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Dodge PILOT HOUSE era truck, very cool !!!! #357669
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It is a 53 with a 50 front and it looks AWESOME !!


Re: Dodge PILOT HOUSE era truck, very cool !!!! [Re: bigdad] #357670
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that is nice!! i hope it has a mopar motor in it.

Re: Dodge PILOT HOUSE era truck, very cool !!!! [Re: 65rbdodge] #357671
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that is nice!! i hope it has a mopar motor in it.




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Re: Dodge PILOT HOUSE era truck, very cool !!!! [Re: bigdad] #357672
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That truck looks awesome! But if you read my signature, that says it all


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Re: Dodge PILOT HOUSE era truck, very cool !!!! [Re: DusterKrazy] #357673
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Looks just as good as mine



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Looks just as good as mine






Mine sucks and needs a front clip

Re: Dodge PILOT HOUSE era truck, very cool !!!! [Re: 76dodgeboy] #2619529
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I like it

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Now that is nice. Goes to show that ..... with enough imagination ..... and some talent .... you really can make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. up

Re: Dodge PILOT HOUSE era truck, very cool !!!! [Re: bigdad] #2620592
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wasn't the pilot house a 5 window cab?


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Re: Dodge PILOT HOUSE era truck, very cool !!!! [Re: rowin4] #2620728
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Originally Posted By rowin4
wasn't the pilot house a 5 window cab?


That's what I always thought.

Re: Dodge PILOT HOUSE era truck, very cool !!!! [Re: bigdad] #2620763
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Re: Dodge PILOT HOUSE era truck, very cool !!!! [Re: bigdad] #2621051
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I'm betting the truck bigdad posted has an S10 frame based on how far under the fenders the front wheels are. Probably has a Chevy drive train as well.
Personally, I really don't like it. The sucked in front wheels just look wrong to me, and spoil the rest of the truck.

The trucks were called the Pilot House Era trucks and dated 1948 to 1953. The rear corner windows were an option.

The 1954 truck looked similar, but was a new truck with all new sheet metal. Dodge changed the cab again in mid 1955, and then changed the front sheet metal for the 1957 model. The 1958 was a complete redesigned truck. Gene

Re: Dodge PILOT HOUSE era truck, very cool !!!! [Re: bigdad] #2623474
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Found one for sale today, semi local to me. Same grille as the OP's. 5 window. crappy over spray paint job that's cracking. dash parts missing. No wipers, roof has some denting and I'm not talking hail.

When I saw it I was thinking $2500 would be pricey. He's asking $4950, lol.

Fairly solid though and not rusty from what I could see, but every corner hit something at one point or another, not hard but enough to notice. it appeared to have the original drivetrain. no idea if it runs or how it drives, no one was there and three of the four tires were real low on air and all cracked.


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Re: Dodge PILOT HOUSE era truck, very cool !!!! [Re: Supercuda] #2624072
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Yep, $4950 is way over priced. $2,000 to 3,000 would be about all its worth. Most I have payed for one was $2,000. However, I did pay $4,000 for my 50 Dodge panel truck. I paid that only because they are hard to find and it was straight and solid (no rust). Need to get started on the panel. It’s been setting in the corner of my building for three years now.

Re: Dodge PILOT HOUSE era truck, very cool !!!! [Re: bigdad] #2624892
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I like it!!! Cool!!!


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I saw one ,don`t remember the year in the 50s I think at one of those vintage/exotic car dealers here in a high dollar area of North Jersey a few years ago. It was totally restored and the price was $35,000 which I thought was totally insane! It was nice though!

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2013 Island Dragway Street Eliminator Points Champion
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Re: Dodge PILOT HOUSE era truck, very cool !!!! [Re: bigdad] #2632192
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Originally Posted by bigdad
I like it



What are the rear fenders off of?


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The second truck Bigdad posted is a 48-52 Dodge and the rear fenders appear to be original to the truck. The 3rd truck he posted is a 54 or early 55 Dodge. The rear fenders appear to be the correct fenders for it. The rear fenders on the 53 were the same style as the fenders on the 54 or early 55, though the 53 truck was the same body as the 48-52. 54 and early 55 were a redesigned truck and shared the same sheetmetal. The the roof line changed in mid 55 and that cab remained unchanged up through 1960 on the civilian and up to 67 on the Dodge military trucks. The 57 civilian Dodge pickup received a different front clip, and was a stand alone body. I believe 57 was the first year the non-stepside bed could be ordered. The 58 -60 had the same cab as the late 55 but had another front sheet metal change. The 53 and up rear fenders were used until the end of the step side bed production in the early 80s. Gene

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