Originally Posted by 06JeepLJ
armyRN trust me I have been reading all the trailer builds.... just really want an M416.
Then build your own. This is an M-100 (model prior to the M416); other than round vs. flat fenders it's essentially the same.
New Reproductions Complete Trailer Assembly Kit (with chassis) $1529.99 (plus shipping)
Original thickness steel assembly with fender wells. Great additional to your military or civilian vehicle. Comes painted in primer.
MB Trailer Assembly with Chassis
MB Trailer Eye Lunette
MB Trailer Leg Support
MB Trailer Draw Bar Bracket
This way you can get the exact axle and bolt pattern,wheels and tires, and suspension you want.
Figure roughly $150-200 for an axle, another $150-200 for suspension parts (springs, shackles, hardware), and whatever you want to spend for wheels and tires. Lights you can go cheap (regular trailer lights with simple brackets) or spend more on repro or NOS military trailer lights. jscherb put a set of military lights on the fiberglass military trailer project he's building. The actual wiring for trailers with the four-wire flat plug is not expensive.
Or you could just buy the repro tub and put it on a modified HF 4x8' trailer as jscherb has demonstrated how to narrow and shorten. Once you modify the HF trailer to fit the repro trailer box you'll have your wider axle, springs (although I would change out the factory slipper springs for some longer springs with a shackle at one end), and it's wired already for lights.