Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 9:41 am Post subject: M38/M38A1 top bow measurements
Could someone provide the measurements listed using the photos as a guide. Email me your answers. Please indicate weather your bows are original or reproduction, M38 or M38A1 and if repop do you know who produced them.
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Joined: Nov 25, 2007 Posts: 56 Location: Marietta, Georgia
Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 12:23 pm Post subject:
Wes, I've been out of town, but I promise to measure and report back this weekend!
Out of curiosity, what do you need the info for and how is it going to be used? I'm always trying to learn something. _________________ Troy Davis
1953 USMC M38A1 (Work-in-progress)
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Joined: Apr 04, 2005 Posts: 185 Location: Monticello, NY
Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 8:08 pm Post subject: Re: M38/M38A1 top bow measurements
I have an NOS top bow manufactured in the late 50s if I remember correctly. Here are some dimensions.
C-It's tough to locate the lower end of C since it's both tapered and curved there. C+E is 2-1/4"
G-installed on Jeep at this time, can't measure
H-installed on Jeep at this time, can't measure
J-installed on Jeep at this time, can't measure
K-installed on Jeep at this time, can't measure
B-installed on Jeep at this time, can't measure
B- _________________ Bob W. Monticello, NY. 1952 CJ3A, 1952 M38, 1950 CJV-35/U
We have a member who has an original set in rough shape and needing a rebuild with some sections broken off and missing. I don't have any bows around here right now. I have an arctic top going on my current M38 project and my M38A1 has been sold for some time. _________________ Wes K
45 MB, 51 M38, 54 M37, 66 M101A1, 60 CJ5, 76 DJ5D, 47Bantam T3-C & 5? M100
Joined: Feb 17, 2012 Posts: 372 Location: Del City, OK
Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:24 pm Post subject:
Brian, this is from the hole at the bottom where the "T" bolt goes to the hole in the front frame member for the windshield brackets... Correct... want to be sure on this as I Do Not want to mess it up... _________________ Hal, KB1ZQ
TSGT, USAF (Ret)
1952 M-38 CDN CAR 52-31313
1952 M-100 Strick #104
1951 Willys Wagon (For Sale)
1954 Willys M38A1 (Restoration In Progress)
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