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I've thoroughly enjoyed reading this thread. Since buying a M3A4 last week, I am well into carts.


All Airborne Troop Carrier items wanted especially uniform groupings and unit history books. Anything considered!!

 

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I've thoroughly enjoyed reading this thread. Since buying a M3A4 last week, I am well into carts.

 

Well, it seems you're hooked :lol:


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A friend has recently acquired RL35 (not A!!) cart #402, and it came with the following tow bar...

 

Any info on these???? Original??? Foreign???

 

 

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It is also fitted with these unusual Firestone S3 red dot tires... Rather uncommon, n??

 

 

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Just got a Reel Cart serial #1850.

The draw bar has a brass (painted o.d.) middle section and is marked EX6886 which doesn't look like an US number to me.

 

I am missing two parts so if anyone could help me locate one I would be very grateful!

- The GC-10-A brake (I can use two)

- The main axle ! (not the RL27 or draw bar) The axle of the RL-31 is too short. If someone could give me exact measurements I could try to make one...

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The draw bar has a brass (painted o.d.) middle section and is marked EX6886 which doesn't look like an US number to me...

My 1944 cart came out of the Swiss Army with an identical drawbar... Could be a replacement part... Dimensions are exact as steel bars...


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Johan

 

is that a tandem trailer in that 101st A/B Holland picture of the Bantam trailer and Reel Cart combo ?

 

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LLoyd


What do you need another one of those for.....you have 6 of them already ?.........

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my girlfriend to me on a regular basis as another piece of US WW2 "Green stuff" aka militaria arrives in the post..:-)

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Yes, it looks that way.... Looking thru the Orange book and others MBT and T3 within the 101AB seem to have been generally equipped with the tandem hitch...


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Nice picture......I have a genuine tandem trailer a 1943 Bantam trailer with my jeep.... and that .may make for a very interesting conversation piece....when we do 101st A/B Holland impressions...were going in September but as 82nd (504th/505th) Grave and Nijmegen.....whats the going rate for an RL-35 Johan ?

 

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Lloyd


What do you need another one of those for.....you have 6 of them already ?.........

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my girlfriend to me on a regular basis as another piece of US WW2 "Green stuff" aka militaria arrives in the post..:-)

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Ive seen them incomplete with new tires at around 750 up to 1500Euro for an Ex-Swiss Army with only a coat of postwar paint with all accessories and WW2 tires...


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Nice picture......I have a genuine tandem trailer a 1943 Bantam trailer with my jeep.... and that .may make for a very interesting conversation piece....when we do 101st A/B Holland impressions...were going in September but as 82nd (504th/505th) Grave and Nijmegen.....whats the going rate for an RL-35 Johan ?

 

Regards

 

Lloyd

 

Hi

 

My RL-35 is for sale to good home if it is of interest.

 

Regards

 

Tom


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Tom

 

Please email me at lloydrichards36(at)btinternet.com

 

Many thanks

 

Lloyd


What do you need another one of those for.....you have 6 of them already ?.........

:blink:

 

my girlfriend to me on a regular basis as another piece of US WW2 "Green stuff" aka militaria arrives in the post..:-)

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Hello

 

This is a older topic but i hope you experts are still in to the RL-35-A !

 

There is a possibility that i can buy a rl-35-a, i havent seen it yet but i do know it missing some parts, the two handles to be precise.

In the picture of Johan i see that the handle has gc-15 marked on it, i can buy the handle that Frankie bought with the a3+ on it, in your opinion is this original ?

 

Thanks,

 

Peter.

 

 

 

 

 

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No idea, Peter...

 

The one Frankie had is the only one I have ever seen marked like that... Still better than nothing..


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Johan i suppose your right, but it would be so nice if this handle is the real deal !!!

 

Reading back this discusion over Greek bronze parts on a reel trailer, i wil take a magnet with me when i am going to visit te one that is offered me. ( there is going to be no surprise on that subject thanks to this forum :D )

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Back to the question about the A suffix on the data plate. I have no proof, but I suspect when the bracket for the braking rope was added to the cart the designation of the cart was updated to the A model. My 1944 Signal Corps catalog shows a picture of the RL-35 cart without the rope bracket.


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Did all of these reelcarts come with an orange SC acceptance stamp on the right side above the dataplate?

 

If so, can someone post a nice detailed picture along with some measurements?

 

Thanks

 

Just bumping this to check if anyone has a picture of the SC stamp...


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I wanted to add the WWII DR-4 Wire Reel to this thread that I just restored. When I found it in Bastogne about 20 years ago it was rusty and pitted. I have sandblasted it to bare metal, filled in the pitting, repainted, stenciled (I make these btw) and restored it to look like a freshly factory produced reel ready for shipment.

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Van
Kosovo, Afghanistan (x2) and Iraq Campaign Veteran
1945 GMC DUKW, 1942 Ford GPW, 1944 Willys MB, 1944 Clark CA-1 Dozer, 1943 Studebaker T-24 Weasel, 1942 Harley WLA, 1944 Cushman 53 Scooter, 1942 Willys MBT, 1944 Columbia F-92L Bicycle, 1943 Huffman G-519 Bicycle, B-29 42-24791 "The Big Time Operator" Nose Section, B-29 Superfortress tails (Two), 1944 Navy SNJ-5B, 1943 Fleet PT-26, 1943 Pratt-Read LNE-1 Cockpit, CG-4A Cockpit (Two), CG-15A Cockpit, 1944 C-47A Cockpit, 1943 C-45F Cockpit, P-61 Nose, 1944 German 7,5cm Pak 40, 1940 German 10,5cm LfH18, 1944 German 2cm Flak 38, 1932 Japanese Type 92 70mm Infantry Gun and 1934 French 25mm Hotchkiss.
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