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05-20-2009, 03:07 PM
I aquired this Jeep last year and am starting to have it restored. It is a Navy Contract Radio Jeep. It is a mix of CJ3A, M38 and MB parts. They are fairly rare and information about them can be confusing. If anyone has any knowledge or parts information send it my way. Here is a link to some pictures of it pre-restoration. A pre resto picture, and a picture from the CJ3A page of what i hope to get it to. I will update as the work progresses.




05-20-2009, 05:19 PM
Very nice find! If you want to get rid of any of your MB parts let me know, I'm restoring a 45 MB.

Have you been on the G503 forum? There's a wealth of knowledge over there on military jeeps and vehicles.

Check it out.


05-20-2009, 06:31 PM
I have one too. Mine is not really restored but is complete and being used on the father-in-laws property.
It looks like you are 10492.
Mine is 10920.

If you need any specific photos, I could get them for you.

08-04-2009, 12:38 PM
I need photos of the front and rear crossmembers/Bumpers. Headlights, under hood. I just got the bulk of the parts for the resto last week. New tub, military wheels, NDT tires, the correct snorkel and exhaust, correct tail light, new gages and a bunch more. It is amazing what is still out there for these old Jeeps. The resto should be in full swing. I had the frame sandblasted and the repair of all the cracks and damage has begun. The frame had been broken in half at one time. I hope to have it mostly completed by June of 2010. Once i get some pictures i will post them. Tanner Lamb at Lamb Fab in Gilbert is handling the restoration. So far it has been a very positive expierience. IT is going to get expensive but hopefully it will be worth it.

08-04-2009, 12:39 PM
I also need photos of the dash plaques, real close up detailed ones if possible. Mine is missing most of them and i am going to try and get them reproduced if i cant find any to buy.

08-04-2009, 10:29 PM
Sweet Jeep!! Ob1Jeeper (Steve) should be along soon to answer all your questions.

08-05-2009, 05:42 AM
Sweet Jeep!! Ob1Jeeper (Steve) should be along soon to answer all your questions.
Is indeed a sweet piece of Jeeping history...:angel:

Thanx for the vote of confidence Randy, however, I am not intimately familiar with the vehicles in this era of Jeeps history... I do know a few folks to whom I could turn to for info...;)

08-05-2009, 07:07 AM
I also need photos of the dash plaques, real close up detailed ones if possible. Mine is missing most of them and i am going to try and get them reproduced if i cant find any to buy.

I'll get the pics of mine, any other pics needed. Mine is missing the electrical stuff for the radio.

08-05-2009, 07:32 PM
Didn't know there was this many of you guys building up Willy's Jeeps, especially Shawn. I am in the midst of going through my dad's 49 CJ3A. Here's a few pics including what it looked like before taking it apart(it has 44,901 original miles). Relocated the drawbar on the rear up to the rear bumper/crossmember. Going to make my own 3/4" lift YJ shackles out of 3/8". Made a new front bumper. Not sure if it's much help being a civilian model, but I'll go snap a few pics of the dash plates his Jeep has in a few. Also, I would give Rob at Willy's Works in Tucson a call to see if he has what you're looking for. Or if you need anything else for that matter. He has a ton of new and used stuff at his shop.



Looked great on the outside, but this is why it's being gone thru. If it holds or passes a fluid through it, it leaked. I'm sure almost everything on it hasn't been touched since new. Still running the 6V generator.


08-05-2009, 07:56 PM
Love my M38:)

08-10-2009, 08:37 AM
Nice Jeeps guys!!

08-11-2009, 02:09 PM
Keep the pictures coming, even the CJ 3a pictures are helpful since the CJ V35 was basically a CJ3A with stuff added.

08-14-2009, 09:15 PM
Keep the pictures coming, even the CJ 3a pictures are helpful since the CJ V35 was basically a CJ3A with stuff added.

This is the best the father-in-law could do. These are unaltered original v35 placards.

08-17-2009, 07:40 AM

10-01-2009, 05:59 PM
Let me know whatever CJV35u pics you need. My wife will be with the jeep this weekend and she is capable of taking detailed pictures of the v35 specific stuff.
I think she may be able to run a tape measure also.

