1964 Ford F-100 V-8 Custom /Photos, Specifications, Styling Details

Featured here is a beautiful 1964 Ford F-100 V-8 Custom One-Half Ton Pickup. For 1964 Ford offered the F-100, F-250 and F-350.

Ford Enters the Truck Business

In July 1917 Ford Motor Company introduced a one-ton chassis for commercial trucks, marking what many historians feel was its official entry into the dedicated truck business. Ford’s first trucks were named TT which meant that the truck was based on Ford’s Model T automobile. Ford’s Model TT included the chassis and engine only. Ford would begin putting on factory bodies in 1923.


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1964 Ford F 100

Ford’s F Series Trucks

Ford introduced a new team of F-Series pickup trucks in 1961. These were longer and lower than its predecessors with larger dimensions with a new engine and gearbox choices.  Ford’s F Series trucks were first  introduced in 1948 and continue to be produced. The first Ford F Series truck were named the F-1’s. Ford’s new F Series were based on truck chassis rather than automobile chassis which was the norm prior to World War Two.

One of the most dramatic changes to the series in 1961 was the Styleside, which featured a new integrated cab and box. This particular feature would end up being discontinued after a few years.

Presently, the Ford F Series trucks are in their fourteenth generation. The 1964 F-100 represents the fourth generation which ran from 1961 to 1966. 

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Fourth Generation F Series Styling

The two styles offered in 1964 was the Styleside and Flareside (Stepside) models.

The fourth generation of Ford’s F Series trucks brought many changes. This was the generation where Ford introduced what some called the integrated cab and body. Taking a cue from their popular Ranchero, Ford welded the cab to the body before placing it on the chassis thus eliminating the usual gap between cab and cargo area.

This major change introduced in 1961 however was relatively short lived as by the 1964 F Series pickups the body was changed back to the traditional separate cab and cargo area.

The 1964 F 100 Styleside offered a full width hood which helped in servicing the engine compartment..

Another change beginning in 1961 was the reverting back to two headlights instead of the third generation’s four headlights. Cargo beds were 6.5 feet in length with F-100’s with 114,0 inch wheelbases and 8 foot beds with 128.0 inch wheelbases.

Many Options with the 1964 Ford F-100

Aside from three different engine options offered on the 1964 Ford F-100, other options included air conditioning, a heavy duty package that included heavy duty springs and clutch, an automatic transmission, two speed windshield wipers, radio, two tone exterior paint and more.

1964 Ford F-100 Specifications

Engines for the 1964 Ford F-100 was a 223 cubic inch inline six as standard. Optional was a 262 inline six and a  292 cubic inch V-8.

Transmissions are a three speed manual and as an option a three speed Cruise-O-Matic automatic.

Brakes are four wheel hydraulic drums.

1964 F 100 dimensions included a 114.0 inch wheelbase and models with 128.0 inch wheelbases.

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Reference material for this article includes..Ford F-Series : America’s Pickup Truck by William Scheller…Ford Tough : 100 Years of Ford Trucks by Patrick R. Foster…Custom Classic Trucks : Magazine August 2014.

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The 1964 Ford F-100 Collector Vehicle

At the current time light pickup trucks have increased in collector popularity. Light trucks from the decades of the 1950’s and 1960’s appear to be the high point of collector interest.

The are a relatively limited amount of clean one owner classic trucks is not infinite and finally restored examples are even more rare. The amount of these also decrease each year.

Current auction and sale prices for a 1964 Ford F-100 in excellent restored condition might fall in a range from about $30,000 to $50,000. Originality, age and degree of restoration, and mileage are determining factors.

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