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1957 Dodge 1 ton Truck

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by ExcessiveRodder, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. ExcessiveRodder
    Joined: Dec 30, 2009
    Posts: 21


    Going to look at a 1957 Dodge 1 ton next week .

    Need to know what engines were available for that year. I all I know is that it is a V8 / 4speed .

    Any help would be appreciated.

  2. George
    Joined: Jan 1, 2005
    Posts: 6,460


    Probably a 354 Dodge(Chrysler) truck hemi, or a hemi based poly. Go to the Hemi tech index & make some notes on use codes. There have been some wierd ones reported on Canadian trucks though.
  3. aircoup
    Joined: Aug 13, 2009
    Posts: 778

    from northernca

    yep could be as george say ,s i got my 354 outta a 58 d700
  4. MOTOR"S truck manual says a 6-230 or an 8-315 in anything up to D300
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  5. That flathead Six was also used in Power Wagon W300-series trucks until 1972. Parts are easily available. The 315 Poly is a good engine, too. You might luck out and get a 354 Hemi, you never know. As said, the Canadian trucks especially, can be pretty interesting, in terms of what they came with stock.
  6. 2.5 ton
    Joined: Jan 27, 2010
    Posts: 3

    2.5 ton
    from georgia

    I HAVE A 57 DODGE 2.5 TON AND ITS GOT THE ORIG. 315 POLY .pwr steering and hydro-vac brake was option for that year . flat window glass is cheap to have made from local glass shop. front windshields are still dont sweat broken glass but it helps you to bargin on the price.The orig. mirrors are hard to get. Hope this helps. BRAD
  7. ExcessiveRodder
    Joined: Dec 30, 2009
    Posts: 21


    Well as it turns out it was a Poly, oh well better luck next time.

    Truck overall was a little rough for the money, so it was left behind.
  8. George
    Joined: Jan 1, 2005
    Posts: 6,460


    Polys can be nice engines & be converted to hemi, assuming it's a hemi based poly in it.
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  10. what year is this dodge? maybe 57'? it has a running hemi in it.:D
  11. sret43
    Joined: Dec 26, 2008
    Posts: 43


    55 Dude, that's a really interesting '57 Dodge. Dodge didn't come out with a W300 (1 ton) until 1958. I was thinking W500 but the fenders don't work for that analogy. I am assuming that's a 4x4. Steve
  12. yes it is a 4x4.
  13. krooser
    Joined: Jul 25, 2004
    Posts: 4,591


    How much $$$? As was stated it can be converted to a Hemi... and the Poly can be a good performance engine.... it's just a tick behind a Dodge Hemi...

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