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1952 M-38 Ennis, MT **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1750

It’s stock, but has a cracked block.

“1952 jeep …have title in hand….engine does not run cracked block.any”

 

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1951 M-38 & Trailer Weatherford, TX **SOLD**

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

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

Nice looking jeep.

“Restored 1951 M38 Willy’s Army Jeep – Ser. No. 24,675 MFG 9-51
The M38 only had a two year production run, during which time only 62,329 were built (compared with the nearly 650 thousand MB’s and GPW’s built during WWII). It has several unique characteristics with the WWII jeep. First with 24 volt electrical system,one piece windshield, tires sized 7×16 instead of the 6×16, and last and best of flat fender jeeps, last of the flat head 4 cylinder engines, and first jeep with true fording capabilities (sealed sparkplugs and distributer) when equipped with a snorkel and tail pipe extension and of course the removable tailgate.
Though restored, this has been changed to a 12 volt system and does not have the sealed(waterproof)plugs. So here is an M38 that no only looks good, but is road ready.
The trailer is restored and used in the Memorial Day Parade. SOLD AS A PAIR ONLY
Located in Weatherford, Texas”

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1952 M-38 Macon, GA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $9500

This looks good.

“i have owned this jeep for the past 16 yrs. but it’s time to let it go. jeep has 50 cal machine gun winter top windshield cover pioneer kit. also included is a 14′ trailer that i had made to transport the jeep.”

 

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Flatfender Goldendale, WA eBay

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The engine was installed, but hasn’t been started.

” This is my pride and joy for the past couple of years and now am ready to let someone else finish and enjoy. Its a older replacement m38 md Juan tub on a 1962 jeep cj frame and springs. The tub is in good shape with absolutely no rust. It is bare metal throughout and needs paint and possibly some body work depending on what you want to end up. There is a large dent in the cowl but I have a tub with a good section for this repair. The windshield frame is rust free but the tube arms have been removed and flat steel welded in. Its functional but not stock. I have a new windshield gasket and locking strip but no glass. It has newer lift springs with new shackles and bushings. There are fabricated u bolt skid plates installed. The frame has been blasted and powder coated an orange color/light red. It has also been strapped top and bottom and on the sides. This is as bullet proof as a stock frame gets. I installed a rear tank with a new fill hose. It has a disc brake dana 30 front end out of an 1983 jeep cj5. The rear is a 19 spline dana 44 that has had all new bearings and seals. The tires are 33×12.50×15 that are roughly half and the wheels are brand new 15×8 black cragars. The transmission is a t90 and the transfer case is a dana 18 twin stick both of which I rebuilt myself. The seats are out of a newer honda and in decent shape with minor wear on the back. I installed hanging pedals and a tilt column as well. I had the column totally gone through so no slop and it operates like it should. The master cylinder, clutch master and the clutch slave are all brand new. The front calipers and pads are new. It has all new brake lines run and functioning. The engine is a 140 3.0 mercruiser that has been totally rebuilt and never fired. I added power steering and a hei distributor. The carburetor is brand new as well. I have a receipt from the shop that tore the engine down and inspected everything before I installed it.”

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

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE **SOLD**  Was $500.

This jeep includes an overdrive.  It’s a great price if true.

“We have a 1952 M38 Jeep with a Warn Overdrive. My husband believes it can be restored to it’s original condition, but it is going to need a lot of time & patience.”

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

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was listed at $18,000.

This includes the Fording system.

“Original condition, Fording system, Tow Bar, Military Radio, M-1 rifle rack, overdrive. 98% original. More pics.”

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1952 M-38 Conway, AR **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7000.

This looks in good shape.

“1952 M38. Runs good, lots of new parts. $7000 obo or trade for 69 or older car or motorcycle NO JAP BIKES!!! ”

 

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1951 M-38 Modesto, CA **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: Was on eBay. **Status Unknown**

It runs, but needs paint and brakes fixed.

