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Spen Jeep Trailer

Discussion in 'Jeep Trailer Tech' started by 48cj2a, Jul 28, 2005.

  1. Jul 28, 2005
    48cj2a

    48cj2a http://bantamt3c.com

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    MOP

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    I saw that and wished I were closer....I woulda probably put in a ~$350 dollar bid with 15 seconds left. Too good of a deal to lose by a few bucks in a bidding war. The other persons max was prolly like $225 ;) Sorry, not trying to add insult to injury, but I always bid my absolute max in the last few seconds and hope it doesn't get up to or over it.
     
  3. Jul 28, 2005
    speedbuggy

    speedbuggy Looking for a Jeep now

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    He stole it for $212. That's a shame that you didn't win it...
     
  4. Jul 28, 2005
    littlepurplecj

    littlepurplecj Fellow Jeeper

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    48cj2a

    48cj2a http://bantamt3c.com

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    I know, I know, I should have bid higher to begin with. I gladly would have paid $350+. I decided that when I got my rear seat for the CJ2A and I did get it after 2 years of bidding on them. They go for crazy amounts also toward the end. I was watching some front seats that are near perfect but they just crossed $200 a little while ago...ouch

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/e...d=1,1&item=7989146121&sspagename=STRK:MEWA:IT
     
  6. Jul 28, 2005
    Boyink

    Boyink Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Heh...I half-looked at bidding on that one myself. I'm looking for a deal on one to build a dedicated camping trailer out of.
     
  7. Jul 29, 2005
    Kodiak12060

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    Mike, if you are interested I have a Spen axle w/ 6 bolt hubs. I also have early Chebby rims for it and springs. The Spen was a 3/4 ton trailer unlike Bantam and the bolt pattern could be ordered so it would match your car or truck.
    I actually think that Spen made the Bantam bodies. My buddy just bought Spen serial number 140 and it has the same two bar rear tub reinforcement and the serial number tag reads Henry Spen Co Inc manufacturer and designers of commercial military trailers and bodies.
     
  8. Jul 29, 2005
    Boyink

    Boyink Super Moderator Staff Member

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    "One" = a Jeep trailer of any flavor, not specifically a SPEN.

    But you're farther away than I want to go - otherwise I'd have picked up your $300 M416.
     
  9. Jul 30, 2005
    wheelie

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    Say afella buys a trailer with no ID tag left on it anywhere. How could this fella distinguish a Bantam from a Spen?
     
  10. Jul 30, 2005
    48cj2a

    48cj2a http://bantamt3c.com

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    Believe me the buyer and myself know the difference, but the seller did not from our conversation prior to the last day. I was dumb enough to not put a serious enough bid on it and let it be stollen for that price. Spens are not to common!
     
  11. Jul 30, 2005
    blevisay

    blevisay Oh Noooooooooooooooo! Staff Member

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    48cj2a

    48cj2a http://bantamt3c.com

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    That Ad page of Marsky's, and his actual Spen Trailers posted on his web site were the only data I could find prior to bidding. So that is why I assumed they are not that common...or rare.
     
  13. Jul 31, 2005
    Kodiak12060

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    The Spen trailers were the only Willys utility trailer listed in the Willys approved accessory catalog. The tailgates are 3/4 the height of the Bantam and they have smooth floors unlike the Bantams. The fenders don't have a rolled edge just a small bead. The wheels have clips for hubcaps and they are rated 3/4 ton. The tailgate hinge is vastly superior to the Bantam but I still have no idea what the taillight looks like.
     
  14. Nov 17, 2010
    paul in ark

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    where was Spen data plate attached on trailer--can't find one on my Spen
     
  15. Jul 3, 2012
    givemethewillys

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    My new-to-me Spen trailer has ribbed floors. I've heard a few people say that they are flat steel..... maybe mine is the exception to the rule? It has rusted through the front edges of the floor, and I'd hate to decrease its value by bubba-ing it!

    Mine has a bracket for a taillight on the driver's (left) side, but no evidence that there was ever a taillight there.
     
  16. Jul 3, 2012
    givemethewillys

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    I'd also like to know....... my data plate was handed to me by the seller!
     

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