1952 Dodge M-37 Power Wagon
NO TITLE-SOLD ON A BILL OF SALE ONLY
The Dodge M37 3/4 ton 4x4 truck (G741) was Dodge's follow-up to
their successful WC Series from World War II. Introduced in 1951,
it was used extensively by the United States armed forces during
the Korean war. In the 1970s, they were replaced by the Commercial
Off The Shelf (COTS) based 1/4-ton trucks Kaiser M715 (late 1960s),
and Dodge's M880/M890 series (1970s).
Not unlike the Hummer series, the public had a hankering for
military style vehicles, so Dodge made them available to the
public. This consignment is a barn find in that it does not
currently run and will need some TLC from the capable hands of a
restorer to help it come back to life.
In true 1952 form, this large and in charge 4-wheel pickup truck
with front winch weighs in at nearly 6,000lbs! You can do some
serious damage with that winch, (a Braden LU-4 PTO operated 7,500lb
capacity), or do some serious helping out. This resides right in
front of this truck which has a big steel grid grille, squared off
design with a wide hood and large fenders with exterior mounted
headlights on them. A squared off 2 door cab with a small running
board below the door to assist the get in and this is showing in an
interesting camo patina paint which is peeling off with some
rusting underneath and areas off orange paint underneath which
happens to look great with the camo. In back, a deep pickup style
bed in full metal shows some surface rust and invasive rust dancing
with orange painted parts. Some stake sides create a higher border
and allow for more cargo to fit into the bed. A spare tire is on
this bed. The back gate is in a similar condition to the bed, and
no rear bumper is currently attached. 16-inch steel wheels are
wrapped in standard military issue non directional rubber tread
Opening the interior camo peeling painted door panels it's all
metal and utilitarian here kids. This reveals a tough all metal
interior with a diamond plate floor, well-worn and peeling paint
metal dash, and a 60/40 bench seat configuration with the back of
the seat missing on the passenger side. The headliner is old
felting, and all the interior surfaces have a coating of olive drab
paint, and surface rusting going on.
Under the hood is a 230.2ci L head 6-cylinder power plant. There is
a 1 bbl Carter carburetor atop, and an NP-420 4-speed manual
transmission on back. Also noted is an NP-200 transfer case with a
high and low level gear ratio available through the selection of
the correct shifter in the cab's floor. The rear axle is a full
floating (Hypoid ratio)5.83:1 with a front universal drive by New
Process (hence the NP-### designation)
Underneath we see a heavy coating of surface rust, some
undercoating peeling, and a bit of invasive rust on the underside
of the rear roll pan structural steel that runs beneath the gate.
Wagner hydraulic drum brakes are all around and steering is a HD
Gemmer Model B-60 version which is a worm and sector type
With some diligent work, and if you like the worn look, just
mechanical upgrades to get her running again. This 1952 version can
be brought back to large and in charge and you will be the owner of
1 cool big military style truck. Run for ammo and MRE's, before the
shit comes down!
NO TITLE-SOLD ON A BILL OF SALE ONLY
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.