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Unusual Rear Extension on a CJ-2A

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This photo appeared on Facebook. The rear bed extension is either a one-off customization or a dealer-related modification. Either way, I’ve not seen another one of these.

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The photo was take of Joe Smith by his son Albert Smith, Sr. It was posted to FB by Douglas Elliott.

It reminded me that these two unusual, extended 2As were also from Seattle (taken at Arthur Warn’s service station. I’ve never seen another like this or the one at the top.

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1957 FC-170 “Jumping Jeep” Redding, CA $25,000

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I doubt there’s a faster FC than this one spotted by Steve.

“Amazing 57 jeep wheel stander, blown 427 BBC, guide, steering brakes, has been in storage for a few years, was certified now expired,
2×3 tube frame,funny car cage,3″chopped top, all lexan windows, tilt steering wheel, 10# fire suppression system, parachute, bed side panels removable for engine access, dodge van vacuum brake system, no front brakes, independent front suspension, Dana 60 rear end 4.88 ratio, duel rear brake system, one turning one stopping, 68 Corvette calipers, ladder bar rear suspension, duel master cly for steering, mfg transfer case, turbo 400 trans, external filter system, duel drive line loops, duel batteries, head and tail lights, 8 gal. fuel cell, runs alcohol, bug catcher injection, 6:71 blower 11% overdrive, Vertex mag, cam drive fuel pump, 10 qt. oil pan, 427 CI motor, 8 to 1 compression, radiator, duel fans, electric water pump, 82% rear weight, has been certified, ALL SFI CERTS ARE EXPIRED!!”

https://redding.craigslist.org/cto/6115796705.html

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1950 Truck Knightstown, IN $12,500

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Looks in good shape.

http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/cto/5007533068.html

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“1YR OLD RESTORATION ON THIS FINE OL’ 4X4. ITS ALL ORIGNAL AND STILL 6 VOLT SYS. 4 CYL HERCULES STARTS EASY AND DRIVES GOOD LIKE A WILLYS SHOULD. 4 WHEEL DOES WORK. THERE ARE NO MILES ON THE INDIANA TITLE BUT 90K ON THE OD MAY BE RIGHT BY THE CONDITION OF THIS TRUCK. I WAS TOLD # MATCHING BUT I DONT KNOW HOW TO PROVE THAT. IF YOU KNOW I CAN LOOK FOR #s.
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1957 FC-150 New Hampshire **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $3200

(06/23/2011) It has some dents and dings.  I’m sure you could sell this for $30,000, if you put $25,000 into it.

“Very solid and rare 4cyl standerd 4×4 dana 44 frant and rear i drive daily they bring upwerds of 30k restord try and find one aroun here will trade posible for trucks cars stuff like that come check ”

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1951 Tender? Mounds View, Mn eBay

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Here’s the Tender that started it all.

It was this Tender that came on the market by the previous owner that got me asking the question, what is this thing?  So, it is with some irony that Bob forwarded this Ad to me and asked whether this isn’t a modified wagon rather than an actual Tender.  The thing is, there is one other just like this that was for sale.  You can view it here. So, I’m not as sure that it was a custom job.

“1951 Willys overland panel wagon that has been chopped into a pick up. Runs and drives, needs master cylinder, and front fenders bolted back on, needs new tires or tubes, 26,000 original miles, 4 wheel drive all fully functional and tight. Has currant registration and title in hand.”

View all the information here

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A Brief Glimpse of the Kaizer-Ilin Factory in Israel

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Or, a reader from Israel, has been trying to locate more information (especially the model number) about the Compact Willys Truck I have temporarily labeled a Tender.  While doing that research, he spotted a brief clip of some Willys Wagons, Trucks and the Kaizer-Ilin plant in Israel (but no Compact Willys Trucks visible).

Look at minute mark 4.22 through 4.43.

Or also spotted another example of the Compact Truck in Israel:

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Anyone know anything about these trucks?

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Features, Old Images, Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

Doing some research on Warn hubs this morning, I ran across this image on Warn’s corporate website.  This may very well be  the original Warn Motor’s Service station in Seattle, Washington, where Arthur Warn developed his early ‘Summer Hubs’ as Mike refers to them.  Note the signs atop the roof, “Jeeps”  and “Warn Motors”.

If there were just one of these trucks, i would call it a custom one-off project.  However, two of these suggest to me this was a kit of some kind?  It kind of looks like the prototype for the Willys we have named a Tender.