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1946 Converto Trailer Pine Hill, NY $650

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This looks like a good price on a small Converto Trailer. Thanks to Andy for spotting it.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3256604564582183

“Good trailer. Concerto made these trailers to tow behind jeeps in WWII. Good N.Y. registration.”

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1947 Spen Trailer Cranbury, NJ $2500

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This is as nice of a Spen trailer as I’ve seen.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/463045355511164

“Jeep Willy’s Spen Trailer. This is the trailer you would have gotten from a Jeep dealer as they did not sell Bantam trailers. It is in good shape, has some surface rust on the top side and could probably use a repaint or would be fine as is. Tires are new. Asking $2500 or best offer, comes with title”

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1942 Willys MBT Trailer Fredericksburg, VA eBay

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Bill spotted this trailer on eBay.

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“August 1942 Willys MBT, buyer pays & sets up shipping.
This trailer was professionally restored by a well known military auto restoration company in the USA. The trailer was found, in-tact and painted black. Upon research, I found that this trailer was never mutilated, it still proudly displays the original data tag, holds all of its original hardware down to the lead washers for the reflectors AND the original markings from WW2. The trailer has the early axle with cast center section, correct lunette, landing leg and combat wheels. Being the first month of production for the trailers, the ACM number is located next to the hand brake rather than under the spring hanger. The trailer comes loaded with all the ammo boxes, fuel can, mortar boxes and parachute pack in the picture. I will do what I can to assist over seas purchasers.
Trailer will not be released until all funds have cleared, no exceptions.”

 
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2 F2A Trailers Lewes, DE $400

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Steve spotted these trailers. I’m not sure what vehicles were designed to tow them, but they look like they are rugged and could be handy behind a jeep or tractor.

https://delaware.craigslist.org/tro/d/lewes-military-trailers-f2a-1950s/7458117647.html

“Two 1950’s military trailers. Rusty but functional. Missing tow bars.
Phone calls only.”

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Knox Trailer Harrison Township, MI $1999 on eBay

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Jay shared this Knox trailer with it’s data plate that’s for sale on ebay.

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“KNOX TRAILER JEEP WILLYS STYLE in good working condition. Tires are old but hold air. The lights do not work. 1500 lb capacity. Sold with a bill of sale. 1999 takes. Local pick up preferred but shipping can be arranged”

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1945 Bantam Trailer Indiana, PA eBay

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UPDATE: This one is back on eBay. It his $1300 in the last eBay auction.

(03/10/2022) Bill shared this Bantam Trailer with top bows auction.

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“You are bidding on a very early, very original, very complete and unmolested 1945 BT3-C, 1/4 Ton Civilian Trailer.It was built by the Bantam Car Company in Butler, Pennsylvania. Bantaminvented the original WWII jeep and built approximately 2,500 pre-production models prior to Willys and Ford taking over the production of jeeps for WWII in late 1941 and the spring of 1942. Bantam was then relegated throughout the remainder of WWII to buildingthe 1/4 ton ‘jeep’ trailer that was typically towed by either the Willys MB or theFord GPW jeeps.

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1944 Airborne Converto Trailer Battle Ground, WA $3500

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $3500.

Marty’s selling this Converto Trailer that includes the original combat rims. Call or text Marty Tilford 360 600 5300.

“1944 US Army Airborne Converto 1/2 ton dump trailer. 31 x 10.50 r15 BFG mud terrain tires on 10 wide wheels. Also comes with the original reinforced combat wheels with tires. All new tail lights and wiring. The original lunette eye mount is all complete and not modified. I made a new slug of solid 2 inch round bar to fit in the factory spot with a 2 inch ball coupler. It can be easily removed and put an original one back on it. The floor is solid with very little surface rust. The only original part it is missing besides the lunette eye is the handle for the rear gate dogs. I just made one out of some steel i had around. This trailer would not take much to have it fully restored. Im asking $4,000.00 obo”

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1943 Ben Hur Trailer Visalia, CA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** WAS $1200.

Peter’s got this Ben Hur Trailer for sale.

