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1952 M-38A1 Fire Department Jeep Larkspur, CA $5750

• CATEGORIES: Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, M-38A1

Bill shared this former Tahoe Fire Department Jeep. Pretty neat!

“From Korea to California, this Willys/Jeep has seen it all. If this Jeep could talk! Plenty of war wounds to let your mind run wild.
Hi, I’m selling my 1952 M38A1 Willys. The Willys has seen a very colorful life, starting with its tour of duty during the Korean War era to its rebirth as a rim fire Willys Jeep, putting out rim fires along the Northern Sierras in the Tahoe National Forest. Bumps and bruises tell the story of the life of this non-stop built to do service, Willys. 90 thousand original miles. All of the Military accessories are still on the Willys and intact. The Willys has never let me down. This is a numbers matching Jeep! Fresh tuneup, fresh rebuilt carb, This Willys is turn key and ready to go, and is a blast to drive. The ‘ol Willys get thumbs up everywhere we go, and, I’ve never washed it, the Willys has earned the dirt and dust that this workhorse wears! Below is a bit of history in regards to the legacy of the Willys M38A1….Enjoy!
Year: 1952 Mileage: 90,000 Number of Cylinders: 4 Make: Willys Transmission: Manual Model: Willys M38A1 Body Type: Convertible Trim: Willys Jeep Engine: Hurricane 134 cu. in Vehicle Title: Clear Drive Type: 4WD Options: 4-Wheel Drive, Convertible Fuel Type: Gasoline Sub Model: M38A1, Jeep, Willys, Korean War Jeep, Fire Dept. Exterior Color: Red Interior Color: Red
I’m selling as I need to downsize. Starts and runs great. Currently at a mechanics getting a special bracket for the generator.”

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Year? Willys 475 4WD Ambulance French Brochure on eBay

Here’s an unusual Willys ambulance brochure in French.

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“Original Willys Ambulance folder brochure. Covers MIL-NER model 475 (4WD). Brochure is in French language ONLY. NO English. Measures about 8-1/2″ x 11″. Used Condition. Shows wear, stains.”



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1955 Fire Truck Belle Vernon, PA eBay

• CATEGORIES: Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Buy-it-now price dropped to $18,000.

(09/21/2018) Mike spotted this beautiful fire truck.

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“1955 Willys Jeep Fire truck 4×4
226 flathead 6 engine
new 3 speed T-90 transmission, clutch and pressure plate
New overdrive unit
pertronix ignition
5 new tires
New 6 volt alternator
New water pump and fuel pump
New lockout hubs
New brakes, master cylinder, power booster unit, linings and lines,wheel cylinders
New 6 volt radiator cooling fan
New hood
New horn
New oil filter unit
New aluminum ladder
New steering sector shaft and knuckle seals, spring schackle bolts and center spring bolts
New muffler and tail pipe
4 new shocks
New jack
Rebuilt carburetor
Refurbished radiator
Gas tank flushed and sealed
Emergency brake and radio work

All original replaced items go with the truck: old hood, generator, transmission, Dana 18 4×4 transfer case plus many new spare parts, shop manual and waterless pump manual”





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European Fire Jeeps

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles

The “Just a Car Guy” website featured fire fighting jeeps in a “European Fire Fighting jeeps” post (at least some of which came from the CJ-3B Page).


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1958 CJ-6 Brush/Fire Truck Granite Falls, WA $15,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles

UPDATE: Still Available.

(07/19/2018) This is neat.

“Original 1958 Willys CJ6 with 7,000 actual miles on it. It was manufactured into a brush truck by Hahn Manufacturing of Hamburg PA in 1958. It operated in service exclusively in a local fire department just miles from Hahn. Pumps need new gaskets, recently spent 2k on maintenance.”






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1952 M-38A1 Salida, CO $10,000

• CATEGORIES: Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, M-38A1 • TAGS: .

This ex fire department jeep looks in good shape. No description provided.


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Year? CJ-3A? Welding Jeep Klamath Falls, OR $4200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles

UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/07/2018) Bill spotted this one. Based on the lack of gussets on the bumper, I’d say this is some kind of modified 3A.

“New transfercase
New tires with spare
Pto air compressor
As is
Serious inquiries only”


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Homer’s CJ-3B Fire Jeep & Trailer

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, videos

Alaska Paul shared this great story of how some citizens of Homer, Alaska, in the 1960s used General Mills coupons to purchase a new fire engine. As the story is being told make sure to spot the photo of the CJ-3B Fire Jeep & Trailer!

