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Old 01-07-21, 02:37
Owen Evans Owen Evans is offline
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Originally Posted by David Dunlop View Post
I do not know if US Army M38s were so equipped, but in the front photos you just posted, you can just see the sets of one large and one small hole at the fronts of the fenders and in line with the length of the fenders where the M38CDN turn signal lamps were installed.
Hello David,

The US Army MWO for turn signals specifies discarding the marker lights in the grill, and replacing with the larger marker lights (8376368) as used on the M37 (and other larger trucks). Have to say, the M38 looks pretty ugly with those lights fitted onto the grill. Some info photos are attached. All that being said, I found a picture of an M38 in service with the US Air Force in the UK......if you look just in front of the BO drive light, it seems like they've fitted "butler" style marker lights to the wings?

Note the US Army MWO also states that it should be applied "only to trucks in, or destined for shipment to, USAREUR and applied on an as required basis....". So, there's a high probability that any US-built M38's that spent all their service life stateside never had turn signals fitted.

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marker light 8376368.jpg   custom bracket for 8376368 marker light.jpg   USAF M38.jpg  
1940 11 Cab C15
1939 DKW KS200
1951 Willys M38
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MVT # 19406
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