Its hard to beat a '78 F150. It is a great looking truck that can
get the job done, and everyone seems to want one these days. This
one has been freshened up outside and inside with a brand new set
of sneakers where the rubber meets the road,... or dirt. Check it
Ford did a great job on this generation of their trucks. So much so that the F150 became the best- selling trucks during this time and hasn't looked back since then. The styling is clean and the look is rock solid. This one has been treated to a recoat of its original Raven Black paint using a basecoat/clearcoat system, and it looks fantastic. The panels all match up real nicely and the light reflects off them in long straight lines. Of-course black looks great dressed up with chrome so new front and rear bumpers were mounted that shine bright and look great. Ford appears in script on the front of the hood and an eggcrate grill is surrounded by nicely polished trim. The wheel wells are trimmed out in chrome too and polished side molding runs front to rear with a black accent strip in the center. The bed is rhino lined and the truck sits up on black and polished wheels that complete the look nicely.
Open the door and you will find a Red and Black interior that has been completely refreshed. The door panel sets the tone with the black upper section looking good embossed with a square pattern underpinned by a red pleated lower panel. The rest of the interior really pops with the comfortable bench seat recovered in pleated red vinyl and fresh red carpeting looking almost too good to put your feet on. A nice set of floor mats might be a good idea in order to keep them looking new. Look up and you will notice the custom headliner that looks good and helps keep the cab quiet along with the trick windshield visors finished out in black and red. A two spoke steering wheel has the shifter for the automatic transmission on the column while the transfer case lever rises out of the floor. The dash is stock and nicely trimmed out in wood grain with and FM/Cassette deck for your listening pleasure.
Pop the hood and you will find a 351M motor nestled down in the engine bay. This motor was introduced on these trucks as a replacement for the old FE motors, and is one of the things that propelled this truck to king of the hill status. The black air filter housing sits on top of a Holley 4-barrel carburetor and an aluminum intake manifold. All the engine iron is looking good painted in Ford blue and a Mallory ignition system handles the spark. There are signs of good regular maintenance and a new battery to insure easy starting this winter. Power flows back through a 3-speed automatic transmission, through the 4WD transfer case, and out to solid axles front and rear that are limited slip with 3.50 gears. Fresh shocks all around as well as a new steering damper help this truck drive nice and front disc brakes provide good stopping power. Its new sneakers are pretty aggressive Maxxis Mudder tires that are 305/70R16 all around mounted on those great looking Ion aluminum wheels.
Great looking in black and chrome with a stunning red interior and a set of tires that will get the job done or get you where you want to go no matter what the terrain or conditions are. Come on down and check out this really nice F150.
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