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1943 Coverto TR6 Trailer Boise, ID $1400

• CATEGORIES: trailer

Josh has this trailer for sale.

“For sale 1943 converto t6 trailer. This is trailer is basically the same the Willys MBT or Bantam t3 but a little rarer. The trailer could be used as is or would be an easy restoration. I will include a set of the two piece combat rims as well as the post war wheels/tires currently on the trailer. 208 eight three zero 22twentysix”

http://boise.craigslist.org/cto/3809055883.html

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1952 M-38A1 + Trailer Poultney, VT eBay

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1, trailer • TAGS: , .

The bidding starts at $9000. This appears to have the wrong grille for a 1952.  However, on the sign on the front bumper it reads 1953. So that might explain why it lacks the grille, because it’s actually a ’53 model.

“Totally rebuilt engine (less than 1500 miles), new tires and tubes, new canvas top and seats. Many more new and spare parts. Body has 33K miles. Engine has less than 1200 miles.”

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1942 GPW and 1945 Trailer Glendale, AZ $15,000

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB), trailer • TAGS: , .

Here’s a good looking combo.

“1942 Ford GPW(running) and 1945 Bantam Tailer. Jeep and trailer have been brought back to motor pool standard.

-JEEP equipped with:
tools with tool bag, jack, jack handle, tow rope, rebuilt tire pump, Ford-marked engine crank, BC-620 radio with mounted(FT-250) power supply, MP48 antenna with MP50 mount, rubberized antenna base cover, 6 antenna sections with bag, and assorted commo accessories. There are a lot of “F” marked parts. Total list of parts and accessories too numerous to mention.
There is a GPW rebuildable engine block for sale that we can discuss.

-TRAILER equipped with: canvas cover. The tires are brand new with brand new tubes. CLEAR title on both vehicles.

Other:
Jeep has WW2 Willys MB engine, rebuilt carburetor, regulator, starter, radiator, new generator and new battery.
Jeep and trailer have military tires and combat wheels. Both have new electrical system (6 volt).
There is a minor transmission leak and brakes work but need to be bled.
Contact Tony”

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/wvl/cto/3749414440.html

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1948 CJ-2A Denver, CO eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, trailer • TAGS: , .

Some imperfections? There are a variety of dings and dents.

“Do not miss your chance to own this iconic Jeep Willys with Trailer combination. It takes most people years to find a rust free Willys to start their restoration project, combine that with its original trailer!?! This is an amazing find!! It is done, buy it and go enjoy it NOW for the fraction of the price of a restoration … view more info on eBay”

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1946 CJ-2A Waterloo, IL $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, trailer • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available

(02/21/2013) This may be worth a look.

“I have for sale a 1946 Jeep Willys with matching trailer that I have a title for as well as the jeep. Both titles are clear and in hand. Many new parts (too many to list). Runs and drives good; could probably use some adjusting on the carburetor. Trailer needs work. Asking $4,500 obo. Please call 618-795-6087.”

http://stlouis.craigslist.org/cto/3715427996.html

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1954 CJ-3B Bakersville, NC eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, trailer • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  Now on eBay

This is a nice looking 3B + Trailer.

“1954 Willys CJ3B Jeep with 1/4 ton army trailer. Total frame off rebuild in 2005 including new body. All mechanical parts rebuilt or replaced including engine overhaul, re cored radiator, new gears in transmission and transfer case as needed, and both differentials inspected.
Upgrades include 12V alternator electrical system, Auto Meter all electric gauges, 11″ brakes with braided stainless lines, sprayed bed liner inside and under the body, and an 8000 lb PTO front mounted winch.
I’m disabled and unable to use it, so it’s been sitting in the shed for a few years and will need some clean up. I will answer all questions.”

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1944 Converto Trailer Newport Beach, CA **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: trailer

UPDATE: Was listed on eBay. Status Unknown.

Looks like the sides may have been patched.

