The Power Wagon began during World War II as Dodge's tough 4x4, but really began after the war as a civilian version. The Power Wagon went from 1946 to 1968, when it ended, without any styling changes.
|1949||The Power Wagon changed to a heavy-duty, four speed transmissions, as used on 1-1/2 ton trucks.|
|1950||Fan blade was upgraded from a 4 blade fan to a 6 blade.|
|1951|| Rubber Insulators were added to mount the cab.
The instrument panel was upgraded to that in the Conventional trucks.
New spark plug covers were added.
|1952||B-3-D carburetor and sandwich became standard.|
|1953||Compression ratio went up from 6.7:1 to 7.0:1.|
|1954||More Power by increasing compression to 7.25:1, re-designing the manifold, and a new cam.|
|1956||Change over to a 12 volt system.|
|1957||A vacuum brake booster became available.|
|1961||230ci L-6 replaced by 251ci L-6.|
|1962||Lock out front wheel hubs became available.|
|1963|| 1,150 lb front springs were
replaced by 1,600 lb springs.
2,500 lb rear springs were replaced by 3,000 lb springs.