Race Ready F-150 Pre-Runner for Sale with a Crazy Low Price

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1995 Ford F-150 Pre-Runner

F-150 has a built big block V8, custom body work and an elaborate suspension setup.

We were recently checking out the trucks available for sale on the Streetside Classics website when came stumbled across this incredible 1995 Ford F-150 pre-runner. Every aspect of this truck has been upgraded for high performance fun in any off-road setting, but this isn’t an F-Series pickup that you are going to drive on the street without at least a few key changes.

Build to Race

While this truck began its life as a 1995 Ford F-150, still wearing the VIN tag on the dash to prove it, there aren’t many components that were included on any factory-built F-Series pickup.

1995 Ford F-150 Pre-Runner

While the cab, doors, grille and tailgate are factory F-150 parts, Hanneman front and back fiberglass fenders and a Glassworks fiberglass hood provide the pre-runner shape, with help from some tubular bumpers and the huge tires. The original frame is still in use, but it has been modified to work with the elaborate suspension setup featuring I-beams and radius arms from Camberg Engineering along with Sway-A-Way coilovers in the front along with Deaver long-travel lift springs and Sway-A-Way reservoir shocks in the rear.

1995 Ford F-150 Pre-Runner

 

Both the bed and the underhood areas have been completely stripped out, with custom tubular chassis reinforcements filling both of those areas. Also up front, there is a high performance, 460-cubic inch V8 that sends its power through a built C6 transmission and a Currie 9-inch rear differential.

1995 Ford F-150 Pre-Runner

This is a rear-drive truck, so it is designed for crossing the desert at high speeds, not digging through deep mud, although it would probably do better in mud than your average rear-wheel-drive F-150.

1995 Ford F-150 Pre-Runner

Create Comforts

While some people drive pre-runner trucks on the street, this F-150 lacks some key features for road use.

1995 Ford F-150 Pre-Runner

Most notably, it does not have a windshield, it doesn’t have an exhaust system south of the headers and that big block engine likely wouldn’t pass any emission tests in the United States. There is no heater or air condition system, but the builder did include a modern stereo system with a CD player, along with a Lowrance Baja GPS unit. There is also room for passengers, with race seats in each of the normal front positions and another in the rear seating area, nestled up between the front seats a bit.

1995 Ford F-150 Pre-Runner

The original dash board is still in place, as are the factory door panels, but the dash has been customized with a ton of switches and unique gauges.

Really, if you live in a state like Michigan, devoid of any sort of annual emission testing or inspection of any kind, the only thing stopping you from driving this badass F-150 on the street is a windshield and a cheap muffler.

1995 Ford F-150 Pre-Runner

Best of all, with a list price of $28,995, the suspension and chassis upgrades alone may have cost as much as the asking price. This F-150 is being sold for a fraction of the build price, so whoever buys it is driving away with an awesome truck and a great deal.

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"Before I was old enough to walk, my dad was taking me to various types of racing events, from local drag racing to the Daytona 500," says Patrick Rall, a lifetime automotive expert, diehard Dodge fan, and respected auto journalist for over 10 years. "He owned a repair shop and had a variety of performance cars when I was young, but by the time I was 16, he was ready to build me my first drag car – a 1983 Dodge Mirada that ran low 12s. I spent 10 years traveling around the country, racing with my dad by my side. While we live in different areas of the country, my dad still drag races at 80 years old in the car that he built when I was 16 while I race other vehicles, including my 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and my 1972 Dodge Demon 340.

"Although I went to college for accounting, my time in my dad’s shop growing up allowed me the knowledge to spend time working as a mechanic before getting my accounting degree, at which point I worked in the office of a dealership group. While I was working in the accounting world, I continued racing and taking pictures of cars at the track. Over time, I began showing off those pictures online and that led to my writing.

"Ten years ago, I left the accounting world to become a full-time automotive writer and I am living proof that if you love what you do, you will never “work” a day in your life," adds Rall, who has clocked in time as an auto mechanic, longtime drag racer and now automotive journalist who contributes to nearly a dozen popular auto websites dedicated to fellow enthusiasts.

"I love covering the automotive industry and everything involved with the job. I was fortunate to turn my love of the automotive world into a hobby that led to an exciting career, with my past of working as a mechanic and as an accountant in the automotive world provides me with a unique perspective of the industry.

"My experience drag racing for more than 20 years coupled with a newfound interest in road racing over the past decade allows me to push performance cars to their limit, while my role as a horse stable manager gives me vast experience towing and hauling with all of the newest trucks on the market today.

"Being based on Detroit," says Rall, "I never miss the North American International Auto Show, the Woodward Dream Cruise and Roadkill Nights, along with spending plenty of time raising hell on Detroit's Woodward Avenue with the best muscle car crowd in the world.

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