Okay, I will go ahead and start a restoration thread for the 1941 Dodge Radio Command Car. It's actually just as fun posting photos and might keep me motivated.
Zeph, congratulations on starting a new project! This thread was one of my favorites to read, and although the jeep is now done I look forward to your new project updates.
Thank you for taking the time to share your projects with us.
Appreciate it RC!
Nice one Zeph! Did you get all of the parts and the small wheels too?
I think I have three sets of half ton wheels. This project came with another four combat wheels in addition to the four that are on it. I really need to sell some combat wheels. They are really stacking up and looks like I'm hoarding them!
I liked this project as the running gear is basically complete. The PO already took care of that. Just a little clean up. It came with three transfer cases...one is an NOS case supposedly. A nice transmission in addition to another engine came with it as well. That is the original T211 that is in it.
A couple of radiators, two sets of front end sheet metal...a WC23 frame and then a lot of new parts that the PO has already purchase including a full set of brake and fuel lines. It also came with NOS drive lines and axles still in the cosmoline. That looks like a project in and of itself!
The best thing is that it came with the hard to find NOS gauges specific to the Radio Command Car plus a couple of original civilian gauges.. There were only 1,284 of the WC16 made:
The originals look like this:
Here are the original civilian gauges:
I liked this project from the moment I saw it as it has all the original little parts still attached like the door catches and windshield components. It even had a bit of the front seat frame left: