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1953 Dodge Swivel Frame PW
1953 Dodge Power Wagon with Willock Swivel Frame

Rust free Eastern Washington/ Oregon truck.
Rebuilt and balanced 230 Cubic inch Flathead Motor
NP 420 Synchromesh transmission from 1956 Power Wagon
12 volt electrical system with 12 volt Generator
New wiring harness from Vintage Wiring of Maine
Pertronix Electronic ignition
Front Disc Brakes by Helitool of Medford, Oregon.   Brakes completely overhauled.
Braden 10K PTO winch with new red stripe ½" cable.
Full width, long range fuel tank.
12 volt Dodge "Truck Master" heater
7.5 foot bed with Ironwood floor. (121" wheelbase)
Michelin 11.00-16 XL tires.
Powder Coated “Combat Wheels” (bolt on lockring)
Many powder coated chassis and winch parts including custom running boards.
Powder Coated steel glovebox.
Dualmatic lockout hubs.
Original paint on cab and front sheet-metal, original interior, recovered seat.
32,000 original miles.
One of 6 Willock Swivel Frame Power Wagons known to exist, out of approximately 40 ever built.

This is a fine example of a extremely rare Power Wagon. I have spent the last three years building this truck into a trouble free daily driver, with incredible off-road ability. This is a turn key driver. I also have many original literature pieces, including a negative copy of the original Swivel Frame Patent by Harry Willock, the inventor of the Swivel Frame.
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I have a 1956 PW with the swivel frame could you please email Me I would like to get more info on these trucks thank you thomas
Thomas, Mon, 18 Mar 2013 1:04AM
fantastic ! if you ever want to sell it ?
Verkou, Sat, 18 Feb 2012 6:59PM
Great Truck! I heard about these things after I built mine. I didn't know these kits existed. I made mine myself. I would love to get a chance to see one done how it was built and how mine compares. Contact me anytime.
David Leasure/TWISTED WILLYS | www.mymudspace.com/twistedwillys, Tue, 15 Jul 2008 6:02PM
I enjoy the pictures of the power wagon. I thank you for the posting of the swivle frame created by Willock truck equiptment. I have been searching for info on this swivle ever since I seen the twisted willys and the m-37 by warren kreyer. I will continue my search with your new found info. If you can direct me with pictures or spects on constructing the swivel I will gladdddley apprechiate it.    

mike presswood@yahoo.com
mike presswood, Thu, 5 Jun 2008 1:43PM
Way wicked cool.  I have a USAF 2KW Gen-Set that is the same color, most likely from the same era.  I NEED your truck to haul the 80 pound gen-set around.
pw, Sun, 25 Jun 2006 8:28PM
This is an absolutely marvelous truck. If it is for sale or if it will be, please let me know.
Thank you, EDG
edg, Fri, 9 Jun 2006 9:39PM
13 Swivels still exist out of 48!
I know, lucky 13 is in my back yard!
Lois, Fri, 3 Mar 2006 7:38AM
super cool truck... Ive always wanted one.... scott
scot, Sat, 12 Nov 2005 3:14AM
Is there any way of getting some of your literature as I want to build one of these myself.
Mark, Thu, 29 Sep 2005 9:36AM
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These are wheels I built myself. I found the tires which are 800-22.5 Firestone super all trac's years ago. Never knew what wheels they went on till I saw a wrecked u-haul van in the scrap yard. It had the same size tires and tubeless wheels! I pulled the wheels off and cut the centers out. Then I had a set of centers fot the Power Wagon wheel lug pattern cut into 3/8" plate and welded them in. Great in the snow and ice.
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