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Desert Classics...1942 Dodge G502 Model WC-52 4X4 3/4 Ton Weapons Carrier For Sale
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This olive drab 1942 Dodge WC-52 3/4 ton 4X4 Type B open canopy top weapons carrier with winch is a partially restored classic WWII military truck that runs and drives well and can either be further restored or used the way it is. The Bradon MU-2 5,000 lb. winch has been rebuilt and works well. The mounts, front and rear bumpers are new. The passenger seat frame was fabricated because no replacement seats are available. The headlights, stop lights, and turn signals have been rewired and function normally. The truck has standard fender headlights, stock left front fender spotlight and add-on large grill mounted auxiliary headlights. There is a backup spotlight and new aftermarket horn. A new windshield frame rear mirror and side mirrors have been installed. There is new set of electric wipers which come with the truck and have not been installed yet. The truck has a new reproduction wood canopy frame. A reproduction olive drab duck canvas canopy top is in process and is being complete. The canopy has the standard feature roll up front, top, sides and rear flap. The truck has Cooper Discoverer Radial SST 285/75 X16 knobby tires which are in good condition. There is a spare combat wheel and tire mounted in the box. The correct Dodge 230 CID 1V 92 HP L-head inline six cylinder motor has been rebuilt and runs very well. There is a new battery with blanket heater and block heater. There is a new fuel pump. The electrical system has been converted to 12 volt and the truck has a 50 ampere generator. The brakes have been bleed and the pedal is solid. A new master cylinder has been installed. The truck has a 4 speed manual floor shift transmission and in/out transfer case. WC-52's did not have a high/low transfer case. Here is your chance to enjoy a nice World War Two WC-52 Weapons Carrier which is both fun to drive and a heavy duty utility vehicle.
For sale $10,000
1942 WC-52 Specifications
Dodge WC-52 Historical Photos
The WC-52 was the workhorse combat vehicle during World War 2. The canopied open cab 4X4 truck was designed to carry 8 combat soldiers with all their weapons in the box, with driver and navigator in the front bucket seats. The truck was designed to go into extremely rough terrain with very low first and second gear, then get out and attain high speeds on open terrain with high-geared third and fourth gear. The truck is rated at 55 MPH top speed in fourth gear. With this setup, no tranfer case was needed and it eliminated one more thing that could break. The truck is rated at an incredible 60 degree approach and descent without using the winch. The approach angle is 37 degrees and the departure angle is 31 degrees. This is less than the WC without winch due to the front winch extension. The gear ratio is 5.83 to 1. Originally, the WC truck was made in a Type A 1/2 ton but this soon proved greatly inadequate and was quickly replaced with the heavy-duty 3/4 ton Type B WC. Over 300,00 WC trucks were made and although not many complete trucks exist today, parts are readily available. See specifications sheets and historical photos.
1942-1944 Dodge Weapons Carrier
WC-51 and WC-52 WWII History