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1952 M-38 Middleboro, MA $5800

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UPDATE: Still Available

(04/30/2013) The jeep appears solid.

“1952 Willy’s M38 military jeep for sale in very good condition. Original driveline and sheetmetal. Frame is solid and tub has some rust in typical spots but very driveable. Jeep passes state inspection and is mechanically sound. Clean title in hand. Have many extra small parts. Also including draw bar for trailering, extra transmission, transfer, and front axle. New tires and upholsted front and rear seats. Asking $5800. 774-263-0549”

http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/cto/3803190374.html

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1952 M-38 Danbury, NH eBay

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This looks like a great restoration project.

“1952 M38 Willy’s Jeep in excellent, unrestored original condition (other than seat covers). Top bows in-tact, top not included.
Jeep runs very well, no known mechanical issues.
History is not confirmed, but jeep may have originated from Fort Devens, MA.
Model M38
VIN 62274
VSN 1064074
Serious inquires only, please let me know if you have question.”

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1951 M-38 Grants, NM **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

There may be value here.

“350 engine….with title….Call for more information”

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1952 M-38 Winston-Salem, NC eBay

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It’s a fairly stock. Pics are blurry. I don’t see a reserve price.

“1952 Willys Korean era M38 Army Jeep. This jeep can be driven anywhere. Jeep is in excellent running condition.Jeep came from a family out west, who owned it for over 35 yrs.so jeep is practically rust free. Good tires. Great top. . Great heater. All lights,gauges,horn and handbrake work. All gauge lights work in dark. Speedometer works. Engine rebuilt by previous owner. Brakes completely rebuilt. New waterpump, muffler and recently greased.  Has inside lights for map reading and gun rack. **Winch was removed and does not go with jeep.**.Jeep also has new military parts in case you want to go back with a canvas top. Back seat included in sale..”

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1943 MB & 1952 M-38 Las Vegas, NV **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** was $1500

There might be value here.

“Two Willys Military parts Jeeps with many extra parts. The 1943 has original t 84 transmission and old engine block and the Willys Military M 38 has a non running 289 engine”3.html

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Year? M-38 Cincinnati, OH **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $525

(04/19/2013) The body looks like it took a beating.

“Ruff but kinda rare parts or fix? what you see is what it is motor stuck”

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1951 M-38 Welch, OK $4800

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This lacks glass and a bumper at the very least.

“I have a 1951 M38 Willys Jeep up for(Sale) or (Trade)-($4800). It was painted with real military paint about two years ago. With the famous U.S star on the hood and the white walled tires it truly takes you back in time. It starts and idles good could use a quick carb clean. Other than that it runs great, especially switching within the high&low, and also 4X4 with just a quick movement of the levelers.”

http://tulsa.craigslist.org/cto/3789485466.html

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1952 M-38 Kohala, HI **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7500

It has a V-8. Jack spotted this one.

“Aloha I have an 1952 willys m38. The jeep has been garage stores for 20 years and has a 283 Chevy small block in it. I have 2 original straight 4 cylinder engines and many extra parts for the jeep. Call or text for any further questions if interested! Mahalo for looking!”


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1952 M-38 Lake Hamilton, FL **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1800.

No title. Engine is in the back.

“1952 willys jeep. no title. engine is in the back of jeep. not running.”

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1951 M-38 Bethany, OK **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

The engine smokes.

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“For sale is my 1951 Willys Jeep. I have had it for about 4 years and although it is now running, I have run out of money and time to finish the work so my loss is your gain. I am not certain of the value of this vehicle, but after research, the price seems fair.

This was purchased from a family who owned it for many years. They used it as a hunting/4 wheel adventure vehicle in Colorado since the early 70s. They lived in the Ardmore area. The Jeep had not run for many years when I bought it, but some small work and the engine fired up.

Everything seems original except the wheels, tires and paint. I have the original spare and gas tank, as well as the original wiper parts. The seats are in great shape. There is a crack in the windshield. The other owner added the roll bar (see pics). It can be removed easily. The Jeep has almost no real rust. The tool box under the passenger seat is rusted out (typical) and there is a little spot of rust in the drivers side floor pan. The great thing about these, if you are not familiar, is they are highly collectable so parts are easy to find. Either new or refurbished.

The engine is the original 4 cyl Willys engine. The snorkel is not attached or included.

This Jeep will run, but smokes a little. It will roll, but not drive. I don’t want to sell it, but simply must for the money. I planned on using it for my hunting trips.

I have…

Cleaned the gas tank.
Ripped the plywood flooring and carpet out (yes, they put plywood under the carpet.)
Rebuilt the original single barrel carb
Replaced small parts such as fuel filter, etc.

