1978 Ford F-150 Ranger 4X4 Pickup Truck 351 M 3 Speed Automatic Classic Vintage

Price: US $32,995.00 Item location: Local pick-up only
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: F-150
  • SubModel: Ranger 4X4
  • Type: Pickup Truck
  • Trim: Ranger 4X4
  • Year: 1978
  • Mileage: 83627
  • VIN: F14HNCH0579
  • Color: Blue
  • Engine size: 351 M
  • Power options: --
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Interior color: Black
  • Options: --
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1978 Ford F-150 Ranger 4X4

These trucks are getting more and more popular and it's getting harder and harder to find a nice one. They have always been good looking, hard-working trucks, and this generation F-series helped make Ford become the best-selling truck in America, a title it has held ever since then. Here is your chance to buy one of these classics that has been nicely refreshed. It looks good enough to head out with on a Saturday night again, but it's still Ford... tough, so you can get the job done with it too. Check it out. It's obvious from the way the body panels line up so nicely on this truck that it has not had a hard knocks life. It also helps that Ford started using galvanized steel and zinc primers in order to prevent them from rusting. This one has been recoated in a nice shade of blue that shines nicely. Up front the truck leads with Ford in script on the leading edge of the hood with a big rectangular chrome grill underneath it flanked by rectangular headlights. A sharp looking chrome bumper underlines it all and the chrome continues down the side with edging around the wheel wells and a polished strip lengthwise down the side. The back looks especially sharp with chrome forming a rectangle around the tailgate and with a couple chrome exhaust tips peeking out from underneath a back bumper that looks brand new. Open the door and you will find an interior that is in excellent condition. The door panel has an upper panel done in silver-gray in a rectangular pattern and a lower panel with a long armrest done in black. The seat has been recovered nicely so looks excellent, and the carpet looks fresh because it has been replaced too. A two spoke steering wheel sits in front of a neat and clean dash that has the speedometer in the middle with the oil pressure, fuel, water temp, and voltage gauges off to the sides. The ventilation control, including those for the air conditioning system sit just above the Ford AM/FM radio. A nice headliner is also in good shape which not only looks good but goes a long way toward reducing cabin noise. The glove box has a nice burled wood look and the shifter for the 4-wheel drive system rises up out of the floor. Pop the hood and you will find a tried and true 351M motor nestled down in a very stock engine bay. There are signs of good regular maintenance with newer belts and hoses as well as new ignition components and a new air conditioning compressor. An aluminum topped air filter flows through a stock carburetor and intake manifold and out through stock exhaust manifolds to Flowmaster mufflers. Underneath the truck you will find a solid axle on leaf springs holding the back end up while the front axle is supported by coil springs and trailing arms along with new shocks all around help keep things under control. Power flows out through a three speed automatic transmission and the transfer case to get those 32 inch Wild Country tires mounted on new Chrome rims turning. This truck can be taken out on a Saturday night or put to work on Saturday moring. If you make it your truck, then you will be the one making that call.