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Topic: 9th armoured division.
Posted By: yoeri
Subject: 9th armoured division.
Date Posted: August 11 2014 at 12:09am
hi all

the last couple of years i've become a fan of the dodge WC of ww2.
top for me is the WC63
the past years i've become a regular visitor of the MV gatherings.

some of my colleague's are getting interested to.

so we are going to start a reenactmentgroup.
because of the oversupply of airborne division reenactment we would like to do armoured div.

the group has decided that it would be the 9th. ( 1st , 2nd and 3th are already groups active).

i've been looking over the net the past days , but it seems tehre is not that mucht to find on the net .
any tips where to look or mail for some more info?

we would like to make some panels with the history and some pics to display on events.

ps: it seems that the first dodge will be a 64KD with a bit of luck


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Posted By: hoadie
Date Posted: August 11 2014 at 8:58am
Best talk to Paddyofurniture.He's a Dodge enthusiast
Hoadie

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Posted By: paddyofurniture
Date Posted: August 11 2014 at 9:39am
You are correct again Hoadie, I am a aficionado of Dodge. I own a 1952 M37.

I will start the hunt for the 9th Armor info.

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Posted By: Canuck
Date Posted: August 11 2014 at 9:54am
I am a Dodge enthusiast as well. Although I don't currently own any Dodge military vehicles, I own a 1966 Dodge 426 HEMI engine with drive train and a 1966 Dodge Coronet.

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Posted By: hoadie
Date Posted: August 11 2014 at 11:06am
60's Dodge stuff was awesome!
We took a '66 Satellite(that Lloyd piled up) 413 & the tranny, & transplanted it into a '67 Belvedere.(1st we had to pull the blown slant 6, & put a new K member & motor mounts in) We had the 413 sent for race cam, blueprinting & balancing.Stuck headers, tarantula intake, velocity stack, 1150 Dbl pumper, accel ignition & planed 383 heads on her. Had to cut the front wheel wells out for the fit. Put a rear end from a Chrysler Imperial init with gears(I forget what ratio they were) We had whippet tires on front & H-60 rears(Had to cut away the rear wheel wells, too).Couldn't find track ladders-so we used track bars. Had a shift kit in the trans. The car was a real sleeper...painted 3 different colours.Acceleration would just pin ya 2 the seat.Pretty squirrely to try to drive. Kept breakin motor & tranny mounts - so we welded the whole works to the frame. What a ride!
Hoadie

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Posted By: yoeri
Date Posted: August 12 2014 at 6:11am
@paddyofurniture: tnx in advance :)

nice to see that there are a lot more dodge lovers :)

the wc63 is my dream for a while now. first time i saw one was in the ardennes in an restoration garage.
but if all goes well the first one in my collection wil be a dodge wc64 KD .
it will be  a trip to. the truck isn't in belgium so - when i buy him - i plan on driving back to belgium with it.



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Posted By: paddyofurniture
Date Posted: August 12 2014 at 10:29am
Let me know if there is anything I can do to help.

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Always looking for military manuals, Dodge M37 items,books on Berlin Germany, old atlases ( before 1946) , military maps of Scotland. English and Canadian gun parts.


Posted By: hoadie
Date Posted: August 12 2014 at 10:02pm
Send money!

Hoadie

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Posted By: paddyofurniture
Date Posted: August 12 2014 at 11:51pm
I will send money you send gold!

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Always looking for military manuals, Dodge M37 items,books on Berlin Germany, old atlases ( before 1946) , military maps of Scotland. English and Canadian gun parts.


Posted By: paddyofurniture
Date Posted: August 13 2014 at 12:35am
I have a folded poster that is 33 inches by 23 inch on how to "Know your Classics Dodge Weapons carrier".

It goes over history, buyers guide, and other stuff.

If you would like I can send it to you?

It was offered free with Military Machine International some years ago.

Ed

QUOTE=yoeri] @<span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 21px; : rgb248, 248, 252;">paddyofurniture: tnx in advance :)</span>

<span style="font-size: 15px; line-height: 21px;">nice to see that there are a lot more dodge lovers :)</span>
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<span style="font-size: 15px; line-height: 21px;">the wc63 is my dream for a while now. first time i saw one was in the ardennes in an restoration garage.</span>
<span style="font-size: 15px; line-height: 21px;">but if all goes well the first one in my collection wil be a dodge wc64 KD .</span>
<span style="font-size: 15px; line-height: 21px;">it will be  a trip to. the truck isn't in belgium so - when i buy him - i plan on driving back to belgium with it.</span>
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Always looking for military manuals, Dodge M37 items,books on Berlin Germany, old atlases ( before 1946) , military maps of Scotland. English and Canadian gun parts.


Posted By: White Rhino
Date Posted: August 13 2014 at 12:48am
I can remember the TMP selling a bunch of Dodge trucks when I was stationed at Ft. Stewart Ga. one Guy who I was working a detail with got a Van and one of the Small Dodge trucks for $250 then sold the Van right when he pulled it out the Motor pool gate for more than Double what he go both Vehicles !!  I missed out on that auction due to having to make a run to the Airfield at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah to pick up some SF Guys returning from Duty ! They only had the sign up roster for the auction open for a short time to us while on duty!!!
Sad thing was a lot of the Boxed items they auctioned off also , were packed up by me before I got temporarily assigned to the TMP while I was going through Physical therapy at Winn Army Hospital ...


