Want to know what model year you’re looking at?

That’s what Ride Guides are for—to help you learn to how to be an automotive year/make/model encyclopedia.

We gave you the map for learning how to identify the first three generations of Ford F-series trucks in our Quick Guide to Identifying 1948-60 Ford Pickups.

Now, we’re going to show you how to properly identify the fourth-generation (1961-66) Ford trucks.

As always, no one is going to test you on any of this. We just think it’s an awesome thing to know.

Author: Matt Griswold

After a 10-year newspaper journalism career, Matt Griswold spent another decade writing about the automotive aftermarket and motorsports. He was part of the original OnAllCylinders editorial team when it launched in 2012.