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1965 CJ-5 Willits, CA $5000

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UPDATE: Frank explained the sprayer on the side of the jeep: The sprayer in question is termed a back pump sprayer. The wildland Firefighters used this type of back pump on mop up of forest fires. The can could carry 5 gallons of water. Later came the rubber type back pump to mop up forest fires. The rigid pump was awkward when bending over spraying water and even when empty it was awkward. The rubber type back pump was like walking with 5 gallons of Jello on your back. When spraying, you used one of your fingers over the nozzle to disperse the water to cover more area. Short pieces of used cotton jacketed hose was often used on the shoulder straps on the rigid type pumps to relieve some of the “torment” to your shoulders. Both of these style pumps had nicknames that are not printable at this time.

If you are looking for a mid-1960s CJ-5, this might be a good value. It includes a 120volt mod and something on the side (water?).

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“1965 CJ 5 runs great all original equipment 3speed manual transmission”

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12 Comments on “1965 CJ-5 Willits, CA $5000

  1. Chuck vanhook

    Looks like the side mounted item is a sprayer of some kind, pest asides or weed control or fertilizer or???

  2. David Eilers Post author

    Chuck,

    That’s a possibility. My only hesitation about that is its size. I have a backpack sprayer that is twice as large and it still doesn’t cover all that much area.

  3. Chuck vanhook

    Dave
    The hose to the pump arm “sprayer” made me say it was a Sprayer. Thinking more and looking again let’s me think it could also be some kind of suction device. Then again with all the onboard electric set up it could be a very early water cooler experiments! Now I just want to know!

  4. ascended master

    this five was plainly used in the cannabis industry . willits is in the heart of the emerald triangle , the prime marihuana growing area in california . the sprayer was used to spray insecticide on the pot weevils . the 120 volts was used for irrigation pumps , drawing water from the creeks illegally . i used to date a girl from willits . lisa never did wise up , i tracked her north to garberville online the other day , shes still working the marihuana fields , dumb cluck …

  5. Frank

    To all,

    The sprayer in question is termed a back pump sprayer. The wildland Firefighters used this type of back pump on mop up of forest fires. The can could carry 5 gallons of water. Later came the rubber type back pump to mop up forest fires. The rigid pump was awkward when bending over spraying water and even when empty it was awkward. The rubber type back pump was like walking with 5 gallons of Jello on your back. When spraying, you used one of your fingers over the nozzle to disperse the water to cover more area. Short pieces of used cotton jacketed hose was often used on the shoulder straps on the rigid type pumps to relieve some of the “torment” to your shoulders. Both of these style pumps had nicknames that are not printable at this time.
    BN 2220

  6. Mark J

    funny the indian pump and the Jerry can are side mounted instead of on the rear. I guess the terrain is not too narrow. That inverter power source is pretty handy too. This thing has potential. Maybe it has a future in Maine ? Summer only however. I couldn’t bear to watch it disintegrate if it is used in the winter.

  7. Frank

    To all,
    Guess this jeep has had too much Cali Sun and needed a change. The jeep is now living in Oregon, which still has sun, but not like Cali does.
    The jeep got across the border into Oregon with no problems, even with the evil Cali plates on her.
    Looking forward to checking her out between Honey Do stuff. She runs fine, stops fine, no issues so far. She needs to be cleaned up some, but with 40,+++ original miles on her, she is okay. Will get her legal in Oregon as soon as I can.
    Standby for the next exciting announcement and update bulletin,
    Frank and Old Yeller

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