1954 Dodge COE
Dodge COE. B-4JMA-161. Has every factory option.12" body lift, one-piece hood, long-wheelbase model. B-4 is the last year of the B series, "J" is the heaviest-duty COE rated at 2-1/2 tons. Optional heavy springs and frame plates, this truck is the strongest available. "M" means COE cab. "A" optional 2-Speed rear axle. "161" is the wheelbase. This truck has a 17,250 lb GVWR and can be driven with a regular drivers license.
- Original 265 Industrial Chrysler Flathead. I put in a modern remote oil filter.
- Deluxe 5-Window COE Cab
- 5-Speed Synchromesh Transmission
- 2-Speed Vacuum-Shift Rear Axle
- Huge Factory Power Bakes
- Heavy Duty Optional Front Axle (5000 lbs)
- Heavy-Duty Optional Springs (fronts are 2200 lbs each, rears are a conservative 7500 lbs each)
- Heavy-Duty Factory Frame Reinforcement Plates
- Fulton Aluminum Sun Shield Visor
This amazingly rare truck is a piece of metal art. Ready for finish body work and paint or clear-coat and keep the bare metal hot-rod look. Driveshaft hand-brake works excellent, needs rear brake line. There are dents and dings and even a few rust spots. Overall the metal is very rust free with the exception of a few isolated areas (rear cab line, spot on hood, and curved lower sill). The fenders, floors, doors, and door jambs, cab mounts, etc. everything else is very solid. Wiring needs some updating. Seat is not original. Rear tires are 9.00x20 military tires with good tread. The fronts are 9.00x20 with some age checking, but hold air fine. It comes with some spare parts not shown like the front "DODGE" chrome, and the front marker lights (one lens missing). Also included are the factory "Mopar" big-daddy truck mirrors. The lower skirting is missing.
For those interested in such things, there is some speculation that the KMA model listed in the brochure (19,000 GVWR) did not actually exist except as a fully-optioned JMA. This is that model. If you look at the conventional cabs, the "K" had the dual carbs and dual exhaust for an extra 15 hp. However, the COE's use an updraft carburetor. It is highly unlikely they produced a dual updraft COE due to space constraints. Thus the speculation that the KMA lives only in the brochure. If you have or know of a KMA truck in existence, please correct me.
Truck is sold as-is with no warranty.
Price - $ 7,250 obo