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I am writing to you guys because you seem to be the overwhelming experts based upon what I have found online.
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Just wondering what if anything I should do. I just greased the hubs bought new wheels and tires and towed it over 1000 miles from Washington to Colorado. I was planning on making this trailer my camping rig. My plan was to media blast it and have my buddy rhino line the whole thing. Might be sacrilege. This was my grandfathers who passed. I grew up using it with my father who grew up using it with his dad. I was lucky enough to have it gifted to me by my grandmother.

feeling puzzled, looking for some direction.

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Congrats.....I'd like to see more pics before making an opinion call as to what "I" would do, or give advice on a direction to take on your gift! It appears to be an extraordinarily nice original survivor. They're only original once. Don't rush to tear down, restore, repaint just yet. ......my .02 cents

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I appear to have found another Gambles Bantam T3-C. The number plate is a trimmed, reversed Bantam plate with 29936-G on it. The rest of the trailer is a very stock-appearing later T3C. I cannot find 'Hiawatha' on the tailgate, but will try. This trailer may have had a 2nd brush paint job in its life.

Trying to upload more images, but this forum software is killing my attempts.




Edited by SteveH - 22 Sep. 2022 at 3:41pm
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Coupler shot.







Edited by SteveH - 22 Sep. 2022 at 3:43pm
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If you ever decide to remove the dataplates I would like to get the Bantam sn's for the database.
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I did remove the data plate, but it was so highly trimmed that no Bantam serial number exists, unfortunately.

Can I remove the front spring and look on the hanger, or is that a different number?

Thanks - Steve
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 48cj2a Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Sep. 2022 at 4:42pm
That is surprising...did you at least take a picture?

Its too late into production for a gusset stamp - only the left over WWII T3's had that ACM number.
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Both sides of data plate: 








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Wow, they did trim that one down.
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