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1951 M-38 Albuquerque, NM **SOLD**

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UPDATE:  This was purchased by a reader. Was priced at $1500

Looks solid and complete.

“1951 Willys Military Jeep for sale with original motor and very little rust. Serial number 37034, date delivered 10-51. Needs total restoration, will make a good restoration project! Owner is deploying soon and will sell for best offer.”

 
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Year? M-38 Hamlin, WV **SOLD**

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UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $5000.

(11/18/2010) This looks like a real good price for a solid restoration.  This might be a good buy.

“The jeep was brought home on a trailer completely taken apart / frame off was completed. Began project around 2001. I cut out all rotted k bracing and sheet metal in the floor, replaced it with new material and mig welded into place. Spot welds reflecting areas of repairs. Jeep has always been in a garage or under a shed out of the weather since I completed it around 2003.Where good salvage parts were available I used these when replacing other older or worn parts. What is M38 tubb, frame, running gears, right fender, hood and grill, m50 antenna mount. Deep water fording kit is nos. I purchased it in the original crate. Top bows are aftermarket and maybe the rear tire mounting bracket. Most of the other parts are good salvage replacement or nos where and when I could find them. At time of original rebuild all brake lines were replaced and master cylinder was honed and rebuilt. I made a home made wiring harness as I was not sure if I would make it a 24 volt system or not and wanted to get it rolling. All fuel lines were replaced as well. It was undercoated with a coating called tool dip which is a black mastic type of undercoating and is military surplus. Fuel tank has been permanently sealed in military aircraft fuel tank sealer, also a mil surplus item. All seals were replaced and where needed suspension parts were replaced with new when original rebuild. Seat cushions were purchased new from Beachwood canvas, includes 3 lowers and the upper rear. Front uppers are original spring type for that original fell and sound. Front canvas seat covers sewn by my grandmother. No covers for rear. Windshield frame and left fender are cj3b. I began installing the rifle rack mounting but it needs to be completed. The brake shoes and brake cylinders replaced only a couple years ago and the drums turned. The brakes will stop stand and hold vehicle in place. Comes equipped with Slectro brand locking front lock in lock out hubs Engine was pulled from a 1952 cj3b. I cannot remember mileage. It is a non smoker. I purchased the jeep locally. Before pulling engine from jeep I removed oil pan and cleaned sludge from oil pan installed new gasket and replaced. Had to remove thermostat as old one was sticking. The engine has operated great since and has never let me down. It has received regular oil changes The most Recent new parts include new NAPA Battery and sporting a new paint job Army Jeep Parts WW 2 semi gloss Korean era Inoperative are wipers , horn wired but not working, fuel gauge wire not reading right, speedometer in tact but no speedometer cable. No Turn signals or wire for them but have military turn signal switch mounted on steering column …..”

 

 
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1952 M-38 Boise, ID **SOLD**

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UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $1500

(11/07/2010) This has some rough edges, but appears pretty stock.  I can check it out if necessary.

“I have a 1952-53 M38 Willys Jeep with top for sale. It has the doors and seat frames inside the interior. I had plans on restoring this to have some fun but things have changed in my life and it has to go. I am open to reasonable offers. Eamil or call me it you have any questions”

 
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1952 M-38 Gulf Breeze, FL **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $10,500.

Ray forwarded this M-38.

“Great looking jeep., M38 Military all original. all working condition. runs like a champ, Great beach vehicle, good for parades or just cruisin the coast. rebuilt engine in 2005. everything works, including 4 wheel drive, all lights , even the original Black out lights, Has a very rare hand crank siren, summer top is removable and can be stored on jeep.  I also have a M100 1951 trailer for sale and many misc parts for jeep. I am willing to consider a trade for a newer Jeep wrangler of same value.”

 
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1951 M-38 Seagoville, Tx $4900

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This looks to be in excellent shape (at least from the front).

“Jeep Willis 1951 Standard Transmission. If interested in seeing this vehicle please call:
Seagoville Motors (972)-333-9315.”

http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/ctd/2008367563.html

 
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1952 M-38 El Monte, CA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5500.

This might not be a bad price depending on the severity of the rust.

“UP FOR SALE IS A 1952 WILLY’S JEEP IN GREAT CONDITION. RUNS GREAT, ALL MAINTENACE RECORDS KEPT. HAS SOME MINOR RUST, BUT IN GREAT CONDITION. INTERIOR IS IN GREAT CONDITION. PINK SLIP. MUST SEE. PLEASE CALL ME WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR ADDITIONAL PHOTOS”

 
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1952 M-38 Penrose, Co $5000

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This looks like it might be a good price.