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Posted By: hoadie
Date Posted: August 13 2014 at 7:10am
I just gave Dennis a couple magazines that Paddy-O sent me.
Turns out hes got a WWII Dodge radio van he wants to sell.
Hoadie

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Posted By: yoeri
Date Posted: August 14 2014 at 3:04am
@paddyofurniture: would be great , but a photo of the poster would be great to.


@hoadie: what type dodge is it?


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Posted By: hoadie
Date Posted: August 14 2014 at 8:21am
He couldn't remember the designation.
This guy has ALOT of restored WWII equipment.(WWI as well). He's got artillery, Bren carriers, troop tucks, Lorries(1 1/12 ton), artily tractor, etc, etc.
Promised to get back to me soon w/the designation.
He recently imported a field piece from Europe-being used as a cenotaph piece. Its UNBELIEVABLE how well his restorations turn out. (Oh, by the way - its ALL functional).
Hoadie

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Posted By: yoeri
Date Posted: August 16 2014 at 4:41am
any idea where to find more info on the dodge wc64KD?


i did find one site from a person in the netherlands.
i'm trying to find out where to look when visiting a selller with a "to restore" wc64


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Posted By: yoeri
Date Posted: August 18 2014 at 1:25am
this is the division history of the 9th : " Phantom Nine: 9th Armored Division 1942-5. by
Reichelt, Walter"


but for the moment none to find on the www :(



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Posted By: yoeri
Date Posted: August 21 2014 at 8:32am
found that some men of the 60th Armored Infantry Battalion ( a unit of the 9th AD) ar buried here.
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=vcsr&GSvcid=234467" rel="nofollow - http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=vcsr&GSvcid=234467

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henri-Chapelle_American_Cemetery_and_Memorial" rel="nofollow - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henri-Chapelle_American_Cemetery_and_Memorial

I'm planning to visit next week so if there are people on the forum or acquaintances who would like photos of certain graves there just give me a pm with cross number , row and  A - F .


grtz


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Posted By: Canuck
Date Posted: August 22 2014 at 1:38am
I must say that is a very thoughtful and generous gesture on your part, Yoeri!

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Posted By: Shamu
Date Posted: August 22 2014 at 4:05am
Thumbs Up

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Posted By: yoeri
Date Posted: August 23 2014 at 10:19pm
@Canuck: i will be there anyway , this way i can help other people at the same time.


i will post some photo's here of my visit.

I'm planning to visit the memorial in luxembourg ( http://en.tracesofwar.com/article/7778/Memorial-9th-Armored-Division-Phantom-Division.htm" rel="nofollow - http://en.tracesofwar.com/article/7778/Memorial-9th-Armored-Division-Phantom-Division.htm ) and visit in the same time the museum in diekirch ( http://www.mnhm.lu/www/usa/museum/index.php" rel="nofollow - http://www.mnhm.lu/www/usa/museum/index.php ) next week or the week after.



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Posted By: yoeri
Date Posted: September 18 2014 at 3:39am
did visit the 2 us cemetary's in belgium.
henry chapelle and ardennes.

still working to make the exell list complete.
including a link to the file on the abmc site.

will post some photo's of the cemetary this weekend.




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Posted By: yoeri
Date Posted: September 18 2014 at 3:43am
and second news-update

since yesterday evening i'm the proud new owner of a dodge wc52.
she will need a lot of work and spare parts , but the base is still good.

photo's will folow this weekend ,  making the pick up tomorrow :)


past wednesday , whe visited the OMG event ( remembrence operation market garden in veghel).
it was a very good organised event.

many vehicles present, including a dodge wc 60


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Posted By: yoeri
Date Posted: September 19 2014 at 3:17am
the dodge is at home :)
lots of work, but the dig out this morning has delivered the most of the missing parts....


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Posted By: Shamu
Date Posted: September 19 2014 at 3:20am
Nice!

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Posted By: yoeri
Date Posted: September 19 2014 at 3:51am
tnx shamu

it's not an enfield , but i do hope you all can enjoy the pics tomorow...


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Posted By: yoeri
Date Posted: September 21 2014 at 2:03am
pics in this post :)

and newsupdate:

the bed, once  cleared of garbage, didn't look like a 52 bed at all.
also the extra shock absorbers did loook like a 64.

after posting a pic on the KTr forum everyone was shure  -  this is a 64KD that lost it's KD part.

will take a little longer to restore , taken there isn' t that much info on it.


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Posted By: yoeri
Date Posted: September 21 2014 at 2:06am
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Posted By: yoeri
Date Posted: September 26 2014 at 9:33am
still waiting to get papers for the road for this girl

anyone who knows where to find the plans for the build up?


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Posted By: yoeri
Date Posted: October 04 2014 at 2:39am
question for the us memebers:

looking for a military vehicle club in the usa who drive dodge weapons cariers.
 tnx in advance


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Posted By: hoadie
Date Posted: October 04 2014 at 5:06am
Try Paddyofurniture..he'd be your best bet
Hoadie


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