My new to me 1955 M38A1

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My new to me 1955 M38A1

Post by ecurb_1160 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:55 pm

This is my first post on here,I have been lurking around for a few months learning alot from all you guys.This jeep belonged to my Dad when he passed away last Nov.my mom gave his jeep to me,The first pic is my Dad the day he first got the jeep,when his health started failing my uncle (a member on here) jumped in and finished the jeep for Dad,the next 4 pics are after he gave it back to my Dad finished.Last pic is me in the jeep. I have been putting the finishing touches on it and this spring I'm planning a new paint job and marking. Markings on jeep will stay the same 507th ENG my Dads unit,Mess1 he was a sarg of the mess hall, U.S.ARMY his branch , numbers were his miltary id. Only change I'm making is bottom of winshield will have a sticker " In Memory Of Dad" Thanks for looking,Bruce [imgImage][/img][urlImage][/url][urlImage][/url][img]http://i251.photobucket.com/albums ... .jpg[/img][img]http://i251.photobucket.com/albums ... .jpg[/img][img]http://i251.photobucket.com/albums ... .jpg[/img]
I will post more pics as things progress.

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Post by circleburner12 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:38 pm

nice looking jeep! good to see your keeping the memory's going. thxs for posting the photos.

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Post by Halsey » Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:37 am

First off, sorry for your loss. Its never easy to lose a parent, no matter when it happens.

Second, very nice jeep, a wonderful gift, and certainly a great way to remember your Dad.

Hey, what is the serial number of your jeep? Should be on the data tag on the dash...Just curious as my jeep is also a 55...

They are a lot of fun to drive, my wife and I take ours out when the weather gets warm...And my son has allready claimed it as his own! :D I need to get a top one of these days...I envy you there!!


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Post by Ben Dover » Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:20 am

Great Jeep! There is nothing like a nice looking M-38A1 :wink:
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Post by ecurb_1160 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:49 pm

Halsey , Thanks, the serial no is 82950, Mfg date 3/ 55. I hope to start putting lots of miles on this summer, and many more in the years to come. Bruce
Halsey wrote:First off, sorry for your loss. Its never easy to lose a parent, no matter when it happens.

Second, very nice jeep, a wonderful gift, and certainly a great way to remember your Dad.

Hey, what is the serial number of your jeep? Should be on the data tag on the dash...Just curious as my jeep is also a 55...

They are a lot of fun to drive, my wife and I take ours out when the weather gets warm...And my son has allready claimed it as his own! :D I need to get a top one of these days...I envy you there!!


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Post by Halsey » Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:21 pm

Neat! Mine is 84959, May of 55. Not too far off from each other. ;o)

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Post by ecurb_1160 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:22 pm

A few more pics of some of the things I've been working on. Bruce[urlImage][/url][urlImage][/url][urlImage][/url][urlImage][/url][urlImage][/url]

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Post by ecurb_1160 » Sun Jan 27, 2013 3:56 am

This is a photo of the jeep that was issued to the 507 E when my Dad was in France, This was their motto, so I'm going to copy this and add it to the jeep.
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Post by Halsey » Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:50 pm

Very cool! Should not be too hard to duplicate.

Good luck!


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Post by ecurb_1160 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:59 pm

I don't think so either,right now I'm waiting to hear back from some of the guys that were there at that time too ,to see if they remember what colors were used on it.I'll post pics when I get it finished. Bruce

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Post by ecurb_1160 » Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:17 am

I've been trying to start jeep at least once a week all winter, today at 18 degrees instead of just letting it run in the garage for 1/2 hour I took it out in the yard (snow) to play!!! Don't want to go out on roads with the salt so just play time in the snow!!!! Hurry up spring!!!!!!Bruce[urlImage][/url][urlImage][/url][urlImage][/url][urlImage[img]http://i251.photobucket.com/albums ... .jpg[/img]

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Post by FDNY4244 » Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:23 pm

Great pix and great memories :!: :!: A wonderful way to keep your Dads memory alive :!: :!: Keep up the good work :wink: :wink:
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Post by Halsey » Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:03 pm

Lol!!

I may have to do that myself...Have had the jeep bug for the last three weeks....
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Post by ecurb_1160 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:56 am

Chris, My wife wasn't too happy when she came home and saw all the tracks in the yard,but I sure was happy!!!! I think it was more why I didn't wait till she was home so she could of road along!!!! LOL I'll include her next time!!!! Bruce
Halsey wrote:Lol!!

I may have to do that myself...Have had the jeep bug for the last three weeks....
:D

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Post by Halsey » Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:13 am

Lol!! I take it the NDT's handled the snow without a problem? I thought about taking the jeep for a little spin around the back yard last night during the Super Bowl power outage....but never got off the recliner Ha! :D
Maybe today....

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