F150 pickup
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Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: far east north corner of Texas
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Garage
Vehicle Name F150 pickup
Year 1979
Make Ford
Model Custom Explorer
Color Baby blue
Packages Factory air, tilt steering
1979 Ford Custom Explorer
1979 Ford Custom Explorer
History Found this truck being loaded on a trailer to go to the crusher so I bought it for 600 dollars and restored it.
Exterior
1979 Ford Custom Explorer Exterior
I re-painted it original light blue but I could find no one that sells the original side stripe kit. The bed has a brush in bed liner. The yellow lab in the bed of the truck is a rare option.

Interior
1979 Ford Custom Explorer Interior 1979 Ford Custom Explorer Interior
I got some dark blue felt from my local upholsterer and covered the original paper board head liner but I don't have a photo of that. Otherwise, the interior is stock restored including keeping the original tilt steering wheel.

In-Car Entertainment
Radio doesn't work but I never listen to car radios any more.

Under the Hood
1979 Ford Custom Explorer Under the Hood
.060 over stock 302 with a 268h flat tappet cam, E7 heads lightly ported, ported 289 intake and a 429 2 barrel Motorcraft carb. I'm running a replacement of the original Duraspark 2 ignition, stock exhaust manifolds with a 2 1/4" dual exhaust and side pipes.

Suspension
stock twin I beam, Monroe heavy duty shocks, leaf spring, 9 inch rear, 3.25 gears

Wheel and Tire
1979 Ford Custom Explorer Wheel and Tire
later model F150 stainless wheels with Cooper Cobra tires.
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