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Year? M-38 Narvon, PA $24,000

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Daryl just listed this M-38 for sale.

“We used the original frame and running gear and a new reproduction body. This vehicle has a 24 volt electrical system powered by modern alternator and new replacement carburetor on rebuilt engine. The transmission/transfer case has been rebuilt. It has all new brakes, brake lines, wheel bearings and brand new canvas seat cushions. Everything has been rebuilt on this vehicle. Top bows and fittings are included but there is no canvas for the top. This jeep has a PA title.

More pictures available upon request.

Buyer must pick up here or arrange for delivery. All shipping charges are the buyer’s responsibility. I assume no reponsibility for damages incurred after the jeep leaves my location.”

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1952 M-38 Hershey, PA $5000

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This hasn’t been started in a while, but looks like it is a good use-as-is or restoration project.

“1952 Willys M38 Jeep.
I bought this as a future project over 12 years ago and while the future is here, I have not started the project.
I bought the jeep from Montana and since I have had it it has always been stored indoors. Due to the hard top, it is in great condition as far as rust goes.
I have started and driven the jeep so know the mechanical work but have not started it in probably 2 years.

GOOD
Clear MN title (I am from MN originally)
Remarkably rust free for the age
Mechanically sound

Not so good
Much of the M38 specific equipment is missing
There are some dents and dings from 60 years of use
Due to the age and probably lack of use, it tends to mark it’s territory.

Don’t know if this is good, not so good or just interesting but looks like this was an arctic jeep. I can’t say exactly what that entails but there is some additional heating components inside that are “interesting” I think it is a somewhat unusual military modification for the cold. Explains the hard top as well.”

http://harrisburg.craigslist.org/cto/3838729811.html

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1952 M-38 Eureka, MO **SOLD**

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UPDATE: Was listed at $10,700. **SOLD**

(05/30/2013) This looks in good shape.

“Older restoration. Body was taken down to bare metal, primed and repainted in 2012. There is absolutely NO rust-through anywhere. Hat channels, floor pans, etc are all solid. Winter top with side curtains and doors. M31 machine gun mount, rifle mount, axe, shovel, gerry can, spare, radio antennae and mount. Winch w/PTO. All proper straps and military items. Converted to 12 volt. Tires are weather checked but serviceable. Good oil pressure, clutch and brakes. Also a few manuals and spare parts included.
NEW:
4 shocks, waterpump, fuel tank, body mounts, fender and body welting, lock-out hubs, shackles and rebuilt rear springs and vacuum wiper motors. Also included is a custom all weather cover made of Military grade rip stop from Beachwood Canvas.”

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1952 M-38 Middleboro, MA $5800

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UPDATE: Still Available

(04/30/2013) The jeep appears solid.

“1952 Willy’s M38 military jeep for sale in very good condition. Original driveline and sheetmetal. Frame is solid and tub has some rust in typical spots but very driveable. Jeep passes state inspection and is mechanically sound. Clean title in hand. Have many extra small parts. Also including draw bar for trailering, extra transmission, transfer, and front axle. New tires and upholsted front and rear seats. Asking $5800. 774-263-0549″

http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/cto/3803190374.html

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1952 M-38 Danbury, NH eBay

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This looks like a great restoration project.

“1952 M38 Willy’s Jeep in excellent, unrestored original condition (other than seat covers). Top bows in-tact, top not included.
Jeep runs very well, no known mechanical issues.
History is not confirmed, but jeep may have originated from Fort Devens, MA.
Model M38
VIN 62274
VSN 1064074
Serious inquires only, please let me know if you have question.”

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1952 M-38 Winston-Salem, NC eBay

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It’s a fairly stock. Pics are blurry. I don’t see a reserve price.

