Build Card Thread ( Sticky )

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Leno
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Re: Build Card Thread ( Sticky )

Post by Leno »

Hello everyone.

I am Juan Carlos, I am 46 years old and I am from Madrid, Spain.

Notice: I use Google translator, sorry if there is something misspelled, please be patient, thank you. :D

I have always been a fan of ww2 and I started recreating and I saw myself with the possibility of acquiring my Dodge WC51 which, according to what I have been finding out from the numbers that you have here, would be from November 42 approximately, but for that very reason and to improve it further (since the alternator is not the original and the carbulator), I am an elevator mechanic... not a lot of mechanics, but I like it and I would like to be able to at least do the most basic maintenance myself.
I want to know the page and learn more about your experience. I'll try to post some photos, if it works out...
The chassis number is: 81597108 and then it has a number a little ahead of it and below it, which is 3059. The engine number is: 3919. I haven't seen any other numbers.
I would appreciate it if someone could give me an approximate number of the vehicle so that I can order the negative sticker for the hood (USA 22...), and thus paint it. What I doubt (one thing of many in this recent and passionate ww2 world) is because some have the W in front of the number and others do not.
I forgot to say that I already requested my vehicle card where are you all requesting.

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Regards!! :wink:
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Don
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Post by Don »

The registration (hood) numbers were not applied on the assembly line, but after the trucks were parked outside the factory. The numbers were usually in a different order than the truck's serial (frame) number.

Here are some frame and hood numbers from surviving WC51 trucks:

Frame# Hood# Build Date
81587907 276191
81589714 294176 10/05/82
81589786 277559
81592703 293??? 11/20/42
81594562 293708
81595991 293???
81597108 <<<<< your truck
81597311 294??? 11/16/42
81598668 287208
81599740 287978
81601621 2112647 12/07/42

The above are from a 2010 database on this web site. If you would like to see the entire list, go to:
viewtopic.php?t=7051
Then scroll down to the July 22, 2010 posting.

Hope this helps.
juan15
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Post by juan15 »

Hi Juan Carlos,

My name is Juan and I am from Pamplona. I recommend a page on facebook

https://www.facebook.com/groups/709225623594391

Best Regards,

Juan.
juan15
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Re: Build Card Thread ( Sticky )

Post by juan15 »

Hola Juan Carlos,

Tu vehículo está muy cerca del 9 de noviembre de 1942.
Your vehicle is very close to November 9, 1942.

Entre el 9 y el 14 de noviembre de 1942.
Between November 9 and 14, 1942.

Con la Ficha de Fabricación, podremos ajustar el Hoodnumber o Matrícula Militar.
With the Build Card, we can adjust the Hoodnumber or Military Registration.

Estará próximo al 285634.
It will be close to 285634.

Saludos,
Best Regards,

Juan.
Leno
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Re: Build Card Thread ( Sticky )

Post by Leno »

Don wrote: Tue Nov 22, 2022 7:26 pm The registration (hood) numbers were not applied on the assembly line, but after the trucks were parked outside the factory. The numbers were usually in a different order than the truck's serial (frame) number.

Here are some frame and hood numbers from surviving WC51 trucks:

Frame# Hood# Build Date
81587907 276191
81589714 294176 10/05/82
81589786 277559
81592703 293??? 11/20/42
81594562 293708
81595991 293???
81597108 <<<<< your truck
81597311 294??? 11/16/42
81598668 287208
81599740 287978
81601621 2112647 12/07/42

The above are from a 2010 database on this web site. If you would like to see the entire list, go to:
viewtopic.php?t=7051
Then scroll down to the July 22, 2010 posting.

Hope this helps.
Hello again.

Thank you very much for answering.
I'll see what he tells me. Could it then be my truck, its numbers start with 293...? would i have to invent the rest? I have read in some internet forum about it, about numbers that some user gave, let me explain, example: "...your number can be between 223495 and 223873...", they commented on the possibility that in those margins, would find the number used by that vehicle.

I do not know the correctness or not of the matter in question.

Regards :)
Leno
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Re: Build Card Thread ( Sticky )

Post by Leno »

juan15 wrote: Wed Nov 23, 2022 12:59 pm Hola Juan Carlos,

Tu vehículo está muy cerca del 9 de noviembre de 1942.
Your vehicle is very close to November 9, 1942.

Entre el 9 y el 14 de noviembre de 1942.
Between November 9 and 14, 1942.

Con la Ficha de Fabricación, podremos ajustar el Hoodnumber o Matrícula Militar.
With the Build Card, we can adjust the Hoodnumber or Military Registration.

Estará próximo al 285634.
It will be close to 285634.

Saludos,
Best Regards,

Juan.
Hello.
Great thank you very much.
He wrote me recently to tell me that in this last quarter of the year they would send it to me, but to be patient (which is obvious and I respect) that they have limited resources and time to look for all the cards.
As soon as I know more, I'll share it with you so that, in addition to adding it to the general list, you can help me more with the closest number.

Many thanks.
Regards.