wc52 - actually a 64kd ambulance missing the KD box.

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Re: wc52

Post by yoeri »

anyone with contacts in the dodge company?
trying to get contact , but the mailpage is always asking which state i'm in :)

woudl love to be in one of the states, but not possible for the moment.

looking for someone working at dodge who has acces to the wc64KD build data and bed numbers data.
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do have contact with belgium and got a reply from the usa.
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I've never had a problem with the Chrysler musuem in UK. In fact they were very helpful and searched to find if they had records before asking me to send the cash. Reply was very prompt and I now know to get my WC54 a Seventyith birthday card on 24th October.
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they are indeed helpfull :)

hope that they can help, but it looks like it's going to be ok ;)
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update:
i'm started to disassemble the dodge.
after that zinc blasting and metalizing the parts :)

after that epoxy enpolyurethaan paintlayer and than OD paint :)
will cost a bit extra but better doing it good the first time.


any tips on how to lossen the screws of the spacers in the bed easy?
seems most of them feel good in their place after living there for 70+ years :mrgreen:
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Re: wc52

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yoeri wrote:update:
i'm started to disassemble the dodge.
...
any tips on how to lossen the screws of the spacers in the bed easy?
seems most of them feel good in their place after living there for 70+ years :mrgreen:
Actually, I have found Dodge bolts & such, unless rusted beyond recognition, actually don't mind coming apart after 70+ years! Just a little effort, and they break loose quite nicely. Must have to do with the protective coatings or something Dodge used.

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Re: wc52 - actually a 64kd ambulance missing the KD box.

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most of the bolts are indeed not that hard.
just looking for the best way to loosen those holding the spacers in the bed in place.
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Re: wc52 - actually a 64kd ambulance missing the KD box.

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also looking for KD parts :)
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Re: wc52 - actually a 64kd ambulance missing the KD box.

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this weekend right bedside removal :)

after that the left one
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Re: wc52 - actually a 64kd ambulance missing the KD box.

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litle update:

current status of the disassembly
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Re: wc52 - actually a 64kd ambulance missing the KD box.

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and whe are at the rolling chassis state :)

rear bed , cabine and engine + all the rest is off the frame.
now whe are starting to remove the drive shaft to front axle and the 2x4-4*4 gearbox...


any tips for easy removal of the layer of black something that is at some parts of the chasis ( i guess something to protect against rust)
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Re: wc52 - actually a 64kd ambulance missing the KD box.

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I just sold my KD-64 (its now in Texas). Like you, I didn't know what I'd bought until the trucking company delivered it (I'd bought it out of Oregon). But it was modified with a modern Chevrolet V-8 and had an International bed, and converted to 12 volt. There is a neat KD websight that you need to connect to. Most of the KD's are missing the ambulance bodies, as they were not popular with the various governments that ended up with them, and less popular with the civilian owners. So, I have a feeling that "the parts" are going to be nigh impossible to find. I know of some collectors that have spent years looking.......and only found a few parts.
But.....I wish you good luck........in the meantime, enjoy it.
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yoeri
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Re: wc52 - actually a 64kd ambulance missing the KD box.

Post by yoeri »

if no original parts for the kd are to be found i will try to build a new kd upper...
for the moment she is in parts, chassis will be cleaned and get an anti rust treatment soon :)