1954 Dodge M37 Military Power Wagon Serial #80260911 on 2040-cars
Northbrook, Illinois, United States
1954 DODGE M37 MILITARY POWER WAGON SERIAL #80260911.
"The Dodge M37
(G-741) was a three-quarter ton four wheel-drive truck. It superseded the Dodge WC-51, WC-52 and WC-54 trucks in US service and was used extensively by the United States armed forces during the Korean War. A number of variants were produced with slightly different configurations: the M42
command truck, V41
telephone maintenance vehicle, M43
enclosed utility truck, and R2
air field fire engine."
- Model: T245 Dodge
- Type: "L" Head, 6 cylinder
- Power: 78 bhp (58.2 kW) at 3200 rpm
- Displacement: 230 cubic inches (3.8 L)
- Bore: 31/4 in (82.6 mm), Stroke: 45/8 in (117 mm)
- Oil capacity: 6 U.S. quarts (5.7 L; 5.0 imp qt)
- Radiator capacity: 25 U.S. quarts (24 L; 21 imp qt)
This historic piece was purchased by myself 10 years ago. It was used as a museum piece in my collection of Motorcycles, Antique Cars and Trucks. It was displayed in a climate controlled environment for all to see and has been kept in a climate controlled environment since.
The Truck is in GREAT condition! This classic is a running, driving unit, complete with a wooden bench that folds, and locks in an up right position. It also features, three removable support bars for its canvas top and of course a bed mounted machine
This Collectable Dodge M37 (G-741) is for sale Locally, Nationally, and we also welcome International buyers to bid as well.
Inspections are available and welcomed before bidding.
A $500 deposit is due
within 48 hours of auction close. Full payment is due within 7 days. Shipping costs are the responsibility of the buyer. I am however willing to work with you to help make this transaction as easy as possible and I am willing to discuss other shipping options.
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Dodge Power Wagon for Sale
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Thu, 02 Jan 2014 18:01:00 EST
It's frightening to think of how quickly the mice would have overtaken us if we hadn't stayed one step ahead of them with better mousetraps. We'll never have to worry about that in our relentlessly re-engineered world, though. Case in point: Chrysler has been granted a patent by the US Patent and Trademark Office for an improved design of the already wondrous Stow 'n' Go seating found in the automaker's Town and Country and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans.
Tue, 22 Jan 2013 08:46:00 EST
Introduced in 2005, the Stow 'n' Go was improved in 2008, and based on the drawings of this third-generation improvement, the new design appears to allow stowage of the second row of seats without having to move the front-row seats forward as much. It look like it also involves fewer operations and moving parts, with a portion of the seatback being incorporated into the flat floor when the seats are stowed, as opposed to having a completely separate cover.
It's possible that the innovation may appear on the next-generation minivans expected in 2015, but Chrysler isn't commenting on the patent.
Striving for improved fuel economy, we already knew that Chrysler will begin using a nine-speed automatic transmission in some of its new products this year, but what we haven't known is that volume at which this gearbox will be used. According to Bloomberg, Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne has been quoted as saying that the automaker expects to sell close to 200,000 units equipped with this new transmission in 2013. Those gear-rich trannies will be spread out across three models, consisting of the redesigned Chrysler 200, the still-unnamed Jeep Liberty replacement and the Dodge Dart.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:33:00 EST
This transmission should play a pivotal role in making Chrysler vehicles more competitive in their respective segments. Just for comparison, one of the Dart's key competitors, the Toyota Corolla, still uses a four-speed automatic, and a previous report indicates that the next-generation 200 could get up to 38 miles per gallon on the highway, which is better than most non-hybrid midsize sedans on the market. Marchionne says that the new Jeep model is expected during the second quarter of this year, but there is no word as to when the new 200 or nine-speed Dart will debut, but clearly Dodge would like to have the transmission in its compact yesterday. As for that volume figure, it definitely doesn't seem out of reach since the Dart, Liberty and 200 combined for a total of more than 225,000 units in 2012.
How many more gears can we expect in future cars? Probably not many more, since the CEO of transmission-builder ZF, Stefan Sommer, previously stated that nine speeds was the "natural limit" for transmissions.
Chrysler has announced that it is recalling over 25,000 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs from several markets over concerns about brake feel under hard braking. The affected models are from the 2012 and 2013 model years, although the actual dates of production aren't available. 18,700 are in the US, while 825 are in Canada, 530 are in Mexico and a further 5,200 outside of North America.
According to a statement, Chrysler was informed of the issue by a component supplier for the Ready Alert Braking system, which primes the brakes in anticipation of an emergency stop. A component in the system was restricting the flow of brake fluid too much.
As Chrysler is quick to point out, the way the brakes functioned was in compliance with regulations and there are no reported cases of drivers losing braking power. Instead, the issue rests with what Chrysler calls a pedal feel that "was not consistent with customer expectations." So it would seem Chrysler is being proactive and fixing a problem not because there's a legal issue at work, but simply because it doesn't feel the way the manufacturer wants it to. Well done.