April 2, 2024

1979 Ford F150

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The Ford F-Series is a series of light-duty trucks marketed and manufactured by Ford Motor Company since the 1948 model year. The F-Series is marketed as a range of full-sized pickup trucks positioned above the midsize Ranger but below the larger Super Duty in the Ford truck lineup. Alongside the F-150 (introduced in 1975), the F-Series also includes the Super Duty series (introduced in 1999), which includes the heavier-duty-F-250 through F-450 pickups, F-450/F-550 chassis cabs, and F-600/F-650/F-750 Class 6-8 commercial trucks.

The sixth-generation F-Series was introduced in 1973. This version of the F-Series continued to be built on the 1965 fourth-generation’s revised platform, but with significant modernization and refinements, including front disc brakes, increased cabin dimensions, full double-wall bed construction, and increased use of galvanized steel.

The FE engine series was discontinued in 1976 after a nearly 20-year run, replaced by the more modern 335 and 385 series engines.

On this project we will be installing diamond plate on the cab, a roof hatch, a gun mount and building a custom camper on the flatbed.

We have removed the engine to diagnose the no start condition.

We have removed the interior in order to do some rust repair.

We have cut out the passenger floor pan to weld in a new floor pan.

We have begun welding in the new floor pan.

Now, we are working on cutting out the driver’s side rusted floor pan.

The driver’s side new floor pan has been welded in.

The cab corner has been cut out to replace due to rust.

We have removed the rear tires in order to change the brakes.

The new cab corner has been welded in.

We have replaced the rear main seal and cleaned oil pan off.

We have removed the flatbed from the chassis.

We have begun building the frame for the rear camper.

We have completed the up-rights and begun welding in the crossmembers.

The crossmembers have all been welded in and have ground down the welds.

We have removed the original power steering pump and replaced with a brand new one.

We have painted the frame black.

We have framed out where the door is going to be installed.

The ladder to climb into the rear camper has been installed.

We have hung the metal on the rear camper and welded into place.