1953 M38A1 Navy Jeep

A Frame Off Restoration

The project was divided into phases. During Phase I we tore down the jeep all the way to the frame. In Phase II we restored or replaced the parts. Phase III was the reassembly processes and Phase IV is the maintenance stage. Phase II and III took place at times simultaneously. A part was cleaned, repaired or replaced and then installed. Phase IV will continue for many years to come!

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1953 M38A1 Navy Jeep

Phase II Restore

Now that the easy part is behind us it's time to start restoring or replacing parts. This will take the longest time because each piece has to be cleaned, inspected, refurbished or replaced. It fun to learn about each component and gratifying to see each part repaired and ready to install. Keep checking in to see our progress!