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What are the differences between F100's and F150's??
I can't see anything different, even between the 4X4 ones.
Anyone else know??
 

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the f-150's did too. automotive.com says that the differences between 1980 model f-150 and f-100 were that the f100 came with 2 motor choices, the 302 and 300. transmissions available were 3-speed auto. and manual, and a 4-speed manual. and the f100's only came with 2wd. the f100 only had a regular cab

now the 1980 f150's had 4 motor options, 302v8, 351v8, 300 I-6, and the 6.6v8. they say it came with the same 3 transmission choices as well. available in 4x4 and 2wd. there were extended cabs available too.

1980 Ford F-150 spec
1980 F-100 spec
 

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Excellent research Torcher! I do know that in 1980 they redid just about everything on their trucks, i had a 79 and it was the last year for alot af things including the best bodystyle! :hy:
 

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Yeah, 1980 was the first of the crap trucks. I was more interested in the 1979 and previous trucks. I have seen F100 4x4 and F150 4x4 as well.
 

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CRUSHU F150 said:
Yeah, 1980 was the first of the crap trucks. I was more interested in the 1979 and previous trucks. I have seen F100 4x4 and F150 4x4 as well.
whats so crap about the 1980 on trucks?
 

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The chassis were not as rugged, and the front end was typical Americans trying to think outside the square, and doing a worse job than if they had stuck to the old technology. (Twin Traction Beam front end)
 

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CRUSHU F150 said:
The chassis were not as rugged, and the front end was typical Americans trying to think outside the square, and doing a worse job than if they had stuck to the old technology. (Twin Traction Beam front end)
I like the twin [I Beam]front end, try going into a corner hard with a truck with twin I beam -big improvement :hy:
It certainly worked for Ford with more than a 11% share of the light truck market over Chevvy in the first year of production
 

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TTB is 4x4 front end...
 

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i thought it was the rear end suspension that was the diff between f100 & f150??
a bit more beefed up for the f150.
 

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Back on Topic, I am only interested in the 77 1/2 - 1979 models. These are US and Canadian Trucks, not Aussie.

I have a 4x4 F150 Ranger, with a Factory Stepside. It was a pack with Decals down the sides, and I want to know more about it, and how it differs from US F100 4x4's.

My Rear suspension geometry is the same as F100, and the diff is the same (maybe upgraded leafs? It's impossible to tell, now it has 9" lift springs!)
 
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