The Ford F-150 has been America’s top-selling pickup truck for 38 years running.

And the first 18 of those years stretched between Ford F-Series trucks spanning Ford’s sixth, seventh, eighth, and ninth-generation pickups, which is the focus of our latest Ride Guide.

We already 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. We also showed you how to properly identify fourth-generation (1961-66) Ford trucks.

Now, learn how to identify Ford F-Series trucks from 1973 through 1996:

(Infographic by Lori Sams)
(Infographic by Lori Sams)
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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.