1967 Dodge W-100 4x4 Utiline Power Wagon.....with only 7,439 original miles.
I acquired this vehicle in June of 2016 from the previous owner that resided in Amherst Ohio. There is a unique history about this vehicle, as it was originally owned by the Grafton Township, Ohio Fire Department, and used as a brush fire truck. Grafton Fire Department originally purchased this vehicle and outfitted it with a factory Braden 10k lb cable-PTO driven winch. (winch and PTO work flawlessly). This truck was raffled off by the fire department to obtain new equipment for their firehouse. The previous owner won the truck, and then elected to post if for sale as he "was not much into old trucks." Upon my purchase of this vehicle I semi-restored it the best way I knew how. I did not "rotisserie restore" the truck, as this was a garage project for the past year and a half. I do believe I paid great attention to detail in locating original parts that were absent upon purchase. My intent was to take this truck from a "fire truck," and revert it back to a regular pick up.....with an off-road look. While I had a great experience working on this truck, I feel it would be better appreciated by someone who collected these trucks, or really had an interest in this particular style-model of vehicle. Living on a dirt road doesn't help me enjoy this vehicle as much either. I think I put together something pretty cool that runs excellent and looks and operates amazing considering the vehicle is over 50 years old. Everything is tight, drives straight even with oversized tires, and turns heads everywhere.
The following is a list of items I have had done, did, or purchased for the truck:
1. Removed bed of truck to expose frame-undercoated (by hand) entire frame of truck. Many hours spent on my back under this truck doing this by hand-brush.
2. Re-did wood bed boards with new boards. Stained and 8 coats clear polyurethane.
3. New metal bed runners (holds boards in place)
4. Chromed front and rear bumper and driver side view mirror mount.
5. Re-painted entire dash, located absent dash pad and installed.
6. Re-upholstered headliner
7. Painted wheels to match grill. New chrome lugs all the way around. Front locking hubs.
8. New temperature gauge sending unit.
9. New exterior paint. (inside cab paint is still very clean and did not warrant new paint....however this may be a consideration for someone in the future.) Phat Red is the color name. I personally worked side by side with the painter to learn more about restoration. There was no exterior rust on this truck and no bondo or filler was used other than to smooth out minor door dings and dents. The metal is-was super clean for being 50 years old.
10. New exhaust. Starting under the cab, the 2" exhaust pipe runs into a Thrush "aggressive" muffler that has two outlets. From the muffler to the 3" chrome tips are two split pipes. So, dual exhaust after the muffler. I have old exhaust system should you choose to return exhaust to original condition.
11. New 11.5x16.5x33" Interco Thornbird Swamper off road tires. Had a hell of a time finding 16.5 tires. I have 3 of the 4 original tires that came with the truck. I have original lug nuts, and kept any-all original parts that are from this truck.
12. New oil pan gasket-have spare valve cover gasket too.
13. Steering stabilizer. Painted to match color of grill and orange boot purchased to match truck.
14. New gas cap. Have original
15. New fuel sending unit (inside gas tank behind seat).
16. New Rough Country 54" curved light bar. (I can't explain how bright this light is, powerful.)
17. New ground wire from engine block to firewall
18. New driver and passenger door handles (not an easy find)
19. New bed mount rubber bushings all the way around the bed.
20. New Fox 2.0 shocks all the way around.
21. Fresh oil change.
The only thing that I can mention about this truck that I have not been able to troubleshoot with success is the temp gauge and fuel gauge. The fuel gauge (new) was working until I replaced the temp gauge with a new one. Upon installing the new temp gauge, the fuel gauge now doesn't work. I contacted Vintage Power Wagons for support, but as of this posting I have not attempted to troubleshoot these two gauges again. Both gauges are connected to the same power source and if one doesn't work, its likely the other wont as well. I am sure this is a pretty simple fix, however I've been messing with this issue on and off since owning the truck and cant seem to figure it out. That's the only "issue" with the truck I can speak of.
I have tons of restoration photos of the truck that I took throughout the process. I can email - provide them if you'd like.
I am very firm on this $25,000 price, and I am not considering any trades, barters, odd payment arrangements, help with selling this truck, etc. Cash or certified bank check. I will not transport this truck for showing. I will also not be responsible for shipping this vehicle, although I will assist you should this be the case.
If you'd like to see pics of this truck when it was raffled, you can do a Google search of, "old car raffle 1967 power wagon," and you will find a weblink with the add that was placed by the fire department when they advertised they were raffling this truck. Also and image search will reveal similar pics.
Please feel free to ask any questions I may not have answered. I am pretty good about responding in a timely manner.
Thanks to everyone who took a look at my truck. I hope someone out there can appreciate how clean, original, and low miles this truck has. I had a lot of enjoyment seeing this truck come together and being a part of its restoration. I know someone can make this truck look even better......I just did what I could with the funds I had available at the time.
Located in Rock Creek, Ohio
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