Many many years ago when Henry Ford pioneered the production line method of mass producing his Ford cars and trucks, he had some great ideas that revolutionized the way cars were made. One of the things he designed into his Ford vehicles were running boards so people could easily step up into their Ford car or truck. Typically they were installed between the front and rear fender. They were even used for storage of certain items.
Shown above is a 1940 Ford Pick Up flat head.
As the decades rolled by, vehicle designs evolved and cars were made to sit lower and lower to the ground. This eliminated the need for running boards for cars. However, they continued to be used for trucks and commercial vehicles as these types of vehicles were higher off the ground and harder to get up in to. Today running boards are still installed on Ford trucks and suv’s and no longer installed in cars.
Shown above is the ever popular Ford F-150 complete with aftermarket Ford running boards installed. These particular ones are extruded aluminum and powder coated black. They are designed specifically for the 2015, 2016, 2017 Ford F-150 pick up truck. These particular running boards are also available in brushed aluminum for a very attractive look.