June 16, 2015

Rare M718 Ford Military Jeep

Rare M718 Ford Military Jeep

This the American Light Military Utility Vehicles produced by Ford, as the picture is a successor of the Korean War Jeep M38A1, and they served in the Vietnam War. As the picture is The M718 commonly known as front-line ambulance variant that featured an extended rear body to allow the transport of litters, built in 1961 had fully restored and rebuilt ready to go.

Detail by owner
Here is a rare 1961 Ford M718 Army Jeep Ambulance
This "un-cut" jeep had a down to frame restoration 7 years ago performed by rick reeves in summerdale, al., valued at $18,000. Restoration included:

Purchase of the jeep
New side panels
Battery tray
Tool well
Both floor panels (original drain holes replaced)
Rear corner lifting brackets
Underbody reinforcing kit
New paint
Tool kit
A low mileage "a2" engine
Rear end was re-done (paint-shocks-bushings)
2 new differentials.
Since i bought it 2 years ago i have installed:
A complete m718 ambulance kit including:
All rails
3 stretchers
Rear storage box
Front folding seat
In the past year, all of the ambulance canvas is new including:
Doors with zip down window
Rear fender seat pad
Rear strap
*canvas from wee bee webbing at a cost of $3,000. +
Also included in the past year:
5 new tires/tubes
5 rare magnesium wheels
N.o.s. military siren
N.o.s. gas tank
N.o.s. in tank electric fuel pump
New 60 amp alternator
Complete n.o.s. wiring harness
Signals added "for safety"
New front red emergency lights
Large rear brake & signal lenses
2 n.o.s. convex outside mirrors
Drivers side radio antenna & flag holder
New 2 1/2 gallon side jerry can
Waterproof spark plug wires
Spark plugs
Headlight guards
New radiator hoses
New front cowl jumper box
N.o.s. inner rear springs
N.o.s. valve cover & gasket
Door frames
Also included in sale:
Rare "full vietnam era rubberized field medical kit"
U.s wool blanket
Full vietnam era metal first aid kit
Large outside fender medical bag w/strap
All gauges, lights, wipers, signals, siren, horn, work as they should.
The mannequin is negotiable.
This jeep starts, stops, steers, and runs like it should
Complete~ in the crate fording kit! (not pictured but included)
This jeep is show ready and parade ready