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Korean War35 of 39Korean War Council MedalNorth Korean money and Marine Letter from Korean War Sept 14, 1950
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Posted 6 years ago


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This is my '52 M38. I'm the second owner since it's de-commision in '72
This veteran saw action in the Korean war, and is only taken out on nice ,sunny days for a little ride,or to our local cruise night for others to appreciate.Hope all Veterans get treated this good!!


  1. jordan, 6 years ago
    Imagine they were pushing these things into the ocean along with planes and tanks and god knows what else after the war.I wonder if the paint was good enough to try and fish a few of them out of the drink....
  2. pickrknows pickrknows, 6 years ago
    Hi Bogie262,it still has it's original 24 volt system/black-out light & all!
  3. pickrknows pickrknows, 6 years ago
    Thanks boandsuzi, Vontrike, stepback_antiques,scottvez, officialfuel.
  4. pickrknows pickrknows, 6 years ago
    Thank-you Signaholic!
  5. pickrknows pickrknows, 6 years ago
    Thank-you Stonie!
  6. pickrknows pickrknows, 6 years ago
    Thank-you stonesfan1!
  7. pickrknows pickrknows, 6 years ago
    Thank-you packrat_place!
  8. pickrknows pickrknows, 6 years ago
    Thank-you timbaran & Hedgewalker!!
  9. pickrknows pickrknows, 6 years ago
    Thank-you ttomtucker!!
  10. Vontrike Vontrike, 6 years ago
    What a great Jeep. I passed a chance to buy a basket case one two years ago,,cheap. Thump, thump, thump. That's the sound of my head banging the wall !
  11. pickrknows pickrknows, 6 years ago
    Thanks Von, they certainly are a ton-o-fun to have, get lots of looks driving around,and an important piece of history to keep alive.
  12. pickrknows pickrknows, 6 years ago
    Thank-you Longings!!
  13. pickrknows pickrknows, 6 years ago
    Thank-you chevelleman, trukn20, & earlycoke!!
  14. tommy1002 tommy1002, 6 years ago
    Now, that is a Jeep !!!
  15. pickrknows pickrknows, 6 years ago
    Thank-you tommy!! She's a lot of fun to drive fer sure!!
  16. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 5 years ago
    Nice! when i was a kid,u could buy these at auctions (crated) for 50.00$ (i believe) & ,if memory serves, in the back add pages of some mag. Man, if we had only known. Nice jeep , hope u had a safe 4th.
  17. pickrknows pickrknows, 5 years ago
    Thank-you Hems!!
  18. pickrknows pickrknows, 5 years ago
    I guess it means we are on the right track if they are re-creating these, there must be a market for them, and knowing that an original is a "limited supply item", if there are'nt enought originals to go around...
    As long as the knowledge of the collector is passed down as to differentiate the real from the fake!
    My Jeep, being a '52, saw service during the Korean war(think M.A.S.H.)' and being Canadian made, by Ford in Windsor, Ont. it is one of approx. 3800 units.
    If it was American Willy's, it would look exactly the same, being one of approx. 60,000 units. Many were shoved off boats into the sea aftewr the war I'm told!
    Parts are still relatively easy to find here, and several business' have begun to focus solely on restoring or reproducing the much needed parts to keep these vets running and looking good.
    Love the photo of the " Ferret boneyard" too.
  19. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
    The U.K. must have changed climes if you have sunny days now. LOL
  20. pickrknows pickrknows, 5 years ago
    Thank-you petey, musichoo, walksoftly for the "loves"
  21. pickrknows pickrknows, 5 years ago
    Thank-you blunderbuss, collector4ever,& mrmajestic for the "loves"
  22. pickrknows pickrknows, 5 years ago
    Thank-you Phil, very nice of you to say! This old girl still get's the "jeep wave" going down the road, and tons of attention anywhere it's parked, and the neighbourhood kids are always eager to go for a spin! Thanks for the nice words about the house too Phil, it is a culmination of a lifetime of hard work(built it myself from the plan on up)!
  23. pickrknows pickrknows, 4 years ago
    Thank-you tom61375 for the "love"!!
  24. pickrknows pickrknows, 4 years ago
    Thank you Phil for the "LOVE"
  25. pickrknows pickrknows, 3 years ago
    Thanks all for the "loves"!! Cheers! ,
  26. surfdub66 surfdub66, 3 years ago
    What a beauty !! Wish I could afford one !!! A good one here in uk £10,000-£13,000 ..
    I love my jeep yj which is based on the cj derived from the willys .. & I find it a lot of fun especially in the snow !! I also use it for what its for offroading!! unlike many which are so spotless their owners are frightened to really use them !!
    A doctor I work for sometimes has 3 ferrets & an austin champ in immaculate condition , all seen service sometime or other & I think theyre great fun ;-)
  27. TexacoOkie TexacoOkie, 3 years ago
    Man that is one sweet Jeep!

  28. pickrknows pickrknows, 3 years ago
    Thank you Surfdub, Ron and Phil for the nice comments.
  29. Roycroftbooksfromme1 Roycroftbooksfromme1, 2 years ago
  30. pickrknows pickrknows, 2 years ago
    Thanks so much for the nice comment Roycroftbooksfromme1!
  31. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
    Very Nice!!! Sounds like it's being treated well.
  32. Nicefice, 2 years ago
    Awesome! Loveit!!
  33. pickrknows pickrknows, 2 years ago
    Thanks for the nice comment jscott0363 and Nicefice!!

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