The beginning of my passion for Jeeps began in 1960, with my fathers CJ-3A Jeep that I learned to drive when I was 8 years old. So, always I desired to have one equal, so I bought mine in 1988.
It was a civilian model but, as I like all about WWII, it was my intention to transform my CJ-3A in a military model. I bought many Jeep´s books in England, like “M38 JEEPS In Detail”, by David Doyle, and I decided to restore mine as an M38, because it was more faithful, including the year of manufacture: 1951 = from Korean War time.
Analyzing the literature of M38, I knew that it was a hard job, but in 2007 I did the first approximation, but many items were missing. Last year I decided to complete the job, so I did a complete restoration, including a new body. From my old Jeep I used only the tail gate, windshield frame, front grille and hood.
All mechanical parts were restored, like chassis, transmission, engine (go devil) etc. The electrical system remains 12 volts, but I installed the second battery box. The job demanded one year of effort and now only the fuel tank neck and lid must be changed, which I have and need to do in the next days. About the color -Sahara beige – I decide to use because this was the original color since I bought the vehicle. Now, using it is such a pleasure!
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