Randy spotted this one.
“WW2 Carbon Arc Anti-Aircraft Searchlight and Sperry Power Plant
Manufacture: Sperry Gyro Co.
This light has been restored by the Carroll Brothers who have 40 years experience in ground up restorations of vintage military equipment. Great care was taken to insure historical accuracy. This is a museum quality light.
The light has been restored to original condition. Light was completely disassembled and rebuilt. All lead base paint removed. Interior of drum repainted with heat resistant paint, exterior painted military green. Asbestos insulation removed and replaced with heat resistant insulation. Mirror is 85% to 95%.
Many NOS (new old stock) parts replace unusable parts;
New Sperry control box
New junction box with power receptacles
Reconditioned burner with good nose cone
Carriage has new tires and reconditioned hubs.
All old electrical wire has been removed and replaced with modern wire. Light rewired to 1940’s standards. Re-carboned light and azimuth light function. Meter and meter box restored and working well.
No broken glass, all data plates reconditioned and in place.
Sperry power plant has been fully restored as well.”
Looks like a nice combo.
“I have a body off restoration M38a1 Jeep and trailer parade ready.This is the Marine Corps version with full fording gear.The only thing not restored on this vehicle is the engines internals runs like a top but does burn oil.This vehicle will be on display at the MVPA nationals from June 25 till June 28 at the Kentucky Expo center.This Jeep is immaculate in every detail comes with many extra parts including etra engine block, heads,rear ends ,and transmission and transfer case.Biggest reason I am selling is due to the fact that this vehicle has a top speed of 45 to 50mph and around here you would be run over at that speed on highway.I can be contacted by phone or text also at 4one9six0two4zero33.Where i was from in Ohio there were enough 55mph roads to travel to many shows and parades but down here it has to be trailered for your own safety.Bulldog on hood not included.Might consider trade of equal value on Cobra Mustang 99-2004″
“I have a body off restoration M38a1 Jeep and trailer parade ready.This is the Marine Corps version with full fording gear.The only thing not restored on this vehicle is the engines internals runs like a top but does burn oil.This vehicle will be on display at the MVPA nationals from June 25 till June 28 at the Kentucky Expo center.This Jeep is immaculate in every detail comes with many extra parts including etra engine block, heads,rear ends ,and transmission and transfer case.Biggest reason I am selling is due to the fact that this vehicle has a top speed of 45 to 50mph and around here you would be run over at that speed on highway.I can be contacted by phone or text also at 4one9six0two4zero33.Where i was from in Ohio there were enough 55mph roads to travel to many shows and parades but down here it has to be trailered for your own safety.Bulldog on hood not included.”
UPDATE: Sold. Was listed a $1000.
Given this includes the trailer, it might be worth a look.
“1948 CJ2A Jeep for sale. Ran and drove when parked 5 years ago. Comes with extra set of wheels with military tires mounted. Also comes with the trailer its on. Tow bar included. Have Titles in hand for Jeep and trailer. $1000 takes it all. Please respond to ad. Thanks.”
UPDATE: Still Available
(04/22/2014) Looks solid. Updated motor and tranny.
“I am selling my one of kind 1942 Ford GPW with a 1951 M100 Trailer. Sold as a package deal only. I did a complete frame off restoration of this jeep and trailer in 2004. The paint is a little faded, but pretty much everything is good to go. The engine and transmission where missing when I got the jeep, so I installed a 1985 4.3 liter Chevy V6 with a 4 barrel carburetor and a later model Military M38 T-90 transmission. This Jeep has lots of power and is a blast to drive! The transmission does pop out of second gear sometimes. I just put $1200.00 worth of new tries and wheels on the jeep last August. I kept the jeep as close to original as possible, except for the engine and transmission. It was titled as a 1948 Willys Jeep when I bought it, so that is the way it is still titled. I am asking $9500.00 cash for it and the trailer. Email this post for more info.”
UPDATE: Check out Richard’s Sterling Trailer here.
Most of us are familiar with the post WWII trailers like the Bantam & Spen trailers, but one most people don’t know about is the Sterling trailer built in Canada by the Sterling Machine and Manufacturing Company. I *think* the company was located in Hobart, Ontatrio, on the isthmus between Georgian Bay to the north and Simcoe Lake to the south.
Only a handful of these trailers have been photographed. The topic came to my attention thanks to Glenn, who spotted a Kijiji ad in a CJ-2A Page thread for the trailer. It appears to be the 2nd production model made. Here’s the info:
Vintage 1947 Willys Jeep trailer:
“This is a unique item if you are into old Jeeps. It is serial number 2!!! It was built in 1947 by Sterling Machine in Owen Sound, Ontario for Willys Jeep. The serial number plate is original untouched and shows it as number 2.
A little research into Sterling is they produced Civilian and civil service equipment for Jeep, and much of their business was concentrated on fire service. It appears this trailer may have originally been painted red, so it may have been sold as fire dept. equipment.
