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1953? M-38 Dallas, TX **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

It’s worth a look..

“Hasn’t run in 3+ Years. Great restoration project.”

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Year? M-38 Sikeston, MO **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1950.

It runs.

“I have for sale a parts jeep that is a Willys m38 military jeep. It has been converted to 12 volt. It does not have a title. The seats that are in it are the correct m38 frames. The engine is a RMC m38 correct engine, the transmission and transfer case are the original military units. It has the correct m38 radiator. This is a running driving jeep. It has some rust through and has been cut on. This is a parts jeep or farm or trail jeep only. Please look at the pictures carefully. If this ad is up, it is still available. I have put a heavy duty gas tank in it. I also checked all the fluids and greased the jeep. Also the oil has been changed.”


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2 M-38s and 1 CJ-2A Metairie, LA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD* Was $4000.

None run, but this still looks like a good price.

“3 military Jeeps 46-51-52 not running all original no rust holes very good shape was running a while back ago titles are good 4000.00 each or best offer for all 3”

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1952 M-38 Minneapolis, MN $7000


This has potential.

“All stock military jeep, no rust, stored inside, 24 volt system and lighting, lots of extras. Needs some work. Price firm.”



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1951 M-38 Osage, MN **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $800.

Looks like there is plenty of value here.

“Hasn’t run in 10 years, ran when parked.
Great project for someone.
Title in hand”

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1952 M-38 Yoopers, MI **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3200.

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“Selling my 1952 Korean war military M38 jeep. Runs very good and shifts fine. Engine does smoke but has 12-13 p.s.i. oil pressure at idle warm so I suspect valve guide seals are in order. See compressions below. Many new parts including brake master cylinder, all wheel cylinders and pre bent brake line kit. ($250.00) Brakes work great! New correct fuel tank ($450.00) Original included with purchase. 12 volt, 3 wire alternator conversion. New12 volt gauge package. Ammeter, temperature, fuel gage and oil pressure all work. New head gasket with cylinders inspected with no scoring or cracks. Mating surfaces hand stoned and new high quality fel-pro gasket installed. Compressions are 110, 110,110, 106 respectively. Engine has original overhaul tag still installed as shown. A lot of stuff goes with this towards restoration. Has a 24 volt wiper motor installed that does work if hooked up but it is a little slow as it is now a 12 volt system.

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Front floor boards do have some rust but it is in no means a “Flintstones Mobile”. Rear floor is good. Cowl battery box is in great shape. There is a small rust spot below driver’s door as seen. Ex Air Force “Personnel Services” jeep that was than delivered to the Civil Air Patrol. It has been modified to except a civilian top. Even has a heater that works great!! Comes with the 5-15″ civilian tires and wheels that are on it, plus 6-16″ military wheels as shown in the pictures. There is NO body filler on this and only very minor dents. Windshield glass is in like new condition with no fading. Paint is ugly but if you have some imagination you can see the potential. Frame and bumpers are in great shape but the front will need minor straightening. All lights are working as they should, including “Black out” marker lights but the right rear tail light is wired to the left so that they both work at the same time versus the military configuration that only one side worked at a time depending on the light switch position. Horn is functional but not connected as it is missing the rod that goes in the steering column. Can easily be made as the specs are on the interweb. This is one fun vehicle to drive! Be the first one on your block to have one!! Sold with bill of sale only.”


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1951 M-38 Golden, CO **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $500.

James spotted this poor thing.

“’51 M-38
V-6, not running, hit passenger front , frame damaged , hat channels in floor are good but a rust through spot on each rear fender area, Trans and the case seem good, some of the military bits are there, no title
$500 best offer
have a ’46 2A with no drive train selling for $900 buy both for $1350
build a good jeep”


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1953 CJ-3A Saratoga Springs, NY $4000


It’s  project that may be worth a look. Has a mix of M-38 and 2A parts.

“Selling my 53 cj3a Willys it’s a pretty clean jeep but does need to be finished I had the original motor rebuilt by Clifton park engine rebuilders that cost $1900 and have receipt was running and driving good shifts good good transfer case motor needs to be finished its in the jeep just needs water pump distributer etc have all parts to finish cones with next to new top and doors too $4000”


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1951 M-38 Charlotte, NC **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $5000.

Appears worth a look.

“Nice paint good condition runs and drives with title”

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1951 M-38 Boston, MA $16,000

• CATEGORIES: M-38, trailer

Looks in good shape.

“Not restored. Excellent condition 30,000 miles. Always garaged Completely original ”


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Year? M-38 Charlotte, NC **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4800.

Listed as a 1953 CJ-3A, but looks to be an M-38.

“53 Willys CJ-3A original flat head 4 cyl, original transmission, original seats, 31×10.50 Bfg’s on steel wheels, soft top, KC lights, brush guard, heavy duty rear bumper, hitch, it does need brake work, but overall it is in good condition. Title in hand.”





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1950 M-38 Myrtle Beach, SC **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7500.

Looks solid.

“I have a 1950 Willys M38 jeep for sale . It runs and drives great. Tub has very very little rust, jeep is complete and missing no parts. Only rust is small spot on drivers floor area, all hat channels and underside are in excellent condition. All original engine and drive train/ 24 volt system still working and intact. Needs minor work and restoration to be a show vehicle or trailer queen. Restored these fetch upwards of 17,000$. I drive the vehicle weekly around murrells inlet. This is a chance to own a piece of history. Very hard to find in this condition!!”

