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Jeep M38 Gas Tank

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As with the WWII design, the gas can carrier and spare tire on the M38 are mounted on the rear. A tailgate is used, although it is always bolted shut instead of chained, since chains would rattle and make noise. The tailgate does not have Willys stamped in the center, and it also has extra reinforcement ribs for the spare tire mounting rack. This nonstock rear crossmember is similar to the original, as it features lifting hooks and a pintle hook in the center.