About Mecreinemann


A little about me:I have been interested in military history for quite some time, and have considered myself to be fairly good with tools, and thought the restoration of a war horse might be a

fun and learning project. It has been! With the exception of sand blasting the bed and the wheels, the entire project has been completed by me, learning, “on the job”

I am a member of the Military Vehicle Preservation Association, and past on Board of Directors for Friends of Reclaiming Our Heritage, an annual tribute to the veterans and current service men and women at the VA Hospital Ground in Milwaukee Wisconsin. I spent my professional career in law enforcement, finishing out that career as a Chief of Police.

I receive a lot of emails pertaining to the M-37 and military vehicles, but just to be fair, and clear, I am no expert. I am however willing to share the information and knowledge I have gathered in this restoration, and daily operations. I can also provide some contacts to some folks that I have come to rely on for advice, products, etc.

Feel free to send me suggestions, or ask a question, I’ll do my best to answer.

My email is creinemann@gmail.com

My wife and I also run an online auction site, dealing primarily in antiques. I specialize in selling militaria there as well, so you may want to check it out from time to time if you’re interested in Military Radios, as I do list them for sale. Past radios I have sold include, BC-603, BC-312,314,611’s, AN/GRC-19, various aircraft radios and more.  If you’d like to see our current listings click here at http://legendary-antiques.com (it’ll open in a new window) And you can sign up for the newsletter that will let you know of upcoming auctions. (Check the eBay link as well, a lot of my militaria gets listed there)

As many of you in the MV collecting and restoration field know, it takes hard work and funds to keep these rolling pieces of history going. It takes me a lot of time and money to keep this site open, the domain paid for, the server space, software, computer, etc. I answer all the emails I get and help folks like you find the answers  you need. I am asking that, if you can, please consider making a donation in whatever amount you feel comfortable with in helping me and my M37,
Keep History in Motion” and preserve the legacy.


  1. Hans Geurts
    Hans Geurts
    December 3, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    with admiration ihave looked to your site
    i also did some restoration projects and have 1 m37 canadian 1954 cargo 1 m37 canadian 1961 cargo and ambulance b43 1961 about the last ihave a question there is on de back 1 door can also be fond on the type plate but is not be found on the internet
    if you want i sent photos
    hans geurts

    this mail is sent to you trough translate sorry for de errors

    • creinemann
      December 3, 2014 at 8:51 pm

      I am not sure I understand the question, please send picture or re phrase your request

  2. Erick White
    Erick White
    October 10, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    have you ever found a site that you can find history on your M37 based on the acquisition number? I am restoring a M37 built Dec. 7th 1953. (runs great, now on to body work and paint) I was able to remove enough paint from the hood to get the number (US Army 2439931) but believe this number was when it was re-commissioned for the Vietnam war. any thoughts or ideas where to begin my search for history on my vehicle?

  3. Istvan Balogh
    Istvan Balogh
    March 23, 2018 at 1:27 am

    Thank you for a well put together site. I am going to see a 1954 model this Saturday.

    • creinemann
      April 9, 2018 at 3:18 pm

      Thanks, Good Luck!