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1952 M-38 Issaquah, WA $3500


Includes the warn winch? Might be a good price.

“M38 Willys Jeep
Chevy Small Block V8 – 283
Licensed as a “Horseless Carriage”
Custom running gear, warn split gears, floating hubs, Detroit locker front, power locker rear, brand new swampers LBZ 34×9.5×16, 5k winch, custom bumper, plus more.. ”


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1952 M-38 Angels Camp, CA $13,000

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

No description provided.


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1952 M-38 San Diego, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD* Was $3200

Doesn’t run. Has PTO winch.

“Selling a 1952 Willys Jeep. I don’t know everything about it — haven’t heard it run in a while — but now I’d call it fair condition. Selling as is. My Father used and maintained through the years. With some light maintenance, perhaps carburetor or battery attention, I’m sure “the huntin’ Jeep” would work great. Or could be a good parts donor.

Once a very cool flat fender jeep, looks WWII style, it’s complete and was working when parked. Engine is a Chevy 350, Muncie transmission, big power driven winch, roll bar, alum mag wheels. A tow hitch was around at one time. Asking $3200.”

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1951 CJ-3A Kaneohe, HI $28,000


I thought this looked like a well done build, but it won’t move fast at its current price.

Body.. All new body,fenders, hood only thing refurbished is windshield frame.
Engine.. 610 miles on New Buick 231V6 borred 60 over w/high Comp Pistons. Stroke crank specially grind cam. All MSD ignition. Edelbrock carb. Electric fans for radiator.
Exhaust.. Long tube headers. Exhaust Systems Hawaii full back exhaust with Flowmasters.
Trans.. 3speed rebuild with Overdrive Dana Transfer case.
Axels.. 538 gears w/ Detroit lockers front and back.
Stopping.. Willwood master cylinders with all 4 disc brakes.
Steering.. Flaming river tilt steering column. Power steering.
Jeep was originally set up for sand.
Many other extras too many to list.
Lots of extra parts will be included in sale.
Asking $28000 serious buyers only cash talks. Over $55,000.00 invested in this jeep. I’m not in a rush to sell but I have other projects. Must see to appreciate.”





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1974 M-38/CJ-5 Ferris, TX $6000


It’s still a project. An M-38 body has been put on a later model CJ-5 chassis.


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“I bought a jeep project to learn rebuilding by. The people was to be involved to help is not here any more so I’m letting it go for a super price and will have to buy one much smaller. I only work with clear titles IN MY NAME and not like others that sell by bill of sales or in other people’s names. The amount of items not installed on it yet is in boxes and are new. The list is vast and it has had a lot done to it and very recent. Everything works on it and is ready to be inspected, lights, horn, 4×4 stick, etc.
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Parting Out M-38/CJ-3A Tacoma, WA


Looks like some good parts.

“Engine 150.00 . Body, cab, doors, 600.00. transfer case, 75.00. Heater 10.00
Also a 1950 cj2 willys, new engine, it needs the wiring hooked-up and clutch.”


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Year? M-38 Carrollton, GA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

(02/10/2016) Listed as a ’49. Includes a hardtop.

“I have for sale a military 1949 jeep Willys. It’s all original, was running and driving about a year ago.(it just sits now) me and my boss had plans to restore it, but business comes first and have no time for it now. Obviously it needs a little attention for someone wanting it 100% restored.
There isn’t much rust on this jeep, most of it is surface rust. It just needs to be sandblasted and painted.”

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1952 M-38 Apollo, PA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1000.

(01/06/2016) Looks like it might be an ex-racer.

“52 willys m38 no title, dana 44’s front & rear 4.10 gears, BOP turbo 400 adapted to jeep transfer case, buick odd fire v-6 short block rebuilt sitting in the stand, this is a priject that needs alot of work”


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1950 M-38 Prunedale, CA $5999


UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/15/2015) That rear bumper is awfully low.

“Up for grabs is this cool army jeep. actually military jeep, I guess it could have been in a different branch….. it has been converted to a ford V6 motor and a C4 automatic trans. starts and runs great, brakes are new, this is ready for camping or ???? asking $5999. all offers and trades considered. si se hablo espanol.”






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1951 M-38 Earle, AR **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5500.

“AR title,have owned it over 20yrs.many spare parts.very good running.rt rear brake dragging,have new cyl and shoes for it and a full top. $5500 gets it and parts;will not seperate.”

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Year? M-38 Sikeston, MO **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1900

No title.

” have for sale a parts jeep that is a Willys m38 military jeep. It has been converted to 12 volt. It does not have a title. The seats that are in it a not fastened to the jeep. The engine is a RMC m38 correct engine, the transmission and transfer case are the original military units. It has the correct m38 radiator. I did run this jeep off of a service tank. The engine does have some blowby. It has some rust through and has been cut on. This is a parts jeep or farm or trail jeep only. Please look at the pictures carefully. If this ad is up, it is still available.”

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1950 M-38 Bloomington, IL **SOLD**


UPDATE: Still Available.

Has no paperwork. Looks like the stenciling might be original.

“purchased in 1966 from U.S.Army, one owner since- driven little from 66 to 86. from the latter it was only started 4 times a year. after 28 years we drove it out on the road this summer. we never titled this,and at this time we can’t find the papers from the Kanas military base it was purchased from. Only serious partys please, after 48 years it’s time to let it go.”


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1951 M-38 Irvine, CA $14,000

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

Looks in good shape.

“1951 Jeep Willy
Clean California Title
with records and provenance
runs and looks great
email with any serious inquiries”


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