Isaac and I found this old Dodge a couple months ago in a wrecking yard full of cool old cars. This is one of a few photos we shot before the owner shooed us away. Last week there was a huge fire out there. It is reported that 50% of the yard was burned. We haven’t been back to see if the Dodge survived.
A couple of news articles about the fire:
I researched this out a little but still not sure on the year. It looks like the grille is probably off of a ’56, but the truck is definitely not a ’56 because it lacks the wrap around windshield. 1956 was the only year of the second generation to have this feature. Since the grille is not the original, I am not sure how to decipher the year.
Check out the cool spider web chain under the tail gate.
My Dad had a ’54 Belair (I think the same color scheme as this one) when he married my mom in 1957. Somewhere I have a picture of it decorated with “Just Married” in shaving cream. I’ll find and post it sometime soon.
See if you can see my ’85 Brat in any of these pictures.
Hint: There is nothing quite like the chrome of the 50’s.
Just can’t get enough pictures of Chevy’s Advance Design trucks! 🙂 This pair is sitting in the parking lot of a small equipment rental business. It looks like they’ve been sitting for a long time (The ’52 still has a Utah license plate, but the registration hasn’t been current since 1985), and neither one is in very good condition. Neither one has an engine and the ’49 is missing the entire front clip. Even so, I think they’re great looking trucks.
Oh look! I found the hood!
1956 was the second year GM produced this style of Chevy pickups. These “Task Force” pickups replaced the earlier “Advance Design” trucks. The ’56 models differ from ’55 models by a wider Chevy emblem on the hood, and the badges on the front fenders, which the ’55 didn’t have. A different grill was used starting in 1957.