Forum Home Forum Home > Bantam Trailer - Discussion - For Sale - Wanted > Bantam Trailer - General Discussion
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Bantam-TC3
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Bantam-TC3

 Post Reply Post Reply
Author
Message
birddog7 View Drop Down
Member
Member
Avatar

Joined: 04 July 2011
Location: Lynn Center, IL
Status: Offline
Points: 522
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote birddog7 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Bantam-TC3
    Posted: 07 July 2011 at 11:46pm
I will need new springs for my trailer. Will springs from a CJ2A or CJ3B work? The measurment is 36 1/4 10 leaf. Any web site that has parts for a Bantam TC3 let me know
Thanks much
Birddog
1945 CJ2A
1956 CJ3B
1946 CJ2A
1948 CJ2A
1948 CJ3A
1946 Bantam Trailer
Back to Top
Scott R View Drop Down
Member
Member


Joined: 16 Mar. 2007
Location: Gaines, MI
Status: Offline
Points: 1392
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Scott R Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 July 2011 at 6:50am
On the forum home page here and down towards the bottom of the list is a whole section dedicated to the Bantam trailer. You very likely will find the answer to your questions there.

http://www.thecj2apage.com/forums/bantam-trailer-discussion-for-sale-wanted_forums_cat8.html
Michigan Flat Fender Club on Facebook

1949 CJ2A #221621

1965 CJ-5
Back to Top
windyhill View Drop Down
Member
Member
Avatar

Joined: 14 Mar. 2009
Location: North East PA
Status: Offline
Points: 1115
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote windyhill Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 July 2011 at 10:53am
Yep, front springs for a 2A are the same.  Note: early trailers had the 2A springs, later had there own spring that looks diff, and makes the trailer sit lower.  Good luck.
'48 CJ2A
'53 CJ3B
'59 CJ6
'65 CJ5
'67 CJ5
Back to Top
PackRat View Drop Down
Member
Member


Joined: 18 June 2018
Location: Novato, CA
Status: Offline
Points: 73
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote PackRat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Sep. 2018 at 8:40pm
My recent acquisition, Bantam T3-C #21170 has FIVE leaves in each spring pack. I don't know if they are original to this trailer or not, but the #4 leaf on one is broken off by about 6". I suppose if the 1947 T3-Cs came with four leaves and one was broken that a PO might have added a shorter #5 leaf to try to compensate for that but I'm just not savvy enough about the T3-Cs to know.

Here is my question:
Do I look for another five-leaf spring or do I look for a set of decent four leaf spring packs?

I checked the Bantam list and found that it does not track the springs so I have no idea which way to go here...


Your thoughts, gentlemen?
GPW-17963 4/24/42
Ford F-250
Alaskan Camper
Bantam T3-C #21170
Back to Top
canorisa View Drop Down
Member
Member
Avatar

Joined: 27 Sep. 2009
Location: PSL, Florida
Status: Offline
Points: 356
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote canorisa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Sep. 2018 at 9:26pm
PackRat:

I truly hope I'm not directing you to the wrong place but if memory serves me right back some 8-10 years ago I did a restoration of a Bantam T3-C and I purchased the springs for it at Saturn Surplus.

Back then they were $60/ea.  I just checked and the prices on these are still the same...unbelievable Smile

Here's the link to their website..http://www.saturnsurplus.com/trailer/trailer.htm

I would honestly recommend you call them first and check to see if these springs they sell will fit your Bantam.  Like I said, I did that restoration a very long time ago and I can't recall if these we're the ones I used.

Their phone number is 717.692.9500.

Good luck buddy!

