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1953 CJ-3B Fire/Crash Jeep Chester, MA $4500

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

It’s rough, but it’s unique. Will need work. Has a Navy data tag. Learn more about ANSUL equipped jeeps here: https://cj3b.info/Fire/AnsulCJ3B.html

https://westernmass.craigslist.org/pts/d/chester-1953-willys-cj-3b/7359259334.html

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“I’m looking to sell my 1953 CJ3b fire/crash truck. I do not have a title for it but have an old registration. No data plate either. Started off life as a civilian CJ3b but was turned into a military M-606 for the US Navy. The motor turns by hand, but needs a starter. I have a new Landcruiser starter in a box that will fit it. Sheet metal is real solid minus rear floor. Hat channels are good exterior metal is nice, mostly rear floor from the dry chemical powder being on it.
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1954 M-170 Fire Jeep Columbiana, OH Auction

• CATEGORIES: Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, M-170

Bob shared this online-only auction for a converted M-170 jeep. It has a few updates, including the fire equipment. The auction ends July 21st.

https://baerauctions.hibid.com/catalog/293919/vehicles–tools–auto-parts–columbiana-7-21-21/?q=jeep

“Power Steering, Tilt Steering Wheel, Ss Sleeves & Piston”

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1962 FC-150 Lincoln, NE eBay

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

This may be Chicago Fire Jeep #757, which was converted into a hydrant thawing FC in 1978. As you can in the pics on the 3B page, it’s got the similar fenders and bumper.

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“Mid-America Motors
2401 Fairfield Street
Lincoln Nebraska, 68521
Office/Fax 402-477-4426

Rod’s Cell 402-560-0766 Anytime….
For Sale Rare Hard To Find 1962 Willys Jeep CF150 4X4 Cab Forward 150″ Wheel Base Pickup….
Very Low Production Around 700 Units Built Of The CF150 Model In 1962….
Believed To Be A Former Chicago Fire Department Unit #757….
Miles Show 1,841 Can Not Confirm….

Clear Colorado Title In Hand….
Runs And Drove On The Trailer, No Brakes And The Fuel Pump Went Bad, Have Located A New Fuel Pump….
Has Some Rust (see the pictures)….
Needs Front And Rear Windshield Glass Also Both Door Glass….
Looks Like The Box Was Built For The Fire Department And No Tail Gate….
Will Help Load The Jeep….
Please Look At The Pictures….”

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Year? Photo of a M-38 Fire/Brush Jeep on eBay

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

This m-38 fire/brush jeep has some unusual mods.

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“You are bidding on (1) 35mm Fire Apparatus Slide of Burrilville RI Brush 1 1952 Willy’s Jeep X-US Army

Slide is in excellent condition. If image appears to be cut off it is from my scanner. Actual image is fine in slide mount.

Original photographer retains the copyright on the image.”

 
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1946 CJ-2A Fire Jeep Oxford, MI $3500

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

If you are near Oxford, MI, this may be worth a look.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/128762276795/permalink/10159387371586796/

“For Sale near Oxford, Mi. 1946 willys jeep converted to a brush truck. This was converted by the South Haven Fire Department and later went on to serve Oxford, Mi. It has not been run in about 10 years. Owner wants to find a good home from someone who will restore it. Asking $3500.”

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1964 CJ-6 Camp Verde, AZ **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7500.

The seller indicates this is a former fire brush or pumper jeep.

“1964 CJ6 Starts, Drives, stops. Practically rust free. Govt nomenclature tag, and former fire pumper. Includes, winch, and new Walcks front bumper and rivets. All sheet metal and bolts included. New exhaust manifold and exhaust system replaced.
Will need attention to: Hood, fenders and possibly a trans/transfer rebuild, gas tank needs cleaning.
Basically brought this home and secondary to exhaust repair it sat.
Super clean body for a Cj6 minus the fenders and hood. Clean AZ title”

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1968 CJ-5 Moraga, CA BAT Auction

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles

UPDATE: This was listed on for $10K on Craigslist; it’s now being auctioned on Bring-a-Trailer’s website: https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1968-jeep-cj5-3/

Jay spotted this former Hartford, Ohio, Fire Department Jeep. It looks like the rear cargo area was rebuilt at some point.

