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Trim levels on these trucks

Ok I was just curious if memory serves me in 1973 Custom, Ranger an Ranger XLT were the options back in this time period. Toward the late seventies it was Custom Ranger XLT an Ranger Lariat. Seems like there was an Explorer in this line as well. From 1973-1977 the turn signals were on top off the grill. From 78-79 they went from the round headlights to the square ones. From mid 1977 the highboy era was over on the 250s. Ok guys does this sound about right. Anything to add here that I havent already said. Ok another question wheres the best place to get the trim that was on these trucks. The side trim isignia the tailgate trim. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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The trim Lines where:
Explorer
Custom
Ranger
Ranger-XLT
Then in '78
Ranger-Lariat Came out.
1978 Customs have Round Head-Lights.
'77-'79s Have Race-Track Trim.
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As for the trim,I know several places online sell it,but it can runs hundreds of dollars for a whole set,you would be better off pulling all the trim off a junk-yard truck and re-chroming it and stuff.
 
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carpenter sells complete sets for 550 i think. Go to his site and download the pdf catalog to see for sure.
 
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Originally Posted by shanes66charger View Post
carpenter sells complete sets for 550 i think. Go to his site and download the pdf catalog to see for sure.
Unless you have the racetrack style and then double that.

Also, there is that thinner chrome strip that goes inside the dent which is not being reproduced.
 
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Also, there is that thinner chrome strip that goes inside the dent which is not being reproduced.
Are you talking about the Ranger Trim?
(The Trim in the "dent",in this picture below)

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Are you talking about the Ranger Trim?
(The Trim in the "dent",in this picture below)
Yep, that's the trim.
 
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That trim was also optional on Custom models with a Tu-Tone Package.
 
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Originally Posted by 76f350spercamprspeal View Post
The trim Lines where:
Explorer
Custom
Ranger
Ranger-XLT
Then in '78
Ranger-Lariat Came out.
1978 Customs have Round Head-Lights.
'77-'79s Have Race-Track Trim.
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As for the trim,I know several places online sell it,but it can runs hundreds of dollars for a whole set,you would be better off pulling all the trim off a junk-yard truck and re-chroming it and stuff.
Some additions and addendums.

EXPLORER: was a limited edition Trim and Option Group that was added to the other trim levels. Was only avaliable a few months out of the year, and didn't feature in the main brochure.
You could have, "Custom Explorers" or "Ranger Explorers" as a concequence.

CUSTOM: Baseline. Although you could order it basicly how you wanted it. A Highly optioned Custom is rare, but there are a few out there.

RANGER: One step above custom. Came standard with the chrome trim pictured above.

RANGER XLT: 1973-1975 Best you could Get. 1976-1979 One step below Best.

RANGER XLT Luxury Group: 1976-1977. Best you could get for your XLT. Later became Ranger Lariat.

RANGER LARIAT: 1978-1979

Race Track trim was standard on 1977 Ranger XLT, and 1978-1979 Ranger Lariats. Also avaliable with the Deluxe Tu-Tone Option.

There was also Freewheeling Packages, and the 1979 Indy Pace Truck.

More information can be seen in the following brochures.

1976 Brochure:
http://www.lov2xlr8.no/brochures/ford/76fp/76fp.html

1977 Brochure:
http://www.lov2xlr8.no/brochures/ford/77fp/77fp.html

1979 4x4 Brochure:
http://www.projectbronco.com/Literat...WDRS/page1.htm

1979 Brochure:
http://www.tocmp.com/brochures/Ford-...e/FP79-00.html
 
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Wow. Thanks for the brochures link...learned alot there
 
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I have a 79 f100 custom with tilt and carpeted kick panels. It has the the explorer package but that only seems to be an emblem package.
 
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I have a 79 f100 custom with tilt and carpeted kick panels. It has the the explorer package but that only seems to be an emblem package.
That would be a "Custom Explorer".
Its not just a emblem you know.


 
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I love the old brochures, Dad would get one every year and then decide on a new truck. He bought a new FORD every 3rd year from 1958 till 1977. He ordered the 77 S/C XLT, waited 6 months for it to come in and still has it today in showroom condition. He ordered a new truck in 1980 but he cancelled it when they said the 460 was dropped from the 150 series and he'd need to order a 250 HD to get the 460, so he never bought a new truck since. He was nice enough to pass on this 70's f150 disease to me, I've had at least one 77-79 f150 since I was 18. Sorry about the rambling, loving this post though.
 
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Brochures are cool. I like to have one that outlines the 77 F250 4x4s. Of course my truck has been modified a bit, but still would be cool to have an original one.
 

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