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1945 Model? & 1953 CJ-5? Manor, TX Barn Sale


No pics provided. The CJ-5 is probably an M-38A1. Sale is Friday 20th/Sat 21st. Much more for sale.

“JEEPS for sale
1945 Willys with wench
1953 CJ5”


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1952 M-38 Sanford, FL **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4000.

Runs and drives. Steps have been replaced and the side patched.

“I have a 1952 Willys M38 Military Flatfender Jeep. Has a L-head (flathead) 4 cylinder in it, motor was rebuilt several years ago at Glenn Joiner and Son in Winter Garden. Has a rebuilt transmission that was just done a couple months ago. Runs and drives but has a leaking hard brake line so pedal is spongy. New hoses and shoes all the way around. Custom Stainless Steel gas tank. I also have a windshield and frame (not pictured) but the glass has a crack in it. Also have the rear bumper and tail lights but they are currently sitting in the back of the jeep along with a tow hitch. Fun little jeep to drive on the weekends or take camping. Has a clean title. ”

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1952 M-38 Junction City, OR $3500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/05/2015) Engine isn’t running correctly. ”

“1952 willy’s jeep small block 350 top loader 4 speed blow proof housing timing is off and the clutch is stuck needs battery 16 gallon fuel cell Dana 44 front and rear 31 inch tires 95% tread”




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1952 M-38 w/ Trailer Roswell, GA $21,900

• CATEGORIES: M-38, trailer • TAGS: , .

This was posted over at warjeeps.com.



“Military Jeep 1952 M38 Willys w/M100 Strick Trailer
Serial # MC62418, Hood # 20909755, Engine # RMC107177

This is a near original, excellent parade quality Korean war M-38 and M100 Strick jeep & trailer that can be driven (or towed) anywhere.

I purchased the Jeep and crate engine in 1969 or 1970. The engine has less than 2000 miles on it and the jeep has been towed @ 7000 miles. Includes top and rare fold up doors with side curtains.(doors need recovering) Includes many spare and rebuildable parts, parts and repair manuals.

MANUALS very rare!
Included are “ORIGINAL” Army issue manuals: OR6D 8 SNL G-740, group G Field and Depot Maintenance Allowances; ORD 9 SNL G740, group G All Service Parts; TM 9 8014, Operation Organizational Maintenance (For M38A1, but is 90% accurate for M38); LO 9-8012 Lubrication Chart(Laminated), and the new Ryan K. Miller’s M38 Reference guide (the bible).
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1951 M-38 Pearl, MS **Status Unknown**


UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $4500.

“Near perfect condition”? … that seems a stretch. Note the diamond plate in the rear and the lack of indents on the passenger side (filled in or beaten out).

“I have a 1951 Army Willis Jeep for sale. It runs and drives, just needs a hot battery. It also comes with it’s on personal trailer to haul it on. Asking $4500 Please text or email. Serious offers only. I am willing to trade for a Chevy C10 truck or a pontoon boat. I will boot the difference if need be. This jeep is in near perfect condition.”**

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1952 M-38? Las Vegas, NV **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000.

(12/07/2016) Looks to have an M-38 grille, but I can’t tell if there is a battery box lid and the windshield is wrong.

“Runs great and drives need some tlc but is all there looks cool ”


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M-38 Body and Parts Jacksonville, NC **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4200.

The tub has never been assembled.

“or sale is an M38 tub, It has NEVER been assembled. I am unsure of the year and it has no title but the tub number is 381101254. We did somewhat assemble it for picture purposes. The fenders, hood, grill, windshield frame, and a tailgate (that was still in the factory cellophane) are NOS and not reproduction. We sat the tub on a used frame that I have been told is an M38 frame, but am not certain. The frame is in very rough condition and has no engine but has transmission, axles, tires, machine gun mount etc. It also comes with 3 engines/transmission set ups that have never been started. I dont think they are the correct engines for this jeep and they have sat outside for sometime and will need work. One of the engine/transmission combos is 100 percent compete and the other two are missing some odd and end parts. Comes with 6 new OEM tires already mounted on rims and a bunch of seat pads that are in great shape! 4,200 firm. You wont find another tub in this good of shape!! Located in Jacksonville, NC”

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1951 M-38 Jasper, GA $3500


Looks like a good project.

“1951 M38 Willys Jeep
Last Model for the Military Flat Fenders
Great Restoration Candidate
*** All Major Items are here ***
Floors and Tub have no serious rust or rot
One of the best original M-38 tubs we’ve seen
Jeep Rolls easily
Engine turns by hand
Engine Serial Number is RJ293937*
Engine Casting Number is 804380
*RJ indicates a remanufactured engine
This Jeep comes with a Tennessee Title from 1971
Title shows VIN as RMC 83 810, No SN or Military Data Plates
Mileage Unknown
Please See All Photos and ask any questions.
Photos are considered a valid critical part of the description ”





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1952 M-38 Pembroke, NJ **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1200.

