WWII Dodge Links and Database ( Sticky )

From VC-1 to WC64-KD.
User avatar
Vista52
Lieutenant General
Lieutenant General
Posts: 1695
Joined: Mon Oct 02, 2006 2:25 pm
Location: San Diego California US of A

Re: WWII Dodge Links and Database ( Sticky )

Post by Vista52 »

Thank you both for the serial numbers. I've entered both and they slot in well with known numbers. If you find further info, I'll update... :thumbup:
Coming together is a Beginning...Keeping together is Progress...Working together is Success.
Be Yourself, Everyone else is Taken...Oscar Wilde
A POW is a man who tries to kill you and fails, and then asks you not to kill him...WSC
Ernie Baals
Staff Sergeant
Staff Sergeant
Posts: 825
Joined: Mon Jan 22, 2007 7:53 pm
Location: Blackwood NJ

Re: WWII Dodge Links and Database ( Sticky )

Post by Ernie Baals »

Just a note
The T207 WC half tons started production in late oct 1940.
I have A WC1 8650448 dod 12/23/40
Ernie
User avatar
Gordon_M
Lieutenant General
Lieutenant General
Posts: 2691
Joined: Wed Mar 08, 2006 3:43 pm
Location: Falkirk, Central Scotland

Re: WWII Dodge Links and Database ( Sticky )

Post by Gordon_M »

What's the engine number in that WC 1 Ernie?

Obviously it would have been a T207 originally, but I have seen paperwork that the last few hundred ( 200 or 300 ) VC trucks came fitted with T207 engines, which would mean that the first T207 trucks would have engine numbers a few hundred higher than the chassis number would suggest

Basically the first T207 WC half ton would have had engine T207-00200 or T207-00300
Gordon, in Scotland

( Now officially given up on any form of politics )
Ernie Baals
Staff Sergeant
Staff Sergeant
Posts: 825
Joined: Mon Jan 22, 2007 7:53 pm
Location: Blackwood NJ

Re: WWII Dodge Links and Database ( Sticky )

Post by Ernie Baals »

Sorry Gordon
It has a car motor in it
But,I have a friend who is getting a WC1 and is looking for a dod and USA number
His truck is
8646107; Engine # is T207-2715
I told him my guess on dod is Nov, 1940
If the WC started at 8644701 and the engines were in any type of an order. that means this was the 1406th truck made, but it has the 2715th motor. That leaves 1309 motors???
User avatar
Gordon_M
Lieutenant General
Lieutenant General
Posts: 2691
Joined: Wed Mar 08, 2006 3:43 pm
Location: Falkirk, Central Scotland

Re: WWII Dodge Links and Database ( Sticky )

Post by Gordon_M »

That's about right. I looked it up one the ATV list from Fred Coldwell;

http://www.gwim2.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/odatv.pdf

.. if you look down the left it says 1182 vehicles which would be about right, but we thrashed out last time that the 8083 contract wasn't for VC's, so still work to do.

We don't have any late VC trucks on the survivors list with T207 engines, never mind T207 code with low serials, so still needs figured.
Gordon, in Scotland

( Now officially given up on any form of politics )
jsmits75
Private
Posts: 4
Joined: Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:28 am
My garage: Dodge WC51
Willys M201

Re: WWII Dodge Links and Database ( Sticky )

Post by jsmits75 »

In addition to my vin and hood number, here is my production date: sept 24 1942

Vin: 81587221
Hood: 276011
24 september 1942

Image

Image
User avatar
Vista52
Lieutenant General
Lieutenant General
Posts: 1695
Joined: Mon Oct 02, 2006 2:25 pm
Location: San Diego California US of A

Re: WWII Dodge Links and Database ( Sticky )

Post by Vista52 »

Thanks jsmits. I updated the info.

It's interesting that my (serial # 81610334) body number is twice yours. Yours is 26000 and mine is 52000. My engine is approx 40,000 units more than yours and my DOD is just 4 months and 2 week after yours! :)

Sylvia may like a copy of your Build Card for her project.
Coming together is a Beginning...Keeping together is Progress...Working together is Success.
Be Yourself, Everyone else is Taken...Oscar Wilde
A POW is a man who tries to kill you and fails, and then asks you not to kill him...WSC
Cappy
Corporal
Corporal
Posts: 52
Joined: Mon Apr 26, 2010 4:24 pm
My garage: '43 MB (Sold)
'44 GPW
'45 MB (Sold)
'44 MBT (Sold)
'45 Bantam T-3 (Sold)
'45 Gemco T3
'41 Dodge WC-6
'41 Dodge WC-15
'41 Dodge WC-6
Location: S. Oregon

