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M-38 Bow, Washington No Price

• CATEGORIES: M-38

The seller inherited this jeep, but appears not to know much about them.

“1944 Willys Jeep. Engine runs good. Tires are excellent. Brakes needs some work. I inherited this vehicle some time ago and just don’t have the storage or time to devote to it. I’m listing it without a price because I really don’t know where to start. I’m willing to consider all offers.”

http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/cto/875660896.html

 
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1951 M-38 California $11,500

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An ewillys reader named Paul is selling a 1951 M-38.  With only 8,700 original miles, it’s in excellent shape.  He’s asking $11,500.

“I have a 1951 willys M38 army Jeep for sale that only has 8,700 original miles.  It is in very good shape with no damage or rust to the body.  The paint is also very good.  The jeep has underwater equipment, though I don’ t know if it is complete, but it appears complete to me. It is completely stock except for an aftermarket new top and five off road military tires.  It also comes with extra parts.  I’m asking 11,500 or best offer.”

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1952 M-38 Graham, Wa **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4250.

With only 26,000 miles, this M-38 should have plenty of miles left. Except for the winch, it looks pretty stock to me.

” 26K original miles! Always stored inside. Runs!!! Electric wipers, aux. battery, warn winch, spare tire. Sadly must sell”

 
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1952 M-38 Gold Hill, Or **SOLD**

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UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $4200

There’s been a good deal of modifications to this M-38.

“52 willys flat fender, 350/th350/18, spooled D44 w/ dutchman axles, 5:38 gears, rancho spring lift, 33″ bias swampers, power steering, power brakes, on board air, alum radiator, MSD billet dist, 6al ign, approx 2200 miles since completed.”

 

 
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1952 M-38 Greeley, CO **SOLD**

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UPDATE: Was on eBay. **SOLD**

Except for the ‘racing’ scoop’, engine and tires, it looks pretty stock.

“A RARE 1952 M38 FLAT FENDER WILLYS JEEP.ENGINE HAS BEEN UPGRADED TO A 1956 F-HEAD 134 CU INCH 75 HP FRESHLY REBUILT. T-90 MANUEL 3 SPEED TRANSMISSION, T-18 TRANSFER CASE. HAS LOCK OUT HUBS. ALL MECHANICAL COMPONENTS IN EXCELLENT WORKING CONDITION. ELECTRICAL SYSTEM HAS BEEN UPGRADED TO 12 VOLTS.  INCLUDES ALTERNATOR, ELECTRIC WIPERS, LIGHTS WITH TURN TURN SIGNALS. ALL GAUGES IN WORKING ORDER.”

 
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1950 CJV-35U Stewartville, MN **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay..

“1950 WILLYS JEEP, VERY RARE NAVY AIRFORCE RADIO BEACH LANDING FORWARD COMMUNICATION UNIT ORIGINALY.  HAS LIFTING LOOPS FRONT AND REAR FOR HELICOPTER OR CRANE LIFTING. IT IS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION AND RUNS AND DRIVES VERY NICE.  STUDY THE PHOTO’S AND SEE FOR YOURSELF.  TIRES ARE GREAT, STEERS LIKE NEW, AND RUNS QUIET WITH NEW MUFFLER.  THE SEATS ARE GOOD, THE ENGINE HAS PLENTY OF POWER FOR OFF ROAD PLUS A GREAT PARADE UNIT AND JUST CRUISING AROUND TOWN OR ON THE HIGHWAY.”

 
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MB & M-38 Parts McCall, Idaho

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB), M-38, MB

Here's a few MB parts:

Front & Rear Differentials DANA 25
Transmission & Transfer Case T18 (military versions)
All for $100 (all good for parts only)

M-38:

Rare fording kit for M38 – Never installed –
$225 Call for details: (208) 741-9304 

http://boise.craigslist.org/pts/808629316.html 

 
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1952 m-38 Melba, Idaho $9000

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I don't see anything that shouldn't be there.  Looks in great shape.

