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1/4 ton trailer build

Postby 04mustang » February 6th, 2016, 7:30 pm

I am calling this a 1/4 trailer because I really don't know the nomenclature of it. I bought off of surplus and it had been heavily modified since it last saw service. There are a few interesting things about it. whatever body it had had been removed, the frame was cut off just behind the rear spring mounts and the lunette removed and a safety chains relocated. Also no wiring at all and 2" ball hitch added.
It had a 1/4" thick deck welded to it that was made to hold a tank of some sort.
The surplus people said it belonged to a wildlife person on camp lejuene. When I did some digging into the data plate on the right of the frame though it read US Army.

I cut off the deck plating to take it back to the original frame. I'm just not sure what to do from here. I am pretty sure I want to add pieces back to the frame to make it complete ( and help with measurements would be awesome!) But I am leaning towards this being a M762 type of trailer. just because I don't want to put a ton of money into the build, just a 1/4 ton on money :lol:

Any ideas or parts out there to help? maybe someone has a taillight bracket set they would want to part with? or a lunette? or fenders?

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Re: 1/4 ton trailer build

Postby Macdog530 » February 8th, 2016, 3:00 am

I have some ww2 100 trailer frames. In Orland ca
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Re: 1/4 ton trailer build

Postby rickf » February 8th, 2016, 10:39 am

M-100 are after WWII, They were built in the 50's.
1964 M151A1
1984 M1008
1967 M416
04/1952 M100
12/1952 M100- Departed
AN/TSQ-114A Trailblazer- Gone
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Re: 1/4 ton trailer build

Postby 04mustang » February 9th, 2016, 6:56 am

I have located the lights and BO light and mounting brackets for it.

Would anyone have a good used harness or plug that they would be interested in parting with?
I am aware that they can be found on ebay as NOS, I just not trying to put that much into this build.

I think I have settled on just building this as a M569 chassis at the moment.
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Re: 1/4 ton trailer build

Postby 04mustang » May 7th, 2016, 7:10 am

Here are some update photos.
Since these were taken I have removed the bed and blasted the frame and primed it with red oxide primer. I will be painting the frame today.

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Re: 1/4 ton trailer build

Postby rickf » May 7th, 2016, 9:46 am

Looks good, just with that welded pintle you will have to be sure you do not twist it too far or something will go snap! On the bigger trucks the pintle hitch rotates but on the 151 it is bolted solid.
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Re: 1/4 ton trailer build

Postby 04mustang » May 9th, 2016, 6:47 am

Here is the painted frame. I still need to remove the wheels and rebuild the hubs and bearings. I also have the lights and harness to install.

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Re: 1/4 ton trailer build

Postby 04mustang » May 23rd, 2016, 11:06 am

So I have been working on it a little by little. I installed the harness and electrical plug to towing vehicle. I also rebuilt 1 hub with new bearings, race, and seal. Now on to the other side. Nothing too impressive to show though.
I did get the holes drilled for the tail light mounts and to run the electrical connections back through the frame. And also painted the tail lights.
When I'm done with it the only thing that will not be original military will be the lunette, and that's only because I can justify spending $500 on it and the casting and spring with nut.
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