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    Default New to me M38A1 !

    Picked up a nice clean M38A1 on Monday. Lots of little things to do to bring her back to her former glory, this hobby is VERY addicting!
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    1971 M35A2 WO/W
    1953 M38A1
    2000 Jeep Wrangler wheeled and lifted
    2013 F 150 wheeled and lifted
    Few other toys

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    That's a nice one! I like the mod for the passenger side mirror. How is the bracket mounted to the windshield frame?

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    Nice find! It really looks good from the pic, but I know it's not always the case lol.
    1953 M38A1 work in progress

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    She's actually in very nice shape. NO rust, but mechanically neglected from sitting. Here's what's going on: 2 new batteries and correct hold downs, complete rebuild of the entire brake system, carburetor rebuild, distributor overhaul, and fixing all the evils people have done to the wiring/lighting system. I'm a mechanic by trade so it's not a huge job for me and I actually enjoy bringing this piece of history back to life. We also have a lot of cleaning to do but I have all winter. I'll post photos.
    1971 M35A2 WO/W
    1953 M38A1
    2000 Jeep Wrangler wheeled and lifted
    2013 F 150 wheeled and lifted
    Few other toys

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    Very nice!

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    Ok, I've started on the brake rebuild, and I've also rebuilt the carburetor. Carb was full of crud, and wheel cylinders seeped out fluid and destroyed the shoes. New lines and hoses too!
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    1971 M35A2 WO/W
    1953 M38A1
    2000 Jeep Wrangler wheeled and lifted
    2013 F 150 wheeled and lifted
    Few other toys

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    Ok, brake system overhaul is done, now I'm replacing the rear main seal which was completely worn. Bearing and crankshaft journals looked good, not too much crud in the pan.
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    1971 M35A2 WO/W
    1953 M38A1
    2000 Jeep Wrangler wheeled and lifted
    2013 F 150 wheeled and lifted
    Few other toys

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    Wow brake rebuild and main seals change, your jumping in feet first into the not so fun stuff. Good job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saberr View Post
    Wow brake rebuild and main seals change, your jumping in feet first into the not so fun stuff. Good job.
    I want to get the mechanicals done before I put it in the garage for the winter, then I will concentrate on the cosmetics/ wiring.
    1971 M35A2 WO/W
    1953 M38A1
    2000 Jeep Wrangler wheeled and lifted
    2013 F 150 wheeled and lifted
    Few other toys

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    Well I got all the mechanicals finished, and it was in it's first parade ! Also installed the Vertronix pointless system and it was a nice upgrade. ( yes I'm keeping the points plate in case down the road I sell it). Also was able
    to get the correct radios which I'll install over the winter along with all new seat cushions.
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    1971 M35A2 WO/W
    1953 M38A1
    2000 Jeep Wrangler wheeled and lifted
    2013 F 150 wheeled and lifted
    Few other toys

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