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1977 Ford F-150 Custom 4x4 (Short Bed)

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  • Condition: Used
  • Item location: El Paso, Texas, United States
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: F-150
  • Type: Cab & Chassis
  • Trim: Custom 4x4 (Short Bed)
  • Year: 1977
  • Color: Blue/White
  • Engine size: 6.6L 400Cu. In. V8 GAS OHV Naturally Aspirated
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: 4WD
  • Interior color: Black/Blue
  • Options: 4-Wheel Drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear

Ford F-150 1977 Description

1977 Ford F150 Custom 4X4 (Short Bed)

Just completed full frame off restoration. Goal was to restore this truck to new while maintaining the 1977 feel, uilding a capable 4X4 and having a reliable, ead turning, un to drive classic. This truck is a blast to drive and really brings back the 70’s.

The following is a list of what was done to this truck.

Drive Train:

Engine: Period correct 351M Block. Bored .030. Installed Ford 400M’s Crank Shaft. Running Ford’s connecting piston rods with Hypereutectic Flat Top Pistons and Moly Rings. Engine was balanced and Compression is 9:1. Has Crane Camshaft (1500-5000 RPM), omp Roller Rockers, delbrock Performer RPM 351C 2V Aluminum Heads, delbrock Performer 400 Intake Manifold, olley Truck Avenger 770 cfm and Hedman Elite Thermal Coated Headers. Has plenty of horsepower while running on pump gas.

Installed Oversized 2 Row Aluminum Radiator with 180 degree Thermostat. Running factory engine mounted fan. Engine runs cool even in 100+ weather.

Truck has factory Mechanical Fuel Pump with new Stainless Fuel Lines and new 20 gallon Rear Gas Tank. Original gas tank in cab behind seat was removed and not replaced.

The exhaust from the headers back is by Hooker Headers. It has Dual Exhaust with Glass Packs.

Transmission: Replaced factory NP 235 (4 Speed) with NV 4500 (5 Speed). Both are manual transmissions. NV 4500 still has the famous “Granny” gear but adds synchronized gears and an overdrive.

Installed new 180 tooth balanced flywheel with Centerforce pressure and clutch plate.

Transfer Case: Completely rebuilt factory transfer case.

Front Axle: Factory Dana 44. Media blasted axle housing and powder coated. Installed Detroit Truetrac (limited slip) Carrier with new ring and pinion gear (4:10 ratio). Chrome moly 30 spline inner and outer axles with Ox U-Joints and Warn Hubs. All bearings and ball joints are new.

Rear Axle: Factory Ford 9”. Media blasted axle housing and powder coated. Installed Detroit Locker Carrier with new ring and pinion gear (4:11 ratio). Chrome moly 31 spline axles.

Both front and rear Drive Shafts have been completely rebuilt with new U-Joints.

Tires and Wheels:

Tires: Goodyear Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar. (33x12.5R15LT)

Wheels: Vintage Gambler Wheels. (15 x 10)

There is not a spare tire for the truck.

Chassis and Body:

Frame: Truck was completely disassembled. The frame was sandblasted and powder coated. All new hardware was used to reassemble rolling chassis.

Suspension: Installed Rough Country Springs and Shocks with 2.5” lift. Rear springs attach directly to axles, llowing the removal of the factory installed blocks. This cures the axle wrap problem these trucks typically have.

Steering: The Steering Box, ower Steering Pump and all hoses are new. All of the steering linkage and joints are new. Installed Rough Country Steering Stabilizer.

Body: The truck had minimal rust located on floor pans when purchased. However several panels and doors had repair work in the past. Therefore the floor pans, oors, ront fenders and grill were replaced. The gas filler hole in the driver’s side of the cab was filled in due to removing gas tank in cab.

The truck is painted in a two tone combination that is similar to what was available in 1977. However the blue is a current model Ford metallic blue. As a personal preference, he additional lower moldings were not installed. Pinstriping was done to separate the blue and white. Please note all pinstriping is painted and then clear coated over. The Ford lettering on the tailgate is also paint pinstriping with clear coat on top. Paint job is very good, ut not a high end/priced job.

TheSide Moldings are original. They have been polished and show some signs of wear. Again this was a personal preference to reuse these.

The Windshield, ent Windows, oor Windows and Rear Sliding Window are all new. In addition all rubber and felt moldings along with weather stripping is new.

Doors have new Window Regulators and Door Locks. The Door Latches have been restored. Hood Latch and all Tailgate Mechanisms with Hardware have been replaced.

Both Front and Rear Bumpers are new.

All Exterior Emblems have been replaced.


All of the interior is new or restored. The Dash Pad, teering Wheel, teering Wheel Insert, ear View Mirror, arpet, oor Sill Plates, eat Belts, oor Panels and Arm Rest are new. Brake Pedal, as Pedal, lutch Pedal and Bright Light Switch Rubber Covers are new. The Visors, ead Panel and Seat have been professionally reupholstered.

The Heating Unit has been restored to include new Heater Core and new Fan Motor. Box has been cleaned inside and restored.

All gauges have been replaced except for the Speedometer. Speedometer does not work well, ut was not replaced so that the mileage can be accurately tracked. If so desired, his can be replaced easily.

Radio has been replaced using a simple current model with the original styled one speaker in dash being maintained.

Glove Box has been completely rebuilt with new components and hardware.

No additional aftermarket interior insulation was added in an attempt to have the truck have the original feel and sound. The headliner, oor panels and carpet do provide insulation but not as much as if aftermarket insulation was used.

Please note this truck did not have factory air conditioning. No air conditioning has been added as personal preference. However, ir conditioning can be added.

Electrical and Lighting:

A new Wiring Harness by American Autowire was installed replacing all original wiring. The fuse box now uses current type fuses. Another change is that the truck uses a one wire alternator. The truck has a High Output 130 Amp Alternator so it now has the capability to run stereo amps, uxiliary lights and/or electrical upgrades like power windows and locks.

Every single light has been replace. This includes every light housing and all lenses. Light, iper and Turn Signal Switches have all been replaced.


Every part of the brake system has been replaced. This includes; Booster, aster Cylinder, rake Lines, otors, rums, alipers, ydraulic Brake Cylinders, rake Pads and all other miscellaneous springs and clips.

All bushings were replaced on brake pedal assembly.

As you can see, his is as close as you can get to a brand new 1977 Ford F150 4x4 Short Bed. It looks great!!! It runs great!!! There was nothing left to replace, ix or restore. It has been built to allow the buyer to add personal touches if desired.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions and/or want any additional information.

Sam (915) 549-1507

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