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My new to me 1955 M38A1

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:55 pm
by ecurb_1160
This is my first post on here,I have been lurking around for a few months learning alot from all you guys.This jeep belonged to my Dad when he passed away last Nov.my mom gave his jeep to me,The first pic is my Dad the day he first got the jeep,when his health started failing my uncle (a member on here) jumped in and finished the jeep for Dad,the next 4 pics are after he gave it back to my Dad finished.Last pic is me in the jeep. I have been putting the finishing touches on it and this spring I'm planning a new paint job and marking. Markings on jeep will stay the same 507th ENG my Dads unit,Mess1 he was a sarg of the mess hall, U.S.ARMY his branch , numbers were his miltary id. Only change I'm making is bottom of winshield will have a sticker " In Memory Of Dad" Thanks for looking,Bruce [imgImage][/img][urlImage][/url][urlImage][/url][img]http://i251.photobucket.com/albums ... .jpg[/img][img]http://i251.photobucket.com/albums ... .jpg[/img][img]http://i251.photobucket.com/albums ... .jpg[/img]
I will post more pics as things progress.

Re: My new to me 1955 M38A1

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:38 pm
by circleburner12
nice looking jeep! good to see your keeping the memory's going. thxs for posting the photos.

Re: My new to me 1955 M38A1

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:37 am
by Halsey
First off, sorry for your loss. Its never easy to lose a parent, no matter when it happens.

Second, very nice jeep, a wonderful gift, and certainly a great way to remember your Dad.

Hey, what is the serial number of your jeep? Should be on the data tag on the dash...Just curious as my jeep is also a 55...

They are a lot of fun to drive, my wife and I take ours out when the weather gets warm...And my son has allready claimed it as his own! :D I need to get a top one of these days...I envy you there!!


Chris

Re: My new to me 1955 M38A1

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:20 am
by Joe Gopan
Great Jeep! There is nothing like a nice looking M-38A1 :wink:

Re: My new to me 1955 M38A1

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:49 pm
by ecurb_1160
Halsey , Thanks, the serial no is 82950, Mfg date 3/ 55. I hope to start putting lots of miles on this summer, and many more in the years to come. Bruce
Halsey wrote:First off, sorry for your loss. Its never easy to lose a parent, no matter when it happens.

Second, very nice jeep, a wonderful gift, and certainly a great way to remember your Dad.

Hey, what is the serial number of your jeep? Should be on the data tag on the dash...Just curious as my jeep is also a 55...

They are a lot of fun to drive, my wife and I take ours out when the weather gets warm...And my son has allready claimed it as his own! :D I need to get a top one of these days...I envy you there!!


Chris

Re: My new to me 1955 M38A1

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:21 pm
by Halsey
Neat! Mine is 84959, May of 55. Not too far off from each other. ;o)

CHris

Re: My new to me 1955 M38A1

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:22 pm
by ecurb_1160
A few more pics of some of the things I've been working on. Bruce[urlImage][/url][urlImage][/url][urlImage][/url][urlImage][/url][urlImage][/url]

Re: My new to me 1955 M38A1

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 3:56 am
by ecurb_1160
This is a photo of the jeep that was issued to the 507 E when my Dad was in France, This was their motto, so I'm going to copy this and add it to the jeep.
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Re: My new to me 1955 M38A1

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:50 pm
by Halsey
Very cool! Should not be too hard to duplicate.

Good luck!


Chris

Re: My new to me 1955 M38A1

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:59 pm
by ecurb_1160
I don't think so either,right now I'm waiting to hear back from some of the guys that were there at that time too ,to see if they remember what colors were used on it.I'll post pics when I get it finished. Bruce

Re: My new to me 1955 M38A1

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:17 am
by ecurb_1160
I've been trying to start jeep at least once a week all winter, today at 18 degrees instead of just letting it run in the garage for 1/2 hour I took it out in the yard (snow) to play!!! Don't want to go out on roads with the salt so just play time in the snow!!!! Hurry up spring!!!!!!Bruce[urlImage][/url][urlImage][/url][urlImage][/url][urlImage[img]http://i251.photobucket.com/albums ... .jpg[/img]

Re: My new to me 1955 M38A1

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:23 pm
by FDNY4244
Great pix and great memories :!: :!: A wonderful way to keep your Dads memory alive :!: :!: Keep up the good work :wink: :wink:

Re: My new to me 1955 M38A1

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:03 pm
by Halsey
Lol!!

I may have to do that myself...Have had the jeep bug for the last three weeks....
:D

CHris

Re: My new to me 1955 M38A1

Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:56 am
by ecurb_1160
Chris, My wife wasn't too happy when she came home and saw all the tracks in the yard,but I sure was happy!!!! I think it was more why I didn't wait till she was home so she could of road along!!!! LOL I'll include her next time!!!! Bruce
Halsey wrote:Lol!!

I may have to do that myself...Have had the jeep bug for the last three weeks....
:D

CHris

Re: My new to me 1955 M38A1

Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:13 am
by Halsey
Lol!! I take it the NDT's handled the snow without a problem? I thought about taking the jeep for a little spin around the back yard last night during the Super Bowl power outage....but never got off the recliner Ha! :D
Maybe today....

Chris