Craig spotted this one.

“good for restro or parts,sorry no title,motor stuck but had no time to play with it,frame seems solid,has 3 correct 16″ rims,1 is a 15″ rim,please call phone only”

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1952 M-38(?) Atascadero, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $16,000.

Listed as a CJ-3A, it appears to be an M-38.

“”1952″ CJ3A $16,000 OBO
1. One of a kind Restored
2. Original 4 cylinder engine (machined & Balanced) with only 62 Hrs, about 2,200 hundred miles.
3. Beautiful teakwood instrument panel & i phone shelf with a great selection of songs, (my stereo).
4. Air shock on the rear.
5. Great custom made upholstery and Bikini roof.
6. Electric wind shield wiper.
7. Engine valve seats was hard suffused so you can use a higher octane gas.
8. there are many more improvement made
Every time I go anywhere I get complements, thumbs up,nice ride etc.
I had a stroke in October, 2015 and was paralyzed on my right side, so I have to sell my jeep, pickum up truck, bicycle, and scooter.
The jeep has a lot of accessories, ball hitch on the front, tail lights with break lights and turning signals, everything you need when towing behind your vehicle, or RV and a assortment of tools”


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1950 M-38/3A Raton, CO $4000


It’s a mix of parts.

“This is an awesome running jeep with good brakes, extra set of tires, extra engine and parts, extra frame, extra drive lines, extra axles, extra gauges, and so on.
A 1950 willys m38 body and frame with a willys engine from a cj3a, the rear axle is from the cj and has smaller drums than the front. Titled as the cj3a. The engine was completely rebuilt with new rod and main bearings being .040 and .060 over while the cylinders and pistons are .040 over. The jeep has an extra engine that came from a military generator and has all of the idler and running components still on the engine. The generator went bad while the power plant was still in good running condition.
You have to take it all, 15 years and 4 jeeps involved.
This is well worth more than $4000, so be honest with offers.
Never needed help selling anything, so don’t offer”






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1950 M-38 Carlisle, PA $700


Parts value?

“1950’s era M38 Jeep and aluminum top. As Is. A project jeep for sure. Have 1945 title that it came with.”



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1951? M-38 Flagler Beach, FL **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4200

“1951 Military M38 Jeep Willys with tow bar attached to the front for sale. Bought not to long ago looking to fix up, but haven’t had the time to do it. Before me, previous owner had it since the 50’s. Body is rusty and will need a lot of work, especially on the floor pans and the floor in the back, but the original pieces will make it a really nice finished product. Has original dash, seats (not pictured), cargo attatchments on the sides, steering wheel, and entire body. Body was given fiberglass coating in the 70’s, and is painted green but chipping off. The front windshield folds down and has the military air vents and storage containers. According to the original owner, his father got it in the 50’s directly from the military. New engine has less than 6500 miles and will start and run. Includes spare tire attached to rear passenger side. Don’t drive it at all, but will fire up after a quick charge of the battery.”


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1952 M-38/MB-Clone Wichita, KS $14,000


It’s an M-38 that has a few MB items on it. The seller believes the windshield to be an MB windshield, but it appears to be an early CJ-2A windshield.


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“I am selling my Willys M38 Jeep that was finished as a MB clone. This 1952 military jeep was built for the Korean war and is a true military jeep, but this one has the MB grille/bucket lights and older style windshield added.

Many new parts. The Willys runs and drives well and is parade ready. No oil leaks to speak of. Maybe one or two drips at the most. I drive this jeep every other day to the store and everybody honks and waves. This is a great jeep for you to have fun with the kids and grandkids as it has all the safety upgrades, such as blinkers, tail lights, seat belts, head lights, black out lights, and horn.
This jeep starts every time winter or summer. 4×4 works as it should. Not perfect, but ready to drive and have fun with. It cruises about 40 mph. The speedometer reads about 8 mph too fast so you’ll think you’re driving 48 mph! Clean Kansas Title.

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1952 M-38CDN Salisbury, MA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $15,000.

(12/15/2016) Rare vehicle in great shape.

“1952 rust-free M-38CDN military jeep. Made in Canada by Ford with all Willey’s parts.
#506 of 1911 made.
Runs and drives excellent and everything in working order.
This is as near original as you will find for the flat fender jeep.
Extra parts go with this vehicle, such as hood,generator, voltage regulator, etc.
I am selling for my father and may need to provide a separate number for questions I can’t answer.”

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1951 M-38 Stonewall, LA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6200.

Has a replacement M-38 body with a 2A windshield.

“1951 M-38 jeep willys runs and drives great.”

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1951 M-38 Gettysburg, PA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was No Price.

This appears to have potential.

