Monday, November 23, 2015

Recent Resto: 1978 Ford F-150 Ranger

A wise man once told me to never buy a car that has recently been painted (new or used) -- but what's wrong with taking advantage of the previous guy's time, money, or painting skills?  The answer, of course, is nothing, but be sure to check and double check the quality of the paint job, lest you get stuck with a Earl Scheib spray 'n' pray that looks like a 10 year old Nissan after 6 months.  Find this 1978 Ford F-150 Ranger here on eBay bidding for $4,050 reserve-not-met with 8 days to go, located in Nampa, ID.

The sixth generation of  Ford's legendary F-series pickup was produced from 1973 through 1979 on an upgraded version of the chassis that was first released way back in 1965.  It was during this generation of 'Merican trucks that the F-series took the prize as the best-selling truck in America, a title it has maintained ever since.

Under the hood is a  recently rebuilt 6.6 liter...(whoa, what's with them liters son, this is ain't comminis Chiner, this is ' we use cubac inchis.  If Jesus wanted us to use that thar metric system, he woulda had 10 disciples) 400 cubic inch V8 mated to a C6 automatic transmission.  The interior looks nice and has also been recently restored -- but, as they say down south: caveat emperor penguin.  

See another restored classic for less?


  1. Uh huh. The old bait and switch routine, eh?

    1. Amazing how much a 1978 Ranger looks like a 2011 F150 4x4.

    2. Thanks guys, I fixed the link.

    3. I usually send corrections to tips however our Director of IT Infrastructure (my boss) in his infinite wisdom has decided to prohibit us from using personal GMail @ work.

  2. So how does it compare to the newer Down Under model or made in Thailand and Ford is really bringing it to US market ? lol

  3. Wheels are ugly but that's a fine looking truck.


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