1951 M38 Jeep - Purchased in 1977, added Chevy 231 V-6 with Muncie 4-speed, Warn OD and Detroit Lockers front and rear. Added Long Leaf springs and painted finally in 2010. Purchased with money saved while bagging groceries in 1977 for $2,750.00 from local San Diego Jeep dealership. Drove and climbed all over southern California deserts, Baja California and Death Valley to High Sierra. Now nearly 35 years later all of my kids (now grown up) still love to ride in \"The old Jeep\"-- we have gone through 1 Cherokee and have 2 GC\'s for daily drivers! The \"Old Jeep\" is here to stay and hopefully the grandkids enjoyment some day!
My mv is an Willys Overland MC M38 - Year 1950, I started restoring it two year, it was all disassembled, with all mechanically adapted to 12V, and did not have anything military. I had to do the inverse operation to all this that he suffered for many years, but I am slowly bringing back to life this great car. My name is Ederson Zier, I am a collector of military vehicles. I am a member of the MVPA # 32056, I'm from the town of CaÁador state of Santa Catarina - Brazil
1951 M-38 CDN CAR 51-30035 - During the Korean War, all the M38s produced by Willys, Toledo (Ohio), were going to the U.S. army. Willys was simultaneously producing a large number of civilian jeeps. On 29 september 1951, Willys-Overland announced an agreement with the Canadian Government and Ford Motor Company of Canada for production of military Jeeps (M38 CDN) in Windsor, Canada, Willys-Overland to supply parts and tooling. For early line assembly start up, Ford must have build about fifty M38 CDN at the end of 1951 from parts already available at Willys. Ford Canada assembled 2438 M-38 mosly in 1952. Starting at 51-30001, a Canadian Army Registration number was stamped on top of the left front frame rail upon reception.
Bought in 1966 by a friend of mine. Early 1975 restoration (12 Volt, Warn overdrive, Ramsey PTO and winch, 11" drum brakes, Dualmatic hubs, Wagner electric fuel pump, desert sand paint...). Stored in barn until last year. It's now running after: grinding of cyl. #4 intake valve, new master cyl., new wheel cyl., new gas tank. It is probably the only surviving 1951 CDN with stock body, frame and mechanics.