Why tow one ...

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Why tow one ...

Post by Gordon_M » Wed May 23, 2012 10:49 am

When you can tow three.

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Two 1950 versions of the M19 ski / wheel trailer made by Saginaw Products for the M7 Snow tractor, with a 1944 original at the back.

I should have some better images somewhere. Will try to find them and post them into this post.

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1939 TD20 Pickup
1940 WD21 Panel
1941 Highway Trailer K-38
1943 Ben Hur
1944 Iron Fireman T-36 Snow Tractor
1944 Saginaw M19 ski trailer x 2
1950 Saginaw M19 ski trailer x 2
1953 Tucker Sno-Cat
1986 Nolan Road/Rail trailer

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Post by Mark Tombleson » Wed May 23, 2012 3:23 pm

So, how about a photo of them being towed in the snow with the skis down? :)
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Post by Gordon_M » Wed May 23, 2012 11:41 pm

Love to, Mark, unfortunately it has been dry and sunny here ever since I finished them.

The one time it did snow the neighbours piled it in front of my garage and I couldn't get the Sno-Cat out :(

It's on the 'to do ' list though I should have some original images of them on snow but not here - will have a look for something suitable.
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1939 TD20 Pickup
1940 WD21 Panel
1941 Highway Trailer K-38
1943 Ben Hur
1944 Iron Fireman T-36 Snow Tractor
1944 Saginaw M19 ski trailer x 2
1950 Saginaw M19 ski trailer x 2
1953 Tucker Sno-Cat
1986 Nolan Road/Rail trailer

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Post by Skip44 » Thu Nov 28, 2013 8:07 pm

I am new to the boards and I am in the catch up mode. What are the tops "canvas" made out of?

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Post by Gordon_M » Fri Nov 29, 2013 12:42 am

The tops are made out of two layers of normal military canvas, green on one side, white on the other and reversible.

All the heater flue holes and exhaust holes are doubled up and have metal sleeves, and the whole thing is quilted, trapping a layer of insulation between the two faces, plus there are two windows each side and front / back flaps.

I'd guess the tops cost the same to make as the whole of the rest of the trailer.
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1939 TD20 Pickup
1940 WD21 Panel
1941 Highway Trailer K-38
1943 Ben Hur
1944 Iron Fireman T-36 Snow Tractor
1944 Saginaw M19 ski trailer x 2
1950 Saginaw M19 ski trailer x 2
1953 Tucker Sno-Cat
1986 Nolan Road/Rail trailer


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Re: Why tow one ...

Post by Mark Baker » Fri Apr 11, 2014 3:27 am

Are the top bows available anywhere?

I have one of these trailers and it is next on my list of projects.
1944 MB 349460 "Blonde Luck"
1944 GPW 239972 "Even More Luck" (Matching #'s !)
1945 Red Lion Cabinet Co. Sled-Toboggan, Convertable
1945 M29C 12771 "Snow White"
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Post by Gordon_M » Fri Apr 11, 2014 3:33 am

Morning Mark

I'm not aware of anyone who has spare bows, in fact I'm short of one set myself. They are basically just tube - probably 1" with some minor attachments and should be relatively easy to make, although the curve at each end is a little odd and might need a bit of experimentation to get it right. The end bows have the swing-down support for the weight of the stretchers I remember.

Best plan would be to borrow one bow, or I could always do you a sketch.
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1939 TD20 Pickup
1940 WD21 Panel
1941 Highway Trailer K-38
1943 Ben Hur
1944 Iron Fireman T-36 Snow Tractor
1944 Saginaw M19 ski trailer x 2
1950 Saginaw M19 ski trailer x 2
1953 Tucker Sno-Cat
1986 Nolan Road/Rail trailer

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Re: Why tow one ...

Post by Mark Baker » Fri Apr 11, 2014 6:23 pm

If anyone has one that I could have copied .....let me know.... :D
1944 MB 349460 "Blonde Luck"
1944 GPW 239972 "Even More Luck" (Matching #'s !)
1945 Red Lion Cabinet Co. Sled-Toboggan, Convertable
1945 M29C 12771 "Snow White"
1950 M19 Snow Trailer
MVPA # 9569
NEMP Inductee 2009 :)

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Post by RedCross184 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:56 pm

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