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1942 Chevy Fire Truck on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles

Nothing jeep about this, but I thought it looked pretty cool.  The starting bid is only $1250.

I HAVE A 1942 CHEVY FIRE TRUCK IT IS A WAR MODEL 1 1/2 TON CHASSIES WITH THE CAT EYE LIGHTS AND BLACK OUT LIGHT ON TRUCK. IT WAS DELIEVERED TO THE ARMY CORP OF ENGENEERS IN SEPT OF 1943 FROM OREN FIRE TRUCKS THE SERIAL NUMBER OF THE FIRE CHASSIS IS R.W&E.530 MANUFACTURED BY OREN FIRE TRUCKS. THE MODEL OF THE CHEVY TRUCK IS 4MS12 AND THE MASTER IS 5757.

“THE TRUCK WAS FOUND AT A CAMP WHICH WAS HEATED THE ANTI FREEZ IS OK OIL IS LIKE NEW BRAKES WORK A BIT MUSHY BUT WORK HAS A NEW 6 VOLT BATTERY GAS IS FRESH TIRES ARE ALL NEW 7:50X20 THE MAIN PUMP WAS A HALE BUT WAS REPLACE WITH GORMAN RUPP HIGH PRESSURE PUMP WHICH CAN DRAFT, THE TANK IS A NEW GALVANIZED 500 GAL TANK ALL THIS CAN BE REMOVED TO RESTORE THE TRUCK. THE KEY SWITCH HAD A SHORT IN IT, THE SWITCH IS STILL THERE I HOT WIRED IT AND IT RUNS GREAT DROVE IT HOME WHICH WAS ABOUT A 20 MILE DRIVE THIS SUMMER. I HAD THE TRUCK IN SERVICE AT MY HOUSE DUE TO THE EXTREME FIRE CONDATIONS WE HAD THIS YEAR. THE PAINT ORG WAS A CHEVY BLUE THEN OD GREEN AND THE OREN FIRE TRUCK CO PAINTED IT A RED THE GRILL IS PAINTED SILVER THE SIREN IS NEWER THAN THE TRUCK ALL NAME PLATES ARE IN PLACE OUTSIDE CONTROLS STILL WORK TRUCK HAS SUCTION HOSE 2IN AND 4 1/2 IN ALONG WITH MISC HOSES AND NOZZLES. THE MILEAGE OF THE TRUCK IS 8383 HAS A 216 CU IN ENGINE GOOD OIL PRESSURE AND TEMP GAUGE WORKS ALSO. THE TRUCK NEED TO HAVE THE INGNATION SWITCH WIRE REPLACE UP TO THE AMP GAUGE AND IT WILL CHARGE.”

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1956 CJ-5 Built for the Oil Fields Denton, TX **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Unusual

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1250.

(09/27/2012) I kind of like this purpose built jeep.

“This is a 56 willys cj5 that was used to work on oil field pipelines. the old jeep has a heavy steel bed and a war surplus braden winch that works and is worth good money to someone restoring a military vehicle. tires are good. the engine runs perfect. i put a new master cylinder on it. i had planned to use it at the deer lease as a work rig but never got around to it. has brand new gas tank also that has not been installed. asking 1950.00 cash.”

 
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US Dept of Agriculture Forest Service CJ-3B Photo

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

I ran across this neat old photo of a USDA Forest Service CJ-3B at their site.  I couldn’t pull up the actual page.  You can view the original picture here: http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_MEDIA/stelprdb5354294.jpg

 
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Early PTO Plows for Fighting Forest Fires

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

Looking for USDA jeeps I found these two different plows used for fire fighting in the late 1940s/early 1950s.

The “V-shape plow” was featured in the August 1949 issue of Popular Mechanics:

This plow was featured in the May 1951 issue of Popular Mechanics on page 151.

 
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Refurbished Former Fire Jeep by Edmund Angelus

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

Matt, the owner of Edmund Angelus, forwarded me a couple sets of pictures this weekend. You might remember the  builds he shared with us a few years ago.  Since then Matt moved his automotive company to Roanoke, VA.  He not only knows his way around jeeps, but he also does complete collision repair on cars as well, along with fiberglass & gelcoat repairs to boats & personal water craft.

His new address is  3239 orange Ave, Roanoke,  Virginia.
His phone number is 540-354-4321.

