Heavy-duty Ford F150 1973-1979 Bumper Kits
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Aftermarket Ford F150 1973-1979 Bumper Kits
The Ford F-150 truck is an iconic vehicle with a long legacy. This legacy began in 1973 and continues to the present day. The Ford F-150 has been one of the most popular trucks on the market since its introduction and is still going strong. The 1973 to 1979 models have a special place in automotive history, as they represent a time of significant changes for the F-150.
First introduced in 1973, the Ford F-150 was an upgrade to the F-100 that was already available. The upgrades included a longer wheelbase, larger displacement engines, improved brakes, revised suspension, and new design features. At the time, the F-150 was the first full-size pickup to come factory equipped with an 8-cylinder engine. The standard engine was a 5.0 liter V8 producing 145 horsepower at 3,800 rpm and 280 lb-ft of torque at 2,000 rpm. Optional engines included a 5.8 liter V8 (170 hp/300 lb-ft) and a 6.6 liter V8 (205 hp/340 lb-ft).
In 1975, Ford introduced the SuperCab model, a four-door extended cab version of the F-150. The SuperCab was designed to give drivers more room and flexibility by adding two rear jumpseats, increasing the amount of seating to six. Engine options at this time remained the same as the previous year.
In 1976, the F-150 underwent a major overhaul with the introduction of the “Heavy Duty” package. This package featured heavy-duty suspension components, a beefed up transmission, and an upgraded brake system. It was also the first year that Ford offered the optional 400 cubic inch V8 engine, which was rated at 180 horsepower and 345 lb-ft of torque. In addition, the F-150 gained the option of 4-wheel drive.
The 1977 model year saw few changes over the 1976 model, with the exception of a new “Mileage Maker” package, which gave the truck better fuel economy. In 1978, the 400 cubic inch V8 was replaced with a new 460 cubic inch engine, producing 208 horsepower and 370 lb-ft of torque. This engine was also available in a 4-wheel drive version. In 1979, the final year of the classic style, the F-150 gained a revised grille, updated taillights, and new side trim.
The Ford F-150s from 1973 to 1979 are remembered for their power, reliability, and versatility. They were some of the first full-size pickups to come factory equipped with powerful V8 engines, making them suitable for both work and play. Despite the advancements made in later models, the F-150s from this era continue to be highly sought after by collectors and enthusiasts alike.