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Dodge Trucks Through the Years



A Pictorial 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

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Dodge and Graham before 1928

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

Dodge Branded after 1928 to 1947

1929 Dodge Merchants Express Pickup
1929 Dodge Merchants Express Pickup
1930 Dodge Pickup
1930 Dodge Pickup
1931 Dodge Pickup
1931 Dodge Pickup
1932 Dodge Pickup
1932 Dodge Pickup
1933 Dodge Pickup
1933 Dodge 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
1939 Dodge Pickup
1939 Dodge Pickup
1941 Dodge Truck
1941 Dodge Truck
1946 Dodge Pickup
1946 Dodge Pickup
1941 Dodge Truck
1947 Dodge Truck
Ever since the beginning of its history in 1914, Dodge has offered light truck models. For the first few years, these were based largely on the existing passenger cars, but eventually gained their own chassis and body designs as the market matured. Light- and medium-duty models were offered first, then a heavy-duty range was added during the 1930s and 1940s. The Warren Truck Assembly plant in Michigan, just north of Detroit, was opened in 1938, and Dodge trucks have been made there ever since.

Dodge B Series (1948-1953)

1948 Dodge Pickup
1948 Dodge Pickup
1949 Dodge Pickup
1948 Dodge Pickup
1949 Dodge Pickup
1949 Dodge Pickup
1950 Dodge Pickup
1950 Dodge Pickup
1951 Dodge Pickup
1951 Dodge Pickup
1952 Dodge Pickup
1952 Dodge Pickup
1953 Dodge Pickup
1953 Dodge Pickup
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.

Dodge C Series (1954-1960)

1954 Dodge Pickup
1954 Dodge Pickup
1955 Dodge Pickup
1955 Dodge Pickup
1956 Dodge Pickup
1956 Dodge Pickup
1957 Dodge Pickup
1957 Dodge Pickup
1957 Dodge Pickup
1957 Dodge Pickup
1957 Dodge Pickup
1957 Dodge Pickup
1958 Dodge Power Wagon Pickup
1958 Dodge Power Wagon Pickup
1959 Dodge D100 Pickup
1959 Dodge Pickup
1960 Dodge D100 Pickup
1960 Dodge D100 Pickup
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. 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)

1961 Dodge Pickup
1961 Dodge Pickup
1962 Dodge Pickup
1962 Dodge Pickup
1963 Dodge Stepside Pickup
1963 Dodge Stepside Pickup
1964 Dodge Sweptline Pickup
1964 Dodge Sweptline 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
1969 Dodge 300 Truck
1969 Dodge 300 Truck
1970 Dodge Crew Cab
1970 Dodge Crew Cab
1971 Dodge Power Wagon
1971 Dodge Power Wagon
1975 Dodge D100
1975 Dodge D100
1976 Dodge D100 Pickup
1976 Dodge D100 Pickup
1979 Dodge D100 Pickup
1979 Dodge D100 Pickup
1980 Dodge D100 Pickup
1980 Dodge D100 Pickup
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.

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 (1981-2009)

1981 Dodge Ram
1981 Dodge Ram
1982 Dodge Ram
1982 Dodge Ram
1983 Dodge Ram
1983 Dodge Ram
1990 Dodge Ram
1990 Dodge Ram
1992 Dodge Ram
1992 Dodge Ram
1994 Dodge Ram 1500
1994 Dodge Ram 1500
1996 Dodge Ram
1996 Dodge Ram
1999 Dodge Ram
1999 Dodge Ram
2000 Dodge 1500 Sport
2000 Dodge 1500 Sport
2001 Dodge Ram
2001 Dodge Ram
2002 Dodge Ram 1500
2002 Dodge Ram 1500
2005 Dodge Ram 1500
2005 Dodge Ram 1500
2007 Dodge Ram
2007 Dodge Ram
2008 Dodge Ram
2008 Dodge Ram
2009 Dodge Ram Lonestar
2009 Dodge Ram Lonestar
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.

Ram Trucks (2010-present)

In 2009, trucks were spun off into the Ram badge, named after the brand's most popular pickup truck, the Ram
See Ram Trucks

Compact Dodge Trucks

Dodge Ram 50 Pickups (1986-1996)

1980 Dodge D50 Sport
1980 Dodge D50 Sport
1987 Dodge Ram 50
1987 Dodge Ram 50
1989 Dodge Ram 50
1989 Dodge Ram 50
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.)

