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Re: New 3/4 ton database

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Re: New 3/4 ton database

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1942 wc 51 = chassis 81594562
1942 wc 53 = chassis 81578433. hood = 20166121
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Re: New 3/4 ton database

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somewhere in suffolk wrote:1942 wc 51 = chassis 81594562
1942 wc 53 = chassis 81578433. hood = 20166121
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your WC51 was built in mid November 42 with a hood number somewhere lower numbers between 2110000 and 2125113 with USA prefix
body tag #? 4290-????
engine #? T214-?????


your Wc53 was built in mid October 42 and should have a W prefix hood number.
body tag? 4249-????
engine #? T214-?????
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Re: New 3/4 ton database

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koen43 wrote:Image

Picture of my unrestored WC 60
Wow, that really appears to be a 60...UBER RARE!!
Can you find the body tag number?
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Re: New 3/4 ton database

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Ernie,
I does appear to be a rebuilt 55 with the gun chassis removed. Look for extra bracing in the frame to know for sure
your full body tag number is: 4286-9404, if it was a true 52 it would have been:4290-9404
I just checked and it does have the extra bracing on the frame so mine is a converted WC55. Thanks for the heads up, I hadn't realized that mine is a convered WC55 until you brought it to my attention. Ernie
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Re: New 3/4 ton database

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somewhere in suffolk wrote:1942 wc 51 = chassis 81594562
1942 wc 53 = chassis 81578433. hood = 20166121
jimmy
wc51 = 4290-46949. T214 140449. HOOD 293708(now possibly incorrect)

wc53 = ????-???? T214 69890.
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Re: New 3/4 ton database

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somewhere in suffolk wrote:
somewhere in suffolk wrote:1942 wc 51 = chassis 81594562
1942 wc 53 = chassis 81578433. hood = 20166121
jimmy
wc51 = 4290-46949. T214 140449. HOOD 293708(now possibly incorrect)

wc53 = ????-???? T214 69890.
Are you asking about body number? If so 4249-????
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Re: New 3/4 ton database

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???? = body tag number unknown.
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Re: New 3/4 ton database

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well now you know half of it, and I have added the rest of the info to my database...your hood number is correct!
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Re: New 3/4 ton database

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Hello divingrocks

Bodynumber for my WC57 (frame 81667522) is 20229 on the buildcard. Would that make 2029-20229 ,
But I have no hoodnumber, but I have a spare hood with a number in the range for the actual WC57 production order wich I might use,even the blue number might be possible to read and it looks as if it´s the same as the white number.:D .

I´ve got a BUDD number 22036 on the body but the body came from another CC. :?

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Re: New 3/4 ton database

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I have your truck in the database...body code is 4219- prefix tho
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Re: New 3/4 ton database

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Couple more for the data base and a question.
Unfortunately, the following details come from vehicles which have long since gone :( (although I have the plates), but at least the serial numbers may be of use in the data base.
1st one, WC 51, Chassis number 81550469, Date of delivery: 6.15.42
2nd one, WC51, Chassis number 81562985, Date of delivery: unknown
Now the question. Approximately, when did the earlier style Zinc dash plate on the glove box give way to the later Aluminium type ?, as the first number above is on the larger zinc plate, and the second one is on the smaller aluminium plate. I reckon there is only 2-3 months between the above numbers, which kind of narrows it down to July/August/September 1942. I also have another theory for the data plates, which I'll hang onto for now !
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Re: New 3/4 ton database

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Hello, thanks for the information, but the date you provided (unless it is from a build card) is in error. According to other know frame numbers with build dates the first serial number you provided was made in mid August 42 and the second was made in early September 42 (or very late August). I hope this answers your other questions as well. Do you happen to have the hood numbers for these trucks as well?
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Re: New 3/4 ton database

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Hi Divingrocks,
You dead right !. I've just taken another look at the 1st plate and what I thought was a 6, is infact an 8. So the first chassis number has a build date of 8.15.42. So, this narrows the zinc plate to Ali plate change over to mid August to early Sept 42. Unfortuntely, no hood numbers.
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Re: New 3/4 ton database

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I own a 1942 WC51 - chassis: 81601621 :mrgreen: