Diamond In The Ruff
OCT
31

I just purchased this F-150 this October from a retired elderly neighbor who cannot drive anymore. It has a 4.9 L straight six, EFI mated to an automatic transmission, A/C, dual fuel tanks, nothing fancy. I found out that a previous owner removed the transmission and replaced it with a 4 speed manual and later reinstalled the automatic. Go figure. It came from the factory with a black exterior and red interior but at some point it was painted white. Original mileage – 64,000

My goal is to restore it, remove the dents, surface rust, repaint, repair the exhaust and steering, new wheels and interior. I’m thinking of an orange color paint w/ flat black bumpers, grill and trim. It may take a while but who can pass up an F-150 with one of the best engines that Ford ever made.

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Mark YES! Now this is a truck. Not one of these chrome covered, low profile tired, buy it just to look cool trucks they have out there today. Seems the new F-150's are made for the guys that will never use them as a truck, never leave the roadway, never haul any sort of payload, and might pull their lawn tractor on a snowmobile trailer. Best of luck on your project, keep that gem of a truck if nothing else to show youngsters what a real truck used to be.
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