That defroster is new to me. Is that aftermarket?
“1952 WILLYS JEEP FOR SALE. RESTORED IN 1995. 13,000 MILES ON REBUILT ENGINE. STILL IN VERY GOOD SHAPE. EVERYTHING WORKS. RUNS AND DRIVES GREAT. HAVE DOORS AND SIDES. WITH A LITTLE TLC THIS IS A REAL NICE JEEP. CALL OR TEXT”
“1955 Willys M38A1 Military Jeep with title. Includes military radio, 24 volt system 4 cylinder, waterproof. Call or text for details before 8PM”
Has a variety of customizations. Not much M-38 here.
“289 C4 Automatic
Interior: Black Vinyl
Bumper Hitch Mounted Spare Tire”
“”BARN FIND” 1950? 1951? or 1952? US ARMY M38 Willys, this M38 can be restored and/or updated for trail use. Was not able to locate any data plates and/or serial number. The original engine was removed and replaced with a Ford straight six and as a result a portion of the fire wall was removed. Has original tub, fenders, tail gate, transfer case, axles, frame, transmission, and hood.
Gauges do not work, wiring in poor condition. Driver side floor requires patch and repair, right side floor and cargo floors in fair condition.
The jeep does start and can be driven but, will require time and effort to make it roadworthy. If you are looking for a M38 Jeep for parts or restore, this might be just for you. The M38 has the strongest flat fender frame, T90 transmission, and Dana 44 rear axle.”
There are multiple ads across the country for a 1953 M-38A1 for only $3000. This too-good-to-be-true offer is made using a gmail address that is also selling other vehicles across the country. It looks like a scammer to me.
Here’s the ad:
“Army Jeep Very good body, converted to 12 v new reduction starter, c00ntact: firstname.lastname@example.org”
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UPDATE: GOOD NEWS!! The jeep named Runt was found! You might remember that this jeep was stolen October 8, 2014. Here’s an update on the story from the Spokesman-Review:
Jesse Tinsley photo
Paul from East Coast Willys has this M-38 for sale.
“THIS RUNS DRIVES AND IS VERY ENJOYABLE..I DONT HAVE TIME ANYMORE TO LET THIS SIT IN A HEATED BUILDING ..AGE AND NEW BUSINESS HAS ME VERY BUSY TO TRY AND MAINTAIN 8 JEEPS ALONG WITH DRIVING THEM ALL. HAS CLEAR NC TITLE . ONLY THING I DID WHEN I BOUGHT IT WAS NEW CARB , FUEL-VAC PUMP AND HAD THE GAS TANK RELINED DUE TO RUST & TWO BATTERYS. I HONESTLY PUT 124 MILES ON IT THIS YEAR, TIME FOR SOMEONE TO ENJOY IT..RUN IT KEEP IT FROM RUSTING AWAY IN MY BUILDING. IT IS SOLID.”
Ex Fire Jeep? Best offer by November 4th.
“1953 Willy’s Jeep
Four cylinder gas engine
Four speed manual transmission
It’s located in Plattsburg and we’re selling it to the best offer received by November 4.
Has some rust.
“1952 Willys Jeep M38A1 Army Jeep Very good body, converted to 12 v new reduction starter, alternator, and distributor, water pump, nothing altered, can be converted back to 24v, new front seat frames, , new rear “tailgate” panel, rear floor is good, driver floor good, passenger floor has rust through over the hat channel. hat channel is also rusted through, tool box has minor pin holes, frame is good, gas tank well has minor rust through,, gas tank cleaned and sealed. new master cylinder and one wheel cylinder. Paint is correct od green, picture color is a little off. Good Indiana title in my name. ”
Other than the bent bumper, it looks solid.
“good seats clean body hood not great no rust at all 12 volt system all main components to return 24 volt good tires needs paint runs good new battery non oped vinyl civilian top new hunting ready”
Boy, that license plate has been hammered.
