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value of a 1947 dodge wd15 3/4 ton with express body


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  • Peter Gariepy changed the title to value of a 1947 dodge wd15 3/4 ton with express body

Original flat six in it?  Looks like the rear axle might have been removed and replaced with something newer.  Solid looking truck.  Several thousand at first glance unless the thing has a very modified drivetrain.  Last year in that body style.

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This is a popular pickup and will bring several thousand dollars if it runs reasonably well.  The pickups sell for more than the heavy flatbed trucks.  I would guess $3500 to $6000 depending on mechanical and sheet metal condition.  For trucks that are turnkey the asking price is considerably higher.  Young guys seem to like these trucks

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30 minutes ago, Tjb1947 said:

Here’s additional info. Seems like rear axle original to truck. No mention of change. But wife selling collection so she going off what he had written 

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Looks like a period correct engine and trans.  My question on the rear axle was prompted by the much later wheel rims fitted to the rear axle.  I’m not sure they would fit if the axle was the original.  Look closely at the front wheels and see how they are mounted to the front axle.  Rear should look the same if it’s an original axle.  

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A three quarter ton WD would have been built with a full floating rear axle. As TerryB noted, the pictured truck has a different rear axle, not original. It is a semi floating type, probably installed to get a little more road speed. My guess is that the truck will sell in the $2000 to $4000 price range. Good luck.

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Specifications table[edit]

This table offers specifications for a few high-profile models in the extensive 1939–1947 range only.

Model Dodge WC[27] Dodge WD-15[27] Dodge WF-32[28] Dodge D60S[21] Dodge T-234 "Burma"[24]
Body style Express body pickup Express body pickup Closed cab, stake and platform Closed cab, dump truck Closed cab, stake and platform
Model year 1947 1947 1941–1947 1939–1942 1944–1946
Rating 12-ton 34-ton 1+12-ton 3-ton 3-ton
Engine 217.8 cu in (3,569 cm3) 217.8 cu in (3,569 cm3) 236.6 cu in (3,877 cm3) 236.6 cu in (3,877 cm3) 331.4 cu in (5,431 cm3)
Power 85 hp (63 kW) @ 3000 rpm 85 hp (63 kW) @ 3000 rpm 104 hp (78 kW) @ 3000 rpm 95 hp (71 kW) @ 3600 rpm 118 hp (88 kW) @ 2800 rpm
Torque 170 lb⋅ft (230 N⋅m) @ 1200 rpm 170 lb⋅ft (230 N⋅m) @ 1200 rpm 190 lb⋅ft (258 N⋅m) @ 1500–2200 rpm   262 lb⋅ft (355 N⋅m) @ 1200 rpm
Max speed 64 mph (103 km/h) [nb 2] 62 mph (100 km/h) [nb 3] 45 mph (72 km/h) [nb 2]   39.7 mph (64 km/h)[26]
Max grade loaded [nb 4] 37 percent 30 percent 49.9 percent   40 percent[26]
Wheelbase 116 in (2.95 m) 120 in (3.05 m) 160 in (4.06 m) 136 in (3.45 m) 170 in (4.32 m)
Front track 55.8 in (1.42 m) 55.9 in (1.42 m) 57.8 in (1.47 m)   70+34 in (1.80 m)
Rear track 61.1 in (1.55 m) 60.2 in (1.53 m) 63.8 in (1.62 m)   72 in (1.83 m)
Length 183.3 in (4.66 m) 183.3 in (4.66 m) 253.5 in (6.44 m) 204.5 in (5.19 m) 265+932 in (6.74 m)
Width 74.1 in (1.88 m) 74.1 in (1.88 m) 88 in (2.24 m) 84 in (2.13 m) 88 in (2.24 m)
Height 74.1 in (1.88 m) 75.8 in (1.93 m) 82.7 in (2.10 m) 83 in (2.11 m) 115.5 in (2.93 m)
Net weight 3,365 lb (1,530 kg) 3,200 lb (1,450 kg) 5,580 lb (2,530 kg) 7,640 lb (3,470 kg) 9,910 lb (4,500 kg)
Gross weight 4,365 lb (1,980 kg) 4,700 lb (2,130 kg) 8,750 lb (3,970 kg)   20,000 lb (9,070 kg)
Payload 1,000 lb (450 kg) 1,500 lb (680 kg) 3,170 lb (1,440 kg)    
Tires 6.50" × 16" 7.00" × 15" 7.50" × 20" 8.25" × 20", [nb 5]later 10.50" × 16" [nb 6] 10.00" × 20"
Transmission Three-speed manual Three-speed manual Four-speed manual Four-speed manual Five-speed manual
Gearing High 1:1 / Low 3.3:1 High 1:1 / Low 3.3:1 High 1:1 / Low 6.4:1 high and low range High / Low 8.4:1
Fuel 72 octane gasoline 70 octane gasoline 70 octane gasoline    
Fuel capacity 18 US gal (68 L) 18 US gal (68 L) 18 US gal (68 L)   60 US gal (227 L)
Range loaded 216 mi (348 km) 162 mi (261 km) 125 mi (201 km)   285 mi (459 km)[26]
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On 2/3/2024 at 9:03 PM, Walt G said:

front bumper and brackets not shown in photos, is it included, is /was there a rear bumper fitted as well, is it present?

I’ll have to go ask about that. I was told by seller that she believes her husband had paid about $7500 for truck some years ago. The garage has multiple parts and vehicles in it. I highly doubt I’m gonna purchase for anywhere near that price. 

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2 hours ago, Tjb1947 said:

I’ll have to go ask about that. I was told by seller that she believes her husband had paid about $7500 for truck some years ago. The garage has multiple parts and vehicles in it. I highly doubt I’m gonna purchase for anywhere near that price. 

I've seen the car in the back, but can't put my finger on who the owner was. Do you know if this was a member of the Dodge Brothers Club?

If this is an estate sale it will be sad to see another member missing from the roll call, but I suspect that is the case based on the wording in your posts... 

Another reminder for us all to get our house in order. 

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6 hours ago, 30DodgePanel said:

Definitely a 3/4 ton according to model chart. 
It's possible the rear axle is original and he had to get some rollers to move it to where it is now. 

 

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I am not very familiar with the older trucks.

The reason I said that is because all the 3/4 ton trucks I have worked with have eight lugs. But these would be from the sixties.

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