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1978 Ford F-150 Overview
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The 1978 Ford F-150 was the first to be offered in the luxurious Lariat trimline, as well as the Custom, Sport, Ranger, and Ranger XLT trims. Some 78 F150s came off the line with a beefy 169-horsepower Cleveland V-8 engine; output that big came at a heavy price for fuel economy, though, so the 1978 Ford F150 pickup also shipped with a 385 V8, a 460 V8 and a straight-6.
Ford's F-series topped the market for the first time in 1978, winning its place as the best-selling vehicle line in America, a position it was to hold for years. The popular trucks drew their following from off-road enthusiasts as well as buyers looking for a sturdy workhorse for farm or ranch. Tuners were drawn to the truck's muscle, and to the variety of configurations of bed, tonneau, and cab (including a supercab extended crewcab option for styleside models, as well as 2-door and 4-door setups).
Reliability is the hallmark of the rugged 78 F-150, and you'll find a surprising number of these vintage models working hard (and playing hard) today.
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Looking For Decals For A 1978 Ford F150 Chaser Pickup.
Truck was green and yellow and had a caraciture of a guy driving the same truck. Also, having a hard time finding photos of the truck.
What Would Cause The Solenoid On My 78 Ford F150 Explorer Edition To Keep G...
It is not a bad connection or battery. All wiring is correct. But something is causing it to burn up one every couple of weeks.we have put a new motor in it (400 ) but it has done the same with th...
Paint Code For 1995 Eddie Bauer F-150
I am restoring a 1978 Ford F-150 and I am wanting to paint it the Electric Red Metallic color that was on the 1995 Eddie Bauer Edition. I am needing the paint code.
Dash Lights, And Running Lights Dont Work
I have a '78 F-150 Custom and recently after replacing the steering wheel(followed the directions and did everything right) my running lights and my dash lights no longer work...is it just a blown f...