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Telly
01-27-2012, 12:04 PM
I found a M416 trailer that I'm considering buying strickly for hauling junk around. The trailer is located too far away to go check out in person. The owner does not know the year and said it has been under cover for 10 years. I see some rust in the bed corner but looks repairable. I asked him for more pictures of the under carriage. I'm no expert so any info/advise would be appreciated. Does $500 sound like a deal?

corsair23
01-27-2012, 12:34 PM
From what I've see of M416 listing over the years, $500 for that seems like a steal. They seem to be in high demand and even junked out rusted ones command a lot of money :confused:

That one has been modified a bit but you weren't set on the pintle setup then you probably prefer the modified hitch setup anyway.

Uncle Ben
01-27-2012, 12:40 PM
From what I've see of M416 listing over the years, $500 for that seems like a steal. They seem to be in high demand and even junked out rusted ones command a lot of money :confused:

That one has been modified a bit but you weren't set on the pintle setup then you probably prefer the modified hitch setup anyway.

That seems like a decent deal for sure! If you decide to pass I'll take first dibs on the info! :thumb::cool:

Telly
01-27-2012, 12:49 PM
Thanks for the feedback so far. Were they ever offered with round fenders? Looks like the tail lights are wrong too. These are not a deal breaker for me because I'm not planning to restore to "original" condition.

corsair23
01-27-2012, 01:13 PM
Thanks for the feedback so far. Were they ever offered with round fenders? Looks like the tail lights are wrong too. These are not a deal breaker for me because I'm not planning to restore to "original" condition.

I was going to say no on the fenders but then I found this:

Bantam Trailer (http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.olive-drab.com/images/id_m100_700_01.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.offroadsc.com/showthread.php%3F202-Bantam-Trailer&usg=__N43Z3l0Bkeyebp7elIoi5Nfn-VY=&h=380&w=504&sz=64&hl=en&start=3&zoom=1&tbnid=Vew-iWgY0YXT-M:&tbnh=98&tbnw=130&ei=i_UiT6q_IMTvggfvq-X6CA&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dm416%2Btrailer%2Bround%2Bfender%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DX%26rls%3Dcom.microsoft:en-US%26rlz%3D1I7GGLL_enUS455%26tbm%3Disch&itbs=1)

I honestly don't know a lot about M416 or Bantam trailers...If you aren't planning to restore it then IMO I wouldn't worry about the mods. Tub/frame look original and I guess the fenders are as well assuming it is a Bantam. You might ask the guy for infor from the data plate if the trailer still has one.

Telly
01-27-2012, 01:30 PM
Nice job corsair23...it is a Bantam. I just googled it and found a picture matching the photos he sent me. I gotta have it!!

Telly
01-30-2012, 09:20 AM
I bought the Bantam trailer for $450 from a guy in Kansas City. My folks picked it up yesterday and my sister is delivering to my house when they come skiing in February. I'll take a couple more pictures and try to figure out the manufacture date once I have it at the house.

BTW, my Dad weighed the trailer at their neighbors house...weighed right at 600lbs and has a 40lb tongue weight.

RockRunner
01-30-2012, 12:21 PM
Wow not a bad deal at all. Sounds like you are ready to start building a nice Expo trailer. What are your ideas for the trailer?

Telly
01-30-2012, 02:43 PM
What are your ideas for the trailer?

Plans are to repack the bearings, repair any rust and rattle can paint. Mainly planning to use for hauling stuff but the idea of a full blown expo trailer is sounding pretty good...

066wally
01-31-2012, 10:26 PM
Nice trailers, really handy. But not an M416. Like said before it is a Bantam. Model TC-3. Same track and bolt pattern as the universal Jeeps.
http://bantamt3c.com