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Dodge Trucks Through the Years


A Pictorial Glimpse of Dodge Trucks Throughout the` Years

Dodge has become known for its numerous truck models as for its passenger vehicles. In 2009, trucks were spun off into the Ram badge, named after the brand's most popular pickup truck, the Dodge Ram. Although, it ought to be noticed that despite the fact that the Ram trucks are promoted independently from Dodge autos, Ram President Fred Diaz has expressed that "Ram trucks will forever and always be Dodges. Ram will always have the Dodge badge inside and outside and they will be "vinned" (from the VIN acronym, or Vehicle Identification Number) as a Dodge. They will keep on marketing as Ram so Dodge may have an alternate brand idenity: hip, cool, youthful, vivacious. That won't fit the truck buyer campaign. The two ought to have distinct themes."

As far back as the start of its history in 1914, Dodge has manufactured light truck models. For the first few years, they were constructed to a great extent on existing passenger cars, yet in the long run picked up their own particular chassis and body designs as the market developed. Light-and medium-duty models were offered to begin with, then a heavy-duty line was included amid the 1930s and 1940s. The Warren Truck Assembly plant was founded in 1938, and Dodge trucks have been manufactured there from that point forward.

Fargo Trucks

Fargo was a brand of truck initially delivered in 1913 in the U.S. by the Fargo Motor Car Company. Discontinued in 1922, the name was reintroduced asr a truck line produced by the Chrysler Corporation in the wake of buying Fargo Motors in 1928. Later, Chrysler acquired Dodge and began delivering its own truck line, over time Fargo trucks became rebadged Dodges, like the parallel marketing of General Motors with its GMC and Chevrolet truck divisions

In 1925, Dodge purchased the Graham Brothers truck firm, and the three Graham brothers took on executive positions at Dodge, adding Dodge and Graham Brothers badged trucks to its truck line. From 1927 to 1928, all Dodge built trucks were marketed using the   Graham  brand , as Graham held the marketing rights during that time.

1922 Dodge Pickup
1922 Dodge Pickup
1923 Dodge Truck
1923 Dodge Truck
1924 Dodge Truck
1924 Dodge Truck
1928 Graham Truck
1928 Graham Truck


Dodge Branded after 1928

1929 Dodge Merchants Express Pickup
1929 Dodge Merchants Express Pickup
1934 Dodge Pickup
1934 Dodge Pickup
1935 Dodge Pickup
1935 Dodge Pickup
1936 Dodge Pickup
1936 Dodge Pickup
1937 Dodge Pickup
1937 Dodge Pickup
1937 Dodge Woody
1937 Dodge Woody
1938 Dodge Pickup
1938 Dodge Pickup
1941 Dodge Truck
1941 Dodge Truck
1941 Dodge Truck
1947 Dodge Truck


B Series Dodge Pickups - 1948-1953

The B-series Dodge pickups were sold from 1948-1953. They were a replacement of the prewar Dodge Truck and were themselves replaced in 1954 by the Dodge C Series. The B Series trucks came in a several unique variations. The B1-B were ½ ton trucks delivered with standard with a 95 hp straight six flathead engine and the B1-C were ¾ ton trucks with sold with a standard 108 hp stright 6 flathead engine. It additionally came in a few different variations, for example, the B1-T and B1-V, semi-truck cabs and vans, respectively. A woodie form, the "Surburban", was likewise available from outside organizations.

1948 Dodge Pickup
1948 Dodge Pickup
1949 Dodge Pickup
1949 Dodge Pickup
1950 Dodge Pickup
1950 Dodge Pickup
1950 Dodge Power Wagon Woody
1950 Dodge Power Wagon Woody
1951 Dodge Pickup
1951 Dodge Pickup
1952 Dodge Pickup
1952 Dodge Pickup
1953 Dodge Pickup
1953 Dodge Pickup


Dodge C Series - 1954-1960

C Series Dodge pickups were marketed from 1954 to 1960. A replacement for the Dodge B Series and was in the end displaced by the Dodge D Series, announced in 1961.

1954 Dodge Pickup
1954 Dodge Pickup
1955 Dodge Pickup
1955 Dodge Pickup
1957 Dodge Pickup
1957 Dodge Pickup
1957 Dodge Pickup
1957 Dodge Pickup
1957 Dodge Pickup
1957 Dodge Pickup
1959 Dodge D100 Pickup
1959 Dodge D100 Pickup
1960 Dodge D100 Pickup
1960 Dodge D100 Pickup


Not at all like the B Series, which were firmly identified with Dodge's prewar trucks, the C Series was a total redesign. Dodge kept the "pilot house" custom of high-visibility abs with a wraparound windshield begining in 1955. A two-speed "PowerFlite" automatic transmission also became available in 1955.

After World War II and the successful use of four-wheel drive to the truck line, Dodge released a citizen variation that it labeled the Power Wagon. Initially it was constructed almost precisely on the to the military-style design, variations of the standard truck line were in the end given 4WD and the identical "Power Wagon" label.

Dodge D Series 1961-1980

The  Dodge D Series   pickup trucks  were sold from 1961 through 1980. In the late 1980's, the trucks were rebadged   Dodge Ram   and the same design was retained until the redesigned Ram was introduced in 1994

Dodge was among the first to provide auto like ammenities to its trucks, including the plush Adventurer package amid the 1960s and offering car like room in its Club Cab bodies during the 1970s. Declining sales and expanded competition amid the 1970s in the end constrained the organization to drop its medium and heavy-duty versions, in a field the organization has just as of late started to return.