“If you are looking for a military jeep to restore this is it. Every thing is original and it is 99 percent complete. I bought it from the daughter of an older man who had planned to restore it for his grandson. However he passed and it stayed in a garage for many years. It is currently in my garage. I have decided to see if I can sell it as is. If not I’ll do the restoration in the summer. It has some rust but nothing serious. The frame is excellent. This is a time capsule for someone that wants a true military jeep. ”


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Year? M-38 Lake Charles, LA $2000


This was listed elsewhere, but I can’t track it down at the moment.

“1950s Jeep Willys project. Aftermarket tub, Chevy 260 motor inline 6 with 3 speed standard transmission (ran up until 3 months ago when it was taken out of another vehicle, not currently installed in jeep). Some work has been done on tie rods, fairly new tires, tub has been primed. Great project vehicle. No title. ”



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1951 CJ-3A Placerville, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2600.

It’s a project.

“Selling a 1951 Willys M38 Jeep. This is a cool project that I no longer have time or resources to finish. I have had Jeep for 13 years and have done alot of work to this point. Jeep is M38 frame, body, drive train with a Dana 41 rear axle. The front grill is from a CJ3A. Jeep has a 4 cylinder Chevy engine out of a mid 60’s car.Jeep has power steering as well. Jeep ran, drove it around the block and then started taking Jeep apart, etc., Jeep has custom 1 1/2 body lift, heavy duty shackles, and is set up for dual shocks with a very rare, vintage heavy duty Rancho dual shock lower mounts. This is a project and needs to be wired, needs a radiator, seats mounted, steering colum built. Jeep has upgraded 11″ brakes. I was building this Jeep to look Military on top and hot rod below.Body is fair and has some rust on drivers side front floor.Any ways, thanks for looking and please feel free to ask questions.”





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1945? MB/M-38 Oracle, AZ $6500


Looks to be a mix of parts. Has full floating rear hubs.


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“I don’t know much about these Jeeps. I recently acquired this Military vintage Jeep from the previous owner who obviously put a lot of effort in restoring this vehicle both mechanically and body. A few after market refinements were put in place including: electric fuel pump, alternator, turn signals, back-up lights, gauges, exhaust. Looks like the entire drive train has been gone through. It starts and drives great, 4WD works, brakes well, solid steering, good clutch etc. Looks to have a full floating rear axle, front locking hubs, wheels and tires in great shape.

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1952 M-38 Yuma, AZ **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6750.

Seems to be missing the data plates.

“1952 M-38 Willys Jeep Lots of recent work done..Engine, Trans, Transfer, Brakes, Wiring, Ect. Runs and drives excellent.. Military Green.. Metal Top.. Bran New Tires.. Extra Parts include tow bar..”

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1951? M-38? Loveland, CO $6000

• CATEGORIES: M-38, MB • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/23/2015) Seller lists this as a M-38, but it appears to have a MB/GPW body and fenders.


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“1951 Willy’s Jeep for sale. I am 72 and cannot get in and out of this Jeep. This is the only reason I am selling it. This Jeep has had $15,000.00 in work done to it. Comes with all the paperwork. Runs excellent.”


The engine has been completely rebuilt, balanced rotating assembly with new balancer and flex plate. Piston are 9.3:1 .030 over SpeedPro with Teflon coated skirts, Aluminum Heads have 200cc intake runner and 60cc chambers, (valve are one piece forged PBM Erson EV8 staineless steel 2,02 / 1.600, Bronze valve guides, Chrome Moly PBM Retainers and Keepers, Erson Springs good for .550-Lift, 7/16 ARP screw in studs ans Guide plates, ans ARP Head Bolds), Double Roller Timing Chain, 5/16 Hardened Push Rods, SpeedPro Camshaft 214/224 with .472/.496 lift, Erson Forged 1.6 Aluminum Roller Rockers with needle bearing fulcrum), Aluminum Intake, Edelbrock 1403, 500CFM Carb, GM HEI Distributor, GM Delco Remy Alternator and new starter.

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1950 M-38 Tampa Bay, FL **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6000.

(10/30/2016) Powered by Pinto. Missing some M-38 detail parts.

“1950 willys, true military jeep. converted to 12v, body original, motor ford 2.0 4-cylinder. all seats, ready to drive an enjoy today.”

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1952 M-38 Ellensburg, WA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

(11/03/2016) Project.

“52 M38 Willys project, rebuilt 2.0 pinto engine, t90 3spd, 18 tcase, 44 rear and 30 front with 488s, all new brakes, brake lines and cj5 master cylinder. Like new 32″ swampers, rolling chassis is done and ready for body. Have good tub that needs a little work..this is a project!!”


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1951 M-38 & Trailer Scottsdale, AZ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38, trailer • TAGS: , .

UPDATE **SOLD** Was $14,000.

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