Trailer Project

need more space? add a M416 trailer! and discuss it here.

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Trailer Project

Unread post by hondo100 » August 24th, 2022, 7:01 am

Finally got to the M416 project. Spent a couple half days getting it completely torn apart.
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Thank goodness for the lift. Crawling around on the floor isn't as easy as it once once.

Need a lunnete (obviously) and an inter-vehicular cable.

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Unread post by Redlight » August 24th, 2022, 7:51 pm

Looks good.
I would while you have it apart, replace the wheel bearings, oil seal and the washers on the axle. Those parts are available at the local parts counter or from Summit racing. Unless the axle nuts are damaged, they can be reused.
I would also suggest either replacing the tail lights with new composite style or at least replacing the lens with the Gama Goat lens. I would also replace the wiring harness as most likely it is original to 1965.
I have worked on for resale over 28 M416 trailers in the past five years so if you have and question feel free to contact me.
Good job!

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Unread post by hondo100 » August 25th, 2022, 6:58 am

Thanks for the offer. It's for an151A2, so it will get the composite tail lights. Aren't the bearings and seals the sme as the M151?

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Unread post by Redlight » August 25th, 2022, 8:52 am

I believe the bearings are the same but I am not sure on the seals. I have not bought any for my !51. I have spares but i never looked at the numbers on the packing.

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Unread post by Mr. Recovery » August 25th, 2022, 1:43 pm

Redlight wrote:
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I believe the bearings are the same but I am not sure on the seals. I have not bought any for my !51. I have spares but i never looked at the numbers on the packing.
The Bearings and Cup/race are the same, but the Seal is different, it is part# 516992 NSN# 5330-00-678-1759
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Unread post by hondo100 » September 4th, 2022, 5:22 pm

Frame and all spring and shock brackets blasted, epoxy primed and painted. Springs and axle are next.
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Unread post by hondo100 » September 8th, 2022, 6:59 am

Axle and springs are done. Tires came in yesterday. Free shipping at Summit is now$9.95. Still a deal. Just a few more bits and the chassis will be ready to go back together. The tub has at least 5 coats of paint that have to come off. :(
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Unread post by rickf » September 8th, 2022, 9:31 am

Those springs sure look nice but I think you are going to find they are pretty sticky once all together. I would paint the contact surfaces with Sliplate.
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Unread post by hondo100 » September 8th, 2022, 1:38 pm

I'll try it.

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Unread post by hondo100 » October 3rd, 2022, 7:00 am

Everything is blasted, primed, and painted. Chassis started back together yesterday. Tub and fenders are waiting patiently.
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Unread post by rickf » October 3rd, 2022, 7:56 am

Looks like you have a CUCV project going on at the same time. Trailer is looking good.
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Unread post by hondo100 » October 3rd, 2022, 1:20 pm

That's the M1009 from DRMO hell.....I couldn't even start to list what it's missing.

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Unread post by hondo100 » October 5th, 2022, 6:52 am

Rolling chassis is complete, less taillights and a few wiring harness details. Tub should go back on this evening. Great Smokey Mountain Convoy is Friday!!
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Unread post by m3a1 » October 5th, 2022, 9:41 am

Fresh as a daisy. It will be a real shame to get dirt on it.

You should give it to me. I'd take good care of it for ya!

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Unread post by hondo100 » October 5th, 2022, 1:09 pm

I was a little surprised on the lack of parts availability.

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