These trucks featured conventional cabs and front sheet metal and the cargo boxes used on the 2WD models.
Their 4WD mechanical components axles, transfer cases and transmissions were sourced from outside manufacturers. This particular truck is a W model, and is one of 1, W Power Wagons built for Overall, this truck is dry and solid, but not completely straight; the hood looks to be misaligned, and the grille bars look to have been bent at some point in its life. The wood bed is also completely rotted, and the wood-bed tie downs will need to be replaced. Otherwise, the truck is solid and fairly complete, needing only a new wood bed floor, headlights and taillights, and comes with a period-correct front-mount winch.
The truck appears to have been blue-gray before, and I love the rugged wheels, rear tires, and rear bumper. I would restore this truck similar to this onebut with the heavy duty bumper.
Though Power Wagons usually came with a six-cylinder, this one is factory equipped with the rare wide-block V8. One of built forthis truck features a cubic inch V8 rated at horsepower and is backed by a column-shift three-speed manual transmission. The seller makes no mention of whether or not the engine runs, but most likely it has not run for a while.
If, for whatever reason, the drivetrain is not in running condition, I would inspect the drivetrain top to bottom and take the necessary steps to get it running and looking perfect. Inside, the seat is in tatters, with very little upholstery left on it; the seat appears to have been upholstered in white or gray.
Otherwise, the rest of the interior appears to be solid and complete, and would look cool restored in blue with a gray or white seat. I dig the floor shifter, as well as the column-mounted four-wheel drive system. The engine-turned gauge surround also adds an aggressive look, and reminds me of the gauge cluster surround in a s Pontiac Trans Ams.
Though this truck is going to need a full restoration, it is a rare piece of machinery and almost everything is here. I would love to see this truck at a car show or cruise-in. What are your thoughts on this rare V8-equipped W Power Wagon? Apparently, this person has a bunch of old trucks. The only thing this has going for it, is it is so rare. Dodge always played 2nd fiddle to Ford and Chevy.
Not sure why, they were every bit as good.
Dodge pickups were not very popular, much less 4wd ones. While the purists will scream bloody murder, the best thing for this, is drop it on a modern chassis. These were not much fun to drive or stop, for that matter. A lot to fix on this, as is. A lot going for this truck.
One thing it does NOT is the 3 spd. A 4 spd with granny gears is mandatory. My uncle had one like this except it had the wide box and a 4 spd. I agree with both Howard and Geomechs. If you are going to restore it to drive occasionally and to local shows, then go full boat restoration but for use more often, it would need either or both of their suggestions.
Handsome truck though for sure. When trucks were trucks and four doors were sedans. Except for crew cab work trucks of course :. He said his friend had just done a similar cab swap.The Dodge lineup was refreshed forcontinuing the three-line scheme of the Dodges with the entry-level CoronetRoyaland ornate Custom Royal. The Regal Lancer was added as a new Top of the line model in spring.
The Dodges shared their basic mechanicals with the De Soto, but featured special styling. The Coronet lasted through the model years.
The Coronet was the base model with little chrome and no "teeth" at the front. The flagship model was the Custom Royal. One unique feature of the Custom Royal was its bumper-mounted exhaust. Trying to bost sales the Regal Lancer model was added in February and only available as a 2-door hardtop with special colors, exterior trim and interior. Four color combinations where available; bronze with white trim, bronze with black trim, black with bronze trim, or white with bronze trim. It featured speacial nameplates at the front of the side spear trim and heavy eyebrow trim.
Inside, Regal Lancers got their own interior with unique trim and door panels featuring molded armrests. A special Acousti-Foam headliner with chrome bows and roof rails was a Regal Lancer exclusive, as was the bronze instrument panel with textured aluminum inserts. Optional engine choices were the cubic inch displacement "D" and "Super D" iterations. Only 1, where produced. From Dodge Wiki. Categories : Pages using duplicate arguments in template calls Orphaned articles from December All orphaned articles Dodge vehicles.
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December Chrysler Corporation. Service Manual. Current production.The Dodge lineup was refreshed for the model year, continuing the three-line scheme of the Dodges with the entry-level CoronetRoyaland ornate Custom Royal. The Regal Lancer was added as a new Top of the line model in spring. The Dodges shared their basic mechanicals with the De Soto, but featured special styling. The Coronet lasted through the model years. The Coronet was the base model.
Coronets may typically be identified by a script mounted at the trailing edge of the belt-line stainless steel trim strip and a plain "up-sweep" molding of the rear fin trim, where both Royal and Custom Royal had a "dipping" element to the up-sweep trim.