“What I have is a unique trailer; a 1943 Ben Hur Military (US) Trailer built and used during the war. There are some privately owned and there are a few in Museums. Mine, I’ve own for over twenty years. I have all registration documents, and it is registered to me with a pink slip. The trailer is located in the Central Part of the State. It is fully functioning, so you can pull it home or wherever. Since it is registered, it has a license plate, which will come with the trailer.”

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1946 CJ-2A Willard, UT $3250

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $3250.

(10/31/2021) This has a replacement tub and some other updates (though this M-38 looking tub appears to have a battery box hole? It also includes a Knox trailer.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/178935127647544

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“CJ2A Repli-tub and 1940s Knox Trailer Included in this bundle is: -All steel Replica Tub (Not a cheap Fiberglass one) -Boxed in CJ2A Frame -Steel fenders and grill -Fiberglass Hood (Had been cut out for an air cleaner by previous owner) -Full Rollcage (Needs to be bolted/welded on) -Seats from a 73 CJ5 (Not yet installed) -1940s Knox Utility Trailer (Will be cleaned out before being sold) —There is no engine, no transmission, no transfercase, no steeringbox, no drivelines—

There is no vin plate for the Replitub, you would need to apply for a VIN/Serial Number through the State (Utah TC-162 Application Form) in order to road register this after you build it. Alternatively, it could be build as an Off-Road vehicle without that process. I would be happy to assist you with that process if needed. I have a poilce VIN inspection for the Jeep stating that no VIN was found on the tub or the frame by the officer”

 
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Bantam Trailer Sunrise, MT $700

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The ad is posted in the Vegas area, but the trailer may be located in Montana.

https://lasvegas.craigslist.org/pts/d/las-vegas-jeep-willys-military-civilian/7420166199.html

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“Jeep-Willys trailer in fair condition. Bed-box, fenders, tailgate, axle, and trailer tongue.
Currently all apart ready to recondition.
No title, parts bill of sale only.
Call or text for info. 8am-7pm.”

 
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Converto Dump Trailer on eBay

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Bill spotted this nice looking Converto Airborne Dump Trailer.

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“You are bidding only on a fully restored, WWII Air Transportable, Dump Trailer, manufactured by Converto.  Believed to be a 1944.  This trailer was often transported to remote areas and used in construction projects.  It was typically towed with a jeep as both could be transported inside a WWII C-47 Cargo Plane.  The trailer was originally purchased from the estate of a WWII member of the 20th Air Force, and marked in his honor upon restoration. No Title.  Sold with a bill of sale only. ”

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1946/7 T3-C Bantam Trailer Portland, OR **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1850.

Looks in decent shape and includes extra rims/tires.

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“$1,850 – Or Best Offer

For a 75-year-old trailer, this one is in pretty excellent shape. This is either a 1946 or 1947 Bantam T3-C 1/4 ton trailer. I’ve owned it for a couple of years now, with the intention to turn it into a overland like trailer.

I have an extra set of rims with military style tires, but all these tires need to be replaced, the rubber is pretty old on these. All the rims are in inner tube style rim as well. The bolt pattern is 5×5.5″ with a hub opening of a hair over 4.75.”
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Trailer West Forks Plantation, ME No Price

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Glenn spotted this trailer and thought maybe someone could use it.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/803176193650379

“Vintage army jeep trailer”

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Knox Trailers

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UPDATE IV: Here’s another Knox, this time owned by Clint. It appears to have a few mods:

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UPDATE III: While searching for any info on Knox trailers, Brandon ran across this post. So, he sent in some pics of his Knox trailer.  He recently sold it.

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UPDATE II (From July 13, 2021) : Here’s another example of a Knox trailer that Jared recently purchased:

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1944 Converto Dump Trailer Fort Pierre, SD eBay

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Bill spotted this Converto Airborne Trailer on eBay. Has some rust.

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“WWII US ARMY JEEP AIRBORNE 1944 CONVERTO DUMP TRAILER
GOOD ORIGINAL CONDITION, HAS ORIGINAL COMBAT RIMS

The 1945 Converto T6/T7 Airborne Dump Trailer for Willys MB Jeeps, was made in limited numbers.”

