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1971 Ford F100
1971 Ford Pickup

1971 Ford F-100

Consumers could choose from four levels of luxury including the Ford Ranger XLT and Explorer Special when they ordered a 1971 Ford Truck.  The XLT package included wood-tone accents, thick pile carpeting, deep cushioned seats, plus AM/FM stereo and air conditioning.  The ‘Explorer Special’ was available with a choice of 4 equipment packages that allowed for special savings on air conditioning, power steering, Cruise-O-Matic transmission and included a choice of 3 color keyed interiors. Also available is the Ford Heavy Duty Special with heavy-duty front springs, battery, alternator, ammeter, oil pressure gauge, sturdy rear step bumper and dual bright Western swing-lock mirrors.

The F250 was equipped with power brakes and Flex-O-Matic rear suspension which helps for a smoother ride.  The Styleside had double-wall side panels and tailgate, flat top wheel housings and an all-steel floor.  The Flareside had running boards between the cab and rear fenders.  The F350 had a cargo capacity of 74 cubic feet, almost 10 more feet than the F250, and a standard manual transmission. The capacity of the F350 and the low loading height make it a popular choice for 9 to 12 ft stake or van bodies.    

1971 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 $2,647 3,160 lbs Note 1
83 - Flareside 6.5 ft $2,810 3,475 lbs Note 1
83 - Styleside 6.5 ft $2,810 3,540 lbs Note 1
F100 - 1/2 Ton - 131.5 in. wheelbase
83 - Flareside 8 ft $2,928 3,675 lbs Note 1
83 - Styleside 8 ft $2,928 3,740 lbs Note 1
F250 - 3/4 Ton - 131 in. wheelbase
80 - Platform $3,255 3,780 lbs Note 2
81 - Chassis & Cab $2,979 3,370 lbs Note 2
83 - Flareside $3,145 3,790 lbs Note 2
83 - Styleside $3,145 3,805 lbs Note 2
86 - Stake $3,288 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 $3,470 4,310 lbs Note 3
80 - Platform 12 ft $3,530 4,600 lbs Note 3
81 - Chassis & Cab $3,104 3,615 lbs Note 3
83 - Flareside $3,253 4,185 lbs Note 3
86   Stake 9 ft $3,508 4,550 lbs Note 3
86 - Stake 12 ft $3,568 4,945 lbs Note 3
F350 Crew Cab - 1 Ton - 164.5 in. wheelbase
83 - Chassis & Cab - - Note 3
83 - Pickup - - Note 3

Note:

  1. F100 = Chassis & Cab - 2,580 ; Chassis & Cab 4x4 - 96; Flareside - 10,106; Flareside 4x4 - 591; Styleside - 332,131; Styleside 4x4 - 12,870
  2. F250 = Chassis & Windshield - 43; Chassis & Cab - 5,467 ; Chassis & Cab 4x4 - 649; Platform & Rack - 398; Platform & Rack 4x4 - 87; Platform - 40; Platform 4x4 - 23; Flareside - 2,684; Flareside 4x4 - 635; Styleside - 117,820; Styleside 4x4 - 16,164
  3. F350 = Chassis & Windshield - 143; Chassis & Cowl - 150; Chassis & Cab - 28,432; Platform & Rack - 5,087; Platform - 412; Flareside - 1,349;

Chassis Data

Model Wheelbase GVW 4x2 GVW 4x4 Tires
F100 115 in / 131.5 in 4,500 - 5,000 lbs 4,600 - 5,600 lbs 8.25 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 - 1971 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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