Friday, October 15, 2004

The ORIGINAL 1937 Build Record for the Truck

The ORIGINAL 1937 BUILD RECORD for the 1937 Dodge Panel Truck! This is the actual work order that followed the truck down the Dodge production line in 1937 . . . and today, ALL of the matching serial numbers are still intact (re: VIN, motor number, body number all match the build record). The Build Record indicates this vehicle was finished on 6-29-37 and shipped via rail to Osen Motor Sales of San Jose, CA (Osen Motor Sales is shown in photo below). Interestingly, the Los Angeles, CA Dodge factory shipped this vehicle in "primer gray"; it was later painted the U.S. Government yellow at the Osen Motor Sales dealership.

Copies are still available from DaimlerChrysler for all US built trucks from 1930 to 1954, except Jeep & AMC, for $25 (US cars from 1930 to 1967 cost $45). Write to: DaimlerChrysler, Corporate Historical Collection, CIMS 410-11-21, 12501 Chrysler Freeway, Detroit, MI 48288 You must provide a copy of proof of vehicle ownership, year, model, & your VIN number. (Many thanks to Phyllis McClintock at the Chrysler Historical Collection!)