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Great Truck — I have always liked Fords, and I have always like the 70's bodystyles. And when I scored this truck I was happy. My dad bought it for me and I have been working on it since then. I am putting a 4 inch lift and when my 33" tires get bald, I am gonna put it on some 35s. The 390 V8 runs great. There was a small problem when I got it: The lifters were worn out and I had to replace them. They were creating a small knock from the slack left between the rockers and the valve springs. No biggie. The engine was rebuilt before I got it. The guy put in a mild street Comp Cam, headers, and a Holley 650 DP on a stock 4-barrel intake. The Dana 44 and 9" axle combo is great. Strong axles and great performing off-road. They have the stock 3.50:1 gear ratio with the factory Posi in the front, because the rear one broke. The transfer case was upgraded to a Dana 20 from a 1968 Bronco so that I could have the advantage of 4WD-Hi and 4WD-Lo, rather than just and "In and Out" transfer case.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Fun to drive, strong parts, great platform.

Cons: I have not found a reason to avoid this truck.

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Would Be Happy To Keep This Car Forever — Built Ford tough - strong as nails 6 cylinder 250 motor could use a little more top end power but will tow anything reasonably cheap to run very cheap for the size of it! heaps of fun to drive turns heads wherever I go.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

Pros: great tow vehicle

Cons: bit wandery

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Ford Tough — The performance is good for what i need. Acceleration= good Build Quality= All I can say is BUILT FORD TOUGH Cost= The price I like and it's good on gas, and hell of course I've had to work on it a little it's 36 year's old..

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: It is very fun to drive this 3 speed on the column

Cons: I don't avoid this truck..

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Old Ford. — I inherited this truck from my dad who inherited it from my grandfather who bought it brand new back in '72. It still has the original 360 v8 in it but i now has a 4 speed instead of the automatic it came with. It has not been on the road in about 8 or 9 years and the body is starting to get rough but it still runs great although it is starting to lose oil pressure do to a need of a pump. But not bad for a '72 with 170k on it.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: V8, old and built like a tank, manual

Cons: typical ford rust

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The Truck Of My Dreams! — i love the styling of the body and the clean simple interior unlike modern cars. it handles as well as a modern truck. the performance is better than modern trucks, the 351M in it will do more than it's fair share of work. the fuel mileage is approx 11-12 mpg but it has a 400 block so it is expected to lack mileage. it has decent acceleration, it will get up and go when needed despite the lack of maintenance before i bought it. it is relatively low maintenance, and parts for it are cheap. the brakes could be better but that much is to be expected from a brake system that the booster went bad on. when i replaced the booster on my last one it went from lacking stopping power to stopping on a dime nearly. i would prefer it be a manual but i bought it as an auto. the tranny is strong but not indestructible. (i found out the hard way by splitting it on a rock while mudding) it handles mud very well even though it has stock suspension and tires. it is also only 2 wheel drive though it muds like a 4 wheel drive. it has pulled out many new dodges and chevies, so that much said. it holds up the ford name very well. i would not own anything new or non ford. my family has had very good luck with these old f100's. we have had at least ten in the family at one point. they had all been extremely good vehicles.

Pros: great engine, clean styling, and awesome suspension

Cons: feul mileage, and hard to get out of small parking lots

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1983 Ford F-100 Reviews

Junk By Patrick

Other than the great motor and transmission (300 straight 6 and c4 auto) this truck was a pile of steaming crap. lethal handling (due to springs snapping off their perches), top speed of 80 and 1/4... Read More

My First Vehicle By Travis

This was my very first vehicle that I got when I was 16. This truck was a classic and looked wicked. It was the F-100 with side flares (step side). It was awesome to drive and sounded nice with the du... Read More

1982 Ford F-100 Reviews

Monster By Kevin

I bought this truck for two hundred dollars, and drove it home. After a good tune- up she ran like a champ. I had a set of 38 inch Super Swampers on it. It cruised down the road pretty good. Lots of ... Read More

1981 Ford F-100 Reviews

Good Truck For Working But Not If Your Looking To Get Anywhere Fast. By Jason

This truck was my grandfathers, and when he died he left it to me. It has a bunch of low end power no real top end power to speak of but it can outpull most trucks. Its a sturdy truck, I had an S-10 p... Read More

Best Piece On The Road Lol By Barry

gas milage sucks till ya get it in over drive but it accelerates like ur running from the devil, the interior is nice though i did just have it reupholsterd as for the exterior its got some style to i... Read More

1980 Ford F-100 Reviews

Great Weekend Truck. By localbuzz

with almost 300000 miles on this truck an still on the original motor I have to say that the quality of this truck is outstanding. I got this truck for something to have around for going to home ... Read More

Oldie But Goodie By Kevin

my 1980 ford ranger full size truck has a few motor mods done to its 302c.i.d and i have been told by few its not worth restorin bc of it bein the new year of that body style and like everythin bout... Read More

1979 Ford F-100 Reviews

Awesome Truck! By JohnnyReb72

I love almost everything about this truck, except the poor gas mileage. If I could afford it I would drive this truck every day. I always get second looks in this truck mostly from older men who want ... Read More

Over All Good Truck By Colin

the porformance was not good.but it was a very tuff truck.it never let me down.wen i sold it it was high milage and very worn out,but the guy i sold it to had it for years and it still ran well.it was... Read More

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