1978 Ford F-150 Ranger
Custom Show Truck
1978 Ford F150 Ranger -
Brand New Ford Racing 460ci V8 - 600 Miles on Motor - 500 Horsepower - 46k Miles On The Body - Fully Custom, Automatic Hood and Dump Bed - 40" Toyo Tires
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Take a close look at this big, amazing truck! Your own real life Tonka Truck without the bright yellow paint job! This yuuuge truck is ready for a new home, but first make sure that it will fit in your garage. You'll definitely want to be sure this truck is garage kept, just as our client did. Although this F-150's styling has been kept simple and sleek, there are quite a number of tasteful custom touches to appreciate.
At first glance this truck is simply a F-150 that has big tires, and has been lifted, but there is more than meets the eye. We appreciate the simple styling - no light bars, extra large bumpers, brush guards, flags, or graphics. Glossy Black paint covers the body, which is in beautiful condition. All trim shows really well, as well as lights, and body panels all line up as they should. Speaking of body panels, that's where this awesome truck gets interesting. The front end is one piece that cantilevers forward using pneumatic motors, revealing the chassis and engine. Again using pneumatic motors, the bed of the truck cantilevers back - much like a Tonka truck. Just one of the “show tricks” on this big rig. It's pretty easy for most folks to inspect the exterior since it's at eye level, no crawling around on your knees to inspect this one. If you're less than 6 feet tall, taking a good look at the interior without climbing into the truck or onto a ladder is more challenging. Since we've climbed up into the interior of this giant truck we can attest to the fact that the interior is tidy and left pretty close to how it left the factory. An aftermarket armrest, a few auxiliary gauges, and a couple switches are the only additions to the stock interior.
Under the hood is a 460ci V8 that has approximately 680 miles on it, with new fluids all done 200 miles ago - including the transmission, and both axles. The engine is fed by a Holley carburetor, and boasts a Comp Cam, and KB pistons. The 460 is estimated to produce in the neighborhood of 500 horsepower. Speaking of the axles, the front is a Dana 44, while the rear is a Dana 60. BBF Headers are visible in the wheel well, and the exhaust ends under the cab of the truck. Among the many parts that our client added to the truck under his ownership are: aluminum pulley kit, water pump, power steering pump, thermostat, radiator hose, master cylinder, wheel bearings, brake pads, oil pan, and a Proform distributor. The wheels on this custom Ford are Centerline Scout wheels in 20”x12” wrapped in Toyo 40” wheels. Our client was very meticulous with the truck, so any sort of small issue the truck may have had was addressed immediately. A heap of maintenance records substantiate this.
Get your measuring tape out and make sure that this big rig will fit in your garage! This is a unique truck that is the finished product of hours and hours of blood sweat and tears. A real truck that resembles the looks of a Tonka Truck is just plain awesome! This truck is sure to turn heads on the road, and once in the cab you'll have a blast driving it! Be sure to check out all the photos and video on our main website: Garage Kept Motors. Call if interested or e-mail with any questions. Thank you for looking.