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hello all. 

I am after a dodge wc51 or wc52. I would like one that is on the road only needing a bit of tlc or up to show standard already really (got enough other projects ! ). also ideally one that is already in the uk and registered .

thanks for taking time to read this.

martin.

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See Milweb.  Jack Bater is selling his 52.  I looked at it last year and it seemed pretty good and ran well at Military Odyssey, but I went for a 54 in the end.  Good luck

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thanks for the reply sir. I have had a look at the advert for that one and it does look a nice vehicle.. I would really like a '43 / '44 as I am into ww2 things from around then but may well end up going for a later one.. 

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Check Gordon's Dodge forum. there is a list of chassis numbers against manufacture dates. Bear in mind after 70 years of working everyone is a bitza. My two the chassis are February and October 1944, but after 70 years of rebuilds and refurbs who knows? The WC54 Katy was rebuilt in Germany in 1952 and the WC51 RubyBaby has a Norwegian Dynamo dated 1961.

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the dodge on milweb is mine nice vehicle thought of ringing the wings over they are much better than the ones on our command car, had lots of interest nobody has actually viewed it yet, but with the usual storage problems something has to go we have a hotchkiss advertised as well ,one has to go i would like to keep the dodge but the hotchkiss slipped out of top a few hours before the first viewing so it looks like it might be staying a while

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i have had a look at yours on millweb a couple of times. it looks a good starting point and is the sort of year one I am after.  really I wanted a finished on as I have a load of other projects on the go and don't really want to add another to the list....

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still on the look out for an early 40's wc51 / wc52. I am after one that only needs a bit of tlc or is up to usable show condition as other commitments take up my time to be honest. I am going to war and peace show on Tuesday (tomorrow! that's come around quick!) if anyone has anything there for sale.

cheers,

martin.

 

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I am still on the look out for one.. I thought there would have been one at w and p  show but none there for sale. 

so has anyone got one out there now for sale?

thanks.

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Yeah that looks a nice truck.. I went to look at this one but on the way up to them had a phone call saying it wasn't ready to be sold as it had some problems.

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That's not a WC. The Canadian's didnt make them. That if it is correct is an APT airportable truck. Similar to but quite unlike (To quote Douglas Adams) a WC51 or 52. Diffrent engine for a start the longer T215.  Also narrowerthan the 51. Also one of the rarest of the family. 59dcb868949df_beacourt@APT.jpg.3a554b211e5fbe26d9d16d6b55607c76.jpg

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that's a very nice looking APT you have there.

at first I didn't want a Canadian apt version (mainly due to wanting a ww2 vehicle) but they have grown on me since looking at them.

 

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That darling wasn't mine. She belonged to a firend, we used to run her and the 51 together, that's how one look and I knew the difrence. The one in the picture has now gone to Europe somewhere.  They are a nice truckOnly had one problem with it a generator bearing failed, though that was in about 1996 and the bearing was dated 1945.

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Well I am still on the look out. The Canadian one on milweb I was very interested in but the owner won't answer his messages now so I guess he doesn't want to sell it any more. 

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There will be one. Took two years to find mine, but worth it in the end.

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Well that looks all ready to rock and roll!  Any plans for an identity......unit markings, US Reg no.......via a build card......data plates?  I think US factory records are better than the equivalent British ones.

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