Box Cover For WWII Water Trailer Faucets

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Box Cover For WWII Water Trailer Faucets

Post by Dave A. » Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:18 am

A while ago, I found a 1944 water trailer that has the accessories including the faucets and the box cover that covers the faucets. However, there was only one box cover, not two. So, I took the cover to a welding shop with the intent of getting one made when they asked me if buying a few of them will be cheaper.

So, is there anyone looking for the box cover as shown as "A" in the picture? I don't know how much but will let you know as soon as I find out. Also, keep in mind that this is the cover that lifts up but not the bottom piece that holds the faucets. Let me know.

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Re: Box Cover For WWII Water Trailer Faucets

Post by retro-roco » Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:25 pm

Interested. I need two of them... could really use the whole box, rather than just the covers.
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Post by Farrell Fox » Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:46 pm

I would also be interested in two covers.
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Post by Walter » Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:12 pm

Good Afternoon Dave:

Ditto -- I could use two of them as well. It appears to be one of the more common missing pieces.

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Re: Box Cover For WWII Water Trailer Faucets

Post by Dave A. » Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:24 am

So, we now have an interest of seven of them; two for Retro-Roco, two for Farrell, two for Walter, and one for me. The owner of the welding shop had a death in the family so I'll know the cost as soon as he is back in the shop. Once known, I'll post a picture of the original box cover and the cost of each one, Sure hope it turns out to be reasonable.

Please note, I do have the "bottom" of the box, the one with the faucets. Let's figure out the cost of the box cover and for those who are interested, I can take measurements and see what the cost of the bottom will be.

Also, please note, I do not have the three hinges. Does anyone know what these hinges look like and how to get them?

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Post by Farrell Fox » Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:11 am

The hinges are common screen door hinges. You can get them at any hardware store.
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Re: Box Cover For WWII Water Trailer Faucets

Post by Dave A. » Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:52 pm

Okay,,,finally got the price for the box cover.

For one box cover to look just like the one in the photos will cost just $565.90. What???

But wait. If I order seven of them, they will cost $155 each. Whew, that sounds a lot better.

So, take a look at the photos and let me know if you would like two of them. I will get one and the other six are waiting for confirmation from Retro Roco, Farrell, and Walter.

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Post by retro-roco » Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:02 am

I'm still game for two. It looks great! I notice there are screw holes already for the hinges. I wonder if these would work... https://www.amazon.com/Stanley-Hardware ... ing+hinges
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Re: Box Cover For WWII Water Trailer Faucets

Post by retro-roco » Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:41 pm

Hi Dave,

I thought I received a message from you about these, and the national convention. If tht sounds familiar, could you please re-send. I can not find the message for nothing.... Thanks!
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Re: Box Cover For WWII Water Trailer Faucets

Post by Dave A. » Tue May 01, 2018 3:52 am

PM sent to Retro-Roco. Will be going to the MVPA convention if anyone wants a set of these.

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