“An extremely rare WWII US Navy trailer from San Diego with a clear California title and an early black California license plate. The original ID tag is still affixed to the trailer. The body is very straight with some some spots of rust visible in the pictures, overall I would say this is a very good trailer. These are so rare that you might not have the opportunity to ever get one again and my reserve is very reasonable. Payment expected within three business days after auction ends. Cash in person, cashiers check or wire transfer. Available for inspection with an appointment before the auction ends.”

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Bantam T3-C Trailer West Coast $1500

• CATEGORIES: trailer

Art asked me to post this.

“For Sale – Rare Bantam T3-C (Civilian) trailer – Has been stored inside for the past 40 years. Original bows as shown. Almost no rust. Call 509 531-9993 -//$1500 firm. I am bringing this little find up from So. Cal. To WA State on March 25. Can deliver most any where in California or parts of Oregon if purchased on or before March 25-26. California title.”

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1945 Converto Airborne Trailer White Salmon, Wa $700

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This appears restorable.

“1945 WW2 Jeep willys MB or ford GPW airborne dump trailer. This was manufactured by Converto Manufacturing Inc. to be towed behind the WW2 jeeps. This trailer was assembled in 1945 and as shown by the picture has its original data tag. This trailer is not rotted out and the bed area has no holes. Several dents in the rail area as this was a working utility trailer for a family until I spotted it 2 weeks ago. The tailgate is intact but has moderate scale rust but no holes. There is one blackout light left on the rear. These are very hard to find and becoming more scarce as the years go by. (509)493-2874 or (509)637-5339 (NO EMAILS PLEASE). $700.00″

http://portland.craigslist.org/grg/atq/3687902149.html

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1945 Bantam Trailer Richland, WA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: Sold. Was listed at $1200.

“This 1945 Bantam Jeep Trailer, model T100, has been restored to its original design, which includes the pintle hook tongue. It has the older style military tires on it, which are in okay condition. I’ve been in the process of restoring it and therefore have removed the paint to the bare metal. It was my intention to paint it od green. Well, my garage is full, and the trailer is going to have to go. I have already purchased primer for the trailer, but have not put it on.”

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1946 CJ-2A Eureka, MT $9500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, trailer • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  Still Available

(01/10/2012) This is nice looking.

“Buick v-6, truck 4-speed, t-18 transfer, dana 60 rear, dana 44 front, air locker in front and locked in rear. Ranchero adjustable shocks, 4 wheel disc power brakes, hydralic clutch, custom fenders, doors, cage, tire rack, monster tack, Optima battery, marine speakers, cj-7 seats, new soft top last fall. 33×12.50 tsl swapers, 9500 lb warn worm drive, also comes with one heck of a trail tool kit and basic extra parts, has big radio and cb. She’s a head turner and a go getter!
406-291-7651
NO EMAILS!”

http://kalispell.craigslist.org/cto/3717487813.html

 
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1945 Gemco Trailer **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: trailer

UPDATE: **Status Unknown**

The appears in excellent shape.

“Offered at auction is an original World War II 1/4t military trailer manufactured in May 1945 by Gemco Mfg. This trailer has been completely restored and is parade ready. The data plate is completely original and in very good condition. Vintage Wiring of Maine OEM correct harness and Beachwood trailer tarp are installed. The trailer is 100% historically correct in every detail and stensiled as it would have been for shipment to the ETO
Stats on trailer:
Manufacturer Gemco Eng. & Mfg. Co. Inc.
Model T-1
Serial number 529
ACM number 135821 stamped on the frame under the front left spring hanger.
DOD 5-1945
U.S.A. number USA0877094
You would be hard pressed to find a nicer WWII trailer for your collection. The trailer is sold with a current OR title and pictoral documentation of the restoration process.”

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Unusual Jeep Trailer Lewisburg, KY $650

• CATEGORIES: trailer

I’m not sure any of this was ever military, but I could see that being handy for someone.

