1952 Dodge Power Wagon Sports LS Engine

Ratty or Rowdy? LS-powered, 1-ton Power Wagon

Harry WagnerPhotographer, Writer

Bryan Clarke has built a number of Jeeps, so he knows the formula for success on the trail. Gearing, lockers, big axles. He owns Tire World in Salt Lake City, so he knows all about big tires too. This time he wanted something unique, so he built this 1952 Dodge Power Wagon. Long before we saw Clarke pull up to our agreed meeting spot, we heard him coming. The 6.0L under the hood of his Power Wagon makes four times as much horsepower as the original 230ci flathead six-cylinder.


Tech Specs

1952 Dodge Power Wagon
Drivetrain
Engine: Chevrolet 6.0L V-8
Transmission: 4L80E
Transfer Case: Advance Adapters Atlas II
Front Axle: Dana 60 with 5.13 gears and ARB Air Locker
Rear Axle: 14-bolt with 5.13 gears and Detroit Locker
Suspension
Springs & Such: Wrangler YJ leaf springs and Pro Comp shocks (front); factory leaf springs and Pro Comp shocks (rear)
Tires & Wheels: 40x13.5R17 Goodyear Wrangler MT/R on 17x9 MRW steel
Steering: PSC steering box, ididit steering column, Grant steering wheel
Lighting: Headlights from Early Ford Store, DCM Classics taillights
Other Stuff: Wilwood dual master cylinders, Painless wiring harness, Stewart-Warner Wings gauges, Ford truck bed, RCI fuel cell, MagnaFlow mufflers, Optima YellowTop battery, Derale transmission cooler
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