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Hunting Jeep Houston, TX **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, M-38A1, Unusual, Willys Trucks • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1000.

I love this funky jeep. Looks to have started life as a CJ-5 or M-38A1. Then, someone with a welder and torch got a hold of it. Just bring it back to life and keep as is. It’s a great conversation piece of nothing else.

“I have for sale a jeep that I have used at my hunting lease. It is a tough vehicle that is entirely metal. It has both high and low 4 wheel drive and a hoist on the back. It has some slop in the transmission that can be fixed with adjustment of the yoke in the three speed on the floor. It has a Ford Falcon engine. It has been sitting in my barn but it was running when I drove there. Tires are good and the fuel tank is a new tank that I have in the rear cargo area. I replaced the carburetor a few years back and runs fine. Will make a great jeep for a hunting lease or just to drive around a ranch. There is no title and I don’t know what year model or make it is! I am told that this is a form military jeep but I don’t know what era it is from.”

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1952 M-38A1 Sunnyvale, CA eBay

• CATEGORIES: Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, M-38A1 • TAGS: .

Seller has never washed it. Great old converted fire department jeep.

“Hi, up for auction is my 1952 M38A1 Willys. The Willys has seen a very colorful life, starting with its tour of duty during the Korean War era to its rebirth as a rim fire Willys Jeep, putting out rim fires along the Northern Sierras in the Tahoe National Forest. Bumps and bruises tell the story of the life of this non-stop built to do service, Willys. All of the Military accessories are still on the Willys and intact.

I’ve owned this Willys for several years and have had a blast driving the Willys on and off road, mostly off road. The Willys has never let me down. Fresh tuneup, fresh rebuilt carb, This Willys is turn key and ready to go. I’ve never washed it, the Willys has earned the dirt and grime that this workhorse wears! Below is a bit of history in regards to the legacy of the Willys M38A1….Enjoy!”

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1952 Model? Yelm, WA $6000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, M-38, M-38A1

Could be a good price based on the description. No pics provided.

“1952 Willys flat fender trail jeep
Buick 252 v-6 w/RV cam headers and 4bbl
TH350 AT w/shift kit
Transfer case is a model 20 case with 18 guts
Offset 44 rear w/ full floater kit disc brakes , lock rite and 5.38 gears
Front is a 25 disc brakes , lock rite and 5.38’s
Warren overdrive
8000 lbs warren winch
Full roll cage
Full and Bikini tops
Real 32 bolt bead locks w/ new 33/12.50/15 truxus radial swamper’s
Wotking heater ,horn , lighter
All lights and turn signals work

NOT looking for any trades unless it’s an old chat muscle car Chevelle , nova , Camaro or c10
Will only trade up will not trade down or for any 3rd gen camaro’s don’t like them”


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1953 M-38A1 & CJ-3/2A Body Norco, CA $2500


Seller erroneously describes the M-38A1 as an MB and the cj body as a 1942.

“1942 Willy’s jeep body flat fenders hood windshield seats fuel tank grille and frame. Have title and currently registered.
1953 mb runs and drives no paperwork.
Extra windshield 2 roll bars.
Package deal $2500 obo.”


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1953 M-38A1 Dillon, MT **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $5000.

The steering has been converted to a saginaw box. It’s mounted pretty high on the frame. A good picture from the front ought to give more info. Otherwise, it looks like a solid jeep.

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“Good complete jeep for restoration back to military (several hundred dollars of parts included) or just fun CJ-5 type driver. Clean title. The jeep starts, runs and stops. Five brand new American made military non-directional tires on reconditioned rims (2 combat, 2 regular jeep). The engine has good even compression (taken 7/2013). See photo of parts included at purchase price. Carburetor needs to be replaced or rebuilt. No significant rust in the tub – good solid steel tub. Engine: Hurricane134 F head with T-90 transmission. Jeep can be seen on weekends with apt. in Dillon, MT.
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1953 M-38AC? Harleysville, PA $18,000


This looks more like a standard M-38A1 with a rifle added. It’s missing the spare tire just off the cowl and the correct windshield. See a more original one here: http://www.m38a1.com/Models/models_106.htm

“1953 M38-A1C Willy’s Jeep w/106mm mounted recoilless rifle parade vehicle. Cannon has .50cal tracer mounted for fire adjustment also. Only 45k miles. Brand new custom made canvas seats NIB ready to install. Other extras included. Runs, drives, antique plates, clean title in hand.”




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2 M-38A1s Angels Camp, CA $6500


Seller lists one M-38A1 as a “1950”, but the earliest they were produced was 1952.

