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Powhatan Brass Fire Jeep Ad on eBay

I’m not entirely sure what this ad from the September 1955 issue of Fire Engineering is advertising, but the jeep looks pretty interesting. You can find an archived issue of the magazine online (though you’ll need to pay to access the info).

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1954 M-38A1 Battle Ground, WA $2600

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

Here’s a former fire department jeep.

https://portland.craigslist.org/clk/cto/d/la-center-willys-jeep-m38-a1/7058235510.html

“Willy’s 1954 M38-A1 Jeep was running when parked 25 years ago and all original. Have windshield for Jeep. Cash only $2600.”

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CJ-6 Fire Suppression Equipment Wilmington, NC $500

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

Here’s a chance to buy and install some Fire Suppression equipment on your CJ-6. Seems a shame to remove it from this modified CJ-6.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/590683985089129/

“Selling large water tank (48″x35″x38″) , newer Honda gas pump and all hoses. Jeep not for sale”

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MB Wrecker Garage Sully in Paris

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

French site credits Serge Hiltenfinck with owning (and probably restoring) this 1943 MB “Garage Sully”-branded tow jeep. This photo was taken as part of vintage car meet in Ostheim, Germany.

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” Serge Hiltenfinck had released this amazing Jeep wrecker from 1943, alongside the Daimler truck firefighters Jebsheim, which also dates from 1943.”

These two photos were posted to Flickr by Tobias Hartmann.

 
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1957? Kohler Generator Ad on eBay

This ad for a Kohler power plants includes a Sedwick County, Wichita, Kansas, Fire Department Rescue Wagon with matching boat and trailer.

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Automobile Club of Southern California

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles

Bill Reiss shared these photos he took of a modified CJ-3B used by the Automobile Club of Southern California. It was a feature of the Los Angeles Auto Show earlier this week. (See an example of the club’s 2A set up from 1949 here).

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CJ-2A ‘Jeep’ Fire Truck Brochure on eBay

This is one I’ve bid on a few times, but never seem to get. At some point I will.

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“Vintage Willys Jeep Firetruck Brochure CJ2 CJ3 as pictured. Condition is Used. Shipped with USPS First Class Package. Thanks for looking. Let us know if you have any questions”

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1962 CJ-5 Brush Truck Frederick, MD $10,500

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

Body has some rust and at least one floor patch. I haven’t seen the front loop of a roll cage attach to a dash with just one bolt on each side like this one.

https://frederick.craigslist.org/cto/d/frederick-1962-jeep-cj5-fire-jeep/7007857866.html

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“1962 Willys Jeep CJ5 Dept. of Agriculture Forest Service Brush Truck 6. I do not have documented proof that this was an original fire Jeep but if it wasn’t someone went thru a lot of trouble to make it one. Starts, runs, stops and drives well. Prior to my ownership it appears to have been re-wired and a new generator was installed.

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1948 CJ-2A Fire Jeep Stamp on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles

Here’s an unusual item being sold out of Austria. It’s a 1998 stamp of a 1948 CJ-2A fire jeep.

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1952 M-38A1 Brimley, MI eBay

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

Starting bid is $3999. It runs and drives.

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“1952 Willys M38A1 4X4
This is a true military Jeep.

It starts, runs, shifts, drives, and stops as it should. It starts easy enough with pre pumping the gas, and using the manual choke. It runs good. I haven’t noticed any problems with the 3 speed manual transmission or transfer case. I don’t think it has brake lights or turn signals. Some original equipment exists like the light switch panel but I don’t think any work. The headlights and taillights function at some level, they do turn on.

Some of the electrical system has been converted to 12v from typical military 48v, battery, alternator, starter, headlights. The oil volt and temp gauges function. Not the fuel tho, my granddad used a paint stir stick on his so… The brakes are typical for non-power front drum setups. They could use an inspection but operate.

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1954 CJ-3B Redmond, OR **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $300.

This has some interesting mods. Maybe was a fire/brush jeep?

“Good for parts no title grill and front fenders are solid no wheels and tires could deliver for a small fee”

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1952 Navy Foam Fire Fighting Jeep Prototype

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

UPDATE: Thanks to Ted, below I’ve added an article and more images from a March 1953 Popular Science article about the little fire fighting jeep, also known as the “Little Squirt”.

