Team Richards 1953 Dodge M37 military 3/4 ton 4x4

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Team Richards 1953 Dodge M37 military 3/4 ton 4x4

Postby quad killer » Sat Aug 08, 2009 3:57 pm

I picked this up last week cause I am a crackhead when it comes to cool stuff. I have always admired the military vehicles. It's a 1953 Dodge M37 with the original drivetrain. We drove it around and everything works but it probably could use a little tlc. according to the data plate it should go 55 in 4 th gear in high range. I could only get about 28 mph out of it.It has been changed from 24 volt to 12v and has points in it. I plan on restoring the truck but am up in the air as to change the bullet and trans or try to upgrade just the motor or what? Anyway it's a cool ride.

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Re: Team Richards 1953 Dodge M37 military 3/4 ton 4x4

Postby Turbotom » Sat Aug 08, 2009 6:16 pm

I think the truck will make a nice Pro Truck Series Mascot, well after we turbocharge it and throw a 500 shot of Nitrous at it :twisted:

Won't it look sweet going down the track on its back wheels!!
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Re: Team Richards 1953 Dodge M37 military 3/4 ton 4x4

Postby scrappy » Sat Aug 08, 2009 6:19 pm

im with tom, ranger motor, new coan, and some super scoops! Nice find
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Re: Team Richards 1953 Dodge M37 military 3/4 ton 4x4

Postby Turbotom » Sat Aug 08, 2009 6:23 pm

Fastest 4X4 in the world here we come. Or at least fastest Military vehicle on sand.
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Re: Team Richards 1953 Dodge M37 military 3/4 ton 4x4

Postby rossabraham » Sat Aug 08, 2009 10:11 pm

Maybe throw a procharger at it and Rich could join Jay and I in the NTPA.
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Re: Team Richards 1953 Dodge M37 military 3/4 ton 4x4

Postby THE BOSS » Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:02 am

nice Dodge!!!

my preference is original, maybe a gear change or a OD box to speed up the old gal?
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Re: Team Richards 1953 Dodge M37 military 3/4 ton 4x4

Postby Merseal Motorsports » Sun Aug 09, 2009 4:47 pm

Stuff some 49's under it mount a bunch of seats in the back & give rides, throw goodies at the PTN'S. Or get the torch out, that would make a bitchen Pro-Truck!!!!!!!!!






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Re: Team Richards 1953 Dodge M37 military 3/4 ton 4x4

Postby PaulyPal » Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:19 pm

Stay true to the Dodge, Viper V-10! Oh yeah and like James said some big ass tires.
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Re: Team Richards 1953 Dodge M37 military 3/4 ton 4x4

Postby sandaltered » Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:40 am

Sweet.

I'll try to get some pics of my brother-in-laws. He redid something similar a couple years ago.
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Re: Team Richards 1953 Dodge M37 military 3/4 ton 4x4

Postby adrenalinerush » Tue Aug 11, 2009 10:17 am

Cool truck Rich. I vote for a 5.9 Cummins diesel swap....heck even a 3.9 4 cylinder cummins would be cool in there.
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