Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. It's Truck Monday once again, and I've finally got a really old non-General Motors truck to show you- not that we don't love rattly old GMC and Chevy pickups with beer cans rattling around in the bed, of course, but we mustn't forget that The General had some competition back in the 1950s.


From what I can tell, this truck could be a 1951, 1952, or 1953 model, so I'm choosing the middle year. Any of you who can find some distinguishing feature that nails down an exact year, please share it with us. We haven't had many Dodge trucks from the 1950s; just today's, the '50, and the Air Force ambulance.

Look, it's the '60 Cadillac just across the street! This block has been a real DOTS cornucopia, producing the '65 Mustang GT, '78 Datsun 280Z, and '86 AE86 Corolla. I might have to shoot the early-80s Buick and T2 VW Transporter that live on the block, just to make this East End block the King Of DOTS.


Fluid Drive! Job Rated! This truck has some great emblems, including a cool "MADE IN USA" on the middle D in the hood emblem.

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