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This truck is in fair to good overall condition with some flaws of note. This truck would be considered a nice driver quality truck and not a show truck.

Exterior

There are brackets still attached to the frame where steps were cut off. There is moderate to heavier rust to the undercarriage with some areas of rot forming and some metal work needed. There is a minor hole in the passenger side floor underneath from rusting. I checked the vehicle with a magnet and found it to stick all around but was weaker in the lower panels. Not excessive.

Interior

The steering wheel rim is cracked with age. The driver side of the seat has come apart in a couple areas and appears there was a poor previous repair performed. The driver's seatbelt shows some wear with age and use. The original interior trim shows minor wear with age.

Mechanical

There is a loose vacuum line to the distributor. The engine is seeping some oil from the underside. There were no drips at time of inspection. This area should be cleaned off and rechecked to verify source of leak or leaks. The rear differential is leaking fluid, appears to be from the pinion seal.

Test Drive

The engine had plenty of power and there were no misfires or excessive smoking. The transmission shifted as designed with no harsh engagement or slipping. The steering was responsive and the suspension was firm and the vehicle handled well. There were no abnormal vibrations or odd noises. The brakes were firm with no pulsation felt. See below and pictures for more info.

Vehicle Info

Year 1978
Make Ford
Model F-100
Mileage 22513
Transmission Manual
VIN Number F10BNCE5618
Stock Number LE5618
Interior Cloth
Interior Color Grey
Body Color Blue
Engine 6 Cylinder
Drive Type Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel Type Gas

Exterior

Wiper Blades
Windshield Washer
Body Alignment
Scratches
Dings
Dents
Paint Condition
Body Seals
Rust
There is moderate to heavier rust to the undercarriage with some areas of rot forming and some metal work needed.
Exterior Lights
Door Mirrors
Bumpers
Side Moldings
Frame Damage
There are brackets still attached to the frame where steps were cut off.
Glass
Body Filler?
I checked the vehicle with a magnet and found it to stick all around but was weaker in the lower panels. Not excessive.
Hood
Doors
Floors
There is a minor hole in the passenger side floor underneath from rusting.
Rockers
Quarter Panels
Chrome

Interior

Steering Wheel
The steering wheel rim is cracked with age.
Horn
Seat Condition
The driver side of the seat has come apart in a couple areas and appears there was a poor previous repair performed.
Seat Belts
The driver's seatbelt shows some wear with age and use.
Clock
Radio/Navigation
Inner Door Panels
Window Function
Center Console
Dash
Sun Visors
Dash Lights
Dash Gauges
Air Conditioning
Heater
Carpet
Floor Mats
Cigarette Use
Unusual Odors
Headliner
Blower Motor
Interior Trim
The original interior trim shows minor wear with age.
Inner Trunk

Mechanical

Air Filter
Battery Condition
Charging System
Cooling Fan Condition
Radiator Cap Sealing Properly
Hoses
There is a loose vacuum line to the distributor.
Radiator
Engine Coolant
Coolant Leaks
Belts
Engine Oil
Engine Fluid Leaks
The engine is seeping some oil from the underside. There were no drips at time of inspection. This area should be cleaned off and rechecked to verify source of leak or leaks.
Transmission Fluid
Transmission Leaks
Brake System
Brake Fluid Leaks
Differential leaks
The rear differential is leaking fluid, appears to be from the pinion seal.
Muffler System
CV Joints and Axles
Shocks and bushings
Ball Joints and Tie Rods
Modifications

Road Test

Road Test
Engine Performance
Transmission performance
Clutch Performance
Differential Performance
Wheel Bearing Performance
Braking Performance
Suspension Performance
Steering Performance
Engine Starting

Manufacturer

Driver FrontBF GoodrichBF GoodrichPassenger Front
Driver RearBF GoodrichBF GoodrichPassenger Rear

Size

Driver Front275/60/R15275/60/R15Passenger Front
Driver Rear275/60/R15275/60/R15Passenger Rear

Tire Condition

Driver FrontDry RotDry RotPassenger Front
Driver RearDry RotDry RotPassenger Rear

Wheel Condition

Driver FrontNo IssuesNo IssuesPassenger Front
Driver RearNo IssuesNo IssuesPassenger Rear

Tire Tread

Driver Front7/327/32Passenger Front
Driver Rear7/327/32Passenger Rear
Spare Tire
Spare tireYes

Tire Tread Explanation

10/32 or more

Tires have plenty of tread!

(standard)

8/32 or more

Tires have plenty of tread!

(low profile)

5/32 to 7/32

Tires will need replacement soon!

4/32 or less

Tires need replacement!

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