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Other Dodge 3 ton VK Lorries

Plenty of research has not turned up many other Dodges similar to mine, so I can only assume they aren't very popular in preservation, perhaps due to their physical size, or maybe their desire for fuel (especially in petrol form!).

Those that I do find I will include here, and if by some miracle another 3 ton VK owner calls by here, please get in touch via the contact page and I'll add you in. The story of my old Dodge lorry can be found by going here.

Restored Dodge VK60 DA 1940

VKD series US Dodge
This fantastic machine resides at the Golden Age Truck Museum, who I'm grateful to for allowing me permission to display this image of this VKD series Dodge lorry on my site. They are based in Connecticut USA, and their opening times (plus details of other vintage trucks they have in their museum) can be seen at their vintage truck museum website.

Ex-RCAF VK62Bs converted to coaches

VK62B Dodges bought post WW2 by Southend and rebodied for use as civilian coaches
This grainy photograph shows a pair of ex-Royal Canadian Air Force VK-62B Dodges that were bought post WW2 and rebodied for use as civilian coaches during the immediate post-war years, when new commercial vehicle chassis were a hard to find thing, and plenty of surplus ex-military vehicles were being decommissioned. 8 were purchased yet only 4 were converted. Chassis numbers were 8841445, 8841184, 8841086 and 8841010. Sadly none of these Southend Corporation Dodge trucks survive today.

Dodge VK62B Crewbus used for 1950s funfair

VK62B used by Eva Amusements in the 1950s
Mr Eva kindly sent me these photographs of his fathers old Dodge which was used travelling around funfairs in Lincolnshire during the 1940s and 1950s. I'm told it was kitted out as a living van inside, even down to plush chairs and a mantlepiece! This vehicle was used upto the 1960s when it was sadly sent for scrap, still in decent condition (sob). This is the nearest match I have to mine, featuring identical crewbus bodywork.

VK62B used by Eva Amusements in the 1950s
Another view of the same Dodge VK. Squint hard, and in the background can be spied the back end of another crewbus body, this was from another ex-RAF bus, and towed behind the Dodge carrying some of the fairground equipment. Some of the Dodges side windows have been panelled in, as part of its conversion to civilian use.

VK62B used by Eva Amusements for transporting their fairground rides
A closeup view of the front of the Dodge coachwork, hinting at a multicoloured paintjob. Thanks to Mr Eva for supplying these great pictures.

Dodge 3 ton Artic ?

3 ton Dodge?
This image was seen a little while ago in an auction, what model of Dodge is shown in this 1940s photograph? the size of it suggests 3 ton, in this case built as an articulated lorry. However the different style of wheels make me wonder what model this actually is??

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One of many Dodge trucks books on sale
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1941 Job Rated Dodge advert
 
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