Dodge Weaponcarrier

Submitted: Saturday, Aug 30, 2003 at 17:33
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G'Day all, I am restoring 4x4 American WW11 Dodge Weaponcarrier (WC52) and am looking for parts to complete (Mainly tailgate & Blackout drive light). I am also interested in hearing stories about these vehicles both during the war and after, particularly here in Oz. Thanks
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Reply By: johnsy - Saturday, Aug 30, 2003 at 18:25

Saturday, Aug 30, 2003 at 18:25
I thinkthats the vehicle used to make the first road into Kings Canyon by Jim Cotterills dad.He has it parked outside his roadhouse at Ryans Well sth of Alice .
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Follow Up By: Mudness - Saturday, Aug 30, 2003 at 19:14

Saturday, Aug 30, 2003 at 19:14
I've heard a bit about that before. Has anyone got any pics?
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Reply By: Steve from Drive Systems Victoria - Sunday, Aug 31, 2003 at 14:20

Sunday, Aug 31, 2003 at 14:20
I think from memory the Leyland Brothers used one early on in their film career, as I seem to recall a film of them using one in a desert crossing somewhere. I do remember them saying the fuel consumption was down to 4 mpg in the sand, from the 6.5 litre V8.
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Follow Up By: Mudness - Sunday, Aug 31, 2003 at 18:40

Sunday, Aug 31, 2003 at 18:40
Thats very true. The Leyland Bros did use one, I remember seeing the film when I was at school but can't remember were it was about. There is also a picture of one in the Birdsville museum being used in the construction of the French line, it only shows the front of the dodge towing another vehicle out of a sand bog) They are great looking trucks.
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Reply By: Member - Fred - Sunday, Aug 31, 2003 at 14:56

Sunday, Aug 31, 2003 at 14:56
Could try Military VehicleCollectors Society of SA at Port Adelaide
(08) 8341 3011
252 Commercial Road PORT ADELAIDE
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Reply By: Eric - Sunday, Aug 31, 2003 at 21:30

Sunday, Aug 31, 2003 at 21:30
Mudness.

A gentlyman named John Belfield who has a military museum in Melbourne has a lot of parts and info on these trucks, he drives one with a Gm diesel in it, Eric.
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