I do like the 78-79 better myself. Very clean and masterful modernisation of the grille. Frequently a face lift doesn't work. This one does. Thoroughly perfect transition from the "old school" 77 and prior F series to the up coming generations.
Although I own both a 76 and a 79, I would have to say the 76/77 is the best, especially with the amber lights in the front, which I don't have(mine are clear). The black around the headlights sets off the front perfectly.
The chrome grille on the 79's is a close second--my other truck.
JBandit03, I'm seeing the stylin' classic look that you see with the '73-'77 and I like it, but I gotta' give points to the aggressive look of the '78-'79. Guys we can't go wrong here 'cause they all kick butt!! Yah Baby, Ow, Woo, Yah!!!
Every vehicle i own has round head lights,but my ford vans..wich by the way are dentsides aswell...they just look better with square. Otherwise Round headlights baby..could not see my 75 any other way.
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73 K-10 short box 4x4 Chevy 396,th400,np205,dana44/60. 74 Ih100 short box 4x4 International 392,t-18,np205,dana44/60
75 f100 short box 4x4 Ford 390,np435,dana 20,dana44/60. 76 j10 short bed 4x4 Jeep 390 th400,dana300.dana44/60
78 w-100 short box 4x4 Dodge 383,np435,np203,dana44/60. 81 Jeep waggy rock crawler
It doesn't surprise me in the least, the 73-77 split grilles are a more classic old school design, elegant and aestethicly pleasing yet menacing looking at the same time, the 78-79 "egg crate" grilles were simply a precursor of the hideous grille design to come in the 80's.
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