War Ready Jeep

by Lester Langley
(Southwest Virginia)

I've heard some Jeeps were set for the civilian market but were made "war ready" in case they were needed.

This could explain the Jeep I bought, that the second owner said came from a military auction in Georgia. It was sold as a CJ-5 (1955) and I bought it on that word. Now I find it's an m38A-1 probably a 1952 with a low serial number.

It has the jump start cup but was inverted with a piece of metal factory welded over the hole filled with Bondo with the same at the battery compartment(24volt). But the glove box is on the drive

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by: Mike

That’s really cool. Are you planning on a full restoration as a military Jeep or going to keep it as a CJ?

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