1949 Series B, 1 ½ ton Dodge truck, 6 cylinder flat head engine, restored to nearly new condition including interior and flourishes on wooden bed sides, hauls about 150 bushels of grain. Sides fold upward to maybe 6 feet for hauling livestock. Sideboards are removable to make into a flat bed. Has dump capacity w/ PTO and hydraulic cylinder for lift. Four speed transmission with two speed vacuum axle; so 8 gears forward and two reverse. Engine and running parts are mostly original.
36,654 miles on odometer. Cable was broken for a time so maybe over 40,000 in fact. “Nettie” as she’s called has been in the family for 70 years now. She was purchased new by Edward and Nettie Ahrends, Superior, Nebr., The truck was mostly in Nebraska and well cared for and I believe out of the weather since it was new. Among other uses Eddie hauled his steers to Omaha market every fall. And in Wisconsin since 2001 always in the garage. It had no rust except some surface rust on the hood from paint deterioration from sun and when cousin Darrel spilled some anhydrous ammonia on it; all buffed out with repainting. But no rust beyond that. It has never been in a wreck and has no dents.
I have used it to haul brush, mulch, gravel, hay around my place but not much anymore; since repainting it is a tour vehicle for family and friends around historic Cooksville and sometimes decorated in local parades – Synttede Mai and 4th of July parades etc. where it is quite popular.
So quite serviceable and a party truck.