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1952 M-38 Tub and Parts Collinsville, OK $3000


This might be worth a look for someone who needs an original(?) M-38 body.


“M38 Willy’s Jeep Tub. Comes with fenders, front grill, seats, fuel tank, and fuel can holder. No rust. No frame. Should fit CJ-2A frame. No title. Must be able to pick up. It is currently located at my Dad’s house. Coordination for pick up will have to be done”

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1952 M-38 Netarts, OR $15,000


Has lots of updates.


“Vortec 4.3, sm465 4-speed, t18 transfer case, power steering, four-wheel power disc brakes, Spicer 44, full cage, new wiring, LED lights, nothing overlooked, 200 MI on frame up built. Well sorted. Part trade for full size pickup”

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1952 M-38/CJ Cookeville, TN **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7500.

Tom shared this one. This has a CJ chassis (maybe 1952 CJ-3A?) and an M-38 body.

“1952 Willys Jeep. 4×4, 4 cylinder, 3 speed, plus high and low, runs great, 4×4 works great. Clean Tennessee title $7.5 k or obo. Will also trade for old 70’ to late 80’sToyota Land Cruiser or Maybe a side by side.thank all for looking”

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1951 M-38/Crawler Waller, TX $3500


Lots of updates to this former M-38.


“1951 Jeep body on custom tube chassis. Dana 44 front axle, Dana 60 Rear. 15″ wheels with 39.5 x 18 Super Swamper Boggers. Built small block 350 out of 1979 corvette. Built turbo 350 trans. Needs drive shafts. This is a project. Have a pallet of parts that will go with it. Springs, steering columns, fuel cell, etc. Also have other axle combinations if interested at additional cost.”


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1947 CJ-2A Lacey, WA $6000


This has a CJ-2A chassis with an M-38 body.


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“This is a titled 1947 Jeep. It has a M38 body and engine. This Jeep runs but currently has the fuel tank out since the tank it came with when I got it was for a CJ2A. I have a brand new M38 tank to install. I have also replaced three of the four brakes (cylinders and pads) and have the forth one plus master cylinder on hand. I just haven’t had time to install it. This sale will include both fuel tanks and the remaining brake parts and every thing you see in the photos and the spare engine. This is a project jeep with straight body with no rust.”

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3 Jeeps & 1 Fiberglass Tub North Aurora, IL **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, M-38, M-38A1 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000.

It appears all three jeeps and the tub are included in the price.

“3 jeeps 1 glass tub extra motors.2 titles”

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1951 M-38 Olympia, WA $4000


Seller will combine with two other jeeps and parts for $7000.


“1951 M38 , have most of the parts, 24 volt. I know the original USA numbers also.”

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1947 CJ-2A/M-38 Lacey, WA $6000


This is likely a ’47 chassis with an M-38 body on it.


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“This is a titled 1947 Jeep. It has a M38 body and engine. This Jeep runs but currently has the fuel tank out since the tank it came with when I got it was for a CJ2A. I have a brand new M38 tank to install. I have also replaced three of the four brakes (cylinders and pads) and have the forth one plus master cylinder on hand. I just haven’t had time to install it. This sale will include both fuel tanks and the remaining brake parts and every thing you see in the photos and the spare M38 engine. This is a project jeep with straight body with no rust”

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1949? M-38 Enumclaw, WA $10,000


Looks like lots of money has been put into this build.


“1949 willy’s m38 just finished completed rebuild 350 chevy t 350 module 18 with low range 3.8 kit disk brake dana 30 5.38 gears lockright rebuilt 44 rear spool 5.38 rebuilt new drivelines from drivelines N/W new wire harness new tires 35 13.5 15 toyo mt new fuel system 19 gal fuel cell new aluminium Radiator & cooling fan new lift & alot more”

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1950 M-38 Ukiah, CA $3500


Runs, but needs work.


“I have an M38 for sale Has a Ford 289 in it with the factory 3 speed Runs but doesn’t have brakes Tub is pretty solid, you can stand in it. I got it as a project and never got around to it, HMU for more information…OBO I’ll write a bill of sale”

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1952 M-38 Roy, WA $4500


It’s a project listed at a dealership, but dealer notes they are just trying to help out the family.


“1952 Jeep Willys project vehicle has new tires locker rear hubs as well as front small black v8 motor winch etc been in storage for three plus years owner passed away time for it to have a new life again obviously it doesn’t run no distributor cap has been in storage don’t know what it needs to get going not interested in trying literally helping out the family come take a look!”

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1951 M-38 Colfax, CA $6500

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

This is awesome! Lots of interesting mods on this gas/service station vehicle.


