Willy's jeep 1951 M-38

  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Willys
  • SubModel: M-38 Marine Corps jeep
  • Type: Cab & Chassis
  • Trim: M-38
  • Year: 1951
  • VIN: MC70723
  • Color: Black
  • Engine size: 1968 Buick 225 Cid odd-fire V6
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: 4WD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: Riverside, California, United States


1951 M-38 flat fender 95% completed project. This was never supposed to be a frame off restoration/rebuild; you all know how that goes. But there was nothing I touched that wasn’t bent broken or needing to be replaced. I have complete photo documentation, I can send as many as you would like, of is jeep being taken down to the bare frame and build it from the ground up. Everything has been fixed, replaced or upgraded. I will make a list but there is just so much replaced that is practically a new jeep. It is not stock and was never intended to be a stock M-38. I have over $20,000 in parts, and that is what I have in receipts, not counting the dollar outlay without receipts. Many, many hours have gone into this jeep in the last three years. I am 67 years old, bad knees, shoulder, back and I lost my build partner, so I am on my own. My physical condition precludes me from finishing this project without paying a fabricator to finish it for me. It’s time to move on for me. Make me an honest offer over$10,000 and I will consider it.

1951 M-38 complete frame off tear-down

Cleaned, sanded, rust protection and bed liner material applied to frame, suspension, and body-tub.

New brakes front and rear

Dana 25 in front completely rebuilt by Diff works

New locking hubs

Dana 30 in back completely rebuilt w/new housing and a posi put in by Diff works

Custom winch plate

33X12.5X 15 super swamper TSL tires

Radiator complete re-core

1968 225 odd fire Buick v-6 w/new block hugger headers/ceramic coated

Extra 230 odd fire V-6 engine

Rebuilt carb.

3” body lift

Custom steering

Hand built custom Dash using Ford racing gauges

New hydraulic clutch

New Heavy-duty clutch

Rebuilt New Process 435 4 speed trans from full sized Bronco w/7-1 granny

New Bell housings and adapters from mounting to a T-18 transfer

Rebuilt leaf springs

New 20 place wiring harness

New original style seats and seat covers

Quick release steering wheel

Custom gas can spare tire holder

I have not listed all but you get the point. Make an honest offer.

What’s left to do?

1. Loosen the bed and steering column and readjust bed so left front fender lines up.

2. Tighten down bed.

3. Finish the hydraulic clutch plumbing.

4. Finish plumbing the brake lines from the new Master Cylinder.

5. Complete wiring

6. Install gas tank.

7. Install seats

8. Connect wired dash and install.

9. Install Distributor

10. Fire engine and make all final adjustments.


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