M-38 Research Archives

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Year? M-38/CJ-3A Project Camas, WA $950

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, M-38

It may be a mix of 3A and M-38 parts.

https://portland.craigslist.org/clk/cto/d/camas-1947-jeep-willy/7019566348.html

“1947 Jeep Willy Project”

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1952 M-38 Myrtle Creek, OR $3800

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/25/2019) Looks good for the price.

https://roseburg.craigslist.org/for/d/myrtle-creek-jeep-willys-m38-in-good/7016332892.html

“For sale 1952 Willy’s Jeep,4 cylinder, 8,000 lbs winch with cable, tilt wheel, power steering, upgraded to 11” drum brakes, 31” mud Pro Comp tires, Pro Comp steering stabilizer, bikini top, all stock running gear,”

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1952 M-38 Ithaca, MI $7800

• CATEGORIES: M-38

Has a variety of updates.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2450924165152088/

“52 M38 military Jeep. Runs, drives and stops. Power steering. Buick V6. motor. Aluminum radiator. New NDT tires”

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1952 M-38 Scottsdale, AZ $5000

• CATEGORIES: M-38

Will need engine work.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/pts/d/phoenix-1952-willys-m38/7012924513.html

“1952 m38 willy’s military army jeep in good shape little rust complete jeep motor has blown head gasket just need to be cleaned and put back together have gasket set for motor missing rear seat converter to 12v was running until head gasket has good az title”

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1952 M-38 Lake Hefner, OK $1295

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: .

Something I’ve never seen: A full-size tool box housed inside the engine compartment. Is the battery inside it?? It’s got a fiberglass body.

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“This is worth any Jeep fans consideration. ‘52 Willys Jeep M38, Built March, 1952. This would make a great father-son project.
This Jeep served its late owner very well, taking him well south of Panama and back around 1980. There are several very nice features, including factory optional heater. Roll bar, soft top frame, doors, fiberglass; hood, locking front hubs, and un-installed fiberglass
front fenders. Very nicely done, a very long time ago, there was a ‘60’s GM Iron Duke, 2.5 L 53 CID L4 engine, complete with the alternator and wiring harness, retro-fitted into this appreciating classic. The engine needs at least a rebuild. Brakes and suspension will need servicing. Nice aftermarket turn signal/hazard switch, 7 gauge instrument panel, alloy wheels, good tread on old tires. Stored partially covered for last 35 years. Very little rust, besides the front fenders. I have a current Oklahoma Title and tag in hand.
Priced to sell quickly. $1295 FIRM. $1500 if you want to negotiate”

 
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1950 M-38 Wichita, KS $900

• CATEGORIES: M-38

Not sure how much value is here.

https://wichita.craigslist.org/pts/d/north-newton-1950-willys-jeep-m138/7007744299.html

“1950 Willys Jeep M 38 not a CJ it’s a real army jeep serial number MC21239 had small block Chevy new springs and suspension no rust on body or frame. 900obo”

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Year? M-38 San Angelo, TX $8000

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: .

It’s ready for some Texas hunters.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/368304600789433/

“Jeep/Willis fresh restore, has one hunting season on it. Before that was rebuilt from ground up. Runs and drives great. Ready for hunting season!!”

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1952 M-38 Grants, NM $6500

• CATEGORIES: M-38

Repowered with a Ford engine.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/406323476953421/

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“1952 M-38 Air Force jeep has a ford 1.9lt engine comes with original engine has older camouflage paint job”

 
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1951 M-38 Winston, OR No Price

• CATEGORIES: M-38

Appears solid.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/382412439311787

“Okay i have a 51 willys m38 and I have a title but the VIN plates are gone can anybody tell me where the VIN numbers are on the frame.”

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1948 CJ-2A/M-38? Grand Junction, CO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, M-38

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6500.

Could be a 2A Chassis with M-38 body parts.