“1951 Willys CJ2a
Chevy v8 conversion
Was converted to a service vehicle by local county
Has air compressor and tank, water tank and oil tank with hoses.
Everything works
Jeep runs and drives”

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1952 M-38CDN Kelowna, BC, Canada BaT

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This Bring-A-Trailer auction for a rare Ford-built M-38CDN was also spotted by Sam.


“This 1952 Willys M38-CDN Jeep is one of approximately 2,135 units assembled by Ford for the Canadian Armed Forces in the early 1950s, and it is powered by a 2.2-liter inline-four mated to a three-speed manual transmission and a dual-range transfer case. The truck was refurbished during prior ownership and used as a museum display for approximately 20 years, and it was acquired by the seller in 2020. The green paintwork is contrasted by a lighter canvas top, and additional features include a fold-down windshield, body-color steel wheels, and reproduction canvas seat covers. The engine was rebuilt in 2020, and the fuel and vacuum pump was replaced in 2021. This Willys Jeep is now offered with accessories, a tool kit, historical literature, and a British Columbia registration document listing the truck as a 1952 Ford Pickup.”





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1950 M-38 Elizabeth, PA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2800.

Lacks a title.

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“Real M38 Jeep in fair condition, very rusty but restorable.
Engine and transmission are removed but included
Additional parts included also
No Title, Have paperwork to get one”

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1953? M-38 Myrtle Creek, OR $3500


Might be worth a look, especially if it includes the winch.


“1953 Jeep m38 only 47,000 made-$3,500”

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1952 M-38 Lebec, CA $15,950


For a “showroom condition” jeep, this could use better pics.


“completely Restored showroom condition cost over 25k”

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1952 M-38 Mackay, ID $1200


UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/04/2021) There’s some value here, just unclear how much.


“Military, parts Jeep or fixer up, no motor and no radiator.”

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Year? M-38 New Britain, CT $2000


It’s hard to see how much floor rust is here.


“Hi I have a 1950s Jeep M38. It needs to be fully restore, body needs work some rust as seen on the pictures. I don’t have the time to fix it. Serious seller, please don’t waste my time with stupid ?”

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1951 M-38 Camp Verde, AZ $5895


Doesn’t run at the moment.


“This listing is for this M38 Jeep posted in the pictures, along with MANY extra parts. Does not run at this time, but, was running when it went into storage.”

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Year? M-38 Connersville, IN $2000


Mark spotted this promising looking project.


“1948 Willys M38A, Motor is out and in the back this will be a full restore.”

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1951 M-38 Greene, ME $17,000


This appears to have a replacement body, as it’s a mix of M-38 and MB styles. Also, it shouldn’t have full-floaters (though I think there are a useful add).


“1951 Willies Jeep with extras.”

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Year? M-38 Powder Springs, GA $5000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/16/2021) Engine is frozen.


“year is unceratain. For parts or restore . Cleanest 1940s 4×4 you will ever see. No rust any where. Engine stuck. Good brakes. gas tank is clean. tie rod is bent, look under grill picture. it still steers though. No paperwork. Bill of sale. Year is what guy I got it from said. You will have to judge for your self.”






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Year? M-38 Prior Lake, MN $7500


Needs some work to be a legal driver.


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“Selling my M38 G-740 Korean War jeep. Great candidate for restoration or drive as is. T-90 3 speed transmission hi-lo and 4×4 in and out. Clean title in my name ready to transfer. These jeeps are better than any side by side UTV hands down. New tires and new “correct exhaust”. The jeep could use brake and steering adjustments. Lights aren’t hooked up. It has all the data plate minus one. Has the data plate behind the passenger seat too. Runs strong, will do 55+ mph. Looking for Ford GPW or parts.”

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1951 M-38 & 1960 CJ-5 Parts Jeep Louisburg, KS $4500


The CJ-5 has some vintage Allstate-branded Husky hubs.


“1951 M38 Jeep Project It Has A New Tub, Springs, Shocks And Steering Linkage. The Motor Is A F134 Hurricane”

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CJ-2A & M-38 Spicewood, TX $6000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $6000.

(04/22/2021) The body of the M-38 might be a replacement body. It’s got driver-side indents, a sold back, and drain holes.


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“I have two jeep willys for sale. Both have the original running gear still intact. The first is a 1952 with a clean texas title. It runs but the battery and cables aren’t the greatest so it’s easier to roll start it right now. The tires are good for pasture use but not for the road. It’s a pretty good jeep for a restoration if you’re looking for one to love on. The brakes need an overhaul and the fuel tank needs attention, we use an external tank on it. The second one does not have a title and I’m not sure what year it is. It’s whole but needs way more love or would be good for parts and such to help with fixing up the first. It ran years ago when we parked it but it would need alot of work. I’d like to sell both together but I’m open to offers”