During that time, they were originally numbered B100, B200, and B300; the numbers were later upped by 50 B150, etc. Dodge designers referred to it as the Pilothouse safety cab. Are you looking to buy your dream classic car? The cargo box space was increased over previous models and overload springs made optional on all variants to increase hauling capacity. In 1940, engineering started on a military four wheel drive truck, leading to the first stock light-duty four wheel drive pickup in 1946; these were made in a massive new truck plant. Just as with a tugboat or a locomotive, styling was almost always a secondary consideration to the task at hand and extra options simply took away from the maximum payload the thing could haul. Refinished in bright red with a black bed, this handsome half-ton shows just the right amount of gloss, perfectly appropriate to a working vehicle.
This gave the trucks a 37° turning radius when combined with the enlarged 108in for the B1-B and 116in wheelbase for the B1-C. A one-ton showed up later in the 1920s, powered by that same four cylinder engine. The vehicle number is the serial number for the truck and can be useful for vehicle registration as well as determing the type of truck and location of build. Its not detailed for show but its tidy, and from behind the wheel it delivers the true early truck experience. There was also a Kary Van extended height model. The B Series pickup came with a 218-cubic-inch Six Cylinder L-head engine which, as mentioned above, was moved forward for better overall weight distribution. In 1992, the V6 and 5.
Not only was this the first foray into the completely integrated designs that would come in the 1950s, but it instantly made the Ford and Chevy trucks look dated. They replaced the prewar Dodge truck and were replaced by the in 1954. Van The B Series also refers to full-sized vans made by the Dodge Division of Chrysler Corporation from 1970 as early 1971 models through 2003. The redesigned cab could seat three people, with 2. We have been collecting Dodge and Plymouth trucks and parts for many years. Any trademarks appearing on this site are the sole property of the registered owners. The redesigned cab could seat three people, with 2.
The bench seat features new black vinyl as original, and the rubber floor mat meant that you could hose the interior out after a long day working out in the field. The truck is currently located in Simi Valley, California. Nicely assembled, the door gaps are good, the fenders line up well, and that unique side-opening hood sits just right. The front axles and wheels of all models eight inches further back than the former trucks and moved the engine slightly forward, resulting in shifting more of the payload to the front axle and allowing greater payload ratings without adding heavier rear axle springs. The year 1958 was the first of three years Categories. In 1990, rear wheel antilock brakes were made optional, along with a heavy-duty four-speed. If that is missing the number should also be repeated on the frame near the front spring hanger as shown below in the cleaned area.
Serial numbers are listed at the bottom of this page. The cross steering allowed for a 37 degree turn either right or left. Another innovation for the time was the use of cross-steering arrangement, giving the trucks a 37° turning radius. In the same year, 5. Rebuilt Motor, all Rechromed parts.
The B1-B were ½ ton trucks standard with a 95 hp 71 kW flathead- while the B1-C were ¾ ton trucks with a standard 108 hp 81 kW flathead-straight 6 engine. If you are unsatisfied with your parts, let us know within 14 days for a full refund or exchange. The model number will be in the form as seen on the identification plate above. Includes chassis, fender, windshield, cab, running board dimensions and more. For many years, Dodge was the sales leader for vans, including conversions for tradespeople, ambulances, school buses, and campers, working with numerous upfitters to provide alternatives for customers.
This was a major engineering element that did help allow the Dodge Series B Pickups stand out from the competition. In 1988, a 239-cubic-inch 3. No endorsement by the trademark owners is to be construed, nor was any sought. I purchased it from a private seller in Chaparral, New Mexico in 1 999, where the former owner said it sat in the desert for about 20 years. Everything else has been replaced. The B series continued through 1953.
The Grahams moved on to bigger ventures. The cab was mounted on rubber mounts for an improved ride. Copyright 2009, Kevin Clemens speedreaders. It's not detailed for show but it's tidy, and from behind the wheel it delivers the true early truck experience. The Pillette Road plant in Windsor, Ontario which made the vans was closed down and later demolished.
There were engine options, axle options, and choices for springs, shock absorbers, wheels and tires. This provides one explanation as to why there are very few of these trucks remaining. All mechanical work was done by professional shops, as well as the body work. For many years, Dodge was the sales leader for vans, including conversions for tradespeople, ambulances, school buses, and campers, working with numerous upfitters to provide alternatives for customers. The cargo and passenger vans used the same frame and powerplants both 6- and 8-cylinder engines , but the passenger vans had seats for up to 15 passengers on the extended length, long-wheelbase Maxivans , dual air-conditioning systems in later years , and large windows on both sides. If you would like to send another message about this vehicle or press the button below. They did not build a truck until World War I — and that was a panel van, not a pickup - with a half-ton capacity and a 35 horsepower engine.