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04-10-2016, 04:03 PM
got a m38a1 1953 definitely a military jeep but all body components are red never been any other color what's up doc?

your thoughts would be appreciated

51 CJ3
04-18-2016, 08:46 AM
How did you confirm it was always red? Although it is common to scuff and spray, some people actually strip and/or sand blast before applying new paint.
Having said that, maybe it was a fire truck. In 1954 the M38A1 was offered as the CJ5. If you have one of the last '53s built, it could have slipped into that category. I don't know enough about the differences between CJ5, reproduction and M38A1 bodies to know if it is feasible but another possibility is a body swap.