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Old 02-17-2011, 06:42 PM
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1978 f350 highboy 4x4 dually

i have a 1978 f350 1 ton highboy dually four wheel drive with a strait 6 4 speed. its the only one ive ever seen or heard of. does anyone know of any others?
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Highboys are only up to 77.5 and I may be wrong but I don't think that ford made a 4x4 dually dent and also I would have thought an f350 would have an 8 cyl in it, I think you have a pieced together rig, how ever drop in a v8 and run it, toss up some pics!!
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i have a 1978 f350 1 ton highboy dually four wheel drive with a strait 6 4 speed. its the only one ive ever seen or heard of. does anyone know of any others?
There were no highboys built in 1978. There were no four wheel drive f350's made in 1978, no exceptions. Post the VIN, and maybe a picture or two. We'll let you know what you have.

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That truck is not factory. No dually 4x4's, no 78 "highboy's", 79 was the first year for a F-350 4x4, no 6 cylinder in a F-350 4x4. Someone has pieced together a truck for you.
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Pieced together or not it still sounds pretty cool. Lets see some pics. What front axle you got in that thing?
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i have a 1978 f350 1 ton highboy dually four wheel drive with a strait 6 4 speed. its the only one ive ever seen or heard of. does anyone know of any others?
Is this a joke? No offense if it isn't and it sounds like a pretty cool truck.

But if it is some kind of a joke...I would like to discuss my 1979 F250 4x4 SuperCab short bed with a factory 460. Did I mention it is a Factory Highboy?
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- Someone has pieced together a truck for you.
Did it come from the factory that way ? no.Did it come from the Dealer that way? Hmm well it's possible. But "pieced together sounds kinda like it's just rigged up junk or something. Your truck didnt come from the factory lifted with 36's on it but I definatly wouldnt say it's pieced together.
I know we get guy's all the time that think trucks like this came from the factory like that but, I think we need to cut them some slack. I mean this might be a 16yr old kid or something. At the very least he's new to this board and if you wasnt alive in 1978 or havent been researching these trucks It would be hard to know otherwise. When i was younger there was a truck just like he describes that ran around town and i would have guessed it was stock back then.
Im not trying to argue, i agree its not factory and I know yall are just trying to explain this to this guy and the many others with similar "factory" trucks but I think sometimes the message can come across the wrong way.
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I'm not saying the OP is doing this, but threads come up all the time with topics like this just to start an "argument". Most cases the people who start the thread have very low post counts and you never see them respond to other posts.

I do want to see some pics of the truck.
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The OP posted the same thing in another thread. It was his only other post with a total of 2. So ya I am thinking he is uninformed and now ashamed or is a troll.

Maybe his real name is Julie or Dan. About time IT surfaced again.
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I'm not saying the OP is doing this, but threads come up all the time with topics like this just to start an "argument". Most cases the people who start the thread have very low post counts and you never see them respond to other posts.

I do want to see some pics of the truck.
That is the first thing that came to my mind when I read the title of the thread.

Like I stated in my previous post, no offense to the OP if this a legitimate thread, but it seems that almost every single one of the common misconceptions pertaining to these trucks was addressed in the description of this vehicle. Like the OP may be trying to get a rise out of some folks. I may be wrong, but I'm just sayin'.
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but it seems that almost every single one of the common misconceptions pertaining to these trucks was addressed in the description of this vehicle. Like the OP may be trying to get a rise out of some folks. I may be wrong, but I'm just sayin'.
Hadnt really thought about that, Kind of a wierd way to get your kicks but it happens i guess.
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Hadnt really thought about that, Kind of a wierd way to get your kicks but it happens i guess.
It seems there are more and more Trolls on here all the time anymore. Or maybe it's because I am on here more is all. But it's almost a daily thing. It's getting so ya just don't want to answer any newbe's any more because most never come back on again.
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people must have alot of free time on their hands. how about a vin and pics?
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im here to stay, and was wonder can any of yall decode my vin for me. not sure what i got, its 78/76 ford f250 custom/camper special. the cab is a 78 the doors front fenders and hood are a 76 and the grill. also has a 429 in it with a c6. so no clue what i got now. any help would be greatly appreciated
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