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M101 or Bantam?

Discussion in 'Jeep Trailer Tech' started by sac13, Apr 23, 2008.

  1. Apr 23, 2008
    sac13

    sac13 Come oooonnnnn summer....

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    M100 or Bantam?

    Well, I saw this on a local online auction and couldn't pass it up. It's going up for sale as soon as I get it back to my house next week since I've already got my M416 pretty much finished. It was listed as a M100 with a serial number of 9689. Any thoughts? I only have these 2 pictures right now. I bought it sight unseen but was assured there is minimal rust. I can't wait to see what it looks like when I unbury it!
     
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  2. Apr 23, 2008
    jpflat2a

    jpflat2a what's that noise?

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    not a Bantam
    military
     
  3. Apr 23, 2008
    aallison

    aallison 74 cj6, 76 cj5. Has anyone seen my screwdriver?

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    Did the load of snow come with it?

    Cool find. I'd like to have one.
     
  4. Apr 23, 2008
    Fnord5

    Fnord5 El Jeepo Gigantico!

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    You could fab up some bantam style fenders, and nobody would know.
     
  5. Apr 23, 2008
    48cj2a

    48cj2a http://bantamt3c.com

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    Looks like a M100...
     
  6. Apr 24, 2008
    Boyink

    Boyink Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Bantams had round fenders like that - did you mean the squared off M416 fenders?

    The round ones look better with ECJ's IMHO - matches the rear wheelwell of the Jeep.

    Nice find!
     
  7. Apr 24, 2008
    SUCKYJUNK

    SUCKYJUNK Painter

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    Hmmm, I think it would look good behind my CJ5:flag:
     
  8. Apr 24, 2008
    Fnord5

    Fnord5 El Jeepo Gigantico!

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    I was mistaken, I just thought that the difference was military versus civilian, not the fenders.
    Learn something new every day :)
     
  9. Apr 24, 2008
    Robert Bills

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    It sure looks like a military M100 to me. But it can't be a Bantam - they didn't manufacture M100s.
     
  10. Apr 26, 2008
    Mike C

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    Wasn't Bantam the manufacturer of the BT3? And I think Willys was the manufactruer of the MBT? The BT3 is the trailer the civilian Bantam came from, with a few changes. The big one is the tailgate and another is the 3 tie downs per side for the tarp. I think that trailer with the 4 along the side is a WWII trailer. Here is a link to a trailer spotters guide. I'd say that trailer is either an MBT or BT3.

    http://130.15.62.164/CJ3B/HubbardTrailers/Bantam.html
     
  11. Apr 28, 2008
    sac13

    sac13 Come oooonnnnn summer....

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    What puzzles me is the left side trailer light housing. It doesn't look like the military ones that I've seen in pictures of the M100. I've never seen one in the flesh, so I don't know for sure. I'll take bunches of pics this weekend when I pick it up!
     
  12. Apr 29, 2008
    Mike C

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    The M100 is the later trailer for the M38 and M38A1. It would have had M series lights on it like those jeeps and not what would have been on a WWII trailer.
     
  13. Apr 29, 2008
    SUCKYJUNK

    SUCKYJUNK Painter

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    Did you pick it up yet?
     
  14. Apr 30, 2008
    sac13

    sac13 Come oooonnnnn summer....

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    Nope. Not yet. Saturday.
     
  15. May 1, 2008
    97XJ_95YJ

    97XJ_95YJ I hate torx bolts

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    Nice find. What are the plans for this one?
     
  16. May 1, 2008
    sac13

    sac13 Come oooonnnnn summer....

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    Not sure. Depends on it's condition and originality. I may keep it or sell it.
     

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