The following year, was purchased, giving Ford a complete agricultural lineup. An expanded and larger Econoline series, as well as a new Ford F-150 pickup truck were introduced in 1975. Please follow me there as well if you like country girls as much as lifted trucks! With tightening exhaust-emissions standards, the 302-cid V-8 became the base engine for California-bound Broncos, although the 170-cid six was still available there as a special-order item. A new Ford truck plant and a restyled Ranchero highlighted 1970 for Ford. Although hardly a major event at the time, the Ford F-150 would eventually take over from the F-100 as Ford's base full-size pickup, and it would go on to become the best-selling vehicle in the United States.
But need it to be painted teal. Gross vehicle weights rose across the board, too, which showed in new nomenclature. Consigned to the Redmond location is this strong running 1970 Ford Ranchero 500. Ford caught on to the latest craze by introducing Cruising Vans for 1976. The Ford Bronco was updated with a heavy-duty axle in 1971. Broncos with the Sport option package shown here featured bright trim inside and out, plus fancier upholstery.
But need it to be painted teal. All about the old square sharpness when a truck didn't feel like a luxury car. This was done by using the 7600 transmission and rear end and mating it to the Ford six-cylinder industrial engine with a special subframe for added strength. This might be one reason trucks gained so much in popularity over the decade. So far-reaching were the effects of the oil crisis that it triggered a serious economic recession, and would profoundly influence the design of vehicles -- including Ford's -- for many years to come.
Not so, however, in the world of trucks. Ford also celebrated its 75th anniversary in 1978 and made a special note of reaching that mark through a very successful national sales promotion campaign. Redesigns ruled for Ford in 1973, with F-Series, W-Series, and Ranchero all receiving alterations. My best childhood memories back in Colombia are driving with my father in a 1979 F-350 cargo truck. F-Series styling was carried over unchanged from 1973. See truck photos and learn more in the next section.
Supplied by Mazda of Japan, the Ford Courier was a compact pickup truck with a four-cylinder engine, intended to compete against the increasingly popular small pickup trucks from Toyota and Nissan. Medium-duties had their own grille and fender styling, and incorporated some revised wheelbase lengths for 1973. By 1999, had discontinued the use of both its own and the Ford name, and united them both under the brand. Its been wrecked on the front right side, it was that way when we bought. To combat competition, Ford introduced a SuperCab option for F-Series pickup trucks in 1974.
A 351-cubic-inch V-8 was standard, with a 400 cid available. . But need it to be painted teal. In the video it didn't look like it was but it does; I drove her last night, Its such a fun truck to drive. The Bronco carried on in much the same form as it had since its 1966 introduction, but the F-100 had an all-new cab design and front sheetmetal, while the Ranchero featured a frontal facelift and -- thanks to its passenger-car ties -- an energy-absorbing front bumper. The 200-cubic-inch six became the new base powerplant for Broncos. A pinstripe option package was added midyear.
A trio of 429-cubic-inch V-8s now topped the engine roster in place of 390- and 428-cid mills. Painted back to its original Colors of vermillion Orange. But a far more historically significant occurrence of 1979 was our nation's second oil crisis, again triggered by events in the Middle East. Learn more in the next section. Not so, however, in the world of trucks.
The new version was substantially larger, heavier, and better-equipped than its predecessor, and it proved more popular -- by a wide margin. Check out our internet site. This pick up was fully restored and documented with a book of receipts. I will respect all comments as I have no experience with any of those companies. About the only other news for Ford in 1970 was a redesigned Ranchero, which adopted the look of Ford's new midsize car line, which added a Torino derivative. In 1988 sold 80% of Ford-New Holland Inc.