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1918 Dodge Brothers US Army Light Repair Truck
 
A few months ago, the Fort MacArthur Museum association started down the road of a new and exciting project. the purchase and delivery of a vehicle that may truly be the last of it's kind anywhere.

The Dodge Brothers built the first automobile with their name on it in 1914 as a 1915 model. Previously the brothers had built all the mechanical parts for the first 500,000 Ford Model T cars. The Dodge Brothers were well known and highly respected in the automotive industry because of the work they had done for Ford, Oldsmobile, and other leading auto manufacturers.

Late in World War I when the government asked they readily agreed to supply almost 1,100 half-ton chassis light repair trucks. Dodge Brothers would not begin producing pickup trucks for the civilian market until 1924.

As far as we are aware, Of the approximately 1,100 Light Repair Trucks produced by the Dodge Brothers in 1918, there is only one example that is known to still be road worthy today. That truck is now in the collection of the Fort MacArthur Museum Association.

The Dodge Brothers Truck is nearly identical in appearance to the Cadillac trucks used by the fort in it's earliest days.


1918 Dodge Brothers US Army Light Repair Truck
Now in the museum collection
 


1924 Dodge Brothers Civilian Light Pickup Truck
 

Yesterdays News

    Images of America - Fort MacArthur
    1942 Dodge WC-56 Command Car

    1918 Dodge Brothers light repair truck
    Museum receives a 1942 GE searchlight
    1941 Sperry Searchlight "Ready for Action"
    The first M2 height finder is restored
    Power room muffler replacement
    Museum mascot "Farley" killed in attack


1923 Photo of a Cadillac truck with
Searchlight taken at Fort MacArthur 


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