Posted: Mon May 18, 2020 4:29 pm Post subject: Airforce M38
I am looking to paint my M38 in Airforce colors. I was not in the military, but my Dad was in the airforce, so I thought this would be appropriate. I know the jeep would have come from the factory OD green and then painted blue. I am wondering what color the running gear would be? I have searched and seen black and OD green. I have also been told both. I like the idea of leaving the frame and running gear green, but I also want it to look as close to proper as I can get it. I can't find any "under the hood" pics of any Airforce M38s. _________________ Donny C MC 62177
The frames came to Willys from the frame shop in black. They suffered a lot of overspray in OD as they went down the production line. Starting in early 1952 the USAF jeeps contracted thru Army procurement were painted Strata Blue at Willy over the OD. Prior to that it depended on the unit of assignment in the USAF weather they stayed OD or were painted by the USAF unit Strata Blue. Engines and firewall were OD. _________________ Wes K
45 MB, 51 M38, 54 M37, 66 M101A1, 60 CJ5, 76 DJ5D, 47Bantam T3-C & 5? M100
Thanks for the reply. That explains the mix of black and OD on the frame. I have heard and read of several different color schemes. I think I have a plan now. Thanks! _________________ Donny C MC 62177
In my world, everything is some shade of OD. Or should be. _________________ M38 23100 June 51
M38 34523 Sep 51
M606/CJ3B 1964 Kaiser 57348 118458
Willys MB 1944
Ford GPW 1942
Dodge WC63 1943
Dodge Power Wagon WM300 1967
Plymouth Barracuda, 1973, 340 4 barrel
All ground up restored by me.
Lots of others.
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