“1951 Willys Jeep M38 Recently been used for hunting. 4 cylinder engine, 3 speed manual transmission. Tires are in good shape with full spare. New battery. Vehicle runs good. No rust, Body just needs paint. Vehicle has current registration and clean title. I do not have top or side doors for it. Brake system needs to be bleed, brake pedal goes down sometimes but comes right back after I pump the pedal ? Vehicle is complete and driveable. More pic’s available per request.”

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1951 M-38 Romoland, CA **SOLD**

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UPDATE:  Was $3900. **SOLD**

(11/29/2012) This looks like a solid rig for the price. It is also listed at sellajeep.com

“289 ford v8, T-19 transmission, power steering w/cooler,dual batteries both new,warn winch,20 gallon fuel tank,dana 30 front axle, dana 44 rear axle w/detroit locker, new cb radio,33″ micky thompsons w/same for spare, all wiring and electrical system new, front brakes and lines new,new front seats, runs great just needs paint $4,800 over 8,000 invested”

 
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Year? M-38 Branford, CT **Status Unknown**

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**Status Unknown** Was listed at $9900.

“Willys M38 Military Jeep from M-Series Jeep category. Ready for fun and recently painted and gone over. Near Branford or Old Saybrook area. Asking $9900.”

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1951 M-38 Charles County, MD **Status Unknown**

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

“The jeep has been a project for me and ive never really finished it. it is complete and running. the engine burns oil however.
2 months ago i had the original radiator recored and bought 4 new correct tires. the only unoriginal part on the jeep is the right fender which is a replacement. i have an original fender if wanted. i can provide pictures on request by email. the tub is original and in great shape. Clean Md title.”

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1952 M-38 Shasta County, Ca eBay

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UPDATE: Now on eBay

(05/24/2012) The pictures suggest it is a bit rough.

“Here’s a 1952 Flat fender M38 Willys, It’s an original, been used on a ranch to service spinklers and run all over the place, it’s never been restored or anything like that, it runs good –the transfer case has a issue and I picked up another one for it and started to change it out and hurt my back doing something else and now I can not work on something like this for a while. We are now moving and I can take it with us or sell it. I have all the paper work and the “pink slip”.

E-mail your contact information, put “Willy” in the subject line and include a telephone # so I know your not a spammer. Thanks”

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1951 M-38 Paradise, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1800

(11/28/2012) This includes two engines.  It’s a project.

“This Jeep is all apart, body is just setting on frame, frame and diffs have been cleaned up and gone through, has new brake lines that need to be put on, all tires in great shape, body needs some repair work but it’s not bad, has two engines both are F head engines, the one from the Jeep is 85% redone but should be checked from setting, the other engine is complete but is for parts. Please e-mail or call with any questions”

 
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USS Alabama Memorial Park Mobile, AL

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UPDATE:  Bob notes the jeep is the museum next to the ship and not inside the ship.

Bob took time during his visit to Alabama to visit the USS Alabama Memorial Park in Mobile, Alabama.  It turns out there’s a jeep in the museum next to this old fighter.  If you have time, you might want to check out this unique opportunity to explore a battleship.

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1952 M-38 PIttsboro, NC eBay

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This looks like a good restoration candidate.

“LOOK CLOSE AT THE PICTURES..MUST BE PICKED UP OR MAKE ARRANGEMENTS FOR A SHIPPING COMPANY TO COME GET IT ..
I WILL MAKE IT A POINT TO HELP THEM OUT LOADING…LOCATED NEAR 27502 IN NC…
TITLE I HAVE IS A CLEAR NC TITLE ..TITLE NUMBERS MATCH DATA PLATE ON DASH …
GENTLEMAN I BOUGHT IT FROM SAID HE DID NOT TOUCH THE ENGINE NOR DID I….
RUNS STOPS FINE SHIFTS GREAT DOESNT POP OUT OF 2ND,,ALL LITES WORK..
SERIAL NUMBER ON DATA TAG & TITLE ARE 66401 THIS IS A 1952 MODEL
ENGINE NUMBER ON BOSS IS STATED MC 76984..APPEARS TO BE NO TOUCHED OR REBUILT
DOES NOT SMOKE RUNS LIKE A TOP..I ALSO HAVE AN ORIGINAL M38 HOOD THAT WILL GO WITH THIS ..MORE PICTURES ON REQUEST
CARRYS 50 PLUS OIL PRESSURE..THIS IS A 12 VOLT SYSTEM..BRING CASH !!”