Re: WWII Dodge Links and Database ( Sticky )

Post by Cappy »

Please add the following:
WC-6 8647878 W207159 12-02-40
WC-6 8672553
WC-15 8689747 08-08-41
User avatar
Vista52
Lieutenant General
Lieutenant General
Posts: 1695
Joined: Mon Oct 02, 2006 2:25 pm
Location: San Diego California US of A

Re: WWII Dodge Links and Database ( Sticky )

Post by Vista52 »

OK Cappy, done!...thanks
Coming together is a Beginning...Keeping together is Progress...Working together is Success.
Be Yourself, Everyone else is Taken...Oscar Wilde
A POW is a man who tries to kill you and fails, and then asks you not to kill him...WSC
User avatar
stevemcfly
Technician 5th Grade
Technician 5th Grade
Posts: 26
Joined: Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:15 am
My garage: Dodge WC-52, GMC 1-Ton "Ben Hur" Type Trailer, Dnepr MT-16, 2 Audi V8 D11 Quattro, Porsche 911/993 C2,
Location: Salzburg / Austria

Re: WWII Dodge Links and Database ( Sticky )

Post by stevemcfly »

Hi guys!

I got my build card micro film copy from chrysler cororation.
Can you tell me how I can find out where my truck was sent to?
Which body numbers were painted on my dodge WC52?
How to find out?
Is there a data base?

best regards an thanks
steve from austria
My garage my rules!

Dodge WC-52 (1942)
GMC 1-Ton "Ben Hur"-Type Trailer behind Dodge (1957)
Dnepr MT-16 (1974)
2 Audi V8 D11 Quattro (1989)
Porsche 911/993 C2 (1995)
jbell
Technician 4th Grade
Technician 4th Grade
Posts: 99
Joined: Sun Apr 09, 2006 7:24 pm
Location: southern illinois

Re: WWII Dodge Links and Database ( Sticky )

Post by jbell »

Hello, I've started dismantle on my WC53 and found Ser# 81574516................Thanks, John Bell
User avatar
Bert
General
General
Posts: 293
Joined: Wed Mar 01, 2006 7:42 pm
My garage: 1943 Dodge WC-51 "old bets"
1945 Dodge WC-61
Location: the Netherlands

Re: WWII Dodge Links and Database ( Sticky )

Post by Bert »

WC-51 vin no. 81696875 for sale at a Dutch aution site: https://www.troostwijkauctions.com/nl/a ... 4-2849200/
Image

Early body; late type shok absorber linkage.
Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
ng19delta
Technical Sergeant
Technical Sergeant
Posts: 1862
Joined: Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:06 am
My garage: Restored Old Henry, and have had this WC51 on the road around 3 years now... Currently finishing a brace of Ben Hur trailers, and starting a 67 Galaxie fastback. Concurrent with the WC I restored a 74 TR6... Oh the joys.

Re: WWII Dodge Links and Database ( Sticky )

Post by ng19delta »

Posted to wrong spot! Sorry...
Socialism only works until you run out of other people's money. M. Thatcher...
10/42 WC-51 "Old Henry" (In Memory of Henry McBride)
11/73 (1974MY) Triumph TR6
01/91 Ford F-150 XLT Lariat XC/LB
2003 Ford P-71 exFHP
1967 Ford Galaxie 500 fastback
wcdump
Corporal
Corporal
Posts: 51
Joined: Sat Aug 04, 2012 6:48 pm
My garage: WC Dump/snow plow.
Location: Central NH, USA

Re: WWII Dodge Links and Database ( Sticky )

Post by wcdump »

I finally recovered the VIN from my 1/2 ton frame, so I have a VIN/hood number combo for the database:

VIN: 8678187
HOOD: W-223380

Thanks.
User avatar
BWLentz
Private 1st Class
Private 1st Class
Posts: 13
Joined: Mon May 12, 2014 5:57 pm
My garage: 1944 USMC Willys MB - USMC 91890 (Restoring)
1942 Dodge WC-51 - US Army (Restoring)

Re: WWII Dodge Links and Database ( Sticky )

Post by BWLentz »

Good Morning,

Here's the information for my WC51.

VIN: 81574943
Body #: 4290-78490
Engine #:T214-25299

I have a photo of the original build card but the board attachment limit has been reached!
1944 USMC Willys MB - USMC 91890 (Restoring)
1942 Dodge WC-51 - US Army (Restoring)
United States Navy Corpsman (2011- Present)
Charlie Company, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division.(Reenacted)