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1952 M-38 Streator, IL … Off Market for Now

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UPDATE: John reports he plans to get a valve repaired. Once that is done he’ll be relisting this for sale again.

This has a PTO gearbox, but I see no sign of a winch or other equipment. Dave suggests it might be the overdrive lever, which seems like a clever idea if that’s the case. It looks in good shape.

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“For sale, 1952 M38 jeep. Nine year old frame off restoration. Have all the original receipts from original restoration plus what I have put into it. Engine was rebuilt also. Has minor master cylinder leak (have new one) new brakes in 2018, new water pump in 2019. New rear pinion seal in 2019. Has overdrive. Have some other new steering parts I just haven’t put on. Has been kept in heated garage since I’ve had it and never seen rain. Have some fording parts for air cleaner and exhaust. Has couple typical jeep oil leaks but small.

My knee won’t take the clutch pedal anymore so I’m selling it. Couple of the gauges should be replaced. Located in Streator Illinois. (So now with all that being said , guess what I did? I went to take a compression check on the engine just so I could post it. I haven’t used the compression gauge in 30 some years. The gauge came with a couple of adaptors. I failed to notice that the one on the gauge was longer than the other. I think it was too long and broke a valve spring or bent the valve. It has no compression. The other three have 110 pounds each. This engine probably doesn’t have 3,500 miles on it and I know it’s good, just my dumb not paying attention has messed it up) im willing to take offers as it is but if not I guess I have a winter project)”


8 Comments on “1952 M-38 Streator, IL … Off Market for Now

  1. Dave from Mn

    He said that it has overdrive so I’m thinking he used the pto hole for the od shifter.

  2. David Eilers Post author

    ahhh … I’ve never heard of doing that, but I suppose that could work. Good thinking.

  3. John

    Dave, it’s not sold. I just took it off of Craigslist. If you read my sad stupid compression gauge story, it needs a valve I’m sure. I’m going to get it repaired and go back to my original asking price of $15000.00. If someone is interested in it for $12000.00 without the stuff in it, it can go. Sorry for the confusion. John

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