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1981 Ford F-100 Custom Pickup 4.9L (Same Body as F150)

1981 Ford F-100 F150 for sale in Port Saint Lucie, Florida, United States

Condition: Used
Item location: Port Saint Lucie, Florida, United States
Make: Ford
Model: F-100
SubModel: F150
Type: Standard Cab Pickup
Trim: Custom Standard Cab Pickup 2-Door
Year: 1981
Mileage: 82,883
VIN: 2FTCF10E5BCA11570
Color: Red
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Gray
Options: CD Player
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description for Ford F-100 1981

This is a 3 owner fully restored 1981 Ford F-100 Custom with 82,883 original miles. This is a very rare truck! That is why it was given the full frame up restoration treatment. This was the last year for the Custom trim level as Ford went to the XL, LT trim identifications. It was the last year the Ford letters appeared on the hood as the new grille got the blue Ford oval. Its also rare given F-100 production was very low and that the F-100 was being phased out for the 1983 model year.

It has just been completed after a pain staking full frame up restoration. Just about every bolt was touched on this restoration. This is a real numbers matching truck. It was manufactured in September 1980, omes equipped with bullet proof 300 4.9 straight six, nd a Automatic C4 transmission.

Asking10,500 or a best offer. I am motivated by no means desperate. That being said I will entertain a serious best offer.

This F-100 drives amazingly well. It is as close to new as you can get without a time machine! It starts right up on first turn every time, dle is excellent, nd handles perfectly at any speed. You can drive it anywhere!

I will try to itemize everything that was done but it may be easier to say what wasn't done! As I stated every bolt was touched. I can only display 24 pictures for this listing and that is difficult since I have close to 100 of them. They were taken during the restoration to show how even the simplest of things were taken down and restored.

The body has over 500 man hours of labor in it. The results are amazing and be durable for many years to come. The entire truck top to bottom was stripped down and then coated in multiple layers of sealer primmer. The entire truck was painted and then reassembled.

The engine compartment was blasted and stripped down. The engine went thru a mild rebuild top to bottom.

Steering System:

Power steering pump

Upper power steering hose

Lower power steering hose

Steering coupler assembly

New seals and brushings

The entire electrical system was gone thru wire by wire. Many new grounds and parts of the wires were repaired and or replaced. The entire under hood wiring was then covered in in wire loom jacketing. A more modern stereo was installed as well as new speakers in the door. Looks great and sounds even better.

New engine grounds



Battery cables

Starter solenoid

Two door speakers

AM FM CD stereo radio with AUX input

Dual map light single dome ford chromed overhead lamp

New LED gauge cluster lighting as well as all dash components

HVAC blower motor with relay

All new fuses

Interior was taken down to the last part. Every part was cleaned and either repaired / refurbished or replaced.

The dash pad replaced and dyed correct medium gray color

Dash body reinforced and repaired then dyed medium gray

Door panels re-dyed medium gray

Seat trims were all dyed the medium gray

Seat had springs replaced, ainted, ew foam, ew custom upholstery

New headliner

The entire interior floor was painted with primer / sealer after all seams were sealed with a seam sealer. The floors were then painted in the finish color.

Both doors were fully primed and painted top to bottom as well as both jams. The inner moving parts were cleaned and lubricated. The doors were recovered with a 6 mil moisture barrier as opposed to the original paper.

The firewall and floor pans were covered in thermo wrap to insulate and noise reduction.

The flooring has a custom molded rubber flooring with padding.

Most of the interior parts were reinstalled using stainless steel fasteners where appropriate.

The headliner is the same vinyl material that was used on the seat upholstery. It looks beautiful. The two sun visors, enter support, indshield pillar trims, nd all surrounding roof trims were dyed medium gray.

The HVAC system was fully dismantled inside and outside. All duct work was thoroughly cleaned and treated with a safe solution to preserve it. The blower box was resealed and a new blower motor was installed in it.

The entire HVAC system was reinstalled perfectly with all new seals and insulations.

As per the following:

Heater box new seal and insulation

Blower box new seals and insulation

New blower motor

New blower motor relay

Heater core

New Hoses

It has a completely new exhaust system from the new manifold to the dual stainless steel exhaust tips. Essentially every part of the exhaust system was replaced. Look amazing and sounds great without being to loud.

The braking system got a full overhaul.

Installed a new

Master cylinder

Power brake booster


Metal brake lines.


Both sides of the firewall were stripped down and any questionable areas were properly repaired with new metal. Both sides of the wall were primed with a primer / sealer getting four coats. Both sides of the wall got all new seal seals.

The four wheels were all blasted down to bare metal. They were then painted in four stages to achieve the finish they originally had when new. They have all new Ford center trim rings and chrome lug nuts.

The entire frame of the vehicle was cleaned and sanded. It was then painted in chassis black gloss finish. All wheel wells were painted in a chassis black finish.

The fuel tank was drained and cleaned. It was inspected and is in excellent condition.

There is a 4 pin tow wiring harness tucked up in the rear should you want to tow something.

Transmission had a full service check-up with new fluids and filter. It shifts smoothly thru all gears.


The engine has all the following:

New 1 barrel carburetor

Accessory drive belts


Spark Plugs

Spark plug wires

EGR valve

PCV valve

Sport Vacuum lines

Air cleaner stripped and refinished

Distributor with cap

Ported vacuum switch

Chrome Breather cap

Chrome Fuel Filter

Gasket Set

Fuel lines

All weather-stripping was replaced.

Door complete weather stripe seal to body

Door complete runner weather stripe

Both doors inner window rail weather stripe

Both doors outer window rail weather stripe

The body was addressed as follows:

The entire outer body was sanded down.

Truck bed was fully remove, lasted, inish coated.

Any issues were properly repaired with welded panels.

Body was shot with primer sealer.

Entire car was wet sanded.

Body was shot with multiple coats of base coat clear coat


Underside of hood was finished exactly as the rest of the body.

The bed was given many hours of attention. Any repairs were made with welded metal repairs. The entire bed area was painted in a primmer sealer. It was then coated in multiple coats of a spray in bed liner. It gives the truck a super tough look as well as making the bed very durable. The bed bolts were replaced with new hardware.

The spare tire set up was changed to a later model style with a crank style lifting unit. The original was just terrible. It was a cross angled arm that was supported by a bolt at each end. You would have to crawl under the truck and lower the full weight of the tire to the ground. Most people would just have it drop to the ground running a chance at injury to you or at minimum damage to the arm. With this new style you insert a tire iron into the hole hidden behind the license plate and just turn it using the handle to easily lower the spare. Putting it back up is just as simple turning the same wrench in the opposite direction. This is the mechanism they currently use today.

I know this is a lot of information to take in but I wanted this to be as thorough as possible to inform the next owner as of everything it took to achieve this beautiful finished product. This is truly a restored classic anyone would be proud to own and show off!

This is a super solid truck and will last a very long time. There were no shortcuts taken to achieve this final product.

If I have missed anything please feel free to ask me your question. My name is Charlie and I will be happy to speak with you. Message me with your number and the best time to call.

If you would like more photos please message me with your email and I will send you the complete file of photos.

Please have your funds available prior to any purchase. All funds must clear prior to release of the vehicle. Once payment has cleared I will send the title to you with tracking.

I will work with your shipping company to make this as smooth as possible.


Thank you and if you read it all, hank you once more!

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