Unknown age rice horse trailer

Dexter

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ancient! Probably from some point in the 60s. Its the old Rice Farmers Hunt box. They are a bit small for conversion usually, but depends how clever you are with the space. Its going to take a complete rebuild, new hitch and almost certainly new axles so you've got a lot of work ahead of you!
 

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Yes, I would agree with @Dexter - looks very much like my first trailer - that was pretty ancient! Is there a serial number stamped on the frame anywhere or a plate?
 

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I watched a come dine with me few weeks back and a guy on there that had horses had converted one into a bar it looked so cool, keep us updated how it goes would love to see it when it's finished.
 

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The Rice Farmers Hunt was a great trailer.

This one does look rather far gone, unless the chassis and running gear is in better shape than the pics suggest. Not sure how viable it will be to convert for your purpose, but I wish you luck with it.
 
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ancient! Probably from some point in the 60s. Its the old Rice Farmers Hunt box. They are a bit small for conversion usually, but depends how clever you are with the space. Its going to take a complete rebuild, new hitch and almost certainly new axles so you've got a lot of work ahead of you!
Yes, I would agree with @Dexter - looks very much like my first trailer - that was pretty ancient! Is there a serial number stamped on the frame anywhere or a plate?
I’m not sure I asked. He didn’t say. Do you think I should pass on this? He said the frame is solid
 

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I have just sold one the chassis was as solid as a rock brakes worked hitch good etc but floor was shot and needed painting, the one in your pics doesn't want to be above £200 loads for sale on Ebay pre loved etc,
 

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I’m not sure I asked. He didn’t say. Do you think I should pass on this? He said the frame is solid
I would run a mile. You wont be able to tow it away without changing the tow hitch. Given the overall condition I cant see the axles not being shot. Its also not ideal for conversion. You can get better than that. The only reason it would be worth buying is if you needed the body panels, and even then I'm not sure I'd bother. I wouldn't pay more than £50 for it either, and that would only be if I had a low loader suitable to transport it.
 
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great advice here, is the panels in the rice boxes aluminium or steel?and can you get brake parts bearing etc for these now? also its hard to find a decent one now as im also looking so pm if you have any!
 
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