“1952 Willys Korean era M38 Army Jeep. This jeep can be driven anywhere. Jeep is in excellent running condition.Jeep came from a family out west, who owned it for over 35 yrs.so jeep is practically rust free. Good tires. Great top. . Great heater. All lights,gauges,horn and handbrake work. All gauge lights work in dark. Speedometer works. Engine rebuilt by previous owner. Brakes completely rebuilt. New waterpump, muffler and recently greased.  Has inside lights for map reading and gun rack. **Winch was removed and does not go with jeep.**.Jeep also has new military parts in case you want to go back with a canvas top. Back seat included in sale..”

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1952 M-38 Kohala, HI $7500

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It has a V-8. Jack spotted this one.

“Aloha I have an 1952 willys m38. The jeep has been garage stores for 20 years and has a 283 Chevy small block in it. I have 2 original straight 4 cylinder engines and many extra parts for the jeep. Call or text for any further questions if interested! Mahalo for looking! Mark @ 808four69seven991.”

http://honolulu.craigslist.org/big/pts/3740534064.html


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1951 M-38 Birmingham, AL $7000

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UPDATE: The price has dropped to $5000 and the jeeps’ been cleaned up since it was last listed.

(07/31/2012) “Asking $5000 OBO. I’ll entertain trade offers on anything of equal value. Needing a 60 gal air compressor and media blast and welding equipment (no arc stick welders).

I have a 1951 Willys M38 that is 90% road ready.
The Willys needs an oil line to the oil filter bath unit replaced (I’m planning on replacing it next weekend) and a battery to run – that’s it.
The front passenger side tire has a slow leak – I haven’t bothered to find the source yet as I’m working on it in my garage and hasn’t bothered me.
There is some painted-over rust / rot in the passenger side floorboard and the tool storage box under the passenger side seat.
The windshield is cracked but you can get a new one for less than $150.

The trailer is road ready and the tires are in great shape. I just pulled it 30+ miles with a Nissan Pathfinder and it pulled perfectly.
Some of the wood rail sections could be replaced but they are solid. I don’t have the canvas.
There is some rust but most is just scale. There are a few rust / rot spots that could use repair but nothing major and you can easily use it as it sits.
The lights look to be aftermarket replacements. They don’t work but I think it’s just the ground wire. I’ll look into it this weekend too.
This was designed for a deuce and a half truck but if you flip the pintle on the trailer you can lower the tongue height by as much as twelve inches and pull it all day with the M38.”

http://bham.craigslist.org/cto/3775002891.html

 

 
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1952 M-38 Wichita Falls, Tx **Status Unknown**

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UPDATE: Price now $8500 (Previously, there was no price). Status Unknown.

“Additional photos and information upon request. Price negotiable. Below Jeep shown in Memorial Day Parade 2010.”

The body of this Jeep is in excellent condition. Engine was rebuilt by excellent mechanics. Water pump is not new but appears to be fine. New thermostat, new starter, generator checks good, new radiator and belts, new springs for a slightly softer ride, transmission and rear-end rebuilt – new seals, etc., new wheel bearings and seals, new tie-rod joints, etc, all lights work except right tail light (have not checked out problem), new wiring harness, 24 volt system.

ISSUES: Carburetor air-wrong pipe between carburetor and air cleaner, grill needs to be adjusted to be vertical, fuel gauge doesn’t work – could be gauge or fuel-sending unit in gas tank (new fuel-sending unit on hand), temperature gauge – installed a new sensor in engine block but it still doesn’t work…gauge? sensor?, Amp meter gauge doesn’t work., 3 data plaques need to be attached (plaques and drive rivets on hand), Brakes-everything is new or rebuilt – new brake lines, new brake master cylinder, new brake cylinders, drums radius ground but still brakes are not as good as they should be – glazed? Hard linings?, Lights – right tail light is not working, Engine timing needs check, Carburetor low speed adjustment needs check, New windshield wiper motors installed but wiper is inoperative – should check valve and connections-could be vacuum pump-may need rebuilt kit?, New tires but wrong size…7:00-16 should be 6:00-16, two small holes in seat covers – daughter stood on seats with high heels during Veterans Day parade-bad move -otherwise all seats are new, emergency brake works but not correctly-wrong brake cable, horn is hooked up but honks constantly-short?, no top canvas or side curtains, I have the 2 original doors but canvas needs replacement. Mileage: 200 miles since rebuild.

