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1947 Dodge Power Wagon Restomod Blends Classic Looks And Modern Power

The latest generation from Legacy Classic Trucks is this 1947 Dodge Ability Wagon restomod. It is really even for sale if you can occur up with the $four hundred,000 asking price tag.

The truck retains the basic glance of the first but has overhauled mechanicals. Beneath the hood, there is certainly a Cummins 4BT three.nine-liter four-cylinder diesel, and Legacy Classic Trucks tunes the mill by incorporating a compound-turbocharging setup and bigger-flowing gasoline injectors. This effects in an output of 250 horsepower (187 kilowatts) and 600 pound-ft (814 Newton-meters) of torque.

The first motor in this period of Ability Wagon was a three.77-liter (230-cubic-inch) L-Head inline-6 producing ninety four hp (70 kW) and 185 lb-ft (251 Nm).

The Legacy Classic Trucks Ability Wagon utilizes a New Enterprise 4500 5-pace handbook gearbox that runs via an Atlas transfer scenario with a one hundred:one ratio reduced selection and then to tough fourteen-bolt axles. An ARB compressor operates the air lockers and can refill the tires.

The builder claims the up to date truck can cruise easily at 80 miles per hour (129 kilometers per hour). You will find also “additional than plenty of torque for industrial-quality hauling and towing,” according to Legacy Classic Trucks. While, we usually are not absolutely sure who’s heading to drop $four hundred,000 for this rig and then use it as a perform vehicle.

The cabin keeps considerably of the fashion from the first truck. The new devices is operated via sealed marine rocker switches.

Dodge launched the Ability Wagon in 1946 as a civilian version of just one of the vans it provided the army all through Earth War II. With various tweaks, generation for the US lasted until 1968.

As its title implies, Legacy Classic Trucks specializes in making restomods of outdated-university SUVs and pickups. The firm’s choices contain an up to date 1981-1986 Jeep CJ-8 Scrambler with a six.2-liter LS3 V8 and a 1955-1959 Chevy NAPCO pickup with possibly a 5.three-liter Vortec V8 or LS3.