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    1964 m38a1

    So, my son and I have been toying with the idea that his first car should be a project for both of us. He really enjoys my Jeep, so we figured maybe we could find a junkyard project to work on and get running by the time he is of age (he turns 14 in May, so we have some time to work with).

    I was doing my normal Jeep parts stalking on the interwebs, and stumbled across a 1964 M38A1 in running condition for a pretty killer deal. To my amazement, my wife gave us the green light to go check it out and snatch it if fit our idea.

    Fast forward three hour later, we were the proud new owners of some history. IMG_7530.jpg

    On the way home, the right rear brake decided to piss fluid and start smoking, so a tow truck was needed for the last 8 miles.

    We got it home and started to formulate our plan. The previous owners converted it from 24V to 12V. The wiring was horrendous, as was the diamond plated dash, so we began to pull off all the “stuff” that needed replaced. Image1554432407.888061.jpg
    The engine is clean, all 72 HP. The tub and associated body is mainly free of rust. Image1554432488.041333.jpg
    We pulled the upper steering column (looks like its from a 90s Cherokee) as well as the aftermarket and stock lights.

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    The previous owner added power steering, which will stay.

    Overall, it’s going to be a fun project that really won’t require too much work.


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    Very cool. I really hope to do something like this one day with my kids.
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    That looks like a great foundation to start a build from


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    That’s a great project

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    Fricking awesome! What great father-son time awaits. That was such an important part of my life, cars with my dad. He didn't need to do anything special. Just lead, show knowledge and skill, and everything came from that.

    Good luck!
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    Nice!


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    That will be a great time for you both!


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    A few years back a dad bought one of my M38’s for a father And son project. Was an awesome father/Son bonding I was told.


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    Great project. Hopefully a first car he’ll hang on to for your grandkids.

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