1979 Ford Custom Pickup: One-Ton Hooligan

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Lifted and modded 1979 classic Ford truck keeps its dentside attitude at any altitude. 

Automotive auction house Barrett-Jackson will be holding their 2018 Northeast auction on June 20-23 in Uncasville, Connecticut. We were looking across the lots of rare, unique, and collector vehicles when we came across this eye-catching 1979 custom Ford pickup truck. With that color, it was a little hard to miss. But more on that later.

Without a doubt, this represents one of our favorite eras of Ford trucks. And despite the modifications, this truck is still all dentside. The 1979 Ford custom pickup underwent a full frame-off restoration, and was customized with with a custom paint job, custom graphics, and a powder-coated frame. The Joker palette in green and purple might not be for everyone, but you cannot overlook that this bad boy has both a lot of show, and a lot of go.


When it comes to power, this ’79 F-series pickup delivers. It is powered by a massive 460 cubic inch big-block 8-cylinder engine paired to an automatic 4-speed transmission, producing 500 horsepower. It also includes custom headers, and a custom exhaust.

The interior, in black and grey, is a subtler option to play against the exterior. One big highlight of this truck is the custom-built fully hydraulic tilt bed, complete with custom roll bars, and a manual tilt nose option. How cool is that? Plus, the 49″ Mickey Thompson Super Swamper tires gives even more height to this lifted beast.

If you’re interested in this 1979 beauty, you can place your bids at at Barrett-Jackson.

What would you do with this dentside custom classic?

Images: Barrett-Jackson

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S.J. Bryan is an editor with Ford Truck Enthusiasts and regular contributor to F-150 Online and Harley-Davidson Forums, among other auto sites.

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