Fin cap inserts were painted with a horizontally ribbed pattern. Body styles offered were club sedan, sedan, two-door hardtop Lancerfour-door hardtop Lancerand two-door convertible Lancer.
Lancers were further identified by a lance and shield emblem on each fin. The Royal were the next step up. They used only the V8 engine. Identifying exterior characteristics include Royal script at the trailing edge of the belt-line molding, a pronounced "check-mark" at the rear up-sweep of the fin, chrome Dodge block letters on the front of the hood, chrome Dodge script on the passenger side of the trunk, and hood ornaments as standard equipment.
Fin cap inserts were anodized with a horizontally ribbed pattern.1958 Dodge Mayfair
Body styles offered were sedan, two-door hardtop Lancerand four-door hardtop Lancer. The flagship model was the Custom Royal. A feature of the Custom Royal was its bumper-mounted exhaust ports which were only available on the Royal and Coronet models as part of the D options. Identifying exterior characteristics include Custom Royal script at the trailing edge of the belt-line molding, the pronounced check-mark, gold anodized Dodge block letters on the hood, and gold anodized Dodge script on the passenger side of the trunk.
Fin cap inserts were anodized and had a unique rectangular pattern. All Custom Royals included a stainless molding above the bumper, on the flat edge below the trunk opening.
Body styles offered were sedan, two-door hardtop Lancerfour-door hardtop Lancerand two-door convertible Lancer. To combat the recession ofthe Chrysler Corporation developed a program of spring specials to present a mid-year trim change on most of its makes. The factory-produced spring specials for Dodge included a new wide, full-length belt line molding, grille emblem, fin end-caps, and a wide license plate escutcheon.
The Chrysler Corporation also shipped out all of these trim items individually to dealers so the dealers could "freshen up" the cars sitting on their lots. Dealer-installed spring specials often include some elements of the factory spring special trim, but not always all.
Unrelated to spring specials, Dodge changed the headlight trim midway through the production run. Later cars have a wide lower edge to the headlight trim while early cars have a thin lower edge. Trying to boost sales, the Regal Lancer model was added in February and only available as a two-door hardtop with special colors, exterior trim and interior.
Four color combinations where available: bronze with white trim, bronze with black trim, black with bronze trim, and white with bronze trim.
It featured special nameplates at the front of the side spear trim and heavy eyebrow trim.
Inside, Regal Lancers got their own interior with unique trim and door panels featuring molded armrests. A bronze instrument panel with textured aluminum inserts was a Regal Lancer exclusive.User Account.
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Comment 0 Photos 1 Share. Here it is. A dream eight years in the making. The challenger, because my dad had one, and the '58, with its Virgil Exner styling. I achieved that dream inshortly after moving to sunny So-Cal. This car became my personal mode of transportation other than the bmw streetcarver and shortly after purchasing it, adding personal touches that made it uniquely mine. This car's story starts in January, She drives it for thirty-odd years, and then her daughter-in-law inherits it.
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Unless im looking in the wrong spot?!? I own a: Dodge Power Wagon W I am looking for a replacement hub for the front driver side wheel of a dodge w I can't seem to find any for sale for that specific year and I was wondering what years of similar makes woul Will a dodge v8 engine fit in a dodge power wagon?
If so how would I go about doing it? I know dodge used the same front end for a number of years. Can you tell me what years will fit my wagon?
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Your Answer:. Upload Photo Photo optional. Related Questions. Dodge Power Wagon - General. Start a new Dodge Power Wagon question. Search Dodge Power Wagon Questions. Dodge Power Wagon Experts. Find great deals from top-rated dealers TM Search. Used Cars for Sale.It was developed as the WDX truck, and until about it was internally known by its engineering code T — a name still used for the original series by enthusiasts.
The Power Wagon was the first mass-produced 4x4 medium duty truck, and represents a significant predecessor to the many modern four wheel drive trucks in use today. Updated variants continued in production until Following Chrysler Corporation policy of badge engineering to provide a greater number of sales outlets overseas, Power Wagons were also marketed around the world under the Fargo and De Soto badges.
The civilian Power Wagon continued the lineage of limited production Dodge 4WD trucks from the s, that proved basic four wheel drive design concepts, primarily for the military. During its development phase, it was initially named the WDX General Purpose Truck, a name still used on some of the preliminary materials handed out by Dodge, before sales began in March In the was replaced with the cubic-inch flat head six. The Power Wagon W continued to use the cubic-inch L-6 engine.
