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Well guys its finally happened seller said yes so now own a dodge wc51 :-D:cool2: pictures to follow first mv probably not last

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I'll probably never own one - I prefer post war and soft skins don't really do it for me, but I drove a WC51 in this year's ANZAC Day March in Adelaide, and it was a lovely truck. I've got to admit that I was tempted.

 

I'm sure that you will love it.

 

Cheers,

Terry

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Congratulations, no doubt Tony B will be along soon to extol the virtues of your choice of vehicle:-D

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He knows me SO Well!!! ;) To misquote Herman Mellville 'The best of Fun I owe to Dodge and Hound'. I have had a great deal of fun with mine over the years, and still am. The only headache with them can be the brakes. They work perfectly well, but you do need to check and adjust them by the manual.

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Dodge Dunk?

 

Canvas surprise in wet weather

 

Superior Command Cars and Carryalls don't suffer from it :cool2:

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Canvas surprise in wet weather

 

Superior Command Cars and Carryalls don't suffer from it :cool2:

 

 

As a 54 owner I ask what is this "wet weather" you speak of? Is that when I turn the heater on? :-D

 

 

Steve

 

Oh and congratulations on a great choice of vehicle

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Congratulations :) Be prepared for the Dodge Dunk though! It seems to be a rite of passage for Dodge owners :D

 

Happy days !! a gallon or two of cold water down the back of the neck :wow::wow: at the first junction you pull up at is always an interesting start to the journey and focuses the mind on checking the rear canvas for standing water before starting out next time. Or you can cheat and get the cab sheet sewn over the top of the cargo sheet.......... no names no pack drill :cool2:

 

Pete

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Canvas surprise in wet weather

 

Superior Command Cars and Carryalls don't suffer from it :cool2:

had one 25 years ,know it well , we made another canvas cab to go inside , never happened again

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Congratulations :) Be prepared for the Dodge Dunk though! It seems to be a rite of passage for Dodge owners :D

 

Yeah, with an audience waiting with great expectation! ;) Anyway canvas is only there for a bit of shade

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Wow guys heck of a response ill have to check the canvas now. ive found a pdf online for the dodge manual so ill be printing that out is there anything major to be aware of as its the first :)

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If anyone knows where i can find rifle mount that would be awesome as well

 

Ive not seen many Dodges with rifle holders, unless it happens to be badged "101 AB 506 PIR"............

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There are French versions of the rifle rack available. Where they mount sems optional, mine fits just alongside the steering coloum, as thats where holes lined up. :-D As mine is British marked it fits a .303 SMLE, but will also fit a Garand.

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As a 54 owner I ask what is this "wet weather" you speak of? Is that when I turn the heater on? :-D

 

 

Steve

 

Oh and congratulations on a great choice of vehicle

Yeah and then have great fun matching road speed to the vaccum wipers.

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Some owners can get a bit carried away.:blush: Though you can see the top of the rifle holder on the left by the steering wheel.

 

(Though great fun to stick a load of 'merry' re enactors in the back going through town singing 'Soldier's Songs')

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ours , one pic is of it now I believe (after it was sold), and the other is of it with its first civilian number plate and in Blackpool tower circus!!

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I have to ask, did Charlie Cairoli and Paul use it in their act?:-D

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