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Old 10-05-2015, 08:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 1946 Dodge Power Wagon 6 wheeler

Just bought this custom built 6 wheeler where someone added a 3rd axle with a custom bed. It's RWD to the middle wheels and the 3rd axle is there just for looks. In any event I'm in love with this truck. My question is can I put this on an asymmetrical arm car lift by placing the arms between the first and second axle? Or will I need to remove the middle set of tires/wheels to get a better center? Hate to see this topple backwards especially if I'm back there.
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Old 10-05-2015, 09:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Gerald:

Is this another project for Scotty?
I bet you are going to use it to pull the lawnmower to mow your acreage.
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Old 10-05-2015, 10:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Wow!

That photo brings back memories.

I had a Powerwagon, military type, fabric roof with a fold-down windshield, short bed and only four wheels, which I was glad for since those yard-across tires cost me more than I could afford in those days, even surplus.

I had to replace the tires but the flathead engine and tranny were in tip-top shape; it had a power take-off winch in front which I used to rescue a Jeep that had high-centered itself on a stump, otherwise I used the winch as a drag line for small-scale logging in the PNW but the short bed wouldn't carry much. Someone had put a Pontiac power steering unit in it, fortunately. There is plenty of room under that hood for all kinds of mods.

Yours is beautiful. I see someone put directional signals on the front fender. The back fender is custom, obviously. Is the front stock? Looks like it, or a close approximation. I could've used a bed like that. Any other views?

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Willie: All my cars are projects for Scott. That poor ole boy just works too much. Next time he's out here I'll have him bring a 6x6 drivetrain for this truck. Shouldn't take him long to install it.

Buckley: I believe the front cab is stock but they installed a 4.3 L V6 Chevy
Engine with PS and PB. Runs great and the 3rd axle extension looks professionally done. Very pleased. More pics can be found at the dealership were I bought it:
1946 Dodge Power Wagon Rare 6 Wheel! One of a Kind! Matte Finish | Worldwide Vintage Autos

Anyone venture a guess on whether the middle tires need to be removed to be placed on a lift?
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It just looks like a LOT of truck behind where the lift will fit. Maybe try lifting it a few inches off the floor. Then rock it to see how steady it is. I'm betting not much. Then remove all four rear tires and see if that helps. It's all about where the lift pads will go and how far back you can get them.

That's a really cool truck!

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Great idea Sam. Gonna do just that. Thanks for the idea and compliment.
Hope all is well.
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Gerald I just sent u a pm....
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Wow, a 6x2. I knew a guy who got a military surplus 6x6 for a few grand. Complete with bullet holes. He loved it, but I like the smaller 4x4s.

My best advice is to raise it a few inches and give it a good shake, push/pull and see.



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