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I just finished this around January and have had it out a few times. I started with the tub and built a new frame and everything else on the jeep. It does great for its size, has plenty of power, and is a blast to drive on the street or on the trails. It has turn signals, brake lights, and drives great on and off road. No bumpsteer at all. The jeep is balanced and stable. I wanted a dual purpose machine and built a great one. The build thread is in my signature. The only thing I'm keeping is the winch.

1954 M38A1 Jeep
4.3 Vortec, 110K miles - Oct. 2014: new crankshaft, main and rod bearings, new timing set, new oil pump installed
SM420, rebuilt, new mainshaft
Waggy 44 front, welded diff., new Spicer joints, full circle clips
Isuzu 12 bolt rear, welded diff.
4.30 gears
35" BFG KM2 tires
Old Man Emu YJ leafs up front
Rubicon Express 2.5" YJ leafs in the rear
Bilstein 5150 shocks
96" wheelbase
Corbeau Baja SS seats
5 point harnesses
2x4 rectangle tube frame, built from scratch
Shackle reversal front
Aluminum radiator
3000 cfm electric fan
15 gallon RCI 2161 fuel cell
Autometer gauges, including fuel level

The tub has no rust in it. I put in a brand new floor front to back with new crossmembers underneath. The interior, firewall, and underneath were primed and painted before I put it together.

PRICE LOWERED $6,000 Located in Tupelo, MS. Will meet, deliver, or work something out to get it to you.

Lowered again - $5,700 obo


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Discussion Starter · #15 · (Edited)
This jeep does equally well cruising around town or back roads and rock crawling. Get it in a boulder field, and it is at home. You can have a whole lot of fun on or off road in this without breaking the bank.

It brought the fun back to 'wheeling for me since it can be street driven. This jeep will do the same for you.
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