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Old 12-12-2012, 10:48 AM
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1979 F350 4x4 Find

Found this little truck on Craigslist and promptly snatched it up



IT is a 79 F350 Single Cab 4x4 that retains its factory Dana 60 axles.





Since I have another major project going on right now, I figure I am going to have a little fun in this thing for a while.

The body is and interior is trashed, but that is not why I bought it. 2wd doner trucks are plentiful and cheap. I am thinking about looking for a cheap doner truck and swapping out the body.

Any suggestions?
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:58 AM
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Nice find, how much were they asking for it?
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nice find, sadly that would count as a decent body around here
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Nice find with the D60, looks like an old farm or oil field rig.
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Old 12-12-2012, 02:19 PM
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Asking price was $3000, but the guy would have probably got $2000 or so out of it.

I actually ended up trading him strait across for a 1993 F250 Turbo Diesel 2WD. Since I bought the Turbo Diesel for $860 from a neighbor, my purchase price was $860.

Now I have to convince the wife that it is not "ugly." I may have to end up selling it to keep the wife happy Oh well, I am building a 1970 F250 with a cummins, nv4500, np205, dana 60 front & 14 bolt rear - so I will have essentially the same type of running gear under a 1970 Truck (plus the cummins & 5 speed of course). We will see though. I am going to try and sell the wife on the idea that the truck is a essential firewood getting truck
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I see it has round headlights. Weren't rectangular headlights standard in '79?
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I see it has round headlights. Weren't rectangular headlights standard in '79?
I was kinda wondering that myself. I was under the impression that square headlights were optional in 78 and standard in 79.
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I was under the impression that square headlights were optional in 78 and standard in 79.
Both round and rectangular headlights were available on 78/79's, but round headlights are far less common on 79's, most were only found on custom level "fleet" vehicles.
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I decided to take the truck on a local 4x4 trail near my house to see what it could do. I was impressed















Here is the coding on the sticker


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Both round and rectangular headlights were available on 78/79's, but round headlights are far less common on 79's, most were only found on custom level "fleet" vehicles.
Thanks. I never knew that.
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