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post #91 of 115 Old 07-13-2011, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
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Sparkey-- Ive had a great time talking with your friend. He's quite the knowledge base on the jeeps. We've been doing a fair amount of horse trading back and forth in the mail


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post #92 of 115 Old 07-14-2011, 03:09 PM Thread Starter
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Sparkey do you happen to know any more information about the generators or air compressors?

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post #93 of 115 Old 07-14-2011, 03:48 PM
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The WW2 jeeps had a small generator mounted over the tranny hump that was driven from a set up like you have. Can't tell if that is exactly what you have. The WW2 ones had a idler arm on it as well. I just sent another guy the cast piece and pto set up for driving the generator.
The early CJs had several attatchments that were mounted in the bed area.
Search the site G503.com and you can find some articles on both.

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post #94 of 115 Old 07-14-2011, 03:58 PM Thread Starter
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It would appear that I have the pot attachment, idler arm, and pulley. I think this would be a cool feature to have although from my previous research I think the generators were primarily on radio jeeps? I would have to modify my tub as it was not originally a radio jeep tub.

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post #95 of 115 Old 07-14-2011, 09:13 PM
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I don't know about the M38A1 tranny hump as the special cast piece, that sat on the hump, that the genny attatched to was for the MB and GPW bodies, and yes these were radio jeeps. PM me your address and I will send you a photo of the set up.

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post #96 of 115 Old 10-13-2011, 12:42 AM
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Those are the wrong fenders for that if it really is an M38A1 it has cj5 fenders M38A1 fenders dont have the spot for the reflector and flares
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post #97 of 115 Old 10-31-2011, 02:47 PM
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M38a1's don't have MB type generators. I believe they actually have alternators. Check out M38a1.com. Lots of good info an links on there. The guy did a full frame off resto and has so much good info.

Edit: Thought we we're talking about the engine. But actually it's about radios. My bad.

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post #98 of 115 Old 11-10-2011, 01:25 PM Thread Starter
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I believe that the M38A1 was the only jeep to feature the 45 degree angle joint on the rear of the front fender. The drill holes on the drivers side fender are for the blackout driving light not for a reflector. I see no evidence that the Jeep has been altered from its original condition although I could be mistaken.

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post #99 of 115 Old 11-10-2011, 01:38 PM
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I believe that the M38A1 was the only jeep to feature the 45 degree angle joint on the rear of the front fender. The drill holes on the drivers side fender are for the blackout driving light not for a reflector. I see no evidence that the Jeep has been altered from its original condition although I could be mistaken.
Only the first year or so of production had the 45 degree angle, but yes.
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post #100 of 115 Old 11-10-2011, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
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Correct. I think the cutoff year was late 1952/early 1953 as mine is a 52

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post #101 of 115 Old 11-29-2011, 08:16 PM Thread Starter
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Today I'm working on re-installing the transmission and transfer case. Does anyone happen to know what the size of the retaining bolts are that hold the D18 to the T90? For some reason mine have been misplaced. So much for bagging and tagging everything...

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post #102 of 115 Old 11-29-2011, 08:24 PM
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post #103 of 115 Old 11-29-2011, 08:29 PM Thread Starter
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Chico- thanks a ton. I'm off to the store in the morning to hunt some down.

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post #104 of 115 Old 01-24-2012, 09:06 PM
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I have a 52 M38A1 and I have to say that I am jealous of how much time you get to devote to this girl!
Mine has been waiting s patiently. i have a warn 2:1 overdrive which will allow you to drive 75-85 mph, but the brakes are scary. Our local MVPA has about 1900 members and about 350 own M38A1s. Did you ever get the orig block needed? Mine has a 100hp carbed 2.3L ford repower from a early ranger, so parts are easier to find...it will take a while but you are doing to yours what i will do to mine too! Your photos look great!
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post #105 of 115 Old 01-25-2012, 07:00 AM
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Your build is going fantastic! i can't wait to see it finished. Thanks for posting all of the great photos.

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