Vehicle Type A
WWII WC 1/2 TON 4X4
Years mfg. 1941-42
Main distinguishing features:
Rounded front military vertical bar grill
Forward sloping hood with vertical hood side louvers
Rectangular stamped metal “Dodge” name plates on either side of hood
Butterfly style hood must be opened to fill radiator
Single speed transfer case
4.89 axle gear ratio
218 & 230 flathead 6 cylinder engines
WC 1/2 ton Closed Cab; WC1; WC5; WC12; WC14; WC40
WC 1/2 ton Command Car: WC6; WC15; WC23;
Winch Models: WC7; WC24;
Radio Models: WC8; WC16; WC25;
The WC 1/2 Ton 4x4 tends to be one of the more difficult ones to positively identify model #’s. With essentially only one year of production, over 30 different models were produced: WC1, WC3, WC4, WC5, WC6, WC7, WC8, WC9, WC10, WC11, WC12, WC13, WC14, WC15, WC16, WC17, WC18, WC19, WC21, WC22, WC23, WC24, WC25, WC26, WC27, WC36, WC39, WC40, WC41, WC42, WC43 & WC50. Many body styles were available, including: closed cab and chassis, closed cab pickup, command car, radio command car, carryall, ambulance, panel truck, telephone maintenance, open cab pickup and some winch models. Production was broken into 3 series, denoted by a 4 digit engineering code as the first part of the engine serial number, stamped on the left side of the block just below the head.
T-207-includes models WC-1 thru WC-11 mfg. 1941
Additional Distinguishing Features: civilian square gauges, front black out marker lights mount on headlights, 11" rear brake drums.
T-211-includes models WC-12 thru WC-20 mfg. 1941-42
Additional Distinguishing Features: civilian square gauges, front black out marker lights mount on fenders, 2 piece chassis wiring harness uses round bakelite junction block mounted on drivers side of the firewall. 14" rear brake drums.
T-215-includes models WC-21 thru WC-43 mfg. 1942
Additional Distinguishing Features: round standard military gauges, 14" rear brake drums.
Some 2 wheel drive models with civilian style grills and fenders were included in the above series. Also the rare pre-war 1940 VC 1/2 ton 4x4 series is included in this section for simplicity. Grills and fenders are similar to all 1939-1947 2 wheel drive models.
These trucks are quite collectable and hundreds are currently under restoration or in use all over the world.
The 1/2 WC 4x4 saw mainly stateside service during World War II and therefore are scarce outside the United States. Parts availability is excellent at Vintage Power Wagons for these unique vehicles.