M416 (I believe) trailer questions

Robby116a3

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My father bought this trailer way back from a coast guard base on cape cod. Not exactly sure what model number it is but I believe it is a M416. Anyhow it’s in desperate need of some love now. Just curious if anyone knows where to get parts for these trailers. Right now I am looking for a new set of leaf springs. Once my father got it from the Coast Guard, he painted it red.
 

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SgtMajHarper

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My father bought this trailer way back from a coast guard base on cape cod. Not exactly sure what model number it is but I believe it is a M416. Anyhow it’s in desperate need of some love now. Just curious if anyone knows where to get parts for these trailers. Right now I am looking for a new set of leaf springs. Once my father got it from the Coast Guard, he painted it red.
Nice find.......Yup, it's an M416 trailer, looks like "someone" cut a tailgate into the aft section; but at least they left the lunette, landing leg and parking brake handle as issued. The only place I've seen parts are E-Bay and there is a surplus parts group on Facebook.....I know there are much better educated guys on here that know other sources for parts, but I bet they are getting rare as hens teeth since these haven't been made for many moons now.
 

Robby116a3

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Nice find.......Yup, it's an M416 trailer, looks like "someone" cut a tailgate into the aft section; but at least they left the lunette, landing leg and parking brake handle as issued. The only place I've seen parts are E-Bay and there is a surplus parts group on Facebook.....I know there are much better educated guys on here that know other sources for parts, but I bet they are getting rare as hens teeth since these haven't been made for many moons now.
Interesting... yes, my father had the local welding shop make a functional tailgate for it wayyyy back when he picked it up. Other than that everything is as it was on the USCG Base.
 

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Interesting... yes, my father had the local welding shop make a functional tailgate for it wayyyy back when he picked it up. Other than that everything is as it was on the USCG Base.
I used to have 2 of them, sold one to a guy that beat it to death, the other one I also had a guy cut out the rear and installed a "Jeep" tailgate to match up with my Scrambler that I pull it with......blasphemy I know to desecrate the military aspects of it.....but it was before I got into green trucks and really needed the tailgate to make it more useful for hauling rocks and "stuff". Wish I had a hundred of them, everyone is always asking where they can get one of their own.
 

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There are several military restoration places on the web that have NOS parts for those things as well as reproduction parts that cross over to the jeeps that pulled them. I have rebuilt several of these and if you search a little, you can find the parts to finish it off. If you have specific needs let me know as I have a small stash of extra M416 parts.
 
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