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Rat Rod Pickup w/Orig. Suicide doors


These pictures are of a 1934 Dodge Pick-up Rat Rod that we passed on US Rt. 522 near the Virginia/West Virginia line not far from Berkley Springs, WV. According to the owner/builder, it has a 34 Plymouth grill & a '56 DeSoto Fire Dome Hemi. For an overflow tank for the radiator he has mounted a vintage fire extinguisher on the bed cover. 1934 was one of only 2 model years that Dodge made the pickup with suicide doors. The other year was 1933.

I hope you enjoy these pictures as much as I enjoyed taking them.

Note: any flubs on the photos are from my lack of ability. Any really nice ones are to the credit of the Cannon EOS Rebel T3 DSLR I was using. I tried to get as much of the truck details as I could but the photos are just in the order that I took them as I walked around it.


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WallysCarShowPics on Apr 13, 2013 said:

I overheard the owner tell another sightseer that his pickup is for sale. If you are interested one of the photos shows some masking tape on the upper right side of the windshield. The first line looks like a phone # (443 694-8045) followed by a 2nd line "1934 Dodge" and a 3rd line "25K".

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Albegood on Apr 28, 2013 said:

That's cool as it gets. Hemi in a light rig like that should be a handfull.

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Anonymous on Dec 4, 2013 said:

Love the firedome engine that really makes it. Otherwise, a mild rat style rod. I had no idea suicide doors were ever put on a pickup of any year thanks for info.

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Anonymous on Dec 4, 2013 said:

That took me by surprise too. I knew of the suicide doors in front but I thought they were from pre-1920s vehicles. My dad's '37 Pontiac had them for rear doors if memory serves me correctly. Thanks for looking and thanks for the comment. Wally

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