1980 Ford F150 Custom 5.0 Gas from North America
Good truck, reliable if transmissions didn't go out so quick
Engine went out at 300,000 miles.
Replaced brakes twice.
Transmission went out twice before and this third time I just didn't fix it.
Just has slight transmission problems after replacing the first one.
Like the bench seat, it is comfortable.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd March, 2007
I have a 1980 Ford F150 Custom short bed. My father pulled it out of a junk yard and rebuilt it from the ground up. All new brake lines, e brake and put in a rebuilt junk yard 300 cubic inch straight 6. Of course without emissions pump because you can't find them anymore.
The tranny is the original 4 speed, and the transfer case is original. It has the bed of an 88 and the driver side door of a 94. A lego truck for the most part.
When they passed the emissions law in PA about 6 years ago, he parked it in our field. No special treatment, just rolled up the windows and left it.
Over the bad winters and weather, it took its toll on the bed. But about 6 months ago I decided to move it. So I took a battery and put in it, turned the key and it was running. It has little odds and ends wrong with it, but no drive train problems. Even though we pulled a 10 ton crawler with it. Some Fords just are better than others I guess.