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

From VC-1 to WC64-KD.
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wc52 - actually a 64kd ambulance missing the KD box.

Post by yoeri »

just bought myself a dodge wc52.
to get it on the road again will take a lot of work.

any tips and / or tricks?

engine is the 223 ( wc62/63) :)
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And it isn't a Dodge WC 52 but it is a WC 64 :D

Also goodluck with the restasuration :thumbup:
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Congrats. Is it an ambulance or a weapons carrier? Post some photos if you get the chance...
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as koen stated it is a 64kd
koen , are you also on KTR ? :)

photo's included.....
it turned out, after undigging that the bed was of a 64 and it also has the reenforced chasis , the extra shock absorbers etc.....

it is actualy a 64kd without the KD part...

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yoeri wrote:just bought myself a dodge wc52.
to get it on the road again will take a lot of work.

any tips and / or tricks?

engine is the 223 ( wc62/63) :)
Get every manual you can for it. either digital, printed, or original. I like to get original, but use them only for looking at when clean(they are 70 years old, no more original are being printed).

I mainly use digital and print out the pages I need, or you can buy and use a reprint.

You did not list your location, but in the US, put Midwest Military, and Vintage Power Wagons on speed dial... :D

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Post by yoeri »

will correct that , my location is belgium - europe , not far from leuven.
but i will put both on speed dial :)

do have every manual for the 63 and some are useable for the 64 to.
the rest i will have to buy extra.

i do have the adress to get them digital and paper.
problem will be the funds.

and i do want to do it right , the 64 must be factory state .....
it will be my first so the learning curve is top :mrgreen:
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corrected and profile updated

the dodge being a 64 KD was a surprise , but it will be restored to original...
hope to get lots of info here, the inside of the 64KD is still a mystery to me.
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Try wc64.com
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already send him an email.
still waiting reply :)
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Nice! You may be able to find some parts at the Ciney Militaria Expo (Belgium).

I was there in 2013 and did see a few vehicle parts vendors.
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You are a very lucky........man. KD64 is the o0ne to have. Basically a lengthened weapons carrier with a knock down back to save shipping room.
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first action will be to get the papers ok, need to find the originzl chassis number and a previous plate for it.

but yes i do like the 64 , he is top and a lot of work.
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any tips on a 64KD top that is missing it's 64KD ambulance? :)

would be a lot easier than making a new one :mrgreen:
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I can see how you thought it might be a WC-52...nice winch!!! :)
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Indeed , + the fact it was almost completly burried under tons of stuff