1951 Dodge Power Wagon Base 3.8l on 2040-cars
Rancho Palos Verdes, California, United States
The Dodge M-37 was probably one of the most successful military vehicles in US history other than the Jeep. The M-37 was designed immediately after WWII to compensate for some of the shortcomings that had been revealed in the Dodge 3/4 ton WC series of trucks during the war. The M-37 retained the WC-series 230 cubic inch flat head six-cylinder engine and 4-speed non-synchromesh transmission. But, although the WC series of trucks is similar in many respects to the M-37 series, there were a number of modifications to the basic WC design to make the M-37. Among them was the new process synchronized transmission, new Process 200 2-speed transfer case, and the M-37?s capacity grew to 3/4 ton compared to the 1/2 ton of the WC series. Production of the M37 began in earnest in January 1951, with approximately 11,000 vehicles produced by the end of the year. In total, between 1951 and 1968, 115,000 M37s were produced. Spare parts for these vehicles are widely available and inexpensive to procure. The í51 M37 you see here was in service right here in Missouri for most of its life. Since then, itís benefited from an extensive restoration. The majority of the work was completed around 5 years ago and included paint and a complete rebuild of the six cylinder engine. With the exception of the wood under the seats, all of the wood in the truck is original and very solid. The body is in wonderful condition and extremely solid. The body was stripped, sandblasted and painted 5 years ago and is still in wonderful condition. All of the wood in the rear is solid with no rot to be found. The two fold down benches in the rear are a great touch and perfect to haul the family and friends around the farm, in a parade or around the camp ground. There is a canvas soft top included with the truck but we have not fit the snaps on it. Inside, the seats have had new wood installed under them and reupholstered. They are both in great condition with no rips or tears. The gauges are in good working order as are all of the lights and signals. The windshield does fold down like it should and all of the four wheel drive levers and differential levers work as well. Under the hood, the inline six cylinder went though a complete rebuild around 1,500 miles ago. Along with the rebuild, the brakes were all replaced as well as the lines. This is a great driving truck that you should have no worries getting behind the wheel. VIN number is L2455252 and the truck is being sold on a clean title...
The vehicle has a reserve. It is responsibly price like a few other PW's for sale with high prices...
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Auto blogWed, 12 Mar 2014 16:27:00 EST
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