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Monday, September 15, 2014

What year is this truck?

Stumbled upon a REALLY COOL truck this morning as I drove into town. It was sitting outside of the local mechanic shop. I thought it looked like some kind of old Willys pickup truck but the hood is stamped DODGE.

This is the kind of truck I could drive for the rest of my days. Anybody have more details on it?

I should have gotten more pictures of it but I was running late on an errand. I think it is still sitting out there.  Looks like it might have been a forest service vehicle or something? See the winch on the front?



13 comments:

Inventive said...

It's a Dodge Power Wagon. Dunno enough about model years to tell you the year though.

Anonymous said...

the original dodge power wagon.

PioneerPreppy said...

I am not an expert but I believe that is one of the WM-300 1 ton models built from 57 to 66. If I remember right the 3/4 ton W100's and W200's had a more sloped front grill and the spare tire was on the passenger side outside the bed. There were so many variants of those trucks though I could be completely off base.

Jay Ater said...

Great truck, fairly easy to work on and can be flogged a bit without worrying about it but it might be a bit cramped with 8 people in the cab.

MaribethKC said...

Once a friend of mine found a car he really liked. He left a note on the windshield for the owner telling them if they were ever to sell it, to contact him first. They called him about 6 months later, and he bought the car. Worth a try if you ever see it again.

The Orange Jeep Dad said...

If I had any extra cash that would be a terrific idea... but I can dream!

The Orange Jeep Dad said...

In the cab? That's what the bed is for... LoL.

The Orange Jeep Dad said...

In my alternate universe, I'd own one of each.

The Orange Jeep Dad said...

Thanks for posting your thoughts. I don't recall seeing your name before. Hope to see it again.

The Orange Jeep Dad said...

... and I like it!

Kim said...

we used to own a 64 Dodge Power wagon that had been owned by the Forest Service. This looks older than that. We loved ours. It would go just about anywhere. We lived in Seattle at the time and nobody there could drive in snow. We'd get out early after a snowfall and ride around pulling people out of where they didn't belong for tips. Only problem was: it ate U-joints. My husband and I got to be experts at replacing them, until we got tired of it and sold it. The new owner took it to a dealer who said we'd been putting in the wrong U-joints (recommended by a different Dodge dealer in another state). It was still running good when the new owner died many years later.

Anonymous said...

If you can inspect it, year should be on a plate in cab. Usually riveted to dash. Bed looks to from a newer military truck or trailer. hope this helps.

Anonymous said...

Check out http://www.dodgepowerwagon.com/ This will show many old power wagons.

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