At Discount Auto Glass we see a lot of Ford trucks. In fact, Ford trucks dominate the list of the top 10 types of vehicles we see the most. The number three vehicle we see is a Ford F series - non F-150, the number five vehicle we see is the Ford F-150 pickup, and coming in at number eight on our list is the Ford Super Duty. We see thousands of vehicles a year so we are experts when it comes to glass repair on these. But, we wanted to learn more about each type of truck. So, we have done some digging and have some history on each to share with you.
Ford F Series – non F-150
Ford started offering a 4-door crew cab on the F-250 and F-350 in 1965. The F-250 and F-350 trucks were redesigned in 1999 to bridge a gap between Ford’s pickup line and their medium-duty sized trucks. These trucks offer three body styles: regular cab, SuperCab and Crew Cab. With this redesign these trucks toted a large grille and square design. Engine choices range from a 6.8-liter V-10 with 275 horsepower to a 7.3-liter V-8 turbo diesel with 235 horsepower and a stump-pulling 500 pound-feet of torque.
These changes have shaped the way Ford trucks are used by the modern day working-person. And, it’s no surprise that Ford sold over 750,000 of these types of trucks in the United States during the year 2015.
The Ford F-Series truck line changed forever in 1975 with the addition of the F-150. It was intended to be a middle place between the F-100 and the F-250. This truck eventually became Ford’s base model for a full-size pickup truck and eliminated the long standing F-100.
We see the most of this regular cab truck model from the years 1997 to 2004. They run a V6 cylinder, 5-speed manual transmission, and get 15 to 19 miles to the gallon fuel economy.
Ford Super Duty
The Ford Super Duty line was launched in 1998. They consisted of the F-250 through 550 trucks. They offered a SuperCab option that was produced with an up-to eight-food bed. The Super Duty F-Series trucks share no visible exterior parts with the Ford F-150, with the most noticeable of these being a very different windshield area.
In 2005 the Super Duty trucks were updated and received a new grille, front bumper, and headlights. The engines were also updated with increased power.
The Super Duty line is now in its third generation. It got a large exterior upgrade and its engines were updated. It’s offered in XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, and Platinum.
If you have a truck in the F-Series line and need glass repaired or replaced, be sure to come see your local Discount Auto Glass, the experts on glass replacement for this truck line! We have eight locations around Arkansas and one in Joplin, Mo. for your convenience. Give us a call at (501) 377-9575 or use our online form to get a quote today! We are also available for travel to your location if you cannot find the time to come to us at no extra cost!