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#1 VintageIronCollector OFFLINE  

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Posted May 11, 2014 - 01:14 PM

I'm looking into buying a lil red express truck andything I should be concerned about? I hope that the owner will consider selling because it would be one sweet truck to own. He also owns a 1978 Dodge Lil Red Express and a 1972 Roadrunner.


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Posted May 11, 2014 - 01:34 PM

I always wanted a Little Red Express or Warlock. I thought they were very cool

 

Brian, why are you pounding on the key board?


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Posted May 11, 2014 - 01:41 PM

I tried to copy and paste a photo on my phone and that's what happened. I deleted it and will re post.


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Posted May 11, 2014 - 01:52 PM

Little Red Wagon and Warlock,

 

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Posted May 11, 2014 - 02:10 PM

A guy close to me here in VA has one he uses it every day and sometimes hauls scrap to us in it I used to see it on the car port years ago and think it was a cool looking truck that's was win I was still in school and that's been some time ago


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Posted May 11, 2014 - 02:19 PM

I thought you were a Ford guy, Brian?


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Posted May 11, 2014 - 02:25 PM

I thought you were a Ford guy, Brian?

 

I am on 3/4 ton or heavier work trucks, Chevy or GMC in Suburban/Yukons and play toys is where these trucks fall in. Same way with Mustangs, Cameros and other muscle cars from the 60's and 70's.

 

Kinda like my GTs, they all have good and bad points.


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Posted May 11, 2014 - 03:16 PM

These trucks have some get up and go in them due to their 360 High Output.


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Posted May 11, 2014 - 03:22 PM

I drool over late 40s, early 50s Power Wagons. Absolutely indestructible!


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Posted May 11, 2014 - 03:22 PM

My neighbor has a restored Little Red Express sitting in his garage . Original interior and 340 engine .

I think they only made something like 7200 of them total over the short production run .

I'm a chevy guy but remember when Dodge came out with the Little Red Express back in the late  70's and I think they're a cool little stepside .    


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Posted May 11, 2014 - 03:37 PM

My neighbor has a restored Little Red Express sitting in his garage . Original interior and 340 engine .

I think they only made something like 7200 of them total over the short production run .

I'm a chevy guy but remember when Dodge came out with the Little Red Express back in the late  70's and I think they're a cool little stepside .    

You say it has a 340 in it? The factory engine was a 360HO.



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Posted May 11, 2014 - 03:50 PM

340 or 360 whatever was factory original  LOL....

Hey I'm a small block chevy guy and all I know is that when he overhauled his engine he told me the numbers matched .


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Posted May 11, 2014 - 03:52 PM

340 or 360 whatever was factory original  LOL....

Hey I'm a small block chevy guy and all I know is that when he overhauled his engine he told me the numbers matched .

I figured that you meant to say 360 but I just wanted to make sure.


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Posted May 11, 2014 - 03:54 PM

Crawl under it and look at the side of the block to make sure its a 360. I thinks its the last four digits cast into the block (XXXXXXX360-X). Looking at the top of the engine is hard to tell what size small block it is.

 

They're an awesome little trucks! At one time between my brother and me we had almost 30 70s Dodge trucks with almost every option they came with. The ones we never had was the Lil' Red Express and Warlock, just couldn't justify spending that much money on one.


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Posted May 11, 2014 - 04:00 PM

Little Red Wagon and Warlock,

 

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The Warlock in the pic is a clone. They were made in the 70s not the 80s like that one.


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