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1953 Dodge B4B 1/2 ton "Job Rated" Truck

Sale price: $27,500.00 make an offer

Seller's notes: "61 years young, and a Real Head Turner"
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Dodge
Model: Other Pickups
Year: 1953
Type: Pickup Truck
Color: Prowler Purple
Mileage: 483
Engine: V-8 (318 cid)
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Trim: Custom
Interior Color: Tan / Burg
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1953 Dodge B4B 1/2 ton "Job Rated" Truck for sale

Current customer rating: current rating for this car(2.1) based on 452 votes
1953 Dodge B4B 1/2 ton
  • 1953 Dodge B4B 1/2 ton
  • 1953 Dodge B4B 1/2 ton
  • 1953 Dodge B4B 1/2 ton
  • 1953 Dodge B4B 1/2 ton
  • 1953 Dodge B4B 1/2 ton
  • 1953 Dodge B4B 1/2 ton
  • 1953 Dodge B4B 1/2 ton
  • 1953 Dodge B4B 1/2 ton
  • 1953 Dodge B4B 1/2 ton
  • 1953 Dodge B4B 1/2 ton
  • 1953 Dodge B4B 1/2 ton
  • 1953 Dodge B4B 1/2 ton

This 53 is a Real Head Turner. attracts attention wherever it goes. not many Custom 53 Dodge B4B's out there. especially as unique as this one.   This was built as a Pilot House Cab. but with a Low Side bed. which gives the truck a very unusual profile. add in the staggered wheels and tires and the truck has a Very aggressive stance.   Most of the body work was completed around 1996. with some updates made around 1999 (Candy Ghost Flames). as well as powertrain changes.   Originally a Farm Truck done in the typical two tone Red and Black with a flat head 6 with 3 spd manual. nbsp;NOW done in Prowler Purple with a 318 V-8 with a 3 spd Auto (727) floor shift. front end has been changed to a Fat Man frontend with disc brakes and coil over suspension. rear suspension is original leaf style. but with an upgraded rear end courtesy of a 70's Charger.   After I purchased the truck I made a change to the front Springs (needed more clearance). upgraded the wheels and tires. added dual exhaust. nbsp;and had the whole interior re-done. adding a hidden STS Stereo. also added was Under Body Lighting (it will blink to the music. if you want) Of course this is all hidden as well.   When the body work was completed. custom side boards as well as a custom rear valance were installed to finish off the look. The bed is the traditional Oak Plank. with about 7 layers of lacquer.   Even after all this time the truck will still win paint awards. Our most recent award. it won the "Royal Purple" Award (May 2013).  

As for Driving. the truck drives really well. surprisingly controlled for a short wheel base. the rear gears are 3. 23 so not to aggressive. and NO you can't spin the rear Meats. change the gears if that's your thing.   The engine does have a manual choke for those chilly mornings. but otherwise will start very quickly.   You do have a Flaming River column with tilt wheel which is holding a Mahogany steering wheel (Real Beauty). Just replaced the original fuel tank (13gal) with a 17 gal due to some minor weeping. I guess after 61 years it was finally getting tired of just hanging around.   One other thing you may notice in the under pics. its hard to tell whats up with the oil pan. but just so you know. the oil pan was modified to work with the Fat Man front end. it has a step in it. so just in case your wondering what your seeing that's it.   There are a couple of small flaws in the finish. that don't show very well in photos. not sure why. but anyway. there are almost matching marks at the bottom front corners of both doors. its not rust because it hasn't changed in the just over 3 years I've owned the truck. the only other visible blemish is a touched up chip where the left butterfly opens past the center section. probably an adjustment issue that was later corrected.  

Hopefully the Pic's can do some justice for this truck. but it truly is much better in person.   I do kind of hate to see it go. but as any car guy knows. after a few years you find and move on to another project. and that exactly what's going on here.   If I've missed any info. nick nacks. or tid bits just send me an email or call me (work). I'll respond as quick as I can.   If you don't see a particular shot you want to see. let me know. I probably have it and can send it directly to your email.

The usual Ebay stuff applies - Being Sold AS-IS. Where is NO WARRANTY expressed or implied.   You should have your money available before bidding. if you win you must pay.   I can assist with loading if shipping needs arranged. but your responsible for arranging shipping. I have worked with a couple companies and can pass along their names if needed. nbsp;Local pick-up is also allowed. and Local inspections are encouraged if you can. and weather permitting. Sorry the truck doesn't come out in bad weather. at least not while I own it.  

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Comments and questions to the seller:

from Debra, dated 15 august 2017
First need to know what state? Would like to drive it home to Tennessee if purchased.

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