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1970 Ford F100
1970 Ford F100 Pickups, "Works like a Truck, Rides like a Car."

1970 Ford F-100

Again in 1970 Ford’s claim of “Work like a Truck, Rides like a Car” is due to the Twin-I-Beam front suspension while coil springs cushion the ride.   Beside the popular suspension, standard features of the Ford Trucks were 3-speed manual transmission, color-keyed interior, courtesy door light switches, Hi-Dri all-weather ventilation, deluxe fresh air heater , ashtray, glove compartment, deluxe instrument cluster bezel, seat belts, and more.

The Ford light-duty trucks had new features in 1970 including a new grille with a grid-pattern divided at the center by a vertical bar.  Styleside and Flareside versions were offered in either 6.5 ft or 8 ft. cargo box lengths.

1970 Ford Production Numbers

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
F100 - 1/2 Ton - 115 in. wheelbase
81 - Chassis & Cab $2,384 3,160 lbs Note 1
83 - Flareside 6.5 ft $2,510 3,475 lbs Note 1
83 - Styleside 6.5 ft $2,550 3,540 lbs Note 1
F100 - 1/2 Ton - 131 in. wheelbase
83 - Flareside 8 ft $2,610 3,690 lbs Note 1
83 - Styleside 8 ft $2,650 3,705 lbs Note 1
F250 - 3/4 Ton - 131 in. wheelbase
80 - Platform $2,775 3,705 lbs Note 2
81 - Chassis & Cab $2,615 3,370 lbs Note 2
83 - Flareside $2,740 3,790 lbs Note 2
83 - Styleside $2,780 3,805 lbs Note 2
86 - Stake $2,830 3,885 lbs Note 2
F250 Crew Cab - 3/4 Ton - 149 in. wheelbase
81 - Chassis & Cab - - Note 2
83 - Pickup - - Note 2
F350 - 1 Ton - 135 in./159 in. wheelbase
80 - Platform 9 ft - 4,310 lbs Note 3
80 - Platform 12 ft - 4,600 lbs Note 3
81 - Chassis & Cab $2,720 3,725 lbs Note 3
83 - Flareside $3,505 4,290 lbs Note 3
86   Stake 9 ft $2,830 3,885 lbs Note 3
86 - Stake 12 ft - 4,945 lbs Note 3
F350 Crew Cab - 1 Ton - 164.5 in. wheelbase
81 - Chassis & Cab $2,770 3,835 lbs Note 3
83 - Pickup - - Note 3

Note:

  1. F100 = Chassis & Cab - 2,688 ; Flareside - 13,551;
  2. F250 = Chassis & Windshield - 131; Chassis & Cab - 6,366; Platform & Rack - 650; Platform - 130; Flareside - 4,683; Styleside - 121,265
  3. F350 = Chassis & Windshield - 152; Chassis & Cowl - 149; Chassis & Cab - 27,511; Platform & Rack - 5,341; Platform - 609; Flareside - 1,570;

Chassis Data

Model Wheelbase GVW 4x2 GVW 4x4 Tires
F100 115 in / 131 in 4,200 - 5,000 lbs 4,600 - 5,600 lbs G78 x 15
F250 131 in 6,100 - 7,500 lbs 6,300 - 7,700 lbs 8.00 x 16.5
F250 Crew Cab 149 in - - -
F350 135 in / 159 in - 6,600 - 10,000 lbs 8.00 x 16.5
F350 Crew Cab 164.5 in - - -

 

Vin Number Decoding - 1970 Ford Trucks

Location: stamped on rating plate
 
First 3 Symbols - Series
F10 = F100 - 2 wd F11= F100 - 4wd F25 = F250 - 2 wd F26 = F250 - 4 wd F35 = F350
Fourth Symbol - Engine
A = 240 cid 6 cylinder H = 390 cid V8
B = 300 cid 6 cylinder Y = 360 cid V8
G = 302 cid 6 cylinder  
Fifth Symbol - Assembly Plant
C = Ontario, Canada N = Norfolk, VA.
D = Dallas, TX. P = Twin Cities, MN.

E = Mahwah, NJ.

R = San Jose, CA.
H = Lorain, OH. S = Allen Park, MI.
K = Kansas City, KS. U = Louisville, KY.
L = Michigan Truck V = Louisville, KY (Truck)
Last Six Symbols - Production Sequence

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