U.S. WAR DEPT. DODGE TRUCK Build Cards

 

31. December 2018: 243 Build Cards (4 new)

 
Please contact the FCA Historical Services for getting your Build Card.
 
Mailing address:
FCA Historical Services
12501 Chrysler Freeway
Detroit, MI 48288
CIMS 410-11-21

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The first picture shows a scan of a build card as received from the Chrysler archives.
The card shows the original model and exact body of the Dodge with that serial / VIN number,
here VIN 81546650 built with body 933 on 25th of July 1942 as a body model 29.
 
The second picture shows the body tag located under the hood on open cabs, with:
42 = 1942 for the year the model was introduced by the manufacturer (and not the year of manufacturing).
29 = Dodge body model number for Radio Reconnaissance Command
933 = Body number, number in production line
Third picture shows the VIN, always found on the drivers side.

bodytag number
 
serialnumber VIN

Body Model Numbers:

10 = Flat faced cowl
12 = Closed cab
13 = Panel van (also first hand-converted VC6 Carryalls)
19 = Reconnaissance/Command Car (WC56 or WC57)
29 = Radio Reconnaissance/Radio Command Car (WC58)
39 = Ambulance (WC54)
49 = Carryall (WC53)
56 = Closed cab (half ton)
62 = Closed cab
66 = Express body with transverse rear seats (WC51 or WC52)
76 = Express body with no rearseats
86 = Gun motor carriage (WC55)
90 = Flat faced cowl with bucket seats (WC59, WC60, or WC61)
 
With caveats and to be confirmed:
70 and/or 96 for 6x6 chassis (WC62 & WC63)
50 for KD Ambulance chassis (WC64)
 
 
Thanks a lot to Brent from New Zealand who made this blank build card
for all of you who actually want to read all entries on a card:

bodytag number

Examples of Dodge Build Cards, Different Models, sort of sorted by date

I hope it helps other collectors to get more details about the history of their trucks.
Cards were received from collectors and found on various open to the public web boards,
if you don't like your card here please send a short note and I will delete the picture.
If you like to add another build card just send me a JPG of the card to:
commander @ command-car.com
 

