This 1977 Ford F-150 Makes a Case for Customs
Customs enjoy a love and hate relationship in the automotive world. Fans of Ford trucks mostly hate them, crying blasphemy any time they see a lowered suspension or a set of aftermarket wheels tainting their beloved rides. But for those of us who appreciate something other than stock at least occasionally, there are trucks like this 1977 Ford out there.
This 1977 Ford F-150 is a great example of a nice custom cruiser that’s seen some tasteful upgrades. The paint, as you will undoubtedly notice, has a matte red finish that gives it a modern touch. Square headlights from a late 70’s model F-Series replace the round ones, and clear lenses supplant the stock amber units.
Custom pinstriping adds a bit of old school hot rod finesse, but there’s still lots of chrome to set everything off. The truck sits low on 18″ front and 20″ rear Boss wheels, with bigger front disc brakes added to help slow things down. Power comes from a rebuilt 351 block, which is backed up by a 3-speed automatic transmission.
Whether you love it or hate it, custom trucks aren’t going anywhere. If you fall into the former camp, it’s hard not to appreciate this red supercab, which is one of the more tastefully done 70’s F-Series trucks around. With a few subtle touches and the right stance, it’s a great example of a modern custom.