Group of 4 gauges in the center of dash Fuel, Amp, Temp, Oil with black faces. The 1978-style dash was kept. Just about every component evolved from existing parts. Carburetors came off the 318 at last, and, with a new roller cam, that venerable engine - rebadged 5. The term had meaning in the world of trucks.
However, it is the Power Wagon, without any doubt. In addition to the Dodge trucks, there were also Fargo-badged Power Wagons made for sale in Canada and some export territories. The 1946 Dodge Power Wagon models included a pickup, a chassis cab, chassis with windshield cowl, and chassis with flat-face cowl. With the transfer case in low range, the transmission in first gear, and a 5. Late in the 1976 model year, Dodge added a four-speed manual for better gas mileage and lower highway noise, before Chevy or Ford had four speed manuals in their vans. Front payloads ranged from 1,175 to 4,450 lb.
The popular Kary Van, which had an extended height 6 feet, 2 inches , was also added; it let people walk in the cabin, and was available in 10 and 12 foot body lengths, two body widths, and single or dual rear wheels; it was also available as a chassis for motor-home installation. Two years later, in 1983, the 318 was dropped to 135 hp but a new four-barrel 318 was added with 160 horsepower, more than the pre-smog two-barrel 318s. The resulting lower center of gravity improved handling versus the competing products. Rear Axle Mountings 4 5 Brake Controls and Mechanism. Moving the powertrain forward also resulted in a smaller dog house engine access cover which increased front interior room and allowed better access when moving between the front seats. DoorsFilter selectedDoorsList, null ; doorsFilter.
The 251-cubic-inch engine produced more power, which made the truck feel lighter and peppier. However, these were heavy-duty vehicles strictly for commercial or military use. Its maximum payload was 3,000 pounds. One commercially produced attachment was the street sweeper mounted to the front of this 1948 Dodge Power Wagon. Vans got standard six-speaker audio systems.
Weatherstrips 25 Lock Cylinders and Keys. The vans were so successful that a new version was added — the 1974 Plymouth Voyager, identical to the Dodge Sportsman, but expected to be used for passengers rather than cargo. Similarly, their 116-inch wheelbase and 201-cubic-inch 79-horsepower six-cylinder engine matched those found on Dodge ½-ton trucks then plying American roads. The axle gears change from 4. To compensate for the loss of the medium-duty W600 a new W400 chassis cab was introduced in 1977.
Fender flares are standard equipment as well. The eventually took over the passenger wagon market. Still, the battle-hardened reputation of the Dodge Power Wagon remained as persistent as its appearance. The Dodge truck engine is not the same as the car engine, even when the displacement is the same; they were always upgraded for severe usage or conditions. Like everything else, the ladder frame was built extra heavy and extra strong for hard usage. The Power Wagon remained basically unchanged during the 23 years it was on the market.
While time seemed to have stood still for the Power Wagon, it certainly didn't for the four-wheel-drive market. InstalledOptionsFilter selectedInstalledOptionIdList, installedOptionIdToLabelMap, possiblyDroppedOptionsMap ; installedOptionsFilter. Still, had it been possible to test-drive a fully equipped new 1946 model against a completely equipped new 1968, the differences between the two would have been dramatic. The radiator filler cap perched on top of the radiator. Also the springs, both coil and leaf, are weak. On Sportsman and Tradesman vans, even the climate control panel was replaced with one taken from the car lines, with four fan speeds.
The lift kit consisted of a hydraulic pump and valve unit mounted on the front of the engine, a three-point implement hitch located at the rear, and a control lever installed in the cab. A new was completed to help fill demand. Third-generation Dodge Ram van engine bay The B-series van was available with nearly every engine used in a rear-wheel-drive Chrysler product during its production. Following policy of to provide a greater number of sales outlets overseas, Power Wagons were also marketed around the world under the and badges. Engine-cooling features were designed to assure proper cooling when the truck was being driven slowly or while operating stationary equipment. Throughout their life, the B-vans had rear leaf springs and shock absorbers, with an independent coil front suspension.
The four-speed transmission featured extra-rugged carburized gears. The fender flares assist with tire coverage due to the Power Wagon's wider tires. The running boards also saw little evolution. Dodge engineers and the company's marketing group saw a ready market for the versatile, rugged, go-anywhere truck they had created for wartime use. Dodge Power Wagon in the 1960s remained tough, but was eventually surpassed by other worthy competitors. Passenger models had a small window between the front and rear doors.
After the war, the former soldiers sought out Dodge trucks for their ruggedness and nearly unbreakable build quality. The alternator was up to 75 amps. Engine Mounting 11 Engine Components. Opening up the valve passages can be a huge help. A deep, broad one-piece bumper was standard on trucks built without the winch. They were tough as rocks, cheap to fix, and lasted forever. All American vans are now produced with wheelbases proportional to the body length i.