“Nearly completely restored willys military jeep, very little work left to be done. Would make a great addition to a military collector. More pics upon request. Not interested in any trades $5000 Firm.”

http://cosprings.craigslist.org/cto/1978751411.html

 
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1952 M-38 Columbus, Ms $3200

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This appears pretty stock.  I don’t know much about the electric Braden Winch.

“This M38 has quite a storied past. It is a great Jeep in excellent restorable condition. Other than two small spots behind the passenger seat, it’s rust free. Even the tool box is sound. The Jeep runs. It has a period correct Braden electric winch. The Jeep was delivered March/52, I don’t don’t know when the winch showed up, but it’s been there a while. This is a good sound Jeep, unusual for around here. It’s best to give me a call and lets talk about it. Mechanically it will need a complete going through, but the body work is going to be minimal since there’s no patch panels of any kind needed. Jeep is located in Columbus, MS I will not separate the winch from the Jeep. 85zero – 59six – 300four”

http://memphis.craigslist.org/cto/1979821357.html

 
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1951 M-38 Southern Florida Make Offer

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Looks nice enough. However, I don’t want to install the microsoft software necessary to view the rest of the pics.

“Museum quality Military Jeep in mint condition. Perfect for avid collctors. Garage kept for 37 years, And only has 9,858 miles. Same condition as when the military purchased it in 1950. Please call 813-662-0961 or e-mail.

Images available: http://cid-bb3aee685b810eeb.photos.live.com/play.aspx/Jeep%20Pictures?Bsrc=EMSHYH&Bpub=SN.Notifications

http://miami.craigslist.org/mdc/cto/1976552748.html

 
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1950 M-38 Inland Empire, CA **SOLD**

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UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $900

(06/15/2010) This looks a bit rough.

“1950 willy project, military version, Does not run but all there, Has all 3 factory seats, has rust but repairable. I live in Fallbrook, Email your number and I will call you back. Thanks $1250

 
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1952 M-38 Edmonds, Wa $4000

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This looks solid.

“1952 M38 Willys Military Jeep. Jeep in very nice condition with minor modifications like ovedrive, but could be returned to original condition for a collectible restoration. Has been in the family for 42 years. 10 spare mil tires and lots of original mil detail parts come with jeep.”

http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/cto/1969949422.html

 
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1950 M-38 Richfield, Ut $4,500

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This looks pretty stock and pretty solid.

“Its a army issued jeep. We have a top and doors thar are not on it right now. It is stoored inside. Its all original”

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?sid=0&nid=443&tab=list/view&ad=3148268

 
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1952 M-38 Denver, Co **Status Unknown**

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UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was on eBay.

This is interesting because it is being sold by the Department of Corrections of Colorado.

“Ready to be restored, minimal rust, body solid. Vehicle runs, hard to start, any known mechanical problems are noted; if none are noted, none were identified when the vehicle was turned in. Vehicle has: minimal body damage, dents and dings, minor rust and peeling; NO EMISSIONS, must be registered outside AIR counties or sold to dealer; DR 2023, no brakes, unsafe to drive; tread: average wear, ~ 50 % remaining; pitted windshield; vinyl cloth seat, metal floor.”

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1951 M-38 Avon Park, Fl $10,000

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UPDATE: Still Available

(10/04/2009) There’s a variety of minor issues with the dashboard, but it generally appears in good condition.

“1951 m38 restored 5 years ago. all origional body. no rust rebuilt engin, and transmission 12volt. approx 700 miles since rebuild.”

http://lakeland.craigslist.org/cto/1966655687.html

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1952 M-38 McCormick, SC $4700

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This looks pretty stock and still sports a 24 volt system.  That’s pretty funny, as I was talking with Van today (he purchased one of my Champs) and he said that 24 volt M-38s were hard to find.  True, I said, but I still find them … and voila …

“This is a great older Military Jeep w/original 34000 miles 95% original parts(have re-built orininal fuel pump) Was on road w/SC tag till last fall. Perfect for off rail restoration.I have had this Jeep for many years.Clean title.24 Volt.Will run,all 4whl. drive in working order.I am too old and without resources to restore properly
My phone # is 864-391-2032”

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/cto/1962597632.html

 
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1951 M-38 Pennellville, Ny $1300

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This might make a good restoration project if the seller’s description is accurate.

