Oh and paint it red. The tailgate is in perfect shape. I would do away with the lights and fab up a substantial winch mount, or winch bumper, As for the Mud tires. Three engines were available, starting with the , pumping out 140 gross horsepower at 3,900 rpm, with bimetal connecting rod bearings and Stellite-faced exhaust valves with Roto-Caps to protect against carbon buildup; the , with 212 hp; and the 361 V8, rated at 186 horsepower. If anyone remembers M+G Convoy out of Buffalo New York they had the best running 6-71 Detroits in Dodge C-900's. The first letter of their name was D rear wheel drive or W 4x4 ; the number was 100 for half-ton, 200 for three-quarter-ton, and 300 for full-ton capacity. Mechanically, the truck is near perfect.
These various interiors were actually provided by Travco Corporation of Warren, Michigan; Dodge did not sell the components, but did work with Travco. Other engines appear to have been available as well. Classic powerwagon 4X4 crew cab. These are small areas overall. Joans provided us with information on the 1968 Dodge bus chassis, which was used by Superior Coach, Perley A. These power wagons also really hold their value. This is a neat old dodge and they are getting hard to find.
Buyers could get standard doors and windows, or doors with swing-up windows hinged at the top. Thomas Car Works, Wayne Works, Ward Body Works, Blue Bird, and Carpenter Body Works. The V-903 903 cubic inches engine was completely new, with production starting in October 1967. The engine had no turbocharger, and weighed 6. It run nice and smooth and is very quiet. Options included color television, refrigerator, sofa-bed, 8-track, and air conditioning.
It's the original oil pressure gauge also. Other than that, it is in amazing shape. As with the vans, Dodge advertising emphasized style and convenience in its trucks. These trucks had both form and function. Two chassis were available, the S500 and S600, with four wheelbases.
The sellers have taken a good work truck, added a little bling and goofy tires for city driving at least. The utility version had four large partitioned drawers in a sub-floor, accessible from outside; a conduit caddy; security screen; and various bins and shelves. The first major styling change was for 1965, when the front fascia went from dual headlights to massively framed single headlight per side incorporated into a full width grille. . Dodge was always behind in that sense.
The wires really have no tension on them. The engine runs really nice and this truck will need very little mechanical work. Features included air conditioning, power steering, automatic transmission plus 18 factory installed extra equipment packages were available consisting of shelves, drawers, hanging bars and partitions. The radiator support is new so this pickup has suffered a serious mishap. This morning, I noted a passenger side valve cover has a slight leak and the gaskets have been ordered. For some of us, it looks about right for irrigation duty or riding fence. They made the change about 10 years ago and the experience improved dramatically.
There were other packages and customized selections, right down to one with hangers for dry cleaning delivery. V8 engines were becoming more popular; while slant sixes dominated on short-wheelbase D100 10,126 vs 3,930 , V8s took the majority of sales above that. Despite their load bearing capability, the D400, D500, and W500 were all available with a slant six engine the 225 rather than the 170 ; all carried a 318 two-barrel, standard or optional, and the 361 V8 was standard on the bigger trucks. This is a 50 year old truck, but is in amazing shape, it may have issues but I have disclosed what I know, please ask questions - I am not a car dealer and will answer to the best of my ability. The seller describes the cowhide seat cover as gorgeous but I lean more toward silly myself. One constant from before the Sweptline was in the optional V-8 engine, the Polyspherical head 318 cubic inch unit that debuted in 1959.
It also seems like a good idea to run the exhaust pipes to the back of the bed. Please only ask if your a serious buyer. However, the mount is definitely questionable. Warren produced 105,921 trucks; St. I have never seen an original Dodge Sweptline era truck in this condition, much less a 4x4 Power Wagon - even the dash pad is perfect.
I think some of you including the author are getting a bit soft on what a truck was. The body is solid and has little rust for the year. With a slight change in the front end appearance consisting of a new one-piece grille, gave the Dodge trucks a fresh, new look. There is a pressure gauge on the lower right side of the steering wheel and a battery switch on the driver's side. Half-ton trucks had a 114 or 128 inch wheelbase; three-quarter-tonners got 128 or 146 inch wheelbases; and one-ton trucks were all 133 inches, possibly because few were made — 10,373 in rear drive and 868 in four-by-four. This truck runs and drives. The produced a full model line-up including everything from compacts to heavy duty diesels.
Options included a camper package. One-ton trucks had a straight frame, which made for easier upfitting. They look really great restored and it's a rarity to see any old powerwagon at a car show. Please make sure you are willing to meet these terms and are capable of paying before bidding. Doesn't have any dripping leaks.