No running. It has an unusual update to a CJ-5 windshield.
“1950 Willys Jeep m38a with clear title. 4×4 Modified with narrowed folding cj windshield and custom lightbar and rear bars, perfect for hauling a canoe or ladders. Hurricane 134 4 cylinder converted to 12 volt with original 6 volt starter. Motor rebuilt around 2006-07 with reciepts. Ran when parked in 09 with less than 1000 miles on rebuild. Needs some tlc to get running. Starter went out in 09 and hasn’t been started. Alot of parts put into this little jeep in 07 like custom seats and frames, 12 volt gauges.Rear receiver hitch tube and homemade cargo carrier for reciever. Rebuilt wheel cylinders and many other parts. Great project for traveling in the woods or riding along the beach. Thing would climb trees. For sale $3400.00 Cash only.”
No pics provided.
“1951 M38 Willys Jeep. The engine is pulled out and taken apart – needs rebuilding. The body is rusty. Seats missing. Still has original 24 volt electrical system. Has a Texas title.”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $5500.
(06/13/2014) This has some drivetrain updates.
“This Jeep can do great off road to hunting or fishing sites and hill climbing. Has a strong new overhauled 289 V8, top loader 4 speed trans, power steering, and tachometer. contact between 6 and 10 PM. If no answer leave a message and I’ll get back to you ASAP.”
That underside of this jeep sure looks good.
“This jeep has been restored from the frame up. Runs and drives and very clean. Been in museum for most of its life after the restoration. Have the title in hand.”
No pics provided. Seller notes the M-38A1 was used by NATO.
“Running condition in great shape with brand new canvas and tires. Has original data plate. Also selling with it ’53 Korean War Jeep needs TLC. Also, all parts interchangeable between the two. Many extra parts come with them both like generators, starters, break parts, fuel lines and much more. “
UPDATE: Still Available
(07/09/2013) This appears solid, but hasn’t been run in a while.
“I bought this jeep over 10 years ago from a man who did a body off partial restoration and never finished. Needs carburetor rebuilt and jeep should run and drive. Have some of the 24 volt electrical system that goes with it. Has the original drive train. Brand new seats. No title. $6,000.00.”
Brakes have been updated to 11″.
“1951 m38 military jeep Willys. Have all receipts since 1970′s. Have over 225 hours of documented work and repairs in the last 2 years at $30 an hour that’s $7500 in labor alone, have original oiled canvas top and doors. No oil leaks, runs like new, upgraded 11 inch drum brakes, tow bar, goes up almost any hill in 2 wheel drive and 4 wheel drive it will go up a vertical wall. Everything has been rebuilt and new gaskets over the years.”
UPDATE: Still Available
(05/10/2014) Looks ready for the mountains or desert.
“Willy 283-1957 8 cyl Chevy Engine
Over 15,00 invested and have the receipts to prove it!
Engine rebuilt perfectly, comfortable seats with 4 seat belts, 4 barrel Holly carburetor w/ holly intake manifold all Mallory ignition/Optimum battery, Custom windshield and new powder coated roll bars, Chrome grill and dual mufflers with aluminum steps, 33″ Super Scampers, Spare tire is brand new, Aluminum wheels, Onboard air compressor and Automatic winch and remote, NEW LED brake lights and New turn signals and front disk brakes, replaced both rear axles in 2012, Dual exhaust, 2 military gas cans mounted on rear.
**Need to sell due to upcoming military deployment, I am willing to trade for a reliable pickup or SUV*”
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.”
No pics provided.
“complete 1952 M38,
needs restoration, minimal rust
serious interest only please
i will send pictures on request”
UPDATE: Pics now provided. Price dropped to $1500.
“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: Still Available. Was listed at $15,000.
(07/10/2012) “known as the mojave limo, streched 24″ and sitting on a 72 cj-6 frame, 425hp fuel injected 350, 700R4 auto, dana 300, dana 44′s front and rear with 5.38 gears and detroits, moser alloy axles with CTM joint in the front, 4 wheel disc brakes, on board air, rock lites, back up lites, cobra mod 29 cb radio, heater, tuffy security console, tuffy security glove box, lockable storage trunk, dual optima batterys with a disconnect switch, remote trans cooler with a fan, power steering cooler, custom 19gl fuel tank, 12k warn winch. all new wireing, auto meter gauges and switch’s, less than 20k mi. since a major frame up over haul. new super lift 3″lift YJ springs. new BFG KM2 35×12.5×15 tires with black spoke steel wheels. will cruze 70 on freeway or rock the hammers, have owned since 1985 time for something new, consider trade for newer TJ. craig 760-nine five four- five seven seven seven”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $4500
(10/01/2013) This may be good for the price.
