1952 US Army M38 Willys Jeep

1952 Willys M38 Military Jeep

Condition: Used
Make: Willys
Model: M38 Military Jeep
Year: 1952
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Blythewood, South Carolina, United States

Description for Willys M38 Military Jeep 1952

1952 M38 Willys Jeep

Turnkey 1952 M38 Willys Jeep for sale. Parade and show condition ready. Steers and tracks well. No Rust or Rot issues. On frame Refurbished 3 years ago with original NOS parts and recently upgraded with New tires, ew canvas installed, urn signals, ew seats, ear seat and much more. Original axe and shovel in great condition as well as canvas top. 24V system, asy to use and maintain. Jeep has been completely overhauled and serviced.. pls see the list of work that has been done to this vehicle over the past 5 months. You will not be disappointed, his M38 is ready to roll into anyone's collection. Clear SC title and Bill of Sale will be provided to winning bidder/buyer.

As you can see from the list of work and new installed parts this jeep will be around for a long time. The parts list and cost sheet is included in the listing to ensure the new owner knows what they are buying.. and the vehicle is not misrepresented in any way.

Total Vehicle Repair Costs- $10,854.62

1. Engine Work Labor-$3,224.76

a. Replaced all Valves, prings, etainers, ocks & Adjusters, nstall new intake and exhaust studs.

b. Remove Cylinder Head, lean and Replace, nstalled new Cylinder Head Studs

c. Rebuild Distributor

d. Compression Check

e. Fabricate new fuel line and filter

f. Fabricate new vent line to Carb

g. New Carburator installed

h. Removed and installed new rear main engine seals

i. Resurfaced mating face of Oil Pump Pickup... replaced o-ring from oil pickup.

j. Installed new fuel pump

k. Installed new fuel sending unit

l. Installed new fuel pickup in tank

2. Services Labor-$279.87

a. Change all Fluids- Transmission, ransfer case

b. Engine Oil Change

c. Rear Differentials oil changes

3. Brake Services Labor-$456.87

a. Adjusted Parking Brake

b. Adjusted and turned all four brake drums

c. Installed new Brake Shoes

d. Installed new Master Cylinder

e. Bleed Brake system, nstall new fluid

4. Turn Signal System Install Labor-$567.91

a. Installed new 24 volt turn signal system

5. Install new Engine Gauges-$176.99

a. New Oil, olt, emp Gauges

b. New Speedometer Cable

Total Engine and Brake Work Repair Labor Costs-$4.706.40

1. New Engine Parts Costs-$1,834.06

a. Distributor Cap-$69.00

b. Cuno Oil Filer-$85.00

c. M38 Turn Signal Kit-$377.25

d. Engine Parts-Valves, etainer Locks, prings, djusters-$330.25

e. Oil Pan Seal-$9.50

f. Rear Main Engine Seal Kit-$35.00

g. Engine parts- Studs, ead Gasket (Copper), anifold Studs, alve Cover Gasket Set, anifold Gasket Set- $163.55

h. Engine Gauge Set- $227.51

i. New Carburator-$385.00

j. New Fuel Sending Unit-$55.00

k. New Fuel Pick up Unit-$97.00

2. Canvas Replacement Costs-$2,807.06

a. M38 Canvas Top-$365.00

b. M38 Canvas Seat-$665.00

c. M38 Front Seat Canvas Pouch Set-$95.00

3. New Paint Job-$1,507.01

a. 3 Gallons of Aervoe Olive Drab paint-$167.10

b. Prep & Painting of vehicle-$1,150.00

c. Vehicle Decals-$190.00


The Willys M38 US Army Jeep, eplaced the World War II models known as MB and GPW. It is a 1/4 Ton 4 × 4 Utility Truck manufactured between 1950 and 1952 with a total production of 45,473 units. The M38 is based on the civilian model CJ3A. Willys designated it an MC. However, his version carried a beefier frame and suspension than the CJ3A. Some were assigned to the Korean theatre of operations and after that conflict was over in the mid 1950s, hey were manufactured for export overseas.

Willys built over 60,000 M38s for Korean War deployment, nd naturally Jeeps were once again in the thick of battle. Though the mostly mountainous terrain of North Korea might have logically influenced the Army to minimize the use of the Jeep, his did not turn out to be the case. In October 1950, he Jeep led the strategic withdrawal from the North when the Chinese entered the war. Once the fighting began along the 38th parallel (the line dividing North Korea and South Korea), he Jeep assumed many new combat and support roles. Some Jeeps were equipped with communications gear that allowed them to be employed in forward positions, irecting air strikes and observation airplanes. With the heavy movement of refugees from the north, he military police also began to rely more on the adaptable Jeep. It could be operated on the paved streets of cities and towns or on the dirt roads of the countryside. The Jeep in Korea proved to be popular as well as the principal means of transportation for both officers and enlisted men.

The M38 was equipped with a 60 hp, 34 cu. in. side-valve four-cylinder engine, hree-speed manual gearbox with two-speed transfer case and four-wheel drive, ive front and rear axles with semi-elliptic leaf springs, nd four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes.

The water fording ventilation system and a waterproof 24 volt electrical system were the major upgrades on the M38 (MC series). These features evolved from the many experimental configurations performed on the WWII Willys (MB series). Its windshield could be folded flat for firing and the body was equipped with a pintle hook for towing and lifting shackles front and rear. The headlights were no longer recessed as on previous models, ut protruded with a guard wire in front. The "pioneer" tools (axe and shovel) which were carried on the MB's driver side were transferred to the passenger side of this vehicle.