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History Old Utillity Trailers

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by G V Gordon, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. G V Gordon
    Joined: Oct 29, 2002
    Posts: 5,697

    G V Gordon
    from Enid OK

    May be a bit OT but I thought I would share a couple of vintage utility trailers I have picked up over the past month.

    The green one is a Sears Roebuck and Co. trailer, guessing it is 40's / 50's. Has 16" rubber.

    The second one is a homebuilt but there was definitely some thought and fabrications skill involved in building it.

    It has a Chevy pick up axle under it and is built from angle iron and plate that looks like it come from a refinery. The front has rounded corners and it has 2" pipe stake pockets in the corners. Has a working tail gate and a spare tire mount.

    I am a sucker for old industial stuff so these were hard to pass up. If it's too OT feel free to delete.

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  2. mustang6147
    Joined: Feb 26, 2010
    Posts: 1,847

    from Kent, Ohio

  3. I have/had a Sears,Roebuck & Co. trailer exactly like that,but I loaded it to my brother in law,,20 years ago,,thanks for reminding me to go get it!:D HRP
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    Home made in the 60s I believe. Everything was drenched in and very well made.

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  8. Boneyard51
    Joined: Dec 10, 2017
    Posts: 4,629


    Back in about 1980 or so I built a single axle trailer to haul motorcycles on out of three in channel iron .I used the leaf springs that I had replaced out of my 1960 Econoline and added shocks mounted at a 45 degree angle to get the right travel. I even built the drop axle out of square tubing and some Chrysler spindles. I thought all small Chrysler bolt pattern was 4.5 on 5. Well I learned some were different and I got a different one! Well I wanted 4.5 on5 so I grabbed another hub, adapted them to my bolt on spindles, but could not find any seals that would work! Too thin. So I took the hubs and put a bead of silicone where the seal should go and greased my spindles and installed the hubs! Has worked for close to forty years! I aligned the axle by putting shims behind the bolt on spindles. Neat little trailer. Pulled it to Sturgis and Milwaukee and a lot of local places!

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  9. ...bought this AD trailer, made it into this truck...
    50 gmc build 001.jpg 50 gmc build 007.jpg 50 gmc build 157.jpg
  10. I have a very old single horse trailer with 1930s spindles on a very heavy duty pipe and heavy duty springs that look factory made...
    Rocky mountain drum brakes and a pair of Clev-weld wheels 5 on 5.5 pattern 4" wide
  11. rusty valley
    Joined: Oct 25, 2014
    Posts: 1,921

    rusty valley

    i am usually not too fussy, but did you take pictures of the trailer too, or just a bunch of rotten tires?
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  12. Hiding behind the tires on the left
  13. For small horses:D
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  14. That IS funny.
  15. sport fury
    Joined: Jul 25, 2009
    Posts: 593

    sport fury

    my grandpa built this trailer during WWII. he built it from the front end of a 1929 Nash. the wood has been replaced a few times. rims are agricultural rims. I am the 3rd generation to own it. leafcollector.jpg

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