1979 Ford F150 XLT Ranger Trailer Special 4x4

Price: - Item location: Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: F-150
  • Type: Extended Cab Pickup
  • Year: 1979
  • Mileage: 87000
  • VIN: X14HKEA0000
  • Color: Blue
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: 4WD
  • Interior color: Blue
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Options: 4-Wheel Drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clean
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1979 Ford F-150

1979 Ford F150 XLT Ranger Trailer Special 4x4extended cab. This is a rare and unique truck. Most trailer Specials came out of the factory as F250's. This truck is a 1979 F150. Trailer Specials came with heavier duty suspension, (Springs and Shocks), pre wired for trailer electric hook ups, larger radiator, brake controller, reversible side mirrors that can be reversed and turned out to give the driver a wider view while towing a trailer, and duel battery's. There is only one battery in the truck now but the cables are still there to hook up another battery. This truck would be considered a heavy half ton. It came from the factory with front leaf springs instead of the standard coil springs found on F150's. The las four numbers of the VIN are all 0's indicting this truck was the first truck with the XLT Ranger Trailer Special package produced for calendar year 1979. See picture of VIN. The truck has a 351M motor with a Holley Four Barrel carburetor. I believe the Holley Four Barrel is stock though I can't be certain. It has a C6 automatic transmission which shifts very smooth. It has power steering, power brakes and cruise control. The cruise control does not work. The truck runs and drives very nice. The four wheel drive works as it should and it has limited slip rear ends in both the rear and front end. I also found the build sheet under the seat. The build sheet is old and brittle but you can make out most of the options that the truck came with. The truck is almost all original. The only things I can find that have been changed are 1, the smog pump has been removed. 2, someone modified the alternator bracket but it is still functional.3, the truck came with two fuel tanks but one has been disconnected. 4, an electric fuel pump has been added. I assume the electric fuel pump was added to eliminate vapor locking. The truck has some rust above the rear fender wells which someone cut out. There is a little rust developing behind the rear wheels but the rust spots are small and can be easily patched. The rest of the truck is pretty much rust free except for surface rust that you see in the pictures. All in all in good shape for a 1979. This truck was once a farm truck and there are a couple dings and small dents but nothing major. It came from the factory with air conditioning but the A/C compressor belt is not there so I'm not sure if it works. The front seat has rips in it which you can see in the pictures but the two jump seats in the back are in real good shape. No rips or tears. All of the seat belts are still in the truck. I purchased the truck a couple of months ago with the plan of driving it for a couple of years and then restoring it. But things changed due to too many other projects I have. This is a very cool and, as far as I can tell, rare truck. I personally have never seen a F150 Trailer Special until this one. The Truck is in Colorado Springs. Buyer is responsible for picking up the truck. Feel free to call or text with any questions. Steve -719-244-8075.