Save 10% Off Site Wide with exclusions Enter MEMDAY10

FREE SHIPPING on all orders $98+ See Details

Select Your Currency
  • Africa
  • Americas
  • Asia
  • Europe
  • Oceania
Shop Kaiser Willys

Steel Fuel (gas) Tank
Fits 52-66 M38A1

Part # 805605

New Steel Fuel Tank

Highest quality reproduction steel fuel tank for your military vehicle. For late style tanks with large filler spout. Mounts under drivers seat.

Eliminates all the problems caused by a rusty fuel tank and saves your fuel system from drawing contaminates.

52-66 M38A1

Part # Price





1 Item has been added to your cart!

Questions & Answers

Please Wait...

Ask Question Add Answer

All questions will be displayed after moderation. All answers will be displayed after moderation.

thanks for the timely answer. I did find that the sending unit is correct. but what goes in the large opening(not filler opening) with about 10 screw holes .. Herbert

Willys Jeep Parts Tech:
That is your fuel pick up. We sell those as well.

I purchased a sending unit 810284 for a new tank 805605 it appears to take a smaller insert hole than is on the new tank ... did I order the wrong sending unit or what? I also ordered a sending gasket 557100 (5hole)is it needed ? I await your answer Herbert

Willys Jeep Parts Tech:
This is correct sending unit. Please email to help out.

I need a tank for a m725 any idea where I might find 1?

Willys Jeep Parts Tech:
Sorry, that I dont have any leads on.

1952 M38-A1 My old fuel tank is 10 inches high, 18 inches wide, and 25 inches long. Most replacement tanks I have found are 20 inches wide What is the width of your tank? My floor board hole is only 19 1/2 inches wide. Bill

Willys Jeep Parts Tech:
Please email some pictures of your M38A1 and your old tank. That way we can see what all you have going on.

I need a gas tank for my 1953 Willy Jeep,as it has a leak in it,we took it off yesterday it look just the same as the one in the photo above, My question is if I order it from you and the Jeep is in Gilbert Arizona how long would it take to get here. ? and how much would the total cost be. ? John

Willys Jeep Parts Tech:
Email or call me toll free. I can help you ID what vehicle your working on and fix you up. Thanks!

Are the M-38 fuel tanks and the M-38 A1 fuel tanks interchangeable? A simple NO, or it will work if you make some minor adjustments? Thanks, John

Willys Jeep Parts Tech:
No they are not. The M38A1 is a totally different design and has a well in the bottom of it.

interested in new tank. Will be utilizing electric fuel pump. Question...besides tank, what else should I be ordering to support tank? Float? Sending unit ? Thanks

Willys Jeep Parts Tech:
You'll need a pick up unit to fill the hole and sending unit as well as gas cap. Please call us toll free and we can help you out.

Are these the original gauge steel?

The only difference between the OEM tank and the replacement is, no filler neck insert for the trash screen & gas cap chain. The top lip where the hold down strap goes will have to be bent down for the strap to fit and the screws holding the fuel pick up may have to be cut down, mine were about 3/32 too long and bottomed out. Not a big deal and I'm happy with the new tank.
Willys Tech:
They are made to OEM spec on the thickness.

how many gallons does the m38a1 gas tank hold? thanks

Willys Tech:
17.5 gallons like original.

I just purchesed a tank for my m38a1 from you guys thanks for the fast service. I would like to coat or paint the inside to keep rust away any ideas thanks

Willys Tech:
You really dont have to as long as you keep gas it in. Your local NAPA does sell a coating you can use.

Regarding the M38A1 fuel tank, I doesn't seem like fuel filters are readily available. What are your suggestions? Thank you.

Willys Tech:
We have the complete fuel pick up units available with filter. Search for 'fuel pick up' in our search parts box and it will come up.

Can I get new sides for the m38a1 gas tank to be welded over the existing tank with rust holes in it.

Willys Tech:
Probably not, its really impossible to weld onto rusty surfaces.

I am restoring a M38a1 and as such this is my first attempt. Problem I have is that the original fuel tank has some pin size holes due to rust, is this a reapirable issue either with fibre glass and or solder along with an interior liner' Your help will be apreciated. I am completley sold on your catalog and either way I look forward to doing business with your company. Dave Harrison

Willys Tech:
I really would say that is a tough repair. If your old tank's metal has thinned then it really will never be right. This tank is the way to go. Brand new.

What color will the gas tank be for the M38A1 when I receive it?

Willys Tech:
They come primered and are typically red or green depending on which paint the factory is using.

Do I need a metal plate for the larger of the two holes on top of the gas tank? If so, where can I get the screws and plate that fit the top? I do not want to mess up the tank by trying to do it on my own.

Willys Tech:
That is the hole for the fuel pick up. Part number: A1FUELPICKUP

Do you make a poly fuel tank replacement for a 1953 M38 A1? This is the under the seat type with fuel filler neck out the side. This Willys is the C J 5 style (predddesor to CJ 5 from Korean war era) If you do not do you know someone that carries these?

Willys Tech:
Nobody makes a poly tank for the M38A1. This tank is the way to go. It is just like original and ready for install.

Is it guaranteed to fit perfectly?

Willys Tech:
Yes that is correct. They will fit properly.

I have a 53 M38A1 that has been converted to 12 volt, It has the large fuel tank, larg neck, do you have the sending unit and matching gauge that would work for this application.

Willys Tech:
Please call us toll free. We can go over some of your options.

I am shopping for the 52-66 M38A1 Steel Fuel (gas) Tank, do you stock this item, how log would It be before I receive it? I live in California.

Willys Tech:
We ship same day and have them in stock. It would only take a few days to CA.

Is the M38A1 fuel tank made of stainless steel? If not, what kind of steel is it? What kind of paint, primer or other coating does it come with?

Willys Tech:
These are painted and ready for install. There is no such thing as a stainless tank for this vehicle. They cannot rust as long as you keep clean gas in them.
Request Catalog
THANK YOU! Your catalog request has been submitted successfully. Please note:

If your catalog does not arrive within 7-10 business days, call us Toll-Free at (888) 648-4923.

Email Subscription
THANK YOU! You have successfully subscribed to our newsletter.
Contact Form
THANK YOU! Your contact form request has been submitted successfully.
Photo Contest
SUCCESS! Your photo contest entry has been submitted!
Browser warning
The browser you are using to visit our website is no longer supported. For the best browsing experience, please visit us using a different browser.
I understand, close this message