was losing 750 pounds from the design as it switched to all-aluminum for the body.

As Ford continues to innovate with the F-150, it consistently stays at the top of its category. Come on out to Premier Clearance Center Metairie to find the Ford F-150 model that’s right for you to drive around New Orleans, Metairie, Kenner, and Chalmette.

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