“Enclosed military jeep trailer. Removable sides and back, good for small business, instruments, flea market and craft items, camping or hunting dogs. 15 inch wheels, 2 inch ball. 4 X 6 with shelves in the front 9” deep.”

http://owensboro.craigslist.org/for/3585585784.html

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1943 Fletcher Jeep Tanks AD on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, trailer

These fuel tanks could be pulled by jeeps and other vehicles.

“This is an original vintage 1943 magazine advertisement by Fletcher Aviation Corp. (Pasadena, California) titled
“New Fletcher Jeep Tanks … give gasoline service on the double!”
with 2 WWII era photos.
The ad measures approximately 7 3/4″ x 11 1/4″, is in excellent condition, and can easily be matted & framed.”

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M-416 Custom Camping Trailer **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: Camping, trailer

UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was on eBay.

(02/15/2013) This trailer setup looks good.

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“Up for sale is my M416 military trailer that has been modified into a off-road camping/adventure trailer. This started off as a ¼ ton M416 surplus trailer. It was completely stripped down and sandblasted. The Axle was replaced with a 3500 lb unit with 6 lug bolt pattern for Toyota and Chevrolet. The frame was extended in the front for a cooler rack, and two military style gas can mounts ( gas cans will not be included). Trailer still maintains the military pintle hitch. Body had the floor cut out and replaced with heavier steel. A custom lid was made which opens using a modified tailgate latch and heavy duty lift struts. On top of the trailer sits a large Serengeti Rooftop tent.(http://campinglab.com/serengeti01.html)

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WW2 Couse Navy Trailer Gustine, CA on eBay

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I don’t know much about these trailers.

” This is a US Navy Military World War 2 Trailer built by Couse Labs for the US Navy. Its hard to read the date plate. It says Spares Trailer, Type CAHT-10284, Department of Ships. Serial number 211 I think. There is a picture of the date plate. We have only seen one restored online, its the only other one we were able to find. I believe its got one “combat rim” on it and one M38A1.Will help load her onto a truck if needed. There is another Combat Rim that will go with her (pictured). The last picture is of a Couse Labs built US Navy Trailer restored.”

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1944 Airborne Hand Cart on eBay

• CATEGORIES: trailer

I don’t know anything about these, but thought some of you would find it interesting.

“This is a 1944 Omaha Industries M3A4 Hand Cart. Omaha only made around 3600 M3A4′s, making this one of the rarer manufacturers to find.

This cart is very complete- it is only missing the draw bar, as most ones that get found are, and the cover and tow ropes. All these are available as reproductions.

The body is straight and is “barn fresh”, with only light surface rust. A quick clean up and some paint and it will look great. All the proper hardware appears to be there and it looks to be in good shape.

The wheels are intact and the original military marked tires are there. The tires do have damage, but a skilled person may very well to able save them since they are tube type. The damage on both is to the inside so they could be good display tires. In addition I am including a brand new pair of Carlisle tires that are the closest tires available to one of the styles used in WWII, these tires are $100+ alone. This gives the restorer an option of what tires to use.

The original and very hard to find bearing covers are not installed, but are included.”

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1945 Bantam Trailer Gustine, CA on eBay

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The seller selling the Navy trailer is also selling this one.

” This is basically a barn find. Its Original and in need or a restoration. Its an American Bantam Cab Company built USMC 1/4 Ton World War 2 trailer. The original data plate with the original serial number is still on it. Serial Number is 65108. Date of delivery is 3-1-45. There is a “combat rim” that goes with it. As you can see by the picture the rim needs work! Personally I think its a great project for someone to enjoy.”

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A Tear Drop Camper for a MB

• CATEGORIES: Magazine, trailer

Steve spotted this great article about a jeep owner who decided to build a teardrop trailer for his rig.  Alan Johnson wrote the article as part of the premiere issue of Cool Tears and Tiny Campers Magazine, a magazine devoted to small campers.

The more I look at these, the more one of these might be a good solution for our trip back east.  I guess I’ll need to share this idea with my wife.

You can read the entire story from Cool Tears here

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You can see the trailer loaded in front of the jeep — Cool Tears Magazine