Alright, I've been busy this week. Let me start by saying my standards may not be up to the standards of a lot of you regulars here. I am going to use this trailer, it will not be a museum piece or restored to exact original specs. I also don't want to have a lot of money in it in the end, but I want it to be right. So anyway I picked this up real cheap and I see it had potential. I sold my T3-C and used the funds to pay back what I spend on this M416, bought some new NDCC tires and tubes, POR15, some rust converter paint, shocks, and some Gama Goat lenses.
I had to free up the landing leg and lunette eye, repacked bearings and replaced hub seals. Wired in a 4 plug harness and switched to 12V lights. All is going nice. I scrubbed the poo out of the floor with a wire wheel and did the POR15 tonight. The underneath looked really good, it had some kind of nice corrosion coating on it and it looked good. The drain plugs are toast and I probably won't replace them because the military had already drilled several holes in the floor anyway. One day I might seal it up.
I am sand blasting it. I spot primed with the rust converter paint, and also used it on the tongue and casting.
New tires and I picked up some Khaki spray paint in flat. I tried it on the wheels and I think I will paint the whole trailer this color. Later if I want I can come back and do a camo job on it. I also need to get a tarp for it maybe. I am considering a folding tent to mount on top.
So that's where I'm at now. I think I will do a bed liner inside the tub in black.