1978 Ford F-150 Is the Big Red Dog of Trucks

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1978 Ford F-150

Stellar classic Ford will have you wondering who your best friend really is.

A good old truck is somewhat like a good dog, if you think about it. Loyal, trustworthy, helpful, and friendly. Maybe sometimes they work your nerves or give you trouble, but you love them so much that you’re willing to forgive and forget the occasional mishap. And just like your dog smooths things over with those big puppy eyes, this 1978 Ford F-150 melts away anger with some seriously good looks.

1978 Ford F-150

We spotted the ultra-clean pickup over at Old Ride, where it stood out for many reasons. Obviously, you can’t miss the bright red paint or stellar brightwork. Nor the fact that this 1978 Ford F-150 sports one of the most popular and attractive designs ever to grace a pickup truck. But this one also carries a killer stance that isn’t too outrageous as well. The 35×12.50-15 Mickey Thompson tires fill those wheel wells nicely, leaving little ugly fender gap behind.

1978 Ford F-150

The inside of this hound dog is every bit as clean as the outside too. All the trim and seating is clearly new or refurbished, with nary a scratch or imperfection to be found. Power comes from the legendary 302 V8, but this one isn’t exactly stock. Welcome upgrades include an Edelbrock intake, Holley carb, and shorty headers. With a dual exhaust and glasspacks, we’re betting it sounds just as good as it looks.

1978 Ford F-150

Great looks, reliable power, and easy maintenance. It’s no wonder that trucks like this one go hand-in-hand with dogs as man’s best friend. And we’re betting that if you cruise around with both this stellar F-150 and your furry friend, you’ll get more than your fair share of attention, too. Which, depending on your relationship status, can be a good thing or a bad thing!

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Brett Foote is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ Auto sites, including Chevrolet Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other sites.

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