Bill spotted this one. It’s listed as an M-38A1, but has a CJ-5 body. Still might be a good price given it runs/drives/has PTO.
“1964 M38A1 Willys Jeep with smooth 4 cylinder Hurricane engine. 3-speed tranny with hi-lo range, locking hubs and PTO winch. Frame for soft top, 2 sets of cloth doors, extra roll bar, 31 x 10.5 x 15 tires (70%), and fender flares. Front seats only (torn), mild rust on right rear fender.”
Looks like a good price.
“Great running and driving jeep, ex-military with a professionally rebuilt Volvo 1.8L engine, new radiator, alternator, battery, electronic ignition, wiring, voltage gauge, tach, clutch, all lights work, tires in great shape, locking hubs, 4 wheel drive, seat belts, half doors, full soft top, rear seat, tow bar, tow hitch, turn signal kit (not installed), extra parts including plugs, oil, oil filters. This is a great jeep to drive and have fun with. Spent most of its life in Arizona. Is currently at my place in Ocean Park WA, 10 miles north of Long Beach”
Has PTO & Overdrive.
“1952 M38 Willys, Jeep, Buick 225 V6, P.T.O. winch, over drive, new soft top and doors, tow bar, no rust, $5,500.0”
“Old rusty war jeep. Bought as a project planned to fix up, but between the truck I am fixing and this one… it’s too much right now. Needs total restoration. Made in about 1950-1952. Fun project for dad and kids or anyone looking for a neat project. I got this with no title. There is no engine. It is very very beat up and rusty also like I said NEEDS total restoration! Will require towing. For anyone who has dreamed of a restoration project that was affordable…this may be your lucky day. Would make a awesome yard art for any collector.”
Still needs some work completed, but looks like a solid foundation.
“1954 Willys M38A1, purchased this with plans to finish, plans have unfortunately have changed. It’s an original body, amateur restoration. Have pictures of when it was being restored. It’s definitely come a long ways!
It still needs to be finished, mechanically it may need a starter, battery, an obvious carb clean. It has been converted to a 12v system with electronic fuel pump. Tires are good, minimal surface rust. Could be finished as it sits and used for what it is, or if desired stripped and brought back to original.”
The pic shows what it looked liked prior to disassembly. Seller listed this a 1953 CJ, but the body suggests it is an M-38.
“This is a 1953 cj3a. I started to rebuild the entire thing and then had other stuff come up. It is in pieces right now but it has everything you need to put it back together. It has had a V8 conversion. I have a title for it. I can even deliver it if you are close. Has disc brakes all around. Text or call me with questions.”
UPDATE: Still Available.
(03/29/2016) Looks good.
“ABOUT US: We are JEEPS R US an off road shop that specializes in building you the jeep of your dreams. We even sell un-modified jeeps. We have been in business for over 26 years located in Laguna Beach California. Please stop in to see our inventory and test drive our Jeeps! We also have warranties available for some of our vehicles.
ABOUT JEEP: 1951 Jeep Willys M38 Tactical Truck 1/4 Ton. The Willys M38 United States Army Jeep, also known as the Willys MC, replaced the World War II Willys MB and Ford GPW models. It was a 1/4 ton 4 × 4 utility truck manufactured between 1949 and 1952 with a total production of more than 60,000 units. The M38 was military version of the then-current civilian Jeep CJ-3A. The M38 differed from the CJ-3A in numerous ways, including a reinforced frame and suspension, waterproof 24-volt electrical system, sealed vent system for the engine, transmission, transfer case, fuel system and brake system. Some M38 jeeps were assigned to the Korean theater of operations, but the majority of vehicles used in that conflict were rebuilt WWII vintage. Approximately 2,300 M38 Jeeps were manufactured by Ford of Canada for Canadian Armed Forces in 1952, designated as the M38-CDN jeep. Its successor was Willys M38A1.
Runs. Has an f-head, but seller has an l-head, too.
“I got a M38 that the previous owner installed the engine out of a CJ-3B into it and as such it makes the carburetor stick out thru the hood. They also installed a hood scoop on it which was really big, so I cut it off and when I did, I found the hood to not be in such good shape. So as you see in the pics there is a huge hole in the hood that I have not got around too. I have found and purchased the correct motor for it from a guy in OHIO. I don’t know if it runs or not because I haven’t had the time to mess with it either, but the engine goes with it for the price shown. The Jeep has rust on it, it has some bondo on it, the floor pan is somewhat rusted out as well. The engine in it was running when I parked it and I haven’t messed with it much. Need to sell, I don’t have time anymore to mess with it. Too busy mowing my GRASS.”
Looks like a project.
“52 Willys has a Marine Corps vin. Put new head gaskets, freeze plugs and valve cover gasket. Passenger side head is cracked. Has a 78 Buick Skyhawk engine. I just don’t have the time to fix it right now and need the money and it gone.”
Looks like a good price. Includes an overdrive.
“For sale: 1955 M38A1 Jeep. I started on this jeep with plans for a full restoration but found a flat fender that has pulled my attention and resources away so this one needs to find a new home. The Jeep has been converted to 12v and comes equipped with new locking hubs and has a vintage warn overdrive installed. It and runs and drives well with many new parts already installed including;
-Front and rear seat canvas and cushions
-Wheel cylinders, master cylinder, and brake shoes
-Soft brake lines
-Rebuilt original fuel/vacuum pump
-Rebuilt original carburetor
-Outer wheel seals
-All pinion and output seals
-NDCC tires and tubes
This machine has it’s share of dings and dents and would make a great trail/parade vehicle as it sits but I’m also including two more parts jeeps and several crates of parts to help facilitate a complete restoration if desired. I’m hoping to get out of M series jeeps so buyer will get everything I have for one price. There are enough parts included to finish the jeep and probably have a really good table at the swap meet for the next couple of years. I’m looking to get $6500 or best offer for the whole package. I have a clear title for the jeep and it’s currently registered with a vintage plate in Washington State. ”
Has lots of updates.
