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    New to forum and Military vehicle restoration

    Hello all

    I recently purchased a 1952 M38. Its not museum quality but that is what I like. Not afraid to let the grandkids eat ice cream in it

    This is my first historic vehicle so I will most likely have several questions

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    Congrats on your new Jeep. You have come to the right place. I got lots of help with my project as there are several who have restored old jeeps.

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    Welcome sredm!

    Congratulations on the purchase of your M38. We would love to see your Jeep, and will be happy to help any way we can.

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    Jeeps and Ice Cream

    Not afraid to let the grandkids eat ice cream in it

    Jeeps need to filled with Kids, Grandkids and Dawgs...

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    gmwillys is the United States advocate for get them running in solid mechanical condition, and "use em"! The grand kids will dream of when they get Grandpa's Jeep. These things just keep giving back.

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    Load o' Grandkids

    Quote Originally Posted by LarrBeard View Post
    Not afraid to let the grandkids eat ice cream in it

    Jeeps need to filled with Kids, Grandkids and Dawgs...
    Like this ...
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    Check it out, LarrBeard has a "truck full o' grandkids"!

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    Pics or it didn't happen! What's it look like? LarrBeard that two tire types special is growing on me. Love the paint in the sun. Ice cream for everybody...

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    5jeeps, that "two tire type option really only works well on two wheel drives. Even slightly different tire diameters can raise trouble on a 4 wheel drive.

    sredm, show us the pic's!

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    Tires and Paint

    Totally agree - if you're 4WD, all four tires need to match. I have one of the rare 2WD trucks, so I put "road" tires on the front, basically a passenger car tread - with the gnarly tires on the rear. The rear tires do generate a bunch of road noise, but then old tricks aren't supposed to be quiet.

    Over the 2019-2020 winter I had to get the truck repainted - it had serious paint adhesion issues and by pure blind luck it was covered by the original restorer's shop insurance (very long story there). BMorgil sweet talked a nice lady in the DuPont (?) Vintage Color Library to get me a modern recipe for the original 1948 Tunisian Red. It turned out even better than the original paint job, which also had color match issues if you look very closely. So, summer of 2020 I was all revved up with no place to go (sounds like a line from a Meatloaf song...).

    Next year in Toledo!
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