The Dargo

Sometime in the mid-1970s my mechanical brother Marv decided to turn his 1963 Dodge car into a truck. When Marv decides to do something, he follows through. I don’t think he had an acetylene torch back then – he must have worn out quite a few hacksaw blades.

The finished product was, in my opinion, very cool (in a backwoodsy way).

The Dargo getting unstuck - 1979

Unfortunately it didn’t have four wheel drive so it wasn’t the most practical truck for the Shell Lake roads.

4 Responses to “The Dargo”

  1. Charlotte says:

    I want that picture.
    I want to frame it and put it in my room.

  2. jennifer says:

    check your email…i mailed you that thing you wanted…

  3. Mr. C.C. says:

    Phil, that’s not really a truck. I would call it more of a Ranchero type vehicle.

  4. Phil L says:

    Well, I suppose it’s a matter of opinion, but I consider Ford’s Ranchero, Chevrolet’s El Camino, and Marv’s Dargo all trucks. What sets them apart from other trucks is that they are built on a car’s chassis.