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    Posted: 23 Aug. 2019 at 10:26pm
Hello All, I bought a (I Believe) Bantam trailer back in June to use as a camp trailer. The title says that it's a 1949 and doesn't say that it's a Bantam. There is no DATA/VIN on it so I'm not sure how the previous owner titled it.
I have done quit a bit of web surfing and I'm fairly certain that it is a Bantam, just by the style and features. Although, I believe it to be closer to a 1946.
There is one feature that I cannot identify and that's the hitch. It appears to be fabricated.

I'll be hanging around the forum looking for parts and reading all about your trailers.

Here's some pics form time of purchase and some progress. Also a couple of the hitch.











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Nice trailer!  Yes, it does look like a T-3C.  The hitch, from the angles you posted, may be original but the extra weld seams around it - I can't be sure.
 
 
Art also has a website to verify some other details as well
 
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Welcome, Mike!

I agree, T3-C, and also agree earlier than 49... the hitch casting with the hole in it and Vee notch frame reinforcements are likely 46.

(...and it looks simply rockin' behind that 8 Thumbs Up )
1946 CJ2A #69750 - "Plowshare"
Bantam T3-C #15849
2016 JK unlimited (Hers)
1969 Kaiser CJ5 (sold)

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Originally posted by mbullism mbullism wrote:

Welcome, Mike!

I agree, T3-C, and also agree earlier than 49... the hitch casting with the hole in it and Vee notch frame reinforcements are likely 46.

(...and it looks simply rockin' behind that 8 Thumbs Up )

What the gentleman above says rings true. It's an early one based on those clues! Nice set up!! 


Edited by nofender - 24 Aug. 2019 at 10:13am
46 CJ2A rockcrawler
46 CJ2A resto-mod
51 Bantam-ish trailer
68-ish CJ5
50-ish Sterling trailer
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Don't scrap the original wheels! They are KH solids and worth a bit!
1948 CJ2A #176528 "Elmer"
1948 CJ2A #155970 "Gray Mule"
1948 CJ2A #155365 "Old Yeller" (GONE)
BANTAM T3C # 6147 (GONE)
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Welcome!!!

Glad we finally got your account fixed too.

Very nice find!!!

Definitely has some early production features in the hitch casting and tongue gussets and solid disk wheels. 

Hitch Coupler was obviously beefed up like Rus said and not buggered up.

I'd put you in the 1946 serial range roughly after 4498 based on current database info.

If you do not have a dataplate did you get a title with a serial number?


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48 CJ2A #206759
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Originally posted by 3-48s 3-48s wrote:

Don't scrap the original wheels! They are KH solids and worth a bit!

Nice!
1946 CJ2A #69750 - "Plowshare"
Bantam T3-C #15849
2016 JK unlimited (Hers)
1969 Kaiser CJ5 (sold)

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Originally posted by 48cj2a 48cj2a wrote:

Welcome!!!

Glad we finally got your account fixed too.

Very nice find!!!

Definitely has some early production features in the hitch casting and tongue gussets and solid disk wheels. 

Hitch Coupler was obviously beefed up like Rus said and not buggered up.

I'd put you in the 1946 serial range roughly after 4498 based on current database info.

If you do not have a dataplate did you get a title with a serial number?




I did get a title (California) but it lists the make as a SPCNS and the model as a Aried. I have no idea where that information may have come form. Also, a serial/VIN number has been stamped onto one of the frame rails (I assume DMV did this).

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That's a nice trailer. We use ours for camping also- works great. I upgraded the coupler which you can see on another post here.
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