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“1968 Jeep CJ5
Jeep CJ5
16K Original Miles
Original 225 Dauntless V6
Original 3-speed manual transmission
4wd low and high
Original Red Paint
Runs great and has plenty of power.
New starter, alternator, wheels, tires, battery, aluminum radiator, brake lines, heater system, spark plugs, alternator, exhaust, top with soft doors, rear bumper with swing-out tailgate, shocks, steering damper, and air filter.
Has new top with doors also
The odometer is at 16XXX miles currently.
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1955 Fire Truck at the Petrified National Park

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Willys Trucks
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The truck is located at the Painted Desert Visitors center along Route 66 and I-40 at Petrified National Park in Arizona.

Eric posted some pics of a modified 1955 Willys fire truck to Facebook the other day. Apparently, the truck was originally stationed at the Chiricahua National Monument, then at the Fort Bowie National Monument, before arriving in 2016 at the Petrified Forest National Park.

Somehow, I have never been to any one of these three national parks. As a boy, we’d go jeeping at the Beverly Sand Dunes and finding petrified wood was no big deal, so I’ve never seen a reason to stop at the Petrified Forest NP. There other two are definitely worth a stop on our next Arizona trip; When will that be? Maybe spring of 2022?.

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The truck pictured looks to be a Valley Fire Truck model, white the white truck appears more like a General Fire modified truck.

My guess is the jeep pictured in this National Park sign is a Valley Fire modified truck, while, given the low rear bed, I think the white fire truck was likely originally modified by General Fire into a model they called “The General Commando”. According to the CJ-3B page, the General Commando came in both open top (similar to a Personnel Carrier) and a closed top, more typical of a standard truck.

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I could imagine that for the forest service’s use, remove the interior portion of the fire truck bed, then covering it was a practical way to get more utility out of the truck.

 
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Kennebunk Fire Dept’s CJ-2A Brush Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles

Nate spotted this article in the 1st Responder Newspaper about the Kennebunk Fire Department’s 1947 CJ-2A, which is still in service.

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There’s also a pic of the jeep on the department’s website:

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Year? DJ-5 Rathdrum, ID $500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles

UPDATE: As Jay points out, this may be a DJ-5 as it lacks shifters for the transfercase.

This *might* be an ex-luggage DJ-5. Note the shape of the passenger-side rear fender. This is a CJ, not military.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/282740803251197

“Military style jeep, kaiser jeep. Does not run. Antique vehicle As is”

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1945? VEC CJ-2A Fire Jeep Berkey, OH Sealed Bid

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

UPDATE: Jerry Huber confirmed that this is a 1945 VEC CJ-2A, serial number #11822. Jerry added, “That would place the body at the end of the 1945 production run. The Fire Dept. documents that they got it in the spring or summer of 1946, which is still possible with the time for the Darley Fire Conversion. There is also a story that the vehicle had a frame failure shortly after they got it from Darley and it was returned to the Willys Plant in Toledo where the frame was replaced with a heavier duty and reinforced unit. I have heard that story before but can’t verify although some one with more history on the unit may be able to confirm.”

