1979 F250 3/4 ton 4x4 "Ranger" Trim & heavy duty "Trailering Special"  towing package.

1979 F250 4x4.  The 70's Ford 4x4's are all but gone.  I'm really struggling  to come up with anything.  This one is pretty straight exterior and features a 99.99% rustfree California body.   As you can see the paint is well baked by the California sun.  This truck has the "Ranger" trim package, and the heavy duty "Trailering Special"  package.  The Trailering Special package is primarily a heavy duty suspension and towing package.  It includes front and rear anti sway bars, extra fluid coolers, bigger brakes, etc.  This is a nice running and driving 4x4.  The 400 engine was rebuilt and C6 automatic shifts fine.   We also installed a new carburetor.  Other options include:  power steering, power disc brakes, dual fuel tanks, but no rear tank, factory cab lights, inside hood release, etc.  It also has a class III tow hitch.  These Fords came with good heavy duty suspension that consisted of a high pinion Dana 44 front axle, the bullet proof NP205 transfercase, and a  limited slip Dana 60 rear axle with 3.54 gears. 

This truck has a mild lift, and 315/75/16 tires to give it that desired Highboy stance.   The 78 and 79 trucks sat lower than the earlier 4x4's and need a little lift to look right.

The interior is complete and has a nice sounding Kenwood CD system.  The red trim around the gauges, and door panels was a factory option in 79.  At some point years ago, it had a spray in bed liner installed, but the California sun has all but baked most of it out.

This is a nice solid turn key driver with a proud stance.

Results for VIN#: F26SCDE3806
Model Year: 79
Series: F250 - 4x4 Pickup
Engine: S - 8 Cyl, 400ci, (6.6L) 2bbl
Assembly Plant: C - Ontario Canada
Transmission: K - C6 automatic
Front Axle: 9 -  ('78-79) 4500 lb w / P.S.
Rear Axle: C7 - 3:54 Limited Slip 5300# Dana 60
GVW: 8100#



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