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M416 Tub On A Bantam Frame

Discussion in 'Jeep Trailer Tech' started by DanStew, Apr 29, 2021.

  1. Apr 29, 2021
    DanStew

    DanStew Incorrigible. Staff Member

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    Well the interweb is incorrect. A m416 tub will not fit on the bantam TC3 frame. The tub is 2 inches wider than the TC3. So i had to take my $50 m416 tub and do a little plastic surgery. Cut right down the middle and then i will mark my next cuts to allow me to have a piece of one half go under the other and be a flange for me to weld to. the floor is rusted pretty good so i would have a hard time trying to butt weld it. This should be a quick little side project so i can get back to the flatfender. I just wanted to get it together so i can move it around easy, the tub sides rubbed on the tires and the thing would not roll around with ease. image0 copy.jpeg
     
  2. Apr 29, 2021
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    DanStew Incorrigible. Staff Member

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  4. May 19, 2021
    DanStew

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    Welded up the tub and placed it on the tub to see how it fits. It is still a bit cattywampused. That is what i get for a $50 tub.
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  5. May 19, 2021
    DanStew

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    I welded on new mounting tabs so it stays to the frame and try to tame the warping of the tub. Riveted on a patch to the one side so i had enough meat to put back on the reflector. Added some new lenses and put inside a heavy rubber mat.
    This is going to live its life like this. Not pretty but a workhorse.

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