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    Default M38A1 Dutch army jeep

    Hi From a newbie over the pond, and thanks for letting me join.

    I have just bought my 1st jeep to work on as below, ex dutch army and trying to work out if its about right or a bitsa, yes cart before the horse I know.

    1st question is regarding whether or not the engine can be accepted as a correct fitment.

    Engine number is actually 151 018379 which suggests to me its a 151 engine? but data plate is showing MD109814
    incorrect hoops and canvas also have to go, and can you get fender repair sections where the overlay re-reinforcement section fits towards the back of the fender including the edge profile which is missing on mine on both sides as you can see.
    Any advice would be great.


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    Looks great, I got three m38a1 but needs resto. Also try g503 website a lot of jeep folks over there too.

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    Engine is correct! I believe only entire fenders are available.

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    A bit more info. I've found a data plate on the engine block, fuel pump side back near the gearbox bell-housing as shown:

    Also a few pics of the trailer I got with the jeep.Trailer seems genuine US and I think is a mighty mite, but data plate is unreadable. Again, it needs a bit of work.

    The engine data plate suggests a replacement engine/overhauled engine in 78 which I would think is reasonable but unable to find anything to date the build date of the truck at the moment.


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    Trailer is M416, built for use with M151 series. It will be fine behind the A1. The engine data plate is from when Dutch military overhauled the engine.

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    About 20 years ago I saw an ad for Dutch M38A1s in a UK Land Rover magazine, being offered by a UK surplus dealer. It said they were Complete Knock Down production (US parts assembled in Europe) and NATO war reserve surplus. I almost bought one.

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    These are called NEKAF jeeps, for the original builder in Rotterdam, "Nederlandse Kaiser-Frazer." US-built parts assembled by the Dutch with required highway safety equipment added. I borrowed a frontline ambulance version from a friend and took it to two of our meets in California. It had a stretcher kit and long top like a heavier duty version of what fit on WWII and M38 jeeps. I don't think the Dutch Army used a stretched wheelbase ambulance jeep.
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