This is the photo (in case you don’t want to watch the story):


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Mid 1970s CJ-5 Hudson, OH Estate Sale

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles

Jim spotted this possible Brush Fire Jeep. It is being sold at an estate sale August 18th & 19th.


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1952 M-38A1 Winona, MN $4000

• CATEGORIES: Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, M-38A1

Looks like an ex-fire jeep.

“24 Volt Military Runs good,”


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1972 CJ-5 Orem, UT $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $2000.

(03/25/2018) Has a gov plate. Also has a tiny dent in the passenger side, lol.

“AF 4×4, transfered to Missouri State, used to spray road side weeds, weed killer rusted back deck , spot of frame and spring. Extra parts wind screen, fuel, tank, springs and frame. Engine runs good, last time three years ago. body metal slight rust bust very sold. Warn hubs front. Invested $2,500.”

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1949 CJ-3A Boyer Fire Jeep Bentonville, AR $25,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/11/2017) It hasn’t been washed in 40 years!

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“1949 Willys CJ3A Fire Engine Jeep. This is a Boyer conversion. This jeep is very complete, original, and unrestored. This jeep has less less than 3200 miles on the odometer. Lots of the original accessories are still place. I understand that some of the nozzles are collectible.

The jeep has been in long term storage since it was taken out of service in 1980. The jeep is not currently running but the engine is not stuck. It will turn over by hand. The jeep was driven into the storage building that I found it in. I bought this jeep from the first civilian owner. Since this is an all original jeep, I have done nothing to it. I have not even washed the nearly 40 years of dust off of it. You are getting a very complete and untouched original fire engine jeep here. Continue reading

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1952 Howe Fire Truck Cazedero, CA $7500

• CATEGORIES: Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Willys Trucks

Paul Barry has this neat Howe Fire Truck conversion for sale.

Contact info here:

“1952 Willys/Howe Fire Engine
Ex Farmington Falls Fire Dept, Maine
Runs & Pumps, F-4 134
Featured pumping event at 2017 Willys America open House”

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1948 ‘CJ-2B’ Attack Engine Riot Control Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Unusual • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Derek did the initial research and writeup on this project, correctly identifying it as a CJ-2A. Check out the pre-restoration pics and info here:

The folks at the New Salem Fire Department near Albany, New York, recently ‘restored’ what they call a “CJ-2B Attack Engine”. And, to be fair, I suppose this CJ-2A has undergone some major changes. Perhaps it should be relabeled a 1948 CJ-2RC (Riot Control) jeep?

You can read about it here:

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1952 M-38A1 Ex-Fire Jeep San Rafael, CA $6998

• CATEGORIES: Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, M-38A1

UPDATE: Still Availalble.

(03/23/2018) I wonder if it has Korean War documentation?

“1952 Willys Jeep. Had its first action in the Korean war and then found itself as a Rim Fire Jeep in the Fire service in Tahoe. 100% solid and drives like a dream. Seriously cool Jeep.”

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DJ-3A Airport Baggage Handler

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles

A reader named Randy used to drive this very jeep. He shares his experience below. Note that the DJ-3A fuel inlet was moved to the side to accommodate the ramp.


These pictures were taken in the spring of 1970 and I am no doubt somewhere on the BOAC VC-10. Or I maybe flying the “bucket truck” in the back of the plane cleaning the lavatories


Randy writes, “After high school I got a job with a company that serviced airlines that didn’t have dedicated ground crews. These airlines had only one or two flights a day at our airport. This employer hired and trained people to service the airplanes just like a fulltime ground crew would. Every “ramp rat” was going to be something else after college except for me. I would learn to fly with the meager pay and get employed using friendships and connections made there.

“Anyway, Butler Aviation had a Jeep Baggage Loader and I would drive it on any mission that came up. Summer and winter or rain or snow, I volunteered to position the belt loader and loved each time I drove it. It wasn’t uncommon to reposition that Jeep from one side of the airport to the other. Four or five miles at a time.

“It was a 4 cylinder, 2-wheel drive, three on the tree with the giant loader and hydraulics attached above the center of gravity. The endless belt loader was fixed in the back and raised and lowered in the front. Had a huge rubber bumper on the front of the belt to prevent damage to the airplanes. It only went about 30 mph but, combined with the unstable loader, it could get scary. We use to fill it up with ramp rats and drive across the airport in the summer and get a nice breeze. But in the winter, I was all by myself.”

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1962 CJ-5 Pocono Pines, PA $16,500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles

UPDATE: Price dropped to $16,500.

