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1-Ton Power Wagon Dodge called it the General Purpose Power Wagon; 1946-1968 WDX-WM300, the civilian truck with the military look. Also has come to be known as the flat fender Power Wagon, abbreviated FFPW

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Old 08-29-2017, 06:32 PM   #1
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Numbers matching drivetrain?

How do you verify the drivetrain is original to the truck? Thanks!
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Old 08-29-2017, 09:33 PM   #2
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Welcome Nate.

The engine number is the only number I'm aware of
That can be traced to a specific truck.

On the front left corner of the engine block, right below
The head is a raised "pad" with the number stamped on it.

Should begin with T-137 xxxxx for trucks 1946 to 1957
Then they changed.

A copy of the build card available from Chrysler is the only
Way I know of to verify.
Only certain years of trucks are available though.

You don't say what year were dealing with.
For more information go here

http://www.t137.com/registry/help/engine/engine.htm

http://www.t137.com/registry/help/help.htm

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Old 08-29-2017, 09:53 PM   #3
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Thanks! It is a 1948. I am in the process of buying it. How do I go about getting a copy of the build sheet? Without the build sheet, there is no way to tell correct?
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Old 08-29-2017, 11:02 PM   #4
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If your engine starts with T-137 as I mentioned your probably
Correct to assume you have an original engine.

So many of these trucks had engines replaced over the years with
Anything from a forklift to a passenger car numerous times.

Build card info here

http://www.dodgepowerwagon.com/best/buildcards.php

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"54" Willys M38A1
"65" Kaiser M35A1 WW
"77" Chev. K-30 400T,205,4.56 "No-Spin"
"84" Chev, K-30 Cummins 6-BTA 400,205,3.73Locker
"86" Chev, M1028A2 (K30) 6.2,400.205,4.56 Locker
"99" Dodge Durango "Limited Slip"
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Old 08-30-2017, 09:07 AM   #5
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You may find, in taking things apart, little anomalies that will give you clues to if its original or not. If you happen to find a truck with every part as it came from the factory you have a gem. Not many of those out there. In taking mine apart I think mine may have been in an accident at some point in its life. A few of my front end body parts had other colors underneath the paint when I started stripping it down and one of the front frame rails had a little odd shape to it compared to the other side.
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