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1959 CJ-5/M-38A1 Buena, New Jersey $1300

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, M-38A1

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“Hello I have a 1959 cj5 willys jeep for sale. This is a project car and does not run but would be great for someone with any mechanical skill. It comes with all the parts to make it run again and extras. It also comes with a spare hood. This is incomplete and does not have an interior and signs of age are apparent on the sides and floorboards. So if you have some time and bondo you could make a wonderful jeep. Call or text me anytime at 8563273712. You can also email this posting if preferred. All trades considered. Throw me an offer and il gladly reply. My name is Jason.”

http://southjersey.craigslist.org/cto/4314348538.html

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1963 M-38A1 Adams Run, SC Best Offer

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1

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“I bought this jeep as a project, little did I know it would take more time and money than I could put into it. It was converted to 12v by the previous owner. I have already removed the tub and old wiring. The engine is not seized but will need to be overhauled. Frame and tub need rust work. Willing to sell parts or as a whole. email for more info/pictures.”

http://charleston.craigslist.org/cto/4312848414.html

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Extended M-38A1s – the Hamilton Mod?

• CATEGORIES: Features, M-38A1 • TAGS: .

Yesterday I re-posted the extended M-38A1 in Hamilton, MT, for sale. A reader named J commented that he had a similar one: same year with the same rear extension using rounded rivets. A third reader, back in 2012, mentioned he had one also (I’ve emailed him for more info). So, the call goes out . . . has anyone seen other, similar M-38A1s with a similar extension? Here’s a review of vehicles with mid section extensions (http://www.ewillys.com/tag/stretched/) and rear extensions (http://www.ewillys.com/tag/extended/)

J has examined his M-38A1 (named Porkchop) closely. He notes no place where the frame appears to have been joined. To him it looks more ‘production’ than ‘motor pool’.  He also hasn’t yet found a VIN attached to it. However, like the M-38A1 from Hamilton, it has a hinged grille, suggesting it’s a pretty early model. One difference between the two is that Porkchop has a mid-section extension as well, similar looking to a CJ-6.

Why are we calling it the ‘Hamilton Mod’? J and I had a little confusion between us when we exchanged emails. But, I kind of like the name. So, until we know more, that’s the new name.

Here’s J’s Porkchop (see more pics and info here at J’s website):

1953-m38a1-extended-hamilton-modFor comparison, here’s the jeep for sale in Hamilton, MT. Identical, no. But, still worth exploring. I’ve emailed the seller to learn some more history.

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1954 M-38A1 Olathe, CO $2100

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It doesn’t run at the moment, but seller hopes to have it running soon. Looks like it has some character to me.

“1954 Willy’s Jeep. Last driven in 1999. I believe it needs a 2nd gear synchro, because it liked to pop out of 2nd gear. I hope to have it running again in a couple of weeks. ( I have to get the carb back on.) Has some broken glass, the seats are rough, but it has very little rust. The hydraulic plow worked well. US Army #20987240. Please call or text me at 970-2o9-2298″

http://westslope.craigslist.org/cto/4304417877.html

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CJ-2A, M-38A1 & CJ-5 Alexander City, AL No Prices

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ5, M-38A1

UPDATE: Still Available

(12/05/2013) There’s not pic of the M-38A1.

