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Post by Michael Browne » Thu Oct 26, 2006 9:28 pm

Hello Todd & Bruce,

That is one real nice BRC. Great job.

Did Jim do the work himself?

Oh, yours is great too Steve

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Post by cblynch » Fri Oct 27, 2006 7:55 am

Hi Michael!!!!! Reread my post.........the last BRC40 ( in my opinion) that Ken Hake will do..........no, Jim did not do it... but he is in love with it... been looking for one for thirty years...............he has probably twenty Bantam civilian cars...........puts them up on his mezzanine in his warehouse with a fork lift!!!....... worth the trip to watch him stack cars with a forklift.......
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Post by ordnance » Sun Oct 29, 2006 11:36 pm

One more number for the list perhaps..... I found a copy of the December, 1992 issue of Four Wheeler magazine tonight. Included is an article on the restored BRC-40 owned by Bill King and Harold Bollenbacher of South Lake Tahoe, CA. A reasonably clear photo of the data plate shows the serial number as 1211 (possibly 1241, but looks more like 1211. The USA number is only partially visible, with 20160__ clear enough to read.

It has a corrugated floor with a nice clear photo from the bottom rear. The jeep was apparently found by Joe Hudak and sold to Harold and Bill. The floor was specifically mentioned as being a Ken Hake reproduction so I'm not sure if it was one of the 4 shown in Randy's photo in the corregated floor thread or yet another to add to the list.

I think it was sold again some years ago but does anybody know its current owner or location. Or perhaps a verification of the serial number or USA number.
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Post by cblynch » Mon Oct 30, 2006 9:00 am

Rick, you know one of them passed away several years ago, I think it was Harold Bollenbacher........ the other one ( I think Bill King) lives in Reno, I know this because Ken Hake spent a week with him and his new wife in Reno, Neveada about two months ago for the "air show"? "air races"? or something to do with airplanes..... again, slight chance I have the names backwards.... either of these guys VERY helpful and glad to talk Jeep restoration! both were/are class guys..... used to JUDGE prototypes at all MVPA shows....
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Post by Bryan » Mon Nov 06, 2006 9:02 pm

Tom, note that Bill King has passed away, Bill & Harrold had 2 BRC's, one is in the hands of tony Harrah, son of the harrah auto collection in reno, the other is in the hands of Mark Smith in Georgetown CA, of the Jeepers Jamboree Fame, Marks has a Coragated Floor, Need to send some photos to bill speers! Bryan
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Post by cblynch » Tue Nov 07, 2006 11:01 am

Thanks Bryan! I just KNEW I had the names reversed...........
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Post by Barbee Ponder » Sat Nov 11, 2006 7:02 am

Todd,

My BRC-40 (#2124) is in Covington, Louisiana rather than Florida.
Let me know if you need any further info.

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Post by Tom Wolboldt » Sun Nov 12, 2006 2:16 pm

Hi Barbee,

All fixed!

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Post by Michael Browne » Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:59 pm

Hello Tom,

PM sent

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Re: G503 Bantam Database

Post by JAB » Fri Aug 27, 2010 8:44 pm

Are any Round-nosed BRC-60's known to exist? I just stumbled across a picture of one on the web http://www.olive-drab.com/od_mvg_www_jeeps_bantam.php3" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; near where I used to go jeeping. I wonder if it's still around?

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Re: G503 Bantam Database

Post by AVG » Sat Aug 27, 2011 4:35 pm

This is a new Bantam BRC book, perhaps info within could add to the database? :D
'37 Dodge D5 Staff Car
'41 Willys MB #108139 DOD 12-31-41 "Ding Hao!"
'43 IHC USMC M24 #7523 DOD 12-9-43 "Semper Fi!"
'39 Plymouth P8 (SOLD)
'40 Plymouth P10 (SOLD)
'41 Bantam BRC 40 (SOLD)
'43 Willys SAS (SOLD)

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Re: G503 Bantam Database

Post by George Hollins » Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:29 am

A new BRC list of existing vehicles is available on the BRC75 site. The updated list is dated 15Jan2015:

http://historywithheart.com/BRC75/index.html

Thanks to everyone who provided new or corrected information.
George

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Re: G503 Bantam Database

Post by George Hollins » Sun Aug 09, 2015 8:32 am

An updated list of existing BRC is available on the BRC75 site. The revised list is dated 01August2015:

http://historywithheart.com/BRC75/index.html

Thanks to everyone who provided new or corrected information.
George

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Re: G503 Bantam Database

Post by bourg4th » Tue Sep 22, 2015 5:06 pm

There is a BRC 40 in Indianapolis In. I sold it to a fellow in 2004. It was frame, running gear, steering, hood, grill and body. No engine but did have trans and transfer. The guy has a body shop and was going to restore it with the other two vehicles. don't remember his name but he had blond hair if that helps.
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Re: G503 Bantam Database

Post by George Hollins » Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:02 pm

An updated list of existing BRC is available on the BRC1940 site. The revised list is dated 03Feb2016:

http://brc1940.com/

Thanks to everyone who provided new or corrected information.
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