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Published on Sep 2, 2013
Dodge introduced it's " Pilot House " B Series this year. Among it's improvements was placing the cab on rubber mounts to impove driver and passenger seating. Inside, a new feature called " Air-O-Ride" seat supported as many as three full sized men comfortably on a cushion of air assisted by coil springs. The enlarged cab afforded that comfort for it was 2.5 inches taller, 3 inches long, and over 6 inches wider. So this roomier cab was referred to as the " Pilot House ". More room, more glass, more comfort. The truck's improved ventilation included optional vent widows, a large cowl ventilation, forced air intake and a new heater with fan and defroster tubes. " Air-O-Ride " seats allowed the driver to adjust the seat firmness from soft to firm. Dodge models this year included Panel trucks, pickup trucks in 1/2 ton, 3/4 ton and one ton configurations plus a stakebed, and even a one ton forward control Route Van. A mechanical innovation was the introduction of Chrysler's Fluid Drive as a pickup option. I almost missed this jewel of a Dodge truck for leaving a car show, here it was, hidden away from most views. The elderly owner sat next to it and informed me that he had it restored after obtaining it from his former employer's company. So, it was a workhorse for many years for a large company. Enjoy the views of this rare and hard to find these day Dodge truck. Thanks very much for viewing this 1948 Series B Dodge pickup truck.