F-100 New Parts Buyer’s Guide

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Direct-Fit All-Electric Cluster for ’73-’79 Ford Trucks

This 1973-’79 Ford truck direct-fit package from Classic Instruments is an all-electric cluster that features a speedometer and fuel, oil, temperature, and volt gauges in either black or white. It has green turn signal indicators, a blue high-beam indicator, and two red warning lights. The company’s hybrid LED lighting offers the feel of the original perimeter lighting and the visual benefits of back-lighting—even illumination and clear nighttime readability.

Classic Instruments

 Premium Replacement Bed Floor for ’73-’79 F-Series Shortbed Style Side

From Auto Metal Direct comes this reproduction bed floor assembly for the ’73-’79 Ford F-100, F-150, and F-250 Style Side/Fleet Side Shortbed models. It’s correct for the standard-width-frame trucks. Trucks with the narrower Highboy frame will require modification to bolt up properly. Stamped from high quality heavy-gauge steel, each bed floor assembly comes complete with cross sills, tail panel, and reinforcements already attached. It arrives EDP coated to help protect against rust and corrosion.

Auto Metal Direct

ATP ’67-’72 Custom Dakota Digital Gauge Cluster

This is the ATP custom ’67-’72 F-100 gauge cluster assembly built by Dakota Digital. In stock and ready to ship, these clusters will require you use the ’67/’72 F-100 metal gauge bezel or modify the later plastic bezel (as seen in pictures) because it obstructs some of the cluster design. The goal for this design was to provide a period-correct look with a much-improved aesthetic appeal. This first design run of clusters has a very vintage Mustang cluster design with the arched numbers.

Andrew’s Tuning & Performance

’65-’72 F-100 Bolt-on Front Air Suspension Kit

This kit will allow you to lay the frame (or the rockers after trimming the frame hump under the cab) of your ’65-’72 F-100 on the ground on a 8.5-inch-wide wheel with 5.5-inch backspacing and a 29-inch-tall tire. When body dropping, Soulless Innovations recommends boxing the factory section of the frame back in for strength as well as welding on its bolt-on rails (in addition to bolting). These kits use 1994-up S-10 ball joints and spindles to keep it budget friendly for brakes and maintenance.

Soulless Innovations

1967-1972 Ford Pickup Shortbed Kit Styleside


Next up is the 1967-1972 Ford Pickup Shortbed Kit Styleside by Golden Star Auto. If your old Bed Floor Complete is rusted or damaged, the company offers a Golden Star Classic Auto Parts-designed replacement.

Golden Star Auto

1967-’72 Longbed to Shortbed Frame Shortening Kit

With the growing popularity in the 1967-’72 Ford F-100 truck segment, especially for shortbed models, Classic Performance Products has introduced a longbed frame shortening kit designed with the DIY enthusiast in mind. This new kit takes all the guesswork out of cutting and shortening a longbed F-100 frame. What would normally take days by an expert fabricator can now be accomplished in an afternoon with just a drill, a saw, and basic hand tools. The kit comes with a simple template used for drilling and cutting the frame. A strong, laser-cut C-channel is also provided to reattach the shortened frame. Hardware is included to bolt together the frame sections, but welding is recommended to ensure long-term structural rigidity. The template even includes instructions on how to modify the rear of the frame for mounting a shortbed bumper. The kit comes with left and right steel templates, left and right C-channels, and all the hardware needed.

Classic Performance Products

Premium Electric Power Steering Kits for ’67-’77 Ford Highboy

Steerman Cycle introduces Premium Electric Power Steering Kits for 1967-1977 Ford Highboys and more. Custom kits can be built for almost any classic vehicle. Kit install time can vary depending on model and year. It normally takes up to two hours to complete. It will require basic tools and common mechanical/electrical knowledge. Each kit comes with step-by-step instructions and installation images. Kits work on manual and hydraulic assist models.

Steerman Cycle

F-100/F-Series HD Parallel 4-Bar Rear Suspension V2 w/out Pan Bar

The Outcast adjustable rear 4-bar suspension is one of the beefiest rear suspensions on the market. Originally designed for 1973-1979 Ford F-100/F-Series trucks, it also works with all older model year F-Series. This kit fits late ’90s and early 2000s Explorer 8.8 rear axle with 3.25-inch axle tube. Very heavy-duty 1/4-inch-thick steel-construction frame-mounting brackets (bolt-on) with multiple adjustment holes achieve various rearend geometry settings (squat/anti squat/instant center) for long and short wheelbase frames. It also includes six-piece (three pieces each side) full wraparound axle brackets (part weld on/part bolt on).

Outcast Autoworks

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