What's New - 2004
December 30, 2004: Finished date stamping the Power-Wagon Forum Archives page. Also removed headers and trailers from each forum index page.

December 29, 2004: Added Power-Wagon Forum 161 to the Power-Wagon Forum Archives page.

December 27, 2004: Added Firefox Live Bookmark icons to the Power-Wagon Registry home page and the Power-Wagon Forum Archives page. These icons appear in the lower right corner of the Firefox browser and allow you to quickly add a Live Bookmark of the RSS Power-Wagon Registry feed to your Bookmarks. (See Creating Firefox Live Bookmarks for more information.)

December 20, 2004: Added Power-Wagon Forum 160 to the Power-Wagon Forum Archives page.

December 17, 2004: Eric Bannerman contributed pictures for the 55 or 56? page of three different heaters, Model 61, 62, 65, with close up pictures of the datestamps on the heater doors.

December 13, 2004: Added another B2-PW model choice, B-2PW126, based on Steve Hood's dataplate tag, to the Power-Wagon Registry.

December 12, 2004: Created a RSS Feed banner on the Power-Wagon Forum Archives page to display the 10 most recent entries to the Power Wagon Registry. New programs to display the feed are: RSS Registry Feed - Recent and XML Template - Recent optimized to display a banner of recent entries.

December 10, 2004:
  • Added Power-Wagon Forum 159 to the Power-Wagon Forum Archives
  • With the start of Forum 160 Joe Cimoch is now displaying a banner on the Power Wagon Forum that shows the last truck entered in the Power Wagon Registry. The key ingredients to this are:
    1. RSS Registry Feed: a PHP script that extracts the last truck entered in the registry with thumbnail pic (if present) and formats the output in RSS 2.0 format.
    2. XML Template: for displaying the output from rssregistry feed program.
    3. Feedsplitter: A RSS to HTML to Javascript newsreader that combines the feed and template above for displaying on the Forum HTML index page.
    December 8, 2004: Clint Dixon contributed another photo for his web page, Dodge Green Comparison.

    December 5, 2004:
  • Changed the Power Wagon Registry to display only firstname and state for owner identfication.
  • Added winch chain pictures from Todd Somers: Braden Winch Maintenance

    November 30, 2004: Added Power-Wagon Forum 158 to the Power-Wagon Forum Archives page.

    November 29, 2004: Added two more models, DEX2-26 (Dodge Export?) and FC3-PW6-126 (Fargo) to the drop down model choices in the Power-Wagon Registry. Thanks to Mel Schiller for the DEX2 and FC3 dataplate information.

    November 28, 2004:
  • Revised the Registry Photo Gallery to display just the truck photo instead of truck and dataplate photo. A single page will now display 25 trucks.
  • Uploaded pics of Ron in Australias's DeSoto Power Wagon: Photo Gallery WDX-WM300 Photos.

    November 27, 2004:
  • Added a new program to display the Registry in Registry Photo Gallery form. Also changed the Display Registry (condensed) program to display thumbnail pictures instead of a camera icon. Thanks to Clint Dixon for the photo gallery suggestion.
  • Established a new Photo Gallery for: Tom Petroff's Photos.

    November 25, 2004: Eric Bannerman contributed a new Serial Numbers Registry Help Page covering Serial Numbers from 1946-1977 Power Wagons. This page has 63 scanned images from original Dodge Parts Books. 1946 Parts book scans courtesy of Clint Dixon; all other parts book scans were supplied by Eric Bannerman.

    November 24, 2004: Added a slew of journal entries to my Project C3-PW page.

    November 21, 2004:
  • Added Power-Wagon Forum 157 to the Power-Wagon Forum Archives page.
  • Restructured the T137 Photo Gallery
  • added new photos from GregB and created a photo gallery: GregB Photos.
  • Changed the Photo Gallery menu choice on the main page to include sub-menus

    November 17, 2004: Fine tuning the Serial Number Decoder: after getting parts pages from EricB for 1969-77, I made adjustments to the engine choices and added some sequence number checks for those years.

