Will a military M38 grille simply bolt onto a CJ-3A without any major mods? I realize the radiator of the -3A is radiator mounted, and in the M38 it's frame mounted. Looking at "militarizing" a CJ3A to look more like it's army brother. Resto fanatics, have no fear, the body tub I have on the 3A is pretty nasty, and it isn't really collectable anymore....
You would need to frame-mount the radiator. The M-38 grille doesn't have provisions for mounting the radiator there. Then you would need to address the question of mounting the M-38 grille. The 3A grille bolts to tabs welded to the frame at the bottom corners, where the M-38 grille is hinged.
Is it true real Jeeps have flat fenders?
Alone cannot you it resist!
Not all cj-3a grills are radiator mounted.From 49 to I believe 50,the radiators were bottom mounted same as mb and 2a.That is the way my 1950 v-35/u is.The parts book on 2a and 3a does not give a specific serial number when the change took place.Good to know that an m-38 grill has the holes for the frame mount 3a support bracket bolts.