Original 1953 M38A-1 So Very Nice !

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Re: Original 1953 M38A-1 So Very Nice !

Post by Warren Duchesne » Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:36 am

I sold it to a guy in Oklahoma I think. I wish I had it back. I don’t know what happened to it. Hopefully in a good place.


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Re: Original 1953 M38A-1 So Very Nice !

Post by 70th Division » Fri Feb 19, 2021 12:15 pm

Hello Warren,

Maybe they will post it to the G someday.
It certainly was a great looking, all original survivor jeep.
Very unique with her service record binder still with the jeep.
I hope she is restored or preserved, not "modified" into a rock climber jeep and painted red !
I like what they do, but not with historical military jeeps in good shape !!
Plenty of civilian jeeps to do that with :D :D

This model jeep is still an affordable option for many entering the Jeep World, fairly plentiful, and seemingly overlooked in the Military Jeep Restoration World by many.

I am very glad to have mine, and they seem to be very comfortable and have extra leg room :D :D
She is in good company with my WW2 Jeeps :D :D

I have to be careful and not be tempted into another one for the collection :D :D
But I see them out there, what to do .... :D


Best Regards,
Ray

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Re: Original 1953 M38A-1 So Very Nice !

Post by 70th Division » Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:33 pm

Hello,

Here are some pics from the Jeep getting loaded up in Utah
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Here she is arriving in Florida , the trucker did a perfect job !!
He commented that he was very pleased that not 1 drip of oil dripped on the BMW below :D :D
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Isn't she beautiful in the early morning :D
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Here she is unloaded :D :D
With her new home, The Jeep Barn, in the background, which was a great fun project building !!
She is parked now where all that Rock Wool insulation can be seen inside the door.

The jeep barn is 100 percent insulated, walls, ceilings, and with fully equipped beer loft accommodations
:D :D :D This is America :D :D :D

Well....a wine and cheese loft too :D :D :D
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I will make a post on the total rebuilding of the almost fallen down , 1937 built barn, one of these days.


Best Regards,
Ray
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Re: Original 1953 M38A-1 So Very Nice !

Post by 70th Division » Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:18 pm

The Jeep's original name is Flash :D :D

Uncovered on the passenger side, still covered on the driver's side but will be uncovered when I get to the clean up and markings touch up.
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That makes 2 originally named Jeeps that I have, the other is Red-Rose, a 1942 GPW.
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Re: Original 1953 M38A-1 So Very Nice !

Post by 70th Division » Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:53 pm

Hello,

Ok I just received my brass "beer keg" sending unit float drum.
I clipped in in the C shaped clip on the bottom in the direction it should be.
I am very pleased with how this float looks and fits.
Perfect :D :D
Just like the original float, not cork, not plastic, brass !
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I am happy to have this unit restored and ready for many years of future service !!!

Best Regards,
Ray


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