Joined: Mar 25, 2006 Posts: 24 Location: Austin, TX
Posted: Tue Nov 02, 2021 7:28 pm Post subject: New Gas Tank
After trying to repair my original M38 gas tank failed, a string of used tanks also failed to not leak so I'm just gonna buy a new one. Prices seem to vary with some around $350 and others at $450. Im guessing the cheaper ones are the MDJ and the other Omix. Are the MDJ ones comparatively that inferior in quality and fit to the Omix? Its hard to get a definitive answer from the different vendors on who their manufacturing source is. Thanks.
Joined: Oct 02, 2014 Posts: 1367 Location: South Carolina, Dorchester County
Posted: Tue Nov 02, 2021 9:00 pm Post subject:
I could be wrong, but thought that MDJ makes them and Omix sells them (Omix doesn't make anything, they sell stuff under their brand name).
It's hard to get a definitive answer from the different vendors on who their manufacturing source is.
Almost nothing ticks me off more than that. They don't advertise who or where it's made, and if you ask you get attitude back. That's shady for sure. Why not say? Makes me want to run away --- very fast.
I always try to buy Made in USA, or NOS, or genuine take-off's --- but it's not always possible with some things. Patience is good.
M38 specific gas tanks aren't cheap that I've seen, but it's worse to pay big bucks for poor fitting or inferior crapola. It's hard to figure out why vendors and makers can't seem to figure out that quality sells and crapola don't. Do they think we're stupid?
Have you talked to Brent Mullins (Jeep Parts) in College Station? If I was an hour's driving distance from him I think I'd call first and then pay a visit.
Either that, or call John at Midwest Military. Both will treat you right. So will several others. It's a select bunch (in my opinion).
Just my 2 cents. Good luck! _________________ Ron D.
1951 M38 Unknown Serial Number
1951 M100 Dunbar Kapple 01169903 dod 5-51
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Joined: Oct 31, 2016 Posts: 118 Location: Houston, Texas
Posted: Wed Nov 03, 2021 6:19 am Post subject: M38 Gas Tank
I recently visited and purchased an M38 original take off gas tank from Brent Mullins in College Station Texas. I was allowed to choose my tank from a dozen tanks. The tank was somewhat rusty inside but cleaned up perfect. Being original it had the correct brackets and wire/tube clamps still attached.
It fit perfect. It even still had the sender and pickup filter tube attached which cleaned up perfect.
I have purchased many NOS and original parts from Brent and have always been extremely satisfied with the fit and quality of the items purchased. I am fortunate that I live close enough to Brent and can drive to his location to pick up parts as needed. Brent has always been gracious enough to allow me to look around at his vast inventory of parts (which are not all on his website so call) and I can't say enough kind words for this vendor.
trip _________________ Trip
51 M38 MC 25423
M38 recently acquired Some parts only, roller
I bought a MDJ M38 tank. Not exact dimensions but doable. The sending unit opening was ok but thread holes needed work. Thickness of sheet metal ok no leaks obviously a usable original tank best but didnít see any for sale.
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