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1954 C1-PW6-126 Dodge Power Wagon
Featured in the book: "Young Fire Equipment".  Serial #83939635 Engine #T137*23247  Retired from the Wendelville Fire Company in 1995 with only 13,000 miles.  I fixed it up mechanically and plan to preserve it pretty much as-is.
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Photo of truck as delivered new in 1954 by Young Fire Equipment Corporation in New York to the Wendelville Fire Company.

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Here is a shot of Wendel as purchased in 2007.

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Thanks to Jeff Dudas for selling me this great truck!

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The diamond plate brush steps shown in photo #1 had been removed and the bumperettes painted silver.

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Well-preserved door signage.

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Original interior is in great shape. Steering wheel looks brand new.

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"Young" emblem, and what is believed to be a socket for a trickle charger to keep the truck ready to head out from the fire house at a moment's notice.

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In 1954 the 230ci. engine produced 91 net hp @ 3,200 rpm. or 103 gross hp @ 3,600 rpm.  Horsepower was boosted by redesigning the exhaust manifold.  The GVWR was 8,700 lbs. before the heavy-duty springs were added.

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Dual spotlights manufactured by Unity, still in business today.

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Engine runs well with a rebuilt carburetor and new old stock fuel pump. Will also get NOS governor from Vintage Power Wagons.

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Rebuilt E7T2 carb

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Sandwich style governor

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Tons of new parts that came with the truck including brakes, water pump, bushings, oil seals, hoses, emblems, etc.

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Thanks to Chris Wetherell for picking up the truck.  Chris has plans for the fire body.

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Chris removed the main pump from the frame between the cab and fire body.  Wendel also had a pump for filling the tank from streams, creeks, etc.

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Fire body removed, revealing a clean, straight frame and a very heavy spring pack (16 leaves plus helper springs).

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Here is what's left of the diamond plate running boards.  This section will be removed also.

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Chris arrives in Morgantown, WV with Wendel in tow.

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A shot of Wendel headed up the hill to our house (taken from the back of Joel Folman's PW).

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Wendel arrives with a brand new set of Michelin 11.00x16 XZL radials (thanks to Michael Verst).

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Front axle will get a pair of refurbished Warn locking hubs.

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Braden MU-2 winch manufactured in 1954 also.

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I just bought a 1954 Dodge Power Wagon Fire truck. I was wondering if you still had the red light from the top of the cab mine has been replaced with the wrong one. Thank You!
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Bruce Goebeler, Mon, 10 Jun 2019 3:14PM
Hello Dave Wendell looks real good, and you'er commingright along with him.My 56 p/w is still stting in the drive way, I;m still looking for shop so that I can start to work on it insted of playing around in the driveway. keep up the good work Bill Gibson
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Bill Gibson, Wed, 19 Sep 2007 8:13AM
 
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