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1951 M-38 Bellingham, WA eBay

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UPDATE: This is back on eBay

(02/24/2013) This looks like a great restoration project.

“Up for auction is a 1951 Willys M38 Jeep project. I purchased this jeep a few years ago from a local School District.

From what I am told this jeep has been owned by the School district since 1967. I have the maintenance records since 1967. It was used to pull a gang mower for years Than at some point a snow plow was installed and used a couple of times each year . The rest of the time it just sat always inside. In 2007 they pushed it a little to hard and seized up the engine. It did run after it cooled down but sounds like it has bad bearings now. That was the last time it was used. After sitting inside the shop for two more years it was sent to the auction to be sold and I hauled it home.

My intention was to do a frame off restoration not back to original but keep it close to stock. I have disassembled this jeep. The frame has been sandblasted, primed and painted. front and rear bumpers and bumperetts were replaced. New springs and shocks have been installed. Front and rear DIffs were disassembled cleaned and reassembled with new seals and gaskets along with new wheel cylinders and brake shoes.

Paint is the original green color.
Wheels have been sandblasted and repainted and tires remounted with new tubes.
The frame is now back on it’s wheels.

At this point I don’t think I will ever finish this project so I have decided to sell.
This jeep is not a rust bucket, keep in mind It has been inside for 46 years. The tub has some damage to both rear corners that can be repaired . The under side of the tub was undercoated so there is not a lot of rust. (see pictures)

I have found that the engine serial # is a MBxxxx not a MCxxxx with a tag saying Rebuilt in 1956. The Data tags on the dash were gone so there is no serial # there.

Data tag on the rear wheel well is there but is different than the one on the title.
The seat frames had been cut down and other seats installed. This M38 project has a good start and I would love to see someone finish it. I hate to have to part it out.

I will load as many pictures as possible if you need more please let me know and I will send them. I am selling this M38 as is where is. I will not ship it. So ask questions now.”

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