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1962 Dodge Truck
The major difference for the 1962 Dodge Truck was the new once piece steel grille. This design change may very well have been due to the discontinued Dart nameplate for the 1962 trucks. The new grille was made of stamped steel rather than aluminum. The 4 headlight design was kept as part of the '62 truck's front-end look and with the new style grille the 1962 model certainly looked more stylish. The model number badge was moved to the center portions of this new grille and were of the same casting as the badges found on the front fenders of the 1961 trucks. New Dodge badges now graced the front fenders, and would do so until 1968 when a new, smaller emblem would replace them. The new grilles were painted Sand Dune white on conventional cab trucks, but chrome plated for the Custom cabs.
This new series for 1962 was titled the "S" series pickup. The body style used with the 1961 trucks was continued for the 1962 trucks. Heavy duty upholstery improved the life of the seats and a new easy read speedometer and dash were added. Both doors on conventional and custom cabs now were available with keyed locks. Transmissions were also improved with a new LoadFlight automatic available with 10 percent more torque. Chrysler introduced a new ventilated point distributor for 1962 which included a more efficient condenser. The 1962 Dodge Truck line consisted of 141 basic models from the D100 half-ton to the 5-Ton capacity. All were built at the Warren, Michigan Truck Plant.
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