I have long shared my love of late 1960s through 1970s Ford trucks. It has to be a childhood thing as that’s where I first got hooked on these suckers, riding in the back of my dad’s king cab 1978 model. In this case we have a regular cab, long bed 1976 Ford F-250 that has really been given the royal treatment with nice paint, a beautifully detailed chassis, and lots more. The interior is not all whacked out, in fact it is mostly stock with a recovered bench seat, factory gauges, headliner and door panels.
The kicker for us on this truck is the addition of the 460ci big block and the 5-speed manual transmission. Judging by what the gear shift lever looks like, we’re thinking that it is an NV4500 unit that is in charge of making those gear changes. The transfer case looks like it is a more modern piece as well with its shiny aluminum case as opposed to the cast iron case we’d expect to see on a transfer case that was period correct to the truck. Who knows, maybe all the stuff came out of an older Dodge with four wheel drive?
The 36″ in tall tires actually look a little small on this thing but any more rubber and you’d really have this rig into the stratosphere (not that it is a bad thing but for kids and anyone trying to scurry into it, things like that can be problematic).
This is a big, old school rig with the right touches for us. We’re just going to have to decide which kid to sell in order to come up with the cash. Oh, and wouldn’t that 460 look bad ass with an 8-71 on it?