WTB Brass Data Plates for WC 56 Command Car

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WTB Brass Data Plates for WC 56 Command Car

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I know about 4 years back someone did a run on Data Plates for the Dodges. I was hoping to buy another set. Anyone know of anyone producing?
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Re: WTB Brass Data Plates for WC 56 Command Car

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I didn't know where you get these, but my question is, how early is your WC56 that you want brass data plates?

When did they change that to zink plates?

I have a September 1942 WC56 and I think that this one has no brass plates. I'm right?

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Re: WTB Brass Data Plates for WC 56 Command Car

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Robert Horne on g503 and eBay either has them or can make them for you
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Re: WTB Brass Data Plates for WC 56 Command Car

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My CC is Jun 42. So it is early. The exact switch from brass to zinc... I don't know, but I imagine starting in 43 somewhere would likely be the cutoff date
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Re: WTB Brass Data Plates for WC 56 Command Car

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Robert Horse's user name on eBay appears to be: Hornedataplates.

Don't know about this forum or g503.
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Re: WTB Brass Data Plates for WC 56 Command Car

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That is from a old post. Matt wrote:

Zinc would be correct,my July 42 WC-56 has all it's original plates and those are zinc.

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viewtopic.php?f=5&t=8934&p=51053&hilit= ... inc#p51053

So, I'm not sure if brass is the right stuff...
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Re: WTB Brass Data Plates for WC 56 Command Car

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I am going with brass. I figure that 42 was likely a transition year. So zinc maybe correct, but brass looks nicer. Besides data plates from that era are typically thicker than what we do today. I believe alot of the changes/differences are based on cost. But in the end its the individual owners choice. I cant get wrapped around an axel over which is correct since the majority of people think the CC is a jeep. Yes, a lot of this is public education, but let's face it strapping a canvas bucket or attaching a bridge plate amounts to the same thing...eye candy.
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Re: WTB Brass Data Plates for WC 56 Command Car

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FISCH wrote:I am going with brass. I figure that 42 was likely a transition year. So zinc maybe correct, but brass looks nicer. Besides data plates from that era are typically thicker than what we do today. I believe alot of the changes/differences are based on cost. But in the end its the individual owners choice. I cant get wrapped around an axel over which is correct since the majority of people think the CC is a jeep. Yes, a lot of this is public education, but let's face it strapping a canvas bucket or attaching a bridge plate amounts to the same thing...eye candy.
I did the same with my October 42 WC-51: And I got my data plates from Horne in Poland. WELL worth the money!

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Re: WTB Brass Data Plates for WC 56 Command Car

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I had sets of 1/2, 3/4 and 1.5 ton brass made still have some sets left. email me and i can send pics.
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Re: WTB Brass Data Plates for WC 56 Command Car

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I dont think brass or zinc is an early or late thing. I owned a WC53 built way into 43 and it had brass. I think the reason its random is because during war time is a factory ran out of a material, say zinc, and they had brass there, they would just make a run out of brass. many many manufactured american goods had brass data tags back then so makes sense they would have it around. I use brass because I like the look and it doesn't corrode like the zinc does especially on open cabs if they get exposed to the elements.