I'll play. I love the 78/9 grille, but I have to explain a little. Even though your poll is designed to be simplistic, I must tell you that I prefer the straight bar grille, (73 to 75) due to the design and clean lines. I will use this grille before I install a 78 custom grille, or a grille with any other round healight design.
My preference is a chrome insert with chrome headlight doors, in a straight 78/9 shell.
I too, like the chrome grill and chrome headlight doors/frames. I would not want a '78 custom grill with the round head lights, and no chrome. Just my preference
1974 f350 4x4 dually 428scj,-HOOF BEATS ARE LOUDER THAN HEARTBEATS!
2001 ranger xlt supercab 4x4
2008 ford escape xlt
2004 f-150 supercrew FX4
2006 harley davidson softail fxst; -'05 suzuki quad
2006 wells cargo roadforce trailer (my toy hauler)
I agree. the 78 and 79 are much better. I don't hate the others, but I would try to buy a 78 79 over the earlier ones. I also like the 67 truck style over the split type in the early 70s. not sure when they switched back then, but it was kinda reverse what they did with the 73 to 79 trucks.
76-77 all the way! I like the older ones too but I plan to do the billet grille in the inserts so I need the 76-77 insert to do that. I like them all but mine is my favorite. It has been since I was about 12.
I agree with liking the clear turn signals. I plan to buy a set for my 76. They give it a cleaner look. Amber lenses have never looked good to me.
I'm actually the opposite. I prefer the ambers. My 77 F-150 has the ambers. My 76 F-250 has the clears. And get this, my 1977 Ranger XLT 2wd has one of each, that one should keep everyone happy! haha.
But yet on my 1992 Mustang I replaced the amber marker lights with aftermarket clears! I think the clears look much better on those.
And I actually bought brand new ambers for my 77 F-150 from Ford, I have not intalled them. My originals are decent but I couldn't believe Ford could still get them, especially since I think they were only used for 1.5 years and I get a discount on top of that. Couldn't pass it up. I never checked if they could get the clears.
1999 Ford F-250 4X4 V10 ZF5-speed Dana 60 Front
1979 Ford Bronco 4X4 400 NP205 C6
1979 Ford F-150 4X4 400 NP205 4-speed Parts?
1977 Ford F-150 4X4 460 NP205 4-speed
1977 Ford F-150 4X4 400 NP205 C6 Parts?
1976 Ford F-250 4X4 390 NP205 C6
Im really torn. The black truck is my old one that I got rid of to build the 79. I really want to change over the 79 but 1) Cant find the parts I need to change it over and 2) Im not sure if it will look as good. The brown looks like a 79 to me. But I really do like the 73-77 better.
With exception of the '78 with round headlights, I like them all but I now prefer how F O R D is spelled out in the grill on the '73-'77 instead of on the hood on the '78-'79. Looks tough and makes the hood look cleaner.
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.