“Partial listing on cars and trucks we are selling.
(1) 1948 Dodge half ton swb pickup
(1) 1949 RARE swb Dodge Panel truck.
(1) 1950 Dodge swb stepside truck.
(1) Low mileage 1953 Ford 1.5 ton stake body farm truck.
(1) Low mileage 1946 Chevrolet 1.5 ton cab and chassis.
(1) 1958 Ford half ton swb fleetside pickup, all original, V8/3-speed.
(1) 1958 Ford half ton swb stepside custom cab (curved rear window) with 351C engine
(1) 1958 Chevrolet Apache half ton stepside pickup
(1) 1958 Ford F-5 short box dump truck.
(1) 1950 Studebaker flareside swb pickup–56k miles.
(1) 1964 Studebaker flareside swb pickup–rare variation with factory installed high performance Hawk 289 V8.
(2) 1963 Chevrolet half ton long wheelbase stepside pickups.
(1) 1961 Chevrolet C30 ONE TON PANEL TRUCK. USAF truck. OHV six with granny four speed.
(1) 1952 M38-A1 US Army Jeep. Mechanically restored. New gas tank and top bows.
(1) 1957 Jeep Civilian Model (with tailgate). 8,000 actual miles.
(1) 1975 Jeep CJ5. 6-cylinder 3 speed/4X4. 41,000 miles.
(1) 1977 PLYMOUTH TRAILDUSTER CONVERTIBLE 4X4
Prices range from $2000 to $3500. I will listen to reasonable offers, but please don’t insult me.
Faelan Wilson (256) 392-3989″

http://montgomery.craigslist.org/cto/4309102582.html

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Year? M-38A1 Pico, CA $1300

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This includes a Warn Overdrive. It might be worth a look for parts.

“I have a 1950′s era Jeep m38a1.
It was sold to me as a 1965 CJ5 but I had a few jeep experts tell me that it was in fact a military M38A1 from the 50′s.

It has:
3.8l Buick V6 engine
Borg Warner t98 trans
Dana 18 transfer case with Warn overdrive.
Gears are really high ratio… 5:33′s I think in Dana 44 rear and Dana 25 front.
New wiring harness is 60% installed
Saginaw power steering box

This Jeep needs some love. Sadly I don’t have the time or skill level to do it justice. I’ve never been able to put it on the road

The bad,..
Needs a fuel cell
Trans and transfer case need to be sealed up,Won’t hold oil.
It’s been sitting for a few years, it ran when I parked it.

Asking $1300 for the whole thing. Bill of sale only. No title. All reasonable offers will be considered.”

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/cto/4305569275.html

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Mike’s Electric 1953 M-38A1

• CATEGORIES: Features, M-38A1, Unusual • TAGS: .

Robin discovered this cool jeep: an electric 1953 M-38A1.

Robin writes, “The owner, Mike Sudik, is an electrician and president of Big Sky Solar Wind out of Missoula, MT. Mike removed the engine several years ago (now owned by Robin) and replaced it with a DC electric motor. The top speed has been 45 mph and goes about 60-90 miles on a charge.  The “top” is actually a solar panel used to charge the 12V system for his PA and stereo.

He has detailed his adventure at: http://www.bigskysolar-wind.blogspot.com/. On his website are pictures showing how he accomplished the task. He had the Jeep listed as a CJ-3A but he now knows that it is an M-38A1. In fact, he probably got way more info (from me) than he ever expected. :)  He is a really great guy and I thought your readers might like to see what he has done. I have some pictures here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/alturusphoto/sets/72157640164517713/

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1953 M-38A1 Meridian, ID $1000

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1

There’s some value here. Needs a variety of parts though.

“WILLY’S M38A1..1953 ..NO ENGINE,TRANS OR TRANSFER CASE. I HAVE IDAHO TITLE IN MY NAME..MOSTLY COMPLETE.DASH NOT CUT UP..ORIGINAL WINDSHIELD WITH ELECTRIC WIPERS. ORIGINAL RIMS WITH SPARE AND 5 GALLON CAN MOUNTED. HAS 3 SEAT FRAMES ONLY WIYETH GOOD GAS TANK AND CAP.HAS BUMPERETTES AND A PINTLE HOOK IN REAR..FRONT BUMPER IS STRAIGHT AND GRILL IS GOOD.HAVE X MEMBER FOR TRANS AND HEADLIGHT BUCKETS ALSO 5;38 GEARS WITH A 44 REAR AND A 25 FRONT.HAS BEEN SAND BLASTED LAST YEAR AND PARKED INSIDE..RESTORE OR A GOOD START FOR A ROCK CRAWLER…1000.00 CALL TO INQUIRE MORE THANK YOU208-249-2575 DON”

http://boise.craigslist.org/cto/4303334999.html

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Year? M-38A1 Dumpbed East Wenatchee, WA No Price

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Here’s an unusual setup.