“1950 an 1952 m38 a1s jeeps for sale 6500 for both for more info please call me 209 six six 3 5056 jeep in front has about 2000 miles on all running gear an motor jeep an back has new motor never been started still all original”



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1952 M-38A1 Billings, MT $5500

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

This looks like a good price.

“For Sale 1952 Willys M38A-1 Jeep. Asking $5,500, but am willing to negotiate. ”


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CJ-2A, M-38A1, FJ Land Cruiser Medford, MN

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, M-38A1, Other 4x4s

The FJ might be the best deal of the bunch.

“1946 Willy’s Jeep (has title) Not sure if it will run. Was parked 6 years ago. $2000.00 or/Best Offer

1956 Military Jeep – will run – no title $600.00 or/Best Offer

1975 Toyota Land Cruiser – Rebuilt motor, Runs good, Rusty (no title) $1200.00 Or/Best Offer

Will Trade one or all for … Gas Pumps – Signs – Large Tool Boxes – 8 Ft. Metal Brake – Old Trucks – Old Cars – Rat Rods ….”


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1953 M-38A1 York, PA $7,495


Mark just listed this over at warjeeps.com.

“Great parade jeep. Mechanically sound. NEW; brakes, exhaust, gas tank and sender, upholstery, 4– 7.00 x 16 tires and tubes, seals, electric fuel pump, turn signals for street use, speedometer cable. Converted to 12 volts with battery mounted under the hood. CJ-5 Windshield with single electric wiper. Original data plate.”



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1952 M-38A1 Little Rock, AR Govt Auction


Tom spotted this M-38A1 for auction.

“Will start with a jump and prime. Serial number MD 19673 Engine number MD 82728. Has correct for model MD marked military engine. Has limited rust, good floorboards and tool box. Converted to 12 volt but still has correct starter, ignition switch, carburetor and light switch. Original front bumper included. Original wheels and seat frames.

Has tow Bar but not mounted on jeep Truck has had the decals removed, some impression may remain. It has minor dings, dents and scratches. Radios and special equipment have been removed some holes were drilled in dash and floor board ”



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1964 M-38A1/CJ-5 Redding, Ca **SOLD**


UPDATE **SOLD** Was $2200.

Bill spotted this one. It’s listed as an M-38A1, but has a CJ-5 body. Still might be a good price given it runs/drives/has PTO.

“1964 M38A1 Willys Jeep with smooth 4 cylinder Hurricane engine. 3-speed tranny with hi-lo range, locking hubs and PTO winch. Frame for soft top, 2 sets of cloth doors, extra roll bar, 31 x 10.5 x 15 tires (70%), and fender flares. Front seats only (torn), mild rust on right rear fender.”

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1954 M-38A1 American Falls, ID $2500


Still needs some work completed, but looks like a solid foundation.

“1954 Willys M38A1, purchased this with plans to finish, plans have unfortunately have changed. It’s an original body, amateur restoration. Have pictures of when it was being restored. It’s definitely come a long ways!

It still needs to be finished, mechanically it may need a starter, battery, an obvious carb clean. It has been converted to a 12v system with electronic fuel pump. Tires are good, minimal surface rust. Could be finished as it sits and used for what it is, or if desired stripped and brought back to original.”



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1955 M-38A1 Yakima, WA $6500

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

Looks like a good price. Includes an overdrive.

“For sale: 1955 M38A1 Jeep. I started on this jeep with plans for a full restoration but found a flat fender that has pulled my attention and resources away so this one needs to find a new home. The Jeep has been converted to 12v and comes equipped with new locking hubs and has a vintage warn overdrive installed. It and runs and drives well with many new parts already installed including;

-Front and rear seat canvas and cushions
-Canvas top
-Steering Wheel
-Wheel cylinders, master cylinder, and brake shoes
-Soft brake lines
-Rebuilt original fuel/vacuum pump
-Rebuilt original carburetor
-Outer wheel seals
-All pinion and output seals
-NDCC tires and tubes

This machine has it’s share of dings and dents and would make a great trail/parade vehicle as it sits but I’m also including two more parts jeeps and several crates of parts to help facilitate a complete restoration if desired. I’m hoping to get out of M series jeeps so buyer will get everything I have for one price. There are enough parts included to finish the jeep and probably have a really good table at the swap meet for the next couple of years. I’m looking to get $6500 or best offer for the whole package. I have a clear title for the jeep and it’s currently registered with a vintage plate in Washington State. ”


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1953 M-38A1 Meridian, ID **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD* Was $1000.

There could be value here.