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This video from the National Archives Catalog shows a special-purpose fire fighting jeep the Navy was testing. The video is divided into two parts. The first part shows the jeep fighting a fire. The second part shows the jeep from various angles. I’ve also included some images from the video below. (If the video is slow or doesn’t work, go here to download the video).


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1967 CJ-6 Wakeman, OH **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** by sealed bid for $26,268.

The Florence Township Fire Department out of Ohio is accepting sealed bids on this CJ-6 until November 16th. It’s available for viewing  on November 3rd.

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“The Florence Township Fire Department will receive sealed bids for the sale of a 1967 Jeep CJ-6 Universal that has just over 6300 miles. Comes with canvas cover over cab area and doors with zippered windows and sold as is.

Successful bidder assumes all responsibility and liability for the Jeep and its operation after the winning bid is announced and payment is tendered.

Jeep will be available for viewing on Sunday, November 3, 2019 from 9 am till 12 noon at Florence Township Fire station located at 11017 Chapel St Wakeman, Ohio 44889 (Birmingham, Ohio).

All bids must be received by 5:00 pm on November 16, 2019. Any bids received after the deadline will be returned unopened. Bids will be opened at 8 pm on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at the Florence Township Trustee meeting located at 11011 Chapel St Wakeman, Ohio 44889 (Birmingham, Ohio).

Florence Township Fire Department and Florence Township Trustees reserve the right to reject any and all bids.

Bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope marked as:

Florence Township Fire Department
Attn: Chief Halliwell – 1967 JEEP BID
11017 Chapel St
Wakeman, Ohio 44889

Bids should contain bid amount and contact information (phone, mailing address and email address)

Payment is by cashier’s check, certified check or money order made payable to the Florence Township Trustee’s. Full payment must be received and the property removed from Department premises at the buyer’s expense not later than 4:00 pm (EST), Sunday, December 1, 2019. The Department shall be entitled to reclaim ownership of any item not removed by that time.

The buyer is responsible for providing proper safety devices and equipment, licenses and permits to meet all government safety standards and legal operating requirements, and for insuring awarded item. The buyer agrees to provide adequate liability insurance while on the Department property for the purpose of removal of goods, and will indemnify and hold harmless the Department, its agents and employees, volunteers, members, and Florence Township Trustees, Florence Township Fire Department from and against claims, damages, losses and expenses, including, but not limited to, attorneys’ fees, arising out of their presence on the Department’s property for the purpose of removing purchased goods, provided that such claim, damage, loss or expense is attributable to bodily injury, sickness, disease or death, or to injury to or destruction of tangible property including losses of use resulting therefrom, but only to the extent caused in whole or in part by negligent acts or omissions of the Buyer, anyone directly or indirectly employed by the Buyer or anyone for whose acts the Buyer may be liable, regardless of whether or not such claim, damage, loss or expense is caused in part by a party indemnified hereunder”

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Rudy’s Flower Truck

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677, Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles

Jim and his wife Tracey spotted Brittany together with Rudy’s Flower (FC) Truck yesterday afternoon in St. Louis, so he took these photos. I’ve seen this FC appear in a few posts on Facebook and was hoping someone would track it down. Speaking of FB, you can visit Rudy’s Flower Truck page here (or through the website or instagram)

Brittany mentioned to Jim that Rudy’s hopes to expand its fleet by adding another FC that won’t break the bank. So, if you have an FC you’d like to sell which you hope to see go for a good purpose, contact Rudy’s.

Since Brittany is purportedly an eWillys reader, which clearly means she has excellent taste, I have some questions. Who is/was Rudy? Was this Rudy’s FC? Inquiring minds need to know!

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Jeeps in the Detroit Salt Mines

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

I saw a reference to jeeps in Detroit’s salt mines on Facebook. After a some research, I found a few more images. The salt is used exclusively as road de-icer.

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https://ephemeraldetroit.blogspot.com/2015/06/salt-city-beneath-detroit-booklet-1971.html

 
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1963? Truck Bayside, NY $9500

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

This service truck doesn’t run, but sure looks in pretty good shape. Contact Tom for more info at 646 208 5442.

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1965 CJ-6 Prescott, AZ $8000

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

UPDATE: Still Available.