1941 and earlier 1942 1943 1944 1945

1939

TD 20 Gordon, Scotland
 

1940

VC5ErnieOUSA
 
VC1ErnieUSA
 
Half ton
 
Gordon, Scotland, VC1
 
Gordon, Scotland, VC3
 
stencil
 
Gordon, Scotland, BC from the Los Angeles Plant
 
Half ton John B. UK
 
Half ton Ray R. New York
 

1941

Half ton
 
Half ton
 
Half ton
 
Half ton
 
bc
 
Half ton
 
Half ton Ambulance John and Deb
 
 
Half ton Ambulance John and Deb
 
WC26, JefferyM
 
WC36, Gordon, Scotland
 
fabook
 

1942 Jan/Feb/Mar

WC21ErnieOUSA
 
stencil
 
PareoWC
 
unknownHalfton
 
unknownHalfton
 
 
GordonM
 

1942 Apr/May/Jun

bc
 
WC51, AlistairF., Saffron Walden, UK
 
WC56, Jim Y., Wildwood, Missouri, USA
 
stencil
 
WC55themoose74BoT
 
bcweb
 
bcweb
 
WC58DanielKSchweiz
 
stencil
 
WC56uhuGermany
 
WC55KendallLUSA
 
WC55
 
WC56juanSpain
 
bcweb
 
MikeSp
 

1942 Jul/Aug/Sep

WC56Brett
 
stencil
 
stencil
 
stencil
 
bc
 
WC55ErwinAustria
 
stencil
 
WC58SylviaBGermany
 
WC57IanJNewZealand
 
ThomasZLueneburgD
 
stencil
 
stencil
 
WC56sendbyJuan
 
WC52fred3687
 
WC
 
WC53BobKOregonUSA
 
bcj
 
bcj
 
WC51
 
IanJNewZealandWC53
 
stencil
 
stencil
 
WC54GregAUSA
 
bcj
 
WC56BaukeP
 
stencil
 
bcj
 
bcj
 
FredRCommandCar
 
BrandonBC
 
stencil
 
stencil
 
ThomasZLueneburgD
 

1942 Oct/Nov/Dec

stencil
 
stencil
 
LeslieCommandCarWC56
 
ScottRWC51
 
stencil
 
stencil
 
bcj
 
Carryall, JamesMcN
 
WC57sendbyJuan
 
WC52BrianS
 
JimS01
 
JimS03
 
JimS02
 
Alxj64
 
WC54BrianS
 
WC51PiotrKrajPL
 
stencil
 
bcMarcelBrunner03
 
ScottE-Wolfen
 
AmbulanceSendbyChrysler
 
WC57JuanSpain
 
bcweb
 
carryall
 
bcj
 

1943 Jan/Feb/Mar

send by Juan
 
stencil
 
bcweb
 
bcWC54DOCSebastianGermany.jpg
 
stencil
 
stencil
 
brunom
 
WC56
 
Vista52
 
bcj
 
bcj
 
CardsendbyJuan
 
Spider56WC51
 
bc
 
send by Juan
 
stencil
 
stencil
 
WC52RobertoParmaItaly
 
bcweb
 
stencil
 
sendviamail
 
WC56BrooksLindaCUSA
 
bcj
 
stencil
 
bcweb
 
stencil
 
bcweb
 

1943 Apr/May/Jun

KerrlyH
 
bc
 
bc
 
stencil
 
bcj
 
stencil
 
WolfgangWC54
 
stencil
 
webfound
 
bcMarcelBrunner01
 
sendviamail
 
WC57TimShanteler
 
BC82005585
 
stencil
 
bcweb
 
WC57MichaKorst
 
bcweb
 
WC52TorJJnorway
 
bcj
 

1943 Jul/Aug/Sep

WC51sendbyJuan
 
WC57RobertoParmaItaly
 
WC63
 
FrankRobertsonWC63
 
Dodge
 
1,5tonDenverColoradoDanE
 
send by Juan
 
Steve Austria WC52
 
stencil
 

1943 Oct/Nov/Dec

WC51Ryan60
 
stencil
 
bcWC63FrederikVanslambrouck.jpg
 
stencil
 
wc52
 
stencil
 
stencil
 
stencil
 
WC63 Terry A.
 
bcweb
 
stencil
 
stencil
 
FridoDiekmannNL
 
Petteri L. Finland
 
sendviamail
 
WC54
 
bc
 
WC52
 
bcj
 
bcweb
 

1944 Jan/Feb/Mar

bcweb
 
stencil
 
BrunoMcommandCar
 
WC51ChrisG
 
bc
 
bcweb
 
bcweb
 
bcweb
 
niekbelgium
 
WC54TonyB
 
Bernhard Austria WC52
 
WCsw
 
stencil
 
stencil
 
stencil
 
stencil
 
bcj
 
bcj
 
bcweb
 
WC63GarretS
 
bcMarcelBrunner02
 
bcj
 
bcj
 
bcj
 

1944 Apr/May/Jun

stencil
 
michelnetherlands
 
WC51
 
bc
 
bc
 

1944 Jul/Aug/Sep

stencil
 
stencil
 
stencil
 
bcweb
 
 
FrankR
 
stencil
 
stencil
 
foundinwww
 
foundinwww
 
WC63
 
WC52
 
bcweb
 

1944 Oct/Nov/Dec

WC52
 
stencil
 
WC51
 
bcweb
 
bcweb
 

1945 Jan/Feb/Mar

WC52TimShanteler
 
stencil
 
WC51LohnerAustria
 
bcweb
 
stencil
 
stencil
 
stencil
 
stencil
 
WC51
 
WC51
 
bc
 
bc
 

1945 Apr/May/Jun/Jul

stencil
 
sendviamail
 
sendviamail
 
bcj
 
WC51
 
DODGE WC-51(imported from France), Owner: Davy Rijkers, Age: 33, Location: Schaffen (Belgium)
 
WC63RichC.son
 
bc
 

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