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WC60 schooling needed

Post by Bentwood » Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:03 pm

I am looking at a WC51 built into a WC60. In great shape but I am having a rough time finding info on these. All the bed /tool boxes I can find pics of vary in shape and configuration. How do you determine correct body? How about if its a postwar body? Looking forward to any answers
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Post by zepher11 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:31 pm

This is what is shown in SNL G-657, but it actually references another technical manual (SNL 6502):
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Re: WC60 schooling needed

Post by Bentwood » Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:44 pm

Is there anywhere to get those manuals?
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Post by JBizal » Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:56 am

The WC 59,60, and 61 used longer chassis that the 51-52 trucks. The box, if built properly, will not fit the standard 51 chassis.
There is very limited information available for any of these 3 trucks. What do you need to know specifically? I have a 61 almost restored.
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Re: WC60 schooling needed

Post by Bentwood » Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:43 am

I am confused by the difference in doors on the bed. The one I am looking at has smooth doors but pictures on the web show both smooth and those with exposed reinforcements. Were there multiple bodies?
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Re: WC60 schooling needed

Post by Bentwood » Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:32 pm

Still hoping someone can tell me the difference between beds flat tool doors and those with visible reinforcements
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Re: WC60 schooling needed

Post by daveus6 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:27 pm

Hi Bentwood,

As John Bizal said, the WC60 was built on the longer chassis for the 3/4t Dodge. So any attempt to build one on a WC51 chassis is a waste of time. The WC-60 is one of the rarest Dodges of any type built. I should know as I own one of the very few WC-20/ WC-41 earlier 1/2t versions of the same truck. I've only ever seen one proper WC-60 and it was the one John Bizal owned - which I believe ended up in Europe. There are some pictures of it being restored are on-line that give a good indication of how the body was built. It would have to take equal first place as THE rarest WW2 Dodge remaining today alongside the WC-43 1/2t Telephone Repair Truck. I'd really like there to be a stampede of people with WC-60 (and WC-41) to prove me wrong. It would be great to see more of them around.

SNL6502 is likely the one for the body and its associated tools. Good luck finding that one. Be sure to let me know when you do.

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Re: WC60 schooling needed

Post by dpcd67 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:58 pm

I know nothing about them but maybe it is a Power Wagon or M601 frame? 8 foot bed?
If not that length, I can see cutting and stretching the WC 51/2 frame to make one.
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