1953 Ford F-Series Trucks - F100
1953 marked the 50th anniversary for Ford Motor Company, and is denoted on the horn button on the '53 F-Series trucks.
The F-Series trucks were redesigned in 1953 with a more integrated look. The trucks took on new names as well. The F-1 became the F-100, the F-2 the F-250, and the F-3 the F-350.
We also saw a new "Ford-O-Matic" automatic transmissions become an option in F-100 trucks.
Changes over the 1952 Ford trucks consisted of:
- longer hood that flowed into the front fenders
- horizontal grille bars
- new cabs with more glass area
- front axle set back a bit for a tighter turning radius
1953 Ford Truck Video
1953 was the last year for the Flathead V8 in the F-Series trucks. In 1954, Ford put the overhead valve V8 engines in their trucks. There were 116,437 F-Series pickups and 9,951 panel trucks produced for the 1953 model year.
1953 Ford F-100 Interior
1953 Ford F-Series Paint Colors
- Raven Black
- Sheridian Blue
- Glacier Blue
- Woodsmoke Gray
- Seafoam Green
- Vermilion (Red)
- Meadow Green
All photos of the red 1953 Ford F-100 shown in this article are used with permission from Classic Car Liquidators.
And now for something really special...
2000 F-150 with 1953 F-100 Front Clip
FuzionF150 who is a member here posted photos of this unique truck. Here is a note from FuzionF150:
Truck has Powerdyne supercharger, Belltech 3" / 4" lowering kit, 20" Colorado Custom wheels carrying Goodyear Eagle P295 40 series, Flowmaster after-cat duals, complete Navigator leather interior, custom rear roll pan, and the amazing retro 1953 front end. The grill is from an actual 1953 ambulance. Powerdyne Supercharger (6psi on stock 4.6L). K&N hi-flow intake gets the breathing in right. A few things needed moved to accommodate lowered and squeezed engine compartment.
What can you say other than "wow"!?