Hoppy, from the Power Wagon Advertiser forums, recently showed us his 1974 Dodge Power Wagon stepside 4×4 truck. It was a southern California service truck and only had 36,000 miles when he purchased it. The bullet proof 360, 727 and NP205 make this one tough truck! He has added an Offenhauser intake manifold, Edelbrock carb and Hedman headers. However, he is still not happy with the power and is installing a 440. The 3″ suspension lift works well with the 35″ tires. I love this truck…what do you think?
From what I can recall, John Baker was the first off road racer to be sponsored in full by Dodge in the Class 8 Two Wheel Drive class. Baker was a well rounded driver that had decent success in his Ford Bronco before switching to the Dodge truck. He ran this truck for two years before the Dodge sponsorship was transferred to Walker Evans. At this point, John Baker moved to a Class 7 D-50 mini truck. Does anyone have more photos or information about Baker and his Class 8 dodge desert race truck? It is currently being restored and the owner would like more information.