M38A1 EX Kuwait army

1952 - 1968, M38A1, M170, questions, discussions, regarding anything related to the M38a1 series.
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Peer Horn
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M38A1 EX Kuwait army

Post by Peer Horn » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:08 pm

I purchased a M38A1 in Kuwait in 1984 I restored it then and used the car as an escape vehicle during the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq in 1990. I then moved to Dubai Where I used the car till 1996. I moved to Australia in 1999 bringing the jeep with me I am now restoring it again and am trying to clarify the year of manufacture. The documentation that was issued by the Kuwait authorities say that it is a 1957 year of manufacture I have checked on the Willys serial number list and I cannot find it.
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Re: M38A1 EX Kuwait army

Post by KiwiMB » Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:36 pm

Hi Peer,
check for the chassis number on the left front outer face of the chassis rail just behind the spring shackle. It should start with MD. That number will be one that the experts here can relate to. The number on the patent plate in your picture doesn't seem rtight to me.

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Re: M38A1 EX Kuwait army

Post by Peer Horn » Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:27 pm

The Kuwait authorities disposed of 20 units in 1981. I purchased 2 from the buyer in 1984. All serial numbers start with 57038-10. Serial number stamped on the chassis at the spring hanger back of the right hand front spring and above the bump stop on the rear right hand spring.
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