Joined: Oct 31, 2016 Posts: 23 Location: Houston, Texas
Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:06 am Post subject: M38 wooden hood blocks
In several old vintage M38 photos, it appears (some M38s) the wooden hood blocks (windshield supports) have a raised portion in the front. It makes them appear to be an L (on it's side) shape.
(1) Has anyone else noticed this?
(2) If I am not crazy, does anyone know the purpose of this particular
(3) If some M38(s) had this particular block support, was it a field addition or
was it factory installed?
The hood blocks are modified like that when the heater kit is installed which moves the wipers to the top of the windshield. _________________ Wes K
45 MB, 51 M38, 54 M37, 66 M101A1, 60 CJ5, 76 DJ5D, 47Bantam T3-C & 5? M100
Joined: Apr 14, 2005 Posts: 161 Location: Livermore Ca.
Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:04 am Post subject:
theres lots of photos of m38 with the L hood blocks with wiper motors in the normal position. ive seen these used this way in the US Army European commands.
my opinion is the windshield channel is the contact point on the blocks when the windshield is down causing damage to the channel. by notching the block the top of the frame above the channel rest on the block. I also belive the blocks are larger than stock.
may have read this in PS but, cant remember for sure. _________________ '51 M38 #22936,M100 Dunbar
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