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Old 04-14-2011, 11:10 AM
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1979 f 150 midas touch

anyone know about the 1979 midas touch. Bought my old truck back and am going to restore. The truck is a mess.
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anyone know about the 1979 midas touch. Bought my old truck back and am going to restore. The truck is a mess.
when you said "midas touch" that stupid jingle started going off in my head. But laughs aside only thing i found on them with a short google search is this:

1979 Ford F-100 Shortwide For Sale

maybe give that guy a buzz
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Old 04-14-2011, 12:26 PM
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What is a Midas Touch on these trucks? The ad said it had the rare Midas Touch conversion what does that mean?
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There was a thread about "Midas" several months ago. Something to do with a "modified by Midas" sticker or tag on the truck (door jam?) and speculation as to what it meant. Maybe that's what the seller means.

I don't think anyone ever figured it out. My guess was change to dual exhaust or something.

Here's the earlier thread.
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There was a thread about "Midas" several months ago. Something to do with a "modified by Midas" sticker or tag on the truck (door jam?) and speculation as to what it meant. Maybe that's what the seller means.

I don't think anyone ever figured it out. My guess was change to dual exhaust or something.
an option so rare no one even knows what exactly it means/was thats money right there.
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Old 04-15-2011, 09:12 AM
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Elkhart IN

The conversion on the truck was done in Elkhart In for ford. My dearler had it on the show room. You could buy bronco, van truck, courier etc. I have the original brochure from ford. bucket seats, **** caarpet, twin sun roof, rool bar, bed cover special wheels, special paint package.
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bad shape

The truck is in bad shape. Arms rest gone, the center seat in gone, sun roofs won't open, dents ever where..........I have not saw it in 20 years. It was said but I bought it anyway. I bought it in 1980 and sold it about 1989....
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I got the picture on the FTE I think. I'm new to FTE not sure how to move around on the Web site. Click on my name..............
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I got the picture on the FTE I think. I'm new to FTE not sure how to move around on the Web site. Click on my name..............
I need some parts. the center seat, sun roofs, I'm looking for the same seat material....................
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anyone know about the 1979 midas touch. Bought my old truck back and am going to restore. The truck is a mess.

Almost finished with the restore
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The conversion on the truck was done in Elkhart In for ford. My dearler had it on the show room. You could buy bronco, van truck, courier etc. I have the original brochure from ford. bucket seats, **** caarpet, twin sun roof, rool bar, bed cover special wheels, special paint package.
Are you sure this was a FoMoCo authorized truck, and not a dealer promotion?

I know that Ford modified some vehicles for certain areas (1968 Mustang California Special for one), usually introduced in the Spring to get people into showrooms.

There's not one specific part listed for these Midas trucks in the 1973/79 Ford truck parts catalog.
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