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.