1948 Dodge Power Wagon for sale 101250688
1948 Dodge Power Wagon

1948 Dodge Power Wagon

Truck Car for sale by Harwood Motors in Macedonia, Ohio 44056

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Fresh build by Precision Power Wagons (528 miles). Cummins turbo diesel, Allison automatic transmission, heavy-duty axles, A/C, Recaro heated leather sets, navigation, and more. No compromises in the best Power Wagon we’ve ever seen!

To build a Quad Cab like this requires two standard Power Wagon cabs plus six doors, so it’s not like they’re plentiful. If you’re kidding yourself that you’ll have another chance to buy a truck like this, well, maybe that’s true but it probably isn’t. As a Gen IV build at Precision, finish quality is exemplary, with doors that fit better than if the factory had built it themselves, and the proportions are exactly right thanks to a 15-inch frame stretch and a custom-built bed. This sucker still looks the part of a Power Wagon even though Dodge never even considered building something like this. The Battleship Gray finish shines beautifully and gives the big truck a purposeful look that’s completely in-character. Forget those wonky Power Wagons with glittery modern paint, they never look right. THIS is how it’s done.

Of course, you get all the other Power Wagon gear, including the original Ramsey winch, which is now hydraulically powered and still rated at 10,000 pounds. There’s a brush guard, the standard split front bumper (these trucks never look right without that stuff), as well as original headlight buckets now filled with LED headlights that are better than those on your new Lexus. Drop-down running boards magically descend when you open the door and the black fenders are the only way to fly. Out back there’s a Class IV hitch, so this sucker will pull your boat or other toys. The bed is beautifully finished with fresh oak planks, probably too nice to actually haul rough stuff, but if you need it, this sucker will haul anything you can put in there.

This Power Wagon has a number of significant upgrades inside that aren’t the usual Precision Power Wagon fare, starting with those gorgeous Recaro bucket seats. Of course, the rest is beautifully finished with lots of sound deadening, and this is currently the smoothest, quietest, most sophisticated Power Wagon we’ve ever experienced. Other important details include the Momo wood-rimmed steering wheel on a tilt column, an array of custom Precision Power Wagon instrumentation, a powerful HVAC system, full LED lighting, and a AM/FM/satellite/iPod/navigation system with back-up camera in the center of the dash. Perhaps most significantly, this is the first resto-mod Power Wagon we’ve ever had with an automatic transmission, and it works extremely well in this application, making this a truck you could drive every day.

We’re convinced that the 3.9-liter Cummins 4BT turbo diesel is the best choice for your Power Wagon resto-mod. It fits without modifying the firewall, so interior space is unaffected. It’s bulletproof reliable, and it makes a big, fat wallop of torque that gets this massive truck moving without any effort at all. Precision adds some stainless tubing to dress up the engine bay, but we like the very OEM appearance, which we find preferable to hot rod chrome and goofy aftermarket dress-up. It’s almost as if the factory built it this way. It starts with a push of the dash-mounted button and feels very much like a big rig with the big diesel idling away. On the road, it’s surprisingly smooth and with more than 400 pounds of torque available just off idle, even this 7000-pound monster feels punchy around town. It cruises at highway speeds without effort and you may not be thrilled with the fuel economy, but you won’t be disappointed, either. This sucker just works like a truck is supposed to work.

The most significant upgrade on this Power Wagon is the Allison 4-speed automatic transmission, which makes this truck incredibly user-friendly for any driver. It’s designed for use in heavy-duty applications and is very tough, making it the right choice in a Power Wagon that’s going to see some action. It’s linked to a NP205 transfer case that distributes power via custom driveshafts to a Dana 60 front axle while the rear is a giant GM 14-bolt full-floating axle. Inside there are 4.56 gears with 30-spline axles that don’t mind the giant tires hanging on the ends. There are also massive disc brakes at all four corners, an upgraded 4-link rear suspension with coil-over QA1 adjustable shocks, so ride quality is quite good, particularly for a Power Wagon. Beautiful TR beadlock forged aluminum wheels not only look awesome but are over-built for the rigors of off-roading. With those massive 40x13.50-17 Pro Comp radials, the truck looks right yet rides and handles rather well for such a beast.

This is as good as Power Wagons get. You can spend more, you can wait years for another shop to finish your truck, but it won’t be any better than this truck, which you can have right now. It’s as easy to drive as a new Suburban and we guarantee you’ll never go someplace and not be the center of attention. If you can afford the best and understand why Power Wagons are special, this truck absolutely delivers on all the promises that its outrageous looks make. Fast, fun, comfortable, and surprisingly practical, this Power Wagon does it all. Call today!

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Harwood Motors recommends and welcomes personal or professional inspections of any vehicle in our inventory prior to purchase.


Harwood Motors recommends and welcomes personal or professional inspections of any vehicle in our inventory prior to purchase.

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Vehicle Specifications

  • VIN
  • Classic Car ID
  • Stock Number
  • Category
    Classic Trucks
  • Body Style
  • New/Used
  • Condition
  • Mileage
    528 miles
  • Engine
    4 Cylinder Turbo
  • Drivetrain
  • Transmission
    4 Speed Automatic w/ Overdrive
  • Exterior Color
  • Custom Color

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