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    Hello from God's perfect square!

    Bought my first Willy's about a month ago. It's a 1958 M38A1. It was "restored" in 2012, and has been sitting since.

    So far, I've replaced leaks everywhere, repaired tub rust that was rihno-lined over, dropped the passenger seat, welded my winch plate on, got the brakes working, and removed the pintle hitch and A-FRAME associated with it.

    Things to do:
    Build aluminum fuel cell for under the tub (hence pintle hitch removal)
    Install 2" receiver
    Drop driver's seat after original tank is removed
    Install rubber boots on levers and pedals, delete any unnecessary holes in tub (an effort in dust control)
    Suspension - I have questions...
    Clean up electrical
    Install winch (not sure which warn I'm going with)
    Mount handyman/shovel and gas can
    Monkey with carb/metering rods etc(I live at 7k ft and it only goes up from there)
    Chop steering column a few inches in an effort to drop the steering wheel

    Spend as little as possible
    Stay married

    I'm very happy to be here, and have tons of questions.

    Thanks for having me!

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    Super Moderator gmwillys's Avatar
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    Welcome Hillbillyhans!
    The M38A1 is pretty popular around this forum. We have a soft spot in our hearts for them, along with the flat fenders.we look forward to following your progress. Bring on the questions!

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    Thanks pal. I have a pretty diverse mechanical background, but I don't know the first thing about these awesome little machines. I'm having so much fun learning new things!

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    They are relatively simple machines, with a mind of their own. Every day spent working on your project, will be another learning experience.

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