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Discussion in 'Jeep Trailer Tech' started by johnny quest, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. Jan 12, 2009
    johnny quest

    johnny quest Member

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    so i found an old (military?) trailer locally. i dont have pics :(, and i dont know what model it is:(. it is currently registered and road legal but 'needs some work like lights and other s!?@ like that' according to the current owner. hes looking to get $400 for it. is this a good price?? it seems pretty solid, but i havent had the time to get over there and get a good look at it.
     
  2. Jan 12, 2009
    jeepfreak81

    jeepfreak81 When in Doubt, Pedal out!

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    look it over well, but if in good shape that isn't a bad price.
     
  3. Jan 12, 2009
    captain cj

    captain cj Member

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    Not really much to go on until you have some more specific info or pics.
     
  4. Jan 12, 2009
    johnny quest

    johnny quest Member

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    yea. it was in front of his house with a for sale sign and a number. im gonna try and get over there this afternoon or tomorrow
     
  5. Jan 12, 2009
    Robert Bills

    Robert Bills Member

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    You can't get hurt too badly at $400 if the trailer is truly "solid." Photos are necessary to determine what type of trailer it is, how much work is necessary, etc.
     
  6. Jan 12, 2009
    jeep2003

    jeep2003 Well-Known Member

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    if its a bantam it should have a small id tag on the front driverside top of the tub
     
  7. Jan 12, 2009
    windyhill

    windyhill Sponsor

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    square off or round fenders?
     
  8. Jan 12, 2009
    johnny quest

    johnny quest Member

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    round
     
  9. Jan 13, 2009
    johnny quest

    johnny quest Member

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    here she is...
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  10. Jan 13, 2009
    $ sink

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    not bad, still holding up the snow. worth the price IMHO
     
  11. Jan 13, 2009
    johnny quest

    johnny quest Member

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    any idea what it is though??
     
  12. Jan 13, 2009
    $ sink

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    no expert on trailers here.

    bed almost looks home-made. someone who knows Bantams will chime in here:coffee:

    doesn't look military
     
  13. Jan 13, 2009
    johnny quest

    johnny quest Member

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    yea i looked over the entire thing, didnt find any ID plates, or holes where there wouldve been one. and the bed sides dont have the support 'ribs' that pretty much any other mass produced trailer has.
     
  14. Jan 13, 2009
    jeep2003

    jeep2003 Well-Known Member

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    I think it might be a Spen. Do a search there was talk about them recently
     
  15. Jan 13, 2009
    5foxes

    5foxes '74 CJ5

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    Only one question...Why isn't it home yet??:?
     
  16. Jan 13, 2009
    Robert Bills

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    There are many differences between the Spen 1/4 ton trailer and the trailer for sale. Check out the first two photos, which are Spens. The stake pockets are different, as are the fenders, tub rails, tongue, coupler, etc. the trailer also appears to be wider than a Bantam or Spen. However, the tailgate is very similar to the tailgate used on a Spen.

    Looks like an OK trailer for $400, but since unrestored Bantam civilian trailers (with tailgate) that need body work and rust repair such as the trailer for sale can be found for this price, and the trailer for sale is not a Bantam and most likely not a Spen, why don't you offer less and see what happens. I'd try $250-300. Anything more than that and I'd keep looking for a Bantam T3-C.

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  17. Jan 13, 2009
    tappel

    tappel New Member

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    It's definatly not a Bantam BUT it could be a very nice little jeep trailer.
    I'm wondering if someone with a lot of talent and a good metal shop did their own version of a 1/4 ton.

    It would be a good one to "supe" up for offroading.

    I hate it when I see an antique trailer cut up and modified for the trail.
     
  18. Jan 14, 2009
    johnny quest

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    thats the plan, to build it up and take it camping/wheeling
     
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  19. Jan 14, 2009
    johnny quest

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    ok so its not home just yet, but it is mine :)
     
  20. Jan 15, 2009
    5foxes

    5foxes '74 CJ5

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    Well done, congrats are in order! :beer: :beer:, now you can get to work!!
     

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