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Originally posted Mar 2, 2021: Listed as a 1947, this is likely a 1945 VEC CJ-2A. It’s got rear hubs, indents, early windshield, a column shift and (I think) the earliest “WILLYS” data plate. Bidding is allowed from March 1, 2021, though April 02, 2021.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/322534451279857/permalink/1556809471185676

“Public Notice – Richfield Township is placing the 1947 Willy’s Jeep Fire Apparatus for sale via SEALED BID. Richfield Township is accepting SEALED BIDS for purchase of the 1947 Willy’s Jeep Fire Apparatus from Monday 3/1/2021 through Friday 4/2/2021 at 4:00 PM. The vehicle is sold as is with no warranties or guarantees made of any kind. This vehicle has been garage stored and maintained throughout its lifetime with Berkey / Richfield Township Fire Department as the original and only owner. The vehicle is open to inspection Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. The vehicle sale is subject to a minimum bid of $10,000. The bids will be opened on Monday 4/5/2021 and highest bid above the minimum sale amount will be awarded. Sealed Bids must be addressed to Fire Chief Keith Clonch at 11450 W. Sylvania Avenue, Berkey, Ohio 43504.”

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1946 Photo of Louisiana’s Forestry Jeep

This June 29, 1946, photo in the Daily Advertiser shows off an early MB conversion into a Louisiana Forestry Jeep. Developed by the Louisiana Foresty Commission, the state purchased five of these rigs.

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The Weekly Town Talk out of Alexandria, Louisiana, also ran the photo on the same day, but with a different caption:

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1956 Willys Fire Truck Mauston, WI $13,000

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

UPDATE: Price dropped to $13,000.

(08/23/2020) Needs work. This could have been a brush truck of some type or it was a utility truck.

https://madison.craigslist.org/cto/d/mauston-willys/7277335094.html

“1956 Willys. 4 wheel drive. Runs and drives. Six cylinder inline flathead. Three speed manual. High and low transfer case.
Odometer does not work. Says 18,000 miles. Was told it was a fire truck? Owned for over eighteen years. Has been sitting inside for seventeen years. Needs work to be road worthy. Towaway.”

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1947 Photos of the Indianapolis Speedway Fire Jeep

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

These two 1947 photos can be found as part of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway digital archives.

 
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Photos of early DJ-3A Hardtops with Side Glass

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

UPDATE: 2 more photos of DJ-3A Hardtops with side glass (note also the use of the modified hardtop with glass on the Jeep Creep jeep above). The first is a different 1956 DJ-3A with the same type of hardtop (side windows and small rear window) was posted to Facebook.

So, does this mean Willys Motors had planned on selling DJ-3As with side windows, but for some reason changed its strategy? Or, did they only intend these tops for commercial/governmental use?

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Caption: August 27, 1956. New Police Equipment: This new jeep, recently acquired by the City of Ann Arbor – Police Department, is being used to service parking meters throughout the city. The small vehicle has proven ideal for swinging into small spaces while meters are emptied. Patrolman John Biederman drives the jeep and is assisted in the meter collection by George Kaercher.

This second is undated, but shows a DJ-3A with a windowed hardtop for the Triangle Drive-in. It was posted to Facebook by Michael Canup.

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The photos of this RHD drive DJ-3A were posted by Andy to Facebook. They show a RHD DJ-3A at work for the Los Angeles School Police Department (that’s the department’s insignia on the door).

This is a 1956 RHD DJ-3A. It has the small rear window top that was halted sometime around late 1956 or early 1957 (http://www.ewillys.com/2020/03/17/different-version-of-the-koenig-manufactured-hardtop/), but also has the Hall tail lights which I am surprised to see on a 1956 (https://cj3b.info/Dating/Taillights.html). Oddly, it also has the rear side windows on the hardtop, which wasn’t common for the DJ-3As, but the side windows were standard for this model of the CJ-5 hardtop. So, this must have been a special order?

There was another photo taken with what appears to be the same jeep (same number on the door), but having a different driver (at least a different cap) named Officer Verne Schlotzhauer, while Captain Maurice W. Calfee watches the officer. The car to the right is different, also. This appeared in the July 24, 1956, issue of the Valley News, Van Nuys, California:

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The top pic was also syndicated to newspapers. The image below appeared in the June 22, 1956, issue of the Des Moines Register:

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Slide Depicting CJ-2A Brush/Fire Jeep on eBay

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

I wonder where this jeep is.

