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Originally posted by 48cj2a 48cj2a wrote:

......I'd be curious to know what is the original color for the hub caps and lettering too.
Somewhere in Shadow's life, her hubcaps were painted white.  These are pretty rusty but I tried to strip the paint off one layer at a time like I did the tub ....


..... but the white paint was all I could find.  I saw no evidence of the letters being painted black but like I said, these hubcaps are very weathered.  I did find some hints of nickel or some other plating:


It is easier to see from the back side:


so I assume that the hubcaps were not painted since they are plated.  Was the SPEN logo painted black?  ..... Inconclusive.

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Here is the logo for the back of the tailgate:


And here is a pdf file that is to scale:



Edited by jpet - 05 July 2017 at 3:34pm
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It looks excellent Thumbs Up!!
 
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Jeff,
You bringing that with Gen Willys to the show?
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Originally posted by Night0wl Night0wl wrote:

Jeff,
You bringing that with Gen Willys to the show?
Hope so
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Sweet!Big smile
You gonna give hey rides?
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Originally posted by jpet jpet wrote:

Here is the logo for the back of the tailgate:



Nice project! I would swear that there's an E after "YOUR" in the sandblasted picture, though... 
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NUTS!! "You're" right!!  Now I have to remake the decal!!
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Spen Tailgate Logo

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Edit:  See page 6 for a more recent file


Edited by jpet - 05 July 2017 at 3:35pm
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I decided to take it easy on jpet for that one because I considered that an alernate interpretation would be if the Spen trailer were known as "Your on-the-trail, good, Spen trailer" where "Your" was intended to be possessive and the whole phrase was a tag line back in the day. 

Edited by samcj2a - 18 May 2011 at 4:55pm
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Jeff, you left out the apostrophe! LOL
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Originally posted by samcj2a samcj2a wrote:

I decided to take it easy on jpet for that one because I considered that an alernate interpretation would be if the Spen trailer were known as "Your on-the-move, good, Spen trailer" where "Your" was intended to be possessive and the whole phrase was a tag line back in the day. 
........ yes ...... that is what I was thinking too .....Big smile
Quote ... you left out the apostrophe
  I know it should have one, but I don't see one on the tailgate.  The letter spacing would suggest that there was not one.  I can always add it later I suppose.
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I guess the Spen engineer didn't do so well in Rhet 200! Wink
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One interesting point about this trailer is that the axle is round:


From what I've read over on the earlyCJ5 page, typically Spens had a square axle.

Anywho ........









From everything that I have read, and from what I have seen on Shadow, everything on the trailer originally was painted blue except for the wheels.  They were originally black.  Sure made things much easier.
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Jeff, one thought just came to mind about the rear logo/catchphrase. Maybe it was intended to be read up and down, then it would say "Your good on the trail trailer" (just a passing thoughtLOL) Looks pretty spiffy though.
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I have two bantams and both have round axles.  If Spens are supposed to be square then maybe someone swapped yours with a bantam axle?
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Well it has Spen style hubs and the flanges are 6 lug. I'm pretty sure that the axle is original. It had the original paint on it.
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