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Questions: 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
Question By: Bill Southworth on May 18 2020 9:52 PM
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org some pictures of your M38A1 and your old tank. That way we can see what all you have going on.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on May 19 2020 5:47 AM
Questions: 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
Question By: John Fuery on Feb 11 2019 6:55 PM
Email email@example.com or call me toll free. I can help you ID what vehicle your working on and fix you up. Thanks!
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Feb 11 2019 11:22 AM
Questions: 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
Question By: john azzolini on Oct 5 2017 2:09 AM
No they are not. The M38A1 is a totally different design and has a well in the bottom of it.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Oct 5 2017 5:52 AM
Questions: Are these the original gauge steel?
Question By: Scott on Mar 6 2015 12:00 AM
They are made to OEM spec on the thickness.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Mar 9 2015 12:00 AM
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.
Answer By: on May 5 2017 2:07 AM
Questions: how many gallons does the m38a1 gas tank hold? thanks
Question By: mark on Feb 11 2015 12:00 AM
17.5 gallons like original.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Feb 11 2015 12:00 AM
Questions: 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
Question By: scott on Jun 16 2013 12:00 AM
You really dont have to as long as you keep gas it in. Your local NAPA does sell a coating you can use.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Jun 17 2013 12:00 AM
Questions: Regarding the M38A1 fuel tank, I doesn't seem like fuel filters are readily available. What are your suggestions? Thank you.
Question By: Jesse Ehredt on May 29 2013 12:00 AM
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.
Answer By: Willys Tech on May 29 2013 12:00 AM
Questions: Can I get new sides for the m38a1 gas tank to be welded over the existing tank with rust holes in it.
Question By: Anonymous on Jan 16 2013 12:00 AM
Probably not, its really impossible to weld onto rusty surfaces.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Jan 17 2013 12:00 AM
Questions: 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
Question By: dave harrison on Nov 28 2012 12:00 AM
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.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Nov 28 2012 12:00 AM
Questions: What color will the gas tank be for the M38A1 when I receive it?
Question By: Anonymous on Aug 5 2012 12:00 AM
They come primered and are typically red or green depending on which paint the factory is using.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Aug 6 2012 12:00 AM
Questions: 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.
Question By: Hal Cannon on Jun 12 2012 12:00 AM
That is the hole for the fuel pick up. Part number: A1FUELPICKUP
Answer By: Willys Tech on Jun 12 2012 12:00 AM
Questions: 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?
Question By: Anonymous on Jun 3 2012 12:00 AM
Nobody makes a poly tank for the M38A1. This tank is the way to go. It is just like original and ready for install.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Jun 4 2012 12:00 AM
Questions: Is it guaranteed to fit perfectly?
Question By: Anonymous on Mar 14 2012 12:00 AM
Yes that is correct. They will fit properly.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Mar 15 2012 12:00 AM
Questions: 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.
Question By: Dan McCall on Jan 30 2012 12:00 AM
Please call us toll free. We can go over some of your options.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Jan 30 2012 12:00 AM
Questions: 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.
Question By: Boris Chavez on Nov 11 2011 12:00 AM
We ship same day and have them in stock. It would only take a few days to CA.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Nov 11 2011 12:00 AM
Questions: 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?
Question By: Michael Scoggins on Jan 23 2011 12:00 AM
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.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Jan 24 2011 12:00 AM