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JohnnyTH wrote:My wc-55 have fram nr 81529604 The hood number i found was for a Wc-52: 2357740. Only number i found, nothing under. Only primer. I did not write down the other numbers, silly me. Guess i will need to look. Just hope i didnt cover it totaly in paint.
On the right side i found the word "BOOM" in 3 inch letters.

bubo75 if you wonder about anything you could call me. i think i know abit about the dodge after taking it apart this winter. And im norwegan to.
here is a link to my resturation
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Hello, you have a very early 55 that was later converted to a 52
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Re: New 3/4 ton database

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Phil P wrote:Hi divingrocks.

My frame no is 81603707 WC51. I see that that 81630648 is on your list which is just 59 before mine. I think that one is in British Columbia? That is dated 12/21/42. I assume mine is on the same day. How many other preserved Dodges are that close?

My 1944 Leyland Hippo is one of only 10 believed to be still running out of over 1000 built. It's National Service registration was 70 RE 85. One of the others still running is 70 RE 83.

Keep up the good work.

Phil
Hello, I would guess yours was made the same or next day at the latest. I don't track locations, only sources and the one you are referring to came from this forum.
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Re: New 3/4 ton database

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Ernie Baals wrote:Hi
Here is info on 3
WC57 that was parted out, very rusty
81575379, T214-241032, Body 4219-8564, hood USA 20185355
WC53 Sr 81630331, dod 3-8-43 eng T214-98777
WC55/52 sr 81530842 T214-128050 hood USA 6017587

Ernie
Thanks, the information has been added and the database updated!

Anyone interested in the spreadsheet version?
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Re: New 3/4 ton database

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Hi
A Couple more from trucks we used to own
wc63, t214-239281 USA 330201 82006576
wc52 81752956 usa 2273545 2/7/45

these are numbers that my dad had collected in the 1970s
He has note books with sr numbers from VCs WC1/2s, MB GPW MA GP BRC and M series trucks from when he just got into the hobbie in the early 1970s. He stopped when the MVPA started putting out dirctories.

wc52 81532525
wc52 81540903
wc58 81542761
wc58 81545878
wc57 81546223
wc51 81563223
wc54 81546700
wc54 81561852
wc51 81564776
wc56 81571905 t223-17757
wc56 81573972
wc53 81580635
wc54 81585342
wc5181614904 body 4290-5843
wc57 81624633
wc56 81624884 body 4219-13660
wc58 81635362
wc56 81635774
wc54 81660014
wc57 81665647 t214-19768
wc57 81679786
wc56 81684470
wc57 81687911
wc54 81692351 t214-171158
wc56 81693295
wc52 81738717
wc51 81759138
wc54 81762411
wc51 81776419
wc52 81779338 usa 2279385
wc62 82000913
wc62 82042020 t223-43582
wc63 82042577
wc63 82043098

You may have some of these numbers as i am sure a few of these truck have changed hands over the years,
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Re: New 3/4 ton database

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Ernie Baals wrote:Hi
A Couple more from trucks we used to own
wc63, t214-239281 USA 330201 82006576
wc52 81752956 usa 2273545 2/7/45

these are numbers that my dad had collected in the 1970s
He has note books with sr numbers from VCs WC1/2s, MB GPW MA GP BRC and M series trucks from when he just got into the hobbie in the early 1970s. He stopped when the MVPA started putting out dirctories.

wc52 81532525
wc52 81540903
wc58 81542761
wc58 81545878
wc57 81546223
wc51 81563223
wc54 81546700
wc54 81561852
wc51 81564776
wc56 81571905 t223-17757
wc56 81573972
wc53 81580635
wc54 81585342
wc5181614904 body 4290-5843
wc57 81624633
wc56 81624884 body 4219-13660
wc58 81635362
wc56 81635774
wc54 81660014
wc57 81665647 t214-19768
wc57 81679786
wc56 81684470
wc57 81687911
wc54 81692351 t214-171158
wc56 81693295
wc52 81738717
wc51 81759138
wc54 81762411
wc51 81776419
wc52 81779338 usa 2279385
wc62 82000913
wc62 82042020 t223-43582
wc63 82042577
wc63 82043098