“Owned by a local irrigation district and used to haul concrete to canal since the 60′s. Back has been cut out to allow dump to operate and passenger seat is gone so dump parts could be placed there, Engine does not appear to be original but runs and was maintained but needs a good tune up. Spent 200 on rebuilding dump so I could haul concrete threw narrow openings and haul rocks. Have not used it since I rebuilt it but did try it a few times. Dents from years of abuse. Original stars. No data plates or title. Irrigation district lost title and some dumb deputy told them to sell it to get a salvage only paperwork. Tried to explain to them what they did but they were not getting it. Said this is fine since it was told to them by a deputy. I do have a bill of sale. And if you can get them to understand great. Does have numbers on frame. I wanted to trade it for a Minelab metal detector or a White Detector and probe and hoops worth about 1500. ie: a V3i white or Minelab Safari. Might have tail light covers and a few smalls that go with the M38A1. (Triangle on back not included)”

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/4299726061.html

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1952 & 1954 M-38A1s Brookhaven, GA $7000

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Both run.

“WTS: 2 M38A1s
1954:
Excellent condition with almost rust free tub( only 1 spot about the size of a 1/3 of a dollar bill).
Runs like a sewing machine
Ex-Civil Defense jeep
24 volt
Original lights work
Very nice original military jeep
VERY EASY RESTORATION

1952:
Very early M38A1 (data plate indicates 126th M38A1 built)
Tub needs some work
Engine runs
converted to 12 volts

Call Jason at 404-665-6411 for more info or to schedule a visit to see.
Can deliver within 200 miles of 30319 for 1.00/mile”

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/cto/4297299233.html

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Year? M-38A1 Caddo, TX $800

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This has the hinged grille, so likely an early M-38A1.

“I have an old military jeep that I have already stripped down to the frame ready for restoration, I would rather see it go to someone who has the time and knowledge to restore it back to original condition. Does have title but the title says it’s a 58, It does not have vin plate on the dash, It needs very little parts, body is in good condition, very little rust. Asking $800,or will do partial trade. 5&o_77five-79&&”

http://texoma.craigslist.org/cto/4294835313.html

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1952 M-38A1 Anaheim, CA $5700

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $5700

(01/07/2014) This M-38A1 has a few drive train upgrades.

“1952 willys jeep m38-A1, 327 engine, muncie 4 speed,clean professional installation and wiring [no quick connectors,power steering with saginaw box, power brakes [recent brake job] new tires, steward warner gauges, painted top to bottom military green when engine was out, excellent cond.,
714-366-9104 sorry, no trades”

http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/cto/4290019199.html

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Young Teen Tackles a M-38A1

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Features, M-38A1

Here’s a good story about a young Teen named Ben Zenger reported in the Winston-Salem Journal on Wednesday. At 9 years old he decided he wanted a jeep. He saved up his own money and, with his parents approval, bought one: A 1954 M-38A1 that needs some work. Check out all the information at the website:

http://www.journalnow.com/journal_west/news/article_cf32fbc0-bba9-50ce-ba50-21335c96816d.html

I did have a video below, but it auto-started with commercials, so here’s a still of Ben instead. Go to the website to see the video.

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1945 VEC? CJ-2A / 1955 M-38A1 Glasgow, VA $3200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, M-38A1 • TAGS: .

The M-38A1 runs.

“1945 Willie CJ2. 1955 Willie CJ5. Titles for both. 1955 runs, shifts, stops. Complete but not together. Hard top available. New radiator, gas tank, steering wheel. 1945 not so much. Two windshields, four fenders, extra stuff. The pair and not separable. Call evenings and speak loud and slow to recorder.”

http://roanoke.craigslist.org/cto/4286095653.html

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