How To Identify a WWII MBT or Bantam 1/4 Ton Trailer

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Re: How To Identify a WWII MBT or Bantam 1/4 Ton Trailer

Post by Raflad » Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:37 pm

Hi Chuck, this is the best photo I have for now, will be back down with the trailer next week if you need something better. Does the USA number I gave match your records? I'll email you the other information you required.
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Re: How To Identify a WWII MBT or Bantam 1/4 Ton Trailer

Post by sjalbert » Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:45 am

Raflad wrote:
Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:00 pm
Hi Chuck: Finally got the answers to all of the questions.

1.Data Plate. Yes it's there. Serial # 2470, delivery date 8-42IMG_3586.JPG
Does the tag that's visible below the data plate say "US AEC"? If so you better check it with a Geiger Counter :P

That's quite the find. I can't tell from your photo's but I'm assuming welded brackets for the lights.
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Re: How To Identify a WWII MBT or Bantam 1/4 Ton Trailer

Post by Raflad » Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:22 am

sjalbert wrote:
Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:45 am
Raflad wrote:
Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:00 pm
Hi Chuck: Finally got the answers to all of the questions.

1.Data Plate. Yes it's there. Serial # 2470, delivery date 8-42IMG_3586.JPG
Does the tag that's visible below the data plate say "US AEC"? If so you better check it with a Geiger Counter :P

That's quite the find. I can't tell from your photo's but I'm assuming welded brackets for the lights.
It came from Los Alamos, so you never know! The light brackets are welded.
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Re: How To Identify a WWII MBT or Bantam 1/4 Ton Trailer

Post by gpw-sam » Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:49 am

Hey there guys,

I have (the remains of) what I believe to be either a Bantam or Willys trailer but i'm struggling to pin down just what it is as there isn't a whole lot remaining.

The body is completely shot although maybe useful for a couple of parts. The chassis is rough but saveable so i'll probably just put a repro tub on it once the chassis is more sorted.

Does anyone have any idea what it might be/ any information about it? The fenders are crumpled but they're the rounded type.

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Any help is much appreciated,

Sam.

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Re: How To Identify a WWII MBT or Bantam 1/4 Ton Trailer

Post by nicola_luisari » Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:36 pm

Hello Chuck
Nicola from Italy

I have a trailer which is apparently a mix of Bantam and Willys.
It has spent at least 30 years in the open and was completely rusted.
I have the following info's:

1. Data plate - missing
2. USA number - missing
3. ACM number - 3861 B
4. Upper shock mount - threaded nut
4.b Lower shock mount - cotter-pin type
5. Axel: with a cast housing in the center marked A 6399
6. Springs - 10 leaves
7. Tail lights mounts welded
9. No unit numbers
10. No bolt markings

Can you please provide the following information?
  • Serial Number Estimate:
  • DOD estimate:
  • USA Number Estimate:
many thanks
Nicola

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