Here are some of the highlights of this Dodge
This 1947 Dodge has history of being produced for World War II. The war ended and the Dodge was never used by the military. Dodge then decided to convert them back to 2 wheel drive and sell them to the public.
This Dodges last known job was plumbers truck. It was found in a barn in Montana with a blown engine
I purchased it and wanted to bring it back to its original glory. We found a 1948 Dodge 218 engine, rebuilt it and the 4 speed transmission.
We did a body on restorationnew brakes, NOS wheels, complete frame painting. The body was in great shape but need some minor dent removal.
This body style had a roof opening (rumor is that the opening was for a machine gunner to be lifted into the opening. The intent was for the Dodge to be a escort vehicle). We decided to fill
In the opening with fiberboard and vinyl . If I do say so, it looks great.
It has original gauges in the dash, however the panel has been changed to a 12 volt system. All wiring is brand new.
We wanted the Dodge to be known as a Dodge when it went down the street, thus the decals on the side.( we have an extra set of decals that will go to the new owner)
The panel has been in one local car show where it was voted to be in the top twenty cars Trophy and it also was given the Mayors Trophy.
The interior was designed and installed by Louis Norby in Nisswa. The flooring has been completely redone in Hickory planks.