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

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

This is neat.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/cto/d/1958-willys-cj6-brush-truck/6645765017.html

“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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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.

https://www.ksl.com/auto/listing/4569332?ad_cid=15

“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!

https://fayar.craigslist.org/cto/d/1949-willys-cj3a-fire-engine/6616910098.html

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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: http://www.willysamerica.com/contact.html

“1952 Willys/Howe Fire Engine
$7500
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: http://cj3b.info/Fire/NewSalem.html

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: http://newsalemfire.com/new-salem-fire-apparatus-Jeep-CJ-2B.php

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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?

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/cto/d/1952-willys-jeep/6538030073.html

“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.

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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

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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 rmvillalobos67@icloud.com

“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.”

View all the information on eBay

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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.

View all the information on eBay

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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.”

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/316876398813940

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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.”

https://buffalo.craigslist.org/cto/d/willys-jeep-1953/6462578113.html

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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”

https://albany.craigslist.org/cto/d/willys-truck-4-4/6467969763.html

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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
CALLS ONLY
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”

https://catskills.craigslist.org/cto/d/1948-willys-cj-2/6462893070.html

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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!”

https://sd.craigslist.org/cto/6050793004.html

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1952 M-38A1 Fire Jeep Ladera Ranch, CA $13,900

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

UPDATE: Now on eBay for $13,900 or Make Offer

(04/26/2016) “1952 Willys Jeep/ M38A1 (former Military/early CJ) converted to Brush Fire pumper somewhere along the way. I don’t have much history on this vehicle. But, Drives great, pump disconnected for now, but does work. New Paint 2 years ago. (NOTE; PHOTOS SHOW FORMER UPPER HOSE TRAY, HOSE REEL AND TANK WHICH HAVE BEEN REMOVED AND SCRAPPED, REPLACED WITH SECOND SEAT IN REAR WITH MATCHING FRONT SEAT UPHOLSTERY) Now a GREAT truck for parades with the family or cruising the hills of California, or wherever. Fits in any garage!

Other details; Original 4 cyl Willys engine, transmission (3spd) high/ low range, 4 WD (though I’ve never locked front axles, all instruments work along with all electrical working.

History; I’m about the 3rd owner, purchased about 10 years ago from FF in CT. who purchased it from person in PA. As mentioned, definitely a former military M38A1 that was retrofitted as a fire pumper. Some base yellow paint on frame may point to it serving on air base or carrier? No other history known.”

View all the information on eBay

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1953 M-38A1 Sioux City, IA $2900

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

The dash on the passenger side has been modified. This is a former Fire Jeep.

“Selling my 1953 M38A1 Military jeep. Prior to me buying this it had been sitting for 5 years. It was used by a rural Fire dept before that. So the fire dept added the rear rack. Replaced the seats with buckets from god only knows where.
The good is this jeep has very little rust, fuel Tank has been steam cleaned and coated. New batteries & fuel pump have been installed (it is still a 24 volt system) starts runs shifts and drives. Brakes are sketchy and will need attention. Clearly the jeep has oversized tires and wheels. The wiring will need some attention. The always bent and broken front fenders are near perfect. This is a great stump jumper or restoration project. Priced right.
No trades.”

https://siouxcity.craigslist.org/cto/d/1953-m38a1-military-jeep/6405426799.html

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1991 Photo of 1948 CJ-2A Fire Jeep on ebay

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

This photo was taken at an auto museum (Harrah’s?) in 1991. I haven’t seen this jeep at any of the California museums I’ve visited. Anyone know what happened to it?

“1991 Press Photo Restored 1948 Jeep firetruck displayed at museum in Reno. This is an original press photo. The 1948 Jeep firetruck is now restored and on display at a museum in Reno, Nevada. Photo measures 10 x 8 inches. Photo is dated 10-14-1991.”

View all the information on eBay

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1963 CJ-5 Fire Jeep Doylestown, OH $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles

UPDATE: Price dropped to $4000.

(09/24/2017) This one’s a bit funky. Has a “cage” over the roll bar.

“I have a former fire dept jeep with clear title. Very good condition. Odometer shows only 1900 miles, which could be true due to history but title does say discrepancy. Previous owner did some engine work like water pump and other things. He messed up timing, and I haven’t had time to really work on it. It will start, but runs rough. Wife is bugging me to get out of garage, and I don’t have time to work on it. Very rare!
Previous owner lifted 2″ by changing springs and put these wheels on it. I have original wheels with tires also.”

https://akroncanton.craigslist.org/cto/d/1963-jeep-willys-cj5-fire/6390028506.html

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1954 M-38A1 Brush Truck Mt. Airy, MD $3000

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

UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/19/2017) Runs, but needs some work.

“1954 Willys Jeep M 38A1 Brush Truck
runs
need brakes and a gas tank
12 volts”

https://frederick.craigslist.org/cto/d/1954-willys-jeep-m38a1-brush/6363924697.html

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1952 M-38A1 Brush Jeep Hilton Head, SC $13,900

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

UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/05/2017) Ted spotted this nice looking Fire Pumper Brush jeep on Hemmings.

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/jeep/cj5/1820774.html

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“1952 Willys Jeep/ M38A1 (former Military/early CJ) converted to Brush Fire pumper somewhere along the way. I don’t have much history on this vehicle. But, Drives great, pump disconnected for now, but does work. New Paint 2 years ago. (NOTE; PHOTOS SHOW FORMER UPPER HOSE TRAY, HOSE REEL AND TANK WHICH HAVE BEEN REMOVED AND SCRAPPED, REPLACED WITH SECOND SEAT IN REAR WITH MATCHING FRONT SEAT UPHOLSTERY) Now a GREAT truck for parades with the family, cruising the beach, hills, or wherever. Fits in any garage!

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1946 Berkey Aux Fire Dept Testimonial

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

This testimonial included a detailed list of fire jeep specs. 
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1958 NPS Truck … Needs Parts

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

Rudy recently purchased this National Park Service fire truck out of Fort Collins, Colorado. He wants to restore it, but needs some help locating parts and information about it. If anyone knows anything or has some parts, please contact him at rudyskfparts@sbcglobal.net

“Looking for the needle in a hay stack but it’s worth a shot as not many Willys fire trucks out there. Looking for the pump, tank, hose reel and any other items that may have come off this truck over the years. Has a great history serving in the National Park Service and want to bring it back to it’s former glory but will need some help.

This was purchased in 1993 at a Government surplus auction by Mr. Bender of Fort Collins at which time it was a functioning fire truck but soon sold it to a Mr. Kleeberg who at the time owned a wrecking yard for years in Fort Collins. Not much is known after this point as Mr. Kleeberg passed away and little is known what happened to the missing parts. If anyone knows any history and /or what happened to any of the parts specific to this truck I would be interested in purchasing any parts to help restore the truck. Will gladly pay a finders fee that leads to the purchase of any parts as well.
First two pictures are of the truck needing the parts and the last four are of a similar trucks and what the parts would look like. The truck was built by Bay City Fire Trucks in Bay City Michigan.”

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Clark County, Nevada, Sheriff’s Office Jeep Posse

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

A little something to read from five years ago …

Originally published October 31, 2012: I stumbled across some Flickr Images of the Clark County, Nevada, Sheriff’s Office Jeep Posse. I searched for a website for the group, but could only find a Sheriff site.

Here are a few images from Flickr.

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In February, 1952, Popular Science published a short article about this Jeep Posse.  Note the Slat Grille MB.

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