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!

ford trucks 1948-60
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Author: David Fuller

David Fuller is OnAllCylinders' managing editor. During his 20-year career in the auto industry, he has covered a variety of races, shows, and industry events and has authored articles for multiple magazines. He has also partnered with mainstream and trade publications on a wide range of editorial projects. In 2012, he helped establish OnAllCylinders, where he enjoys covering all facets of hot rodding and racing.