1979 Ford F-150 The Motor Is .40 over 351M 4 Speed Manual

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Bought it from my father in law about 7 years ago, and it was orginally a maroon color. Him and I started off with 3.5 " skyjacker lift kit. Pulled motor took it to Dnk engine for the rebuild. The motor is .40 over 351M balanced 4 barrel holley off road carburetor 4 speed manual transmission. Running 33x12.50s on ULTRA wheels. Paint done by Klines Kustoms Kolors to match a 68 Camaro I restored 15 years ago. All interior and hardware replaced. And MOVE bumpers...we love it! It's another child for us!

Says: Michael N Jamie Behil (Owner)
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John Buckley

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Would look better with 35's
 
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Frank

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What odds?? I have a 1979 Shorty that was green and I built almost exactly the same truck as yours colour and all! I live in New Brunswick Canada
 

Michael Behil

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What odds?? I have a 1979 Shorty that was green and I built almost exactly the same truck as yours colour and all! I live in New Brunswick Canada
How cool. Had the idea in my mind forever and finally just dove in with both feet.
 
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Paul Allen

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Very nice
 
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Bronco

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Thought about it. 33's were more practical it is to use not to show. Didn't want the power loss and mileage.
You can run 33x12.50 on those trucks without a lift. Why did you lift it if you didn't want to run a bigger tire?
 

Michael Behil

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You can run 33x12.50 on those trucks without a lift. Why did you lift it if you didn't want to run a bigger tire?
Personal preference. Guess I should have consulted in you before I built it.
 
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Personal preference. Guess I should have consulted in you before I built it.
i have a 1979 4x4 with stock 15x7 rims and wrangler tires and looking to go with a 3 inch suspension lift and put 33x12.5 BFG mud tires on are you suggesting i do not have to lift the original set up to accomplish this? also if you have advice on a lift kit besides rough country let me know.
 

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Truck looks and sits great. I like the tire to fender gap that the small lift gives the 33’s.
 
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