“this jeep was going to be a hunting jeep. there is no motor the rest is there. included is an artic top and half doors. clean title in hand.
i will have to meet you to see the jeep call me to make arrangements. if you do not have a trailer or cant get one, i dont have one either. you will have to rent one. the uhaul 6×12 works g”

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1953 M-38A1 Lincoln, NE $5500


Looks solid.

“1953 M38A1, excellent condition, 20,000 miles,”


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1952 M-38A1 Kansas City, KS **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1800

“Everything added to this Titled jeep is able to be unbolted to return to original 68hp condition.
Most Mil Vees are Army surplus, but Air Force vehicles are very rare.

This is a nonrunning 53000 mile, Air Force M38A1 with $2600 Warn / Atlas Overdrive,
making 12 forward gears and 4 reverse gears
Novak adaptor kit allows install of Ford ranger 120hp engine.
Warn front hubs for no front end running parts, while in 2WD mode.
This jeep is really straight with a few small rust spots, easy to repair.
Needs an owner with more time to devote to such a good rare jeep.”

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1952 M-38A1 Tustin, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $10,000.

The one pic is promising.

“1952 Willys M38a1 Military Jeep, Bone stock, Condition, Canvas top, sides and doors, OD green paint. Calif title and reg. Nothing missing. F134 engine .. 24volt. Call for pics or info. ”


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1954 M-38A1 West Lawn, PA $2000


Needs some work. Contact the seller at losmaguires@gmail.com

“Hey guys I have to sell my 1954 Military M38A1
The M38A1 is in West Lawn PA.
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Not yet on Ebay.
The clutch is stuck, and it has not been on the road since 1991. The orignal data plates are on the dash, although they were painted over. The DOD date is Oct-54. It has 90% of the components and all of the major items. It was last inspected and driven on the roads of Pennsylvania in 1991. Although it does not currently run, the F-head engine does turn over and both the T-90 transmission and transfer case levers move. This jeep has a clear Pennsylvania title.  Continue reading

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1953 M-38A1 Grizzly Flats, CA $2000


Some value here.

“Military jeep has been sitting untouched for 8 years. I did get the engine to turn over 8 years ago. It has added Manual locking front hubs. The engine is stock. As is the pictures look, as they where taken last week. Sold as is. The tow bar, roll bar, rear seat and tow lights included if needed (as is). The tires still have air and the jeep is towable as it is. Tags expired 2012.

I am selling this because I do not have the time to restore another jeep, according to my wife.”


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1953 M-38A1 Tupelo, MS $1800



“1953 M38A1 Army Jeep. Has I.D. Plate. Cranks, runs, and drives.”


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2 M-38A1s Scarborough, ME $5500


One is more of a parts jeep, but both run.

“(2) M38A1 Military Jeeps. One is restorable and the other is for parts. Both run but neither has working brakes. Included in the sale is a complete master brake kit -9″, made for the M38A1 from Kaiser Willys Auto Supply which cost $494.99.The last photo is the boxes of brake parts.
The olive drab Jeep is very original with it’s 24 volt electrical system. Although painted over, you can still see the US Army markings on the hood. Floor pans NOT rusted through and the frame is in great shape.
The orange parts Jeep has been converted to 12 volts. It comes with a gas tank and the original orange hood.
Various other parts are included: Spare wheel, antenna mount, brand new steel tubing frame to hold a canvas top and it’s associated clips, etc.
Both Jeeps have brand new batteries.”



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Year? M-38A1 Shady Cove, OR **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was @ estate sale.

This one has a little bit of everything…more pics to come.

Furniture, antiques, collectibles, full size compressor, table saws, drafting tables, collectible bottles , lapidary supplies, rocks, willys jeep, Liberty Safe, Apple Computer, antique singer sewing machine. I am selling the Willys and Liberty Safe at anytime now until the sale. Everything else will be at the sale. This is a quality sale with treasures for everyone.

Address to be announced. Dates are 8/12, 8/13 and 8/14. More Pics to come
Another professional sale by 5 Daughters Estate Sales”


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1962 M-38A1 Caruthersville, MO $14,000

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1 • TAGS: , .

It arrived in a box in pretty rough shape. Looks like the seller did a lot of work.

“Jeep has had frame off restoration run great all original except electrical is 12 volt instead of 24 have plenty of pics from start to finish and parts list $14000 or may trade for something of equal value”



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1955 M-38A1 Tucson, AZ $9000


It has a CJ-5 body.

“1955 M38A1 with civilian body. I bought this and put a ton of time and money into it. And had fun time for something new. This had a frame off a few years back engine and trans rebuilt. All fluids changed. New tires, tubes, breaks, seats, top, paint, carb”