Power Wagon Photos - Page 1

Miscellaneous Power Wagons and Assorted Details

DenSherman58Plow DenSherman58W300M DenSherman62WM300 DenShermanMiscPW KurtH53
KurtHM37 KurtHM37sold SteveLBlackHills02 SteveLPeppersauce02 SteveLPeppersauce03
SteveL66WM300 SteveL66WM300Dually SteveL-U-Circle-md SteveL66WM300-1-md HowardW56C3
AngB48 AngB48-1 AngB48-2 AngB48-3 AngB48-4

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Dennis Sherman picked up the 1958 Dump Power Wagon in June 2003; it came with the original plow rig.

Kurt Hirte's 1953 looks real nice although he said it's not orange it's a deep red.

Steve "Arizona Steve" Littler has owned the 1966 WM300 since 1987. Originally bought as a parts truck for his 1942 ambulance w/winch, he swapped out the tranny, bell housing, springs, and a whole bunch of other stuff. 15 years later he swapped it all back into the WM300! It has the original 251 six, 11.00x20 NDT's, tire chains, optima battery, bucket seats, spooled rear differential, soon-to-be Lockright 1210 locker up front, electric fuel pump, stereo, Selectro hubs, carpet, insulated cab, new tinted glass, A-frame, headache rack, Knaack tool box, Rancho RS7000 front shocks, and Home Depot Hunter Green paint job. Steve uses the WM300 for camping and driving on old dirt roads out in Arizona. The dual-wheel setup is just an exercise in "digitally enhanced" photography!
"My truck was originally owned and used by Copper Basin Railroad, a short line operated by a large copper mine that once thrived in our area. The mine is shut down but while I was out driving in the desert I ran across a guy who used to work for the railroad, and actually drove the truck as part of his job. He didn't recognize it fixed up and painted green and told me, "We used to have a truck like that on the track crew". Between the two of us we figured out that it was one and the same vehicle (they had ruined the front differential and covered the hole with a piece of plywood). The truck was originally painted orange, which is how I got it and why I painted it.
The rims were fabricated from a set of ten bolt split rims off a 1950's 1.5 ton Chevy truck. Every other hole is drilled out at a slight offset, with both sides chamfered so you can run them as duallys if needed. I only bought five and therefore can't use them as a dual wheel application. Supposedly this machine work was hard on drill bits because of the off-center drilling (machining). He must have used a PW wheel as a jig. If you want 20" rims, consider something other than split rims because of the cost of switching/changing tires. My small-town filling station charges me $50 to break them down and fix a flat, and franchised tire stores like Discount Tire won't touch split rims. The custom rims from California are about $450 each and may be worth it in the long run. I was fortunate enough to find a place that sells decent military tires for $125 each. I did see some five hole rims on an 40's trailer that looked close but were incompatible with PW's. 1100x20 tires fit on the truck without rubbing but 1200s might be too tall and wide without some kind of offset. You can go fast downhill or on the highway, but stopping is a challenge so you have to anticipate all possibilities (think ahead). The vehicle is underpowered as a result, but you get used to it. The tires in the picture are about 41" tall." - Steve Littler

Angelo Butrico (Ang) bought his 1948 B-1-PW from Dennis Sherman. It had a decent cab but no bed. In 2003 Ang completely restored the cab, purchased two reproduction bedsides from Dave Maher of  Precision Coachworks  and put the bed together. The truck is painted its original color, Seawolf Green. Dennis Sherman also helped out a lot with certain parts. Ang did all of the restoration himself and hopes to bring it to some shows this year (2004).

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