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1942 - WC-56 Command Car  /  Dodge, 3/4 Ton Truck, 4x4, G-502

Iron Angel, the latest addition to the Fighting Iron line-up.  No earth shattering history, no wars won, no generals rode in it, just war surplus purchased in 1946 for $650.   Spent its time on Cuttyhunk Island, MA until we purchased it in 2002. 
But who knows, maybe Iron Angel's history is yet to be written.  You have parts, questions, answers, let's talk...

Restoration has begun DodgeWC56-P8230217.jpg (40729 bytes) DodgeWC56-P8230228.jpg (56930 bytes) New Pictures
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Originally my brother planed to do the restoration... img_5378.jpg (93729 bytes) img_0299.jpg (105262 bytes) He said "yuck" and sold it back to me...
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Seriously, I have started on her...


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Frame has been sandblasted and primed
...and to your immediate right... FI-WC56-Resto-6.JPG (100895 bytes) Sam is completing weld repairs to the
tailgate assembly
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Beautiful Job!
Living large on Cuttyhunk Island didn't do her any favors. FI-WC56-Resto-1.JPG (75752 bytes) Holes like Swiss cheese, but we'll get her mended up.. FI-WC56-Resto-2.JPG (87093 bytes)
img_5385.jpg (38839 bytes) Every restoration is about the numbers


That's my number...

img_6028.jpg (50269 bytes) Barely distinguishable are some letters & numbers...Any guesses?

Okay, I've been held up...but I've managed to get some more sheet metal done


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Looking in on the driver's side FI_WC56_P114065411.JPG (106059 bytes) FI_WC56_P114065413.JPG (105347 bytes) Hot Gluing the metal back together!

Notice the clean white walls of the surgical suite...

We Don't Mess Around

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