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Hi divingrocks

Just registered on the forum and heres my build card details:

WC54 Ambulance
Chassis No 81671723
Date built - Nov 4, 1943
Motor No - T214 144044 (actual fitted T214 138272, rebuilt twice, 1949 and 1972)
Body No - 21310 (actual 22526)

I am nearing the completion of the restoration, pictures to follow......

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Martin,
Let me be the first to welcome you to the forum and suggest a registration number for your ambulance if you don't already know it: 731017
As with all things ambulance, you have me salivating over the pics...please post a link to your photo-hosting page at the earliest opportunity.
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Hi divingrocks

Thanks for the welcome. We estimated 731013, so we got pretty close. We are only four away!

As for the photos, just to whet your appetite, its not in the traditional ETO markings. Its a little further East, in the PTO. I'll give you a run down of my research when I have the final restoration complete. I hope you like it when you see it.

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martin shaw wrote:Hi divingrocks

Thanks for the welcome. We estimated 731013, so we got pretty close. We are only four away!

As for the photos, just to whet your appetite, its not in the traditional ETO markings. Its a little further East, in the PTO. I'll give you a run down of my research when I have the final restoration complete. I hope you like it when you see it.

Martin
I fear you may have chosen a post war picture to model your restoration after. What sort of spotlight do you have installed on your ambulance?
FYI: there would not be an "I" after 77 for infantry on your bumper markings.
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Have no fear divingrocks!!

Its not post war, take a look at the links showing PTO 1945.

http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675 ... casualties

http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675 ... evacuation

The spotlight has no markings apart from 'UNITY' and a 'GE' lense.

Hope this helps.

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Hi Martin,

Both links are broken on my end I'm sorry to say.
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hi i am new to this :D
i have a dodge wc52 but would like too find out its history.
Serial no 81532619 engine no 210695 came with body plate 4290 - 64770
can you help and what is the bonnet number as i trying to restore the vehicle and dont know where to get the parts also date of derlivery.
many thanks foster :D
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major louis r kent wrote:hi i am new to this :D
i have a dodge wc52 but would like too find out its history.
Serial no 81532619 engine no 210695 came with body plate 4290 - 64770
can you help and what is the bonnet number as i trying to restore the vehicle and dont know where to get the parts also date of derlivery.
many thanks foster :D
Welcome to the forum, your truck started out as a WC55 and a good registration number would be about W-6019696 +/-50...does your engine have a prefix of T214? If not it isn't original...the body number is too high (with incorrect prefix) for a 55 so it was probably subjected to a postwar depot rebuild. It would have been built/delivered in early July 1942.
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hi the engine does have T214 and how can i get a proper body tag for it and where do i get the parts. from foster :D
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major louis r kent wrote:hi the engine does have T214 and how can i get a proper body tag for it and where do i get the parts. from foster :D
The engine is a replacement, as is the body & Tag, a proper 55 body tag would have the prefix 4286

John at Midwest Military has many parts for WC55 restorations.
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Hello diving rocks..
I just recieved my build card today for my Wc63 1.5 ton truck.
serial # 82025440
build date Nov 1, 1943
engine number T223-26447
body number 25601
reg dealer ? 138 860
spec o no 42711

any chance of finding out what the hood registration number would have been? I know it's somwhere between 3328847 and 3342502 but I'm not sure how to figure it out... Terry
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achiem37 wrote:Hello diving rocks..
I just recieved my build card today for my Wc63 1.5 ton truck.
serial # 82025440
build date Nov 1, 1943
engine number T223-26447
body number 25601
reg dealer ? 138 860
spec o no 42711

any chance of finding out what the hood registration number would have been? I know it's somwhere between 3328847 and 3342502 but I'm not sure how to figure it out... Terry
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Thanks for the hood number. Is this number the exact one for my truck or an estimated one?. Either way I really aprreciate the info and will have a stencil made up to paint it on the hood. Thanks again diving rocks