What I know is wrong…

It has some bad seals, etc., but the main problem I know if is the shifter does not move in the tranny. Not sure, but assume the tranny is frozen/rusted. The brakes, etc., will all need to be worked on.”

 
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1951 M-38 Southern New Jersey $1200

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The front bumper sure is odd.

“This is a great project that is close to being complete.”

http://southjersey.craigslist.org/cto/3774892382.html

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1951 M-38 Birmingham, AL $7000

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UPDATE: The price has dropped to $5000 and the jeeps’ been cleaned up since it was last listed.

(07/31/2012) “Asking $5000 OBO. I’ll entertain trade offers on anything of equal value. Needing a 60 gal air compressor and media blast and welding equipment (no arc stick welders).

I have a 1951 Willys M38 that is 90% road ready.
The Willys needs an oil line to the oil filter bath unit replaced (I’m planning on replacing it next weekend) and a battery to run – that’s it.
The front passenger side tire has a slow leak – I haven’t bothered to find the source yet as I’m working on it in my garage and hasn’t bothered me.
There is some painted-over rust / rot in the passenger side floorboard and the tool storage box under the passenger side seat.
The windshield is cracked but you can get a new one for less than $150.

The trailer is road ready and the tires are in great shape. I just pulled it 30+ miles with a Nissan Pathfinder and it pulled perfectly.
Some of the wood rail sections could be replaced but they are solid. I don’t have the canvas.
There is some rust but most is just scale. There are a few rust / rot spots that could use repair but nothing major and you can easily use it as it sits.
The lights look to be aftermarket replacements. They don’t work but I think it’s just the ground wire. I’ll look into it this weekend too.
This was designed for a deuce and a half truck but if you flip the pintle on the trailer you can lower the tongue height by as much as twelve inches and pull it all day with the M38.”

http://bham.craigslist.org/cto/3775002891.html

 

 
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1952 M-38 Newport, NH **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7000.

This has a GPW motor.

“For Sale:1952 Military m38 Jeep
GPW Ford Motor 4cylinder.
Runs and drives great. Fun jeep to bring in the woods or around town.”

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1952 M-38 Wichita Falls, Tx **Status Unknown**

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UPDATE: Price now $8500 (Previously, there was no price). Status Unknown.

“Additional photos and information upon request. Price negotiable. Below Jeep shown in Memorial Day Parade 2010.”

The body of this Jeep is in excellent condition. Engine was rebuilt by excellent mechanics. Water pump is not new but appears to be fine. New thermostat, new starter, generator checks good, new radiator and belts, new springs for a slightly softer ride, transmission and rear-end rebuilt – new seals, etc., new wheel bearings and seals, new tie-rod joints, etc, all lights work except right tail light (have not checked out problem), new wiring harness, 24 volt system.

ISSUES: Carburetor air-wrong pipe between carburetor and air cleaner, grill needs to be adjusted to be vertical, fuel gauge doesn’t work – could be gauge or fuel-sending unit in gas tank (new fuel-sending unit on hand), temperature gauge – installed a new sensor in engine block but it still doesn’t work…gauge? sensor?, Amp meter gauge doesn’t work., 3 data plaques need to be attached (plaques and drive rivets on hand), Brakes-everything is new or rebuilt – new brake lines, new brake master cylinder, new brake cylinders, drums radius ground but still brakes are not as good as they should be – glazed? Hard linings?, Lights – right tail light is not working, Engine timing needs check, Carburetor low speed adjustment needs check, New windshield wiper motors installed but wiper is inoperative – should check valve and connections-could be vacuum pump-may need rebuilt kit?, New tires but wrong size…7:00-16 should be 6:00-16, two small holes in seat covers – daughter stood on seats with high heels during Veterans Day parade-bad move -otherwise all seats are new, emergency brake works but not correctly-wrong brake cable, horn is hooked up but honks constantly-short?, no top canvas or side curtains, I have the 2 original doors but canvas needs replacement. Mileage: 200 miles since rebuild.

Note: I started the project in 1993, to build the M38. I acquired a 1952 CJ5 that had a near perfect body and modified by adding the battery box in the cowl and adding all the hardware to make it identical to a military Jeep. Bought and had a top-noch rebuild on an original engine. Purchased new or very good original accessories such as starter, generator, etc, new paint and markings of the Jeep I used in the Korean War. If the issues I’ve listed were addressed, the Jeep should be identical to a true military issued vehicle. I used the CJ5 Title to license as an antique vehicle.

 
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1952 M-38 Port Huron, MI No Price

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This needs rewiring. Unclear what else it needs. Given the gas container on the bumper, it might need gas tank work.