    November 14, 2004: Modified the Registry programs, Add and Edit to resize picture sizes that are greater than 850 pixels (Width/Height).

    November 12, 2004: Added Power-Wagon Forum 156 to the Power-Wagon Forum Archives page.

    November 12, 2004: The Serial Number Decoder will now decode vehicle serial numbers for all Dodge Power Wagons manufactured from 1946-79. Added a photo gallery for MikeD Photos.

    November 11, 2004:
  • ClintD scanned CARTER CARbureTER parts lists pages for his Clint Dixon's Carburetors Page. Also changed footnote references to links.
  • Added note about CJ's Carryall's latest awards to C.J. Meier In Alaska's page.
  • EricB supplied a couple of photos of a T135, 330ci Flat Head 6 for his Flat Head Six Engines Registry Help Page.

    November 3, 2004: Removed mailto: email address links and replaced with email address images in an effort to reduce email address harvesting from this site.

    November 3, 2004: Added Power-Wagon Forum 155 to the Power-Wagon Forum Archives page.

    October 26, 2004: Added Power-Wagon Forum 154 to the Power-Wagon Forum Archives page.

    October 24, 2004: Added photos from Greg B to his Greg B's Power-Wagon Photos page.

    October 17, 2004: Added 2 more B1-PW model choices, B-1-PW126 and B1-PW126, to the Power-Wagon Registry.

    October 16, 2004: Added Power-Wagon Forum 153 to the Power-Wagon Forum Archives page.

    October 16, 2004: Added 2 more B4-PW model choices, B-4-PW126 and B4PW-126, to the Power-Wagon Registry.

    October 14, 2004: Clint Dixon supplied updated information for his Auto-Lite 6-Volt Cross Reference Page.

    October 11, 2004: Added an engine block date picture from my 1955 C3-PW engine to the 1955 or 56 page.

    October 5, 2004: Added a 6-cyl 225 cid engine choice and a NP435 transmission choice to the Power-Wagon Registry Add/Edit programs.

    October 5, 2004: Added Power-Wagon Forum 152 to the Power-Wagon Forum Archives page.

    October 3, 2004: Added pictures 6f-10f to Kevin Foust's Vintage Turn Signals page.

    October 3, 2004: Made a few formatting changes to the Power-Wagon Forum Archives page and added a button.

    September 25, 2004: Increased the size of the Options field and added more privacy warnings to the Registry Add Truck and Edit Truck programs. Fixed incorrect framenumber page link in the Serial Number Tags Registry Help page.

    September 23, 2004: Added Power-Wagon Forum 151 to the Power-Wagon Forum Archives page.

    September 13, 2004: Added Power-Wagon Forum 150 to the Power-Wagon Forum Archives page.

    September 11, 2004: Made some minor changes to EricB's Flat Head Six Engines Registry Help Page. Replaced some of the winch photos on the MU2 Winch View Registry Help Page. New photos courtesy of Clint Dixon.

    September 9, 2004: EricB supplied more engine numbers for his Flat Head Six Engines Registry Help Page.

    September 8, 2004: Added a new detailed display report to the Power-Wagon Registry.

    September 6, 2004: Updated the Power-Wagon Gauges Registry help page and the Electrical Registry Help page with a new dash photo from my 1955 C3-PW.

    September 5, 2004: Added a new Power-Wagon Gauges Registry help page, written by EricB, detailing gauge styles used over the years.

    September 3, 2004: Added Power-Wagon Forum 149 to the Power-Wagon Forum Archives page.

    August 31, 2004: ClintD added another parts manual to his Clint Dixon's Parts Manuals Page. Added gas tank photos to Todd Somers' Interesting Parts page.

    August 29, 2004: Added a new Power-Wagon Autolite 6-volt parts list to Clint Dixon's Home Page.

    August 24, 2004: Added Power-Wagon Forum 148 to the Power-Wagon Forum Archives page.

