WTKWTB M100 Two Piece Embilical Cord

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WTKWTB M100 Two Piece Embilical Cord

Post by signsup » Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:43 am

Will try to take photo later if I need to. Here is what I have and what I think I need. I have a Feb. 53 Dunbar Capple M100 which should have the two piece trailer to vehicle cord. I have the original long cord that connects to the trailer and has a metal pin connector end with a spring loaded cover plate. The M38A1 has a hole trailer socket with a spring loaded cover plate.
So, I presume I need a "jumper" cable that connects the two. And, that this would be the cable that is stored in the box on the front rrailer panel and brackets.
I can't find a image of this cord or it being available from the usual vendors.

Can someone direct me as to what I am looking for, what it is called and whom might have one for sale?

Much appreciation.
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Re: WTKWTB M100 Two Piece Embilical Cord

Post by Bill H. » Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:23 am

Very interested in seeing detailed pictures! Thank you Robert!
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Re: WTKWTB M100 Two Piece Embilical Cord

Post by Ron D » Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:49 am

These?

https://www.easternsurplus.net/PartDeta ... e-Assembly

https://www.oshkoshequipment.com/produc ... le-72-Inch

https://eriksmilitarysurplus.com/trcaica144in.html

There are other vendors also selling them. It's a common cable used on all military trailer-hauling trucks for decades, still used today.

The M38 and M38A1 intervehicular cable length is 6-feet (72-inch). Deuces and 5-tons use the 12-foot (144-inch) length. New cables of either length are very pricey, as are the used ones that pop up on the auction site from time to time. I've also seen the connectors on the cables for sale occasionally, new and used. It might be possible to remove the connector from a 12-footer, cut it down to 6-feet, and re-install the connector.

All of this is clearly described in the M100 tech manual and parts list.

Hope this helps....... :)
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Re: WTKWTB M100 Two Piece Embilical Cord

Post by Ron D » Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:36 am

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Re: WTKWTB M100 Two Piece Embilical Cord

Post by JBizal » Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:57 am

Midwest Military has the correct one in stock.
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Re: WTKWTB M100 Two Piece Embilical Cord

Post by signsup » Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:00 am

Sorry, false alarm. After someone pointed out that a Feb. 53 should not have the two piece cable, we figured out how the one piece cable on this trailer connects to the M38A1. Both the male and female sockets having spring loaded cover plates was throwing me off. And, the one piece cable on this trailer certainly does not have the amount of slack as the replacement cables I just installed on my MBT and T3.

The socket hole on the trailer has been filled and we have the connectors for this cable under the sheet metal shield on the drawbar.

So, restoration continues.

Sorry for the mistaken identity, but perhaps this post can help someone on their project.
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