My 1952 M38 Jeep is a family favorite. I have 5 grandchildren that want to ride in it all the time. We have a ranch with ponds, creeks, woods, and washes that provide all of the opportunities they need to go for a ride. My oldest son has a 1991 Jeep which he built trails on our ranch for. He does a lot of spinning and has to get a run at some of the spots. When I come along in the M38, we just creep right through his trails rarely spinning a tire. What a great memory maker for our family and a great workhorse for the ranch. My 1952 M38 spent 25 years in a basement completely underwater except for the windshield. The only things done to it when it was pulled out was replace the wiring (12 volt), replace the windshield and the tires. It ran but the rings were stuck so it smoked and had little power. The American legion used it in parades a couple of times but it was not used often enough and as a result it was too much trouble to get ready for the parades, so it was sold to a neighbor. He tried to keep it running but since he wasn’t a mechanic it set for 5 or 6 years till the motor locked up. I purchased it from him, brought it straight home, freed the engine and had it running before the day was up. After rebuilding the carburetor, water pump, fixing one flat tire and installing a new battery, it is used almost every day and never fails me. The more I use it and with a little help from Marvel Mystery oil, the rings are mostly freed up and now it has power with much less blowby. Other than the things I mentioned, the Jeep is just as it was when it was pulled from the water (even the original gas can). I leave it this way just to show how tough and dependable it is. Also, if I restored it, I don’t think I would be able to make as many memories with the grandchildren for fear of scratching it up. The pictures included show it being used to haul rocks for a patio from a creek bottom. It is also used to haul firewood, build fence, broadcast wheat, fight fire, spray brush, feed livestock, go fishing, camping and hunting but most of all it is used to make memories with my family.