Trailer 1 Ton in Belgium

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Trailer 1 Ton in Belgium

Post by prestone43 » Wed May 03, 2017 2:37 am

Hello everyone

I just entered a 1 ton trailer (Benhur style) it is an ex-French army with the classic modification, wheel support, reinforcements.
On the other hand it is an origin, subject to the back door.
Would you help me to know the manufacturer ??

The numbers registrals indicates the manufacturer, know you give me the prefixes of the different manufacturers?

Pending your answers here are some photos to help with the research.

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According to the style of the publication booklet I will tend to say that it is a manufacture Checker
1941 Cckw 353 steel body
1943 Cckw 352 wood body(80% restored)
1943 MB
1944 MBT trailer
194? Autocar M2 (project)

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Re: Trailer 1 Ton in Belgium

Post by 70th Division » Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:41 pm

Hello Prestone,
That is a beautiful trailer !!!
Clearly rebuilt in 1952 by a French facility.

Looks to be in Great condition !

Could be Checker Cab Trailers.

I have 2 Checkers, the tag locations are the same as yours, and spacing look the same.
Both tags have attaching rivets that are raised like the ones in your picture of your existing upper tag.

I appears you have a flat rivet where the tag is missing, that may be French, or a hole filler, or a different manufacturer ?

The spacing is the same on my steel Checker trailers as yours.
My tags are covered in paint, and do not have noticeable raised lettering.
I will have to clean them off to get an accurate look at them and the writing style.

I do not know much info about the Ben Hur Trailers , as I have been working on other things and not my trailers yet, but will soon.

Best Regards,

Ray
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Re: Trailer 1 Ton in Belgium

Post by prestone43 » Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:14 pm

Thank you Ray

For the information, for my part the dismantling started and all the screws are marked with the letter "C" which would confirm that we are facing a trailer manufactured by Checker
1941 Cckw 353 steel body
1943 Cckw 352 wood body(80% restored)
1943 MB
1944 MBT trailer
194? Autocar M2 (project)

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Re: Trailer 1 Ton in Belgium

Post by 70th Division » Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:53 pm

Great info Prestone !!
I did not know that about the Checker bolts.
I will certainly keep a watch for the marked bolts when I do the restoration.
I have marble reflectors on one of the trailers, and I believe the two trailers I have are consecutive serial numbers.
I bought them last summer from the US Department of Energy and I am the first civilian owner.

They had, I believe , generators in them once, and more recently held large wire spools for electrical wire.

Please add some more action photos of your excellent trailer when you can and your progress !

Best Regards,

Ray
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Re: Trailer 1 Ton in Belgium

Post by prestone43 » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:27 pm

Here is the rest of the restoration

After sandblasting

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axle dismonting

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Brakes

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Half turn and on the wheels

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Renovation of king bee retro-reflectors

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A road test hooked to the 352

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Complete with a tarpaulin with rest of markings

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1941 Cckw 353 steel body
1943 Cckw 352 wood body(80% restored)
1943 MB
1944 MBT trailer
194? Autocar M2 (project)


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Re: Trailer 1 Ton in Belgium

Post by Tapper02 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:53 am

Nice job...and quick work!

-Tom
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1944 AUTOCAR M15A1 (M16A1) HALF-TRACK:
(Being restored to an M3A1 configuration)
SERIAL NUMBER M-15 A 1, 1356
MODEL M-16 A 1, ORD. SERIAL NUMBER 1106

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Re: Trailer 1 Ton in Belgium

Post by 70th Division » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:35 am

Hello Prestone,

You have done a great job on your Checker !!
It looks beautiful along with your GMC !!!!

You did fast work as well !!

I will have to get mine started .

Thanks for all the great pictures, keep up your good works !!

Best Regards,

Ray

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