Bent Bantam Rail

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Re: Bent Bantam Rail

Post by Dukes » Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:59 am

Another angle, you can see in the tailgate at the bottom where the gate was cut from the older trailer.
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Re: Bent Bantam Rail

Post by Dukes » Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:04 am

Gate closed.
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Re: Bent Bantam Rail

Post by Chuck Lutz » Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:23 pm

Still not sure if it is an MBT or Bantam since the data plate could have come from any Bantam and the trailer could be an MBT or a Bantam....
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Re: Bent Bantam Rail

Post by Greg hanson » Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:10 pm

it's my early MBT from FRANCE, 17151W !!!!!!! :D

Chuck Lutz wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:04 am
Data plate looks to me to say "2 - 10 - 45" and not October 2, 1945. So it is Feb. 10, 1945 I don't think the serial number is 60220, can you confirm that please? I think it is "60822".

Here is the gusset plate with the ACM number on it. You will need to remove the bolts holding the left front spring hanger from this gusset plate and wire wheel it for the number. Look for it to probably be 128xxx or 129xxx if the data plate is original to this trailer.

ACM #17151 W.jpg

If you can send me this info with a better data plate pic and the answers to the questions in my "How To ID..." sticky at the top of the trailer forum, I can check the ACM and see if the data plate is original to that trailer. You can see that it isn't riveted to the tub so it may not be original. The ACM number is STAMPED lightly into the gusset plate and that's where we have to start to correctly ID this trailer.
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Re: Bent Bantam Rail

Post by Dukes » Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:48 pm

Finally pulled the gusset plate. Looks like 131239 so a later model?

Green paint under the gusset survived fairly well.

I'll post more of the disassembly this weekend.

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Re: Bent Bantam Rail

Post by parker007 » Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:14 pm

if you decide use new tube, use old tube to hook to and straiten then cut off and weld new tube. or after cut off cant get other metal strait.

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Re: Bent Bantam Rail

Post by 5280BeltFed » Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:33 pm

I just used my thumb and squashed it straight. Using my loader bucket that is! I flipped mine over on flat concrete. Might need to block it underneath if the loader doesn’t get it first try. Then I used a big monkey wrench and 16 pounder and uncurled where it rolled down. Can’t even tell after a little hammer and dolly.

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Re: Bent Bantam Rail

Post by Dukes » Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:55 am

A loader and 16lbs of hammer may do the trick. Going to let my sandblaster guy take a shot at it.

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