Note: I started the project in 1993, to build the M38. I acquired a 1952 CJ5 that had a near perfect body and modified by adding the battery box in the cowl and adding all the hardware to make it identical to a military Jeep. Bought and had a top-noch rebuild on an original engine. Purchased new or very good original accessories such as starter, generator, etc, new paint and markings of the Jeep I used in the Korean War. If the issues I’ve listed were addressed, the Jeep should be identical to a true military issued vehicle. I used the CJ5 Title to license as an antique vehicle.

 
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1952 M-38 Port Huron, MI No Price

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This needs rewiring. Unclear what else it needs. Given the gas container on the bumper, it might need gas tank work.

“military willys from down south. all new drums,shoes,wheel cylinders, and master cylinder. front kingpin bearings replaced and everything was repacked with grease. very complete. changed all fluids. have running and have drove down the road. at the point it could be repainted or drive as it is. lights areunhooked but can be hooked back up. guages need to be rewired. call for more info or to see it in person. 810-95six-285six”

http://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/cto/3765687455.html

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1952 M-38 Kanawha, IA $5000

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This has a funky bumpers, but otherwise looks solid.

“I have for sale my 1952 Jeep Willy M38.
Asking $5,000. Firm on Price.
Body in good shape for age.
New carb and military gas tank.
All lights, and four wheel drive work.
Runs and drives great.
Three speed transmission.
Twin stick transfer case.
All original with alluminum detachable top and doors.
Please call cell at (515)-320-3813.
Thanks, Tanner”

http://desmoines.craigslist.org/cto/3751416789.html

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1952 M-38 Whittier, CA eBay

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This jeep is a former Forest Service vehicle that was never registered. It might make an interesting project.

“M38 1952 WILLYS MILITARY JEEP AS PICTURED NEVER REGISTERED AS RELEASED BY GSA FROM COLORADO STATE FOREST SERVICE. UGLY PAINT WHITE OVER RED, BUT HAS ALOT OF POTENTIAL, MISSING CARB, AIR CLEANER, REAR SEAT, TOP AND BOWS. HAVE THE HOOD AND THE TAIL GATE NOT PICTURED. ALSO HAVE GAS TANK, BODY IS IN GOOD CONDITION FRONT END IS FROM M38A1 FOR BETTER BRAKE SYSTEM, NEEDS CORRECT FRONT SPRINGS FRONT SEAT FRAMES INCLUDED.”

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1952 CDN Ford M-38 Lynchburg, VA **SOLD**

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**SOLD** Was priced at $14,999. This is a rare Ford-built Canadian M-38.

“1952 M-38 – 1/4 Ton Truck (Jeep)

This is an original military spec jeep not the Willys CJ
4 Cyl Ford Engine
Serial Number F100180
Very Good Condition
Less than 3000 miles
This Jeep was professionally restored about 10 years ago.
Since then it has always been garage kept.
Originally waterproof 24 Volt Ignition System
Original rare complete battery box with two new batteries
Well rebuilt engine with all correct engine components.
All original sheet metal, NOS fenders, sandblasted, epoxy-primed and painted, no rust what so ever
Comes with jerry can
Functional headlights, taillights, indicators.
Axe & shovel straps, Shovel is present.
Original steering wheel, plus an extra.
We have the original data plates but they are not installed, can get a new reproduction for $100.
Newer reproduction canvas upholstery, front & rear seats
Previously had Vinyl markings, which we would recommend be added back.
Good gas tank, top bow & top bow brackets
Nice floor – great condition

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1952 M-38 Linwood, MI **Status Unknown**

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UPDATE: Was $7900. Status Unknown

This looks solid. It is no longer 24 volt. It should never have been 6 volt.

