019: Larry Meador’s 1962 M38A1
I purchased this Willys from a man serving in the military and stationed in Hawaii, it still had the Hawaii title. He used it as his personal vehicle. When he returned to the mainland, he had it crated up and returned with him. It sat in a warehouse in Dyersburg, Tennessee for around 15 years. The warehouse had to be completely cleaned out and a friend of mine was employed to do the work. When he found this crate, he had no idea what was inside. When he removed the top and discovered what was inside, he gave me a call, knowing that I had wanted an old military jeep sInce I was a teenager.
I got in touch with the owner and purchased it from him. My sons and I stripped it completely down to the bare frame and started restoring it. Work began in October, 2005 and I finally finished up in May of 2008. I have kept a complete work log on it including what and when things were done. I also kept a log of all parts and materials purchased and replaced on it. I probably have a hundred pictures of it taken during the time we were restoring it.
Special thanks to Kaiser Willys for the information and parts I needed.
- Larry Meador
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