“Military M38 Jeep Originally ground up restoration Documentation available regarding what was done”

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Year? M-38? Inverness, FL $1000

• CATEGORIES: M-38

Listed as a 1944, it looks more like an M-38.

https://ocala.craigslist.org/pts/d/inverness-willy-jeep-1944/6996845032.html

“1944 Willis Jeep complete, for parts, or could be restored. Motor was running fine, transmission started having issues and I parked it several years ago.”

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1952 M-38 Salt Lake City, UT $8500

• CATEGORIES: M-38

Looks in good shape. Includes a Warn OD.

https://cars.ksl.com/listing/5971815?ad_cid=5

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“1952 M38, introduced by Willys in 1950, a post-WWII Jeep based on the civilian CJ-3A. This jeep is unrestored and completely original. It has its original body which is solid with no dents. It has the original 24 volt electrical system, 4 cylinder (4-134 L head) engine, 3 speed trans with a Warn aftermarket overdrive, (not original equipment, but helps the jeep go faster), and 4×4 high-low transfer case. It has it’s original olive drab paint. There’s only 27960 miles on the odometer.
Engine: 4-134 L Head Motor (463) (All Years)
Engine Type: L4-134 “Go-Devil”
Number of Cylinders: 4
Cubic-In. Displacement: 134.22 CID (2199.53 cc)
Horsepower: 60 hp (45 kW) @ 4000 rpm
Torque: 105 ft-lb. (142 N-m) @2000 rpm
Compression Ratio: 6:48:1
Valve train: L-head
Weight: 2750 lb. (Gross: 3950 lb.)
Length (overall): 133”
Width (overall): 62”
Height (Top Up): 74”
Ground Clearance: 9 1/4”
Tires: 7:00×16
Transmission: T-90
Transfer Case: Dana 18
Front Axle: Dana 25
Rear Axle: Dana 44
Wheelbase: 80”
Other: 1 Piece Windshield, 24 Volt Electrical system”

 
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Year? M-38 Independence, TN $12,500

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: .

This appears to have recapped desert dog tires. This is listed as a 1945 jeep.

https://tricities.craigslist.org/for/d/dearing-1945-willys/6999186026.html

“Call or text for more information. No rust. Older restoration. Runs and drives good. Clear Virginia title. May be interested in 7000 cash and nice trade such as muscle car or sports car or a nice side by side utility vehicle.”

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1950 M-38 w/ Trailer Hillsboro, MO $14,900

• CATEGORIES: M-38

I wonder if the green on the driver’s side is just a reflection. This might show better in person.

https://stlouis.craigslist.org/cto/d/hillsboro-1950-m38-willys-jeep-1966/6994096754.html

“Originally restored in the “90’s by a Korean War Veteran. I’ve been driving, repairing and updating since “05. Runs drives stops 4×4 works newer wiring harness. Missouri titles for both.”

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MB? & M-38A1 Splendora, TX $1500

• CATEGORIES: Last Ride, M-38, M-38A1

Both are rough.

https://houston.craigslist.org/pts/d/splendora-willys-jeeps/6994194458.html

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“I have a 1957 and a 1942 cj2a willys Jeep for sale. Both were running when parked. The 42 has a bent frame that can be fixed or swap the whole thing to another frame. All the body is still solid and fairly straight. The 57 has been sitting up longer. The brakes are locked up and it’s in a little rougher shape. Both have been parked under a tree collecting leaves.”

 
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1952 M-38 Wickenburg, AZ $5500

• CATEGORIES: M-38

Engine will need a new head gasket. The sale Includes a hardtop.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/wvl/cto/d/1952-jeep-willys-m38/6994928867.html

“Willy’s m38 all original. Converted to 12v. Blown head gasket. Have a hard top with doors also”

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1952 M-38? Limerick, ME $850

• CATEGORIES: M-38

The seller describes this as a 45 rolling chassis and also as a 1952 CJ-2A. However, the fact that the front frame rails are boxed and the fact that the image of the original rusty frame had hinges suggests that the frame is an M-38 frame.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/604443256755306/

“I have rolling chassis 45 willys cj2a I have new transmission cross member rear bumper and steering ball joints”

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1951 M-38 Vestavia, AL $7500

• CATEGORIES: M-38

Has some updates. Looks solid.

https://bham.craigslist.org/cto/d/birmingham-jeep-willys-38/6988916625.html

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“This is a custom built and fully restored 1951 Jeep Willys.
Rebuilt L134 Engine with only 300 miles
T98 4 speed transmission
T18 Transfer case
538 Gears
12 Volt
8000 lb winch
Jeep runs and drives great! It is located in Vestavia.”

