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1950 Dodge Power Wagon.
1950 Dodge Power Wagon
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$32,900.00 negotiable
Address: Orange Village, OH Mileage: 2,812
Exterior Color: Green Interior Color: Black
Transmission: Manual Body Style: TRUCKS
Condition: Good
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Solid Power Wagon with 318 cubic inch V8, power front disc brakes, and wooden stake bed. Functional winch and 4x4 system. Ready to play in the dirt! Experts are going to nit-pick the fact that the stake bed isn"t original, but that"s OK. There"s something about the combination of the old-school cab with a functional and attractive real wood bed that makes it stand out. The doors open and close easily and it doesn"t look like this was ever a rusty truck. A lot of guys would call it a truck with patina, as it looks purposeful and preserved, but not neglected. The Submarine Seawolf Green paint is older, but it has a soft shine that you won"t mind getting dirty and you"ll never worry about nicks and scratches when you"re out playing. The paint has a few blemishes, of course, and a few signs of wear and tear, but isn"t that the point of an old truck? On the other hand, it shines up nicely enough that it"ll be a slam-dunk in the next Fourth of July parade and you"ll never have to make excuses for how it looks because the overall presentation is so uniform. The interior is standard Power Wagon fare, with a vinyl bench seat, steel floors, and a bare minimum of creature comforts. The seat might be original, it might be a replacement seat cover, we don"t know, but it"s in good shape with some wear but no splits or tears of note. There"s a correct fiber-board headliner that fits well and adds at least a little bit of civility to the all-business Power Wagon, but the rest is pure industrial-strength functionality. The V8 under the hood gets a new set of attractive cream-faced Auto Meter instruments in the dash that are easy to read and give a pretty comprehensive view of the V8"s status. There"s also a new Chelsea PTO control and custom rubber mats were cut to fit the uniquely-shaped Power Wagon floors. We"re not totally uncivilized here at Power Wagon Central, you know. Now about the mechanicals. Original Power Wagons used indestructible inline-six flatheads, which were plenty adequate with those tall gears, but they"re a bit of a liability out in today"s traffic. With that in mind, someone has swapped in a Chrysler 318 cubic inch V8, which is a neat fit in the Power Wagon"s engine bay. It"s inhales through an Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor and matching Edelbrock Performer 360 intake and exhales through a set of factory cast iron manifolds for durability in the rough stuff. Dual exhaust with glasspack-style mufflers and pipes just ahead of the rear wheels offers an awesome V8 soundtrack that"s quite unexpected from the vintage truck, but hardly annoying. Workmanship is functional and effective, with lots of new wiring, a powerful alternator, and proven reliability thanks to several years of use since it was completed. There"s also a power dual reservoir master cylinder and a hydraulic clutch, so this Power Wagon is a lot more user-friendly than most. Underneath, it"s pretty much the same rugged mechanicals that made Power Wagons famous in the first place. The 4-speed manual transmission is probably from another truck but has a tough, mechanical feel and is linked to the V8 engine using an adapter. The balance of the driveline is original Power Wagon equipment, including the 2-speed transfer case and axles, which have been fitted with more highway-friendly 4.89 gears. Vented front disc brakes have been cleverly integrated into the front hubs and provide a notable increase in stopping power and thanks to those upgraded gears, it cruises pretty comfortably at 55 MPH. A glance underneath will reveal that there"s a lot of new hardware in the driveline and that while it has never had a frame-off restoration, it"s a solid truck with good bones. It also carries original 16-inch wheels that are sturdy enough to support a railroad car and has been fitted with a set of giant 9.00x16 Michelin radials that have less than 500 miles on them. This is not a truck for purists and if a perfect Power Wagon is what you seek, it"s going to cost you twice as much. Instead, this is a very usable modified truck with an awesome look and a few tricks up its sleeve that make it far more useable than a stock one might be. For promotions, parades, and just having fun in the dirt, this is an awesome choice. For more details and photos, please visit . Price: $32,900 negotiable
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