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Discussion in 'Jeep Trailer Tech' started by wheelie, Mar 10, 2007.

  1. Mar 10, 2007
    wheelie

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  2. Mar 10, 2007
    wheelie

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    There she is. Original paint and all. Not sure of the year. Has the ID plate but I need a title. Anyone?
     
  3. Mar 11, 2007
    48cj2a

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    Good looking Bantam!!!!

    Even has the racks, do you have the bows as well?
     
  4. Mar 11, 2007
    duke54

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    Thats sweet :)
     
  5. Mar 11, 2007
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    Shannon

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    Thats nice.:)
     
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    You think someone just painted the two pieces of angle that were added to the tailgate separately, or the whole tailgate, or the whole trailer?

    Very nice!
     
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    The side board pieces were made by the PO. He did a very nice job. There are 4 pieces so I can enclose the whole trailer. Made of oak with nice hardware and plenty sturdy.
    I thought the angle on the tailgate was original ????? Have to look a little closer at that.
    Now, should I restore to original or paint it to match my Cherokee. I have my eye on another one that isn't so nice. I could paint it up to match my Cherokee and not feel bad about it.
     
  9. Mar 12, 2007
    MOP

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    TTBOMK, the angle on tailgate is not original

    the tailgate looks like this on mine and others I have seen:

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Mar 12, 2007
    Boyink

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    No -but handy. The tailgate feels a bit flimsy IMHO.

    IMHO painting the trailer a different color doesn't detract from it's value. Easy enough to paint if someone needs a 100% correct restoration. I don't there is complete agreement on exact original colors anyway.
     
  11. Mar 12, 2007
    wheelie

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    Took a real close at tis thing a few minutes ago. The welds on those pieces of angle sure don't look factory. I also found evidence of repainting not only on the gate but below it as well.:( Consider my bubble deflated. Oh well, I still got it at a great price for the condition it's in. I guess my paint is now answered since it'e not original paint anyhow.
    Think I found a Spen too but, the guy won't sell. He's not a collector, he just really likes his little trailer. Thanks for the help guys.
     
  12. Mar 12, 2007
    Rondog

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    Nice! Did you get a good deal on it? Maybe I missed a previous thread....

    Ima thinking I might be wanting one o' those someday....
     
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    MOP

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    I don't think you should be disappointed at all...it's a great looking trailer. I'm not much of a purist though,and agree with Boyink's comments.
     
  14. Mar 13, 2007
    wheelie

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    I gave 350 for it with no title. I'm satisfied considering that I paid 200 for a real junker that was supposed to have a tile with it ( long story,:evil: ).
    I find myself becoming more of a purist as the years pass. The more advanced the daily drivers become, the more I like thew simplicity of the old stuff. Nothing to do with paint though. I think it'll end up matching the Cherokee.
     
  15. Mar 13, 2007
    Canadian 62

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    Sweet deal!
    Sand blast it and it will be just like new again. The only way to clean it up properly in the hard to reach places within the frame rails.
    Jeeps come and go, but this trailer you want to last for years.
     
  16. Mar 13, 2007
    Robert Bills

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    Very good trailer for the price. I know of one for sale with the original bows and canvas, unrestored but complete except for the original arrow tail light, and the guy wants $3,000. That is the highest I have ever seen and I question whether it is worth the price, but who knows, the price might actually get that high in a few years. These trailers, unbutchered and without excessive rust, are becoming very rare.

    Here's some photos of what you can end up with:


    http://www.surfacezero.com/g503/showgallery.php?cat=924
     
  17. Mar 14, 2007
    wheelie

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    man, that's a great set up Robert. Got it all pretty much covered so the weekend get away is more enjoyable. I like it.
     
  18. Mar 16, 2007
    atavuss

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    nice score, Wheelie!
    any chance you can show us more detailed pics of the side boards and bows?
     
  19. Mar 18, 2007
    wheelie

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    I have no bows but, will get some pics of the side boards
     
  20. Mar 18, 2007
    Lieutenant Mike

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    Do you want your money back on it????????:twisted: Great deal and a great looking trailer.
     

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