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Found a WWII 1/4 ton Lunette for sale

Postby Beagle_Hauler » Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:31 pm

What would be a good price for the WWII era lunette? Has the small diameter shaft and seems to be in good shape, not rusty if much. No casting numbers on the shaft. Were there 'aftermarket' lunettes made that would be blank? Perhaps too much paint? Casting or part numbers should be on the halfway point of the shaft facing directly up or down when installed the proper way, correct? Thanks for any info!

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Re: Found a WWII 1/4 ton Lunette for sale

Postby Chuck Lutz » Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:53 pm

SOME are marked, others appear to have no casting information on them....go to ebait and check the one on there now for an idea what they bring.
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Re: Found a WWII 1/4 ton Lunette for sale

Postby macaddict23 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:38 pm

I've seen them sell on eBay from $300 --> $500.
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Re: Found a WWII 1/4 ton Lunette for sale

Postby sjalbert » Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:59 am

I paid $200 for mine
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Re: Found a WWII 1/4 ton Lunette for sale

Postby NovemberGhost » Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:55 am

one just went on eebay for $355.00 and the reserve was not met ... if this tell you anything!
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Re: Found a WWII 1/4 ton Lunette for sale

Postby gearhead » Wed Mar 21, 2012 6:48 am

I paid $300 for an NOS in cosmoline 3 years ago.

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Re: Found a WWII 1/4 ton Lunette for sale

Postby Ben Dover » Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:08 am

There is no "going price" due to lack of availability, and some are bringing big bucks. $75-$125 was that average 10 years ago when they were still stocked by one of the wholesalers, they are virtually extinct and can exhaust the trailer budget.
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Re: Found a WWII 1/4 ton Lunette for sale

Postby Robert Cotten » Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:55 pm

I paid $1,600 for a Willys MBT lunette.
Good thing there was a Bantam T-3 attached to it. :wink:
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Re: Found a WWII 1/4 ton Lunette for sale

Postby macaddict23 » Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:40 am

Robert Cotten wrote:I paid $1,600 for a Willys MBT lunette.
Good thing there was a Bantam T-3 attached to it. :wink:


LOL! Good one! :lol:
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Re: Found a WWII 1/4 ton Lunette for sale

Postby Robert Cotten » Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:35 am

I just couldn't resist.
On a serious note, I have already posted a pic of my lunette, here it is again.
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