This 1979 Ford F-150 Ranger is a bright red big boy 4x4 with plenty
of utility, a comfy interior, and plenty of power from the big V8
under the hood.
This F-150 announces its presence with its bold square shouldered
design and a raised 4x4 suspension. It wears a shade of
factory-correct Maroon Metallic has a glossy and attractive look.
So it will get you respect at stoplights, but they made sure it
wasn't so perfect that you'd shy away from using this 4x4. That's
exactly how to view this pickup: beauty mixed with brawn. These
Rangers have the attractive full-length trim that shows off the
straightness of the body. Plus, the new lower molding trim and rear
step bumper are also nice reminders of a stylish attitude within
the substance. The bed looks great with a diamond plate floor, and
there's even a newly sprayed liner paint. And the addition of the
15-inch Vision wheels with meaty tires really ties brightwork and
utility packages together.
Open the door to an interior with the right updates and upgrades.
The black and red bench seat with white piping has a cool classic
truck look, and the headliner is done to match. Fresh carpeting,
clean door panels, and a dash cap all add to this well-done and
inviting atmosphere. There are some nice updates for function, like
the column mounted tach. This was also made to be a comfortable
truck. It looks to have been a factory A/C machine (will need
servicing and components to restore) and the upgraded AM/FM stereo
with USB and Bluetooth really upgrades the driving music.
Ford's 400 cubic-inch V8 is already the kind of size you want to
get the job done, and that's just the beginning for this one. It
has been upgraded with an Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor,
aluminum intake, and long tube headers that feeds the dual exhaust
with Flowmasters. It fires up with a throaty rumble that tells you
it's a nice power package. The extra muscle goes well with the
two-speed 4x4 transfer case, extra ground clearance, and deep tread
on the Cooper Discoverer STT Pro tires to really deliver a
go-anywhere attitude. And the full package is good for all-around
driving with the C6 three-speed automatic transmission, power
steering, and power brakes with front discs.
Powerful, attractive, vintage, and comfortable - it's amazing you
can get all of this in a 4x4 package for such an attractive price.