The time period between 1967 and 1972 was the height of the Detroit muscle car wars.
While those wars raged on, Chevy and Ford were also fighting a separate battle for truck supremacy. Both companies unveiled redesigns of their flagship trucks in 1967. We covered the second-generation (1967-72) Chevrolet C/K series truck here. Now, we’re providing a quick guide to identifying fifth-generation Ford F-series pickups, which were offered during that same period.
Ford spent most of the lifespan of its fifth-generation pickup tinkering with the grille. It’s those changes that make it easy to identify the specific model year of the truck. The graphic below explains it all — no additional words necessary!
My first pickup @ 18 was a 1970 f250 camper special with two drivers side auxilary tanks. 360 c6 posi 4:10 rear. With an aluminum camper shell. 59k miles, $1000 in 1979.