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1973 Ford F100
Features of the 1973 Ford Pickup

1973 Ford F-100

The Ford F-series saw a lot of new changes in 1973.  Now the trucks could be identified by the F-series emblem that was placed slightly below the groove between the door and front tire opening.  The long 2 ½ in wide rear leaf springs and the popular Twin-I-Beam independent front suspension was also still available.  A new simplified box construction utilizing a single strong sheet of steel, made the inside panel, wheelhouse and part of the floor one solid piece.

The F250 carried most of the same features as the F100 but included power brakes, plus the pickup box featured strong, double-walled side panel construction.  For only $575 more, the truck could come in a 4x4 version.  In 1973, the F350 was available only with the Styleside box which was similar in construction to the F250 but was more heavy-duty.

1973 Ford Production Numbers

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
F100 - 1/2 Ton - 117 in. wheelbase
81 - Chassis & Cab $2,736 3,145 lbs Note 1
83 - Styleside 6.75 ft $2,889 3,495 lbs Note 1
F100 - 1/2 Ton - 133 in. wheelbase
83 - Flareside 8 ft $2,925 3,590 lbs Note 1
83 - Styleside 8 ft $2,925 3,590 lbs Note 1
F250 - 3/4 Ton - 133 in. wheelbase
F-250 - Chassis & Cab $3,031 3,505 lbs Note 2
F-250 - Flareside $3,183 3,925 lbs Note 2
F-250 - Styleside $3,183 3,925 lbs Note 2
F250 Crew Cab - 3/4 Ton - 149.5 in. wheelbase
F-250 - Chassis & Cab - - Note 2
F-250 - Styleside - - Note 2
F350 - 1 Ton - 137 in. wheelbase
80 - Platform 9 ft $3,390 4,315 lbs Note 3
81 - Chassis & Cab $3,109 3,730 lbs Note 3
83 - Styleside 8 ft. $3,557 4,365 lbs Note 3
86   Stake 9 ft $3,431 4,365 lbs Note 3
F350 - 1 Ton - 140 in. wheelbase
80 - Platform 12 ft. - - Note 3
86 - Stake 12 ft. - - Note 3
F350 Crew Cab - 1 Ton - 164.5 in. wheelbase
83 - Chassis & Cab - - Note 3
83 - Styleside - - Note 3
83 - Super Camper $3,940 4365 lbs 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; Styleside - 11,889; Parcel Vans (P-350) - 1,054; P-400 - 6,251

Chassis Data

Model Wheelbase GVW Tires
F100 117 in / 133 in 4,600 - 5,500 lbs G78 x 15B
F250 133 in 6,200 - 8,100 lbs 8.00 x 16.5D
F250 Crew Cab 149.5 in - -
F350 137 in / 140 in 8,350 - 10,000 lbs 8.75 x 16.5E
F350 Crew Cab 161 in    

 

Vin Number Decoding - 1973 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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