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Semi Trailer Identify

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cleddy

08-07-2017 11:44:57




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I have an old 25 Ft round nose single axle trailer and would like to identify make and age. Also where would I look for any identifying tags or marks. It does have a sort of unique front crown with a diamond on the front. I use it for storage but am thinking maybe some of the classic Truckers should have it before it completely rusts away. I will attempt to post pictures but this being a first on here we will see if it works. Any information at all will be appreciated. cleddy .

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Fred45

10-15-2017 08:13:57




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 Re: Semi Trailer Identify in reply to cleddy, 08-07-2017 11:44:57  
Where are you? Find anything else about the trailer? What type of suspension?



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cleddy

10-16-2017 09:11:02




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 Re: Semi Trailer Identify in reply to Fred45, 10-15-2017 08:13:57  
I am in the Omaha, Nebr. area. It is an old Fruhauf trailer(before 1950) based on the fittings where the air lines hook up and what I found on the internet. Construction is steel & wood slats covered with steel(before Aluminum)sort of a conversion from the old live-stock trailer. Suspension is single axle leaf springs.

Almost no one showed much interest in it and I don't have a place for the contents right now so looks like I am stuck with it. I would like to find an old Semi-Tractor or truck that I could pull it around with? cleddy

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Fred45

10-16-2017 10:04:10




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 Re: Semi Trailer Identify in reply to cleddy, 10-16-2017 09:11:02  
Cleddy, you very well may be correct that it is a Fruehauf but I think it is not. I live in VA so it is not practical for me to look at it but I belong to several antique truck organizations and I will research more.



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cleddy

10-17-2017 06:35:55




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 Re: Semi Trailer Identify in reply to Fred45, 10-16-2017 10:04:10  
Yeah I don't know how many were like this but since the air brake fittings have the word "Fruhauf" cast in them that my conclusion for now. The structure inside the steel siding looks just like this picture of the Fruhauf Live-stock trailer I found. Susposedly they were the inventor of the Semi-Trailer and came up with different applications. cleddy



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cleddy

10-17-2017 12:52:36




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 Re: Semi Trailer Identify in reply to cleddy, 10-17-2017 06:35:55  

I was trying to load this picture. My trailer could be this if I remove to outer rusty skin.cleddy



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ericlb

08-07-2017 16:53:16




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 Re: Semi Trailer Identify in reply to cleddy, 08-07-2017 11:44:57  
going to guess its an old fruhouf [spelling] i believe they had that crown on the nose probably from the late 40's maybe early 50's there should be a data plate if its still present either by the air line hookups or on the left corner of the body , that old it may be long gone



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cleddy

08-07-2017 12:15:31




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 Re: Semi Trailer Identify in reply to cleddy, 08-07-2017 11:44:57  

I will try pictures again. I guess it is not a diamond but a triangle on the front. Cleddy



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cleddy

08-07-2017 12:38:23




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 Re: Semi Trailer Identify in reply to cleddy, 08-07-2017 12:15:31  

More Pictures



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