Info tag states
TYPE BD4 (translates to 1-ton vehicle, 1953)
VEH#/CHASSIS 81469947 (translates to being a 1953 B-D-4 built in Detroit)
B-4-D-126 (translates to 126 inch wheelbase)
MODEL DWS109 (here I am lost - never saw that model code before)
Pictures are here -
So far, I purchased the DUNN books (no mention or pictures of this type) and
the 1953 Dodge Trucks Shop Manual (no reference to this type)
Just to be sure - check the wheelbase. I'm sure it is longer than 126"
That baby's been modified. like an early fifties Mercedes, and
possibly custom bodied at that, grafted to a lengthened Dodge chassis
- possibly a forward control commercial chassis, lime the early
I've found another picture of a similar van - supposedly a grumman?
Different grille. See it at:
Then again, about 2/3 of the way down the page at
http://www.oldtrucks.com/bigrigs/46-50.shtml is a ford bread truck
that looks amazingly similar.
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