Q.M.C. G-518 Ben Hur Trailer.

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Re: Q.M.C. G-518 Ben Hur Trailer.

Post by D.R.H. » Sun May 13, 2018 7:35 pm

Hey Gents, Today was a very nice day for watching paint fall to the ground. I have been making headway with the paint removal from my trailer and here are two pics. of what is going on. Doing a little bit work everyday nets some very positive results. She's gonna be back in green very soon. :)

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I removed the data plate for safety. I didn't want to take a chance on destroying it. I am a little miffed that I was unable to find the registration numbers. Does anyone know if they can be found by using the serial number?
Thanks for looking.
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Re: Q.M.C. G-518 Ben Hur Trailer.

Post by Ben Dover » Mon May 14, 2018 4:38 am

My Ben Hur was issued to the Post War 14th Fighter Group at Dow Field, no sign of its' original registration, but it has a USMC registration stamped on top of one of the Draw Bar Rails.

Did you ever get the brake shoe springs?
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Re: Q.M.C. G-518 Ben Hur Trailer.

Post by D.R.H. » Mon May 14, 2018 3:01 pm

YES Ben, I did. I was looking through ebay and found some other brake springs for the trailer and asked the guy if he had the one I needed. I sent a picture of the port brake assy. and the guy wrote back saying that he had several. It is coming from the Netherlands and should be here in a few days. Thanks for asking :) . Just think about all the stories YOUR B.H. Trailer would tell if it could only talk??!!
Also thanks for the tip on the draw bar rail. As I remove more paint from them, I hope to find something there. D.
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Re: Q.M.C. G-518 Ben Hur Trailer.

Post by Ben Dover » Mon May 14, 2018 3:06 pm

Am sure that the Bendix Numbers in the SNL for the springs might be still good. I have a Wagner book that shows all their springs and colors., but no interchange
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