Brand spank'in new Bantam T3 build

CRJeepin

Observer
Nice work, that top came out great.

How much paint did the trailer take? Going to paint ours soon and thinking a quart might do it.

Mark, are you going to be at the Bantam festival? Really pushing to get mine done in time!
 

McZippie

Walmart Adventure Camper
Nice work, that top came out great.

How much paint did the trailer take? Going to paint ours soon and thinking a quart might do it.
Thanks... The top was a lot of tedious work. The silver was professional painted, so don't know how much paint was used.
 

NORCALROOTS

New member
Hi McZippie,

I have a 1950-ish Bantam T-3C that I purchased about 8 months ago for $600 from a rancher in San Jose. I've been trying to replace the suspension bolts, bushings, and shackles and was hoping to source it all through RockAuto.com due to their low prices. Do you happen to know what year(s) Jeep and model matches the same suspension hardware? I saw someone mention a CJ3 but wanted to see what year.

Thanks,

Brian in San Francisco
 

CRJeepin

Observer
Interested in the answer for bushings also, but thought it might be useful to confirm the bearings and cones are Timken 18590 and 18520 in my 1946 Bantam t3c. Just replaced them last weekend, used Autozone online order with a discount code I found online. Came out to about $140 for all 4 bearing and cones.
 

McZippie

Walmart Adventure Camper
Hi McZippie,

I have a 1950-ish Bantam T-3C that I purchased about 8 months ago for $600 from a rancher in San Jose. I've been trying to replace the suspension bolts, bushings, and shackles and was hoping to source it all through RockAuto.com due to their low prices. Do you happen to know what year(s) Jeep and model matches the same suspension hardware? I saw someone mention a CJ3 but wanted to see what year.

Thanks,

Brian in San Francisco
Your looking for front suspension part for any year CJ2 or CJ3 Jeep, they all used the same parts.

Look at JC Whitney to figure out a parts list, they have it all.

http://www.jcwhitney.com/jcwhitney/textsearch_result.jcw?sku=shackles&shopid=100001&filterid=d18864y1952g1233j1
 

Robert Bills

Explorer

I have a 1950-ish Bantam T-3C that I purchased about 8 months ago for $600 from a rancher in San Jose. I've been trying to replace the suspension bolts, bushings, and shackles and was hoping to source it all through RockAuto.com due to their low prices. Do you happen to know what year(s) Jeep and model matches the same suspension hardware? I saw someone mention a CJ3 but wanted to see what year.


Here is the parts list for the Bantam T3 and T3-C axle:

4 - Cone and Roller Bearing, Timken 18590
4 - Roller Bearing Cup, Timken 18520
2 - Hub oil seal assembly, Spicer 17004 (also National 40566, Chicago Rawhide (CR)21101)
2 - Outer wheel bearing washer, Spicer 17015
2 - Outer wheel bearing nut, Spicer 17016
2 - Outer wheel bearing nut lock washer, Spicer 17017
2 - Wheel flange gasket, Spicer 17146 or GP-4032 (WWII Ford Jeep)

Springs, shackles and bushings are the same as for a Willys Jeep MB, CJ-2, CJ-3 or early CJ-5 front axle.

I purchased my springs, shackles and bushings from Walck's Four Wheel Drive (http://walcks4wd.com), 700 Cedar Street Bowmanstown, PA 18030, (610) 852-3110.

I purchased my axle parts from Border Parts, 3875 Bancroft Drive Spring Valley, CA 91977, (619) 461-0171.

Both of these companies are familiar with the axle and suspension for Bantam trailers (and also the WWII Bantam T3 and Willys MBT, and Korean War era M100). All use the same parts.
Both companies should be able to provide you with everything you need.

The axle parts (bearings, seals, etc.) interchange with parts for the jeep Spicer 23 rear axle (used on Willys MB, Ford GPW, CJ-2 and CJ-3).
The springs, bushings and shackles interchange with those parts on any early Willys Jeep front axle.
If you purchase new lug nuts, unless the previous owner changed the studs (or you do), the nuts on the left side of your trailer will need left-hand threads

Other sources for these parts may be Midwest Military (http://www.midwestmilitary.net, 16075 Highway 13 S., Prior Lake, Minnesota 55372, 952-440-8778, or Brent Mullins Jeep Parts, http://www.mullinsjeepparts.com, P.O. Box 9599
College Station TX 77842, 979-690-0203


 

CRJeepin

Observer
Really man?! One weekend after I figure out half that myself?!! LOL!

Thanks for sharing...and I didn't find the hub flange gasket, made it up with RTV and rolled out! BUT will have to get a couple if it starts leakin....thanks!
 
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