1947 Dodge Pickup
1930s styling in the 1940s. This 1946 Dodge WC looks great with its 1930s Art Deco styling influences because the moment the manufacturers were given the go ahead to return to civilian vehicle production after the war, they immediately started cranking out the '39s again. They did however benefit from some government funded development with a stronger motor and tougher suspension. Check out this beautiful example of one of the first post war civilian trucks to roll off the assembly line. This truck could be used in a Mr. Clean commercial. Remember the 2017 Mr. Clean Super Bowl ad? That could be you! Roll up, grab your mop and bucket out of the bed, and head in the house to clean up. This truck looks absolutely stunning in White. The look at the front is what really grabs your attention. It leads with a bold chrome cross with Dodge set against a red background with red flourishes dressing it out. At the top is a sweet looking Ram hood ornament and the headlights perched on the fenders are trimmed in chrome. The rest of the truck is gloriously White. The horizontal bars of the grill bend back along the tapered hood at the top, and spread wide from fender to fender on the bottom. A split windshield has top mounted windshield wipers and rear-view mirrors. Dodge in red on the tailgate matches the splash of red on the front, and when you drop that tailgate you will find a beautiful wood bed with white stays. Open the door and you will find a simple, neat, and clean interior. It is 1930s utilitarian, freshened up and dressed up a bit. The door panel is simple in white with a gray vinyl center panel and a pastel green cloth pocket. The comfortable bench seat has been nicely reupholstered in the same pastel green and looks great. A white three-spoke steering wheel with a black center looks awesome. It's mounted on a white steering column and sits in front of a white dash. The gauges in the dash are new, but retain the original bezels with their survivor patina. The speedo is in the center with the oil pressure and temperature (which is labeled "Heat") on the right, and the fuel and amp gauge, on the left. The 12-volt upgrade this truck received provides easy starting with the floor mounted starter pedal as well as much better lighting. It also enables a Kenwood stereo to be hidden in the glovebox for your listening pleasure. A shifter for the 3-speed manual transmission rises from the floor and a gray headliner ties everything together nicely. Raise up each side of the piano hinged hood and, before we even get to checking out the engine, step back and check out the look, especially from the front. Pretty cool, huh? Under it you will find a 217 cubic inch flat-head 6-cylinder engine that received its share of tax dollars for development during the war to up the power and torque. You will notice the 12 Volt alternator right away and maybe the aftermarket ignition coil and stronger starter tucked down in there too. The rest is vintage flat-head simple. A black oil bath air cleaner feeds air to a single barrel Carter carburetor then through stock intake and exhaust. Solid axles both front and rear sit on multi-leaf springs. White wheels finish out the look of the truck nicely with red pin striping and a chrome center caps with Dodge in red mounting 6.00 x 16 tires all around. Come on down and check out this beautiful white pickup. You might decide to take it home and film a Super Bowl commercial with it.