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Vehicle Type B

WWII WC 3/4 TON 4X4

Years mfg. 1942-45

Main distinguishing features:

  • Radiator cowl is about 3" tall with radiator cap protruding out of the cowl, so it is not necessary to open the hood to access the fill cap

  • Flat vertical bar grill

  • Single speed transfer case

  • Combat wheels with bolt on rings

  • Some early models had a rectangular “Dodge” nameplate attached to the radiator cowl

  • 5.83 axle gear ratio

  • 230 flathead 6 cylinder engine

  • Open cab models use a flat butterfly style hood, while closed cab models use a slightly sloping butterfly style hood

WC52 with Winch;
WC51 non-Winch

WC53 Carryall

Many different body styles were produced, (although more limited than the 1/2 ton). These included models WC51, WC52, WC53, WC54, WC55, WC56, WC57, WC58, WC59, WC60, WC61, WC64 and S7/S8 Boyertown ambulances. Models included weapons carrier, weapons carrier with winch, carryall, ambulance, 37mm gun motor carriage, command car, command car with winch, radio command, telephone maintenance, emergency repair, knock down ambulance and “milk truck” style Boyertown ambulance. No closed cab pickup models were ever produced. The engineering code for these models was T-214 and it was used as the beginning of the engine serial number stamped on the left side of the block.

 

These trucks were the workhorses of World War II and saw service on nearly every continent. The 3/4-ton WC had a much improved, stronger frame than the earlier model 1/2 ton. With total production over 200,000 and millions of spare parts produced during and after the war, these trucks continue to be popular with World War II collectors all over the world. Thousands were left in Europe after the war and many were still in service until very recently.

 

Parts availability is excellent, with many original parts still being found throughout the world. Our inventory is quite large, including many hard to find original parts as well as many reproduction parts.