“THIS 4X4 1952 WILLY’S JEEP RUNS GOOD AND IS GREAT CONDITION. 6 VOLT CONVERTED TO 12 VOLT, 4 CYLINDER, ALSO INCLUDED IS AN EXTRA SEAT AND RIMS. THIS JEEP CAN BE SEEN AT 569 S HURON RD, LINWOOD, MICHIGAN.”

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1952 M-38 Elyria, OH *SOLD*

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was listed at $8500.

Check out the hydraulic system in the tool box.

“1952 M38 For Sale
In Overall Excellent Condition
This vehicle has a Best Top Soft Top and Doors, rebuilt engine with Solex Carburetor, improved oil filter, original water proof distributor and plugs, original generator, original 24 Volt wiring with 2 new batteries, original fording kit, hand throttle, lights and switches, etc. Tank new and sealed with no rust.
Upgraded T/Case with larger shafts, has PTO with Hydraulic motor for Mile Marker Hydraulic Winch. Upgraded axles from 11 spline to 19 spline. Front axles have custom freewheeling hubs derived from Aisin. Rear axle has differential locker and upgraded seals. Original Three Speed transmission that has also been rebuilt.
Upgraded suspension incorporating the original shackles. Vehicle has new Trxxus 33″ tires. Spare is brand new. Spade and Axe included as is Jerry can holder on the rear. Vehicle also has a snorkel.
The body work is not rusted but does have some dents. The brake master cylinder leaks — needs new seals and one of the wheel brake cylinders needs replaced. That is all that is required. This vehicle runs and drives beautifully.”

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1950 M-38 Jacksonville, FL **Status Unknown**

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UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was listed at $6000.

This includes a warn OD. It looks in good condition.

“Runs and drives fine. It’s 63 years old with original parts and still runs like a champ. These jeeps were used in the Korean War 61-63 years ago. They are 24v and were built to be fully submersible. The M38 is a beefier, military version of the CJ3A. There is a lot more to say about these jeeps but I’ll keep it short. It attracts a lot of attention. It was my daily driver for over a year before I wanted something a little more… luxurious. There is also nowhere to play with these off-road anymore so it just sits in the garage. This M38 is even more unique because it is all original, not some hobbled-together assembly of random jeep parts from different jeep models that happen to fit together like you typically see. It has an $800 Warn over-drive that can be engaged in any gear. Has new tires too. I have the real title and the matching, original data-plates are still there and readable. Come drive it :) I won’t entertain any other offers unless it is backed it up with a comparable example. Good luck finding one! ;) Use email for communication.”

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1951 M-38 Creighton, MO eBay

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UPDATE: Now on eBay

(03/08/2013) Lights and Gauges do not work.

“1951 rust free m38 willys jeep. Runs, drives, stops. Has original 24v system. Engine was rebuilt a few years back and has less than 500 miles on rebuild. Has new fuel tank. Starter was rebuilt. Have receipts to back up work. Over $5000 invested in the work alone. Brakes work. Has clear title. Some of the bads: 60+ year old vehicle has some leaks but not to bad for this age. Lights do not work. Gauges do not work. Hi low shifter will pop into neutral under deceleration w/o bungee. This vehicle was owned by one person for over 30 years prior to me. I don’t want to sell but I need the funds right now. ”

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1952 M-38 Nashville, TN $4000

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The engine is updated, but otherwise this looks stock and in good condition.

“I’ve had this military jeep since high school and converted it. Work included changing engine to a Ford 289 V8 and electrical system to 12V. Engine needs some work (carburetor, brakes) and tires. Has steel top, heater, rollbar, overdrive, Warn locking hubs. 4WD with tansfer case and high/low/takeoff shift positions. Looking for good home to owner who wants to help with second restore.”

http://nashville.craigslist.org/cto/3700707223.html

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