Captivating and capable, this 1978 Ford F-150 4x4 has a slick
two-tone look, fresh interior components, proper off-road prowess,
and both a protected bed and a trailer hitch to get the job done.
So on a truck like this, you also know there has to be a big V8
under the hood, too.
This 4x4 machine is a perfect blend of terrific looks and true
utility. The blue and silver two-tone grab your eye. They are the
product of a more modern respray, and so you get a quality gloss
that looks good in the sunshine. And this shine goes great with the
extra brightwork of the full trim package. It also provides a
distinct dividing line for the two colors along the body while also
drawing extra attention to the good sheet metal. It all looks quite
nice, but this one also wants to make sure you can confidently use
it for rear truck duty, too. A proper trailer hitch, trailering
mirrors, a chrome rear step bumper, and liner paint in the bed are
all useful truck features. And there are even some nice extras,
like the working spotlight on the driver's side.
The interior was done with added comfort in mind. You have a
freshly covered bench seat and an AM/FM/XM/CD stereo with USB
input. There are even provisions for R134a air conditioning (it
will need servicing to blow cold again.) But it also never wants to
lose that useful truck attitude. That's why you have good stock
features like the rugged rubber flooring. And the upgrades like the
auxiliary gauges trio and large Ford racing tach supplement the
factory readouts to give you a full picture of what's going on
under the hood.
Under the hood is a good-looking presentation of Ford's mighty big
block. Not only do you have a 460 cubic-inch V8, but it was also
upgraded for power with a Holley four-barrel carburetor and headers
feeding the rumbling dual exhaust. This mighty V8 fires up eagerly
and produces nice power. That's a good thing because this 4x4 is
ready for action. It has a lifted stance and big BF Goodrich
All-Terrain T/As on the cool Pacer wheels. The three-speed
transmission is good for both stout use and easy automatic
cruising. And the power steering and power brakes w/discs up front
make this F-150 easier to enjoy on the road, too.
Complete with owner's manual, this truck has been given the right
investments for added style and added ability. So you're going to
love it for both its stance and substance. Don't miss this 4x4.
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