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Old 12-11-2011, 09:42 PM   #1
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I now have a new (old) toy to tow behind the JK.

Did a 500 mile drive to collect an old army trailer on the weekend, and brought it home on Sunday after a 500 mile return trip.
The diesel towed it like a champ,and averagle 11L/100km (about 21mpg) on the home trip.
Will need some work, but I'm pretty pleased with it.
Appears to maybe be an ex Royal Australian Air Force unit which means it was probably painted yellow, which means if I go with yellow, it will match the JK!
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Old 12-11-2011, 09:46 PM   #2
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Nice! Where did you find that? Gov't Surplus Auction?

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Old 12-11-2011, 09:47 PM   #3
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Looks good!
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Old 12-11-2011, 09:58 PM   #4
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You GOTTA go yellow.

And man, 21 mpg towing? You guys love rubbing diesel in our wounds...
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Old 12-12-2011, 05:28 AM   #5
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Nice! Where did you find that? Gov't Surplus Auction?
Got it off ebay from a guy who purchased it with an FFR (Fitted For Radio) Land Rover, and as he already had 2 Army Land Rover trailers, this one was surplus.
Should be a fun, and reasonably easy restoration, although it appears to be a relatively unknown Australian army model trailer.
Who knows what I'll find under the layers of paint
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Appears to maybe be an ex Royal Australian Air Force unit which means it was probably painted yellow,
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The yellow paint was to aid in the visibility on an airfield. The metal work on the front left side is red under the green paint, suggesting it held a fire extinguisher.
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Old 12-12-2011, 06:26 AM   #8
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Doesn't look like anything from my army days. I'll ask an ex-RAAF bloke from my club.

It would look good in yellow to match your JKU.
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Old 12-13-2011, 05:13 AM   #9
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My ex-RAAF mate says your trailer will have a number on the draw bar that may reveal something about its history.

The Army trailers were much heavier and that would be weight you won't have to drag around. It is a really good pick up
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Old 12-13-2011, 01:25 PM   #10
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Looks pretty sweet, and will make an awesome project. If you want ideas on what to do with it, search google for "M416 trailer build" to get some ideas. Different platform, but very similar, and the ideas will still apply. So many creative things you can do with the trailers, you'll have a good distraction for months to come.
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My ex-RAAF mate says your trailer will have a number on the draw bar that may reveal something about its history.

The Army trailers were much heavier and that would be weight you won't have to drag around. It is a really good pick up
Hopefully I can hit the drawbar with the wire brush on the weekend and I'll see what I find.
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Looks like it will be a nice addition, good find
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Old 12-13-2011, 03:43 PM   #13
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That is really cool.

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