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    Posted: 11 July 2018 at 7:14pm
My Bantam T3-C (#24011) has safety chain hooks that do not match. They were both connected to original chains that I cut off before I knew what I had because they were too short (sorry I did that now). I posted a pic below. I am wondering if the trailer possibly came this way (seems doubtful) and if not, which of the hooks is a correct original. I am guessing the trailer was made in 1946 based on the serial number. What are the chances I can find a matching hook for the correct one?

Edit: here is a link to my original trailer post with photos: http://www.thecj2apage.com/forums/new-to-me-trailer_topic42731.html



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takesiteasy,
That first http:// isn't needed in your link.
 
Art posted here what the chains look like: 
 
 
Your left image looks more correct than the right.  However, it is bent and is it possibly stressed?
 
You may want to locate a pair of replacement chains/hooks (military vendors have them) and have a matching set.  I am guessing that it would be difficult to find a seller with just one chain like you want.
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Rus, thanks for your comment. I appreciate the link to Art's post. I agree, the hook looks bent compared to the other linked image. I will look for replacement chains. Would be nice to have the correct ones but I haven't seen that older style in my rummaging around the internet. Anyone out there have some?

I fixed the link- thanks for noticing the error.
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The chains and hooks pop up so I'd place an ad in the Bantam Wanted area and frequent eBay and the G503.com 1/4 ton trailer area too.
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Art, thanks for the suggestion. I will post a wanted ad. I saw a set here that was listed for $100. That is too rich for me. I have been lurking on the G503 site and see I am not alone in looking for chains. I'm not in a hurry so we will see what comes up.
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I'm kind of in the same boat, my trailer had some chain mounting wedges still bolted on, but one was torched through and the had no chain on it at all.

I have one original chain/wedge/hook. If you are going with some aftermarket chains, I would be interested in the HOOK you have as I would then only need some chain and the one good wedge on the trailer to make up the pair I need.

Let me know by text if you will part with just that hook.

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Originally posted by PackRat PackRat wrote:

I'm kind of in the same boat, my trailer had some chain mounting wedges still bolted on, but one was torched through and the had no chain on it at all.

I have one original chain/wedge/hook. If you are going with some aftermarket chains, I would be interested in the HOOK you have as I would then only need some chain and the one good wedge on the trailer to make up the pair I need.

Let me know by text if you will part with just that hook.

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I'm not ready to part with the hooks yet- hoping one or the other will turn up. Which hook are you interested in?
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The one on the left in your photo.
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Originally posted by PackRat PackRat wrote:

The one on the left in your photo.


I should have known- that's the one I'd like to match also. Well, let's see if anything turns up.
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