“Need something to keep you busy this winter? This vehicle needs to be restored. I purchased it completely apart and have no time for the restoration process. The body tub is in excellent shape, frame is perfect, and all parts are with it. All data plates are origanal and still on mounting plate. It is a great project for anyone with restoration experience, and time for the project.”

http://syracuse.craigslist.org/cto/1948169286.html

 
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1947? M-38 Albuquerque, Nm $10,000

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Let’s see … we have an 1947 “authentic WWII” style M-38.  Someone’s confused.  That said, it looks pretty good.

“1947 Willy’s Jeep for sale. Authentic WWII style with original interior, canvas cover, tools, etc. Great for any collector, hunter or camper. New wiring and semi rebuilt engine. Only 4,022 miles. Great 1940’s nostalgia feel. Needs minor mechanical work if you are wanting as an everyday vehicle. Please call if interested. 873-1477, leave message if no answer.”

http://albuquerque.craigslist.org/cto/1941163594.html

 
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1951 M-38 Camarillo, CA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4900

(07/15/2010) This looks solid.  I wonder if that really is a BW OD or a Warn OD.

“Original M38. New seats(front buckets and rear military style quick removable “clam shell style bench), tires, brakes. Runs great! starts right up and goes anywhere. Borg-warner O/D so it’ll cruise 60mph if you dare. It’s not a perfect museum piece yet, but high KBB is $17.5k for one like that.”

 
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1952 M-38 Durham, CT **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2800.

It does run, but needs work.

“1952 willys M38 jeep , original condition, some rust but very solid. Needs master cylinder rebuild, runs and goes. Have 4 stock rims to go with it. Asking $2800.00”

 
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1952 M-38 Peoria, AZ **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $12,000

(05/18/2010) This looks in good shape.  Apparently it needs some mechanical work.

“1952 M38 WILLYS JEEP RUNS GOOD BUT NEED WORK MAKE ME A OFFER THANKS. ”

 
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1952 M-38 Hammond, In $2500

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UPDATE:  Still Available

(06/15/2010) This includes an extra engine.

“1952 M38 Willys Jeep; Have original 24V waterproof 4 cylinder engine. I also have Henry J Super Sonic 4 cylinder engine for it. Have all parts for engine. Some rust… But GOOD condition for a 1952!
Or will trade for 16′ or bigger v haul fishing boat! Please call – 219-961-6248. Brokers need not to call!!!”

http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwi/cto/1914240055.html

 
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1952 M38 Golden, Co **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $13,900.

Here’s a good looking M-38.  Paul accurately notes the frame appears civilian, lacking the appropriate hinges on the grille.  Instead, it has the civilian brackets.

“1952 1/4-ton Willys M-38 jeep. Mint restoration, gov’t stenciling, tool-kit, tire jack, canvas windshield cover, ax and shovel.

 
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1952 M-38 Granite City, Il $8000

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Here’s a nice looking M-38 that Shep found.

“This jeep is completely restored from new paint to engine rebuilt, its been done. The jeep has been restored with 100% original parts. I need space in my garage. This jeep will be great for shows and parades. For information or offer please call 618-781-7485.”

http://stlouis.craigslist.org/cto/1862884850.html

 
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1950s M-38 Arnold, Mo $1500

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Unclear if this runs or not.  There is supposed to be little rust.

“M38 which needs restoration. 99% rust free body. Spare parts included. Must see in person. $1500 FIRM. 636-296-0199”

http://stlouis.craigslist.org/cto/1887355705.html

 
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1951 M-38 Suffolk County, Ny $12000

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It sounds like this has seen a pretty thorough rebuild.

“This is a fully restored and parade ready willys 1951 m38 jeep, korean war era. the jeep has been restired, and is rot free, new decals, new brake system, rebuilt steering box, new shocks, new tires, new exhaust,new side steps.  New windshield, all rubber replaced, the interior has the military grade canvas, the back seat is not mounted, the tail gate is bolted closed. The jeep also has had a heat unit installed for those cold winters!.The generator has been rebuilt, 12 volt electric, new battery, features spare mount, jerry can, ax, shovel all original equipment!. the 4 wheel drive has had locking front hubs updated. three speed shift , everything runs and shifts great. PLEASE NOT THE FRONT SEATS SHOW A SEAT COVER ON THE DRIVER SIDE, THAT IS SO I DO NOT MESS THEM UP!come see make offer!! PHONE # 631 235 4223”

http://newyork.craigslist.org/lgi/cto/1882631646.html