One of his recent projects was a former Fire Jeep with the data plate BJ-102, indicating at one point it was a Boyer Fire Jeep.  Unfortunately, the fire equipment was long gone.  Matt writes, “The jeep was purchased by a friend of mine from a car dealer in West Virginia. Commissioned to an individual for a off frame restoration, the Jeep was dismantled way beyond what was really needed. Motor, transmission transfer case were in pieces. Every piece of sheet metal was soda blasted to bare metal. When I came a crossed it the rebuild was going nowhere and the body tub was on a trailer, outside with water standing in it. I contacted the owner and negotiated to take on the restoration. The rest is history as they say. Another proud customer.”

 

 
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1994 Wrangler Fire Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Other 4x4s • TAGS: .

It isn’t  Willys, but it is a cool fire jeep.

“This is a very unique, 100% functional Fire Truck.The title reads as a 1994 Jeep Grass Fire Truck.The logos from the former Fire Dept is off, therefore you can put your own on it.All the lights & sirens work great!This is a rust free jeep.The entire under body and all the inside floors is rubber coated to prevent rust.This truck runs & drives like new,very nice jeep wrangler!This Fire Truck was well maintained and always kept indoors.

Due to it coming from the fire Dept. the title reads as rebuilt salvage because they rebuilt the Jeep into a Fire Truck.This truck was built heaver to hold the 100 + gallon water tank.This truck is a great investment to your Fire Dept or to you as a collector item,whatever you would like to use it as!

* Gall’s Street Thunder Sirene
* Poly Tank (Water or Foam)
* Water Pump with a Honda GX 160 5.5HP Motor
* Hannany Reel
* 4 Cylinder
* 5 Speed
* 4 Wheel Drive
* 113,000 miles
* New Tires”

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1957 Service Brochure featuring a CJ-5

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay

This is a neat mailer.

“Original mailer non color folder , 8.5 x 3.5 folded , 8.5 x 11 unfolded . Shows Jeep from Russ Cooley Service Station , Hillcrest , Binghamton , New York.”

 
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Photo of 1956 Fire Truck Douglas County, CO on eBay

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

This is a print from a 35mm slide, but you are purchasing only the print and not the slide.

“Beautiful new professional print (6″ X 4″) from an old 35mm slide of a 1956 Willys Jeep pickup being used at the Douglas County Fire Department parked in the drive way of the fire house (KODACHROME TRANSPARENCY PROCESSED BY Kodak, date imprinted APR 60). Beautiful looking JEEP, Fire Engine Red, loaded with equipment. No idea where the photo was taken. If anyone can help I’d sure appreciate it. Nothing written on the slide. Much better than scan, crisp and clear. Any glare or distortion is from my digital camera. The ruler does not show up on the print.”

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Ambulance Brochure on eBay

Here’s a rare brochure on eBay

“THIS IS A VERY GOOD, ORIGINAL 1950’S WILLYS 4 WHEEL DRIVE AMBULANCE BROCHURE. SIZE IS 8 1/2″ X 11″ WITH 4 PAGES DONE IN LIGHT BLUE, BLACK AND WHITE. CODE W-228-5.”

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1951 CJ-3A Falkville, AL **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3200.

This is an ex-United Airlines jeep with a brass plaque still attached. It might be an interesting restoration if some early pictures can be found.

“This is a 1951 Willys Jeep with a 1946 windshield. The jeep was used by United Airlines to pull luggage carts and still has a brass plate on the dash with United Airlines and the vehicle number on it. Because of it’s use it only shows 6,823 miles on the odometer. I have no way of knowing if this is actual miles but have no reason for believing that it is not. When I put new tires on the Jeep last year the old tires looked new as far as wear but were dry rotted. The jeep was painted 3 years ago after any rusty areas were repaired with fiberglass resin and fiberglass matt. The repairs were not fixed with bondo. The vehicle is for fun and not for show. I have grandsons from age 4 to age 25 and some of them learned to drive a straight shift in this jeep. The paint job is not perfect by a long shot. The jeep is near perfect mechanically including transmission, rear end, transfer case, 4 wheel drive, steering, and brakes. Brakes were rebuilt this year. Motor cranks every time, does not smoke, and has always been dependable. Jeep has an antique tag and is road worthy. If you are looking for a Jeep that is mechanically sound, dependable and a lot of fun this may be it. Is mostly original except it is painted and has decals as a military jeep but it was not. The seats are mustang seats covered by me.”

 
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Fire Jeep Photograph from Netherlands

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

UPDATE:  Roberto believes this was taken in the Netherlands.

How about this photograph from Flickr.  The information with this photo suggests it was taken in 1953.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/42220073@N04/6972415953/

 
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Texaco Gasoline Toy Fire Jeep Dalmation Sign on eBay

I just won the auction on this sign for $4.95 + shipping.  There were no other bidders.  There was no information on the size of it, but I estimate it is around the size of a sheet of paper .

