M38A1

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M38A1

Post by Shug4 » Mon Dec 08, 2014 7:52 am

I have a m38A1 1952 that came out of Africa. The body is painted a tan color and the rest is p as noted green. Does anyone know what the color should be. I want to go to original.

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Re: M38A1

Post by Ben Dover » Mon Dec 08, 2014 7:56 am

Semi gloss O.D. 2430.
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Re: M38A1

Post by Shug4 » Tue Dec 09, 2014 1:48 pm

I know they came from the factory the O.D. green color but didn't they paint it a tan color to match the desert.

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Re: M38A1

Post by Ben Dover » Tue Dec 09, 2014 3:09 pm

There are instances where the Army painted combat vehicles color patterns indigenous to the location they were serving in.
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Re: M38A1

Post by Shug4 » Wed Dec 10, 2014 7:47 am

I thought about that. I am thinking about painting it the same color but I didn't know where I can get a tan canvas top for the 52 M38a1.


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Re: M38A1

Post by Ben Dover » Wed Dec 10, 2014 7:50 am

There is a chance that some dealers may have access to GI Desert sand duck. Fill your piggy bank though.
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Re: M38A1

Post by tazmo2004 » Tue Feb 10, 2015 5:09 pm

Paint it tan, use the green top and with the black tires you will have 3 color desert camo.
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Re: M38A1

Post by Shug4 » Sun Mar 01, 2015 7:00 pm

Found out mine is a USMC m38a1 radio jeep. It has the holes in the back quarter panel for the antenna bracket and the volt meter next to the data plates I think went to the radios. Going to make it a radio jeep again.

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