MY 1955 M38A1

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MY 1955 M38A1

Post by Halsey » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:22 am

Some before and after pics of my jeep.

Bought by Cornell Univ as surplus and used on their agri fields. I bought it from a fella in their transportation dept back in 2003ish.

Taken us a while to get it back to almost original.
Hood numbers and letters found after wet sanding the red paint....

Chris
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Post by Ben Dover » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:28 am

Fun, ain't it?
And you will have even more enjoyment when the missing little "bolt on's" show up one by one. :wink:
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Re: MY 19855 M389A1

Post by Halsey » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:30 am

And some before pics...
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Re: MY 19855 M389A1

Post by Halsey » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:34 am

My 3yr old son has allready claimed it as his! :D



Keep em rolling!


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Re: MY 1955 M38A1

Post by Halsey » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:44 am

It will be in good hands long after I am gone! :D



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Re: MY 1955 M38A1

Post by Halsey » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:58 am

We take it to the local Memorial Day parades. Great way to show support.



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Re: MY 1955 M38A1

Post by Barnii » Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:10 am

Chris,
very nice Jeep. Good work.
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Re: MY 1955 M38A1

Post by Halsey » Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:17 am

Thanks Barnii!

Its a lot of fun! Everyone should own an old jeep in my humble opinion!
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Re: MY 1955 M38A1

Post by Dave M38A1 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:48 am

Looks great.
Every child should have a military Jeep.
Great inspiration for me to get back to work on my 55 M38A1.

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Re: MY 1955 M38A1

Post by Halsey » Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:18 am

Thanks Dave!

Yes, he has definitely claimed it as his own. Hard part is getting him out of it at the end of the day! Lol! :D

Good luck with your 55!


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Re: MY 1955 M38A1

Post by Ben Dover » Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:53 am

Check the positions of all switches at the end of the day, B .O. Markers and Ignition especially. :wink:
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Re: MY 1955 M38A1

Post by ecurb_1160 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:27 pm

Nice Jeep!!! I'm sure that little guy will be happy for many years to come!!!!

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Re: MY 1955 M38A1

Post by Barnii » Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:26 am

Chris,
I noticed that your serial number is 84 959. My is 84 909. This is very close to each other. The difference is only 50 jeeps. It is likely that at that time in 1955 in Toledo met together. Now, each on a different continent. The distance between them is greater than half the globe.
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Re: MY 1955 M38A1

Post by Halsey » Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:18 am

That is very cool Barnii !! I think your M38a1 is the closest serial number yet that I have seen!! Very very neat!!! :D
There is a 5/55 M38a1 in a city near here that is probably the next closest, its serial number
84 834. Also very close to ours!! May of 1955!

Do you happen to know the hood number of your M38A1?

Thank you very much for posting!!

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Re: MY 1955 M38A1

Post by Barnii » Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:11 pm

Chris,
I unfortunately do not know anything about the history of my M38A1. The number on the hood is not what was originally on the vehicle. Data plates are but original.
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