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1946 Bantam T3-C Trailer Hudson Valley, NY $450

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The rims make this worth a look.

https://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/tro/d/jefferson-valley-willys-bantam-t3-jeep/7332277472.html

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“This is a 1946 BantamT3-C trailer sold through Willys Jeep dealerships.
The good; Original combat rims. They have been media blasted and powder coated.
Original VIN tag with proper Bantam ownership in my name.
The bad;
It is in very rough shape. It looks like someone moved it with a bulldozer.
This trailer needs a trailer to pick it up. IT IS NOT towable.

Best offers considered, but only in person.
Phone calls only, and not after 8pm. Mention this ad and I’ll return your call.
Text and emails will be ignored.”

 
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1943 Willys-Overland Ben Hur Trailer Sanger, CA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1800.

Seems like it’s in good shape.

“This is a very nice original 1 ton Ben Hur type trailer, built by Willys. Trailer was built in 1943. Original canvas cover!! All wood solid with no rot. This trailer was stored inside most of its life. Price is $1800. Phone calls only. Number isn’t a cell.”

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Trailer Kelso, WA $500

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Marty spotted this good price on a trailer.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/851985805417440

“Military ammo trailer Vietnam era. Has a rotating tongue which helps out when you are wheeling. I have had this trailer for over 25 years. At one time I was going to paint it to match my jeep that is why the fenders are off, never painted and never put them back on. This pulled great behind my Jeep. No title never had one, I bought it off a add tacked to the wall in Woodys 4×4 in Vancouver.”

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1948 Parkway Wagon Trailer Sparta, WI $1500

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/24/2019) Another wagon-into-trailer modification.

https://madison.craigslist.org/pts/d/sparta-1948-willys-camping-trailer/7308066365.html

“Willy’s station wagon made into camping trailer back in the 50’s. Been saving it to restore an pull behind my Willy’s station wagon or truck, but time to let someone else enjoy it. Has the rare, hard to find, ‘ barn doors ‘ in back. Will need metal work, but it’s mostly flat panels on body and frame. $1500.”

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1948 T3C Bantam Trailer Montgomery, NY **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $600.

Seems like a good price. No description provided.

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1943 Bantam Trailer Sutter County, CA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1800.

Us as is or restore.

“1943 Bantam 1/4 ton jeep trailer. Nice straight trailer with minimal rust. A great project for restoration. for MB, GPW, military, Army, WWII, Korea, Willy’s, Ford, surplus, veteran”

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1952 Dunbar Kapple Military Trailer Winchester, KY $1200

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I’m not familiar with this brand, but the trailer includes a data plate. Thanks to Tom for spotting it.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/493904218290518

“Old army trailer. One tire is still up other is flat. Make a offer”

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Bantam Trailer Cascade, IA $325

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Allan’s selling this rough trailer. He’s hoping someone can get some use out of it.

https://dubuque.craigslist.org/pts/d/cascade-vintage-bantam-willys-trailer/7285869845.html

“This is a survivor Bantam Willys trailer. The trailer is very rusty and would need major work for restoration. The frame looks to be Ok and the axle, springs, hubs, wheels are all intact. Front tongue jack is intact and workable.The tailgate is intact, but would also need work. There is a bracket on the front of the trailer with a wire spool attached. Not sure what the wire spool attachment may have been used for.

The ID serial tag/plate is intact, but it is weathered to the point that I cannot read it. I have not tried a magnifying glass.”

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Cute little “jeep” Trailer

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Jack Bowlin posted photos of the cute little jeep trailer he created, one that matches his jeep. I like it.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1641202336209808/permalink/2742473362749361/

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1946 Spen Trailer Kalama, WA $950

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Seems in pretty good shape.

https://portland.craigslist.org/clk/tro/d/kalama-1946-spen-trailer-willys-jeep/7287373973.html

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“This is a WWII Jeep Trailer that was not used during the war and was sold after the war to SPEN CO. for civilian use. Hitch was converted to ball type at that time by the Spen Co. Rare trailer, very straight. Has a couple small cancer spots shown in pics in front wall. All the rest is surface rust. Has a Title. Just needs paint and the correct lights for a collectors trailer. Has the original (extremely hard to find) Spen hubcaps……”