JimT wrote: ↑Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:22 pmI have had this trailer for years and was going to restore it but I am running out of time. I also don't have a WW2 Jeep to tow it so I have decided to sell it to someone who can restore it and treat it with the respect it deserves. For more information look for posts under JimT.
Price is undetermined as of yet. I'm not going to give it away but I'm also not unreasonable and will listen to offers. Your plans for the trailer may influence my price. Contact me if you are interested.
Chuck Lutz wrote: ↑Fri May 06, 2016 12:23 pmHi Jim...
I checked the ACM number you provided against the USA number you posted and they certainly DO line up where they should if they were original to one another. If I add in the "5774" as the serial number it makes even MORE sense. I don't know how you got the complete USA off the rear of the trailer but it fits nice!
I would suggest you have a very original Bantam trailer that a WWII jeeper would love to have. If you aren't interested in restoring it to it's former glory, I think you would have several guys who would live to have it behind their jeep!
Here is what I think you have:
You would need period correct reflectors and inserts and correct taillight buckets, a wiring harness and a BO Light switch. Add a landing leg bracket and landing leg and get the handbrake and cable working and add that thin lunette, find some combat rims/tires and you have a winner there!
Of course a complete teardown, blasting, priming and painting will complete the resto. Heck, the chains look to be original, you have the handbrake, taillight brackets and unless the floor is like Swiss Cheese,,,,that's going to be one fine trailer.
Check the web for Robert de Ruyter in the Netherlands for the best data plates on the planet. try "dataplates4u". Just give him the serial number and DOD and he will know which plate to use and...he can stamp it with the correct fonts and spacing on the fields for you. Remember the heads of the rivets go inside the tub!
I have a new data plate from Robert de Ruyter.