WWII Ben Hur side racks & Top bows wanted

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WWII Ben Hur side racks & Top bows wanted

Post by SteveG » Tue Mar 28, 2006 9:03 pm

Looking to buy a set of original side racks and top bows for my WWII steel 1 ton Ben Hur trailer.

Not looking to make these racks and bows, just want to buy a set of originals.

If you only have the racks or just the bows, that would be OK also.

Also, anyone have a used canvas cover for my wooden Ben Hur, that I'm not restoring?

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Post by SteveG » Tue May 09, 2006 8:47 pm

Still need these parts. Any help out there?
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Post by weasel nut » Tue May 09, 2006 9:02 pm

Steve,

Good Luck....

I have been looking for 2 sets for 2 trailers for years. Finally I wanted one for this summers circuit so I had to make my own. Used the plans on the CCKW site.

There was a guy at Aberdeen who had some NOS parts for the rack. Mainly the "C" brackets to hold the top bows on. I will seek him out this year. PM me and I will pass on his info if he is at Aberdeen.

The plans can be found here:
http://www.cckw.org/rack_plans.htm

Here is the in progress result.

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Post by SteveG » Tue Jun 13, 2006 9:05 pm

I still need these racks and top bows. Too bad I'm not in Europe. I bet there were stacks of these over there as it seems some countries scrapped tons of WWII Ben Hur trailers.

I have a set for my wooden Ben Hur, but would like a set for the steel trailer also.

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Post by SteveG » Mon Jul 03, 2006 11:14 am

OK, how about some of the hardware that goes on the wood side racks? Anyone have any rack parts, especially cast parts?
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Post by TopKick » Tue Jan 16, 2007 5:36 am

There were stacks, then they were burned! Sad, but true.
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Re: WWII Ben Hur side racks & Top bows wanted

Post by yoeri » Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:22 am

any idea on what the angle for the top bows is ? and the angle of the ends of the top bows ( to fit on the side racks)

was looking on the plans on the site but couldn't read it

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Re: WWII Ben Hur side racks & Top bows wanted

Post by ng19delta » Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:17 pm

yoeri wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:22 am
any idea on what the angle for the top bows is ? and the angle of the ends of the top bows ( to fit on the side racks)

was looking on the plans on the site but couldn't read it
Basically around 15 degrees... It is based on the angle of the bow bracket: The end of the top bow will carry the vertical line of the uprights. The side of the bracket where it slips into the bracket on the upright...

It is kind of nebulous...

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Re: WWII Ben Hur side racks & Top bows wanted

Post by D.R.H. » Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:21 pm

Hey ng19Delta, Brent Mullins Jeep Parts in College Station Texas has N.O.S. bows with the bracket. They are dated 1952 or 3 though. I bought 4 for my Ben Hur and they are in really great shape and only $50.00 each...
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Re: WWII Ben Hur side racks & Top bows wanted

Post by ng19delta » Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:28 pm

D.R.H. wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:21 pm
Hey ng19Delta, Brent Mullins Jeep Parts in College Station Texas has N.O.S. bows with the bracket. They are dated 1952 or 3 though. I bought 4 for my Ben Hur and they are in really great shape and only $50.00 each...
Thanks, but I wasn't the one who asked... I actually made my own...

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Re: WWII Ben Hur side racks & Top bows wanted

Post by D.R.H. » Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:32 pm

OOOOOPPPSS............... Hey SteveG.................................read above.
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