I snatched this up the other day on impulse. They don't come up very often and don't last long when they do. I am still not sure I even want it, or if I want to fix it up a bit. The Bantam T3-C I have seems to work well enough. I will probably sell one of them, but then again I think these little trailers are neat and I might just have two so I can be like Mr. Boucher. The goal would be to pull doubles if I do. ;D
Alright, I've been busy this week. I am going to use this trailer, it will not be a museum piece or restored to exact original specs. I also don't want to have a lot of money in it in the end, but I want it to be right. So anyway I picked this up real cheap and I see it had potential. I sold my T3-C and used the funds to pay back what I spend on this M416, bought some new NDCC tires and tubes, POR15, some rust converter paint, shocks, and some Gama Goat lenses. I had to free up the landing leg and lunette eye, repacked bearings and replaced hub seals. Wired in a 4 plug harness and switched to 12V lights. All is going nice. I scrubbed the poo out of the floor with a wire wheel and did the POR15 tonight. The underneath looked really good, it had some kind of nice corrosion coating on it and it looked good. The drain plugs are toast and I probably won't replace them because the military had already drilled several holes in the floor anyway. One day I might seal it up.
I am not sand blasting it. I spot primed with the rust converter paint, and also used it on the tongue and casting.
New tires and I picked up some Khaki spray paint in flat. I tried it on the wheels and I think I will paint the whole trailer this color. Later if I want I can come back and do a camo job on it. I also need to get a tarp for it maybe. I am considering a folding tent to mount on top.
So that's where I'm at now. I think I will do a bed liner inside the tub in black.
Thanks guys. I probably won't bring it this weekend because there is one last thing to do and that is spray in the bed liner. I'm still waiting for it to get here. Right now the inside of the tub is clean and acid washed and scuffed up so I don't want to dirty it up and have to spend time prepping it again. Then it will be ready to show off and probably never used again. Well all that and I haven't registered it yet either.
I found some nice rubber ized tarps at Northern Tool, think I'm up to an 6x8 or next size up with the RTT mounted. U could also build a lid... Where did u find the tires.... Just need a receiver on the back for doubles nice find...
1990 RED YJ 1968 Primer Red CJ-5 (a.k.a. Giddy Up) 2-1960's M416 trailers 1997 Volvo 850 (DD)