Walking the show floor of the SEMA Show you see all types of vehicles, but some have the overwhelming power to draw you from your path to come check them out. Daystar‘s Power Wagon was one of those vehicles with its one-of-a-kind look.
This 1941 Dodge Power Wagon donned copper accents that were too hard to pass up. This was a 50-day build that was exclusively built in-house at Daystar by the employees. The Power Wagon, nicknamed Bootlegger, features an LS3 with an Edelbrock supercharger putting out 720 horsepower.
Bootlegger features a compact four-speed transfer case system, Magnum Box, by OffRoad Design. It is a planetary gear reduction box that bolts to the front of an NP205 transfer case. With a Dana 60 front axle and 14-bolt rear, the truck is ready for anything.
“My favorite feature on the truck is the copper,” vehicle owner and CEO of Daystar Mark Turner said. “The bootlegger theme was done throughout the whole truck. The copper is used for the water inlets, air intake, and clear to the bed of the truck.”
The eye-catching part of the build is the copper work. All of the panels were handcrafted in Daystar’s shop: bedsides, headlight surrounds, windshield trim, and even the still in the bed of the truck.
“Another thing that is awesome about this truck is how loud and obnoxious this truck is,” Turner continued. “You fire this thing up and just makes you laugh and people just love it.”
The vehicle may look like a show piece, but it is anything but that. Turner has had the truck in Alaska off-roading. “People would just flip out when they saw this,” Turner said. “You’re in Alaska, people do not normally see this.”
With all the modern updates on the truck, there have been no issues with it running. “It may look like it’s from the ’40s, but it has all updated parts,” Turner said. “It has great power steering, hydroboost for the brakes, and stops on a dime all while going really fast.”
Turner is not done having fun with the truck as he plans to take it to Moab, Utah and do as much wheeling as possible with it. We do not blame him for wanting to take an amazing vehicle like this out to the trail.
Be sure to keep an eye out for the Bootlegger on the trails and for more information on everything that Daystar does be sure to check out its website.