This 1978 Ford F-150 Custom proves you can get all the workhorse
features you want in a 4x4 pickup, and still not have to give up
the cool custom vintage appearance. After all, the powerful 460 V8,
control of a four-speed, and this truck's go-anywhere prowess is
also packaged with the shining paint that caught your eye.
This is one mean green machine, and everyone knows it the moment it
arrives on the scene. The F-150's big, square shouldered design is
only enhanced by features like the raised suspension, bright Mikey
Thompson wheels, big off-road tires, and diamond plate rear bumper.
But just like a loyal bulldog, this pickup is still approachably
friendly. The paint has a similar tone to Ford's correct Dark Jade
Green, but they never could produce this much luster at the
factory. So it shines particularly well in the sunshine, and
there's plenty of brightwork to accompany it on the bumpers,
grille, and side mirrors. The full-length white stripe is
distinctively handsome and it showcases how the body is clean and
straight. But just because it looks great doesn't mean it's not
ready for to be useful. This truck was built to take on your
workload with features like its spray in bedliner.
Inside are the right investment for a comfy and confident pickup.
It starts with the bench seat that's now covered in a nice velour.
The door panels are also a more recent and correct replacement.
Some of the pieces remain pleasantly stock. After all, the dual
spoke steering wheel not only gives you a good view of the gauges,
but also it has that hint of a worn-in feeling that reminds you of
the workmen who have come before you. And everything from the
heat/defrost sliders to the floor shifter all have a crisp
Powering this pickup is Ford's big 460 cubic-inch V8. The motor
fires up readily, and you'll even spot nice supporting components,
like a newer radiator. It inhales deeper with a Holley Brawler
four-barrel carburetor, and it exhale with a powerful tune with the
glasspack style dual exhaust. The four-speed manual transmission is
great for control in all conditions. So it'll be hard to resist
taking this one off pavement considering it's a 4x4 with a
two-speed transfer case, enhanced ground clearance, and deep ridges
in the Comforser CF300 tires. And for the days you just want to go
to the hardware store, the power steering and power brakes with
discs up front mean this truck can run around town with ease.
This is a powerful 4x4 with a terrific look. That makes it a total
package pickup that's going to be running out of here fast. Call