Wc 62/51 parts needed-running boards...

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Wc 62/51 parts needed-running boards...

Post by junking » Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:30 pm

Greetings!

Since we are all hunkered down here with our social distancing mandate, I'm making some project time. I am working on my wc62.

I was hoping to do some shopping at the Plymouth meet but that is canceled. I am in need of the following:

*running boards
*running board support braces and hardware
*spare tire bracket and hardware
*seats frames and springs
*headlight brush guards

I guess the question is set the 3/4 ton and 1 1/2 ton running boards the same?

I'm on the central coast of california

Thanks in advance for your help.
Military:WC-1, WC-3, WC-62, 1952 M37
Civilian:31 Model A, 41 Pontiac, 56 Chev, 1966 Mustang

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Re: Wc 62/51 parts needed-running boards...

Post by JBizal » Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:30 pm

Midwest Military has most of the items on your lists in stock.
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Re: Wc 62/51 parts needed-running boards...

Post by Fred Coldwell » Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:33 pm

junking:

I have the following original Dodge 6x6 take-off parts that may fit your truck depending on whether it is a late or early truck. You will have to measure the space available for the drivers side running board. Early trucks have rear body that is same length on both sides; late trucks are shorter on the driver's side to provide room to get around spare tire so use a longer running board on that side. Check my measurements against your WC-62.

A. Pair of late wire-on-outside headlight brush guards for truck with black out driving headlight, used but nice, $99.00 the pair.
B. Driver's side running board 40" long with 2 mounting braces, wood insert as pattern for new ones, and some hardware, needs some small repairs to bent metal edges, $149.00.
C. Passenger side running board 42-1/2" long with 2 mounting braces and some mounting hardware, used but needs some repairs mostly to bent metal edges, $149.00.

All prices exclude shipping costs, which are additional. I'll ball park the shipping by UPS Denver to central California for everything at roughly somewhere between $80 to $120 dollars, but can give you a better estimate once I know which parts you want. Just the pair of headlight brush guards will be much less expensive to ship as they should fit inside a USPS Flat Rate Large Priority Mail box for $22.00 or so. I can provide photos of the parts you are interested in. Thanks, and . . .
Happy Jeep Trails,

Fred Coldwell
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Re: Wc 62/51 parts needed-running boards...

Post by junking » Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:38 pm

Thanks John and Fred.

Fred,
I believe my truck is an early 1943 Wc62. It doesnt have the original bed an both sides of the bed front are the ar the same place relative to the cab. I'll have to measure the opening.

Not sure but doesnt sound like the head light guards aren't correct for an early truck.

Thanks again. Will let you know if it looks like the running boards will fit.

Before I got your message I sent an email to John at mid west military in response to his reply.

Thanks again
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Re: Wc 62/51 parts needed-running boards...

Post by Fred Coldwell » Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:57 am

junking wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:38 pm
Fred, . . . Not sure but doesn't sound like the head light guards aren't correct for an early truck.
junking:

All production model WC 6x6 trucks had the blackout driving headlight on the driver side front fender, so the asymmetrical headlight guards are correct for your 1943 WC-62. You just have to decide if the wire-on-outside pair I have go well with your radiator guard, which could also be rod-on-outside or could be the rod-on-inside type guard. Dodge 6x6 trucks occasionally left the factory with different types of (mismatched) headlight and radiator guards, although IMO the mismatches do not look good together. Here's what I have:

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The large wires could be slightly straightened out with a hammer for more perfect looking guards if that is your preference. Enjoy!
Happy Jeep Trails,

Fred Coldwell
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1945 CJ2-26 - X50
1944 Dodge T233 CC
1945 Dodge T233 Utility
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