M38A1 Hood Mod

1950 - 1968, M38, M38A1, M170, modifications, sugestions, and ideas, official MWO's and unofficial field mods.
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Junormaneureka
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M38A1 Hood Mod

Post by Junormaneureka » Thu Nov 22, 2012 5:28 am

I've always liked the hoods on Jeep Commandos. I thought one of these would fit on my M38A1 so I gave it a try. It's a perfect fit. I'll install my blackout lights where the turn signals go in the Commando grille.

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1952 M38A1
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1984 M101A2 Trailer
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Re: M38A1 Hood Mod

Post by Marty, SoCal » Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:37 pm

If I'm not mistaken the center of the Commando grille is basically the same as the CJ-5 grille with little extension panels on it. I wonder if you could remove the "CJ" center and add in a M38-A1 grille to make it look more military?

I've often thought of putting a CJ-7 grille and hood on a Commando, (the newer, ugly ones)!
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Re: M38A1 Hood Mod

Post by Junormaneureka » Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:14 pm

You are correct. The extensions are welded onto the center.
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