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AUSTRALIAN Jeep Trailer REGISTER and database. PLEASE READ.

Post by Ian Fawbert » Thu Jul 10, 2008 5:07 pm

Hi All,

I figured being a more australian orientated forum that this should also be posted up down here.

During WW2, a variety of Australian manufacturers (automobile and not) produced trailers for the military. These were all locally designed and as the designs progressed, the pattern followed that more of the US 1/4 ton trailer- MBT/T3 etc. Some of these trailers survive, but what model, where, condition and how many is ANYONES guess.

I, along with another collector (Jeff Gordon) decided to start a trailer register and database of Australian jeep trailers- mainly to record data and survival of those trailers which were produced in limited numbers in Australia during WW2, but also any overseas variants which reside here and were used by the Australian Military.

Chuck Lutz maintains a register of the USA produced trailer so for members in the rest of the world with USA trailers, there is no need to complete this survey. The aim of this register is to make something similar to Chucks list for Australian produced or used trailers for everyone to easily access to complete and read (I did it this way as it means i do not need to continually update the register with data and it is accessible anywhere).


I have set up a 'google documents' survey which is then linked to an online database. By filling in the survey, data is then recorded on the online database for all to see. The survey is voluntary and you can contribute as little or as much information as you like.

I HAVE ONE RULE THOUGH: ONLY CONTRIBUTE INFORMATION FOR TRAILERS YOU OWN OR WHEN YOU HAVE PERMISSION FROM THE OWNER TO SUPPLY THEIR INFORMATION. PLEASE DO NOT PUT SOMEONE ELSES PERSONAL INFO IF THEY DO NOT WANT IT PUT. I would hate to have this spoilt by annoying people who do not want to participate.


So, for those of us with WW2 jeep trailers IN AUSTRALIA, or who own an AUSTRALIAN jeep trailer, please feel free to fill in the survey and contirbute.

The survey is running through the following website. Follow the links and you will see what has been done and you can do. Please pass on the link of the following website or the direct link to the survey to all those who you know with jeep trailers in Australia as only through word of mouth will this get out there and will it be as successful as i think it can be.

http://www.vintageengines.net/page11.htm


As a side note, this message has been made a sticky in the trailer forum too. I dont know if being the MJCQ site and the rules which govern it in their name, whether this can be made into a sticky here, but it would be nice!

Cheers and thankyou. If there are any questions or suggestions, please contact me!

Ian.
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Post by Jeff Gordon » Fri Jul 11, 2008 1:26 am

Ian, I have added 3 trailers and one to go. I also made this topic a sticky!
Cheers
Jeff
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