M38s in my garage in 2022

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DieFledermaus
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M38s in my garage in 2022

Post by DieFledermaus » Fri Jan 07, 2022 8:17 pm

Hi Gee,

I finally finished my M38s this year. One is a March 1952 Border Operations Jeep stationed in Bad Hersfeld, West Germany circa 1955 and the other is an April 1952, assigned to Ramstein Air Base, also circa 1955 (no strata blue paint yet). My father was based at Ramstein in 1980 (we had great times!). These jeeps are fully restored, with PPG DP two-part epoxy primer, 24V, and mostly stock. I put 11" brakes on all four wheels on each jeep and they stop in the mountains like billy goats. No brake fade issues when towing a trailer in the hills. They also have Pertronix kits, military solid-state voltage regulators, and the voltmeter gauge. I read that many M38s were converted by the military to this later configuration for reliability and safety reasons. The USAF Jeep is what I call my N.O.S. Jeep, as all the metal came out of G740 marked packages/crates except for the frame, wheels, tub, hood, and block. Both Jeeps have the rare M38 hot water personnel heater (also N.O.S., waited years to find those!) So nice on a cold day :wink: My next project is a Cessna 170 or 180. Happy 2022 everyone,
-Mike


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AUG 1944 MB, US NAVY
MAR 1952 M38
APR 1952 M38
1957 F2A AERODROME TRAILER
1993 M101
A & P mechanic
Delaware 19958


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Re: M38s in my garage in 2022

Post by Dave M38A1 » Fri Jan 07, 2022 8:42 pm

Wow,
Those are some great Jeeps.

Very nicely done. I know you will enjoy those Jeeps.

Thanks for posting those fantastic Jeeps.



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Re: M38s in my garage in 2022

Post by JMZ421 » Sun Jan 09, 2022 7:37 am

Very nice looking M38's and well done. John


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