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1950 M-38 Orange Park, FL **SOLD**

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UPDATE: Was $3995. **SOLD**

The steps look like they are longer than they should be.

“Jeep runs and drives but needs work to be streetable, was used for off road only. Solid body, has great potential for restoration. Presumed to be an amphibian at one point but has been changed over from a 24 volt to 12 volt system. Jeep has a clear title. Per previous owner…Willys VIN #’s were traced to San Diego being owned by an military officer and use in the Korean war. For more information please see contact information below.”

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1952 M-38 Irma, WI $11,900

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  Still Available

(09/24/2012) This has some minor upgrades and a few other changes.

“Rare find. Restoration just finished. Absolutely no rust through repair anywhere with one exception. Stainless steel plate welded into floor pan under where original gas tank trapped moisture / minor pin hole corrosion. Engine disassembled, tolerances checked, valves ground. New water pump, starter, generator, gages, fuel pump, gas tank. Converted to 12V. New axel seals, front and rear. All components of steering system rebuilt including gear box. Seats restored with original material and stainless steel hardware. New exhaust system. Completely revised and upgraded brake system. 11″ self adjusting drums, rear. 1/2 ton chevrolet truck front disk brakes with heavy duty rotors and adjustable proportioning valve. Modern duel reservoir master cylinder.”

http://wausau.craigslist.org/cto/3525525446.html

 
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1952 M-38 Terry, MS **SOLD**

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UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was on eBay

“What you are looking at is an original 1952 Willys M38 (MC) military Jeep. This Jeep was used during the Korean war era. It was a Barn Find! I found this Jeep in a country barn back in the woods of Florence, MS. I am the second owner of this Jeep. The Jeep has been motor-pool restored and is in near perfect condition. It is all original with original 24 volt system. Correct lighting including blackout. I installed a left hand tail light on the right side to make it easier for other drivers to see for safer driving. Drives great. No bondo. All metal. Original bows and all. Fuel gauge is not operational and needs windshield wiper blades. Four wheel drive works as it should! It could use new tires. NDCC military non-directional tires can be bought from generation jeep’s web site for $80 a tire and the spare on the Jeep is ok. It currently has coop grip spurs on the original Willys rims. Clear title. It is a hop in and go original piece of U.S. history. All you see on the Jeep goes with the Jeep. I will repair anything that may need replacing for a 6 month period as long as the Jeep and the parts to make the repair are both brought to me to do so.”

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1950 M-38 Woods Cross, UT eBay

• CATEGORIES: M-38

No pics provided on eBay.

“THE FRAME AND ENGINE HAVE BEEN REBUILT. THE ENGINE HAS NEW VALVES, RINGS AND BEARINGS. THE FRAME HAS BEEN COMPLETELY REBUILT. IT HAS BEEN SANDBLASTED, THEN PRIMED AND PAINTED WITH RUST RESISTANT PAINT. IT HAS BEEN REIFORCED BY REWELDING ALL OF THE WELD POINTS. IT HAS ALL NEW BRAKES, MASTER CYLINDER, WHEEL CYLINDERS, BRAKE LINES. THE WHEEL BEARINGS HAVE BEEN REPLACED AND NEW OIL SEALS. THE STEERING BOX HAS BEEN REBUILT WITH REBUILT LINKAGE. THE TIE RODS, ARMS AND LINKAGE ARE ALL NEW. THE CLUTCH PALTE AND CLUTCH ARE IN GREAT CONDITION. CALL COREY @ 801-638-2447”

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1951 M-38 Wyalusing, PA eBay

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UPDATE:  This is back on eBay

(12/20/2012) It’s rough.