This trailer is in need of restoration, but is still usable. Up until recently it was used as a utility trailer by my father-in-law. Lots of surface rust, but structurally it is still very restorable.“
The best threads about this trailer are at the early CJ-5 site and at the IH8Mud site. One of the big differences between the early trailer above and the later trailer are the fenders, which change from the extended type shown above to the more bantam-like fenders. Here’s an example:
This is a vintage photo of a Sterling Trailer that appeared on Facebook.
Sterling Machine didn’t only do trailers. The CJ-3B page highlights there production of Fire Jeeps: http://cj3b.info/Fire/FireCJ2A.html
Sterling also received a Canadian patent for “Sawing attachment for jeeps and tractors” in 1951: http://books.google.com/books?id=KCoSAQAAMAAJ&q=%22Sterling+Machine%22+jeep&dq=%22Sterling+Machine%22+jeep&hl=en&sa=X&ei=8vxnU4CnD43GoASmuYDwDA&ved=0CEYQ6AEwAA
Finally, it appears George Hindman owned/controlled/bought Sterling Machine. His grandson Paul Evans mentions Sterling building ‘fire trucks’ there. http://www.owensoundsuntimes.com/2011/04/17/new-exhibit-honours-hindman-ships
So, if anyone has more insight into Sterling Machine and Manufacturing, please let me know.
UPDATE; **SOLD** Was $5995. Trailer in pics was sold.
(12/07/2013) “Willys CJ2A very restorable, nearly all original, driven every day. Has pintle hookup for trailer as well as original ball hitch mount w/ ball.”
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8800
(03/26/2014) Deal includes the trailer. It might be worth a look.
“1953 M38A1 Military Jeep and M-100 Trailer. REBUILT, very nice. Rebuilt engine, 3 speed transmission, two speed transfer, axles. Complete new brake system (all lines, master cylinder, wheel cylinders, shoes). 8000 lb. Ramsey winch & PTO (original-fits frame), Five New rims, tires and tubes. Replaced canvas and seats. Rear seat, original too box. Complete off frame resurrection of frame and body…NO Rust out.. Good Glass. Unit has been converted to 12 volt. All lights work including black out. Includes repair and Parts manuals. INCLUDES THESE EXTRAS another engine, transmission, transfer case, bell housing, brake shoes, front and rear axle assemblies, pressure plate, carb parts, hood, tie rods, drive shafts, electrical parts, Tow bar, 24 volt starter. plus other odds and ends.”
I don’t know how common these are, but I’ve not seen one.
“For Sale US Army M416 Trailer, This unit is (we have been told) and engineering Corps Trailer with the Whackey Roof affair and storage. That all Lifts off, no holes have been Drilled. This unit is Straight, Rust Free, Correct Jack Leg as well as Hitch, Wiring harness is there and complete, the Plug has been cut, Sale includes a new inner vehicle cable (has the correct ends) to fix the cut Plug. There are no lights. These Trailers can be correct with the larger late composite lights as well as the small aluminum Lights. Many of these end up on the road with their own light system regardless. Great for Camping Hauling or for the MV enthusiast. Good Rubber no dents no rust… IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND $1200/”
Seller says this was used in WWII and Korea.
“Total professional ground-up restoration. Used in WWII and Korea. PA licensed. Clear title. Price is negotiable; we’re motivated to sell!. Please email (email@example.com) for add’l photos. I am listing this Jeep for my Dad, a Korean War Veteran. He’s 85 and no longer can enjoy it as he once did!”
“1/4 ton Willys – Overland – Motors Inc. Jeep trailer . Delivery Date 1942 Rare !”
This may interest someone.
“1945 Bantam trailer serial # 18384
Original oak top bows. Ready for a canopy.
PTI plate, registration in hand.
I have a spare tire/rim, but it’s not mounted. The tire will probably need replaced. Mounted tires are in good shape with plenty of life left.
More Bantam info can be found at: http://bantamt3c.com/”
Fine parade rig.
“Attention re-enactors, parade goers, or attention seekers: 1948 Willys CJ2A converted into a WWII MB Jeep. Restored completely 3 years ago with rebuilt original flathead L-134 “go devil” engine with new manifold and rebuilt Carter carb and rebuilt T-80 transmission. Replaced OEM new items are: gauges (all work), gas tank, master cylinder, wheel cylinder, wheel cylinders, brake lines, wheel/parking brake shoes, MB windshield with M1 Garand rifle rack, complete new suspension (4 leaf-springs, shackles, shocks, etc.), new rear axle oil seals, new $600 radiator, exhaust,military non-directional tires, front steering kingpin bushings, gear box, cloth wiring, “beep” horn, front/rear turn-signals installed (front uses blackout grill lights), MB seats, MB canvas and bows, new MB tailgate and tire mount and jerrycan rack, parking lights. The body is not perfect showroom but there is no rust- I replaced the driver floorboard panel and some support hat channels; backseat bed/wheel wells has some welding “patch work” in its 66 years. Barely 5,000 miles since new rebuild. In addition, restored 1978 M416A2 trailer (A2 model has rebuilt actuator braking system with new master cylinder, shocks, and lines), new canvas, new parking brake, and lights/wiring system. Both are converted to 12 volts and are titled and registered. All reciepts are included. Will consider comparable trade ONLY for Dodge WC.”
