Believe it or not we are now 40 years removed from 1980. The Cold War is long gone, but the world still feels like it’s coming to an end. This time around it’s from a viral pandemic–not nuclear war.
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|17-Inch 315 Method Wheels||2-Inch Rough Country Lift Kit|
|BFG All-Terrain T/A Tires 33/12.5R17||Vinyl Partial Wrap|
|Black Horse Roll Bar||Westin Offroad 6-Inch Lights|
|Liner Xtreeme Spray-In Bedliner|
A lighthearted two-tone wrap job and a healthy dose of chrome gives us that warm cozy feeling. We fall victim to relying on black too often, so it’s always a refreshing change of pace to embrace the past and celebrate it without giving up our modern creature comforts.
This look was cultivated during the seventh generation of Ford F-Series. Automotive historian James Wagner called the 1980 model a ” breakthrough generation” for Ford. By 1982 the F-Series had become the best selling vehicle in America.
This legacy of love towards the F-150 lets us get away with builds like these. They aren’t for everyone, but they are mighty fun to look at.
The most striking modification to the truck is the white color block down the side. This bright white wrapping film really cements this truck’s time and place. It was seen on 1987+ models in particular (the two-tone paint before 87′ did not fully cover the entire fender flare area).
That’s followed up by the stainless steel Black Horse Classic Roll Bar. It includes a third brake light and changeable color panels on the side logos. Mounted along the bar are four 6-inch Quartz-Halogen off-road lights from Westin. We don’t do a ton of auxiliary halogen lights, but on a retro build like this it’s a necessity.
Wheels, Tires, & Lift
This nostalgic build rides on chunky 33-inch BF Goodrich tires with machined 315 Method wheels. A careful eye will also notice the 2 inch leveling kit from Rough Country. There are other wheels we could have chosen to be more “true” to the original, but we felt these offered a good balance of old and new.