Zeph's 1943 Willys MBT Trailer

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Re: Zeph's 1943 Willys MBT Trailer

Post by 1943Willysgpw » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:24 am

That is what I was hoping. It makes sense. But, with the Government, who knows. Does it show the spec on how long the cable from the B.O. switch and the vehicle? Hope I am not asking too many questions.
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Re: Zeph's 1943 Willys MBT Trailer

Post by jeepfinger » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:16 am

1943Willysgpw wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:24 am
Does it show the spec on how long the cable from the B.O. switch and the vehicle?
Hi 43,
I hope that this should help :)

viewtopic.php?f=18&t=292218

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Re: Zeph's 1943 Willys MBT Trailer

Post by 1943Willysgpw » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:17 am

jeepfinger wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:16 am
1943Willysgpw wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:24 am
Does it show the spec on how long the cable from the B.O. switch and the vehicle?
Hi 43,
I hope that this should help :)

viewtopic.php?f=18&t=292218

Dave
Thank you. From looking at this thread and opening the other threads it directs to, I see that from the base of the vehicle plug side to the eyelets is 77 3/4 inches. If this is not correct, someone please say something. I wanted to put it here in case someone was reading this. Also, I figure I can always make it shorter but, making it longer probably won't happen. Thanks again.
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Re: Zeph's 1943 Willys MBT Trailer

Post by zepher11 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:57 am

That's good information on the length of the cable. I had an original one, so I didn't even think about the measurement at the time I installed it. I'll have to measure it.
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Re: Zeph's 1943 Willys MBT Trailer

Post by Chuck Lutz » Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:42 pm

The 77 3/4" from the base of the plug to the eyelets is correct, the rest is inside the plug.
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Re: Zeph's 1943 Willys MBT Trailer

Post by Capricekid » Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:16 pm

Zeph,

Please continue your posts. I don’t do Facebook and really love following along on your restorations. I don’t have much info to offer and rarely post, but I am very inspired by your work!!

Thank you and congrats on the new project!!

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Re: Zeph's 1943 Willys MBT Trailer

Post by zepher11 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:49 pm

Capricekid wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:16 pm
Zeph,

Please continue your posts. I don’t do Facebook and really love following along on your restorations. I don’t have much info to offer and rarely post, but I am very inspired by your work!!

Thank you and congrats on the new project!!

Joe
Thank you Joe. Yes, I will continue to post. And, I will even try to make them interesting. :wink:
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Re: Zeph's 1943 Willys MBT Trailer

Post by zepher11 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:22 pm

Last detail for the MBT project. The original data rebuild tag from March 1945. A guy at work restored it for me. It appears to be made from lead as it is very heavy and very soft. Had some type of paint on it that was really hard to get off. Took him a bit to complete it, but looks really great:

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Re: Zeph's 1943 Willys MBT Trailer

Post by jeepfinger » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:30 pm

Nice :) :)
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