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1979 Ford Truck Ads

The 1979 Ford F-150 offered the same power, durability, and reliability as before. The engine choices included a 114 hp, 4.9L inline 6-cylinder, a 5.0L 302 V8 in the F-100 only, a 5.8L 351M V8; a 6.6L 400 V8, and 7.5L V8 - not available in any 4x4, shortbeds, or F-100s.

The F-150 also offered a 3-speed and two 4-speed manuals transmissions: the "bulldog", which had a low first gear, and the "SROD" (single rail overdrive), which was a modified performance toploader designed to give 3-speeds plus overdrive. Automatics were the heavy-duty C6 3-speed non-overdrive.

Most 4x4s could be had with either a NP205 part-time transfer case or on F-100 and F-250 automatics, a NP203 chain-driven full-time transfer case. The NP205 was used for the 4-speed bulldog and automatics.

Especially popular as a hard-working farm and ranch pickup, the '79 Ford F-150 was available in a variety of trims: Custom, Sport, Ranger, Ranger XLT, and Ranger Lariat, as well as the lesser known "Free Wheelin" and Indy 500 Pace Truck, plus special Explorer Packages that could be added to any trim and featured special paint and stripes, and cab, bed, and tonneau configurations. Styleside models were delivered with a Supercab extended crew cab,and there were flareside and fleetside choices.

Production: F-100: 253,373; F-150: 439,976; F-250: 210,325; F-350: 81,636; TOTAL: 985,310

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1979 Ford F150 Indy Support Vehicle Ad "Ford, the Official Trucks at Indy" (8 x 11) 1 page.
1979 Ford, Monroe, Firestone, Valvoline, Ad "Winners Choice Sweepstakes" (16.3 x 10.85) 2-page spread.