5th Jun 2005, 19:38

This is Eric from California, I have a 1973 ford f-250 4x4 that I've restored for a year, with the exception of the 10in. lift/460ci.swap/39in.tires, it is a eye catcher out here. NO SMOG NEEDED (California rules)

21st Jun 2005, 11:30


I'm 16 years old and just bought my First truck, a 1979 Ford F150 2wd, with a great Alabama Body, 351W (had a 302) and a C4 Auto. It's a awesome truck so far. I baby it because the U joints are bad, but when I do romp on it, you can tell its got alotta power. I agree, they are the biggest, baddest, best all around bad ass Ford trucks ever built.

18th May 2008, 22:06

I have a 1978 Ford F150 Ranger with a 460 in it and I love it. I paid $650 for it; it's that good! I didn't know the 450 is strong and starts right off.

19th Jun 2008, 15:03

Dude, that is one of the best Ford trucks if you ask me. I tell you what, if you have a real 400, NOT A 400m, then let me know and I'll buy the old one so you can get something.

20th Jul 2008, 11:45

Looking for a 4 or 6 inch lift for my 1978 F150 4x4. If anyone has parts that they aren't using. I would be interested.

Thanks. Darrinwatts53@yahoo.com.

31st Jul 2008, 03:39

Well young man...

My 1st stop would be lmctruck.com, for seals, body parts, etc.

2nd, if you are planning on lifting the truck, and it is a 2 wheel drive, get a hold of John at autofab.com.

3rd, JCWhitney.com, I bought a complete set of window door & body seals, and a carpet, and I was surprised at what well made products they were.

Hope this helps.

23rd Aug 2008, 23:47

Hey kid, restore that truck, don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

I was like you and I had a 79 F150 2 wheel drive. I was gonna restore that truck and never did because of people convincing me otherwise, so I built up a 86 Ford F250 Diesel which died. And that old 79 is still running around with a new owner because I was a dumb ass and sold it.

But I've had a 79 F150 Custom with a Cleveland and an automatic, a 78 F150 Ranger 4x4 with a 400 4spd, and I'm now buying a 78 F150 Ranger 2 wheel drive. Which has a 302 and an automatic. I'm going to make a little street truck out of it to mess with those Chevy boys, but just restore that gem you've got it may take longer than going and buying a new truck, but when you are done you will have something special.

1st Aug 2009, 17:34

Some feat owning a vehicle eight years from the future. Question, did you use a flux capacitor or did you use a Klingon Bird of Prey and slingshot around the sun to pickup the pickup of the future? I was hoping to get a 2015 Ford F-150 now and since you were able to get a future truck in the past your insight would be most enlightening.

26th Apr 2012, 10:00

Dude, I bought my first truck when I was 17. It has a 460 in it. It is a 1978 Ford F150 Ranger. It has 568 horse power. I have Glasspacks, headers and a super breather. My top speed is somewhere between 160 and 180.