Vehicle Identification 1954-56 2WD Dodge & Fargo Truck
1954, 1955 & 1956 C-Series 2WD & Fargo FC Series Dodge Pickup Truck, Town Panel & Town Wagon Models: C-1, C-3, C-4, FC1, FC3, FC4, FK
The 1954-1956 Dodge C-Series 2WD and Fargo FC Series were mid-size pickup trucks produced by Dodge and Fargo, respectively. The vehicles were mostly equipped with a 3.8L or 4.0L six-cylinder engine and had a payload capacity ranging from 1,500 to 2,000 lbs. They were available in several body styles including standard cab, stepside, wideside, panel & wagon. The trucks featured a classic retro design that included a large grille, round headlights, and a utilitarian interior. These trucks were praised for their durability and pickup models were popular among farmers and construction workers.
The Dodge C-1 was a commercial vehicle used for hauling cargo or transporting people. It had a sturdy build and came in various body styles, including a pickup, panel van, and wagon. They were equipped with either a 6-cylinder or V8 engine and had a payload capacity of up to 1,600 pounds. The C-1 series introduced a new "Job-Rated" system, which categorized the trucks by their weight and payload capacity. The C-1 also featured a new cab design and a redesigned grille. In 1955, a V8 engine became available for the first time in a Dodge pickup truck. The C-1 remained in production until it was replaced by the Dodge D series in 1957.
Dodge's C-3 was a series of vehicles that included the town panel and pickup models. They were offered with two engine options, a 230 cu in and a 241 cu in inline-6 engines. The transmission options included a 3-speed manual, 4-speed manual or an automatic transmission. The C-3 also featured an optional V8 engine, making it one of the first trucks to offer a V8 engine option. These trucks had a maximum payload capacity of 1,500 pounds and featured a bold, chrome-heavy design, with a large grille and prominent hood ornament. Inside, the trucks had a utilitarian cabin with basic amenities.
The Dodge C-4 was available with a variety of engines, including a 3.8-liter inline-six, a 4.1-liter inline-six, and a 4.4-liter V8. The trucks also featured a three-speed manual transmission and rear-wheel drive. The C-4 was available in several body styles, including a panel truck, stake bed, and standard pickup.
Fargo FC1 is a light-duty pickup truck manufactured by the Fargo division of Chrysler Corporation. It comes with a 3.6-liter L-head inline-six engine that produces 100 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. The FC1 is a 2-wheel drive and has a payload capacity of 1,550 pounds. It has a 3-speed floor shift transmission and a 114-inch wheelbase. The FC1's exterior features a classic, boxy design with a chrome grille and bumper. The interior is simple yet functional, with minimalistic gauges and a basic bench seat. It was discontinued in 1956 when the Fargo Division was merged into Dodge.
Fargo FC3 was another light-duty pickup truck manufactured by the Fargo division of Chrysler Corporation. It featured a 6-cylinder engine with a manual transmission and a 6.5-foot cargo bed. The FC3 was designed for commercial use, but it also appealed to individual consumers who needed a reliable and sturdy vehicle for transportation and hauling. Its classic styling, with a distinct front grille and rounded front end, has made it a popular choice for vintage truck collectors. The FC3 was replaced by the Fargo F100 series in 1957.
The Fargo FC4 was a one-ton pickup truck manufactured by Chrysler Canada. It was powered by a straight-six engine that delivered 100 horsepower and 185 lb-ft of torque. The FC4 had a payload capacity of 2,000 pounds and a wheelbase of 116 inches. The pickup was available in both two-wheel and four-wheel drive options, and came with a four-speed manual transmission as standard. It featured a robust chassis and suspension system, making it an ideal choice for a variety of commercial and industrial applications. The FC4 is regarded as one of the most durable and reliable pickups of its time.
Fargo FK is a light-duty truck manufactured by Chrysler for the Canadian market. It is powered by a 3.8-liter inline-six engine, producing 105 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque, mated to a three-speed manual transmission. The FK features a two-door cab with a bench seat, leaf spring suspension, and drum brakes. It has a payload capacity of 1,000-1,500 pounds and can tow up to 3,000 pounds.