We have been working on a 1952 Willys M38 for a while now and it is finally on the road. There were MANY Bubbafications that we had to work through (goopy paint, bad welds, destroyed pedals, a V6 needing a proper cooling system etc..). In the end it has been worth it.
My mechanic, John, was taking the M38 for a test run the other day after our third attempt to get the brake system working properly. When he turned around in a driveway a fellow waved him down and pulled over. It turns out the man owns a CJ3A. He and John talked for a bit and the fellow said he would bring his Jeep by the shop for us to check out. He was having a couple issues with it.
His name is Marty and this CJ3A was his first car! I love it when folks still have their first car. The CJ3A is beautiful and I enjoyed having a chance to drive it. We had fun showing Marty our projects and going over his Jeep. I hope we were able to help him with a couple minor issues. It was really nice meeting a new Jeep friend.
As I always say, drive your Jeep!! You find other jeeps, make new friends, and your Jeep is happy to be on or off the road.
For more photos of our work on the M38 go here: M38 restoration