050: Manuel Nieves’ 1951 M38
This is my 1951 M38 purchased in 2006, from an individual in Pittsburgh, PA who purchased it from a Fire Company in Maryland. The vehicle was used as a brush fire jeep, didn’t see much action, so it sat in the garage. The vehicle was painted red with yellow printing on it, after its life in the military.
I don’t know if the vehicle was sent over seas and saw any action in Korea. There are still some drap olive green on the vehicle. Engine, drivetrane, axles, suspension are still original from the day it was manufactured. The vehicle was changed from a 24 volt to 12 volt electrical system. I possess the original wheels, tires and various parts which makes it a prime vehicle for restoration.
I am enjoying the vehicle as it is, thinking of in the future to swapping the engine to a 225 odd fire V6 buick and four speed trany to improve roadability. I installed an overdrive from Advanced Adaptors to improve speed.
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