Dodge produced the Power Wagon between the years 1945 to 1980. The design was based on an older military design, and that utilitarian heritage shines through, with the Power Wagon having a reputation for reliably transporting troops—or regular people—over just about any type of terrain. Legacy Classic Trucks out of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, has been restoring these behemoths, creating works of art and muscle.
Each Power Wagon Conversion requires over 1,000 hours of diligent work, and it’s easy to see why. The wagons look like a mid-1940’s power wagon, and that means it’s more at home on the farm or in the wilds than it is pulling into a parking stall at the mall. That being the case, these beasts are built for power and hard work. Owners can choose from a 6.2 litre Chevrolet LS3 or LSA, a 6.7 litre Chrysler 408, or a 3.9 litre Cummins Turbo-Diesel.
Legacy outfits the Power Wagon with a Rear Dyna Trac Pro 80 Axle and a Front Dana 60 axle. They also come with Tom Wood Driveshafts—1350 in the front and 1410 in the rear.
Even though it’s meant for work, the Power Wagon isn’t so Spartan that you won’t enjoy the ride. Legacy adds in climate control, large buttons, and custom leather seating. If just driving it isn’t enough to make you want to stay in this truck, then the comfort will tip you over the edge.