A 1952 M38 Willy’s military Jeep. This Jeep was bought by Hamid Omar in the 70’s from Lyari, where it was hauled behind a donkey cart to Shafi’s workshop. It has been rebuilt a number of times since then, and is tied with Taimur Mirza’s CJ7 for most work done on a jeep in Pakistan. It has now been handed on to his son. A 1951-2 M38, it is likely the only flatfender in Pakistan with an EFI engine.
Engine: 2LT-II – 2.4 litre turbo charged EFI diesel with the EGR removed. Custom Wiring Harness. Original Japanese radiator. Air filter from a new Toyota Hilux.
Purchased: 1970s (Re-built many times since)
Rebuilt: Almost Continuosly – last in Feb 2004.
Gearbox: Daihatsu 5 Speed Manual with on the fly 4×4.
Axles: Off a Daihutsu Rocky, with front disc brakes.
4.88 Differential ratio.
Tires: 31×10.5 Yokohama Geolander AT II + on steel rims.
Lighting: Hella european spec halogen headlamps with offroad H4 bulbs. One 300 watt Boeing light (meant for blinding buses and honda civics with 16 lights). BJ-40 signalling lamps.
Suspension: Adjustable Shock absorbers. Formerly RS9000’s which have now bit the dust. Custom stainless steel greasable shackles and u-clamps. Original M38 leafsprings. Nine way adjustable RS9000X shock absorbers on all four corners! Next update: A set of Rancho leafsprings
Other Specs: On the fly 4×4 shifting. CD Changer and Casstte player
7 5 speaker system. Air Conditioned with custom top. Power Steering. Extended fuel tank. Custom made roof rack,bumper and rollbar. Warn 8274 winch. Hood flares (for better cooling).