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New To Me Bantam

Discussion in 'Jeep Trailer Tech' started by Fireball, Dec 20, 2020.

  1. Sep 19, 2021
    Fireball

    Fireball Well-Known Member 2021 Sponsor 2020 Sponsor

    Pullman, WA
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    Black paint applied before breakfast:
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    Painting done:
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    Much better:
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    My only issue now is the split links being to thick to work with the chain I have. I'll have to swing by the hardware store and get something that works better:
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  2. Sep 19, 2021
    givemethewillys

    givemethewillys Been here since sparky ran it. 2021 Sponsor 2020 Sponsor

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    What a great idea! I need to do something similar with my Spen's tailgate. I was going to use the jeep tailgate off if my '70 donor jeep, and build support brackets on the inside of the rear corners (sort if the opposite of the bantam), and then I think I'll copy your idea of using angle iron to make a jeep chain copy.
     
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  3. Sep 20, 2021
    Fireball

    Fireball Well-Known Member 2021 Sponsor 2020 Sponsor

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    Went to the hardware store and found some screw type links that work fine:
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    There was only one safety chain on it when I got it which isn't legal in Washington. I wanted the chains attached to the frame because if anything fails it will be part of the removable tongue. I replaced two of the casting bolts with eye-bolts and hooked the new chains there:
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    Now the trailer is officially done.
     
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