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“You are bidding on a 35mm slide of
Paden City (WV) Willys Jeep Brush Truck/Forestry Unit
Credit to the original photographer, who retains any copyright
Shipping and Handling – $2.00”

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M-38A1 Wood Splitter Salem, OR $500

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

Roger Martin spotted this unique build, an M-38A1 transformed into a wood splitter. No description provided.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1611210942413745

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1979 March-April Jeep Line Employee Newsletter on eBay

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

This 1979 March-April Volume 3, Issue 3, of Jeep Line, an employee newsletter, highlights the implosion of the Willys-Overland Administration building.

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“Here I have a
Near Mint
The Jeep Line
Vol. 3, No. 3
March-April 1979”

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1967 Jeepster Commando Fire Jeep Celina, OH $29,900

• CATEGORIES: Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Jeepster

UPDATE: The buyer of this in June appears to have relisted this at a higher price.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/4203866812973080

“225 V6 Jeep Dauntless 2 barrel engine, 3 speed manual 4×4 transmission, emergency lights on top, water tank and hoses in back, front and bottom brush guards, new 15” white spoke wheels, Nexen mud tires size LT235/75R15 front and rear, extended rear bumper with platform, trailer hitch”

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1962 Fire Truck Dover, OH $17,000

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

UPDATE: Still Available.

https://zanesville.craigslist.org/atq/d/dover-62-willys-jeep-firetruck-4×4/7235413915.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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1969 Photo of Albany Rescue Jeep on eBay

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

I couldn’t locate a corresponding photo of this in a newspaper. The rig looks interesting.

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“1969 Press Photo Rescue Jeep for Albany Police Department, New York. This is an original press photo. Rescue Jeep for Albany Police Department, New York. Police garage. Photo measures 9 x 7inches. Photo is dated 08-07-1969.

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FC-170 Smoke Ejector Photos

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

Roger shared this color photo of a Chicago Fire Department FC-170 designed to eject smoke. It was posted to this Fire Engine Facebook group. This appears to be engine #1.chicago-fc-color-photo-smoke-ejector

A similar black and white photo was printed in the February 1969 issue of Popular Science. This appears to be engine #2.

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1948 Truck Waterville, ME $8500

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

Glenn forwarded this ad. He added the following info:

“Hi Dave, This early 2wd pickup is for sale locally. I’ve talked with the owner. It was fire dept. owned, patina and all, never previously restored, and has had lots of recent mechanical work completed. It is local and I’d be happy to do an evaluation for a potential buyer. Especially up here in Maine, we don’t often see the 2wd version.”

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/231943895190792

“1948 willy’s pickup 2wdother item have all new brakes powder coated rims, rebuilt carb have receipts, manual,spare rear fenders 4 cyl three on the tree all original bro accepted”

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1952 M-38 Bossier, LA $3800

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

UPDATE: Price dropped to $3800.

(03/20/2020) This old Portland Fire jeep is supposed to run and drive, once the clutch is finished.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1747082655457321

“‘Selling my dream project. Tough times require tough decisions. This is a 1952 M-38 Willys Jeep. 4WD miracle. RUNS AND DRIVES, doesn’t stop great. Brand new clutch. Comes with extras, and a $50 gift card to the Jeep parts store I never got to use! Serous inquiry only, please no tire-kickers. Almost all original. Started life as a Korean war jeep, then went on to be used for the fire dept in Portland. You can see the OD green under the red FD paint. Very cool and nostalgic. Email me with any questions you have, I’ll be happy to answer. Title in hand. $100 deposit. ”

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CJ-2 Fire Jeep Photos

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

This nice little nugget of Willys history has been posted since 2011, but somehow I missed it. The Kaiser Willys blog has three photos of a CJ-2 (not CJ-2A) Fire Jeep that includes the “JEEP” plate across the front of the windshield.

https://blog.kaiserwillys.com/the-postwar-willys-cj-2-fire-jeep

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