The pickup maintained the same visual features, design and performance of previous models. If you spend a little time researching on this site and the internet, most of those things can be found easily. This pickup tuck has a devotee fan base that considers the 1979 Ford F-100 to be a timeless classic. First off it's a 37 year old truck and has many imperfections, short comings, etc. The 1979 F-100, classified as a heavy-duty pickup, was a third-generation model, manufactured by the Ford Motor Company.
New tires, wheels lifted 4 inches in front to give the look of a 4 wheel drive. All engine variations feature overhead valves and produce a nine-to-one compression ratio. I have new upper side chrome from Dennis carpenter the b pillar chrome is used, and the rear door chrome is not available but I ordered front door chrome and have been shown a method for cutting it down to fit the rear doors. Ford also built 25,597 diesel-powered trucks in the calendar year. Please don't bid on my truck if you have no intention of completing the purchase.
It's more commonly known as the Ford F-250. The truck drives down the road just fine at 5 mph or 65 without a single issue. I can live with that! Recently drove 1000 miles to Fl with a loaded trailer. New weather stripping for entire truck. I don't think all that was even on the window tag when they were new. Along with the 400 in the engine bay, you'll also find a bug 4 core radiator, and factory dual horns.
Through 1999-2001, a fourth door was added to the F-Series SuperCab in the early years, later on Ford Motor Company furthered their production with increasing to four full-size doors and offering a full seat in the rear of the SuperCab. The Supercab provides an extremely roomy and comfortable space for up to 6 passengers. Ford engineers enlarged the front-rear axle of the 1979 F-100 and gave its wheelbase 6 additional inches in length while extending the back cab 5 inches. New wheels and tires with around 1500 miles on them. Several batteries until upgraded to a 700ca. Over all I may have lucked into this truck, but it is one of the greatest work vehicles around. The 1979 Ford F-100 can go from 0 to 60 in 9.
I have new emblems and bed tiedowns, new taillight and marker light, and front turn signal lenses. The truck also has working delay wipers, a nice tilt steering column with no slop, the heater works and blows warm air and the tank selector switch works. In 1994, the air bag manufactured in the driver's side became a standard feature. Fortunately, the end of the 1970s was also the end of the sixth-generation F-Series; a smaller, cleaner, redesigned Ford truck was ready to lead the way through the 1980s. Yes, the numbers don't agree between each of these two sources, but this listing will still give you a general idea of truck production for each model year. The truck takes unleaded gasoline, and the F-100's fuel tank holds approximately 21 gallons of gas. If you opted for the chrome grille, you also got bright chrome headlight surrounds.
There is a block heater. The factory dual tanks provide plenty of gas to feed the 7. The truck is set up with ac, but there isn't a belt on the compressor nor have I ever put one on to test it. This manual covers 1979 Ford truck models including F-Series pickups, F100, F-150, F-250, F-350, F-Super Duty, long and short beds, Super Cabs and Crew Cabs; Bronco; E100, E150, E250, E350, Econoline, Cargo Van, Club Wagon. Buy now to get the facts about your vehicle. This is the first year of the F350 with the 4wd option as well as it being a supercab making it one of only approximately 1700 built that year.
Inside the cab, you will find a worn out split bench seat, its still comfortable, just needs to be redone, The rear compartment has jump seats on both sides that you can leave down or fold and snap up out of the way. All brand names and product names used on this website are trade names, service marks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. In 1982, fuel efficiency was introduced into the F-Series. The Ford F-250 has several options for engine sizes and transmission types. Ford sold a total of 1,053,394 light-duty trucks, against Chevrolet's 1,059,569.
What's New For 1979 With an all-new truck poised to launch for the model year, updates to 1979 were minimal. Sound deadener fat mat has been installed inside the cab floor and roof. Crew Cabs were offered in the F-250 and F-350. According to Ford Motor Company, the F-Series was America's best-selling car or truck through the years 1981 to 2007. It runs and drives well, I have been driving it daily for about 3 months. Watch and be amazed at just how immaculate this 79 F150 is! Yes Review Date: 21st September, 2003 Faults: Replaced radiator.
I tow my horses and my travel trailer all over with it and it's always on its feet. The F-100 also has plenty of headroom, a total of 30 inches within the vehicle. Yes Review Date: 4th October, 2015 Model year 1979 Year of manufacture 1979 First year of ownership 1999 Most recent year of ownership 2008 Engine and transmission 5. This truck is relatively stock which would make it a perfect candidate for restoration or just a good solid daily driver. Just a pleasure to drive. Mechanically, the truck is sound. New inner fender splash shields front and rear.