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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

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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

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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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1951 M-38 Tyler, TX **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $12,000

“Fully Restored M38 1951 military Willys jeep. All original with 24 Volt and 60 h.p. flat head 4 cyl engine. Complete with canvas top. This is a Korean War jeep, the last flat fender jeep for the military. Served in Army up to the Vietnam war. Everything works on this jeep and there is no rust or corrosion. Clear Texas title and licensed in Texas as Former Military Vehicle (antique license). Parade or Car show ready”

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1952 M-38 Alexandria, VA $9000

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This is missing a few details, but looks solid.

“M38 Willy’s Jeep. Original condition and motor with 24V system. Has fording kit minus the snorkel and extended exhaust. Runs good, has the civilian Willy’s fuel pump, but I do have a military version that needs to be rebuilt. I have a Beachwood canvas top and original doors and side curtains. No low ball offers, tire kicker or trades. You can reach me at seven 0 three, 34two, two919”

http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/cto/3474395986.html

 
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1952 M-38 Dunn, NC $7200

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Not perfect, but looks solid.

“(FIRST) Don’t email- this is posted for my grandfather, i don’t know anything about it
(SECOND) Don’t text, his number is a home phone
(THIRD) NO TRADES, he doesn’t need anything

1952 Wiilis Jeep
40k miles (original)
has 4wd
also have a newly made top for it (not pictured) i forgot when i took pictures

this thing looks and runs perfect

any other questions call
may take alittle less, CASH TALKS

Harvey Allen
910-897-6368”

http://raleigh.craigslist.org/pts/3444289993.html

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1951 M-38 Williston, SC **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

This looks like it would polish up very nice.

“1951 Military Jeep – very close to origional; 24 volt system; runs great; new fuel tank; tagged for SC highway use; SC title in hand.”

 
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1952 M-38 Terry, MS **SOLD**

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UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $13,500

“What you are looking at is an original 1952 Willys M38 military Jeep. The Jeep has been redone and is in near perfect condition. It is all original with original 24 volt system. No bondo. All metal. Original bows and all. It could use new tires, but they are fine as is. It currently had coop grip spurs on the original Willys rims. Clear title. It is a hop in and go original piece of U.S. history. I am asking 13,500 OBO.

New canvas top
All fresh oils
New front suspension
New rear seat
New paint
New axe
New shovel
New axe and shovel straps
New stencils
New transfer case seal
All new brakes
New glass
New windshield seal
New seat cushions
Rebuilt distributor
New electrical wiring
New clutch
Fresh bed lined floors for long lasting
New battery’s”

 
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1951 M-38 Charles County, MD $4500

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No pics provided.

“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.”

http://smd.craigslist.org/cto/3456758307.html

 
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1951 M-38 Mechanicsburg, PA $19,000

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I just like the name of the town. According to Wikipedia, the town was “named for a settlement of mechanics who made and repaired Conestoga wagons in the early 19th century, Mechanicsburg’s continued growth was also attributed to the Cumberland Valley Railroad (CVRR).”

“1951 WILLYS (not Ford) M-38 Military Jeep, 5000 miles, perfect factory condition, never restored. New tires and batteries (2), misc. extras. $19,000.00 CASH or local confirmed check. If interested, see pictures below and call 717-697-9637 for any additional information.”

http://harrisburg.craigslist.org/cto/3451860730.html

 
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Year? M-38/CJ-2A Olympia, WA $1250

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Runs and drives.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyNZL55BkJ4&feature=youtube_gdata_player

1942 Willys cj2a for sale, runs and drives. None of the lights work and needs tabs of course. front fenders are bondo’ed and cracked, but the actual tub is in awesome condition, only minor surface rust-stock 4cyl engine , switched over to newer 12v electronics. 4wd,2wd high and low range all work great

$1250 or trade for running driving Chevy ,GMC,Jeep or International pickup.. Text or email

360-628-245 7

Only selling because I want a pickup project instead. Thanks for looking!”

http://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/cto/3453731371.html

 
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1951 M-38 Toledo, OR $25,500

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Looks nice. Should the steering wheel be green?

