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Watch 2020 Ford F-150 Production At The Ford Kansas City Assembly Plant: Video

2021 Ford F-150 production began at the Ford Dearborn Truck Plant and Ford Kansas City Assembly Plant later last year, and trucks are flowing into dealerships now. Ford was already building a number of 2021 F-150 models while it was testing pre-production pickups, and thousands of them were stored around both Detroit and Kansas City awaiting final quality checks recently. Now, TestDriven has provided us with a sneak peek into 2020 Ford F-150 production at the Kansas City plant.

This cool inside look at Ford F-150 production is something that not everyone gets to see in person, even though tours are available in Dearborn, save for a pause during the COVID-19 pandemic. Regardless, it’s always a mesmerizing process to witness.

Here, we see bare aluminum F-150 bodies brought into the assembly line, where they are pieced together by a combination of humans and robots working in tandem.

Once the bodies are assembled, they sit and wait for a shiny new frame to be mated to them. This video also shows that process, as frames already fitted with front and rear axles and exhaust systems roll down the line. Wheels and tires arrive already mated together so that workers can install them, and the process continues until they reach the point where drivetrains are installed.

Piece by piece, the new F-150s come together after they’re painted, receiving glass and trim before being place on top of those rolling chassis. Soon, the process is complete, and the new pickups roll off the line and head out to their new owners. Even though this video shows 2020 models in production and not 2021s, it’s interesting nonetheless, and obviously, the process for both will be very similar, if not identical.

We’ll have more on the F-150 very soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford F-Series news, Ford F-150 news, and continuous Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Steve Williams

    Excellent! I wonder if my ole 2012 150 LTD had all those robots working on it when it came
    Through? Looks like good workers too.

  2. Harvey Smith

    I have three fords 2017 explorer, 2014 platinum, 1997 Crown Vic with only 16,234 miles on it!!! I also delivered new Ford vehicles Ford Ted Russell ford in Knoxville Tennessee.

  3. Bruce S.

    Have to hand it to the workers, that looks like dangerous work swinging large equipment like that around… windshields and all.

  4. Robert Gearon

    Thanks for thinking about kansas city mo and the public for temporarily closing the factory durring this 2021 February cold spell
    Id rather see my neighbors working but in the current weather we are having freeing up nessary utilities was probly a better bet at this time. We’ve had a rough 12 months
    With covid19 I hope things get back on track
    We need it. On a side note the 2020 ranger it would be nice to see a budget work truck model under 20k 5 speed transmission 4 cylinder motor no power options nothing fancy. Ecpt ac.

  5. Bill

    Can ones truck built at the Kansas City plant be factory delivered?


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