351 V8, RUNS STRONG, 4SPD TRANS, A/C, PWR STEEER & BRAKE, GR8 LOOK, NICE COLORS!
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Technical data for 1978 Ford F-150 4x4
Here's your opportunity to turn plenty more heads than you would in a new 4x4 while paying far less. This 1978 Ford F-150 4x4 is a true muscle truck that will wow you with everything from the bright red paint, to the A/C interior, to the growling V8.
This is one bold 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, tough Dick Cepek wheels, big Pro Comp Xterrain tires, and large step rear bumper. But just like a loyal bulldog, this pickup is still approach-ably friendly. The factory-correct Bright Red paint shines particularly nice in the sunlight that's to the investment in a professional respray. The pinstripe highlighting the taper in the sheet metal is an artful touch. It also doesn't hurt that the body is free from dents, scratches, and gouges, which is a clear sign that the previous owner did not try to take this 4x4 pickup through the mud on a daily basis. But just because he was careful doesn't mean you have to resist hi jinks. This truck was built to take the workload with features like its spray-in bed liner and locking tool box.
The red continues inside, and now it's joined by black accents to be equal parts aggressive and sophisticated. A comfortable cloth bench seat, fresh door panels, and a clean dash make a great first impression. Plus, this one has great upgrades like an AM/FM/CD/XM stereo with Bluetooth, and there's even cold R134a air conditioning. So you can stay cool as you slide the rear glass and have the breeze can flow through the cab as you crank up the tunes. Now only does that sound like a fun day out, but with the sports steering wheel, upgraded column-mounted tach, and the stick shift, this pickup is going to be the classic you'll want to drive all the time.
What also makes this a terrific driver is what's under the hood. The 351 cubic-inch V8 is a Ford legend, and it's even believed that this could be original to the truck. We do know it was rebuilt around 3,000 miles ago. The V8 was enlarged to be a powerful 400ci stroker motor. Plus, it was fortified and enhanced with a new crank, mild cam, new lifters, Ford Racing valve covers, MSD blaster coil, upgraded intake, Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor, and headers that feed the wicked dual exhaust. Plus, you have complete control over this V8 and its thunderous soundtrack with the stout New Process 435 four-speed manual transmission. And the investment didn't stop with the just the motor. The front end was recently rebuilt, and includes new springs, shocks, ball joints, track bar, pitman arm, and bushings. In total, there was likely about $20k invested in this pickup lately to keep you confident on the trail. After all, the 4x4's two-speed transfer case is meant for serious off-road work. But no matter if you're on the street or trail, you'll enjoy features like the power steering and front disc brakes.
Starting to see the full picture? This is the 4x4 with all the right upgrades to be a great all-around driver as well as a useful 4x4 pickup. That's why you know it's a deal that will be going fast. Call now!