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1978 Ford F150 Short Box 4X4 Ranger and Explorer

Sale price: $12,000.00 make an offer

Car location: Newberg, Oregon, United States

Sale type: Fixed price listing

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1978 Ford F150 Short Box 4X4 Ranger and Explorer for sale

Current customer rating: current rating for this car(2.05) based on 28 votes
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About this vehicleThis 1978 Ford F150 Short Box 4X4 is an original. The owner has had it for 2 years. The vehicle runs great.Vehicle Details

2 owner 1978 Ford F-150 Custom 4x4 Shortbed Truck w/ 351, 4 speed. BOTH Ranger AND Explorer trim packages. Runs, looks, and drives great!

I found this truck in February 2020 at the home of the original owner who lives in the high desert of Central Washington. It had been parked since 2001. Elderly owner was hospitalized, and I didn't get title from her until 9-2021. By then I had purchased other project and decided to move her on to the next owner.

Good luck finding a cooler truck than this.  Everything about this truck is awesome. It had a perfect look with a nice patina matching its 100% original paint.  Original 351 starts right up, runs and drives great.  You will not be disappointed! Lots of recent work getting ready to sell. Comes with a clean Oregon title in my name. License plates good till 2023.

Exterior- Original paint still shines up nicely and has a great patina coming through.  There are some dents, scratches, and dings as to be expected for a truck that was used as it was intended too.  NO Rust at all on this truck other than pictured spot on drivers door, some on the pinch weld on the underside of the hood (last picture) and some that seems to be beginning on the bed floor. Cab floors and rockers are as solid as a rock. There was very light surface rust where the paint was baked off on the hood, roof and passenger door that I sanded and clearcoated to show character. New windshield.

This truck has had no previous body work that I can identify. All panels are original and untouched.

Interior-  Fresh interior restore featuring new dash pad, headliner and carpets.. The interior is really nice! Dash and gauges are nice, though the fuel gauge doesn't seem to be working and the speedometer needle bounces while driving.  The seat is literally as new!!!

Mechanical- Good mechanical condition. Runs and drives great. Truck sat from 2001-2020. I cleaned out the gas tank, replaced the brake master cylinder, booster and hoses, along with the mufflers. Tires are new

Has good compression, with one cylinder 8% lower than the average of the rest. (I'm trying to find my notes so I can list the exact compression readings). it does smoke out of the drivers side exhaust. I believe it may need valve stem seals to stop this.

Truck is being sold AS-IS so you are encouraged to view and drive it. You are also more than welcome to have a 3rd party look at it. I am willing to help coordinate shipping / transportation needs. Located near Portland Oregon. $500 non refundable deposit due within 24 hours and full payment due within 7 days.

Email me with any questions: [email protected]

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