"1952 Willys M38 Army Jeep. Korean War jeep, completely restored original. New motor, tranny, Koker tires, brakes, soft top with doors. New paint, looks and runs great. 50 miles on new motor. Call Dan at 989-6333."

http://boise.craigslist.org/cto/810706424.html 

 
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1952 M-38 Missoula, MT **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

“Must Sell 1952 flat fender Jeep. 231 v6 auto. comes with 4 33-14.00-15 super swampers on wheels.. also have soft top and mech. jeep winch. offers and trades considered..”

 
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Mitch rolls his CJ-3A on ‘flat’ ground

• CATEGORIES: M-38, News

To make me feel better about cutting my brake line, Mitch sent me this series of images of him rolling his jeep last year at Rimrock (Washington State) on 'flat' ground. It kind of looks like Mitch's jeep rolled over and played dead to get out of the mud.  Another way to look at it is that, if you are going to roll over, smarter to do it on flat ground rather than on a steep hill …. but right in front of a no parking sign? (see last pic)

Here's Mitch's take on it:

"Here's the series of pics…..That mud was real thick….In the process of rocking it back and forth I was making good progress of getting out….When the front end finally pulled the rear out of the hole, it immediately slid to the left and dropped the left front tire off the little ledge you can barely see in the pics. I had enough momentum and it was enough of a drop that the jeep just slowly flopped on the left side. No damage at all. The cage and tires were the only things that touched ground."

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1950 M-38 Seabeck, Wa $2450.

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This jeep's been for sale for a while.  I believe the price of $2,450 is lower than previous listings.

" 1950 Willys Jeep M-38, Lots of work done. Needs some work,new parts Too much too list. Have reciepts.
Have top bows & Rear seat. 4+4 means off road. Yes, it needs work. But for some who can truly appricate a 1950's Jeep. No it doesn't do 60 mps on the Highway. But is meant for off road use. It takes the right person.
This Jeep run's. Great Winter project. Fun 4+4 Projct. $2,4500. O.B.O. Call Bob for more info. (360)830-9211 will not reply back"

http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/car/723637708.html 

 
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1952 M-38 San Diego, CA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

This seller has plenty to say about this jeep.  The seller states “Value with basic OD paint and canvas for the top and seats and some basic parts ($2000 invested). —$6000 – $8000 on ebay.”  This may be true, but it underestimates the amount of work necessary.  That said, it sounds like there is a good deal of original m38 here.

“Here it is: 1952 Willys M38 (not M38A1) All original data plates intact – The Good: Original Motor 4cyl, flathead Go Devil, No modifications to the frame – body – running gear or anything, Had 95% of the stock trinkets – ie: blackout lights etc., Still set up as a 24V system, Never painted other than the yellow over OD green, Body is 95% sound ( I removed most of the paint to verify this)…”

 
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Builds — Craig Ellis’ M-38

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Features, M-38

I don’t know whether Craig is finished with his jeep or not, but he certainly had some terrible rot to deal with.  I’ve linked to the ‘Golden Triangle Jeep Club’s’ bulletin board for this Build story.  Below is the pic of Craig’s M-38 body:

you could draw a line down the middle of the body and replace all of the driver’s side floor to be safe. i’m gonna avoid catalog bought floor panels and construct my own from 16 gauge sheetmetal along with new crossmembers. i got a pair of Wagoneer Dana 44s last weekend and am working on the suspension, which will be stock waggy leafs in the front and YJ leaves out back. I picked up a Chevy 4.3 V6 to use and can’t decide on which tranny to go with, but i’m thinking SM465 b/c Novak offers a really short adapter to the Dana 18 case….”

View all the rest of Craig’s pics and related comments (10 pages) as he works through various issues.

 
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Builds – 1951 m38 Glendale, Az on Ebay — The Rhino Hunter

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

This build is for sale on eBay.  There are plenty of pics.  Note the m606 in the background of one of the ebay pics.

“This is a really unique combination of old and new and we’ve had a ton of fun in it. This rig started it’s life as a military M38 until the previous owner started modifying it as a back country rock crawler. When we got it, it had wasn’t much to look at, was missing a windshield but ran and drove so well we had to have it. It is heavily modified to be a safe, comfortable, go anywhere ride. We call it The Rhino Hunter as it has effortlessly shamed a few ORVs in the mud and rocks…”