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Old 08-22-2009, 03:05:14 PM
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Can anyone tell me more about this neat little Dodge? It looks to be in superb original condition and was modified to run on LP or propane gas. You can see 4 gas bottles behind the cab.
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Would guess that to be a little later than you think. They used that styling until 1947. Think they started in 40 or 41, somebody will know for sure.
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Well, all I have is a copy of Tad Burness's American Truck Spotters Guide...per that book, Dodge didn't go to that body style until 1939, and he notes the '39 had "Dodge" on both sides of the nose above the grille, a slightly different chrome part of the grille, and no running lights near the mirror mountings...
The 1940 he has illustrated similarly has a slightly different chrome area (different from the '39 and yours)...
There's no '41 illus, but the '42 illustration looks just like yours...
You need a little better pic and someone much more familiar with Dodge than I am!!
It could well be a WWII leftover; engines converted to gaseous fuels generally have much longer lives, altho (unless this was fitted with a Brit or Eurozone engine after export) parts should be both easily available and reasonable.
Nice find!!
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Hi,

I love your truck. It is in really great shape.

I have a 1941 Dodge truck. According to what I have been told 1941 was the only year to have 5 extra strips of chrome across the front of the grill under the Dodge emblem before the crank cover plate. I have also heard that the crank cover plate is a rare find on this old truck.


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Here is a picture of my 1941 Dodge Brothers truck.

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Nice looking trucks there. I would have guessed in the 1940-1942 range on either of them. Didn't realise they kept that same style up to 47...

I'm guessing that Candy's fire truck is pretty low milage, but with lots of hours on the engine.
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Hi OTTO Sawyer,

You are right my truck has about 7200 miles on the meter and I'm sure much more than that on the engine.

It is built like a tank.

It only costs $50.00 to insure it for parades. It was hard at first to find someone that would insure it. No one around here would touch it. Thank goodness we have a great insurance guy that never gave up until he could find someone to insure it.

One insurance guy told me that he knows of a Seagrave just sitting because he couldn't find anyone to insure it.

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Candy:

I'm paying $90.90 a year for full coverage antique insurance on my 37 Ford truck, but that 'full coverage' is only for the $4800.00 I had invested in it as of 29 years ago.... I should probably look into raising the coverage some time.

Had one of my 69 Firebirds covered with Antique Liability Only that was costing I think it was $14.00 every 6 months. My big 62 Chevy tiltbed they said they couldn't cover because of the size of the truck ??? I felt it was best Not to Remind them that my 37 Ford is a 1 1/2 ton beefed up to 3 Ton with heavier springs for hauling a 6,000 lb pulling tractor back in the late 60s early 70s.

I got lucky that my company has antique coverage as I have found that some of them don't offer it.

Tell your friend with the Seagrave to pick up a copy of hemmings, or Old Car Weekly and check out the ads in them. I haven't looked for a while but I think there was one by the name of Haggerty that insured antiques and classics. I'm sure there are more advertizing in those magazines. I need to shop around some more myself and see if I can find some lower rates on my daily driver, but I also need to make sure they offer the antique insurance so I can get the multi car discounts.
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I wish it was mine, but have too many other projects. They are really good looking trucks. Will concentrate first on the WW1 Peugeot (see other thread).

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OTTO Sawyer,

Thanks for the info. You sound like you have good insurance.

I don't feel like I'm getting ripped off on my coverage. I'm just glad to be covered. I really like my insurance guy. He and his staff have always done us right. It is hard to find one who works in your interest. And when I find a great one, I don't mind paying a few extra bucks on the small stuff. Only had one claim on the roof and it was no problem. No rise in premium either. Can't beat that! I don't mind giving him more business when he stands by me.

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Hi Marcel,

I have been checking out your posts. We have a lot in common. I already saw the WWI truck. It is pretty cool. Haven't seen one like that before.

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Also, I have a tractor history book. In it is any artical about the University of Kansas Ag Dept. doing some of the first work with LP fuel on Farm Tractor. This work was done after WW-II. I would almost bet the conversion is not a product of the war.

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They didnt build trucks or cars in 42 the war was in full swing.
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I can't say for sure about Dodge in particular, and you may be right about them not building any in 42, but many of the brands that did continue to build through the war had painted bumpers instead of chrome as they needed the nickle for the war effort.
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Hi Darrin,

1942 Ford Sedan Car:

According to the title, we have a 1942 Ford Sedan in my yard. We call it our "War Car". It must be pretty rare. Don't know

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I can't say for sure about Dodge in particular, and you may be right about them not building any in 42, but many of the brands that did continue to build through the war had painted bumpers instead of chrome as they needed the nickle for the war effort.
Hi OTTO,

My Dodge 1941 truck has the name plate and grill strips across the front. I think they are made of stainless steel and not chrome.

The painted bumpers is an interesting fact.

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Cars were built during the war year but for military needs only, Staff Cars. Also some 42 were built in late 41 like they do today as the model year starts before calander year but with Pearl Harbor on 7 Dec. 41 there was not a very long production. Many of the 46 models were carry over 42's. Some built with part that were not normally used, later making finding the correct part difficult, because what they used was what was laying around.

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I've had a Dodge Brothers 1942 WC for 33 years now. I bought it long before I was old enough to drive.
I was hit in the rear by a model B Mack semi and required parts.. I found a 1947 that had what I needed. There were two engines used in that vintage Dodge, 60 hp and 80 hp I believe. One was a much longer stroke than the other.
My neighbor still has his dads 47 with all the dents and patches and the flat 6.


My Sunday car when I was a teen was a 1935 Master Sedan Chevy with the Blue Flame 6 Knee action shocks and suicide doors. I wish I still had that one I sold it when I ordered a new 1980 chevy Monte Carlo... that was a crap car!

Just to save you from looking.. I'll be 48 in May 2010
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Thanks for the info fellas I was referring to civilian cars .Most of the major Factories changed over to support the war effort.

I wonder How many engines,cars,trucks etc got scrapped during that time .Must have been something to see people pull together in America at that time.

Great looking vehicles in this thread thanks Darrin
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Had a '42 Pontiac that still had chrome bumpers! Was bought new buy the banker in the neighboring town, then my father-in-law bought it in the late 50's. He got tired of it & bought a '49 Studebaker Landcruiser and sold me the poncho. Made a good work car until I spun a rod bearing!
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