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Drive Train

1958 M38A1 drivers side


The M38A1 (MD) was built from 1952 until 1957 for the U.S. military forces and from 1958 until 1971 for export to foreign governments. The production information available for these vehicles suggests a much more limited production run. The M38A1 was so well liked, they introduced the CJ-5 in 1955 based on it's design.

1958 M38A1 passenger side

Drive Train

The M38A1 used the "Hurricane" F-Head 134 I4 engine, T-90 3 speed transmission, Dana 18 transfer case, either the Dana 25 or the Dana 27 front axle, and Dana 44 rear axle.

Production Information

Year Serial Number Range Production
1952 10001 - xxx ppp
1953 xxx - xxx ppp
1954 xxx - xxx ppp
1955 xxx - 85428 ppp
1956 10001 - 11000 1000

Units built in 1956 were shipped to Egypt.


Thanks to Todd Paisley for the M38A1 serial number and production information.

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