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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:55 pm    Post subject: M38A1s used by The Civil Defense Reply with quote

Is any one picked up any Civil Defense Jeeps? We have run across quite a few M38A1s. We restored one back to CD for the Sam Werner Museum. Looking to possibly do another but looking for unusual original Paint Schemes.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a M38A1 from Pennington County Civil Defense South Dakota from 1986-90. Sold it to a young troop from Montana in 1990.



It was original 24V with a hard top and standard rear spare carrier. I added the hinged across the back spare & dual gas can carrier, the civvy vinyl top and the white spoke wheels. I used it for a daily driver and hunting in the Black Hills. I commuted 25 miles each way for 4 years on I-90 from my home in Blackhawk on the west side of Rapid City to Ellsworth AFB on the east side.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:04 pm    Post subject: Civil Defense M38A1 Reply with quote

My 1952 M38A1 had civil defense markings on it when I found it in a field. It also had township fire department markings. It looks like it was painted red with (fancy) white pin-striping. There was also stenciled on the rear- "This Equipment Was Purchased In Part With Federal Funds For Civil Defense Use. Removal Is(?) A(?) Violation of This Identification ...(?)". Parts of it were illegible.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think your reddish paint was originally the same Orange as mine. I did not repaint mine. That is the original Civil Defense paint job.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are the two we picked up and one is the one we restored.





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