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Thanks Jimmy, they must be the same ones he wore to scare the girls in Lowestoft all those years ago! The pair I had as a kid were downright dangerous if I had the sun behind me! Many a copy of the Beano went up in flames if I read it facing North!!

 

Jeff.

 

p.s. I should delete your e-mail address from that last post if you do'nt want tons of spam, mind you, dad might be interested in the Viagra adverts!

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Hi Jimmy

 

Snapped a quick shot of your 51 as you chugged around the pit at Wantisden in September trying to avoid getting it too dusty!

 

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For what its worth, I prefer the 51 and if you look at USAAF photographs of vehicles in England, especially East Anglia, you will struggle to find a WC-52 Weapons Carrier or a WC-57 Command Car.

 

I had my WC-56 marked up as 490th as I live on the edge of the airfield at Brome, but I do have an original picture of a 51 at Brome in 490th markings that I will have to look out for you.

 

Trust you enjoyed the burgers last Sunday and mince pies!

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I found one of the original pictures I was looking for and also one of my old WC-56, now sold to a HMVF'er in Holland and pounding the roads near Arnhem.

 

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As I said earlier, if you look through all the 8th AF unit histories and look under the motor pool section, it is rare to find a picture of a Dodge either with a winch or a spare wheel fitted beside the driver - the above shot taken not 500 yards from where my house is built, being an exception!

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hi clive. great pic. i must admit i was worried about getting it dirty. lol.

the refreshments went down a treat, your culinary skills are second to none. look forward to seeing you at the next one. jimmy

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Clive Thats a nice pic of Jimmys WC51 at Wantisden, and that original photo nice one.

 

Howard.

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Agreed they are great pictures....cant wait to go and collect my 51 and start work on it.

 

Regards

 

Lloyd

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Jimmy, your old mans not talking to me!, is it something I said 40 years ago!!!

 

Jeff

 

 

have you sent an email ? hes probably not noticed. am in the workshop tomorrow ill have a look.

jimmy

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Jimmy...collecting after the 14th of January.....when the seller returns from his ski ing holiday..cant bloody wait.

 

Tyres/Canvas and tidy up i reckon.....famous last words...:-)

 

regards

 

Lloyd

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Jimmy...collecting after the 14th of January.....when the seller returns from his ski ing holiday..cant bloody wait.

 

Tyres/Canvas and tidy up i reckon.....famous last words...:-)

 

regards

 

Lloyd

 

It was only a mattter of time that you'd return to the Dodge owners club...

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A pal of mine has a W.C. 51. I'm waiting until he gets fed up with it, then I'll make my move!

 

Are they all so heavy to drive?

 

Jeff

 

p.s. Jimmy, your dad returned my e-mail. I suppose you had to do it for the lazy sod!!!

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Nah they're lovely :)

And if you hit a Jeep hard enough from the rear you can drive right over the top of it without having to change down :):):):)

 

kidding ;)

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A pal of mine has a W.C. 51. I'm waiting until he gets fed up with it, then I'll make my move!

 

Are they all so heavy to drive?

 

Jeff

 

p.s. Jimmy, your dad returned my e-mail. I suppose you had to do it for the lazy sod!!!

 

 

lol :-D he hadnt seen it, my brother had opened it and not told him. if you reply put ftao pete. i did actually type it, his spelling is like a 10 yr olds. ha ha he will kill me for saying that...will be out of the office till the 4th . he did reminice and commented on your friend barty. do you go to w+p ?

jimmy

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Thanks Jimmy, I'll remember to address any mail to him personally. Of course I shall have to blab about your remarks about his writing and spelling!!:)

 

I heard that poor old 'Barty' died some time ago. He was barking mad as well, just like the rest of us, but he did have some nice bikes.

 

I have been to W and P, and hope to get there next year. It would be great to meet up and tell lies to each other!

 

Have a great Xmas and New Year.

 

Jeff

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My only concern Lloyd is how your going to get 'in and out' beside that spare wheel as your WC51 is the early variant with the small fuel filler and where the body is snug up to the spare wheel with no access gap between.

 

The Mrs. isn't going to like getting 'in and out' every time you move from the hot seat............Here's a characterful shot of Telly Savalas himself at Rougham in August!

 

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Hee Hee Hee...Hey.."who loves ya baby".......Merry Xmas Clive to you and the family.

 

Regards

 

LLoyd

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