In 1939 Dodge launched it “Job Related” series of trucks and panel vans that would stay in production until 1947.
The Job Related series can be recognised by it’s streamline styling which was becoming all the rage in 1939.
In 1941 parking lights mounted on the cowling became a standard feature on all subsequent “Job Related” vehicles.
From what I have observed front indicator lights appear to have been entirely optional even as late as 1947 when this particular truck was built, presumably other road users were expected to see the drivers hand signal’s to predict where the truck was going.
The motor for this truck, seen at last years Summer Classics in Easter Compton, is officially quoted as 3772 cc / 230 cui which would have given 105 hp and was unique to the 1 ton trucks from 1942 on.
The gauges from left to right are water temperature, oil temperature (hidden by the 1/4 light window, speed and odometer, fuel tank and battery charge, a better selection than can be found on some cheap motor cars today. Radio was by drivers built in i-player only.
The Dodge 1 ton pick up sits on a 120″ chassis with a 7 1/2 foot cargo box, from 1939 to 1985 all Dodge pickup cargo boxes came with a wooden floor, painted black, with steel skid strips.
Thanks for joining me on this “Job Related” edition of “Gettin’ a li’l psycho on tyres” I hope you will join me again tomorrow. Don’t forget to come back now !