When a classic 1978 Ford F-100 is a lifted 4x4, you're already
going to take notice. But when this is also a gives you a bed
liner, V8 power, new off-road tires, and more, you soon realize
that this is a lot of truck for the money.
We love the 1978 pickup because it introduced the bolder F-series
front end that only lasted two years. So the beefy, blocky face
looks particularly right on a lifted 4x4. This was born a silver
truck, and it was given a respray later in life to keep the
metallic element looking good in the sunshine. But don't worry,
it's nothing too fancy that will make you nervous to use this
pickup to the fullest. There's some nice added shine from the
chrome bumpers and new ProComp 15-inch wheels. But the feature we
bet you'll really like the most is the full liner paint in the bed.
It means getting work done in this classic without showing the
The interior has quite an attractive layout. There's a nice red
bench seat and coordinating lower dash for a good splash of vibrant
color. But higher traffic areas, like the door panels, dash pad,
and carpeting remain a black that shows less dirt. You've got the
right essentials in this stock-style setup, including a good heater
and factory gauge package. But they did also add the right
upgrades. The steering wheel is an updated wood-rimmed unit with a
nice grip. Plus, the radio is now an AM/FM/CD unit with Bluetooth
and a USB input to charge your cell phone. So you really get to
update your driving music.
Powering this pickup is Ford's 351 cubic-inch V8. This hardy motor
also has some nice added flair with polished valve covers and a
matching air grabber. The V8 fires up readily, gives a nice tune to
the dual exhaust, and the four-speed manual transmission gives you
full control over the motor. The two-speed 4x4 transfer case
combines with the raised suspension, updated springs/shocks, and
new Cooper Evolution M/T tires for true off-road ability. Plus,
there's power steering and power brakes with front discs to make
you on-road adventures easy, too.
This is the classic truck that still gets the job done, and it
looks good doing it. So if you love the right combination of
distinction and ability, call today!