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Unread 09-08-2010, 02:08 PM   #1
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Bantam 1946 (elk do not fit in jeeps well) trailer build

Not my jeep but an example of one of my jeeping issues….


I just picked up this Bantam 1946 for $175! It needs some work, but is a great start. I will be rebuilding/ restoring it. I do not think it will be restored as “period correct”, sorry. I will be making it work as best I can for my needs and budget.


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Unread 09-08-2010, 02:11 PM   #2
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Got the rusty old floor out and discovered one more floor, and it was more rusty than the first. Jr worked hard and earned his dinner today. The boy loves this old thing.




There is a decal covered in paint on the side it looks like it has a bell in the center with a round border. How can I get the paint off without destroying the decal?
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Unread 09-08-2010, 02:15 PM   #3
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Re-welded the broken front top rail corners.






Cut out the rear cross member and replaced it. The rest of the frame has surface rust but is still good.


I will be looking to replace the springs.



I need to rework this.
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Nice build!! COOL Trailer!!
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Cool little trailer! I recently picked one up myself! I dont have the time for mine and will be selling it though.
Im gonna keep an eye on this thread.
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The picture looks like the old Ma Bell logo... maybe the telephone company owned it along the way...
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depending on what the decal is made out of you could try acetone or mineral spirits.
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Unread 09-26-2010, 06:59 PM   #13
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not a 1946

I have a 1946 T3c trailer, paid a bit more that you, but mine needed next to nothing. you got what I call a screeming deal. Yours is newer than a 1946, I cant tell you how much newer but they didn’t use that rear style for the taillights in 46. The people on the T3c website can tell you EVERYTHING. This is what the rear of a 46 t3c looks like.

You can check out more of my trailer and my jeep
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/m...red-tj-616304/

FYI standard CJ2A springs are a direct fit. that was how the original WWII trailers were set up.
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Unread 09-27-2010, 04:00 PM   #14
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Thanks I will check the year again. your rig looks great

It will be nice to pull behind my TJ-6. I am wondering if I should paint it to match or not….
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Unread 09-27-2010, 09:23 PM   #15
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Thanks I will check the year again. your rig looks great

It will be nice to pull behind my TJ-6. I am wondering if I should paint it to match or not….
Go ahead paint it to match.

Hey could you sketch up the landing leg in the 11th picture? I need to make one. I can get close just looking a photos but it would be nice to have some dimensions. It looks like ¼ X 2” stock but I don’t even know that for sure.
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