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Postby rgus » Sun Jul 05, 2009 6:08 am

I just bought a really nice Ben Hur Trailer that is missing the rear light brackets also it's data plates were removed in a French rebuild in 1965. Are the Data plates available? I am also looking for the spare tire bracket that is mounted underneath the trailer. Anyone have any of these parts available?
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Re: Ben Hur Trailer parts

Postby weasel nut » Sun Jul 05, 2009 6:48 am

Steel bodied Ben Hur tail light brackets are made of "unobtainium". Someone should repro them.

Build your own spare tire rack. Plans are here:

http://www.cckw.org/cargo_rack_&_tire_carrier_plans.htm

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The above is a picture of the rack that came on one of my Ben Hur trailers. It is not made from the plans and has some guards on it for modern or European tail lights. I posted it as an example only.

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Re: Ben Hur Trailer parts

Postby Ben Dover » Sun Jul 05, 2009 7:57 am

Perhaps TM9 Ordnance could be convinced to resurrect his offer to sell 100% accurate professionally made brackets. They appear simple to copy from available plans, but the fit leaves little wiggle room as it is a tight fit under there.
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Re: Ben Hur Trailer parts

Postby rgus » Sun Jul 05, 2009 10:24 am

[quote="weasel nut"]Steel bodied Ben Hur tail light brackets are made of "unobtainium". Someone should repro them.

Boy I didn't want to hear that. I guess push comes to shove a set of WW2 dodge brackets could work.
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Re: Ben Hur Trailer parts

Postby Ben Dover » Sun Jul 05, 2009 11:29 am

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Re: Ben Hur Trailer parts

Postby weasel nut » Sun Jul 05, 2009 12:56 pm

This is what the original steel bodied Ben Hur brackets look like.

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Re: Ben Hur Trailer parts

Postby rgus » Sun Jul 05, 2009 2:27 pm

That's what I am talking about! Do you have a set you would be willing to sell? I guess my chains are french replacements so I will need to replace them also with the correct ones.
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Re: Ben Hur Trailer parts

Postby weasel nut » Sun Jul 05, 2009 3:50 pm

I don't have a set for sale.

I bought these several years ago and could also use another set.

As I referred to earlier it would be great if someone with stamping equipment would repro them.

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Re: Ben Hur Trailer parts

Postby brian in denver » Mon Nov 04, 2013 4:18 pm

bump
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