Truck enthusiasts add to the mix of speed and looks the special abilities of their vehicles to do work. A friend of ours in Melbourne, Florida, has a passion for trucks. His father, Bob Underwood, owns two Dodge M37 military trucks, one of which Leo restored, and a second M37 awaiting attention. Underwood is owner of the Chrysler Highlander Convertible featured as allpar.
Return to Pilot's Knowledge page Deciphering your - Dodge truck code: Truck vehicle numbers we think of them as VIN's, though they weren't called that during this time period are located on a metal plate on the left side door post. If that is missing the number should also be repeated on the frame near the front spring hanger as shown below in the cleaned area. Sometimes this has been difficult to locate as it may be further back on the frame and may be faint. The vehicle number is the serial number for the truck and can be useful for vehicle registration as well as determing the type of truck and location of build.
The majority of Dodge Trucks have the Serial Number tag located as shown in the images, on the passengers side front door jamb. Starting partway through the model year the tag was moved to the same location on the drivers side door jamb where it stayed until the end of the model year. Click for larger image Click for larger image Flat Face Cowl trucks and other special bodied to Dodge trucks sometimes got the Serial Number tag mounted on the passengers side of the firewall. An example of a TE31 tag in that location is shown in the two images below. This was mounted on a school bus that was built on a Flat Face Cowl base.