    August 23, 2004: Merged the text from the Identification Page and changed the Power-Wagon Identification link to point to the Registry Help page. The information in the original Identification Page is now contained in the Registry Help pages for Bed Type and Transmission.

    August 15, 2004: Installed Coppermine Photo Gallery Software. Added photos from the Green Mountain Power-Wagon Rally to the new Photo Gallery.

    August 12, 2004: Added Power-Wagon Forum 147 to the Power-Wagon Forum Archives page.

    August 10, 2004: Added CJ's Carryall Recovery article and a new 1935 Dodge photo from C.J. to his C.J. Meier In Alaska Photo page.

    August 9, 2004: Added an icon and link to the Registry Help page for the Flat Head Six Engines Registry Help page.

    August 7, 2004: Added 113HP@3600 to the GrossHP field and K6-W300-126 to Model field as new dropdown choices in the Add and Edit programs of the Power-Wagon Registry. Also changed the Add and Edit programs to check for pictures with a size of <= 100 pixels, if so it rejects the pictures.

    August 5, 2004: Added Todd Somers' Braden MU2 Winch article to Todd Somers home page. Added Power-Wagon Forum 146 to the Power-Wagon Forum Archives page.

    August 4, 2004: More changes to the Power-Wagon Registry per suggestions from Don Evans:
  • Added Fire Truck to the drop down bed styles
  • Added Ranch Brown (1958) to the color choices
  • 1946 WDX 88750001-88750225
  • 1947 WDX 88750226-88750894
  • Plant Los Angeles prior to 1950 for 8875 trucks

    July 27, 2004: Made some formatting changes to EricB's Flat Head Six Engines Registry Help Page.

    July 25, 2004: Added C1-PW-126 and C1-PW6-126 to the dropdown choices in the Add and Edit programs and changed some of the text output for those models in the Decoder program of the Power-Wagon Registry. Added Power-Wagon Forum 145 to the Power-Wagon Forum Archives page.

    July 24, 2004: Added a new Flat Head Six Engines Registry help page, written by EricB, detailing replacement engines used in Power-Wagon trucks.

    July 18, 2004: Changed the home page to display the most recent truck entered in the Registry. Same as the right hand pane of the opening Registry page. Experimenting with a footer links bar for selected pages, mostly the Registry pages.

    July 17, 2004: Added the Power-Wagon Registry. This has been a joint effort between Eric Bannerman and Phil Street and has been in development since February 2004.
  • Features include:
  • 1. Serial Number Decoder
  • 2. Entry Page capturing 17 truck features
  • 3. Photo input for 2 photos - dataplate and truck photo
  • 4. Ability to revise entries at a later date if an email address and password are entered
  • 5. Extensive Help Pages
  • 6. Printable Worksheet to assist with gathering the various features
  • 7. Registry Display with various sort options

    July 15, 2004: Added Power-Wagon Forum 144 to the Power-Wagon Forum Archives page.

    July 5, 2004: Added Power-Wagon Forum 143 to the Power-Wagon Forum Archives page.

    July 1, 2004: Added new photos from C.J. to his C.J. Meier In Alaska Photo page.

    June 25, 2004: Added Power-Wagon Forum 142 to the Power-Wagon Forum Archives page.

    June 20, 2004: Added new photos to the following pages on Todd Somers home page:
  • Blue Ridge Power-Wagons
  • Interesting Parts
  • Data Plates and Tags
  • NOS Fenders
  • Braden Winch Factory Service Booklet

    June 18, 2004: New photo on cover page courtesy of Dan McConnell. Photo was taken on June 12, 2004 at the Fairfield Town Square during the 2004 VPW Rally. Todd Somers is pictured on the left and Clint Dixon is operating the saw using Clint's new saw rig attached to his 1947 WDX.

    June 14, 2004: Added Power-Wagon Forum 141 to the Power-Wagon Forum Archives page.

