Military Jeep a New Adventure for Me

by Darrell
(Olympia, Washington.)

1955 M38A1  (File Photo)

1955 M38A1 (File Photo)

I have no experience with military vehicles, but have restored many antique automobiles.

I got the opportunity to purchase a military Jeep yesterday, and am anxious to learn all I can about it and bring the old rusty and abused Jeep back to a respectable life.

I believe this is an M38A1. It has the single windshield and the long battery box for 24-volt system on the cowling of the passenger side. It seems fairly complete, with the original lights and glass, gauges, etc.

I have much to learn, which is why I am interested in restoring it. I understand there is a huge resource of knowledge and parts available to help me with this project. I am anxious to get started! (I will send pictures later)

Larry's Comment: Darrell...look forward to photos and updates on your project Jeep.

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M38 A1
by: Alain

I have a CJ5, the civilian sister.

It is a wonderful car to visit a place using small roads...but it is a high and narrow, short car.

It can roll over easily, do not try it on dangerous ways, or train to jump out very fast.

by: Anonymous

That looks like the M38A1. Does it have the funky light switch so you can set the night lights? I remember going on night drives in the M38A1 with just the little night lights on...what a chore.

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