1943 Gertenslager Ben Hur For Sale

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1943 Gertenslager Ben Hur For Sale

Post by mmclean » Thu Jun 23, 2016 2:01 pm

All,
Putting this back up for sale regretfully. I bought it last year from a member here in hopes of restoring it last summer. With a newborn in the house and another on the way and two jobs, its sat for a year and the money is needed elsewhere. It has been in a enclosed, unheated barn all winter, hasn't seen any snow or rain since I bought it last May. It currently is still in storage. Heres the posting from last year: Nothing has changed. I haven't had a chance to do anything with it.

WWII Ben Hur Trailer G518, built by Gerstenlanger Co., Model "A" , Serial # 16276, DOD 6-24-43. This Ben Hur has the lunette and wheel assembly which are the by far the most difficult/ impossible parts to find. Notes: the handbrake assembly is complete along with the cable; has the original dataplates; tailgate pins and chains are original ; landing wheel rolls and turns freely in any direction; the pin in the landing leg is stuck ; I removed the taillight brackets, blackout light switch and the trailer chains* to sell separately, but decided to sell the trailer as I found it, so those are included as well; the two front pockets will need repair; other pockets are straight and in very good shape; front panel needs repair; fenders are good ; bedsides and front panel are straight; tail gate is in great shape, moves freely, has a little bend in the upper left corner (doesn’t impede securing) ; all the tie down rings are present; rims and tires are good; the brake drums were removed for some reason ; the front part of the floor will need work as well as the channel underneath it (see photos); the frame has some surface rust but seems to be in good shape & straight. Please look at the photos so you can see what I have described.
* The trailer chains are longer that normal and after closer inspection and comparing them to the ones on my other Ben Hur, I believe they were modified making them longer. The original hooks and wedges each have two original links and a slightly smaller chain was added in between for length. My originals chains minus hook and wedge measure 19 1/4 and these are 55 1/2 . Whoever grafted these did nice job.
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I will not part this out, so please don’t ask (been asked a few times). If I sold off the most desirable parts, then I’m left with what everyone else has...something hard to restore and hard to sell.
There is no title for it, just a bill of sale. Sold as is.
All of the small parts are still with it (chains, brackets, light switch), just in a cardboard box.
Currently located at a lakehouse in storage in Limerick Maine, but I can move it with notice to my house in Rochester NH. I have more photos than the flickr acct shows, so please email me at matthewmmclean (AT) gmail DOT com for more.
Priced at $1500 to move.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/141899266@N06/?

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Matt

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Re: 1943 Gertenslager Ben Hur For Sale

Post by TopKick » Thu Jun 23, 2016 5:41 pm

That's a nice G518 Ben Hur at an affordable price. These trailers pull nicely behind half ton and larger vehicles...military or civilian. Best of luck with your sale. 8)
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Re: 1943 Gertenslager Ben Hur For Sale

Post by mmclean » Tue Jul 05, 2016 11:55 am

Price is negotiable.. PM if interested.

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Re: 1943 Gertenslager Ben Hur For Sale

Post by mmclean » Fri May 18, 2018 3:16 am

Trailer is still for sale. Willing to accept reasonable offers and help with transportation.

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Matt

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Re: 1943 Gertenslager Ben Hur For Sale

Post by mmclean » Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:03 pm

Trailer is still for sale and looking to move it before winter. Next stop is Ebay or a scrapyard.

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Re: 1943 Gertenslager Ben Hur For Sale

Post by signsup » Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:25 am

PM sent.
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Re: 1943 Gertenslager Ben Hur For Sale

Post by signsup » Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:16 pm

Not even a response to my offer? I would think if it's headed to the scrap yard, my offer would seem a better alternative.
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