EXCLUSIVE: 1935 Dodge Humpback Panel Truck

Reader Robert M has one cool truck here! This rare Dodge “Humpback” panel truck is wearing its original paint and signage, but underneath that is something a bit unique that should really make this a fun truck to have. If you’d love to give this Mopar a new home, you can find it in Marysville, Ohio and you can contact Robert via the form below.

Under the hood is a fresh 440 V8 that is paired up to a TorqueFlite automatic. As you can see, everything has been redone to make sure this is a fun and powerful machine. It also received some other nice upgrades, such as a complete Vintage Air system, a Dana 60 rear end, power steering, and power brakes. To ensure that it’s reliable, Robert installed a new wiring harness, converted over to a complete 12-volt system, installed a new Flowmaster exhaust, and ran all new fuel lines to a brand new gas tank. Talk about a sleeper!

The inside received some new components as well, such as Dolphin Gauges, bucket seats, tilt steering wheel/column, a modern stereo, and a backup camera. While we like things to be a bit more original, the backup camera would sure make maneuvering this panel truck a lot easier! Overall, it’s a clean build and with a little, more work would be a really great driver.

A ton of work has gone into making this Dodge what it is today. Preserving the original paint might not be for everyone, but we are sure glad that Robert decided to keep it as is. The original signage had to be touched up, but it sure looks great and gives this truck some serious character. Having spent 60 years out in the desert, you just can’t recreate this look. It’s definitely unique and will certainly be a real show stopper. So, if you’d love to have this one of a kind Humpback, be sure to message Robert via the form below!

  • Asking Price: $45,000
  • Location: Marysville, Ohio
  • Mileage: 70,000
  • Title Status: Clean

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  1. Chebby Staff

    This is 1000% cool. Amazing that you could bring back the signage like that.

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  2. 86_Vette_Convertible

    What he said.

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  3. Eric

    What does everyone that cries about vehicles with patina needing paint jobs have to say now? Just asking : )

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    • canadainmarkseh Member

      When you paint over rust you create the perfect environment for the rust to further intrude into the metal if you don’t believe me take a rusty spot on your car chip off the top layer of old paint and dab on some clear coat. Leave it outside for a year in the rain and snow and it will be a rust spot that is twice as big, and in 2 year it will be a hole. If you brought that truck up here where I live that clear coat would be pealing off within a few years. Eric it pretty clear to me this truck has been painted only without the proper metal prep. As for the lettering that looks like a repaint too. The patina trend has come about by people that don’t want to pay or don’t know how or are unwilling to learn how. Yes it looks great know but that won’t last. JMHO.

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      • Eric

        After I left the comment I started to have my doubts as well so I mailed the seller. He claims Corky Coker advised him on how to bring the paint back. Copious amounts of towels and degreaser, followed up with linseed oil. That’s it. Just passing along what he claims. I bought it because the passenger’s side has barely visible lettering or next to none at all. So, if it were new lettering, why would they not bother with one side? BUT, if you look at that same photo showing the passenger side, you can also see the back door opened, also showing no lettering. But, in another photo there is lettering on the back doors. I dunno. If it’s original, I’m blown away. If not, of course I agree with you. I practically live in Canada too, in NY. But, I appreciate older paint that tells a story. That is if it’s not too far gone. If legit, this looks just right. Why paint over history, ruin originality and spend a fortune in the process?

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      • canadainmarkseh Member

        First of all history was already ruined when he shoved that 440 in under the hood. History I a relative term. I view paint as a maintenance item, no different from an engine, if your going to throw new piston in the engine then why not new paint on the body. It could be made to look just like it did when the lettering first went on. This treatment is fine and dandy if reapplying constantly, and tarping over the whole truck while being stored in a dry building. Oily surfaces will get gummed up with dust and then your in there washing down the whole truck then reapplying a new coating of oil, Anybody wanting to be that owner all the power to him. For me I see enough rust buckets in traffic every day so the last thing I want to look at is a vintage rust bucket. They hold no appeal. I like shiny cars when I go to a car show that’s the ones I look at first. Remember the primary job of paint is to protect the metal. If metal didn’t rust then you could bet your bottom dollar that auto makers wouldn’t bother painting anything. JMHO.

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    • DayDreamBeliever Member

      Anyone believing that the lettering on that truck was brought back with elbow grease and know-how has probably already purchased the Brooklyn Bridge, Twice.

      My neighbor owns a commercial sign business, specializing in hand-painted ones. From small to the sides of ten-story buildings. As a hobby, and for a few extra dollars, he produces “vintage” appearing ones with logos from times gone by. They look GREAT, and OLD. Authentic even, until closely inspected. The guy is an artist.

      And the lettering on this truck is freshly done. By an artist. The truck was “restored” to look like it has a weathered but shined up original finish. Nope. Don’t be gullible, folks. You may as well believe that the left rear fender was just straightened and oiled to look good. Yea, sure.

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  4. Coventrycat

    I like that one a lot.

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  5. bobhess bobhess Member

    No comment about patina but that is one good looking truck. Great build that saved a unique truck.

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  6. Chas358 Chasman358

    This is Way Cool! 👍👍

    I trust the next owner will drive it everywhere

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  7. Don H

    That’s not patina it’s been painted🤔💩

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  8. Bob McK Member

    Love it!

  9. Daved

    This would make a unique hearse!

  10. James Turner

    There is no way this is original paint. The original paint BEFORE restoration shows surface rust that BROKE THROUGH THE PAINT from the metal surface. I do not care how much a person oils and buffs the around 84 year old paint. Also, I get so tired of reading about Patina. Rusty surfaces and dead, dried up paint is just that. Nothing unique about it.

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    • Eric

      There’s nothing unique about a brand new paint job IMO.

      • canadainmarkseh Member

        Your right about that Eric if you put down a base/clear coat paint job, but if you use a single stage paint about 4 coats thick than it will look quite unique. There are people out there that can hand paint the signage so well you’d never be able to tell if it were new or old. Every time I see a rat rod I can’t help think that its just amiture hour with crappy welds and poor attempts to make something new look old. Most of them look like and often are death traps. Still not my cup of tea.

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  11. Clay Bryant

    Below Electrical Contractor should read “We remove your shorts”…………..

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  12. PatrickM

    …and no pricing listed. I always love these things. Just show me the money!!

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