You may have some of these numbers as i am sure a few of these truck have changed hands over the years,
ernie,
thanks for the info, I have added it to the database...in doing so, the last WC54 cannot be, since 64 production had begun...can you add any clarity?
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I noticed some other 1 1/2 ton trucks on the list so here is my WC62
82003699 (No build card yet)

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Recon4ww2 wrote:I noticed some other 1 1/2 ton trucks on the list so here is my WC62
82003699 (No build card yet)

Mike
I'm focusing on 3/4 tons in an attempt to figure out hood numbers for my ambulances...I'm about done, but don't have a desire to incorperate the 6x6's...care to pick up the slack?
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OLD DODGE wrote: Arthur,

Your card actually reads "66" for the body which is the suffix of the 4266 code for the pick up body only that was used on the WC-51 and WC-52. Give me a few days and I'll write your card up and e-mail it to you along with the info you requested.

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Great :thumbup:

Really interesting to see the history of such a vehicle compared to the 'original' build.
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Serial #81601918
Model WC51
Date of delivery ?
Cowl / body # 4290-6524
Engine T214 55649 on data tag
Engine was replace at some point with: T214 6I683

Thanks. Charlie
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Hi
The last WC54 inhis note book is listed as belonging to John Mulcahy, MVPA member number 243, 900 miles formery in the Dutch army, year 1945.
You are correct, they were making WC64s by then. Probably has something to do with a European rebuild.
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jlt1987 wrote:Serial #81601918
Model WC51
Date of delivery ?
Cowl / body # 4290-6524
Engine T214 55649 on data tag
Engine was replace at some point with: T214 6I683

Thanks. Charlie
Looks like it was built in mid-December 42
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Got my build card for the WC-52 today, feel free to update the database with these :

This is the info I can read on the truck :
Chassis # : 81723127
Engine # T214-221331
Firewall plate # : 4290-140685

And the build card says :
Chassis # : 81723127
Engine # : T214-196649
Build date : Aug 19th 1944
Body Model # : 66
Body # : 140685

So, one can at least conclude that the engine was replaced at some point. The current engine has a Swedish rebuild tag from 1951. Can someone clarify the body model for me, 66 versus 90 ? Looked up model 66 as "express body w transverse seats", is that also open cab setup ? Seems odd that the body model differs but the body number matches.

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Here are my WC54 details from my build card:

Date Built: Jan 21 1943
Serial No: 81623885
Motor No: T214 - 85166
Body No: 10915

Serial and body numbers tie up with the vehicle, motor has been replaced with a Norweigan rebuild (vehicle was in Norweigan service as 2821 18-5)
Bonnet Numbers found on strip down were 718279 and I also found 710852 on the rear roof panel.

Please feel free to use this info in your database.

Regards to all

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Steve wrote:Here are my WC54 details from my build card:

Date Built: Jan 21 1943
Serial No: 81623885
Motor No: T214 - 85166
Body No: 10915

Serial and body numbers tie up with the vehicle, motor has been replaced with a Norweigan rebuild (vehicle was in Norweigan service as 2821 18-5)
Bonnet Numbers found on strip down were 718279 and I also found 710852 on the rear roof panel.

Please feel free to use this info in your database.

Regards to all

Steve
Thanks for your info...the bonnet number is for an early production (Aug 42) vehicle...the rear panel number is from an even earlier production (July 42) vehicle..(norweigan rebuilds probably cannabalized many a US Chassis)..registration number for your ambulance should be 724250 + or - 50ish. Based on a close serial number with known registration I calculated 724261 as a registration for your ambulance. Have you restored your ambulance and done final paint?
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The ambulance has been restored however it is the end of the season over here so I will be doing some restoration over the winter. I have to admit that I use vinyl stickers to get those sharp bonnet numbers (please don't bombard me over this!) so changing the number will not be a big problem. Thanks for estimating the number for me, I had a go and was miles out. Regards Steve
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