Dodge Revival – A Restoration Saga
Patrick Ertel

In Part 35 (Riding the Turn Signal Circuit) of Dodge Revival – A Restoration Saga that appears in the September/October 2014 issue of Vintage Truck magazine, Patrick Ertel discusses his restoration of WD, our 1947 Dodge WD-15 project truck.

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Dodge Revival – A Restoration Saga — 3 Comments

  1. Hi Pat.
    I just purchased a 1946 WC Dodge 1/2 ton pickup on eBay and am starting the “improvement process”. In other words, I’m just working on getting it road safe. The difficulty I’m having is it does not have a working fuel gauge nor does it have a working speedometer/odometer, thus I have o idea as to how much gas I have.
    First of all, do happen to know what the gas tank size is to this truck? Secondly, do you have any sources for a working fuel gauge and speedometer/odometer?
    I’ve had some issues lately and can’t definitively figure out if I have an electrical issue or just a fuel issues, as I’ve been stranded a couple of times this passed week.
    Thanks much.
    Larry B.

    • Hello Larry,

      Vintage Power Wagons has fuel tank sending units. They have several models, so you should call 1-888-695-0578 to make sure you get the right one. The problem may not be the sending unit, so you should do some investigation to narrow down the problem.

      If you don’t have a repair manual I STRONGLY recommend you call Roberts Motor Parts 1-800-231-3180 and get one. It has a great explanation of how the fuel gauge works.

      The gas tank is about 20 gallons. I had my speedometer rebuilt by Bob’s Speedometer Service, 1-800-592-9673. He did a great job. Before you condemn the speedometer, check to make sure the cable is intact and turns freely.

      Good luck!

  2. I’m looking for a replacement fuel tank for a 1974 Dodge D200. Any suggestions? O’m coming up “empty.”