“A “MUST HAVE” for collectors!
Awesome tub off, ground up restoration in 2006. Original delivery date 12/1/1951.
Includes:
24 volt charger
Jumper plug
Snorkel kit (NOS)
Gun scabbard on dash
Winter top
Blackout lights

This vehicle was used in the Korean conflict as evidenced by 5 bullet holes under the driver’s seat!

Additional photos will be emailed upon request.
Serious inquiries ONLY will receive a response.
EMAILS WITHOUT A TELEPHONE NUMBER WILL NOT RECEIVE A RESPONSE DUE TO THE AMOUNT OF SPAM EMAILS RECEIVED THROUGH CRAIGSLIST.”

http://toledo.craigslist.org/cto/3452645578.html

 
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1952 M-38 Plympton, MA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

“Good body, all new brakes.Original equipment, 24 volts. Runs great. Titled. Free delivery within 100 miles of Plymouth, MA, otherwise buyer responsible for pick-up or shipping.”

 
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1951 M-38 Fort Wayne, IN $3500

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This looks like a nice foundation.

“This is a restored running Chassis for a 1951 M38 Jeep, It could be used for a CJ3A also. It has all the correct engine numbers, transmission, axles and frame for the M38. The engine has been rebuilt and runs great. It idles smooth and quiet with 50 lbs. oil pressure. You can see and hear it run before you buy it. It has to many new parts to list in this ad, Steering, Suspension, Chassis, Brake Parts, Exhaust System, Etc. Nearly every part on this chassis has been blasted to bare metal and painted. It has a clear Indiana title listed as a 1951 Willeys Jeep with the correct year ID #. You could not build this chassis yourself for anywhere near this kind of money! This chassis comes with a lot of misc new and used Jeep parts. $3500.00 OBO. Call 260 432-1663 or cells 260 438-1724 or 260 348-6240.”

http://fortwayne.craigslist.org/pts/3420193415.html

 
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1951 M-38 Chesapeake, VA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $600

“Up for your consideration is a 1951 Willys M38 Army Jeep (date of delivery Aug-1951) that would make a great project or starter Jeep. Has an original M38 motor 4 cyl in it that starts and runs. Drives and goes in and out of 4×4 and through all the gears. She’s going to need a lot of TLC as she was neglected in the past. Floor pans are shot as is most of the body, but I’ve seen guys restore something a thousand times worse. Brake lines are mia, but I’ve pulled all the hubs and the wheel cylinders, pads and such look useable. Has a working set of Dualmatic locking hubs on the front. I have a clear VA title in my name (Not registered or tagged). Not wanting to part it out as of yet, but depending on replies, it’s always a possibility. Delivery available for free (withing 50 miles) or we can negotiate a price for further; cash up front. Asking $600 cash obo.”

 

 
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1951 M-38 Crestline, CA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

The seller has some thorough pictures of this jeep.

“Up for auction is a 1951 unrestored, all original, M38 Willys Army Jeep. I have had this M38 for about 9 years. I bought it from a collector in Southern California. Since I got the Jeep it has been stored in my garage. Initially I drove it around town and it ran great. Then I decided to repaint it and let it sit too long without driving it and the leather parts in the carburetor dried out so it would only idle. Then I decided to replace the fuel tank and never had time to finish the project. I am self-employed so free time is hard to find.
This is a nice Jeep but it would benefit from a full restoration. There is some rust at the Hat Channels below the Jeep. That is all I could ever find. It does look like the driver side and passenger side floors were replaced. They are not rusted but they don’t look original to me. I did repalce the front brake cylinders, brake shoes and the Master Cylinder. The tires and tubes were purchsed new about 3 1/2 years ago. They have never been driven on. The Jeep has been stored on jack stands so the Jeep hasn’t been sitting on them either, except for when I took these pictures. I bought new seats years ago but never installed them. it has a full soft top and all of the rods and supports. I think there was a tear in the top along one of the sides. It has the soft doors as well.

The fuel tank is new, as is the sending unit, fuel cap, fuel filler neck and any other fuel tank related parts. The front hubs were rebuilt. I also have an antenna bracket and antenna set which was never installed. The Jeep is 12 volt. I also have all of the available DOD manuals, as well as a few other after market manual and the Military Jeep Restoration DVD video set.”