Although it's also all the rage these days, looking back, fuel economy was the primary focus for Ford trucks during the 1980s -- a fact substantiated by styling changes, revised powertrains, and the development of smaller truck offerings.

Greeting the new decade was a restyled Ford F-Series pickup with a more aerodynamic front end. Cabs were a bit bigger, too, and four-wheel-drive versions got independent front suspension in the form of Ford's Twin Traction Beam setup.

Want to see how these innovations impacted the look of the trucks? Continue to the next page to have a look at some of Ford's trucks from 1980.

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