1959 DODGE PICKUP TRUCK – NICE RESTOMOD EXAMPLE

Power Giant pickups were a continuation of the C-Series pickups. The four Power Giant years can easily be divided into two segments of two years each: 1957 to 1958 and 1959 to 1960. This division was due to the addition of the new Sweptline cargo box in 1959. The traditional narrow cargo box was continued without change. A new light-duty engine was introduced for the 1959 trucks. This was the first 318 cubic inch V8 rated for 205 horsepower in 1959 and for only 200 horsepower in 1960. Dodge’s famous Hemi engine saw its last duty in medium- and heavy-duty trucks in the 1959 model year. Dodge designers introduced an all new front appearance — from the cowl forward — for the 1957 pickups. The new look was part of Chrysler Corporation’s “Forward Look” design for all Corporate vehicles. The 1959 pickups were given a fresh new grille design and concealed running boards hidden behind the cab doors. The optional Power Giant engine was upgraded to a 205 horsepower 318 cubic inch V8. The important new 1959 model was the Sweptline pickup with a smooth, cab-wide cargo box for half-, 3/4- and one-ton pickups. The half-ton 108-inch wheelbase Sweptline and Utiline, featured a 6 1/2-foot cargo box, but the 116-inch wheelbase Sweptline had a 8 1/4-foot box compared to a 7 1/2-foot box for the Utiline pickup. Inside widths for the two types were 54- and 70 1/4-inches respectively. The 3/4-ton Utiline and Sweptline’s boxes were the same sizes as that of larger half-tons and the boxes for the 126-inch wheelbase one-tons were 9-feet long. Dual rear wheels were offered for the one-ton Utiline only which gave it a maximum GVW rating of 9,000 pounds. As you can see when viewing this Dodge pickup, it has gone through a complete pro restoration but instead of a factory-like redo, this example has been turned into a restomod. Great paint job surrounds this made-over cab interior with velour type of upholstery and updated gauges and repainted dash. Even the steering wheel has been replaced with a new version of rally wheel. I understand there lies under the hood a Chrysler Magnum engine. The cargo bed has a magnificent wood plank floor with wood slat rails mounted on top of the bed. This Dodge has a rich dark red and black paint with white pinstripe and the truck rest on new mags with Cooper Cobra tires. The new design grille with horizontal bars complete the front clip. Enjoy this splendid restomod and thanks very much for viewing this 1959 Dodge Pickup.

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