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1972 Ford F100
1972 Ford Pickup - Built Tough

1972 Ford F-100

Inside the ’72 Fords, all interiors are color coordinated with exteriors and feature amenities such as armrests, seat belts, 2-speed windshield wipers and recessed door latch handles.  Differing interior features was available on the Custom, Sport Custom, Ranger or Ranger XLT packages each one more sophisticated than the next.  On the outside, a bright front grille and chrome bumper made of heavy gauge steel is standard.

Power brakes are standard on most F100 – F350 models.  F100 and F250 series are available in Styleside or Flareside pickups and chassis-cabs with either 2 or 4 wheel drive.  F350’s are offered in Flareside pickups and single or dual rear wheel stakes and chassis-cabs.

The chassis is designed for durability and hoods have double-wall sections for extra rigidity and the box is welded instead of bolted for extra durability.  Six-man crew cabs were available as a factory engineered and installed package on F250’s F350’s, and F600’s and came in 6.5 ft. or 8 ft. Styleside or Flareside pickups, Camper Specials or as chassis-cabs.

1972 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 $2,550 3,160 lbs Note 1
83 - Flareside 6.5 ft $2,703 3,475 lbs Note 1
83 - Styleside 6.5 ft $2,703 3,540 lbs Note 1
F100 - 1/2 Ton - 131 in. wheelbase
83 - Flareside 8 ft $2,739 - Note 1
83 - Styleside 8 ft $2,739 - Note 1
F250 - 3/4 Ton - 131 in. wheelbase
81 - Chassis & Cab $2,870 3,370 lbs Note 2
83 - Flareside $3,020 3,790 lbs Note 2
83 - Styleside $3,020 3,805 lbs Note 2
F250 Crew Cab - 3/4 Ton - 149 in. wheelbase
83 - Chassis & Cab $3,368 - Note 2
83 - Pickup $3,518 - Note 2
F350 - 1 Ton - 135 in. wheelbase
80 - Platform 9 ft $3,335 4,310 lbs Note 3
81 - Chassis & Cab $2,985 3,725 lbs Note 3
83 - Flareside $3,120 4,185 lbs Note 3
86   Stake 9 ft $3,375 4,550 lbs Note 3
F350 - 1 Ton - 159 in. wheelbase
80 - Platform 12 ft. $3,393 - Note 3
86 - Stake 12 ft. $3,433 - 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 - 2,461 ; Flareside - 3,034; Styleside - 457,746
  2. F250 = Chassis & Cab - 7,674 ; Flareside - 3,004; Styleside - 187,348
  3. F350 = Chassis & Cowl - 80; Chassis & Cab - 42,084; Platform & Rack - 6,656; Platform - 749; Flareside - 11,889; Parcel Van - 1,054; P-400 - 6,251

Chassis Data

Model Wheelbase GVW Tires
F100 115 in / 131 in 4,500 - 5,500 lbs G78 x 15
F250 131 in 6,200 - 8,100 lbs 8.00 x 16.5D
F250 Crew Cab 149 in - -
F350 135 in / 159 in 6,600 - 10,000 lbs 8.00 x 16.5D
F350 Crew Cab 164.5 in - -

 

Vin Number Decoding - 1972 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 or 1 = 240 cid 6 cylinder H = 390 cid V8
B or 2 = 300 cid 6 cylinder Y or 8 = 360 cid V8
G or 3 = 302 cid 6 cylinder  
Fifth Symbol - Assembly Plant
C = Ontario, Canada N = Norfolk, VA.

E = Mahwah, NJ.

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

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