1937 Dodge Antique Humpback Panel Truck
- Condition: Used
- Make: Dodge
- Model: Other Pickups
- Year: 1937
- Mileage: 99,999
- VIN: T3815106
- Color: Dark Blue
- Engine size: 6 cylinder
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: manual
- Interior color: Gray
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1937 Dodge Other Pickups
This is a rare 1937 Dodge 1/2 ton Panel that is often referred to as a "Humpback" panel because of the slightly raised rear portion that provides additional head room in the cargo area. I've owned this truck for about 30 years with intentions of restoring it, but I'm now in my 70s and realize that it will never happen. It has been stored inside the entire time I've owned it.
As you can see from the photos, there is some rust in the lower body.
The worst areas are:
1. Sheet metal will need to be welded into the lowerpanel body by the running boards.
2. Thevertical piece thatbolts to the body and running boards will need replacing, but it is just a flat piece of sheet metal with a 90 degree bend - very easy to make.
3. The running boards will need metal welded into them or replaced.
The remainder of the body has some dents and light rust in spots.
This vehicle is very restorable and is very complete.
The engine turns freely and has spark, but is not running. It ran fine when I parked it 30 years ago.
The gas tank is off the car but included along with a windshield frame and other parts in the back of the truck.
Clutch engages fine and transmission shifts.
Brakes will need total rebuilding.
Speedometer reads a little less than 75,000 miles. Judging from the wear on the pedals, I believe it to be accurate. Pennsylvania titles its older vehicles with 99999 even though I specified the miles when I bought it.
This truck was originally dark blue with black fenders and red wheels. Restore it as original with a red pinstripe and itwould really be a looker. There are a lot of possibilities if you plan to build a street rod as these vehicles have a very unique look.
You are welcome to come see the carbefore the auction is completed.Truck is sold as is, where is with no guarantees, warranties, etc. I can help you or your shipper load the truck.
If you are the successful bidder, I expect a non refundable $500 deposit through paypal within 24 hours. Ifthat doesn't happen, I will relist the vehicle. The balance is to be paid in cash or bank wire transfer within 7 days.
NOTE: Please don't ask my reserve or what I will take for it if you buy it now. If you are interested in owning this truck bid on it. My reserve is very reasonable and will probably be met before the end of the auction. Bid high, bid often.... Thank you.
On Jul-29-16 at 10:27:09 PDT, seller added the following information:
I recently received this question from someone "The number you have listed (T38) is the engine number, which was often used on titles. There should be a serial number plate on one of the door jambs, or firewall with a serial number. Might you have this as it will enable me to get more information on the model, etc."
I wasn't aware that the vehicle identification number was the engine number until I received this question. The T38 number is indeed the engine number. I cleaned off the number on the engine and checked it against the numbers on the title. Many vintage vehicles are titled this way. I guess that means the engine in the truck is the one it came with from the factory. The truck serial number is attached to thefirewall and is #8169439.
If you plan to make a street rod, my guess is that most States would accept a tracing of the engine number and the cowl number to convert the title to the serial number. That is much better than having a state assigned title which is common on street rods.