Please indulge me. But I really didn’t know where to place this…1941 Dodge truck..
In the walk around section, or the car section? I guess I got excited.
Sometimes I spend my lunchtime at the Van Nuys Airport viewing area.
When I rolled in and saw this my head exploded. This is a 1941 Dodge But it is not the later Power Wagon. It is the smaller little brother and a rare one at that.
I asked the owner if I could shoot some pictures, and he said no problem. We talked for almost a hour about the history of this beauty. He found it up North in California at a old mining ghost town and bought it from the owner for $3400.00.
It was completely disassembled. After a bit by bit fourteen year build this is the result. Note how the hood slopes down to the radiator. It tops out at about 45MPH and the winch on the front is driven off a PTO unit. And yes that is a 350 Chevy V8. And he has it fully registered to the 1941 plates! Oh, just to qualify for the aircraft category. In the fifth photo. Those are the fire bombers in the back grown. What a great day.
California Steve Drool away…
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