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Willezcr8 11-20-2019 06:51 PM

Bantam T3-C
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I'm in the process of building a trailer to go with my CJ-6. It started as a Hasbro GI Joe Bantam T3. After doing a little research, I decided to make it the civilian version, the T3-C. I got some wheels and tires from a stock Willys Jeep, and painted them up. I made an axle and fabricated it so each wheel spins independently on bearings, that way there isn't any binding while turning. Waiting on some cut-off wheels that I ordered, so I can get the tongue pieces cut. I'm still not sure how I'm going fab up the drawbar/lunette mount.

So here's a couple of pics of the progress so far...

Willezcr8 11-24-2019 09:31 AM

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More progress today...shackle/spring mounts fabbed and mounted, tongue support bars cut and installed, and shocks mounted. Trying to use as much scale hex hardware as possible, but I will need to order some more. Just have to use button heads for now.

On to the pics...

heartless 11-24-2019 10:28 AM

looking really good!

Willezcr8 11-25-2019 06:55 AM

Thanks heartless. I'm hoping for more progress on your Ford pickup.

heartless 11-25-2019 06:59 AM


Originally Posted by Willezcr8 (Post 1071009)
Thanks heartless. I'm hoping for more progress on your Ford pickup.

yeah, i was hoping to have more progress as well, but have been crazy busy with real life. :blink:

maybe over the upcoming 4 day holiday weekend I can get a little time in on it.

Willezcr8 12-01-2019 07:04 PM

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Had a few days off for the holiday and made some more progress. Fabbed the stanchion mount out of styrene. This a little too intricate to fab out of brass or aluminum. Maybe it could be 3D printed in aluminum...:dunno:. Although this is small, it took me 2 days to build it. It's fully functional and scale, at this point.

This is what I wanted to replicate

I still need to fab the coupler to fit a scale, 2 inch ball, but here's what I have so far...

stomperxj 12-01-2019 11:21 PM

Nice work. I just picked one of these up for my 1/6 willys project

Willezcr8 12-02-2019 11:28 AM


Originally Posted by stomperxj (Post 1071057)
Nice work. I just picked one of these up for my 1/6 willys project

Excellent! There are a few of those running around. You can make it functional with the Willys quite easily. Check out post #3 here... Mike Flea has a good pic of a simple lunette hook up. There's also a bunch of Willys builds that you can find good info on building yours.

I still have the Hasbro Jeep that came with this. I bought the set just to get the trailer, for $35. I figured, that's a reasonable price for a trailer, considering the newer Jeeps are pulling at least $100. So, if any body is listening, I'm giving away my 1/6 Hasbro Willys for the cost of a trip your house. It has no windshield and the headlights were pulled for mock-up, but I still have them somewhere, that I will include.

Have you started a build thread for it yet stomperx? I like to watch. :nice:

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