During World War II, this Dodge Carryall was sent to Tunisia, where it was used to transport important military and government personnel. Now, it's been restored by a Wyoming restoration shop that specializes in old Dodge Power Wagons and other heavy-duty vintage military vehicles. Winslow Bent, the shop's founder, drove the Carryall from Wyoming to Jay Leno's garage in Los Angeles so that the comedian could pore over it.
Bent says he built this truck for a client who likes to participate in long-distance off-road rallies all over the world. He plans to use the truck as a support vehicle, transporting his mechanics and all the spares they might need. That means this truck has to work in the toughest conditions.
The body and frame are both original, but they've been strengthened for desert duty, and big King shocks give it a mighty stance. There's also a modern Cummins turbocharged diesel four-cylinder, which is way more powerful than the Carryall's original slant-six, and easily as reliable.
But this is just scratching the surface. There are all sorts of neat details here that'll please anyone who appreciates old 4x4s.
And to drive? There's no show-car weirdness here—it's just a really nice truck.