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Trailer interchangabilit?

Discussion in 'Jeep Trailer Tech' started by windyhill, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. Jan 10, 2008
    windyhill

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    Hey, a buddy of mine took an old "jeep trailer and pulled the tub off it and conv. it into a welding trailer. It had no tailgate and round fenders. The neighbor has one also which has been sitting out for years and the tub is shot. It has squared off fenders. They look really close to the same size, could I put the one tub on the other? What diff. are there. What should I look for? What are the similarities? Thanks.
     
  2. Jan 11, 2008
    CJ-X

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    Go to G503.com
     
  3. Jan 11, 2008
    jeepfreak81

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    Without knowing the models it would be hard to tell, the "squared fenders" trailer sounds like it could be an M416 if they are original. M416 trailers are slightly larger then earlier counterparts (M101, civvy Bantam etc...) The earlier trailers had curved fenders.


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  4. Jan 11, 2008
    Robert Bills

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    The tubs on the round fendered WWII MBT (Willys) and T3 (Bantam), post war M100 (Various manufacturers), and post war civilian T3-C (Bantam) will all fit the frames on each of these trailers. The tubs on the square fendered Vietnam era M-416 are wider and longer and will not fit the frames or the narrower axles of the earlier trailers without modification. Also, the tubs on the earlier trailers are welded to the frames while the tub on the M-416 is bolted to the frame.

    There are "reproduction" tubs and fenders available for the earlier trailers (see DLBensinger.com, who carries parts manufactured by MD Juan of the Phillipines). There are also tub panels and sheet metal available to rehab an existing tub on a MBT, T3, T3-C and M100 (see jeepanelsplus.com).

    In my opinion, it would be a lot less work to obtain and install a repro tub or panels for an earlier 1/4 ton trailer than to modify and install an M416 tub on an MBT, T3, T3-C or M100 frame, or vice versa. Also, it would be a lot less expensive to obtain and restore a relatively complete trailer of either era than to rehab a basket case.
     
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  5. Jan 11, 2008
    windyhill

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    Sounds like they recked the early on then. I'll look into this a little more. The early tub is being used to hold scrap metal at the moment. :rofl: Thanks guys.
     

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