Talk:Dodge Power Wagon

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break up[edit]

since the wc series arnt power wagons, thay should be addressed in a different article. Brian in denver (talk) 16:53, 10 July 2009 (UTC)

picture of 1.5 ton[edit]

the so called 1.5 ton in the picture. is a butchered mess. or a rat rod, as the case may be. some one put a civi front end, on a military chasis. recomend deletion. Brian in denver (talk) 17:20, 10 July 2009 (UTC)

reversion[edit]

ouch, I thot there was somthing familier about that mess, I couldent get the guy to talk to me, on either of the power wagon forums. anybody know who it was? Brian in denver (talk) 15:36, 15 July 2009 (UTC)

Body change[edit]

I've read the article back and forth a number of times and still can't quite get the timeline right. When did it change from the round 1940s body to the squarish body shown in the 1963 ambulance image? Were the round and square bodies sold alongside each other for a few years?  Stepho  talk  05:55, 23 November 2011 (UTC)

Engine Displacement[edit]

I find it unlikely that the displacement of the engines offered in the power wagon, were a 230cc straight 6 and a 383cc V8 someone needs to put the correct numbers in here. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.142.175.21 (talk) 18:30, 12 June 2012 (UTC)

Fixed Somebody put cc instead of cu. I fixed it for you.  Stepho  talk  03:55, 13 June 2012 (UTC)

Intro confusion[edit]

Now, I'm no Moparologist, but I do have a bit of common sense: in the introduction, it is stated that the early versions of the Power Wagon, which began production in 1945, were based upon the military M37, which itself began production in 1950.--172.191.102.131 (talk) 06:54, 3 November 2012 (UTC)

The Dodge M37 article says the M37 was based on the Dodge WC series from 1941 (model year or calendar year?). I'd guess that the Power Wagon was also based on the WC, not the M37. But I'm not a Moparologist either.  Stepho  talk  09:18, 3 November 2012 (UTC)

Chassis/platform/body[edit]

First, in the opening section it says something about how the Power Wagon was "sold under the Ram Truck brand since 2005...". Ram Trucks didn't become a brand until like 2010 or later. Perhaps they meant it was sold as a variant of the Dodge Ram pickup? That is not that same thing as "sold under the Ram brand". From the way this article sounds, the Power Wagon was produced on the same chassis with the same engines and same 4-speed manual, without any substantial upgrades for it's entire life. Is this correct? If it is, it's quite amazing. All the same, if this is true, it would be nice if the article said so. All it says is some vague mention about how it "remained largely unchanged", not specifying if this means it LITERALLY was unchanged, or if it just means the basic idea remained the same; a simple, powerful, utilitarian 4x4 truck (one could say that the Jeep "remained unchanged" for decades, because fundamentally it did. However, there were CJ-2's and -5's, etc.) If it was changed, i.e. given a new chassis or an auto trans option, it would be nice if it said so. At the very least, at some point it went from looking like a WWII army truck to looking like a "modern" pickup. Most automobile articles on Wikipedia have pictures illustrating the different generations of vehicle. Even if the Power Wagon chassis remained the same, it would be great to have at least one shot of a modern-style Power Wagon pickup, preferably one of this "swept-line" cab and one of the modern style. All it has is shots of the old style and the newest Ram "Power Wagon" (okay, I see one of early 1960's version). .45Colt 13:50, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

Fargo Power Wagon and DeSoto Power Wagon did exist[edit]

Just see the following pics: http://shafir.info/shafir_images/10Album/31Canada~028Dawson_City~206Fargo_Power_Wagon.jpg http://www.roadkillontheweb.com/images/dt002.jpg

Or Google: "Fargo Power Wagon" and "DeSoto Power Wagon", both text and images.

Easy, isn't it? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 83.43.70.17 (talk) 18:19, 17 February 2016 (UTC)

Then put it in the article, eh? Smart ass. --Pete Tillman (talk) 19:07, 17 February 2016 (UTC)
I wish to thank you very much indeed for your kindness and, if I may say so, also for your affability. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 83.43.70.17 (talk) 23:49, 17 February 2016 (UTC)