“1951 Willys M-38. Runs, drives. Holds antifreeze, 40# oil pressure. Has no brakes.
Body is very repairable, Exterior and floors have some rust through. NOT terminal by any means!
I’m not sure the motor is original military, but it is an L-134. There is no S.N. on the front of the motor.
Mileage is unkown, gauges are broken
I think the hood and grill are civilian. I have an M38 grill that will go with the Jeep.
The top is a military aluminum ” Arctic Top”.
Frame and running gear are military.
Clean Pennsylvania title in my name.
Jeep must be picked up or you arrange shipping.”

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1951 M-38 Ocean Shores, WA $3500

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UPDATE:  Price dropped to $3500.

(09/15/2012) This looks like a solid jeep for the price.  It appears to have a Bobcat hood.

“great toy call 425 466 9886 for details”

http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/cto/3510037929.html

 
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1952 M-38 Red Feather Lakes, CO $5400

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This looks pretty good for the price.

“This is a 1952 M38 Willys (Korean war) Jeep. It has a 4cyl willys motor that runs just fine. It does need the canvas top and rear seat, and needs the origional steering wheel. The pictures show the vehicle quite well. This vehicle has some good history behind it. I will include the shop and parts manuals, both in hard copy. I will also include some Korean War field equipment (see photo). Bumper markings are (2nd Infantry Division that was in Korea in 1952. Please no tire kickers, or offering to trade. I am not in a hurry to sell and would like to sell it to someone who will complete the restoration with pride. It is a great jeep for parades and special events.”

http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/3507639510.html

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1952 M-38 Hermosa Beach, CA eBay

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UPDATE:  This is back on eBay

(11/10/2012) This looks real nice.

“Up for auction is my 1952 unrestored, all original, M38 Willys Army Jeep. Yes, unrestored, all 100% original rare barn find. I have had this M38 for about 1 1/2 years now. This M38 was hidden under tarps and a carport for years! I can not tell you the history of the last 60 years other than what I have done to it to get her running! There are rebuild/service tags still on the M38 from the late 50s and early 60s! So with that being said, here are the thing I had to do to make sure she was 100% road worthy!

New water pump; (2) New batteries; Radiator checked, pressure tested and new filler neck; gas tank- brand new NOS original I had; brakes- all new shoes, lines, wheel cylinders, hoses, fittings, master cylinder; exhaust- after market new pipes and muffler (it needed a muffler more than anything, but I still have the original exhaust which will be included with the M38); transmission- all new fluid, pressure plate and clutch, gaskets; transfer case- inspected, looks great; both axles- new seals, gaskets, fluid, both in great condition; new knuckle front seals; all new 24v bulbs; one new drivers side headlight; tires- are original (4) Cooper Cross Country military tires (50% tread left still); spare tire- Denman original (New, never seen pavement or dirt); I’m sure I’m leaving something out, but please ask me.

Now, about the motor! After 2 months of working on the above mentioned list, I started the M38 up. It ran good, but not great. Because of the motor sitting so long, it has valve lash. I pulled the motor, went to get a valve job, but instead decided to rebuild the entire motor. So, the motor is entirely rebuilt with brand new everything!! Only 225+/_ miles on the motor since Feb., 2012! It was professionally done and have ALL receipts! Everything on the motor itself has been cleaned, repainted. Carb- rebuilt, new gaskets and cleaned. Distributor- new cap, points”

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1951 M-38 Henry County, KY $4000

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This has all the markings of a M-38, except for the missing battery box.  Maybe it was filled?

“RUNS NEW MOTOR 4 WHEEL DRIVE GOOD GREAT TOY CALL ME IF INTERESTED SERIOUS CALLS ONLY PLEASE !! 643-1237 ,ROBERT THANK YOU.”

http://louisville.craigslist.org/cto/3490144351.html

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

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UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $6000.

It could use a bath for starters, but looks solid.

“I have a 1952 M38 flat fender jeep. It’s been rebuilt, repainted, it has new seats in the front, has 31×10.50 tires, motor runs good, tranny is original, motor is a 200 straight 6. Transfer case is original. It has power steering, a manual choke carb, it’s been bed lined inside, seatbelts, has full rollbar.”

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