1947 Dodge Custom Pickup
NUT & BOLT CUSTOM BUILD IN RARE BODY STYLE
GLOSS BLACK PAINT OVER RED LEATHER UPHOLSTERY
BUILT 351 W/C4 AUTOMATIC/4-LINK 9-INCH REAR AXLE
BOXED CHASSIS, COILOVERS, FAT MAN MUSTANG II IFS
VINTAGE AIR SYSTEM, PAINLESS WIRING, ALUMINUM RADIATOR
POWER 4-WHEEL DISC BRAKES W/ SLOTTED ROTORS
POWER BRAKES WINDOWS, POWER & TILT STEERING
AM/FM CD STEREO SYSTEM & CUSTOM OVERHEAD CONSOLE
FRESHLY DETAILED & READY TO ENJOY
Offered along a wide array of load capacities and body styles, the 1947 light-duty truck lines from Dodge were the marques best sellers until then. Built for hard work and used as such, few survive intact, making them unusual and highly attractive base material for restorations and street rods today. This highly attractive, premium-quality build is a great case in point, featuring a fully boxed frame and 1979 Lincoln Versailles running gear including a 351 Windsor V-8 engine, C4 automatic transmission, and disc brake-equipped 9-inch rear end.
Underpinnings include a Mustang II front suspension kit and tubular control arms supplied by Fat Man Fabrications, along with a four-link rear suspension and coil-overs at all four corners, making this truck drive and handle very much like a modern car. Producing an estimated 400 horsepower and some 400 pounds-feet of peak torque, the healthy 351 W mill runs on pump gas and features 9.5:1 compression, a Comp cam and roller valvetrain, and ported and polished heads. Delivering the power is a TCI-built Ford C4 automatic transmission equipped with a 3000 RPM stall converter, making this relatively light classic pickup truck a very surprising performer. Electronic exhaust dump valves provide freer breathing and an awesome exhaust note. Cool running is delivered by a performance-type aluminum radiator.
The Dodge maintains its streamlined body styling, enhanced by shaved door handles and a custom-built, all-steel tailgate and running boards. The interior features a red leather bench seat by Teas and welcome amenities include Vintage Air, supported by a Painless wiring harness. Other choice highlights include power disc brakes with slotted rotors, power steering with tilt column, power windows, and a custom-fabricated instrument cluster housing VDO instruments. An AM/FM CD stereo unit delivers additional entertainment in concert with speakers mounted within a custom red leather-trimmed overhead console. Finishing touches include the custom wood-plank cargo bed with stainless retaining strips and polished fuel filler, plus captivating Sunnybrook Farms vinyl graphics at each door. Polished 18X8-inch front and 20X10 rear wheels and fat tires deliver additional attitude. Ready to enjoy with all the hard work already done, this captivating 1947 Dodge Custom Pickup is a fabulous find, just in time for spring and summer cruises, shows, and fun. Call us today for further details and to arrange a viewing. Were confident you will make it yours!