 
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1951? Model? Creston, NC $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, M-38

Listed as a 1951, this jeep has a replacement tub. It does not appear to have an M-38 frame; rather, maybe a CJ-3A frame with the PTO bar removed? This seems to be a mix of parts.

https://tricities.craigslist.org/cto/d/creston-1951-willys-jeep/6988525248.html

“Jeep has no rust. Is a Navy-issued jeep with plaques. Has granny gear. Needs battery and two new front seats. Call for milage and full VIN number (too long more than 17 characters). Jeep has original toolbox with tools, gas can on rear and full canvas top.”

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1950 M-38 Astoria, OR $8000 ??Scam??

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: This jeep was auctioned at some point on Mecum

Looks like a great price, maybe too good of a price. Something doesn’t seem right about this ad. Who advertises a mint M-38 by describing it with a “front tow package”? And, I’m not seeing an obvious tow package. This might be a scam ….

https://portland.craigslist.org/nco/for/d/warrenton-1950-willy-jeep/6990088063.html

“Running 1950 Willy Jeep with front tow package. Great condition.”

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1951? CJ-3B? Roscommon, MI $19,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, M-38, M-38A1

Based on the description, I’m guessing the seller knows very little about jeeps. No pics provided.

https://nmi.craigslist.org/cto/d/roscommon-willys-jeep-1951-cj-3b/6986396352.html

“This Korean War Era Jeep is in excellent restored condition. One piece windshield. Flat front.

Extensive restoration on the drive-train: seals, bearings, front and rear differentials, transmission, transfer case, brakes and military PTO are all in 1st class condition. Engine runs well. Starter rebuilt.

New canvas top and plastic side windows. New authentic seat covers. No rust on frame or body.
Tool kit. Army repair manual. Additional restoration parts.

The late owner was unable to complete the restoration. However the work is 95%+ complete, and with a few weekends work and the correct unit stencils this classic Jeep is ready to join the 4077th or unit of your choice.”

 
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1951 M-38 Houston, TX $1500

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: Still Available.

(07/18/2019) One pic shows this M-38 apart. The rest show it together and running. I’m not sure what the current state of the jeep is.

https://houston.craigslist.org/pts/d/houston-willys1951-m38-jeep-4-cyl/6977575991.html

“willys. 1951 M38 jeep . 4 Cyl flathead original motor 4×4 have a a title”

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1952 M-38 Upland, CA $4500

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/01/2018) It’s a project

https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/pts/d/rancho-cucamonga-1952-jeep-willys-m38/6972776023.html

“All original 1952 m38 military Jeep. Very complete have been collecting all parts for 20 years now, But lost storage to keep it anymore. Many impossible to find parts come with it over 7500$ invested in this Jeep. My lose your gain 5000$”

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1951 M-38 w/ Trailer Inman, SC **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: M-38

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

The M-38 will need some work.

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“1951 Military Jeep
M38
Mileage 16,282
1/4 Ton Trailer
Partially Restored”

 
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Year? M-38 Acworth, GA $2000

• CATEGORIES: M-38

Has some parts value, but not sure how much value.

https://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/cto/d/acworth-m38-willys-military-jeep/6983364318.html

“I HAVE A M38 JEEP UNSURE OF THE YEAR. IT IS A PROJECT THAT WILL NEED TO BE GONE THROUGH. THE BODY NEEDS FLOOR OR A REPLACEMENT TUB. IT HAVE THE ORIGINAL FLAT HEAD MOTOR AND COMPLETE DRIVE TRAIN.”

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