Obsession of the Week: 1977 F-150 Is the Total Package
Looking at classic Ford trucks is both a blessing and a curse. And this beauty had us reaching for the checkbook!
We here at Ford Truck Enthusiasts spend a lot of time looking at classic Ford trucks. Admittedly, it’s a tough job. But somebody has to do it, right? We like to think of it as a service for all the folks that have to work dreadful jobs and don’t have time to sift through thousands of beaters to find those diamonds in the rough. But there is one particular downside to this tireless work. When you come across amazing finds like this 1977 Ford F-150, you’re awfully tempted to buy them.
That’s exactly how we felt upon spying this truck for sale at 4-Wheel Classics. But you see, we just don’t have the large piles of cash needed to save every gem of an F-Series we come across. And yet, this particular truck had us playing with ones and zeros pretty hard. For starters, it’s a short bed, four-wheel drive model sporting a lovely shade of gray. Of course, it’s received a respray, but most of what makes these trucks so special remains intact.
That includes the original 400M and NP 435 transmission, both of which were rebuilt a little over 30,000 miles ago. The engine was upgraded slightly with an Edelbrock carb and aluminum intake. The previous owner also added niceties like headers and dual exhaust. And while they were at it, both differentials received a rebuild as well.
A 4-inch suspension lift gives this 1977 Ford F-150 a nice look without being too over-the-top. And it makes room for a larger set of similarly tasteful rolling stock. You’ll also find dual shocks up front, 4.11 gears both front and rear, power steering, and front disc brakes. All together, it’s one tasty package that we’d leave as is. Which is pretty impressive considering how picky we are about most Ford trucks. But this gem is certainly not most Ford trucks!