Hooniverse Truck Thursday – A '54 Dodge Power Wagon that'll serve as your support vehicle


Welcome to another edition of Hooniverse Truck Thursday. We received this tip from Anonymous (Thanks Man!) specifically for Truck Thursday, and what a Truck. Can you imagine the uses for this rugged, go-anywhere vehicle?


When you need a support vehicle, this truck will serve you well. It was set up as a Telephone Maintenance Vehicle with a body that has all those compartments that can be used to support your habits. What kind of habits, you may be asking. Well, if you are an auto-crosser, this will serve as both your tow vehicle, as well as a hauler for all your tools and equipment you’ll need to keep your car competitive.

Say you have a couple of bikes you use for Motocross. Not only can this truck handle all the sundry equipment you will need to repair said bikes, but it can carry them as well with no need for a trailer whatsoever. There is enough space in the truck to carry enough spare parts to rebuilt your bike if necessary.

It’s a given that this truck is the perfect support vehicle for anyone competing in the 24-hours of LeMons. The bed is large enough to accommodate a spare engine or two, perfect if you’re campaigning a BMW or a Taurus SHO. The Straight Six will have enough power to two your broken ass racer to and from the track, but just don’t expect it to go too fast.

So, what would this fine support vehicle set you back? Well, it has a buy it now price of $2,700. See the eBay listing here.

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12 responses to “Hooniverse Truck Thursday – A '54 Dodge Power Wagon that'll serve as your support vehicle”

  1. DrJomamachubby Avatar
    DrJomamachubby

    Wow, they had me right up until "no title". Invest blood, sweat, fingers, time and money? Sign me up! Do battle with the BMV? *shivers*

    1. citroen67 Avatar

      There is probably no title because of it being a fire department vehicle. It probably never had a title, it may have been what they call on OHV(off highway vehicle). If that is the case…all you need to do is apply for a California title at a local DMV. Titles(or the lack thereof) are a minor technicality, my friend…and should never determine whether or not you buy a vehicle. If you don't believe me…I can introduce you to my $700 Lada Niva that I imported from Canada with nothing more than a bill of sale. 🙂

  2. SSurfer321 Avatar
    SSurfer321

    :thumb-up: for beating me to the punchline

  3. muthalovin Avatar

    Pretty boss truck for Truck Thursday. Not my cup of tea, but it would be cool to have for that price.

  4. JeepyJayhawk Avatar

    Someone's been hanging out on BAT again…

    1. ZomBee Racer Avatar

      10 times worse! (snicker)

    2. Feds_II Avatar
      Feds_II

      Wow. Actual investigative journalism on the 'lop. Almost enough to make me forgive them for digging up the "saddle fuel tanks will kill you" garbage, and NOT mentioning that you have to strap fireworks to them.
      Of course, they still need to make up for, well, all the other stuff, so that'll be the last time I'm on there for a while.

  5. Van Sarockin Avatar
    Van Sarockin

    Pics of it hauling JFK's corpse or no deal.
    On the other hand, this is the tool that will get you up any and all fire trails anywhere. More durable than the rocks you'll be pounding over, too.

  6. Alff Avatar
    Alff

    I'm not even sure it was really used as a fire truck – that paint is much more orange than PPG 72203, the de facto standard for emergency response vehicles of this vintage. I don't think this thing is worth a dime more than $2500.

  7. jjd241 Avatar

    I saw this one out and about recently…
    [youtube LtbxDfHESr8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtbxDfHESr8 youtube]

  8. ZomBee Racer Avatar

    DAANG!
    The only time I'm glad to be flat broke, because I want one of these BAAAAD. And after the Maniac-Formerly-Known-as-Damnelantra's recent DamnMopar stunt NONE of us have any valid excuses left.
    Cloverdale… wow. That brings back memories. It was the halfway point when I dated that exchange student from Humbolt State. Cheap motels… not much else to speak of. But then again I wasn't there to sight-see, wink-wink.

  9. CptSevere Avatar

    I've wanted an M37 since I was a kid. Man, this one is a fine example. I like the utility body, it could hold all your camping gear, and, hell, you could stack like ten coolers of beer in the bed. The fact that these are only good for about 45 mph flat out doesn't bother me at all.

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