jeep dilemma

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Re: jeep dilemma

Post by Joe Gopan » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:36 pm

M-38 does require a little more TLC and skil to maintain, but cared for properly can be just as reliable as the much simpler CJ-3A. I would be just as comfortable in either. M-38 is heavier than the CJ, and the difference is noticeable.here are the Net Weights for MB, M-38, M-38A1, and CJ3A.

MB-------2450 Lb.
M-38-----2625Lb.
M-38A1--2690Lb.
CJ-3A----2203Lb
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Re: jeep dilemma

Post by roughneck20 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:59 pm

now im curious to know where that extra 420 lbs is from

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Re: jeep dilemma

Post by Joe Gopan » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:27 pm

Frame is beefed up some, and the 24Volt stuff, 7.00-16 Wheels, extra wiringm heavier lights, Exhaust, and all those 1/4" bolts onthe floor pan, 24 V instruments, larger gas tank, heavier radiator, Engine brackets, glove box, spare tire bracket, lifting shackles, misc brackets for the top, and more. :wink:
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