My new 1954 M38A1

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70th Division
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Re: My new 1954 M38A1

Post by 70th Division » Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:47 pm

Hello,


Beautiful, that is great !!
Your post was like a suspense thriller, then the tv went out :D :D :D

Congratulations on your marriage, excellent work !!!


Looking forward to your updates !
I just bought an M-38A1 too.

Best Regards,

Ray

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Re: My new 1954 M38A1

Post by Maverick1701 » Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:13 am

So update for 7/29.

I sold my M35A2 6x6 yesterday and am going to use that money to rebuild the motor or possibly do a motor swap if I can find something cool/small/diesel.
Currently I'm being quoted between 4-4500 for the full rebuild including machine work. Is this pretty much in line with what everyone else is seeing? (I expected around 4K).
Chris

1997 4x4 Ford Expedition

2003 KLR650 Motorbike

1967 6x6 Kaiser Jeep M35A2 w/winch

1954 M38A1

M998 HMMWV (work toy)

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Re: My new 1954 M38A1

Post by IvorGPW » Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:23 am

What are they rebuilding for 4,500, the shop I go to here in Utah costs 1,800 for all the machine work and for them completely assemble it.
Tate Christensen
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Re: My new 1954 M38A1

Post by Maverick1701 » Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:22 am

IvorGPW wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:23 am
What are they rebuilding for 4,500, the shop I go to here in Utah costs 1,800 for all the machine work and for them completely assemble it.
That's a great price. Unfortunately in my area all the prices I was quoted was 3700-4500 (as a worst case scenario). I don't have an item-by-item list because we don't know what we can re-use vs replace until they break open the motor. In general, the shop is uninstalling the motor, doing the full rebuild (machining surfaces/bores/etc, new pistons/rings/con rods/etc and everything involved with that, new bearings, and several other things) and re-installing the motor into the jeep.
Chris

1997 4x4 Ford Expedition

2003 KLR650 Motorbike

1967 6x6 Kaiser Jeep M35A2 w/winch

1954 M38A1

M998 HMMWV (work toy)

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Re: My new 1954 M38A1

Post by Maverick1701 » Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:46 pm

A few pictures from the jeeps departure via tow-truck:
jeep 1.jpg
jeep 2.jpg
jeep 3.jpg
Chris

1997 4x4 Ford Expedition

2003 KLR650 Motorbike

1967 6x6 Kaiser Jeep M35A2 w/winch

1954 M38A1

M998 HMMWV (work toy)

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Re: My new 1954 M38A1

Post by 70th Division » Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:20 pm

Hello Chris,

I am glad to see you are working on your great jeep again !!

Keep us updated, it looks like a great jeep to restore !!
Those new tires look fantastic !!!

Ray

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