Ranger $6 must of been good money back then as min now is around $7 right? $10-15k was some big money back then and probably around $30k give or take.
That was good money for me then, I was 17 and a 1/2 then and went to the Ford dealer with my dad and put a deposit on my new truck. I would not of been able to do it without him as he was the co-signer for me. The truck sat parked in the driveway till my 18th birthday when I went to the DMV and finally got my drivers lisence.
Originally Posted by NorthwestX360
Ranger429, thanks for the numbers. I was 16 years old in '79, flipping burgers after school at a Carl's Jr.
No problem Andy. When I worked at the gas station it was more than just putting in the gas. We did windows and checked the oil in all cars unless they didn't want it done. Once in a while a customer would give a dollar tip for doing that.
What cost $15,000 in 1979 would cost $43,753.83 in 2009.
What cost $15,000 in 1973 would cost $71,628.57 in 2009.
What cost $15,000 in 1976 would cost $55,905.28 in 2009.
(I Read Somewhere, Can't Remember Where, That Super Camper Special's Cost $15,000 in '75/'76, Due to The American Road Camper...) Sound's Like it's Possible. Although, I wasn't Born for another 18 Year's, So I couldn't say...Do you Have any Idea Ranger-429...?
I Have Found The Minimum Wage History For The State I Live in, Which is Crappy California.
on February 1, 1968 Minimum Wage in California was $1.65
on March 4, 1974 Minimum Wage in California was $2.00
on October 18, 1976 Minimum Wage in California was $2.50
on April 1, 1978 Minimum Wage in California was $2.65
on January 1, 1979 Minimum Wage in California was $2.90
on January 1, 1980 Minimum Wage in California was $3.10
In 1972 my dad worked at East Alton Illinois Olin Brass Factory (They Make Ammunition, It's in East Alton Illinois) he was making $4.75 an Hour.
on January 1, 2008, the minimum wage in California was $8.00 per hour.
The Fair Labor Standards Act sets the Federal Minimum Wage at $7.25 per hour.
on Thursday, August 16, 1979:
(August 16th is My Birthday, So I Will Use That date, I Turn 16 Tomorrow...)
Average Car: $6,847
Average Income: $22,316/yr
on Thursday, August 16, 1973:
Average Car: $4,052
Average Income: $13,622/yr
on Monday, August 16, 1976:
Average Car: $5,418
Average Income: $16,870/yr
this cool. i am definatley interested to see what my truck was like factory.its a 79 and my grandpa bout it in 82. so it was pretty new. he gave it to my dad when he wuz sixteen, now hes given it to me. so its my turn to spend money on it haha. what was the email adress to get them to send you a letter like they sent tees77f150 with all the factory specs?
1979 FORD F150 custom 302 V8 4x4 140000
1998 FORD F150 XL 4.6 V8 4x4 94000
De-Von, here it is again. Ford website then click on Ford. Go to the bottom of the page and click contact us. Then go to vehicles and sevice and click on Ford. Select general corp. and put in what you are looking for.
Hey guys, I see some good knowledge here and I am curious what my truck cost at the dealership(post centurion). Here are the details:
1988 F350 XLT Lariat 7.3 idi C6, crew cab, long bed, dual tank, DRW, tilt column, A/c, cruise, tow package, sliding rear window, ammeter, chrome bumpers, chrome light bezels.
Stuff added by centurion(or other aftermarket):
diamond plate bed liner and bed rails
diamond plate running boards
go industries grille guard($500 to replace currently)
hella fog and driving lights
go industries air dam
wintenna tv antenna
centurion oak interior with tv
gear vendors overdrive
tekonsha trailer brake controller
running lights on running boards
class iv receiver
alcoa aluminum rims
tranny temp gauge, oil pressure gauge, egt gauge, boost gauge
k&n cleanable filter
colder air intake
chrome tubing roof rack
front bucket seats
That is all I can think of. Let me know if I missed something.
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