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1964 Photo of a CJ-6 Fire Jeep at the Atlanta Airport on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles

This is a kodachrome slide showing a CJ-6 Fire Jeep that was employed by the Atlanta Airport.

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1944 Ad Showing a WWII Jeep as Fire Engine on eBay

This Ad was photographed at an angle. I did my best to correct it in Photoshop.

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Photo of 1965 Mitsubishi J32F Fire Jeep from Japan on eBay

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

I thought the hoses on this fire jeep were unusual.  I would think they would flap around in the wind when driving?

“Factory photograph , 8 x 10 inches . Newly printed on the highest quality photographic paper . Please see scan for exact image . Photo size is 8×10”

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1966 Color Slide of DC Fire Jeep

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

Thanks to Dennis for correcting me.  Admittedly,  I hadn’t had my caffeinated tea before deciding what this was.  With that in mind, check out how this CJ-6 is setup for lighting.

“For sale is one 35mm Kodachrome color slide.
Washington, DC Fire Department Floodlight Unit.
1966 Willy’s Jeep.
Photographed by Charles Marcus on 10/7/1983.
From the collection of the late Richard M. Adelman of Memphis, Tennessee.
Shipping and handling is 75 cents in the USA.”

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1954 M-38A1 Fire Service Jeep Carmel, IN **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

“Veyr respectable 1954 Willys. Has seen fire service for a number of years as has been adapted to that use. Some of the modifications are: the 4 cylinder has been swapped out for a V6, tilt steering has been added, long tube headers with good sounding glass packs, an aluminum dash has been put in and a roll bar has been added for safety. It has seen one restoration in its life many years ago and is starting to show its age again. This little brute is a ball to drive. Albeit at 45 mph, but you buy this rig for the ambiance and the scenery anyway so why hurry. Just had the master cylinder rebuilt with misc. brake lines replaced. One new wheel cylinder. The radiator boiled and reinstalled along with a new fan belt and top hose. Cheap fun in the sun. This auction is an as is- where is sale. You bid- you own. Shipping is available. Please ask Doc all the questions you can think of and be comfortable with your new purchase. Good luck. I reserve the right to end this sale early. No warranties written,expressed or implied.”

 
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Tonka Fire Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, toys

Here’s a Tonka Fire Jeep that appears to be in great shape.

“This is a terrific Jeep Fire Truck in excellent condition. It has the original tires (white walls) and hub caps, nozzle on hose, red light on hood, head lights, red ladder, two fire extinguishers on rear bumper and Tonka decal on both sides. Interrior is perfect with original steering wheel. There are a few minor scratches on the ladder but otherwise there is very little, if any, show of ware. No box. This is from a collection of Tonka Trucks that were used for display.”

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Roof Palomino “mini jeep” Lawn Mower White Plains, NY **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

“Rare ROOF Palomino “mini Jeep” Lawnmower. Good overall condition and very original. Serial #1505 as per tag on hood. These were built from approx 1969 to the early 70’s and were very expensive in their day, hence not too many were sold and not too many left.

This one has been in barn storage for the past 10+ years. It was parked due to no spark; the coil is suspected too be bad, but I haven’t tested it yet. It ran and drove fine before that and was great for putting around the property and moving stuff (beer, parts, people and tools) around the property. It is 40 years old, so despite its good preserved shape, it will need a good service before getting it going.

-Original Kohler k482 motor, seats (with cushioning springs), air cleaner, rims, grille, tailgate, etc, etc..
-Very little rust ( just a little on the outside edges where the floor meets the body in the footwells),
-All mechanical pieces are intact. Rear tires are pretty dry rotted, but I have a nice set of 2 used tires that match the front that come with it. There is some kind of small patch on the right rear corner. Front bumper has had a small hitch added. Motor has good compression and oil pressure; turns right over.
-This originally had a 60″ belt driven mower deck. This one has been stripped of its PTO, engagement and lift levers, as well as the mower deck and its attachment points. NO MOWER OR PARTS for the mower. I have read that the Roof 60 mowers used many of the same parts, but can not confirm that.
– It will need a complete service before being taken out to have fun with! Should be easy to get going again!”

 
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1975 CJ-5 Fire Jeep Thorndale, PA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was at auction.

Thanks go to Steve for spotting this jeep on municibid.com.  Plenty of details provided, though the pics aren’t the greatest.

“The Thorndale Volunteer Fire Company is selling a 1975 Jeep CJ-5 previously utilized as a brush fire unit.  This vehicle is owned by the original owner and it was delivered on June 7, 1975.  The configuration into a brush fire unit was completed by the Brush Buggie Corporation  prior to delivery.  Configurations included the integrated roll cage, water tank, extended front bumper with fire pump, and emergency warning lights and sirens.  The vehicle was refurbished in May of 1993 by Fire Company members.