“Model: Willys 1951 M38
Engine: 350 Chevy
Rebuilt transmission, 3 speed with overdrive, 4 x 4, minimum rust, 4 new tires, and new aluminum wheels.
Custom made rear bumper and tire carrier.
“Jeep M-38 1951 Korean War Era complete with fording kit (not installed) Restoration completed in 2007 Includes M-100 Trailer (restored in late 80s) Jeep 95% restored. Winter top plus windshield canvas jacket.”
Seller listed this as a 1949 CJ-2A. May be a good price.
“I inherited this and I am not an expert on Jeeps. It is 12 volt and runs great. It is too hard on my back to keep but everyone who rides in it loves it. Price is firm , about 36,000 miles on it.”
Note the front of the hood bows due (I think) to the radiator hose. Be warned this has no brake lights!
“1952 Jeep Willys. Very good condition. Runs and drives great. Have taken it to a few local shows. Has a 283 chevy small block. 3 speed manual trans. Twin stick transfer case. This is an original military jeep. Has all the badges and on dash and trailer wiring. No rust at all. Body and frame is perfect. Was in storage for 20+ years. Shifts perfect. Brakes are good. Just installed new points and coil. Needs a little tlc. Steering is a little loose. And brake lights Are not hooked up. Headlights work good. Manual and vacuum driven wiper blade that works. Bigger tires that are decent. Comes with a soft top in fair condition with all hard ware and soft doors. Have the trailer connecter for front bumper.”
No pics provided.
“1952 M38 Jeep extra rebuilt motor, other extra parts.Price firm no discounts”
Runs and drives. Looks solid.
“RUNS GREAT, NEW TIRES, READY TO DRIVE HOME! M38 MILITARY JEEP”
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Needs speedometer fixed, but otherwise looks like a solid M-38.
“1952 M38 Flat fender jeep for sale. No rust. No rotted floors or nonsense. Runs excellent. Has original data plates mounted on dash!3 speed flat head four cylinder. 4 w/d perfect!! Jeep does not have top. Headlights and tail lights do not work. Speedometer and odometer does not work. Unknown mileage.New leaf springs. New brakes. Tires. Carb. Gas tank. Brake lines. Wheel cylinders. Radiator. Must sell due to illness. Will not last. Serious inquiries only!
It’s a solid looking M-38 with very little rust. I know the seller just washed this just before taking these photos. I don’t understand letting water sit in the jockey box underneath the seat and a few other rust prone places shown in the photos?
“1951 M38 Army Jeep – Original Condition – Runs and Drives – RUST FREE!
Has Current Title
This has to be the best M38 I have ever owned. Body is rust free and very straight. I have done a few things to this M38 to get it back on the road but without messing with its original condition. The following have been done for drivability and safety. 1. New brake shoes and wheel cylinders. 2. New rubber and S-shaped metal brake lines. 4. NOS master cylinder 5. New fuel sending unit (correct M38 one). 6. Complete wash of vehicle to remove about 1/2″ of dust and other stuff that had accumulated on the M38 over the years of being in storage.
UPDATE: Price dropped to $2900.
“I have a 1952 Willys Overland M-38 project jeep for sale. This is a great example of the last flat fender military jeep. Completely rebuilt engine has less than 10 miles on it. The jeep is very restorable, and is in good shape for being 60+ years old. Has been converted to 12V, and wears a hood from a CJ2A. Body has some patches, and jeep has been painted red. Comes with a older hard top (not military). This is a project, but is all there, and I have almost $2k in the engine alone. If interested I can send pictures, or better yet, contact me to come see it. I do have at least 6 original wheels, 4 other tires and new tubes to go along with it. Roll bar is just resting in place. I will consider trades that take up less space. Possibly an ATV, Enduro motorcycle, enclosed trailer, try me..”
According to this Canadian website, an M-38 restored by Kevin and Sharon Martin ‘wowed’ the crowd at North Bay’s Summer in the Park car show.
Photo and article by Jeff Turl.
This looks to be a solid M-38 with a replacement body.
“1951 Willys Jeep in excellent condition. Several year restoration–in storage since completion with very little use. Comes with soft top and extra set of tires. Ford V-8 302 powered, stick shift. No rust. Original except for engine. Needs minor TLC. The hydraulic brakes and clutch need bleeding.”
Comes with updated axles.
“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 $1800 call or text Ryan”