Late 70's early 80's would be 15” 15 spoke turbine wheels are a must. Body flares, lots of square foglights (yellow) grill guard with no brush guards. Big metal towing bumpers in chrome. Scrolled pinstriping, Cheesy nick names painted on the tailgate like “Big Red” and your name on the door. Maybe a chrome swan hood ornament and a calvary charge horn.
damn, i was 18 in 1985 and the only "trend" i remember and did was the vehicle name banner at the top of the windshield. oh, wait, i remember lots of trucks having the flat running boards (not the nerf bars like they have now)
John , the only one you got wrong was the swan.
It was a Mack bulldog.
Basically I just described my uncles 1983 F150 that he bought new and customized new. He still has it and it is the cleanest 83 F150 on the planet. If the motor needed something fixed, he went to ford and had a new motor put in, if it started to rust, he went to Ziebart and had them fix it (he had it Ziebarted every year and almost every panel has been professionally repaired for free at least once. Now he just leaves it in his garage cause he is too afraid to get it scratched. A couple years ago the steering column became loose, he went to Ford and had a complete NOS steering column put in. The dealer kept telling him to just use a junkyard column and save a bunch of money "since it is an old pickup". He told them to just do it, he didn't care about the cost.
FWIW his Swan Hood ornament has lighted wings! LOL
^ Looks like this only red.
1973 Dodge Charger, Cali car, 360 CI, 904 tranny. For Jacob Juelich 1982-2008
1975 Cadillac Coupe deVille Cerise Firemist, not pink!
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 4X4 with 38K miles as of 11/24/08
Formerly owned about 10 Rangers and RBV's
Originally Posted by John Quincy Adams
"you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it.”
a. Deep dish wheels "sittin fat" "pokin out"
b. Muliple side mirrors going up windshield pillar (testerosa style)
c. tilt bed
d. neon light kits
f. lightening bolt or wave graphics. Florescent paints.
g. wide wheels 15x10 with small tire stretch mounted
h. convertible truck conversion kits
i. air shocks
j. sex wax, body glove, oakley, gecko, no fear stickers.