“military willys from down south. all new drums,shoes,wheel cylinders, and master cylinder. front kingpin bearings replaced and everything was repacked with grease. very complete. changed all fluids. have running and have drove down the road. at the point it could be repainted or drive as it is. lights areunhooked but can be hooked back up. guages need to be rewired. call for more info or to see it in person. 810-95six-285six”

http://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/cto/3765687455.html

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April 27th Live Auction in Dundee, MI **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was an Auction.

This was Mike Yeck’s collection, who I understand passed away last year.

MBs, GPWs, M-38, M-38A1, M-170 and much more: Here are just some of the images. Many parts and other items for sale, too.

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1951 M-38 Henry, KY $3500

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It looks like a M-38 except for the battery box. But on the cowl there looks like body work where it might have been. The rear of this is beat up.

“great runing jeep rebuilt motor call if interested. NO TEXT !!! call 15026431237”

http://louisville.craigslist.org/cto/3756949069.html

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Year? M-38 Pilot Hill, CA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3100.

(04/09/2013) This is a parts jeep or a project.

“For sale: Willys Jeep w/a Muncie 4 speed, Auburn overdrive (project/parts car) for $3100 o.b.o”

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1953? M-38 Wells, NV eBay

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It’s got the wrong windshield and front bumper, but otherwise looks like a M-38.

“The Military never issued vin numbers or titles so in the state of Nevada I have to see the Judge to get a title. I do not have time…want somebody to buy this that knows the history on how to buy this vehicle. Bought from a rancher and runs great, I bought lots of restoration parts….ask or questions….”

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1952 M-38 Salem, OR **SOLD**

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UPDATE: Was $8000. **SOLD**

It appears mostly stock, but can’t tell a lot from the pics.

“1952 Willys Jeep for sale $8000 obo.”

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1952 M-38 Saratoga, CA $3000

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No pics provided.

“I have a m38 military jeep that would be great to restore its been changed to 12 volt system the only thing keeping it from driving on the road now is water pump and brake shoes 33k miles pics are on the way call 408-603-0440”

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/cto/3749644750.html

 
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1952 M-38 Kanawha, IA $5000

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This has a funky bumpers, but otherwise looks solid.

“I have for sale my 1952 Jeep Willy M38.
Asking $5,000. Firm on Price.
Body in good shape for age.
New carb and military gas tank.
All lights, and four wheel drive work.
Runs and drives great.
Three speed transmission.
Twin stick transfer case.
All original with alluminum detachable top and doors.
Please call cell at (515)-320-3813.
Thanks, Tanner”

http://desmoines.craigslist.org/cto/3751416789.html

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1951 M-38 Jasper, Al **SOLD**

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UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $3100.

(07/03/2012)  It has some meaty bumpers.

“1951 m38 wills engine is a 4134 l head trans 3 speed t90. Trans case 2 speed dana 18. Front axle Dana 25. Rear axle Dana 44. Is running but needs oil lines. 4×4 works. New parts to go with the jeep”

 

 
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1952 M-38 Whittier, CA **SOLD**

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UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was on eBay.

This jeep is a former Forest Service vehicle that was never registered. It might make an interesting project.

“M38 1952 WILLYS MILITARY JEEP AS PICTURED NEVER REGISTERED AS RELEASED BY GSA FROM COLORADO STATE FOREST SERVICE. UGLY PAINT WHITE OVER RED, BUT HAS ALOT OF POTENTIAL, MISSING CARB, AIR CLEANER, REAR SEAT, TOP AND BOWS. HAVE THE HOOD AND THE TAIL GATE NOT PICTURED. ALSO HAVE GAS TANK, BODY IS IN GOOD CONDITION FRONT END IS FROM M38A1 FOR BETTER BRAKE SYSTEM, NEEDS CORRECT FRONT SPRINGS FRONT SEAT FRAMES INCLUDED.”

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1952 CDN Ford M-38 Lynchburg, VA **SOLD**

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**SOLD** Was priced at $14,999. This is a rare Ford-built Canadian M-38.

“1952 M-38 – 1/4 Ton Truck (Jeep)

This is an original military spec jeep not the Willys CJ
4 Cyl Ford Engine
Serial Number F100180
Very Good Condition
Less than 3000 miles
This Jeep was professionally restored about 10 years ago.
Since then it has always been garage kept.
Originally waterproof 24 Volt Ignition System
Original rare complete battery box with two new batteries
Well rebuilt engine with all correct engine components.
All original sheet metal, NOS fenders, sandblasted, epoxy-primed and painted, no rust what so ever
Comes with jerry can
Functional headlights, taillights, indicators.
Axe & shovel straps, Shovel is present.
Original steering wheel, plus an extra.
We have the original data plates but they are not installed, can get a new reproduction for $100.
Newer reproduction canvas upholstery, front & rear seats
Previously had Vinyl markings, which we would recommend be added back.
Good gas tank, top bow & top bow brackets
Nice floor – great condition

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