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