My dad purchased this 1962 Willys M38A1 from a friend of the family in the mid ‘70’s. He built the Jeep strictly for use out in the desert. He removed the windshield, added race buckets and a roll cage. Removed the tired 4 cylinder and transplanted a Buick 225 V6 odd fire from a Skylark, a Corvette 4 spd, kept the Dana 18 and added a posi to the rear Dana 44. He took it to San Felipe frequently in the 80’s and 90’s. His back gave out when I was a teenager and that was the end of the line for the Jeep… until I got ahold of it late last year. I gave it a tuneup, put the 35’s I had pull off my Dodge 3/4 ton, put a windshield back on it and cut the cage into a roll bar for street use. The photo was taken when my wife and I went exploring the local desert in the Imperial County of Southern California. That was the first time the Jeep had seen dirt is 26 years.
Willys Jeep Life Story – Nicholas Cason
Did we miss an event? Let us know! If you would like to share your Willys Jeep Story please send us a line. We’d love to meet your Jeep.
Like Us. Facebook