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.







2 comments:

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.