Ernie duskey
10-01-2009, 08:20 PM
Give me a call, i have a set of RE-pro on my v-35 and know of someone that has lots of parts for sale on his abandoned v-35 project. i live at Greenfield and southern in Mesa
Ernie 480-205-9809

Ernie duskey
10-27-2009, 09:51 PM
Still waiting for a call, i live pretty close to you, Greenfield and southern, i know someone who has some new dash plates, plus other parts for sale, i believe he is dropping his re-store, i have a set of the new dash plates on my v-35. call me and come over or i will drive my v-35 over to your house, Ernie 480-205-9809

09-03-2010, 12:46 PM
Here are a few shots of the V35 as it sits today. We are a couple of weeks away from completion. I am targeting the Gilbert Days Parade in November for the un-veiling. Tanner at Lamb Fab has done a wonderful job so far on this. We it running for the first time the other day. I did not fully rebuild the motor as it had been rebuilt in the 80s and had very few miles on it. But i may regret it, as of last night it is smoking. Possibly from all the oil we doused it with while it was in storage. It will be a terrible setback if the motor has to be pulled back out and rebuilt. It did not smoke at all the day we tore it down, so we shall see. More pictures as we get closer to completion.




09-03-2010, 06:01 PM
Looking real good! What shade OD did you use? It looks like the same shade I used on my MB (GCI 23070). Do you belong to the AHMTA yet? We have a show every March plus we participate in a bunch of parades. Our first one will be the Mesa Veterans day parade. Your jeep would be a nice addition to our club.

Come check us out, we're a great group of MV owners.


09-04-2010, 05:12 PM
The Jeep is painted GCI 24052 USMC Semi Gloss Forest Green. The paint job is the only thing i cheeped out on, and it does not look that great. I joined the AMVCC but have not Joined the AHMTA but will do so ASAP. I would love to participate in the Veterans Day Parade. I am planning to try and enter the Gilbert Days parade for the towns 90th birthday as well. Here are a few more pictures with the front end partially assembled.



09-04-2010, 06:12 PM
Man that looks sweet! Don't worry about the paint job. That's what's nice about military vehicles. They weren't perfect from the factory either. Plus motor pool class restorations are allowed to have imperfections and character marks. I can almost gaurantee you that you will win an award at our next Falcon Field show in March. Do you plan on putting a radio in it. If so there's a guy in our club that may be able to hook you up on one.

09-04-2010, 10:20 PM
I am going to start looking for radio gear, the V35 had so many unique parts that the details are tough. But there are a few other guys out there restoring these and we are helping to get some stuff made. I really need a water proof radio box, the mount and spare parts cabinet. I figure once i start going to more events and meeting more people i might be able to get some of the stuff. I figure this will never be done, i went to Utah in june and rescued another V35 it is a running jeep but is not in great shape. It did have several original parts i needed to help on this one. Not sure what i am going to do with it as the money and time for another resto is not there right now. But at least i have something to look forward to....

09-04-2010, 10:28 PM
I hear you! Just like the new jeeps it never ends. Are those original combat rims or repro?

09-05-2010, 03:01 PM
The wheels are repro, the Jeep had been heavily civilianized. I had to use whatever i could get.

09-11-2010, 02:17 PM
Where about in Gilbert are you . I am at Grenfield and Guadalupe if you need a hand with anything.

Ernie duskey
10-05-2010, 10:34 AM
Looks good , did you make it to the parade? any new pictures of the progress, still want to see it. let me know when you get it home or if you have time we can go see the v-35
Ernie Duskey 480-205-9809

Ernie duskey
10-05-2010, 10:38 AM
Junkman where do you live i live at greenfield and southern, lets compare notes sometime, i have a v-35 also kinda 99% civilian,
Ernie Duskey 480-205-9809

10-05-2010, 11:56 AM
The Parades i was trying to make have not happened yet, still trying to make the Mesa Veterans Day Parade. The Gilbert Days parade is the same day as a Nascar race i am attending so that one is out. Have lots of pictures all along the way just no time to post them. There are some new ones on my web shots Page. Jeep is done, just dealing with some little issues. Trying to find a 2.250 " flex hose with the correct look for the carb to crossover. Currently i have the Pre-formed M38 hose on there but it is wrong. Also having issues with the rear diff puking out the breather. Think i have that solved.

http://thumb18.webshots.net/t/83/83/3/85/13/2483385130050081118YCUrpa_th.jpg (http://rides.webshots.com/album/578624614Gmicdc)

10-05-2010, 11:58 AM