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1962 Ford F100

Ford's encore to the all-new F-Series lineup in 1961 was a quiet one. 1962 was virtually a carbon-copy year for Ford trucks, though minor changes were made in styling - both up front and at the back.

1962 F-100 Red & Restored!
1962 Ford F100 Red Flareside
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A new transmission option on the F-100 was also in store, further driving customers to view the half-ton truck as something more than just a work vehicle.

What's new for 1962 Ford Trucks

A keen eye will notice a slightly different grille for 1962 that replaced the Ford lettering in the grille with a single horizontal trim piece. The Ford letters were moved just above the grille where they would stay for almost 20 years.

1962 Ford F-100
1962 F-100 Pickup

Further in the back, Ford took something of a reverse course to their integrated cab/bed design introduced in 1961 for all two-wheel drive Styleside trucks. The single cab/bed unit was still standard, but buyers could choose a more traditional separate cab/bed design as an option.

Underneath, F-100 buyers now had Ford's Cruise-O-Matic automatic transmission as their automatic option, replacing the Fordomatic that had been the optional auto box for 10 years. Buyers also had a few new colors to choose from.

1962 Ford F-100 Video

Here is a tour of a really nice 1962 F-100:

1962 Ford F-Series Model Lineup

F-Series models for 1962 included the F-100, F-250, and F-350, with four-wheel drive available on the F-100 and F-250. Buyers for Styleside trucks with two-wheel drive could choose Ford's integrated "unibody" cab/bed design or go with a separate cab/bed configuration.

Flareside beds remained two-piece units and were unchanged from the previous year. Standard and Custom were the two trim levels available, with Custom trucks offering enhanced trim and additional options.

'62 F-100 Interior / Dash
62 F100 Interior Dash
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1962 F-Series Powertrains

The 233 cubic-inch I-6 and 292 cubic-inch V-8 carried over unchanged from 1961. The I-6 remained the standard engine across all lines, with the V-8 serving as the optional mill. The standard transmission continued to be the three-speed manual, with a heavier duty three-speed manual, four-speed manual and the new Cruise-O-Matic gearboxes all optional.

Engine Availability Gross Horsepower / Torque
233 cid I6
F-100, F-250, F-350
135 / 200
292 cid V8
F-100, F-250, F-350
160 / 270

1962 Ford F-100 F-250 F-350 Major Standard Features

Major options/packages include:

Available exterior paint color choices for '62 include Rangoon Red, Goldenrod Yellow, Raven Black, Sandshell Beige, Holly Green, Caribbean Turquoise, Academy Blue, Baffin Blue, and Corinthian White.

1962 Ford F-Series Truck Resources