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Re: 37 YEARS AND 3 FACELIFTS

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:23 pm
by Halsey
Too clean!!

Throw some dirt on it will ya??? :D :D


Very nice restoration. Looks GREAT!!!


Chris

Re: 37 YEARS AND 3 FACELIFTS

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:18 am
by Joe Gopan
Thanks. I learned in the Army that if you are going to use something, you have to keep it clean, and this is what makes owning and operating MV's so much fun. Where else in the world can one be his own Motor Sergeant? :wink:

Re: 37 YEARS AND 3 FACELIFTS

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:23 am
by Joe Gopan
Had TM9 ORDNANCE 50's #2430 SG OD been available this last repaint, I would have used it as it is spot on to the OEM finish of M-38/M-38A1 as they left the factory in the 50's.

Re: 37 YEARS AND 3 FACELIFTS

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:01 am
by Richard
Ben, congratulation for you Jeep, looks so nice.
I am restoring my A1 and your Jeep is an example for me.
Could you post pics from the engine? Will be a great help for me.
Thanks in advance and congratulations again
Richard

Re: 37 YEARS AND 3 FACELIFTS

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:38 am
by Joe Gopan
I'll get you some pics in a couple days, the Jeep is in storage.

Re: 37 YEARS AND 3 FACELIFTS AND 3 SETS GOODYEAR NDCC'S

Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 6:49 am
by Joe Gopan
I drove to KP in the CO's M-38A1 once. :wink:
My M-38A1 is on it's 3rd set of Goodyear 7.00 X 16 NDCC's.

Re: 37 YEARS AND 3 FACELIFTS AND 3 SETS GOODYEAR NDCC'S

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:42 am
by Joe Gopan
For you newcomers.
That original GI Issue 24087 look. :)

Re: 37 YEARS AND 3 FACELIFTS AND 3 SETS GOODYEAR NDCC'S

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:03 pm
by Joe Gopan
Ben Dover wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:51 pm
I built this M-38A1 from the frame up with correct NOS parts obtained from DOD surplus, Gov't Surplus dealers, Jeep wholesale warehouses, local Jeep Dealer, contacts in the right places and many friends. I was not aware of 2430 OD back then but always noted the pleasant to look at original factory OD finish on new M-38 and M-38A1 Jeeps. The mystery of that nice color unfolded right here on G-503 8 or 9 years ago during a discussion about M-38 wheels. Joe Friday posted some Willys information about the paint specification for M-38 wheels being 2430 SG OD.
Further discussion led to the fact that Jeep changed to 24087 during M-715 production in 1967. (Thank you Joe Friday)
There were articles about post war Jeep paint evolution in ediitions of Military Vehicles or Army Motors but I failed to connect the dots. I wish that 2430 was available in 1975 when I chose to use 24087 on the M-38A1 I built. In addition to its' first coat of GI Issue 24087 Rust Inhibiting SG OD Enamel, it received freshening up coats of 24087 paint from the same batch of GI Issue 1963 dated Atlas brand 24087 in 1984, 1997, and this past week, all due to the natural oxidation that takes place.
The paint on the dash is the same 24087, but from 20 years prior, it has darkened with age but not oxidized. The Instrument panel plate is from 50's dated NOS boxed Willys parts stock. It is 2430, the contrast with 24087 is evident.

Re: 37 YEARS AND 3 FACELIFTS AND 3 SETS GOODYEAR NDCC'S

Posted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:00 am
by Ralph
Joel,it is a beautiful jeep.Thanks for bringing this back on the screen.

Re: 37 YEARS AND 3 FACELIFTS AND 3 SETS GOODYEAR NDCC'S

Posted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:03 am
by Mark Jesic
Thats immaculate Ben, probably better than when it came off the production line.

Re: 37 YEARS AND 3 FACELIFTS AND 3 SETS GOODYEAR NDCC'S

Posted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:26 pm
by Joe Gopan
Thanks. Cosmetics are easy when all NOS sheet metal, brackets and fasteners are OEM Part Number. Same for Driveline and chassis.
The acid test for longevity is scheduled PM per Willys and U.S. Army TM's and help from excellent Army training that gives its factory feel even after 70+ thousand miles and 42 years of operation.

Re: 37 YEARS AND 3 FACELIFTS AND 3 SETS GOODYEAR NDCC'S

Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:39 pm
by Joe Gopan
Hope the snow disappears soon, can't wait for the M-38A1 to feel her oats.
She's due for some serious PM this coming spring, going to service the Steering Knuckle Bearings. A little PM with an ARMY touch will preserve the new Jeep feel, I have driven this M-38A1 nearly 70,000 trouble free miles since first building it.

Re: 37 YEARS AND 3 FACELIFTS AND 3 SETS GOODYEAR NDCC'S

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:58 am
by Joe Gopan
This M-38A1 now has 70,000 miles on it since I built it with all NOS GI parts in 1975, no Tru Value bolts either, all are from Jeep by correct part number. It is on its second engine tho as it started burning oil after 60,000 miles. It has never let me down, needed a boost or tow, the credit goes to excellent GI training and GI PM on the type.

Re: 37 YEARS AND 3 FACELIFTS AND 3 SETS GOODYEAR NDCC'S

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:29 pm
by Joe Gopan
And "THANK YOU" to Joe Friday for the 2430 SG OD heads up. For all you M-38/M-38A1 Newbies (M-37/M-35 also) , 2430 was that pleasant looking OD that the new 50's M-Series Trucks left the factory with.

Re: 37 YEARS AND 3 FACELIFTS AND 3 SETS GOODYEAR NDCC'S

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:17 pm
by Joe Gopan
Can anyone spot the genuine Canadian M-38/M-38A1 Accessory on this Jeep?
Hint,
The US Army did not use this part.