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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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1952 Ford M-38 CDN Oro Station, Canada **Status Unknown**

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UPDATE: Was auctioned on eBay. Status unknown.

This is a great restoration of a rare Ford M-38. I wish the pictures were bigger.

“This is one of the nicest M38′s in Canada. It was restored approximately 10 years ago. Driven for 1 year and stored in a climate controlled environment since. Jeep runs like clock work – everything works. A lot of NOS parts were used throughout the restoration.

The jeep has 5 new original Goodyear tires (soft). The driveline was completely rebuilt from both axles to the transmisison, transfercase and engine.
Waterproof 24 Volt Ignition System
Original rare complete battery box with 2HN battery
C42 radio tuner mounted on fender with original brackets
Fully rebuilt engine with all correct engine components & new complete original wiring harness
NOS Canvas enclosure, original not reproduction
Deep water fording extension & bracket, removable with 3 bolts
Deep fording intake snorkel NOS, original
Upper Canadian reinforcement patch (All Canadian jeeps had those)
All original sheet metal, NOS fenders, sandblasted, epoxy-primed and painted, no rust what so ever
Comes with jerry can, canvas water bucket & rear antenna mast
Booster Cable Receptacle, C42 tuning unit
Comes with pintle hook, chain bracket and bumperettes
Original autolite taillights
Axe & shovel
Original CFR number 52-31705
Matching M100 trailer available, fully restored with canvas cover, SOLD SEPARATELY!
Rifle rack on windshield, RIFLE NOT INCLUDED
Original green steering wheel
Original data plates with mid-production serial numbers
New reproduction canvas upholstery, front & rear seats
Working C42 radio set with accessories
Markings on jeep are vinyl, can be removed easily
Original gas tank, top bow & top bow brackets
Gas tank filler neck extension
Original floor – perfect condition”

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1950 M-38 Nekoosa, WI $9800

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This looks solid, but I think the paint needs a closer look. It appears uneven just under the driver’s side mirror.

“This Jeep was part of a motor pool at an air museum for 20 years as a flight line/follow me Jeep. Go Devil motor runs great. No rust. ALL gauges and lights work as they should. Running on 12 volt, converted from 24 volt.
Great driver (a real head turner) as is, or an easy full restore.
$9,800. No trades. Will store until snow melts.
Call with any questions at: seven one five, three two five, three nine five six.”

http://wausau.craigslist.org/cto/3683255109.html

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1952 M-38 Oklahoma City, OK **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD**

(03/11/2013) The semi-automatic gun mounted on this M-38 works and includes 800 rounds of ammo.

“THIS IS A TRUE 1952 ARMY M-38 WILLYS JEEP TOTALLY RESTORED 4CYL FLAT HEAD MOTOR 3 SPEED MANUAL TRANS. 4WHEEL DRIVE HIGH-LOW TRANSFER CASE 24VOLT ELECTRICAL SYSTEM NEW PAINT SEAT COVERS BRAND NEW TIRES WITH TUBES NEW CANVAS TOP RUNS AND DRIVES PERFECT EVERYTHING WORKS AND THAT MEANS THE MOUNTED BROWNING 1919 A-4 308CAL.”

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1952 M-38 Charleston, NC eBay

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This former movie jeep looks like a good restoration candidate.

“1952 Willys M38 Jeep used as team vehicle in Major League 3 “Back to the Minors”

The movie production company rented this Jeep from me and painted the black “bumblebee stripes” on it in 1998 for the movie.

Click on the link below, to the movie and at 12 minutes into the movie, you will see the Jeep drive into view during the airport scene………………..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3iq9u0Bhj0

The Jeep is rust free and has been stored inside my warehouse for the past 30 years, except for the week it was used to film the movie.

This M38 is in extremely good condition and rust free. I bought thisM38 Jeep from the South Carolina Highway Department on Shop Road, in Columbia, SC. The SCHD shop used it as a “pusher” on their yard since the mid 1950′s, hence the extremely low miles under 5000. Please view posted photos!”

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