This Fine 1979 Ford F-150 is a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

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At first glance, you’re bound to notice this is one great looking 1979 F-150. With the exception of the newer Ford wheels and tires, it appears to be just another stock, classic Ford truck.  But you know what they say about a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

Aside from the straight body work and silver paint, all of the trim and chrome on this ’79 is tidy and proper. The interior is covered in 70’s plaid and shows no cracks, tears, or major signs of wear. There’s a newer radio in the dash, but you probably won’t be using it much.


That’s because the real music comes from under the hood, where a 500 horsepower 460 resides. The giant lump has been fitted with a Holley carb, Edelbrock intake manifold, Comp cam, Hooker headers, and ported heads to give it some serious oomph.


A beefy and built C6 sits behind the big block and has been fitted with a stall converter. Power is sent back to a rebuilt posi 9″ rear-end with 3.50 gears. It’s a classic tried-and-true setup that is also essentially bulletproof.


If you like your classic Fords with a side of serious power, this is truly your wolf in sheep’s clothing.  There’s no better combination, and there’s nothing more satisfying than seeing the look on a guy’s face who thought he could take your “stock” old truck at the stoplight.

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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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