Appears to have a Koenig hardtop. It has the Gov plate which should document the jeep was in the Forest Service.

https://prescott.craigslist.org/cto/d/prescott-1965-jeep-cj6-forest-service/6938343098.html

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“65 JEEP CJ6 Forest Service Jeep $8500.
225Buick V6, Factory HARD TOP, Factory WINCH, Factory TOW BAR, Has all the original service records and receipts (records feb73 at 34,534 miles to jul03 172,756 miles). OD 174,019 Runs.
It’s a beauty, unrestored body ready for a nice paint job, wiring harness Brand New in box, all forward of radiator is new including aluminum radiator, hoses, water pump, heater hoses, heater. With original seats and custom seats, new window trim, has all the window glass, posi traction, locking hubs, spare tire.
Started personalizing until husband passed. Sold As Is.”

 
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Blitz Buggy(?) Fire Truck Lincoln Park, NJ $9500

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

UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/1/2019) This has a working pump and a freshly rebuilt flathead 6. The Blitz Buggy Fire Truck’s I’ve seen (one from 2014 & CJ-3B Page) didn’t have the pump on the front. So, I’m not sure if this is a hybrid Blitz Buggy or something else.

https://newjersey.craigslist.org/cto/d/lincoln-park-1956-antique-willys-fire/6910001587.html

“Nice Willy’s fire truck. Working 500 gallon a minute pump with brush gun. Fresh rebuilt flat 6 .”

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1957 German Fire/Rescue Wagon

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles

Blaine shared http://oldiesfan67.canalblog.com/archives/2016/11/07/34522726.html with pics of this cool wagon.

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1958 Photo of an Unusual Boyerstown-built 2wd Delivery Van on eBay

UPDATE II: Mike share a pic of a Boyerstown van from an ebay auction circa 2004.

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UPDATE: In 2012 there was a press photo of the rear of the van for sale. Now, there’s a press photo of the front for sale.

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2012 Post: “Jeep Utility 1959 4 x 2 Truck Photo Reprint w. Boyertown Body”

 
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1943 MB Fire Jeep Phoenicia, NY eBay

• CATEGORIES: Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, MB

This could make a neat restoration project.

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“For your consideration, a fire department owned mb jeep.
As you can see it has spent some time outside and has rusted in the front floors mostly….will need a complete restoration to bring it back to its former glory.

The engine is an original military block and also has a lot of the original accessories. The transmission shifts fine. I have not tried to start the jeep due to electrical and fuel systems needing attention.

Would make a nice restoration project, there’s plenty of good parts to work with. Has four original combat wheels on it.”

 
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1962 Fire Truck Dover, OH $20,000

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

Looks fun.

https://akroncanton.craigslist.org/cto/d/dover-1962-willys-jeep-pickupfiretruck/6860674583.html

“This is a nice running 1962 Willys Jeep firetruck,Has redone 2yrs ago,All new brake lines,brake bands and.whell cylinder,and master cylinder,body work was done and painted.Nice show vehicle..only 42,000 miles,has original, light on top, and working siren..6cylinder hurricane motor,4wheel drive,3speed on floor,high and low range”

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DJ-3A Dispatcher Pizza Jeeps

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

Mike spotted this 1960s photo on Facebook. It shows some DJ-3A Dispatchers doing pizza delivery work for Volcano Pizzeria, a North New Jersey pizza place in the 1960s. Mike notes there were a lot of pizza jeeps in the area at the time.

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Jeep Truck Cargo-Personnel Carrier Brochures on eBay

UPDATE II: It appears there were two models of the Cargo-Personnel Carrier. One brochure shows that the Willys-Overland Export Company was the only entity offering this no-door Cargo-Personnel Carrier internationally (no mention of “Willys Motors” on the end of the last page of the brochure, but the bottom brochure’s last page shows both names).  Here are the brochures’ cover pages side by side:

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Both are currently listed on eBay. Here’s the first:

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UPDATE:  This is a complete Willys Cargo-Personnel Carrier brochure. 

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Ron’s 1946 Boyer Fire Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles

UPDATE: Here’s another, much longer post about Ron’s jeep.

Maury shared Kaiser Willys’ post about Ron Foss’ 1946 Boyer Fire CJ-2A.

http://blog.kaiserwillys.com/ron-foss-1946-boyer-fire-apparatus-cj-2a?doing_wp_cron=1541700244.4601399898529052734375

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