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#2429911 - 11/09/11 12:57 PM 1979 F150 4x4 Truck $5500
Mud Offline


Registered: 10/06/04
Posts: 672
Loc: Texas
Selling my project truck, everything documented, already disassembled, nothing hidden from your inspection. Selling due to health and relocation.
Go to www.picturetrail.com and type in member name "Yellowmudtruck" to look at complete set of pictures in the two F-150 albums.

1979 F-150, shortbed, 6" lift, 400/C6/NP205 factory air. Never wrecked, body and frame numbers match, original axles. Clear title.
Everything down to the a/c worked when I took the truck apart.
400ci engine, rebuilt when I bought the truck. I took it down to a shortblock to change out all the gaskets and planned to change out the cam and valve springs/rockers, engine had no mechanical issues at all, ran great, no oil usage or burning. It has a Milodon 7qt pan and correct oil pump/pickup.
C6, I rebuilt it a few years ago. I was planning to go thru it again even though it works fine, have a complete rebuild kit for it.
NP205 transfer case, works fine, I have new seals for it.
Frame is painted and done, new fuel tank, front end is installed, geometry is correct for 6" lift.
Front D44 completely re-done.
Rear axle is roller Ford 9, I was planning to install newer axle with disc brakes, any make as long as ratio is 3.50 or 3.55 to match front axle.
There is small patch of rust on the doors, also above the passenger side bed wheelwell but other than that, solid. Underside looks great. I had bought some replacement partial body panels but the rust is not enough that I needed to use them. Included though.
Rear left post of bed has a broken weld where it meets the body, previous owner screwed up the welding, minor repair needed.
I've got some of the body parts stripped (blasted) and in PPG primer. Used Black Diamond extra fine media and I did not hammer down on the sheet metal to clean it up.
Have a bunch of new parts bought and sitting on shelves, also some original parts painted and stored. In most cases these are new parts but I've also got some ebay parts for spares, such as gauge console, ac ducts, ac control panel, etc. I have receipts and listing of all maintenance and parts since I have owned it, including listing of all new parts bought for the rebuild.
Original dash pad was black and cracked, I have a brown pad in excellent shape that was going to be dyed to match interior upholstery.
Was planning to re-wire it, the wiring is original and I would not re-use it.
Nothing was torn up to remove, everything bagged and tagged, including nuts and bolts.
Cab is on a home-made roller, adjustable vertically. Not pretty but it works, included with the truck.
Cab has a 1" hole in the roof where previous owner had an antenna installed (go figure) that needs a metal patch/filler.
Glass is all intact but I was going to replace the rear slider window. Side glass has old window tint, I was going to replace it with new glass and new brackets that attach to glass and window regulators.
Bed is on pipe stands with casters, they are included with the truck.
Any assorted paint, filler, etc that I was using or bought to use is included.
Frame and other black parts were stripped and painted with Rust Bullet, topcoated with RB Blackshell. Blue parts were stripped, painted with Rust Bullet, topcoated with Eastwood ceramic engine paint, dark Ford blue.

This is what it looked like all together a few years ago, plus some current pics. I wanted to be clear that this is not a rebuild of a ragged out beaten down truck.



Rims got some surface rust and I added a light bar to the front and some Carr steps but other than that, nothing changed. Current tires are worn out due to poor front end geometry of lift which has been corrected. Paint was cheap enamel job from previous owner, looked ok at a distance. I also have one of those chrome bed-mount light bars, rusty, but could be painted black. I never liked them and will include. I also have a set of used truck tires for 16" rims (need to look at exact size but close to the ones in the pic) that go with the truck, 50% tread left.

Frame now:


It's a good truck and would be a nice build for someone, you already have a good start.
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79 F150 4x4 Sold
57 Chevy 2drHdtop 454/400/F9
11 Mercedes E350 4Matic
11 Silverado 5.3/6spd
73 VW Bug in progress
97CVPI/02CV/03CVSport sold

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#2429915 - 11/09/11 12:58 PM Re: 1979 F150 4x4 Truck $5500 [Re: Mud]
addyguy Offline


Registered: 09/08/05
Posts: 13448
Loc: Canada
If anyone wants themselves a copy of 'Old Yellar', panthermike's truck, here it is!
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#2430055 - 11/09/11 03:12 PM Re: 1979 F150 4x4 Truck $5500 [Re: Mud]
JHZR2 Offline



Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 33950
Loc: New Jersey
nice looking truck!

