Vehicle Type E
M-Series Military Dodge
Years mfg. 1951-68
Main distinguishing features:
These vehicles all equipped with a 24 volt waterproof ignition system
New Process synchronized transmission
New Process 200 transfer case
5:83 axle gear ratio
230 cubic inch flathead 6 cylinder engine
9:00 X 16 military non-directional tires
1-piece flat hood
These vehicles were built in primarily 2 basic models, the weapons carrier (M-37 & M-37B1) and the ambulance (M- 43 & M-43B1). Earlier models, M-37 and M-43 used Douglas (metal), waterproof wiring connectors, while the M-37B1 and M-43B1 used Packard (rubber) wiring connectors. M-37 spare tires were mounted in the pickup box, while the M-37B1 had the spare mounted on a swinging cradle on the driver’s door. All M-43’s had the spare tire mounted on the swinging cradle on the driver’s door.
Also built were several other models produced in limited quantity including: a maintenance truck (V41), command truck (M-42), and airport rescue crash truck (M-56 & M-56C). There were 110,840 Dodge M-series vehicles produced in the US.
Great availability of parts make this truck a desirable vehicle.