Mid Size Dodge Trucks

Dodge Dakota Pickups (1987-2011)

1987 Dodge Dakota
1987 Dodge Dakota
2009 Dodge Dakota
2009 Dodge Dakota
2009 Dodge Dakota
2009 Dodge Dakota
2011 Dodge Dakota
2011 Dodge Dakota
The Dodge Dakota, known as the Ram Dakota for the final two years of production, is a mid-size pickup truck from Chrysler's Ram (formerly Dodge Truck) division. From its introduction through 2009, it was marketed by Dodge. The first Dakota was introduced in 1986 as a 1987 model alongside the redesigned Dodge Ram 50.

The Dakota was nominated for the North American Truck of the Year award for 2000. The Dakota has always been sized above the compact Ford Ranger and Chevrolet S-10, but below the full-sized pickups such as Dodge's own Ram. It is a conventional design with body-on-frame construction and a leaf spring/live axle rear end. The Dakota is the first mid-size pickup with an optional V8 engine. One notable feature was the Dakota's rack and pinion steering which was added as a part of the 1997 re-design, a first for work trucks.

The third-generation Dakota was discontinued in 2011, with the last unit coming off the assembly line on August 23, 2011, ending the truck's 25-year run. As of 2011, according to Sergio Marchionne, the CEO of Chrysler Group, the Dakota will probably not be replaced by a similar vehicle, mostly due to declining popularity of compact trucks on the North American market

Dodge SUV's

Dodge Town Panel & Town Wagon (1946-1980),(2005-present)

1950 Dodge Power Wagon Woody
1950 Dodge Town Wagon Woody
1961 Dodge Power Wagon
1961 Dodge Town Wagon
The Dodge Town Panel and Dodge Town Wagon are respectively a panel truck and a carryall, manufactured between 1954 and 1966 by Dodge. The model resembles what would be called an SUV nowadays. A competitor with the Chevrolet Suburban, it was initially available in 2 wheel drive only, but the 4 wheel drive model was ultimately more popular. The Dodge "Town Wagon" model was a "twin" passenger version of the Town Panel. The Town Panel had no windows or seats behind the driver and was more of a commercial-use vehicle. Dodge had previously built panel trucks prior to the Town Panel, but the name didn't exist for these trucks until the Town Wagon was built along with them.

Dodge Durango (1997-present)

1997 Dodge Durango
1997 Dodge Durango
2009 Dodge Durango
2009 Dodge Durango
2018 Dodge Durango R/T
2018 Dodge Durango R/T
2019 Dodge Durango SRT
2019 Dodge Durango SRT
The Dodge Durango is a sport utility vehicle (SUV) produced by Dodge. The first two generations were very similar in that both were based on the Dodge Dakota, both featured a body-on-frame construction and both were produced at the Newark Assembly Plant in Newark, Delaware. The third-generation Durango is built on the same platform as the Jeep Grand Cherokee, features unibody construction, and has been assembled at the Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit, Michigan, since mid-2010. It continues as a mid-sized SUV].

Dodge Journey (2008-present)

2008 Dodge Journey
2008 Dodge Journey
2012 Dodge Journey
2012 Dodge Journey
2018 Dodge Journey
2018 Dodge Journey
2019 Dodge Journey
2019 Dodge Journey
The Dodge Journey is a mid-size crossover SUV manufactured and marketed by FCA US LLC's Dodge brand since model year 2009, with a minor facelift for the 2011 model year. With styling by Ryan Nagode, the Journey was marketed globally in both left and right hand drive. In many markets it was also sold as the Fiat Freemont.

Dodge Nitro (2007-2012)

2007 Dodge Nitro
2007 Dodge Nitro
2008 Dodge Nitro
2008 Dodge Nitro
2010 Dodge Nitro
2010 Dodge Nitro
2012 Dodge Nitro
2012 Dodge Nitro
The Dodge Nitro is a compact SUV that was produced by Dodge from the 2007 to the 2012 model year. The Nitro shared its platform with the second generation Jeep Liberty. It was assembled at the Toledo North Assembly Plant in Toledo, Ohio. The Jeep facility is part of an automobile complex which includes the Toledo South Assembly Plant, home to the Jeep Wrangler since the 1940s.

Dodge Vans

Dodge Caravan (1984-present)

1984 Dodge Caravan
1984 Dodge Caravan
1991 Dodge Caravan
1991 Dodge Caravan
1996 Dodge Caravan
1996 Dodge Caravan
2019 Dodge Grand Caravan
2019 Dodge Grand Caravan
The Dodge Caravan is a minivan manufactured and marketed by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (and predecessor Chrysler companies) and marketed under the Dodge brand. Introduced for the 1984 model year, it is the longest-used nameplate currently in use by Chrysler. Introduced as the Dodge version of the Chrysler minivans alongside the Plymouth Voyager (and the later Chrysler Town & Country), the Dodge Caravan is currently in its fifth generation of production.

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