1947 Dodge Power Wagon For Sale

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Power Wagon
Item Location: 
Girard, Ohio, United States
Standard Cab Pickup
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4-Wheel Drive
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Description 1947 Dodge Power Wagon

1947 Dodge Powerwagon

This is a 1947 Dodge Powerwagon, among the first vehicles
manufactured after the end of World War II for civilian use.  This vehicle was purchased in the late 1970s
from a local businessman who purchased it at auction from a local contractor. I
believe that I am the third owner of this vehicle.  Because I did not own the truck from day one,
I can’t say that all of the truck is original, but it appears to be.This was a restoration project that got sidetracked and the
truck has been in dry storage since being purchased.  I am selling because it’s time to move on and
I don’t have time for this project.

This vehicle was a factory conversion by the Davey Air
Compressor Company that at the time was located in Kent, OH.  Davey shortened the bed and made a flat
platform behind the cab.  They then added
a 105 cfm air compressor and a 200A Hobart DC welder.  This equipment is driven by the rear
driveshaft being altered to be switched between being used as a power takeoff
(PTO) and the rear wheels.  There is a
lever and a clutch to engage each piece of equipment independently.  Davey made these for military field
applications during World War II and continued to supply them to civilians in
the post-war period for peacetime use.

Shortly after I purchased the truck, the motor was removed
and completely rebuilt.  At this time,
the motor has approximately 10 operating hours on it.  The engine has been started periodically and
runs like it should

The transmission, transfer case, and axles are in excellent
working condition.

The governor was disassembled to replace a leaking
seal.  It was never repaired and
reassembled, but the parts are included. 

The body is solid and restorable.  There is some rust on the lower corners of
the doors.  Some of the body panels have
battle scars from normal construction use.

The hood cowling, grill, and radiator overflow jug were in
storage at a different location  in a
building that was destroyed by fire.  The
parts are included and shown in the photographs.

The frame is very solid. 
There is minimal surface rust in spots. 
The wood floor in the bed is covered with sheet metal and needs
replaced. The winch was removed when the motor was removed and rebuilt
and is currently not bolted down, but is shown in place for the photos.

The second owner had it parked at a local slag dump, and
vandals used it for target practice as seen in the photos of the windshield and

The title says this is a 1946 Powerwagon, but upon
researching the serial number appears to be 1947 so it is listed as such. Seller
is making buyer aware of this discrepancy and we believe that the title office
made a mistake when title was transferred at some point..

This is a rare and unique piece of American history being
sold for restoration to a discerning buyer. 
I strongly encourage a physical inspection; if that isn’t feasible and
you want more photos, please email for specifics, as I have close to 100 photos.  Please email me with your phone number if you
think this vehicle is for you and you want further information.

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