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pacarhauler

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DODGE moving vans
« on: May 14, 2019, 10:43:18 AM »
Back in the day, movers used a lot of "cheaper" trucks like Dodge or Chevrolet. I think more Dodge L1000s were in use by movers than any other vocation. They were everywhere in truckstops in the 70's. Here's an old Dodge from my collection, a 42 or 46 model, 47 at the latest.
1940's Dodge "Henson" by Dick Copello, on Flickr

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DODGE moving vans
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pacarhauler

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Re: DODGE moving vans
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2019, 10:47:38 AM »
Mid-60's D700 with sleeper.
Dodge D700 sleeper by Dick Copello, on Flickr

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Re: DODGE moving vans
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2019, 11:24:25 AM »
Nice shots Dick. Looks like an entirely different world back then.

Also I gotta ask, where's the sleeper on that second one? Surely it's not that small box behind the cab.

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Re: DODGE moving vans
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2019, 01:05:36 PM »
That's the sleeper, 1965 style.

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Re: DODGE moving vans
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2019, 10:45:39 PM »
Love those classic shots Dick, wow!!  I hope there's more were that came from!!

I noticed that too, the L Line series being very common back in the day for the movers.

If you were tired, that box would do just fine!!

Jim

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Re: DODGE moving vans
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2019, 04:30:46 AM »
Mayflower and Global had a lot of L-models Dodges and I used to see them still working in the early 1990's. Rick Manz shot this Mayflower in AZ about 1990. It is an early LN-1000 from about 1964 with painted headlight doors.
Mayflower Dodge LN-1000 by Dick Copello, on Flickr
Sometime before 1969, Ron Adams caught this Dodge at his spot along RT 22.
Dodge LN1000 "Global" by Dick Copello, on Flickr

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« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2019, 04:47:11 AM »
Great look back into the past. :) Seems like those Dodges were all over the place.....not a lot were preserved.

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Re: DODGE moving vans
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2019, 06:17:55 AM »
Nice shots Dick. Looks like an entirely different world back then.

Also I gotta ask, where's the sleeper on that second one? Surely it's not that small box behind the cab.

You should check out this one:
http://hankstruckforum.com/htforum/index.php?topic=16935.msg141046#msg141046

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Re: DODGE moving vans
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2019, 03:19:43 PM »
Nice shots Dick. Looks like an entirely different world back then.

Also I gotta ask, where's the sleeper on that second one? Surely it's not that small box behind the cab.

You should check out this one:
http://hankstruckforum.com/htforum/index.php?topic=16935.msg141046#msg141046

God dang! Talk about sleepers coming a long way.

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Re: DODGE moving vans
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2019, 06:10:18 PM »
That's interesting, don't recall seeing any with painted head lamp doors like that, cool old pics!!

Jim.

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Re: DODGE moving vans
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2019, 08:10:48 PM »
All 64 production had body color headlight doors, maybe some 65s. The 65/66 brochures used some carry over photos that weren't corrected but I believe by mid-65 they switched to the pie pans.

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Re: DODGE moving vans
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2019, 09:58:56 PM »
All 64 production had body color headlight doors, maybe some 65s. The 65/66 brochures used some carry over photos that weren't corrected but I believe by mid-65 they switched to the pie pans.

Thanks Dick, I think my oldest brochure from the L series was 1967, My uncle had given me a  complete 1961 Dodge Truck brochure but of course that would have been before it appeared!

Jim.

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Re: DODGE moving vans
« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2019, 04:25:58 AM »
The old  (64?) L1000 was still working in the 90's and still exists. It has one of each style headlight door.
Dodge LNT-1000 by Dick Copello, on Flickr

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Re: DODGE moving vans
« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2019, 04:30:35 AM »
Another Mayflower appears in this scan of a page from a Japanese "Wild Mook" book.
Dodges by Dick Copello, on Flickr

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Re: DODGE moving vans
« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2019, 05:56:20 PM »
Very cool stuff!

Jim.

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