Specifications:
1975 Jeep CJ-5
258 Cubic-inch 4.2 Liter Straight 6
3-Speed Manual Transmission
Manufacturer Date of Jeep: February 1975
BF Goodrich Mud-Terrain T/A Tires
Size: LT235/75/R15

Tread Depth:
Driver’s Side Front: 18/32”
Passenger’s Side Front: 18/32”
Driver’s Side Rear: 18/32”
Passenger’s Side Rear: 18/32”

GVW: 5,500 lbs

250 GPM Gorman-Rupp Exhaust Powered Centrifugal Pump powered by a 9 horsepower Briggs & Stratton 4 cycle motor (Rebuilt during May 1993 Refurbishment)
110 Gallon UPF Poly Tank (Added during May 1993 Refurbishment)
Hannay Electric Hose Reel with 100 feet of Garden Hose
Mileage: 13,625 (As of 9/23/2012)
Inspection Expiration: April 2012
Front Axle Rebuilt: May 1993
Ball Joints and U-Joints Replaced: May 1993
Shocks Replaced: May 1993
Steering Dampener Replaced: May 1993
Re-sprung Leaf Springs: May 1993
Radiator Replaced: November 20, 2008
Fuel Pump and Filter Replaced: March 14, 2009
Equipment Included:
– Federal AeroDynic Lightbar
– Federal 100 Watt Dynamaxx Siren Speaker
– (2) Brush Rakes
– (1) Spade Head Shovel
– (1) Pulaski Tool

The water tank has a 1-1/2” inlet for filling the tank.  Pump provides water to hose reel as well as 6 foot garden hose stored under the passenger’s seat.  Vehicle is capable of “pump and roll”.

Damage includes a tear on the driver’s seat upright portion, a small tear in the passenger’s side seat upright portion, a dent on the passenger’s side front fender, and dent on passenger’s side jamb.”

 
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Canfield Tow Truck Equipment Mailer on eBay

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

Here’s an old mailer for Canfield Equipment.

“original Postcard , 8.5 x 5.5 , Canfield Tow Truck Equipment”

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1955 M-38A1 Goshen, OH **SOLD**

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

UPDATE:  **SOLD**  Last listed at $4200.

(08/28/2012) The seller doesn’t seem to know whether this was a real Fire Truck or not, but probably wouldn’t be hard to verify.

“I think it belonged to the fire dept. from 1975 untill 2006 then it was sold to a privet owner 2006 untill 2012 This jeep runs good but the motor has a pecking noise the jeep comes with a spare replacement motor this jeep is very solid one small rust spot on drivers side front fender.”

 
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More Border Patrol Jeep Images in a Mechanix Magazine Article

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

These photographs of Border Jeeps come from a Septmeber 1949 article in Mechanix Magazine.  You can read the entire article here.

In this picture you can clearly see this is a CJ-2A.  It didn’t take  them long to customize the bumper.

The first image below appears to show a MB.    I’m a little surprised it doesn’t have a top for shade like the other border jeeps I’ve seen.  The second picture is likely a CJ-2A based on the bas tank inlet.

 
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1952 M-38A1 Haslett, MI GSA Auction

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

Buz spotted this one.

“Bidders wanting the Title, SF97, issued in their business/company name MUST register as a company. No changes will be made after award. We have recently learned that some Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Justice owned vehicles may have a Confidential Hold on them. We are working with these agencies to ensure any Confidential Holds are removed prior to sales. During this transition, if you’d like additional information, contact the Sales Contracting Officer listed below.

Year: 1952
Make: Willys
Model: M38a1
Vin: 23956XXXXXXXXX
Mileage: 16971

1952 WILLYS M38A1 TRUCK UTILITY, 4X4, 4 CYL GAS, MT, MS, MB. MILEAGE IS ESTIMATED. REPAIRS MAY BE REQUIRED. PARTS MAY BE MISSING. DEFICIENCIES, WHEN KNOWN, HAVE BEEN INDICATED IN THE PROPERTY DESCRIPTION. HOWEVER, ABSENCE OF ANY INDICATED DEFICIENCIES DOES NOT MEAN THAT NONE EXISTS.”

http://gsaauctions.gov/gsaauctions/aucalsrh/ (click on the link and do a search for Willys)

 
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Hy-Rail Truck Image

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

Steve spotted this rare picture of a Hy-Rail in Mechanix Illustrated, Feb. 1953 p.93.