Saturday, October 1, 2011

Dodge AWD

Yesterday's trip to the Annapolis Valley turned up this interesting Dodge rebuild. The old Dodge cab has been successfully grafted to a more modern 4x4 chassis, and finished off in grand style with new wheels, flat bed and chrome stacks.

All the US truck manufacturers halted development of new styles of commercial vehicles in 1942 and continued to produce limited numbers of the 1942s or shifted over to war work until 1945. When the war work ended they resumed commercial production as quickly as they could without re-tooling. For most, the 1946 and 1947 trucks were indistinguishable from 1942 models. It's good to see that this one's classic good looks have not been compromised by the rebuild.

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