Rafael is selling his nice looking CJ-5 fire jeep. For more information, email him at

“Lead the Parade! This is a beautiful 1962 Willy’s CJ5 Fire Chief Jeep. Very clean. Clean title. Get comments and thumbs up everywhere it goes. Starts and runs very well. Light and siren are fully operational. New back seat and seat belts. It also has beautiful gold leaf graphics on its fire engine red paint. The interior has been sprayed with a color matched bedliner for additional protection. The only work it will require is a new emergency brake cable.”





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1952 Wagon-Ambulance Brochure on eBay

This auction ended late yesterday, but I bet it will be reposted.

“1952 Willys Overland 475 Utility Ambulance Specification Sheet.”

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1949 CJ-3A Fire Jeep Gravette, AR eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, trailer • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Still Available. The starting price has dropped to $22,000.

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“1949 Willys CJ3A Fire Engine Jeep. This is a Boyer conversion. This jeep is very complete, original, and unrestored. This jeep has less less than 3200 miles on the odometer. Lots of the original accessories are still place. I understand that some of the nozzles are collectible.

The jeep has been in long term storage since it was taken out of service in 1980. The jeep is not currently running but the engine is not stuck. It will turn over by hand. The jeep was driven into the storage building that I found it in. I bought this jeep from the first civilian owner. Since this is an all original jeep, I have done nothing to it. I have not even washed the nearly 40 years of dust off of it. You are getting a very complete and untouched original fire engine jeep here.

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1952 M-38A1 Waxahachie, TX $3500

• CATEGORIES: Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, M-38A1

Unclear if runs or not.

“1952 Willy’s Jeep M38A1. Went into fire service after it’s military service. Great Jeep for restorations. Call or text John. Contact info in last picture. Be sure to tell him Jamison sent you. No calls after 10pm central.”


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1953 CJ-3B Hamburg, NY $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available

“1953 Willys Jeep, front blade, metal half cab, Auburn trencher, x-Bflo. Fire Dept. Telegraph Dept., 8500 original miles – needs restoration. $4000.”

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1955 Fire (?) Truck Whitehall, NY $6000

• CATEGORIES: Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Willys Trucks

Might be an ex-Fire/Brush truck.

“1955 Willys pick-up truck; 4 X 4; original 6 cylinder; runs great; 4-wheel drive works great; new brakes, new tires, excellent barn find; 90% original; road ready; Cash or bank check only”

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1948 CJ-2A Livingston Manor, NY $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles

This was an original fire jeep for West Point according to the seller.

“For Sale
If it’s listed, its for sale
No brokers or agents
1948 Willy’s CJ-2 JEEP
2nd owner
Original Fire Station Jeep for West Point Military Academy
Runs and drives excellent
Needs some brake work
Original Go-Devil 4 cylinder
4 speed manual transmission
Has original optional Willy’s plow and accompanying Willy’s pump and actuator
Excellent plow head
All original mechanical and body work present
Was re painted original olive in 70’s
And used regularly
Very nice survivor with every piece available from Kaiser Willy’s website
Price $3,500 obo
Located in Sullivan County”

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1952 Photo of Fire Jeep at the Vatican on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Old Images

Looks to be an MB/GPW.

“1952 Press Photo Firemen in Vatican city, in jeep with fire fighting equipment. This is an original press photo. A tiny unit of the Vatican City fire fighting brigade prepared for a training drill with a jeep fire truck. The brigade, consisting of 15 men and one officer, is equipped with two war surplus jeeps, a small chemical spray unit, a few hand operated fire extinguishers and some stepladders. IN more serious cases the Rome fire brigade is called. Photo measures 9 x 7.25 inches. Photo is dated 11-14-1952.

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1954 M-38A1 Scotland, SD $3300

• CATEGORIES: Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, M-38A1

UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/27/2017) Blaine spotted this ex-fire jeep. Engine is stuck at this time.

“Clear SD title. Tires are 90% and jeep is pretty complete. Front bumper and some other odds and ends missing. The engine was stuck when I bought it so I pulled the spark plugs and put some PB blaster in the cylinders to work on freeing them up. Jeep has matching body number to vehicle data plate. Has correct military motor. Some rust in the usual places and a few small spots were cut out in the bed where a fire dept had a water tank mounted. Also have roll cage included, but not pictured. I was going to restore this back to military appearance, but honestly have too many projects so I’m selling it for what I have into it. Here is your chance to own a genuine military army jeep!”

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