Friday, March 4, 2011

New Family Member - 1942 Dodge Truck

We have a new family member! A 1942 Dodge pickup truck with modern power, brakes and A/C. And while I still hold out hope for "the Studebaker 2R in Curtis Park," I do love the nose and grill on this Dodge.

A bit of history on Dodge trucks:

"- First the engineering and design work to develop a light-duty Dodge military 4 wheel drive truck began in 1940.

- Second, the first light-duty factory built 4WD pickup was introduced in 1946 (The Power Wagon will be covered in a later segment).

- Third, these were the first pickups to be assembled in Dodge Truck's huge, new trucks-only manufacturing plant.

- Fourth, Dodge was the first of the Big Three truck manufacturers to offer a diesel powered truck. It was all the more remarkable because Chrysler engineered and manufactured its own heavy-duty diesel engine.

- And lastly, these pickups are the most popular pickup series with Dodge truck collectors."

More on this Dodge pickup model.


Chris R. said...

Wow! Very cool. Do you still have the Studebaker?

Jersey2J said...

Chris, "yes," we still own trusty "Doc" the 1950 Studebaker Champion DeLuxe.