Body Type:Pickup Truck
Exterior Color: Blue
Interior Color: Blue
Trim: RARE FLARE SIDE 4X4
Number of Cylinders: 8
Drive Type: FWD
Sub Model: F-150 FLARE SIDE 4X4
Sacramento, California, United States
YOU ARE BIDDING ON A RARE 1978 FORD RANGER SINGLE CAB F-150 4X4 SHORT BED FLARE SIDE / STEP SIDE WITH ORIGINAL WOODEN BED V8 ONLY AUTOMATIC POWER STEERING BENCH SEAT TRUCK IS ALL ORIGINAL EXCEPT FOR THE AFTER MARKET CD PLAYER AND UPGRADED SPEAKERS ROLL BAR WITH KC LIGHT BRACKET TRUCK HAS BEEN REPAINTED TO A LIGHTER BLUE FROM IT'S ORIGINAL COLOR DARK BLUE THE BENCH SEAT HAS BEEN REDONE WITH NEW FOAM AND FABRIC VS. VINYL GOOD TIRES ALL THE WAY AROUND NEVER IN NO MAJOR ACCIDENTS BUT DOES HAVE A FEW DINGS , SMALL DENTS AND SCRATCHES BUT NOTHING REALLY MAJOR THE TRUCK RUNS AND DRIVES GREAT GREAT CONDITION FOR BEING A 35 YEAR OLD TRUCK
PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE TERMS OF SALE - IF YOU DO NOT LIKE THE TERMS OF SALE PLEASE DO NOT BID AND WASTE MY TIME
TERMS OF SALE : A $ 500 NON REFUNDABLE DOWN PAYMENT IS DUE WITHIN 24 HOURS OF AUCTION ENDING BY BANK WIRE OR PAYPAL ONLY NO CHECKS OF ANY KIND BALANCE MUST BE PAID WITHIN 72 HOURS OF AUCTION ENDING BY BANK WIRE OR CASH IN PERSON ONLY IF YOU ARE LOCAL PLEASE VIEW THE VEHICLE BEFORE BIDDING IF YOU PLAN ON HAVING THE VEHICLE INSPECTED YOU MUST DO IT BEFORE AUCTION ENDS BUYER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL SHIPPING COSTS I RESERVE THE RIGHT TO END THE AUCTION AT ANY TIME THE VEHICLE IS UP FOR SALE LOCALLY IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CALL 916-225-5995
What you see in the above image is a rendering of the Hackmobile Transit Connect Wagon. What is that? It's a "mobile fabrication and hacking unit" that includes tools for metal- and woodworking, 3D and electronics fabrication, a three-axis CNC machine called "The Fabber," a video projector and screen, an air compressor, an 84x48-inch work surface that folds out like a Murphy bed and oh so much more. When not in use, all of the implements fold neatly into the back of Ford's award-winning van.
But perhaps the more important question is why is that? Because Make Magazine held an Ultimate Maker Vehicle Challenge in conjunction with Ford in which ten teams created were charged with creating "the ultimate Ford Transit Connect Wagon for the do-it-yourself enthusiast." Team Twin Cities Maker won the competition with the Hackmobile, and in addition to winning $10,000, Ford has declared it's actually going to build the thing - which is great, because if they can actually engineer a road-legal Hackmobile Transit Connect Wagon as envisioned, the inevitable A-Team movie reboot might need to think about including it.
Check out the video below for a cheeky walk-through of the Hackmobile, and get all the particulars in the press release below that.
Ford's extensive use of aluminum in its 2015 F-150 is a big deal. A really big deal. Big enough, in fact, that General Motors is reportedly changing its fullsize pickup strategy. According to The Wall Street Journal, The General has locked in partnerships with Alcoa Inc. and Novelis Inc. - companies that will supply aluminum for the next-generation Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra trucks.
"Ford's introduction of the 2015 F-150 pickup truck was a game changer, and it's the first, not the last, conversion of this type," Novelis spokesperson Charles Belbin told the Journal. The switch to aluminum has allowed Ford to shave roughly 700 pounds off its fullsize truck's curb weight. And while official mileage ratings have not been announced, the weight loss should go a long way for improving efficiency, especially when combined other efficiency-minded improvements including better aerodynamics and new, turbocharged V6 engines.
Of course, aluminum-bodied cars are nothing new. But extensive use of aluminum in a major, best-selling product like the Ford F-150 is expected to kick off widespread use of this weight-saving material as availability rises and cost decreases. The WSJ reports that GM had originally explored the idea of moving to aluminum pickups back in 2008, but abandoned the idea due to cost concerns amid economic woes.
The Ford Atlas Concept was one of the quiet success stories of the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, and now Ford has given us a quick glimpse as to how that creation came to be. Designers actually combined two early sketches to build the Atlas. One, called the Bullet Train, is a futuristic, aerodynamic creation, while the other, aptly named the Locomotive, features the squared off proportions we're familiar with.
Once designers settled on the truck's proportions, they began nailing down exactly which attributes they wanted the final design to have. The Concept's notched windshield originated as a forked glass roof that seamlessly transitioned into the windscreen.
Likewise, designers wanted to fit the truck's tailgate with a storage compartment for tools and a first aid kit, but settled on the dual-purpose step/cargo cradle. Interestingly enough, the concept's active aero shutter wheels actually originated in some of the earliest sketches. Check out the photos and slides here for a closer look.