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1979 F150 Ranger Inaugural Indi Pace truck

We are the proud owners of a 1979 F150 Ranger Inaugural Indi Pace truck
are their any race enthusiast that know anything about this truck. It is all origianl and still has the stickers on it.
It was built in the month of march making it fall in to the cadigory or one of several trucks used as suport truck for the race , it has the bigger sized motor. please email me with any extra info you may have


1979 F150 Ranger Inaugural Indi Pace truck

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We are the proud owners of a 1979 F150 Ranger Inaugural Indi Pace truck
are their any race enthusiast that know anything about this truck. It is all origianl and still has the stickers on it.
It was built in the month of march making it fall in to the cadigory or one of several trucks used as suport truck for the race , it has the bigger sized motor. please email me with any extra info you may have


1979 F150 Ranger Inaugural Indi Pace truck
I assume you mean the replica of the truck they provided as support trucks at Indy with the "official truck" decals on the doors. A friend of mine back in school had one, but it wasn't like a fast truck, just an F150 Ranger with decals. They were available as an option for F150s and 250s and the engine/tranny options were standard Ford options available for any 150 or 250.

The decals appear to be available aftermarket, so with a bit of paint ....

I suppose yours could be worth something if it were in mint shape and was actually one of the original support trucks, but I doubt it is, you'd have to verify it with Ford or the Indy people to know for sure.

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I think I've seen one before...a black 1979 F-150 with UGLY stripes down the side, it was a reg cab long bed, they said it had a 460 in it but I never looked. Get some pics of it!
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Project Bronco is a site that specializes in the 78-79 platform. I've used the site extensively during my research on my 1978 Bronco restore (planned project -- picking up the bronco with 78K original miles on it in a couple of weeks).

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Project Bronco is a site that specializes in the 78-79 platform. I've used the site extensively during my research on my 1978 Bronco restore (planned project -- picking up the bronco with 78K original miles on it in a couple of weeks).

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No we apparently have a actual support truck used before and during the race.
no decals on the doors... or any aftermarket stuff.
Its all original. Ford has the verification on the way.

Im just the wife checking the fourms latest responces to our question, while we were back then...waiting for Fords responce back.....
husband know more then I do about what the truck has.

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Get some pics of it and some specs (motor, tranny, etc.)
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No we apparently have a actual support truck used before and during the race.
no decals on the doors... or any aftermarket stuff.
Its all original. Ford has the verification on the way.

Im just the wife checking the fourms latest responces to our question, while we were back then...waiting for Fords responce back.....
husband know more then I do about what the truck has.

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I'd like to see pics too.I used to own a 1979 Mustang Indy 500 Pace Car and an 82 Z28 Indy 500 Pace Car.They were not the real ones used at the track,just the limited edition replicas sold through the dealerships.The drivetain was all stock(slow).They just had the same paint scheme and Indy decals and badges like the real pace cars.
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I'd like to see pics too.I used to own a 1979 Mustang Indy 500 Pace Car and an 82 Z28 Indy 500 Pace Car.They were not the real ones used at the track,just the limited edition replicas sold through the dealerships.The drivetain was all stock(slow).They just had the same paint scheme and Indy decals and badges like the real pace cars.
It isn't a "pace truck" it's a support truck.

It was just an F150 ranger with a trim package, no special performance options etc. They were really kind of ugly and not a very hot seller.
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It isn't a "pace truck" it's a support truck.

It was just an F150 ranger with a trim package, no special performance options etc. They were really kind of ugly and not a very hot seller.

I know I just was curious to see what it looked like because I had the Mustang Indy Pace Car from that same year.I wanted to see if the paint schemes or anything else looked similar. The Mustang was nothing great either.It was slow and ugly.
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I know I just was curious to see what it looked like because I had the Mustang Indy Pace Car from that same year.I wanted to see if the paint schemes or anything else looked similar. The Mustang was nothing great either.It was slow and ugly.
If I seem to recall, in 1979, there weren't many cars or trucks that couldn't be defined as slow and ugly coming off the lines. There was that awful period of time when US auto designers just couldn't get the shift from big heavy metal to more tweaked refined efficiency so we ended up with under powered cracker boxes in the name of efficiency.
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I think the late 70's Ford trucks are beautiful.
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A lot of the 79 F150's were actual support trucks used at Indy. This can be verified with a History 999 from Ford. They were discussed on ProjectBronco.com and FullSizeBronco.com They apparently came with either a 460 or a 302. The 460 being the most common engine. When they were sold at the dealer, they came with the "Indy Pace Truck" decal for the door not installed. It was up to the purchaser to install them or not.

I own four 78/79 Broncos and a 78 F250 SuperCab so if you have any other questions, let me know.
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pics of our support truck

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