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dleroux
05-02-2017, 08:46 PM
Anybody know of. or heard of a "Fargo" pick-up? New one on me

https://classiccars.com/listings/view/980217/1937-fargo-pickup-for-sale-in-nocona-texas-76255?utm_source=ClassicCars.com+Newsletter&utm_campaign=f57407a391-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_0

Green53
05-02-2017, 08:51 PM
Canadian Dodge

Denny L

dleroux
05-02-2017, 08:56 PM
Kind of like the Parisienne? The Canadian Pontiac?

r1lark
05-02-2017, 09:05 PM
Google is your friend: http://www.allpar.com/old/fargo.html

8E45E
05-03-2017, 08:38 AM
I posted a few photos of Fargo trucks here:

http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?51231-Orphan-of-the-Day-05-13-1955-Fargo

http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?51549-Orphan-of-the-Day-05-26-1947-Fargo

http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?48006-Orphan-of-the-Day-01-21-1948-Fargo

http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?56410-Orphan-of-the-Day-11-16-1967-Fargo-Power-Wagon

Craig

Dwain G.
05-03-2017, 09:08 AM
The Navy Dodge pickups we were getting in the '90s had a metal plate on the driver's door that listed most of the Chrysler line including DeSoto!

Blue 15G
05-03-2017, 09:13 AM
Our '79 Dodge pickup (U.S. Built) has a data plate on the inside of the driver's side door which lists multiple Chrysler makes, including Dodge, Fargo and Desoto.

fargoguy
05-03-2017, 10:25 AM
I have several Fargo trucks- hence my handle- we had all the cool stuff in Canada - we also had Mercury trucks!

kmul221
05-03-2017, 12:41 PM
Farmer near my childhood home had one,it was pretty basic & was powered by Chrysler flat head 6, no ball of fire but adequate for what he wanted it for.

j.byrd
05-03-2017, 01:04 PM
dleroux, there is a light blue early 60s or late 50s model long bed 4 wheel drive one here in town we see regularly too !

Greenstude
05-03-2017, 02:46 PM
In Canada, Dodge dealers sold Dodge trucks and Plymouth dealers sold Fargos, which were the same truck with the name plates changed. This, and most other Canadian nameplates, came to an end soon after free trade in auto parts between Canada and the U.S. started in 1965 (long before NAFTA). A friend of mine owns a 1953 Mercury panel truck. When the chrome Mercury nameplates were taken off the rear doors during restoration, he found they covered the Ford name stamped into the door metal.

RadioRoy
05-03-2017, 02:55 PM
I have several Fargo trucks- hence my handle- we had all the cool stuff in Canada - we also had Mercury trucks!

As a kid in Minneapolis, we would occasionally see Canadian cars and we really loved them. They were like our American cars with different grilles, different side trim, and different names. The doctor Blake TV series is Australian and has a great mix of British cars, Canadian cars, and an occasional American car.

klifton1
05-03-2017, 04:01 PM
I have a Mercury tail gate in the shed. I was going to modify it to make a Mercury out of my Model A hot rod but changed my mind.
Klif

WinM1895
05-03-2017, 09:18 PM
What year is the Merc tailgate? All Merc Flareside and Styleside tailgates are getting very hard to find, as no one reproduces them.

klifton1
05-03-2017, 09:31 PM
This is an early gate. Maybe F1 or F100.
Klif

8E45E
05-04-2017, 08:00 AM
This is an early gate. Maybe F1 or F100.

You mean M1 or M100!! :)

Craig

JoeHall
05-04-2017, 10:36 AM
The Navy Dodge pickups we were getting in the '90s had a metal plate on the driver's door that listed most of the Chrysler line including DeSoto!
The Onan 3KW(?) generators, still in use in the Army and Marine Corp in the early 1990s, said, "Studebaker Corporation" on the data plate.

57pack
05-04-2017, 10:45 AM
Have a an aquantince of mine who owned a Dodge dealership in the 1970's.
He had placed a vehicle order for a Dodge 4x4 pickup for a customer, sold, rush. Upon receiving the truck it came through badged Fargo. He was upset as the customer was coming to pick up his new truck that evening.
He tried to find Dodge emblems and a tailgate but couldn't get them in time.
When the customer came into the dealership, Phil explained and apologized for the mixup. Much to his surprise the customer was pleased with the Fargo name. The customer explained he'd have the only one in the area!
You never know.

Quentin
05-04-2017, 11:33 PM
I have several Fargo trucks- hence my handle- we had all the cool stuff in Canada - we also had Mercury trucks!

We have the odd Fargo down here too. This ad covers all Chrysler corp bases.......
https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/cornubia/cars-vans-utes/53-desoto-dodge-fargo-coupe-ute/1145540788

Guido
05-05-2017, 12:30 PM
I had a 1972 W-300 4x4 truck in the early '80's, as I recall the data plate mentioned Fargo.

If you have never seen the movie "Fargo", I highly recommend it.

RadioRoy
05-07-2017, 02:09 PM
I had a 1972 W-300 4x4 truck in the early '80's, as I recall the data plate mentioned Fargo.

If you have never seen the movie "Fargo", I highly recommend it.

Both seasons of the TV series are really good, also.