Bantam 1946 (elk do not fit in jeeps well) trailer build
Not my jeep but an example of one of my jeeping issues….
I just picked up this Bantam 1946 for $175! It needs some work, but is a great start. I will be rebuilding/ restoring it. I do not think it will be restored as “period correct”, sorry. I will be making it work as best I can for my needs and budget.
Totally cool. The look of those trailers compared to today's - amazing.
There's this classic philosophy question called the "Ship of Theseus." Basically goes like this: you have a classic old ship that over the many years has had every part replaced - every rope, every plank, every mast - at one point or another over the years, everything's been replaced.
Is it still the same ship?
I have no idea why I thought of that when I saw your trailer.
The trailer is still working well I have had it in the woods and on the highway lots. I really like how much more stuff I can now pack. It also really adds utility to the jobs of my jeep. I do have some more plans for it… I think I will be doing some frame extending to it this winter…
great job MCE....I'm a Bantam freak myself...have 2 in the fleet now....they need a little TLC...
Great photos, hope it's working well for you.
I'd love to see more details of the tail gate hinges etc.
get in--buckle up--hang on
"soothing agricultural implement/personal servant/Walter Mitty multidimensional access utility device conveniently travels on pavement when necessary and often keeps me warm/cool/dry/soothed as needed."
Wow, great work bro. A buddy of mine had an extra one that he gave to me...that's right GAVE. I asked him if he was chewing rocks that day..lol. But, I love the guy so who am I to say no, right..lol. Anyway, so that sleepless nights and the budget are about to take a whack to get where I want it...lol I will post pics when I have it all completed next year..I know, I know..lol