1978 F150 4x4 "Explorer and Ranger" Trim

Hard to find and desirable 1978 F150 4x4 with both the Explorer suspension package and Ranger trim package.  The Explorer package is primarily a heavy duty suspension package.  It adds  heavier springs resulting in a higher 6500# GVW rating, extra fluid coolers, a graphics package.  The Ranger package adds styling and fancier trim.  This 4x4 still features it's original paint and graphics on a straight 100% rustfree western body.    It is a great running and driving 4x4.  It has a 351 engine, with a recent valve job, and a 4 speed with a nice feeling clutch.   Other options include power steering, power disc brakes, limited slip 3.50 rear axle, dual fuel tanks, locking hood release, etc.  It has a Dana 44 front axle, the bullet proof NP205 transfer case.  Overall this is a very nice survivor.  The front seat is cracked from heat and age, but the foam is nice and it sits nice and firm.  I have personally used this truck.  I love how it drives and I would drive it anyplace.

Also, The odometer only reads 68,080.  My dad taught me years ago that one can tell if the odometer has rolled over by how straight the digits are.  The original miles read nice and straight, but once it rolls over they have some misalignment.   I can't prove it but the previous owner said they were original.  It also still has the original exhaust on it to further support that the miles might be original.  I included a picture of the muffler with FORD stamped into it.  Either way this is a nice one of a kind survivor type 4x4.  They are getting harder to find all the time.

Results for VIN#: F14HRBC4265
Model Year: 78
Series: F150 - 4x4 Pickup
Engine: 8 Cyl, 351ci, (5.8L) 2bbl
Assembly Plant:
San Jose
Transmission: 4 speed manual
Front Axle: ('78-79) P.S.
Rear Axle: 3.50 Limited Slip, 3750lb Ford

GVW: 6500#

Sold $7950.00


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