1958-1960 Dodge Pickup
The new cubic-inch engine the was able to power the med. Its maximum payload was 3, pounds. A big-block V8 engine became an option starting in From to the body was called the "Sweptline," then transitioned to a more modern body image from through with varied grilles and paint schemes. In the 4-wheel drive became full-time with a 2-speed transfer case; this was changed back to part-time 4-wheel drive in due to the energy crisis.
A huge boost in sales followed the release of the extended "Club Cab," popular with families and camper hauling. The 4-door Crew Cab was far less common and is quite desirable to collectors for restoration. Utility and function was unmatched by few competing models, as the towing, payload, and snow plowing capacity of the Power Wagon equipped with " Dana 60 " 8-lug axles was very popular with municipal and regional road crews.
The Power Wagon was sold through the model year. A number of engineering and styling improvements were made over the years as the truck grew in size and weight, but the basic package remained generally constant throughout its life and underwent one last major body change in First Series: late Includes the following years and model numbers: WDX; BPW; BPW; Additional Distinguishing Features: 4 rectangular stake pockets on each side of the bed; round speedometer with a rectangular gauge cluster on each side.
The two rectangular gauge housings have the instrument lettering on the glass instead of the face of the gauge. Looking at these bed sides from the rear, the top rail section of the bed angles out at 45 degrees with a rounded top edge. Looking at the bed sides from the rear, the top of the bed is flat, with a rounded edge. Group of 4 gauges in the center of dash Fuel, Amp, Temp, Oil with black faces.
NP Synchronized Transmission also used. These trucks featured conventional cabs and front sheet metal and the cargo boxes used on the 2WD models. Their 4WD mechanical components—axles, transfer cases and transmissions—were sourced from outside manufacturers. The two-ton W Power Wagon only a chassis cab was built was introduced in as the C3-HW, and lasted through the model year. This was replaced in with the W also cab and chassis onlywhich was produced untilwhen all Dodge medium-duty models were discontinued.Cars by name Trucks and Jeeps.
The Hemi was a premium engine, well engineered but costly, because eight-cylinder engines had mainly been used in premium cars. Most cars had four or six cylinders; spending some extra time and money on building a better V8 made sense. Chrysler had not counted on just how popular the V8 would be, or how much it would drive sales. It took little time for Chrysler to realize their mistake, and the engineers quickly got to work on dropping costs and increasing output. Their first move was to creating a cheaper and lighter head and valvetrain, for the same engine blocks.
To make the change, they put the intake valves on the top of the rocker arm and the exhaust valves on the bottom. The results were lower cost, less weight, and higher production; the cost was a slight loss of efficiency.
Poly head design on left; wedge head design on right. The heads had canted valves in a cross-flow arrangement, gaining some of the advantage of the hemis, but much less expensive to make this design would make a comeback in the 4. They also had low friction valve locks to allow for valve rotation, extending their life.
1958 Dodge Royal, Custom Royal, and Coronet
Chrysler claimed the rounded combustion chamber prevented carbon deposits. The engine was available in both Hemi and Poly form; with four barrel carburetors, the Hemi produced horsepower, and the Poly just Still, the Poly was much cheaper and lighter, and the company could make larger engines to replace the lost power.
The bottom of the valve covers were scalloped so the spark plugs were accessible from the top — unlike Ford and Chevrolet V8s, whose owners had to reach under hot exhaust manifolds to get at the spark plugs.
Randy Hicks wrote that the cylinder heads and intake manifolds were interchangeable with any Hemi engines that had the same deck height. Most used a two-barrel carburetor, because the Hemi was the performance engine. As Hemi Andersen wrote, the Poly headed engines were an interim solution, not requiring a new block:.
This is why the Chevy V8 turned out to be so far advanced. Chevrolet came out with a whole new design, which Chrysler sort of finally arrived at with the wedge-head innine years late.
The Y block Ford overhead-valve V8 was rubbish when it came out inbut it improved, and the was a pretty good engine in a lot of old stock cars. The Chrysler poly was a with horsepower and pound-feet of torque.
The industry switched in Only two used four-barrel carburetors: the Chrysler and one version of the Dodge The next generation of Chrysler V8 engines were designed to have lower costs and much higher production; they had the same heads, but numerous changes to allow for more automation in the factory. They, too, had polyspherical heads — but while the blocks were an evolution of the Hemi V8 design, they were not the same.