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I am Romeo Dilig – MVPA member/Restorer from the Philippines. This is an M38A1, a millitary Jeep used by the U.S Army in Korea during the Korean War that started in 1952. This was one of the millitary surplus jeeps exported to the Philippines in the early 1970’s. I bought this Jeep in a junkyard without its engine, transmission and transfer cases, for Philippine Pesos: 10,000.00, equivalent to U.S $ 200.00. I was able to install an original hurricane engine (valve-in-head) and complete all the lacking parts in a year and 2 months. This Jeep was used by a farmer here in my place, Bataan, Philippines, to mobilize his portable rice thresher to the farm during harvest season as this was powered by a hurricane engine (valve-in-head) – known for its reliability and durability. I bought this Jeep in 2005 when China was preparing for the 2008 Olympics. Almost 80% of junk military and commercial Jeeps were exported to China as raw material for the production of industrial steel to support the massive construction of their facilities for the 2008 Olympics. Had I known this, I would have bought all the junk military Jeeps I could find the junkyards here in my place. As it is, so many units that could have been restored to their former glory were only sacrificed in the name of commerce.