“52 m38 good body and floor pans
302 ford motor, mallory ignation, remote oil filter with cooler
dana 44 front disc brakes, locker, 5.38 gears
p/s with cooler
t 18 granny low
dana 20 case with dana 18 gears, twin sticks with 2 low option
ford 9 inch rear, drum brakes, locker, 5.38 gears
winch and hi lift jack on front bumper
full soft top with doors, bikini top
2 gas tanks, 1 under seat, 1 under rear of jeep
gm tilt column
nice wheels and tires 33 12.5 33”
Only two pics. They don’t look like the same jeep? Maybe they are before and after a rebuild?
“1955 Willies , only 17000 miles on it. phone calls only. Best Offer!”
This is a former forest service jeep. It’s got an FS data plate. It runs and drive. Seller says it is rust free.
“1951 M38 Barn find. Has been sitting inside since 1970. This jeep has never been licensed or registered for the road. It was bought at government auction and put away. As seen in pictures, there is a US Forestry plate riveted to the dash. This jeep was given to the Forestry where it was used and then sold at auction. It is rust free. Beautiful hat channel underneath. It has 28,000 original miles. It is 12 volt. I have all the original 24 volt generator, distributor, voltage regulator that goes with it. It is just the way the government sold it. It runs like a top.
Absolutely beautiful. Has original gas tank, all cleaned out and small repair. Still has the screen in the gas tank. The only thing that appears to have been added, or possibly put on by the Government before the sale, are the rims and tires. No bondo. No repairs have been made to the body. Brake master cylinder needs to be repaired or replaced. A brand new one comes with the jeep. Carburetor brand new rebuild. New battery, water pump. Ready to go. Call for more info $8,000 OBO Would consider a partial trade for WWII jeep.”
There could be value here.
“this jeep was going to be a hunting jeep. there is no motor the rest is there. included is an artic top and half doors. clean title in hand.
i will have to meet you to see the jeep call me to make arrangements. if you do not have a trailer or cant get one, i dont have one either. you will have to rent one. the uhaul 6×12 works g”
Some work complete, more left. Has some good updates for road & trails.
“52 M38 Willys project, rebuilt 2.0 pinto engine, t90 3spd, 18 tcase, 44 rear and 30 front with 488s, all new brakes, brake lines and cj5 master cylinder. Like new 32″ swampers, rolling chassis is done and ready for body. Have good tub that needs a little work..this is a project!!”
Ron Day spotted this M-38 parked near the Black Diamond Golf Course in Healy, Alaska. It looks abandoned and looks like there is value there.
Looks in good shape.
“1952 m38 jeep nice old original jeep runs drives good have rear seat & other parts to go with it has some nos parts on it $10,000”
“1953 M38A1, excellent condition, 20,000 miles,”
Most importantly, does it fire live rounds? lol … I wonder why the rear rims are a dark semi-gloss that doesn’t match everything else? Learn more about the M-38A1C.
“major overhaul on engine, nos distributor, new wiring harness, new tires .new brakes-wheel cylinders-master cylinder,rebuilt carburetor,new plug wires, new seat covers, transmission and transfer gone through, all new seals etc. this machine drives very smooth and handles great on the open road. 24 volt– zero rust was ever on this machine, rare to find.”
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UPDATE: Still Available.
(06/27/2016) Looks in good shape.
“Flat head 4cyl
3 speed trans
Brand new 31×10.50r15 Degan 38’s
New brakes from master cylinder down
New complete valve job
New fuel pump
New water pump
New oil lines
We originally restored this jeep 7 yrs ago at that time we rebuilt trans transfercase and had it painted has less then 2000 miles on it since it was restored.
Does have a few chips in paint runs and drives good located in fort smith Arkansas. ”
UPDATE: Still Available.
(12/05/2015) Engine isn’t running correctly. ”
“1952 willy’s jeep small block 350 top loader 4 speed blow proof housing timing is off and the clutch is stuck needs battery 16 gallon fuel cell Dana 44 front and rear 31 inch tires 95% tread”
Seller lists the price as $1800 in the title, but $2600 in the text. I think what the seller intends to do is include the overdrive at the higher price. This may have an Air Force data plate.
“Everything added to this Titled jeep is able to be unbolted to return to original 68hp condition.
Most Mil Vees are Army surplus, but Air Force vehicles are very rare.
This is a nonrunning 53000 mile, Air Force M38A1 with $2600 Warn / Atlas Overdrive,
making 12 forward gears and 4 reverse gears
Novak adaptor kit allows install of Ford ranger 120hp engine.
Warn front hubs for no front end running parts, while in 2WD mode.
This jeep is really straight with a few small rust spots, easy to repair.
Needs an owner with more time to devote to such a good rare jeep.”
UPDATE: Still Available.
(06/26/2016) Looks solid.
“This is a 1954 M38 A-1 military Jeep. Frame-off paint job, new valves and springs, water pump, oil pump, battery, canvas top. 12 volt conversion. Perfect for deer lease”
“All original USMC radio Jeep with fresh restoration including all new canvas and paint. no rust very straight body. still on the 24v system runs and drives great. clean title with current tags. ready for the trail, parades or car shows. $12,000”
The one pic is promising.
“1952 Willys M38a1 Military Jeep, Bone stock, Condition, Canvas top, sides and doors, OD green paint. Calif title and reg. Nothing missing. F134 engine .. 24volt. Call for pics or info. ”