Dodge WC-1 saved from the crusher

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  1. sokoji

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    So I saw this truck when I was driving in the middle of nowhere for work, and it hadn't looked like it had been moved for a very long time. So I figured out who lived there and sent a letter inquiring about the old dodge, months latter I got a call out of the blue by the owner and I set up a time take a look at it. After meeting up with the old guy and him showing me the truck he told me I could just have it if I could put it to good use. Now I have always loved the look of these trucks so I told him I would come back and take it home. So 4 days later I picked it up and now its sitting in my driveway. It was kinda spur of the moment and I'm still not entirely sure what I'm going to do with it. Any ideas?

     
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    I've always loved the old Power Wagons! A build could go a lot of ways depending on your needs or wants.
     
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    Yeah right now I'm kinda thinking maybe diesel or propane with a 5 speed so I can actually drive it on the road at a decent speed. I'm kicking the idea around about making an extended cab or quad cab if I can find another cab.
     
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    Well I finally got off enough of the paint on the hood to figure out the number and it appears to be W-26083 which would make this a WC-1. I ended up scooping out a garbage bag full of mouse poop and dirt and then power washed it. It still smelled like mouse urine so I hosed it down with bleach. I measured the head which turned out to be 25" and the number on the block starts with a C45 so it must either be a 237 or a 251 not sure which.

     
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    scrapdaddy Standing on the corner SILVER Star

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    Send the old man a Christmas card because you got a great deal. You're going to spend money, you know that, but what a great vehicle to start with. I have a '51 M37 and love it. If you would like some links to good websites let me know. good candidate for a 4bt.
     
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