Ben Hur Follwed Me Home. Can I Keep Her?

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Ben Hur Follwed Me Home. Can I Keep Her?

Post by signsup » Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:29 pm

Latest addition to the motor pool. Want to clean her up and tow behind the Chevy 1 1/2 ton. Any comments or suggestions appreciated. Here's what little I know...

no data plates
serial number stampld on tongue frame rail 162381564
complete lunette and drawbar casting and wheeled landing leg
solid body tub no rust through
nice fenders
leaf springs have bent back zirc fittings for ease in lubing, but I don't know if that's correct
no reflectors
no tail lights
no tail light brackets
no wiring of any kind
nice solid tail gate
nice chains and pins
complete, looks original wood stakes and one top bow
all top bow brackets and all hardware except missing one corner connecting pin bracket
all parking park pieces and it works and holds the trailer
tires are post war and need to be replaced, but correct size
wheels are 1942 dates
cargo tarp seems recent reproduction, stinks like linseed oil, nice splice on tie down ropes and leather straps

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Re: Ben Hur Follwed Me Home. Can I Keep Her?

Post by signsup » Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:31 pm

Here's the piece I'm missing one of. Doesn't seem too hard to duplicate if I can't find one.
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Re: Ben Hur Follwed Me Home. Can I Keep Her?

Post by Ernie Baals » Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:22 pm

Nice trailer
You out bid me at the auction Saturday! :)
Good luck with the trailer,
I was mainly bidding on it for the canvas cover, i have a trailer i just finished, 1943 Checker.
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Re: Ben Hur Follwed Me Home. Can I Keep Her?

Post by retro-roco » Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:45 pm

Glad you both were able to make the auction, and that she found a good home with someone who appreciates her history! :D
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Re: Ben Hur Follwed Me Home. Can I Keep Her?

Post by 70th Division » Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:13 pm

Hello Robert,

You have an excellent looking trailer there !
Congratulations on a great purchase !!!


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Re: Ben Hur Follwed Me Home. Can I Keep Her?

Post by signsup » Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:29 pm

So I find out that ernieballs from this forum was at the acution, live, while I bid over the phone. I beat him outm but not by much. The trailer came home to GA with no data plates on it and it's origin is a mystery.
Until a few minutes ago, when earnie PM'd me to inform me that the Ben Hur data plates were in a box of parts that he purchased from this same auction. We are both convinced they are the original data plates from this trailer and he has graciousely offered to give them to me to attach them to it's owner trailer.

Absoultely a neat thing to do. Thank you, Ernie. I promise to pay it forward.
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Re: Ben Hur Follwed Me Home. Can I Keep Her?

Post by retro-roco » Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:07 pm

Good form gentlemen, good form!!
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Post by D.R.H. » Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:44 pm

I'M GONNA POST IT AGAIN.... This time in English........ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPQlXNH36mI. :)
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Re: Ben Hur Follwed Me Home. Can I Keep Her?

Post by RedCross184 » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:10 pm

Nice very nice!
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