This M38 has the identifiable gas filler, grille, and battery lid on the cowl. The windshi
As the inventory of WWII Jeeps declined, the military decided to have a new Jeep designed to meet then-current mil-specs, and in 1950 the model MC (also called an M38) was introduced. It had a production run of only four years. While it is basically the same vehicle as the CJ-3A, all sorts of military brackets and fittings were included, along with a 24-volt electrical system. Subtle changes were made in the grille, windshield frame, tailgate, and fuel filler. Dashboard changes included a removable gauge panel and a driver-side glovebox. A removable lid was placed on the right side of the cowl for battery storage, and depressions and brackets were placed on the passenger side for an ax and a shovel.
Only the high-hood CJ-3B has the Willys name embossed on its grille, hood, and tailgate. T
Throughout production of the CJ-3A, the M38, and even the later M38A1 (a military CJ-5), a unique flatfender was produced. Built between 1952 and 1968 (the longest production run of any model), the CJ-3B is noted for its high hood and grille and short one-piece windshield frame-all due to the taller F-head motor placed in its engine bay. Although it is either despised or loved by Jeep owners, the 3B is becoming increasingly popular.
Most DJ-3As have been converted to four-wheel drive, such as this prime example found out
The last vehicle introduced with a flatfender designation was also the version that saw the most varied usage. The DJ-3A (Dispatcher Jeep) signified a two-wheel-drive version. These Jeeps looked similar to the CJ-3A, but lacked shift levers on the floor and the associated four-wheel-drive hardware. They were produced from 1955 to 1965 in a variety of formats, including postals, with the steering wheel on the right side, and Surrey Jeeps for use at Caribbean vacation resorts. Some had integral hardtops, while others had cowl-forward-only sheetmetal for fitting various service bodies.
Answer: 1942 Willys MB
To test your knowledge, try to ID this vintage flattie using the aforementioned information. Despite the extensive body modifications, custom top, and blurry photograph, the clues are readily visible. Two hints: the number of grille slats and the height of the windshield (which doesn't say Willys).
Swapping sheetmetal can cause all sorts of confusion in determining a Jeep's vintage. We s
Stock rear axles of MBs and GPWs consist of a full-floating Dana 25 rear with 4.88 gears.
A lemon-shaped cover identifies the Dana model 41 rear axle found in CJ-2As. This axle use