1973 Ford F150 Explorer.

April 9, 2012

8 comments

8 comments:

Dave said...

I love these trucks- the pre-Explorer Explorer. Dig the Mach I hood stripe. I have a '79 and they really ride like a truck- no IFS. The twin I-beam suspension gives new meaning to 'pain in the ass'. As usual- good job guys.

Tony Piff said...

it took me three times to catch that this was an "explorer." so freakin cool.

no profile shot?

Justin said...

Rims and stripes/paint reek of late 70's. Love it.

Ben Piff said...

Somehow I missed the profile that day, but luckily I was in the neighborhood yesterday and got it. Now with water-heavy tarp and a Suburban's tow hitch caressing the front bumper.

Frankster said...

Love it! Readers will think I'm crazy, but I know my late 60's - early 80's cars. This is a 1975 model. The Explorer stripe changed every year, and I'm positive the "wrap over the hood" stripe was '75. The fact that this truck has never been repainted is amazing! What a find!

Frankster said...

For those wondering, Ford offered 3 trim levels on '73-'79 pick-ups. Custom, Ranger, and Ranger XLT. Explorer was an option package for the Custom. It included the stripe, the hood ornament, upgraded upholstery, simulated-mag full wheel covers, and the Ranger XLT tailgate treatment. It made the bare-bones Custom a little more sporty, back when pick-ups were just starting to become quite popular

Ludovic Houbrechts said...

Hello, I live in Belgium, I have exactly the same pick-up.
Series special F150 explorer of 1975.
Do you know the exact color code of this Yellow?
Thank you in advance
Friendly
Houbrechts Ludovic

Anonymous said...

when i was 16 i had a truck that looked just like this one man wish i could find another one soon as i seen it all the fun times and memories came back