My Mitsubishi JDF Trailer

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Re: My Mitsubishi JDF Trailer

Post by Ben Dover » Mon May 14, 2018 4:43 am

The Mitsubishi 1/4 Tons used Liggett Springs, the liggetts came out in the mid 50's on CJ's and M-38A1's. Liggetts are identified by the grooves in the leaves.
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Re: My Mitsubishi JDF Trailer

Post by tipdog » Wed May 30, 2018 11:47 am

Is Kangi a dialect?
No. "Kangi" is the name of an era in Japanese history: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kangi

KANJI is the name of one of the writing systems used in Japan: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanji

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Re: My Mitsubishi JDF Trailer

Post by Bill H. » Thu May 31, 2018 7:04 am

Chuck’s trailer is a Mitsubishi. When I restored it I found no Kanji on it at all although I really wasn’t looking too hard. We were under the impression it was an American G529 trailer. Lots of Japanese symbols and the Mitsubishi tri-pedal symbol on the springs. They are built quite well but are obviously lacking key identifiers like the ACM number. IIRC it does have a number stamped on the front end of the frame on the left side below the tub??? Chuck could tell us for sure. I’ve got pictures of it somewhere on my computer. Maybe I’ll look for them today.
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Re: My Mitsubishi JDF Trailer

Post by Ben Dover » Thu May 31, 2018 9:03 am

And I would not hesitate to buy a clean Mitsubishi trailer, they are close enough, very very close enough. They are rare, genuine GI. and authentic in appearance.
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Re: My Mitsubishi JDF Trailer

Post by Fred Coldwell » Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:58 pm

Ben Dover wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 9:03 am
And I would not hesitate to buy a clean Mitsubishi trailer, they are close enough, very very close enough. They are rare, genuine GI. and authentic in appearance.
Joel:

Here is the answer to your search for a nice Mitsubishi 1/4 ton trailer:

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You just have to have it transported from Denver to Maine. :)
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Re: My Mitsubishi JDF Trailer

Post by Ben Dover » Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:39 am

Been tempted. Delivery is the issue. Having two G-529 type 1/4 Ton Trailers is not all that bad, but my trailer space is constipated with rare LIONEL Trains that are looking for honest collectors.
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Re: My Mitsubishi JDF Trailer

Post by Chuck Lutz » Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:15 am

Joel.....if you do score a second G529, why not fit one with a Tandem set up to tow the second one behind it? That's a pretty cool parade look that not many guys take advantage of...

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Re: My Mitsubishi JDF Trailer

Post by Ben Dover » Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:29 pm

I would love to have tandem 1/4 Ton Trailers.
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Re: My Mitsubishi JDF Trailer

Post by Chuck Lutz » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:46 am

Joel....

Jeepdraw has the plans as does AAW, then you just need a pintle hitch, a spare tarp hook to bolt to the socket box and a Trailer socket. A wiring harness is next and then you have to wire that harness into the BO switch which is a real PITA!

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