Your thoughts on a 1978 F-150 4x4
Just was gifted a 1978 Ford F-150 4x4 as my first vehicle. It was well maintained, and had a drive-train rebuild 40k miles ago. It has a 302 small block, 2 barrel carb, lifted 8 inches and is on 35 inch tires. If I take good care of this truck, could I expect good reliability? Any known weak points in these old 70s fords? Just looking for your overall thoughts on a truck of this age being reliable and not a total waste of time.
William from Hawaii
These old trucks are uncomplicated, well built and easy to maintain and repair. I would keep it forever. If you maintain it, it will be more reliable than almost any new vehicle.
I don't agree at all. Take good care of it and fix it as needed and drive it. The truck doesn't know how old it is. Heck, it's lasted this long with proper care.
As long it's not rusty and everything works the way it should, they are pretty great and reliable trucks. I went to high school with a guy that had a red and white 1977 Ford F-150 2WD, and he drove it to school often, it is a great looking truck and I still see it around town when I go to the store.
With that age, I would not use it as a reliable daily driver.