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The famous MACHO Power Wagons!

Kern Dog

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Nov 14, 2014
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Granite Bay CA
I graduated High School in 1983. The New Dodges were not all that cool as I left school but the Macho Power Wagons were a few years old then and still were popular enough to see them occasionally.

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The 1977-78 models were my favorite...that grille is spectacular.

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The Macho trucks were all two tone with black always being the constant. The Hood, roof and lower sides all black with twin yellow stripes to separate the two colors.

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The majority of them seemed to be red and black...

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A combo that I do like....
Yellow looks good too.

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I saw this silver one in Van Nuys CA a few years back...


I had a 74 Camper 9000 that I did a mediocre B-5 blue job to....


I now have a 75 that is at least a 4 wheel drive so it sort of fits the mold...


The last one is a W200, full time 4WD.
It was built with a 440, 4 speed and Dana 60 rear, 44 front. I swapped in an automatic to make it easier for the wife to drive if ever the need arose....which so far never has. I have a few non running cars here to push around, and when I buy cars I intend to scrap, this truck is a great tow or pusher rig.
It was originally orange...a rare color. How about that OLD MAN camper shell ??


Here was the 4 speed shifter....


I changed colors to Flame red in 2013 but am considering a change back to the orange color BUT with the "Macho" treatment.


Awhile back, I did find some company that sold the reproduction stripes to replicate the "Macho Power Wagon" appearance.
I might look into that again...
My '77, needs a complete restoration, still has the factory "Power Wagon" decal on the tailgate. Shes on the to-do project list
If you like the Sublime/Lime Light color, that would be great.
I have never liked that color.
There was one I saw that may not have been offered....It was a classic F7 or F8 green metallic and black. It looked great to me.
I grew up watching Simon & Simon, with the Power Wagon hitting the water hole in the opening credits.
Me too.


The dual stacked headlights indicate a 1979 or 80 model. What surprises me is the horrible condition it was in for only being a few years old at the time of the TV show. Missing grille, badly faded paint...
I have always loved these trucks and watching Simon and Simon as a kid even made them more cool.
There is a YouTube channel, I think it is called "Car Stars" or something close to that. They had a video on the Ramcharger from the Lone Wolf Mcquade movie. They had some video footage of classic Dodge trucks in it, pretty cool.