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Dodge in Schaffhausen
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 2:19 am
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During my visit to the museum I saw this vehicle inside a garage. Some old guys are restoring it. It looks like a Dodge to me, can you identify the correct model?
The restoration crew was unable to help me because they only speak german.



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 2:19 pm
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Massimo,
That's a pretty solid looking WC63 should be an easy restoration for them.
It looks to have quite a few European modifications. It's probably ex German or Austrian.
Here are a couple of shots of my 1943 WC62.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 1:18 am
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Thanks a lot!

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:37 pm
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There is a winch on the front of the vehicle, which would make that a WC-63.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:51 pm
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Yes, that would make it a WC63.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 1:08 am
Post subject: Re: Dodge in Schaffhausen

Thanks for the clarification

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 7:47 am
Post subject: Re: Dodge in Schaffhausen

The old guys keep working on this. Here is how it look one month ago:

They%20keep%20using%20their%20vintage%20mobile%20workshop%20for%20the%20restoration

Most people involved in the project could be easily classified as vintage too Laughing

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:56 am
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"old guys" aren't we all ol guys?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 1:18 pm
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The WC-63 is running again. It still require some extra work here and there, but it looks fine already. I watched its official rollout last Saturday:
youtu.be/wrfj4MNG6Hg?t=40s

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 2:39 pm
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Nice video, Massimo. Is it taken with your Canon SLR?

BTW, didn't they demonstrate how the bridge is released?

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PS That's how the Dodge looked like at the beginning of May.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 2:49 pm
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Nice video, Massimo. Is it taken with your Canon SLR?


Yes, it's taken with the Canon 5D Mk III. The video quality is good because the hardware allows it, but videos just aren't my cup of tea. I just add titles to a bunch of clips, I don't have the inclination to do more than that.


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BTW, didn't they demonstrate how the bridge is released?


No, I guess we have to wait and watch that in Full beginning next month Smile
If everything goes well Wim, a fellow dutch forum member will join us there

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:21 pm
Post subject: Re: Dodge in Schaffhausen

A picture taken during the presentation:


Dodge WC-63 in 2013 by Massimo Foti, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 2:22 pm
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They also presented this one:


Dodge WC-58 by Massimo Foti, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 3:01 pm
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Massimo,

Are they really painted grey, or is that just the lighting and camera?

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They are really grey. It's the color used while they served in the Swiss Army

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