C-1 Instrument Test Carts

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C-1 Instrument Test Carts

Post by Rustman » Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:31 am

My USAAF Reenacting unit came into a couple of these carts. They came out of a defunct import/export and surplus dealer warehouse. By all appearances they had been sitting there in rotting crates since the 1950's. We were unable to salvage the crates unfortunately. Here are several pictures of one of them as well as a couple of excerpts from the pertinent TM on aircraft instrument testing. We only know of a few others out there so really have no idea on the value or where to even sell the carts we don't need for our group.

Matt
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1970 Kaiser Jeep DJ-5A Left Hand Drive
1967 Ford M-151A1
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Re: C-1 Instrument Test Carts

Post by Rustman » Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:33 am

Here's the contents of the parts box that was with each cart:
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1970 Kaiser Jeep DJ-5A Left Hand Drive
1967 Ford M-151A1
M-416 Trailer
194* G518 "Ben Hur" Trailer Steel Body
194* G518 "Ben Hur" Trailer Composite Body

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Re: C-1 Instrument Test Carts

Post by Rustman » Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:34 am

And finally the TM, scans I found online:
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1970 Kaiser Jeep DJ-5A Left Hand Drive
1967 Ford M-151A1
M-416 Trailer
194* G518 "Ben Hur" Trailer Steel Body
194* G518 "Ben Hur" Trailer Composite Body

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Re: C-1 Instrument Test Carts

Post by ng19delta » Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:14 am

I had one for many years, and did a full restoration on- it started out nowhere near as nice as yours, but almost as complete... When I finished, it was in almost as-new and fully equipped/operable condition, and I eventually sold it to John Seidts for around $1,500 IIRC. (I think it was a trade value for a Dodge WC winch setup as I recollect)

Very nice little sets, and still quite useful!

Scott

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Re: C-1 Instrument Test Carts

Post by Rustman » Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:14 pm

Scott,

Sorry I didn't reply sooner. This thread has been so quiet I forgot about it. Thank you for that though. Yours is the first bit of dollar information I've seen on these. When you talk of useability something like this is probably more useful after it's been restored then one of these. As complete and original as these are, that also means original drying out and brittle rubber pieces etc.

Matt
1970 Kaiser Jeep DJ-5A Left Hand Drive
1967 Ford M-151A1
M-416 Trailer
194* G518 "Ben Hur" Trailer Steel Body
194* G518 "Ben Hur" Trailer Composite Body

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Re: C-1 Instrument Test Carts

Post by Rustman » Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:54 am

These are coming up for sale soon. Our group needs a new trailer for hauling our gear to events and two of the carts are being sold as a fund raiser. The other carts went to several museums.

Matt
1970 Kaiser Jeep DJ-5A Left Hand Drive
1967 Ford M-151A1
M-416 Trailer
194* G518 "Ben Hur" Trailer Steel Body
194* G518 "Ben Hur" Trailer Composite Body


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