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Reproduction trailers!

Discussion in 'Jeep Trailer Tech' started by Mcruff, Jul 26, 2006.

  1. Jul 26, 2006
    Mcruff

    Mcruff Earlycj5 Machinist

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  2. Jul 26, 2006
    Rondog

    Rondog just hangin' out

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    But no axle, springs, shocks, hubs, wheels, tires, or pintle hook?
     
  3. Jul 26, 2006
    beeser

    beeser Member

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    Yep, one of the surplus CDN units may be a better bargain. Besides they're more solidly built.
     
  4. Jul 26, 2006
    Mcruff

    Mcruff Earlycj5 Machinist

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    Well I don't want a pintle hook, those things suck for driving down the road banging constantly. As far as the axle, springs and hubs they cost about another $200 locally. The combat wheels depend. The originals didn't have shocks. Tires and wiring are cheap. How many of the guys on here have paid $500-$600 for apiece of crap that they had another $500 in to make it useable. The Canadian trailers are an option but they'll cost probably $600 to get this far south maybe more.
    I look at it as an option. I have looked long and hard with in about 150 miles af me, when I found one they were junk or they were so proud of them they wanted almost this much for one that still was not all original. Just presenting another option.
    If I could find one locally for $400-$600 or so I would buy it in a heartbeat, never seen one that cheap and I'm not driving 200 miles to buy one for $750 only to be disappointed when I get there after having spent $60 in gas. I know what you mean but this is still not bad, you could have a brand new trailer for probably $1900 or there abouts.
    Besides I already have Jeep wheels and hubs and can get springs for about $45 a pair.
     
  5. Jul 26, 2006
    vanguard

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    You could drop the price to about 950, by using only the repro tub. Not much fab work to the frame, see Boyink's page and you could use northern tool jeep fenders in place of those of the 100 each fenders offered by the mfg.
     
  6. Jul 26, 2006
    SIDSCJ

    SIDSCJ Jeep addict

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    I came across this:http://jeepdraw.com/Willys_MBT.html on G503. He's comparing to an original but some good shots of the repro frame and other areas. IF the one Mcruff posted is the MD Juan one, here's a chance to see B4 you buy.HTH
     
  7. Jul 26, 2006
    sparky

    sparky done Staff Member Founder

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    Mine does originally. :D
     
  8. Jul 26, 2006
    jpflat2a

    jpflat2a what's that noise?

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    if all your worried about is $$, then maybe the repro is for you....
    but why have 2nd best when you could own the real deal ?
    so what if you have to fix it up
    that's what you do to old cars, Jeeps, trailers, whatever
    you restore them
    my 0.2 worth
     
  9. Jul 26, 2006
    BlueFlu

    BlueFlu past owner of some ecj5's

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    I'm gonna wait till Speedbuggy gets tired of his and get it. R)
     
  10. Jul 26, 2006
    Mcruff

    Mcruff Earlycj5 Machinist

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    Jim not to be to picky and not trying to be a smart butt, but a huge percent of these trailers are so far gone that they are basically new by the time you get them finished restoring and by then there not the real deal anymore.:(
    I realize that restoration is a thing of love but sometimes you just want to have something to use not cherish like the beloved family classic car.

    Sorry Sparky I didn't realize they came with shocks originally.
     
  11. Jul 26, 2006
    sparky

    sparky done Staff Member Founder

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    M416s did. Earlier versions didn't. MOP retrofitted 'em to his trailer. So you're mostly right. I was just teasing.
     
  12. Jul 26, 2006
    MOP

    MOP Active Member

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    I paid $250 for my Bantam and it was perfectly useable, no rust through, and pulled 275 miles home like a dream. I chose to put another $400 into it to make it shiny and extend it's life another 50 years. Did I have to, no, but I would take mine with a few bumps and dings over a $2000 version any day of the week.
     
  13. Jul 26, 2006
    Mcruff

    Mcruff Earlycj5 Machinist

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    When you find another trailer thats in good shape that close again, quietly email me and I will send you a check and be up there the next weekend to pick it up.;)
    The 2 that I have found locally for $300 would need the springs, axles, part of the frame most of the body and the hitch replaced, oh and they didn't have lights or wiring!
     
  14. Jul 26, 2006
    1963cj5

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    www.dlbensinger.com He has trailers that are bemak repos..Daryl is a very nice guy to deal with ..I am going his way next month to get another body kit, you want a trailer make the arrangements ..let me know.be more than glad to get it to NC for you...
     
  15. Jul 26, 2006
    russo

    russo Hope is not a method

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    Is this not the same source that Mcruff posted?
     
  16. Jul 26, 2006
    1963cj5

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    Sorry russo and everybody else ..Didnt know he had a private website other than his business web..
     
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    MOP

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    Will do ;)

    I think Patrick might be closer, maybe I could start a bidding war?
     
  18. Jul 26, 2006
    jpflat2a

    jpflat2a what's that noise?

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    mine is original since the late 40s
    no minty Mary here :rofl:
    and it's been in use with my family since 1974
    I didn't put the front box, water tank, water pump, and battery in it for show...
    it's a working Bantam and I use it
    I treat it the same as my Jeep
    I'll keep my eye open for you ;)
     
  19. Jul 27, 2006
    Boyink

    Boyink Super Moderator Staff Member

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    What about a $2K version with dents and dings? :rofl: :oops:
     
  20. Jul 27, 2006
    russo

    russo Hope is not a method

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    I'm not pickin'. Just trying to clarify if there were two similar contact. No apology needed. I'm sorry if it sounded that way.
     

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