“1951 Willy Jeep, needs a lot of work or to use as salvage. Will run but motor and transmission need work and transfer case has a crack in it. Make an offer.”
No pics provided.
“Great winter project, 1952 Willy’s m-38, 24 volt, good solid frame and tub, have 90% parts for restoration, even have paint! You will need about $2000 to finish. Should be worth around $8000 done. I need $2400″
It’s a project.
“This is a project vehicle , no motor – etc. . Upgraded axel w/4.27 gears & lockers . Great tires . Has a title .”
UPDATE: Still Available
(08/30/2014) Sounds like it is still 24 volt.
“Drives like a willy’s and engine runs great even with poor carb rebuild. Two new batteries. All new plugs. New fuel cell, lines, and fuel pump. Extremely low miles, odometer reads 30k. Lights work and most importantly a monster of a heater. Custom enclosure and doors. Comes with a snow plow. The hydraulic motor and ram are the only things I have not addressed. The rear of the bucket is toast but the rest is pretty good. Just don’t have the time to finish this project. This vehicle has no title, but there may be one in the files of the International college on Federal. If you wish to rebuild a title is should not be a problem. I have a bill of sale from them and they may even have found the original by now. This all original Willy’s except for parts mentioned is in pretty darn good shape. Just needs someone with the know how and gumption to really finish her off.”
UPDATE: Still Available
(04/28/2014) Has an f-head. Runs and drives.
“Runs n drives twin stick 4,x,4 m38 1952 has all its original parts to finish right way. Have extra army lights for it fromt n back has windshield , all original brass military plates . Best cash offer takes it away”
Runs and drives. Includes an overdrive.
“1952 willys 4wd jeep. 283 chev comversion mechanically like new stock transfer case with overdrive. completely street legal, collector plates. no rust runs great. in moses lake”
There may be some parts value here.
“No motor, has transmission and running gear.”
UPDATE: Still Available.
(09/10/2014) Might be a good price.
“Korean war era military Jeep in good condition. Starts, stops and drives well. “
“This is a real army issue willys that was in the korean war which means it has a lot of heavy duty upgrades from the civilian model, it’s pretty much all original except the front bench seat but i have the stock buckets too and the front bumper trailer hitch for towing it as well. Just had a brand new carb and fuel pump put on it and the thing runs great and only has 30,000 miles on it! This thing gets lots of attention and is a blast to drive and will climb up anything!”
UPDATE: Still Available
“I have a 1951 Willy’s needs work has Dana 44 in the rear with a air locker in has a spring over and relocated shocks i have a rebuilt l head motor to go in it has original trans and tcase in it dana 30 front axle body is fair on it cab mount are solid and more sale or trade“
UPDATE: Back on eBay
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“1952 Willy’s Jeep Forest fire truck;
This is a unique fire truck in that it is a Willy’s Jeep AND easily fits in your garage! Former military unit (ex Marines, I believe). Runs and drives great- needs some TLC for the true Willy’s Jeep detail. It appears to be “shop built” either by military or a fire dept. as a fire pumper, but used a “Barton” front mount 500 gpm conversion kit of the day. The side compartments are ex-ammo boxes!
“1954 m38a1 military jeep
Runs good- but will need a starter
will need paint and some body work if you want it for show.
If you want it to just beat and knock around in- your good to go
WE WILL NOT SHIP OR HOLD!”
It doesn’t run, but does have an unusual hardtop.
“i have a 1952 Jeep M38A1 for sell, it is not running and engine status is unknown. has home made top and doors that can be removed. minimum rust not bad of shape”
Max had these back for sale.
Runs. Has no title.
“1953 Willys Jeep. Has had a V6 put in and converted to a 12 volt starter. Runs great, starts right up. Warn winch. Newer front hubs. Has typical Jeep rust for its age. Solid old jeep. No title but shouldn’t be too hard to get one if you do the paperwork.”