March 31, 2016
(Day 4 of Pickup Week…) From the front, this 1957 Dodge Sweptside D100 looks much (but not completely) like any other Dodge pickup. But the side and rear views reveal that a pair of ’57 Dodge station wagon rear quarter panels and taillights along with the bumper have been modified to fit. This is not a one-off custom job, but was factory-made (around a couple-thousand ‘57s and ‘58s were produced) to combat the much more modern-looking trucks being sold by Ford and GM — not to mention Ford’s half-car/half-truck Ranchero. Up front there are hooded headlights, and a single-piece, rear-hinged hood replaces the D100’s normal two-piece center-hinged unit. This well-aged example was spotted outside of a Grand Island restoration shop a couple of summers ago. I hope it’s been worked on! Jim Corbran, RRofWNY The post RealRides of WNY appeared first on Buffalo Cars.