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Discussion in 'Jeep Trailer Tech' started by wuze, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. Dec 5, 2011
    wuze

    wuze lost in austria

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    a old willys?

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    i found this and want to know if this is a willys trailer.

    i would like to have a old willys trailer behind my 6, but i know nothing about trailers......


    thx
    gerald
     
  2. Dec 5, 2011
    wheelie

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    I'm goin' with WWII Bantam, slightly modified, ...................but, I could be wrong.
     
  3. Dec 5, 2011
    rusty

    rusty Well-Known Member

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    Don't know much about trailers but ....... You want it. :)
     
  4. Dec 6, 2011
    wuze

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    jwjeep60

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    doesn't quite look the same
    the frame is boxed under the tub.
    has some parking brake components.

    on the spens pictured:
    no parking brake
    frames are not boxed
    hitch is different
    tailgate
     
  6. Dec 7, 2011
    Mike C

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    I don't think the WWII trailers had safety chains, did they? Those look like M100, But it looks like a WWII parking brake handle. Taillight mount looks to be M100.
     
  7. Dec 7, 2011
    F Bill

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    WWII had safety chains, they are pricey... the parking brake is definitely WWII stuff, drawbars have the v ends that indicate WWII, and it has the blackout switch hole. Check the upper drivers side of the front panel for signs of data plate rivets...and the floor for signs of floor drains, should be two in opposite corners IIRC, and if you go over to the G 503 boards there is a WWII trailer board and a sticky post on ID of the 1/4 ton trailer. That one is NOT a Spen, they had tailgates that were about half height of the rest.
    Definitely a worthwhile trailer, and if you want one with a tailgate to use trade it off for one...How much can you get it for?
     
  8. Jan 21, 2012
    wuze

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    here is my trailer (i have payed 300€) in my shop.


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    i will look today for a data plate


    gerald
     
  9. Jan 21, 2012
    '74Renegade

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    Looks good Gerald. I should have shown you mine when you were here, I have a Willy's MB-T. The push button parking brake release indicates a Willy's. Does it have single or double floor drains? Single also indicates it's a Willy's, I believe Bantams had two drains. Those are the main differences I have found between the Willy's and Bantam models.
     
  10. Jan 21, 2012
    F Bill

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    If you go over to the 2A page Art C has a pretty good section for all the trailers, and there is also a WWII trailer section on the G 503 boards.. Both have excellent info and will help you on your build making it stock.
     
  11. Jan 21, 2012
    wuze

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    i dont want to make the trailer too perfect, i just want a cool trailer for the family camping trips.....
    i just want to know if its a willys or a bantam, it maks no difference for me, i also dont know what trailer is better to have a bantam or willys?

    just one drain hole..
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    the floor looks ok for me
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    stefan, my 7year old son welding the first time
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    he is so good that i let him work on the trailer
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    looks realy good
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    gerald
     
  12. Jan 21, 2012
    cj6/442

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    that boyz got skillz one handed ,wow.
     
  13. Jan 21, 2012
    rusty

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    Yep, left or right handed. :)
     
  14. Jan 31, 2012
    wuze

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    ready for paint

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    i have done the bodywork not perfect because i dont need a bling-bling trailer......

    gerald
     
  15. Jan 31, 2012
    wuze

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    gerald
     
  16. Jan 31, 2012
    nwedgar

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    Nice. Keep posting pics, it's looking really good.
     
  17. Feb 1, 2012
    wuze

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    the green comes next week....

    gerald
     
  18. Feb 1, 2012
    Jeepenstein

    Jeepenstein Me like Jeep..

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    Cool Gerald, very cool.. My boy is a few years younger (he's four today) but yeah.. Can't wait to see him with a welder in hand!
     
  19. Feb 10, 2012
    wuze

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    next week comes the herculiner ( 1 galone = 280$ )

    gerald
     
  20. Feb 10, 2012
    Boyink

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    Ohhhh...not Herculiner! HATED that stuff in my Bantam. Leeches black, bloodies your knuckles, fades, wears thin in the sun. Always wish I had just kept with simple paint.

    Welding boy is cool...but get 'im some safety glasses and gloves...;)
     

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