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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.

Red 1953 Ford F-100 Truck

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:

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 F-100 Interior

1953 Ford F-Series Paint Colors

1953 F-100 Rear Red

53 F-100 Grille

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"!?

2000 F-150 with 1953 front end

2000 F-150 with 1953 F-100 front side view

Rear view 2000 F-150 with 1953 F-100 clip

2000 F-150 with 1953 clip engine

1953 Ford F-Series Resources