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New trailers for Restoration

Postby Redlight » September 26th, 2017, 7:03 pm

I was I think very lucky with the latest GSA auctions for military trilers. I won a M100 Trailer in Connecticut and a M416 in Maine. Please see the before pictures below:

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I have had some good luck restoring other 1/4 ton trailers before;
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And after
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I will be working on these trailers in the fall and now that I think I can post, I will update all with progress notes.
The M100 is Strata Blue under the forest service paint.
Thanks for looking
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Re: New trailers for Restoration

Postby rickf » September 26th, 2017, 8:55 pm

The M100 has really been Bubbufied. The first 416 appears to just be the hitch and the second looks stock. Unfortunately that 100 is not worth much in that condition.
1964 M151A1
1984 M1008
1967 M416
04/1952 M100
12/1952 M100- Departed
AN/TSQ-114A Trailblazer- Gone
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Re: New trailers for Restoration

Postby Redlight » September 30th, 2017, 2:58 pm

Trailer identification;
Both trailers are now home and before I focused on one I attempted to look for identification marking on both.
The M416 had a data plate and marking from US ARMY service.

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By looking at all of the markings, I was able to trace all of the letters and numbers. This is the first data plate where the reg number was stamped.
I have placed this unit into store for now. When I get back to it, i will try and remove all the paint from the plate using very fine sandpaper. Or would a chemical stripper work better?
Thanks for viewing. More to come with the M-100 soon.
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Re: New trailers for Restoration

Postby Redlight » September 30th, 2017, 3:13 pm

M-100 Pictures:
I have put aside the M416 for now and i am cleaning up the M100.
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I did remove the old paint with a disk sander and give one side some rattle can paint that I had in the garage.Image
What color should a M100 have as a final coat/ The same as a M416?
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Re: New trailers for Restoration

Postby Redlight » October 16th, 2017, 10:23 pm

I have cleaned up the M100 and installed new lights and wiring.
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I worked on the data plate but I did not want to remove all of the text
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It is now for sale on the Boston craigslist.
I will work on the M416 next.
Thanks for looking
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