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1978 Ford F150 Supercab 4x4

1978 Ford F-150 Ranger

Condition: Used
Make: Ford
Model: F-150
Type: Extended Cab Pickup
Trim: Ranger
Year: 1978
Mileage: 123000
Color: Orange
Engine: 400CI
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: 4WD
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Mesa, Arizona, United States
Extras
4-Wheel Drive
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Description for Ford F-150 1978

Complete restoration of a solid AZ truck. 2nd owner, 129,000 miles, approximately 1000 miles on restoration. Truck is very nice, not perfect. Everywhere I drive it people tell me how awesome it is. Truck is all original #s match, except for ¾ ton conversion. Dana 60 installed in rear, 8 lug rotors and larger calipers up front on original Dana 44. New 8 lug, 16" aluminum mods with 33" TA All Terrain Tires. 1st Repaint by Hollie Spack of Auto Body Specialists in Mesa using DeBeers orange paint and Dupont Cream ( original colors). Body has no rust and truck has never been wrecked. Nice sprayed in bedliner and bed is nearly free of dings.

Rancho 9000, 5 way adjustable shocks. Truck drives like a Cadillac. Steering is tight and the truck absorbs speed bumps like they don't exist.

Trannie and Transfer case were rebuilt by AJ transmission In Mesa. Jerry has built 10 transmissions for me and was one of the best. God rest his soul, miss you.

3.51 and 3.50 gears. Difs inspected and resealed with new fluid, no leaks.

Supercooler radiator with Radcap. Large radiator keeps this Bad Ass +.040 400 CID engine running cool.

+.040 400 rebuilt by Randy Troxell. Motor rebuild 15 years ago with premium components. Motor runs strong and sounds great.

  • Edelbrock aluminum intake

  • Edelbrock RV cam ( don't recall lift and duration)

  • Carter 4V carb

  • Jacobs coil and wires

  • Motorcraft OEM distributor

  • Hedman Headers with 2 ½" dual exhaust and glass packs, no converters. Sounds sweet.

  • Water pump, starter, alternator, timing chain, power steering pump were all replaced when motor was R+Rd.

  • New master cylinder and booster November 2018.

  • New brakes and hardware in rear.

  • Front calipers and brakes were new when ¾ ton conversion was done. 1000 miles or 15 years ago.

  • ALL u- joints replaced and driveshafts balanced by Mesa Driveshaft. Thanks to Debbie.

  • All motor and trannie and T case mounts replaced.

  • 1" add a leaf on front springs and new bushings by Spec-trac in Mesa.

  • 1" add a leaf rear

  • Alpine AM/FM cassette with door speaker and portable speaker box with dual 6x9 spreakers. Long speaker wires so box can be set on the tailgate for tailgateing.

  • New instrument gauge housing, blinker switch and dash pad. Also carpeted Dashmat.

  • Interior redone with captain chairs (not original seat). Jump seats reupholstered, new carpet, headliner, and door panels. Window tracks cleaned and regreased.

  • All glass good and free of cracks and chips.

  • Door and window gaskets redone.


  • Rear slider window.

  • All lights and turn signals finction as they should.

  • Front hubs are locking Warn hubs. Truck has not been off road since restoration began 20 years ago.

  • Ford Racing aluminum valve covers.

    Mobile full synthetic 10-30 oil is used and the 3 quarts left in the 5er will be included.

Pride of ownership is evident when looking at this restoration. No expense was spared, no shortcuts taken. All parts and components installed are of the best available quality. Reason I am selling; it is not practical to keep this truck. I have no storage so it sits outside. I have invested too much love into this truck to see it sit on the street. The truck is too nice to take hunting or get scratched up with desert pinstriping. I love this truck and have countless hours and lots of money invested in this machine. Truck runs excellent, drives great, looks great, and is super dependable. Everywhere I go people tell me how nice the truck is and about their Dad's, brothers, or uncles old Ford. I have found it most rewarding

. This vintage Supercab is good to go for another 40 years if properly cared for and maintained. Scott Schroeder 602-989-0488. Mesa Az. PS THX for your time. Delivery available.