I first saw this truck sitting along the road on the way home from work. Sitting along the highway with a sign "For Sale $600" and it had to be mine.
I sold my 1982 F-350 4x4, 400cu, 4bbl and a shot transmission for the cash to purchase the 1976 Forest Green F150 Custom, 4x2, 302cu, automatic.
(My F350 had been flipped, restored, had a tree fall on it, not really restored, 2 400cu engines, clutch, power steering pump, and that was pretty much it. Not too shabby for over 300,000 miles. Best tires ever ran on it were Kelly Safari RVR, got nearly 80K on them. Factory Firestone All Seasons were bad.)
Other than the abundance of water related problems I've had, thermostat, water pump, heater core, probably head gasket (haven't got around to changing it), the truck is a solid runner with very little rust for a 1976 in Pennsylvania.
I just love running this truck. The Bench seat has plenty of room for 3 adults, there is abundant headroom, the cracked and broken vinyl on the dash just pulls at my heartstrings. It's everything that a pickup should be.
Durable, solid, needing constant tinkering, and always ready when you need it.