Joel
Once a Marine!, Always a Marine!, Semper Fi! - Combat Wounded Vet, Desert Storm/Desert Shield - Persian Gulf 1992

E-mail: canorisa@msn.com

1965 Steven's M416-B1
1940's Bantam T3-C
Back to Top
48cj2a View Drop Down
Bantam Trailer Moderator
Bantam Trailer Moderator
Avatar
Sponsor Member

Joined: 22 July 2005
Location: Central, IL
Status: Offline
Points: 3680
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 48cj2a Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Sep. 2018 at 7:01am
Thats an M-101 Trailer 5/4 ton trailer pictured. I'd be surprised if they fit but curious to hear what you find out.

Regular CJ-2A/3A springs are correct but which (frt or rear) escapes me at this senior moment.
Art C

47 CJ2A #134955 Project
48 CJ2A #206759
62 L6226 Station Wagon #58167 10900
45 T3-C #191 Project
47 T3-C #12183
http://www.bantamt3c.com
http://www.48cj2a.com
Back to Top
PackRat View Drop Down
Member
Member


Joined: 18 June 2018
Location: Novato, CA
Status: Offline
Points: 73
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote PackRat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Sep. 2018 at 2:14pm
The WWII jeep FRONT springs (shorter of the pair) fit the WWII Bantam/MBT trailers and I believe that at least the CJ-2A used the same springs as a WWII jeep so if the CJ-2A and the CJ-3B used the same springs....

Then the Bantam T3-Cs can use the WWII G529 and the CJ-2A and CJ/3B front springs.
GPW-17963 4/24/42
Ford F-250
Alaskan Camper
Bantam T3-C #21170
Back to Top
PackRat View Drop Down
Member
Member


Joined: 18 June 2018
Location: Novato, CA
Status: Offline
Points: 73
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote PackRat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Sep. 2018 at 2:18pm
Joel....thanks for the tip on the springs. I am checking around with the guys here to see if anyone has a set of non-WWII springs they have replaced on their WWII trailer with something more like the WWII style.

I will check the MVCC meet in Lodi at the Jellystone/Tower Park Marina first as all kinds of parts show up there. That is in a couple weeks.
GPW-17963 4/24/42
Ford F-250
Alaskan Camper
Bantam T3-C #21170
Back to Top
PackRat View Drop Down
Member
Member


Joined: 18 June 2018
Location: Novato, CA
Status: Offline
Points: 73
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote PackRat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Sep. 2018 at 1:50pm
Found a set of eight-leaf MB springs in decent shape. Just need to clean them up and put them on.

I have looked at all the pics on the list of trailers on the linked Bantam Trailer "T3-C" forum and found four leaves, five leaves, eight leaves and ten leaves.

GPW-17963 4/24/42
Ford F-250
Alaskan Camper
Bantam T3-C #21170
Back to Top
takesiteasy View Drop Down
Member
Member


Joined: 30 June 2018
Location: Minnesota
Status: Offline
Points: 56
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote takesiteasy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Sep. 2018 at 9:35pm
For what it is worth, my 1947 T3-C springs have 5 leaves. They also have the plate style shackles in the rear.




Edited by takesiteasy - 16 Sep. 2018 at 9:42pm
Back to Top
canorisa View Drop Down
Member
Member
Avatar

Joined: 27 Sep. 2009
Location: PSL, Florida
Status: Offline
Points: 356
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote canorisa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Sep. 2018 at 10:44pm
I also have the 5 leaves springs on my '47 BT3-C.  My trailer came with the plate style shackles but I switched them to the C-style shackles because my other ones where shot.



Once a Marine!, Always a Marine!, Semper Fi! - Combat Wounded Vet, Desert Storm/Desert Shield - Persian Gulf 1992

E-mail: canorisa@msn.com

1965 Steven's M416-B1
1940's Bantam T3-C
Back to Top
Unkamonkey View Drop Down
Member
Member


Joined: 23 Mar. 2016
Location: Greeley CO
Status: Online
Points: 1851
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Unkamonkey Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Sep. 2018 at 11:22pm
I have never had a problem wit C style shackles. My brother did manage to bend up a few.
uncamonkey
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 12.00
Copyright ©2001-2018 Web Wiz Ltd.