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I am looking. I may buy that SC but what do you have, I am interested.


That the one yu were asking about before? I don't really think they were very rare unless you are looking for one :D After you find one they will be everywhere.
John
If you want a project I have one with 60s f&r bad motor & trans but great body out here in az
 

LEB Ben

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^^^Just about everything...well if you know the codes. From the VIN...it is a legit 250 SC 4x4 denoted by X26.
 
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My problem with the truck is the build date of 9/ 77 a title that says 19 78 truck and a square headlighted grill that the owner swears is original on a 78 ranger. Any help here?
 

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9/77 would have definitely been a 78, just an early 78 (look at it these days, some 2011's were out back in June/July). A 78 would have also had rectangular headlight doors, with either round head lights or rectangular headlights.
 

DNFXDLI

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My problem with the truck is the build date of 9/ 77 a title that says 19 78 truck and a square headlighted grill that the owner swears is original on a 78 ranger. Any help here?

Just like now, trucks built in one year can be the next model year. And if I recall from reading, the square headlights came on the higher trim levels..I could be wrong on that, hopefully others will chime in.
 
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Did a little checking around. The ranger trim level did come with the square headlight option in 78 so I am good with that because this is a ranger, so it makes sense. Every thing else on the truck seems to be correct. I am getting a few more pictures tonight. I am going to need a few body parts / panels. Is there a good selection of panels for these trucks. Everything is available for the little broncos I do, is it the same way for these trucks? Is there anything they don't make That i should look out for in the truck i am buying.
 

Jolly Green

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Customs in 1978 had round headlights--all other trim levels came with rectangular headlights.

All trims got the rectangle lights in '79.

And...I agree with the guys above--most of the '78 trucks were probably actually built in '77.
 

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Just about every common part is made for these rigs. If I were you, I'd first check Green Sales and Dennis Carpenter for any replacement parts. They're a little more expensive up front, but it's better to only cry once.
 
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I am finding all the body parts I need, except for sheet-metal patch panels around the top of the cab drip rails. Any help/ vendor?
 
My problem with the truck is the build date of 9/ 77 a title that says 19 78 truck and a square headlighted grill that the owner swears is original on a 78 ranger. Any help here?

August /september is the first month of the next year's production

You have a 78

IN 1978 ONLY CUSTOM TRIM HAD round HEADLIGHTS

In 1978 Ranger trim and above had RECTANGULAR

In 1979 all trim lines came with Rectangular headlghts

In grade school we learned a square was made up of 4 equal (same Length) sides

Also in grade school we learned that a rectangle had 2 sides that were equal in length and 2 other sides that were equal


NO SQUARE headlights in the 70's.


DETAILS Details Details

from 1979..read the way it is worded



79FordTruckPage8.jpg
 
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73F100Shortbed

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Realistically I think 99% of the people on this site know what he is refering to without pointing out the difference between a square and a rectangle. :rotz:
 
August/September is the first month of the next year's production
Which is it?
August or September? ;)

Did Ford change it?
My '91 Bronco was made last week of July of '90.
Or do I got that wrong somewhere? :/

In grade school we learned a square was made up of 4 equal
(same Length) sides
Also in grade school we learned that a rectangle had 2 sides
that were equal in length and 2 other sides that were equal
Well, that just goes to show ya...
you Canajians are smarter than we thought! ;)

Butthead in AZ
 
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