The K-lettered models were consistently 3-ton rated, but the L-lettered models went against the naming pattern — they were only 2-ton rated. The fair market value of this 1947 Dodge Pickup is based on the average asking and selling price of similar vehicles available in the market place and credited for the noted condition. Record prices are being paid at each consecutive auction for similar automobiles. Nevertheless, the average life of the trucks was only about five trips. Many other antique auto parts stores were solicited for various parts. The following are additional comments regarding the vehicle:On the date appraised.
The greatest change was in 1961, when the stalwart 230 cubic inch flathead six gave way to the 251 cubic inch flathead six that was formerly used in medium-duty trucks. The greatest change over the years was what Dodge actually called it. ExcellentBody very goodPaint very goodTrim goodEmblems goodF. Cosmetically, the pickup box sides went from being flat to embossed during 1951. The unique front- end design: a barrel-shaped grille, crowned front fenders, and free-standing headlamps mounted in bullet-shaped pods, was only really changed in 1940, when Dodge trucks began using sealed-beam headlamps and were equipped with marker lights mounted on the headlamp housing.
Both were offered in wheelbases ranging 152—205 in 386—521 cm through 1942. Seats very goodDoor panels very goodInt. Radiators were fitted with an overflow tank, to return the cooled water to the sealed cooling system. The name has just as much traction as the original truck that wore it, as it continues to be in use. Original body parts including the grill. Ram hood ornaments adorned every Dodge car and truck from 1932 to 1954.
Spanning four major redesigns of the standard Dodge light duty trucks, the cab dated back to 1939, but the reputation was built during the Second World War. Introduced as the T-Series for the 1939 model year, the line evolved into the V-series for 1940, and W-series for 1941, but the 'W' was retained until the end of sales in 1947. Front axles were widened to give wider tread. Diesel sales were very limited however, counting 75 sold in 1939, 134 units in 1940, and 195 rigs in 1941. In the light half-ton trucks initially a 201. Despite the similarities to the military trucks, the Power Wagon had a unique front end, and continued to even when the U.
Instrument gauges were ordered from Spokane and other sources. Chrysler Corporation of Canada produced a total of 180,816 military Dodge trucks during 1939-1945. Wiring harnesses were purchased in Rhode Island. The Dodge trucks enjoyed some popularity before the war, and the last of them built in 1942, before Dodge turned to mostly military production, had progressed to the W-series model name. Ground clearance was 13 in 33 cm , with a 50° approach angle, and 28.
In order for the trucks to function on the gruelling 4,700 mile journey over the Himalayas, Dodge fitted not only heavy-duty springs and steering gear, but went sofar as to fit tri-metal aircraft grade bearings and aeroplane-type shock absorbers. Seven Dodge trucks from years 1940-1950 had to be purchased to furnish necessary parts to complete the restoration. This vehicle is typical of the type automobile that both collectors and enthusiasts seek when looking to either add to. Always consistent from the first unit built in 1946 until the last civilian model was made in 1968, the Dodge Power Wagon was a top vehicle from the land that time forgot. The Job- Rated trucks had stronger frames than previous Dodge trucks, using steel with a higher tensile strength, the rails extended further forward past the engine than before, and the trucks beefy channel-type bumpers helped to tie the frame rails together. The few changes over the years were mostly mechanical and in subtle details. We are currently in an economy in which classic car values continue to consistently improve.
The buyer bears all costs associated with shipping this pickup truck. This truck was appraised in June 2014 by Auto Appraisal Network who are active members of the International Automotive Appraisal Association. The latter was handy, but the former was a work horse. The truck box had been removed and the cab stripped of many instrument gauges. Stripping very goodInterior Condition:Engine compartment averageDash very goodInst.
From there, only subtle mechanical changes and the serial number indicate when a given example was built. Nevertheless, mechanically, the trucks were all very similar, with solid axles front and rear and leaf springs at all four corners. Seller assumes no responsibility for shipping. After days of digging the truck was removed and towed from Vona. Panel very goodSteering Column very goodF. The Canadian models were built with a 236.