No pics provided.
“1946 army jeep not running but will run with little tinkering looks good, has good nj title comes with 416 jeep trailer, a steel for both at $4500 or will seperate, selling due to illness, sorry i have no pictures, please reply with your phone number i will get back to you, thanks for looking”
UPDATE: Still Available.
(06/16/2014) Looks like a solid combo.
“1948 Willy’s CJ-2A jeep with matching trailer. This jeep is in very good shape with all original parts. I has some wear, but not a rust bucket by any means. Can be started and driven away. Original 6 Volt system, electrical is good except, blinkers do not work. All gauges (all original) work. Engine is perfect, runs very smooth.”
UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was $10,500
Cool trailer. Jeep has a fiberglass tub.
“This is the Jeep the Army would have wanted in 52. CJ3A with a 350 V8, turbo 350 trans and a B&M slapstick shifter. The Jeep has fiberglass tub with brand new Hot Rod Flatz olive drab paint, disc brakes, 3 inch lift, 32 inch tires on 15×10 rims, lined tub with a full carpet kit, overhead console with a am/fm cd player in it, 14 gallon tank, custom tire carrier with 2 inch hitch, block heater, side steps, padded roll bar, dual exhaust, electric wipers, and a full soft top in great shape.
The trailer is a jeep frame with a cut down tub and new paint. it has two large ammo cans and two new jerry cans on it. All of the tires are interchangeable with the jeep and trailer. the tub is rhino lined and it has reinforced corners and back on it.
I don’t have to sell it or need help selling it but I have found another project car I would like to restore. probably not interested in trading. $10,500.00”
**Status Unknown** Was $900.
It rolls and tows.
“1942 Bantam military jeep trailer , not perfect, but is a good candidate for restoration, or tow it as is, has some rust in the floor, has good 15″ tires, rolls and tows easy, has the hard to get center casting, with a 1 7/8’s ball hitch welded to a cutoff lunette, has the very early 2 piece axle with the cast center cover, has a tailgate, (nicely done) , hasn’t been registered in years, comes with bill of sale only, $900 OBO”
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was No Price.
Unclear if it runs.
“There is no price listed because they were appraised as one unit call for more details.”
Not a great photo, but it looks like a real nice jeep.
“Totally restored1947 Jeep CJ2a. Freshly painted, motor and transmission recently rebuilt, new oversized military tires and extra set, new seats, gauges.Many other items replaced. zero miles on rebuild. Jeep needs some easy final touches but I simply don’t have time to use and need tuition money. Comes with unrestored but solid Bantam trailer with matching pintle hitch and a bunch os extra parts, including a full top in great condition. My loss will be your gain. $6000 firm.”
A little rough, but may be useable.
“Bantam Jeep trailer
Missing one fender
UPDATE: Was $5500. **SOLD**
“Price is firm, Trailer tracks PERFECTLY, you dont even know its back there, Gets great looks at car shows and parades. Made from a 1995 Tub, original rear and suspension, 2 inch ball hitch, LED Lights rear and side, I used it for sales calls, always got the people outside to look at it when I pulled in. Trailer has 2 batteries in a custom well behind the rear where the gas tank would normally go. Reverse lights have a custom Flasher with remote to use as back up lighting or strobe lighting. Custom made cover waterproof , wheels are from a 2011 Wrangler but can be swithced back by just removing the adaptors back to TJ or older styles. Different lug measurements. paint has a few spots of werar but overall very cool and fun to take out. Please do NOT respond asking my lowest price or how much you’ll offer me to “Take it off my hands” ,, I dont need to sell if but I just dont use it as much and its only sitting in my driveway, was covered every winter.
Heres the You tube video walk around of it – – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFbnxwMA4KA —
Glenn spotted this one. It is supposed to have new tires, but they don’t appear in the pics.
“WW2 Jeep trailer good shape. New military tires and tubes. Tires cost $475. Standard 1-7/8″ ball hitch. Needs to be sanded and painted. Surface rust only.”
UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was priced at $5000.
(12/22/2013) There have been some work done in the step area.
“1947 Willys jeep for sale. Flat head 4 cyl motor, 5 new tires, has 1947 plates so no tabs, register once then done. The body is in good shape, very little rust. Motor and transmission and transfer case rebuilt. Has all new wiring. Also there is a military 1/4 ton trailer. Arctic top and tons of extra parts including, transmission, 2 transfer cases, 2 pto gear boxes, 2 cases of oil filterss, extra carburetor, 1case of 0weight grease for front end and more.”
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $450
“Unique Military trailer, high clearance, comes with extra set of rims and tires.
Please contact me by phone (number in contact section)”
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $850.
This might work for someone.
“Small army trailer with good tires. Will take $850 for it.”