1961 Dodge Power Wagon
1961 Dodge Power Wagon
1962 Dodge Pickup
1962 Dodge Pickup
1965 Dodge Pickup
1965 Dodge Pickup
1966 Dodge Pickup
1966 Dodge Pickup
1967 Dodge Pickup
1967 Dodge Pickup
1968 Dodge Pickup
1968 Dodge Pickup
1970 Dodge Crew Cab
1970 Dodge Crew Cab
1971 Dodge Power Wagon
1971 Dodge Power Wagon
1975 Dodge D100
1975 Dodge D100


Dodge released what they called the "Adult Toys" line to increase its truck sales in the late 1970s, beginning off with the Lil' Red Express limited edition pickup (offering, a 360 c.i. police interceptor motor and noticeable big rig-style exhaust stacks). Later came the all the more broadly available Warlock. Other Dodge "Adult Toys" included the "Macho Power Wagon" and "Road Van".

As the commercial vehicle field fell off during the 1970s, Dodge disposed of their LCF Series heavy-duty trucks in 1975, alongside the Bighorn and medium-duty D-Series trucks, while the affiliated S Series school buses were discontinued in 1978. Then again, Dodge delivered a few thousand pickup trucks for the U.S. Military under the CUCV program from late 1970s to the mid 1980s.

Dodge Ram pickup starting in 1981

The Ram pickup (in the past the Dodge Ram pickup), a full-size pickup truck fabricated by FCA US LLC (in the past Chrysler Group LLC). Starting 2010, it has been marketed under the Ram Trucks badge. Ram was already a piece of the Dodge light truck lineup. The Ram name was initially utilized in 1981 on the re-enginered Ram and Power Ram after and stopping production and rebadging the Dodge D Series pickup trucks and B-series vans. The truck is christened for the Ram hood adornment that first appeared on Dodge vehicles in 1933. Ram trucks have been Motor Trend magazine's Truck of the Year for five times; the second-era Ram won the honor in 1994, the third-era Ram Heavy Duty won the honor in 2003, the fourth-era Ram Heavy Duty won in 2010 and the present Ram 1500 won the award in 2013 and 2014. The Ram is as of now manufactured at the Saltillo Truck Assembly plant in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico and also at the Warren Truck Assembly plant in Warren, Michigan.

1981 Dodge Ram
1981 Dodge Ram
1994 Dodge Ram 1500
1994 Dodge Ram 1500
2000 Dodge 1500 Sport
2000 Dodge 1500 Sport
2002 Dodge Ram 1500
2002 Dodge Ram 1500
2005 Dodge Ram 1500
2005 Dodge Ram 1500
2009 Dodge Ram Lonestar
2009 Dodge Ram Lonestar

Ram Pickups - Starting in 2010

The Ram pickup (in the past the Dodge Ram pickup), a full-size pickup truck fabricated by FCA US LLC (in the past Chrysler Group LLC). Starting 2010, it has been marketed under the Ram Trucks badge. Ram was already a piece of the Dodge light truck lineup. The Ram name was initially utilized in 1981 on the re-enginered Ram and Power Ram after and stopping production and rebadging the Dodge D Series pickup trucks and B-series vans. The truck is christened for the Ram hood adornment that first appeared on Dodge vehicles in 1933.

Ram trucks have been Motor Trend magazine's Truck of the Year for five times; the second-era Ram won the honor in 1994, the third-era Ram Heavy Duty won the honor in 2003, the fourth-era Ram Heavy Duty won in 2010 and the present Ram 1500 won the award in 2013 and 2014. The Ram is as of now manufactured at the Saltillo Truck Assembly plant in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico and also at the Warren Truck Assembly plant in Warren, Michigan.

Ongoing financial issues implied that even Dodge's light-duty pickups – rebadged as Ram Pickups for 1981 – were carried forward with few updates until 1993. Two things revived Dodge's fortunes amid this time. To start with was their addition of Cummins' dependable B Series turbo-diesel as a 1989 option. This innovation raised Dodge's profile among genuine truck purchasers who required power for towing or big loads. A mid-size Dakota pickup truck, which later offered a class-select V8 motor, was additionally an appealing draw.

Dodge presented the Ram's all-new "big-rig" styling treatment in 1994. Other than its right away polarizing appearance, exposure was likewise added by utilization of the new truck on the TV show hit Walker, Texas Ranger featuring Chuck Norris. The new Ram offered absolutely new interior with a console box sufficiently large enough to hold a Portable computer, and ventilation and radio controls that were offered to be effortlessly utilized even with gloves on. A V10 engine, utilized from the Viper sports car was likewise new, and the previously offered Cummins turbo-diesel was still available. The small Dakota was updated in similar vein for 1997, giving Dodge trucks a conclusive "face" that set them apart from the competitors.

The Ram was updated again for 2002 (the Dakota in 2005), fundamentally as an evolution of the first yet now including the revival of the Chrysler legendary Hemi V8 engine. New medium-duty chasis cab models were presented for 2007 (with standard Cummins turbo-diesel enginel), as a method for getting Dodge back in the commercial truck market once more.

2010 Ram 1500 Pickup
2010 Ram 1500 Pickup
2011 Ram Outdoorsman Pickup
2011 Ram Outdoorsman Pickup
2013 Ram 1500 Pickup
2013 Ram 1500 Pickup
2014 Ram 1500 Laramie
2014 Ram 1500 Laramie
2015 Ram 1500 R/T Pickup
2015 Ram 1500 R/T Pickup
2017 Ram Pickup
2017 Ram Pickup


Dodge Ram 50 Pickups

For a period amid the 1980s, Dodge additionally imported small pickups from Mitsubishi, the D50 and (later on) the Ram 50, they were temporarily carried until the Dakota sales in the long run made the transported in trucks unessential. (Mitsubishi has recently obtained Dodge Dakota pickups and restyled them into their own Raider line available to be purchased in North America.)

1980 Dodge D50 Sport
1980 Dodge D50 Sport

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