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    Default Re: 10cwt mortar trailer.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfy View Post
    This one was the third mortar trailer I've had Peter and it was nice it had the front tailgate, a friend has another in bits. I know of about 10 in total. The GS is also a nice trailer and very thin on the ground.

    Good luck with the restoration a very worthwhile project that will look great behind a carrier.
    I am very happy with the trailer it is a good solid starting point for restoration.
    At the moment I will be collecting parts for the trailer and mortar.
    I will start a new thread when I start rebuilding the trailer.
    Peter.

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    I have what looks like a 10 cwt mortar trailer which I have had a few years.
    Afirst I thought it was old Sankey trailer that I was going to convert into a camping/expedition trailer but gave up on this idea because of its 6 stud wheels that confused me as I thought being a sankey trailer would just have standard Land Rover 5 stud wheels.

    Its had a replacement hitch sadly and the tailgate is at the back . It's brakes are not connected , a wheel nut is missing the tyres perished and the boards have been replaced with what looks like scaffolding board.
    Now I've got the dilemma of what to do with it, either restore it myself or sell it. Oh hum decisions, decisions.

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    Default Re: 10cwt mortar trailer.

    If you look at Tony Lawrence's thread on here relating to the restoration of his mortar trailer, that type of hitch seems to be a common post war alteration and has been seen on a number of these 10cwt trailers.I have begun to wonder if "mortar trailers" with a tailgate at the back are actually Mk II GS trailers, as opposed to the Mk I trailers which have curved mudguards and different woodwork including a shorter body to allow the fitment of a toolbox
    Simon King - MVT1406

    Ford GPW 43097 (29/6/42) ex 40YH40/M1501912
    SS Cars 10cwt GS trailer (?1943) "SS/GS/0696 X5392696"
    Bedford MWR 47140 (early1943) ex 49RG30/Ztbc

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    Default Re: 10cwt mortar trailer.

    YOUR trailer is listed as ORME EVANS TRAILER 1/2 ton mortar in a post war batch of numbers 75 YK 76 TO
    75 YK 99

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    I'm guessing that there are not many of these around, looks like I will have to make a bit of room in the shed to stop it from further deterioration.
    The price of replacement tyres seems expensive , but then again they are quite large.

    I use to think it was just a trailer however it seems these vital bits of equipment have there own story to tell.

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    Looking at a few other threads on the forum I think my trailer use to have the hitch similar to the mortar trailer in the photos from "10 Cwt British Trailer gathering - Saturday 6th July thread" by cordenj
    Although on mine the manual arms that were welded on the end of the drawbar either side have been cut off.
    And for some reason the original hitch had been reincorperated into the drawbar rather than on top then cut off and replaced by a more modern hitch.
    I could see some reminants of it actually inside the end of the drawbar.
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    Default Re: 10cwt mortar trailer.

    I have just picked up a hitch for my trailer.
    I still need an ID plate if any one is getting some good reproductions made and a set of tie down cleats/hooks.
    Peter.
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    Default Re: 10cwt mortar trailer.

    Pete

    have you tried Robert at Dataplates4U- that's where the plate for my GS trailer came from.
    Simon King - MVT1406

    Ford GPW 43097 (29/6/42) ex 40YH40/M1501912
    SS Cars 10cwt GS trailer (?1943) "SS/GS/0696 X5392696"
    Bedford MWR 47140 (early1943) ex 49RG30/Ztbc

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