    June 3, 2004: Added Power-Wagon Forum 140 to the Power-Wagon Forum Archives page. Added dataplate picture to John Szewczyk's 1955 C3-PW entry and fixed a couple of broken links on the 55 or 56 page.

    May 31, 2004: New photo on cover page courtesy of Todd Somers.

    May 31, 2004: Added additional photo and text to Todd Somers' Reproduction Drawbars page.

    May 22, 2004: Changed photo on cover page.

    May 22, 2004: Added Power-Wagon Forum 139 to the Power-Wagon Forum Archives page.

    May 11, 2004: Added Power-Wagon Forum 138 to the Power-Wagon Forum Archives page.

    May 7, 2004: Added pictures of Mike Stone's 1948 B1-PW, flagpole, and vintage Power-Wagon photos to the Power-Wagon Photos 2 Page.

    May 6, 2004: Added a new picture of Clint's belt driven saw to Clint Dixon's 3-Point Lift page.

    May 2, 2004: Added Power-Wagon Forum 137 to the Power-Wagon Forum Archives page.

    April 28, 2004: Added a new DataPlates and Tags page to Todd Somers' home page.

    April 25, 2004: New photo on cover page courtesy of Todd Somers.

    April 22, 2004: Added Power-Wagon Forum 136 to the Power-Wagon Forum Archives page.

    April 20, 2004: Added Channel dimensions to my Bed Construction page.

    April 18, 2004: Added more photos and text to Todd Somers' Bed Construction page. Added a new Bed Construction page to my Project C3-PW page.

    April 15, 2004: Added a new 3-Point Lift Attachment page to Clint Dixon's home page. New photo on cover page courtesy of Clint Dixon.

    April 12, 2004: Added Power-Wagon Forum 135 to the Power-Wagon Forum Archives page.

    April 12, 2004: Added bedstrips and crossmember photos to Todd Somers' Bed Strips page.

    April 5, 2004: Added Power-Wagon Forum 134 to the Power-Wagon Forum Archives page.

    March 28, 2004: Started a second Power Wagon Photos Page. Added pictures of Shon E's (Amarillo Shon)
    1947 WDX to the Power-Wagon Photos Page.

    March 26, 2004: Added Power-Wagon Forum 133 to the Power-Wagon Forum Archives page.

    March 19, 2004: New photo on cover page courtesy of Clint Dixon.

    March 18, 2004: Added Power-Wagon Forum 132 to the Power-Wagon Forum Archives page.

    March 16, 2004: Added spring clip photos to Todd Somers' Interesting Parts page.

    March 9, 2004: Added Power-Wagon Forum 131 to the Power-Wagon Forum Archives page.
    Added another 1956 C3-PW to the 55 or 56 page.

    March 8, 2004: Added more turn signal lights to Kevin Foust's section of the Front Turn Signals page.
    Added more pictures of "Ole Yaller" to Todd Somers' Photo page.

    March 3, 2004: Added new 2nd series bed photos, courtesy of Steve Pellock, to the Power-Wagon Identification Page

    February 28, 2004: Added Power-Wagon Forum 130 to the Power-Wagon Forum Archives page.

    February 23, 2004: Added brake pedal pictures to Todd Somers' Brakes Page

    February 23, 2004: Added instrument cluster pictures to Todd Somers' Interesting Parts Page

    February 21, 2004: Added pictures and text of Angleo Butrico's 1948 WDX to the Power-Wagon Photos page.
    Added a couple of "Dietz" turn signal lights to Kevin Foust's section of the Front Turn Signals page.
    Started a What's New page.

    February 17, 2004: Added Power-Wagon Forum 129 to the Power-Wagon Forum Archives page.

    February 13, 2004: Added more parts manuals to Clint Dixon's Parts Manuals Page.

    February 8, 2004: Added carburetor pictures to Clint Dixon's Carburetors Page.

    February 2, 2004: Added frame extensions info to Todd Somers' Frame Extensions Web Page

    February 1, 2004: Added Joe Cimoch's Power-Wagon Forum Archives

    January 24, 2004: Started the T137 Web Site