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#2430154 - 11/09/11 04:59 PM Re: 1979 F150 4x4 Truck $5500 [Re: Mud]
NHGUY Offline


Registered: 10/09/11
Posts: 3437
Loc: USA
That generation of F-series,frankly the toughest/best looking/most enduring trucks ever made.

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#2430555 - 11/10/11 07:15 AM Re: 1979 F150 4x4 Truck $5500 [Re: Mud]
Mud Offline


Registered: 10/06/04
Posts: 672
Loc: Texas
Thanks Gents, I've owned several newer year trucks and I have to say this one has been my favorite. Solid-built, and just seemed to have a lot of character!
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79 F150 4x4 Sold
57 Chevy 2drHdtop 454/400/F9
11 Mercedes E350 4Matic
11 Silverado 5.3/6spd
73 VW Bug in progress
97CVPI/02CV/03CVSport sold

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#2692574 - 07/23/12 09:28 AM Re: 1979 F150 4x4 Truck $5500 [Re: Mud]
Mud Offline


Registered: 10/06/04
Posts: 672
Loc: Texas
Bump. I had tucked this away but I really don't think that I'm going to get back to it for quite a while. Same description except that the cab/bed have been put back onto frame with temp attachments. Re-posting if anyone has interest in a good project truck, price negotiable within reason smile thanks.
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79 F150 4x4 Sold
57 Chevy 2drHdtop 454/400/F9
11 Mercedes E350 4Matic
11 Silverado 5.3/6spd
73 VW Bug in progress
97CVPI/02CV/03CVSport sold

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#2693132 - 07/23/12 06:07 PM Re: 1979 F150 4x4 Truck $5500 [Re: Mud]
panthermike Offline


Registered: 04/01/08
Posts: 3179
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
Hey don't mean to intrude on your thread, but does remind me of my truck!



Beautiful truck Mud, hope you can sell it.
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#2693299 - 07/23/12 09:03 PM Re: 1979 F150 4x4 Truck $5500 [Re: Mud]
Mud Offline


Registered: 10/06/04
Posts: 672
Loc: Texas
I love those highboys, yours looks fantastic and thats the yellow that I planned to go with.
Trucks have certainly come a long ways but there's something about these older Fords that to me just fit the bill of a real truck!
Appreciate the nice comment, thanks.
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79 F150 4x4 Sold
57 Chevy 2drHdtop 454/400/F9
11 Mercedes E350 4Matic
11 Silverado 5.3/6spd
73 VW Bug in progress
97CVPI/02CV/03CVSport sold

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#2852319 - 12/30/12 08:47 AM Re: 1979 F150 4x4 Truck $5500 [Re: Mud]
Mud Offline


Registered: 10/06/04
Posts: 672
Loc: Texas
Bump, currently on eBay asking $5250/offers, thanks smile
One change from original posting - cab and bed are sitting on the frame now since its tucked away in storage, I got rid of the stands used to move them around.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Ford-F-15...=item257918c8f0
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79 F150 4x4 Sold
57 Chevy 2drHdtop 454/400/F9
11 Mercedes E350 4Matic
11 Silverado 5.3/6spd
73 VW Bug in progress
97CVPI/02CV/03CVSport sold

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#2936035 - 03/12/13 06:55 AM Re: 1979 F150 4x4 Truck $5500 [Re: Mud]
Mud Offline


Registered: 10/06/04
Posts: 672
Loc: Texas
Bump. Price drop to $4200, thanks.
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79 F150 4x4 Sold
57 Chevy 2drHdtop 454/400/F9
11 Mercedes E350 4Matic
11 Silverado 5.3/6spd
73 VW Bug in progress
97CVPI/02CV/03CVSport sold

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#3287219 - 02/19/14 12:48 PM Re: 1979 F150 4x4 Truck $5500 [Re: Mud]
Mud Offline


Registered: 10/06/04
Posts: 672
Loc: Texas
Another bump, slowly bringing the dollars down to get this to a good home. I'd love to see someone get this as a parent/kid project.
$3950.
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79 F150 4x4 Sold
57 Chevy 2drHdtop 454/400/F9
11 Mercedes E350 4Matic
11 Silverado 5.3/6spd
73 VW Bug in progress
97CVPI/02CV/03CVSport sold

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