Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles Research Archives

To Top

1952 M-38A1 Fire Jeep Nashua, NH **Status Unknown**

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

UPDATE: Was on eBay. Status Unknown. Last bid was $7400.

Everything works.

View all the information on eBay

1953-m38a1-fire-nashua-nh1 1953-m38a1-fire-nashua-nh2 1953-m38a1-fire-nashua-nh3 1953-m38a1-fire-nashua-nh4

“1952 Willy’s Jeep Forest fire truck;
This is a unique fire truck in that it is a Willy’s Jeep AND easily fits in your garage! Former military unit (ex Marines, I believe). Runs and drives great- needs some TLC for the true Willy’s Jeep detail. It appears to be “shop built” either by military or a fire dept. as a fire pumper, but used a “Barton” front mount 500 gpm conversion kit of the day. The side compartments are ex-ammo boxes!

Continue reading

To Top

1947 CJ-2A Howe Fire Jeep St. Joseph, MO **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay

“You’re looking at a 1947 willys jeep cj2a with a Howe firetruck apparatus (5 known to exist)… This jeep has 1423 original miles, not even ready for a oil change yet, but has been totally gone through. My grandfather bought this 15 years ago from the local stockyards that closed a long time ago. His dream was to fix it up and drive it in the local parade while advertising for his grocery store, he did just that. Grandpa died in 2007 and since then, I’ve been carrying on the tradition in driving it in the local parade with my family.. The time has come to let another family enjoy this thing, the decals are vinyl and can be removed easily. As long as you have a good 6volt battery, she fires right up and purrs like a kitten. A aftermarket CD player and speakers have been installed using a separate 12 volt battery and everything is removable with 0 screws to get back to 100% original in 5 minutes. The brakes stop just fine but are hard to apply(67yrs old and no power brakes) has a high and low transfer case, and 4 wheel drive that both go right in and work as they should. Windshield folds down and I believe everything works on this thing as it should. Comes with a lot of old fire fighting tools and adapters.”






To Top

1954 M-38A1 Winchester, MD $5800

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

UPDATE: Still Available

1954 Military jeep runs and drives in great condition for 60 year old jeep body has very little rust is garage kept.It was used be a fire dept for years that it is the reason for the yellow paint.”

1954-m38a1-winchester-md1 1954-m38a1-winchester-md2 1954-m38a1-winchester-md3

To Top

1959 CJ-5 Fire Jeep Topeka, KS **SOLD**

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


Interestingly, this jeep has a 1969 DJ-5A tag. Bids must be submitted no later than 11:59pm on 9/14/14. Bids received after this time period will not be considered.

1959 CJ-5 Willy’s Jeep Fire Engine. 4 Wheel Drive, 1502 Mileage 4 cylinder VIN #57548-93180 (VIN for interested parties research only) This vehicle was used by the Goodyear Fire Department and retired earlier this year. Please Call : Leon Hahn show contact info
Vehicle is available for inspection at the Main Security Gate at Goodyear Tire & Rubber — NW US Hwy 24, Topeka, KS between the hours of 7am — 7pm Monday, September 8 through Saturday, September 13, only.

Vehicle is sold “AS IS”. No title is available. According to State of Kansas Dept of Motor Vehicles, vehicle maybe registered and licensed with Bill of Sale, which will be issued to buyer at completion of sale.

Bids must be submitted via email or a sealed paper bid may be submitted at Security Gate. No other form of bid will be accepted. Requests for additional information, etc will not be responded to at this email address. Questions should be directed to the phone number provided above. Vehicle you are bidding on should appear in the subject line. Bids should include dollar amount of bid, your name and phone number. Should attempts to contact winner not be successful within 48 hours, sale will go to the next highest bidder.

Bids must be submitted no later than 11:59pm on 9/14/14. Bids received after this time period will not be considered. Seller reserves the right to refuse any and all bids. Bids will be reviewed and winning bidder will be contacted via phone on 9/15/14. Vehicle must be paid for and picked up by no later than 9/17/14 — unless prior arrangements have been made. Should vehicle not be picked up by specified time, vehicle may be offered to next highest bidder, or re-listed for sale.”

1959-dj5-fire-topeka-ks0 1959-dj5-fire-topeka-ks1 1959-dj5-fire-topeka-ks2 1959-dj5-fire-topeka-ks3 1959-dj5-fire-topeka-ks4

To Top

1953 M-38A1 Galeton, CO $1999

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1999

Looks like it may have been a brush or fire jeep.

1953 M38A1 Jeep
Kansas Title
Needs work”


To Top

California State Park Rangers and Jeeps

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

First published 09/17/2012: I ran across this book about “California State Park Rangers” written by Michael G. Lynch, which includes several pictures of Rangers and Jeeps.  I’ve included three images below and don’t know if there are more.  The book covers the history of California State Park Rangers, beginning with the first Ranger Galen Clark at Yosemite State Park in 1866.  With a career of thirty-five years in the California Park system, Michael plans to donate some of the proceeds to the parks.

According to the author, many of the images come from the state park archives, which you can view online here.

Click here to learn more about the book at Amazon

To Top

Fire Truck Brochure on eBay

Here’s a rare brochure.

View all the information on eBay


To Top

1946 Photo from Mount Cooldidge

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

This old photo from the South Dakota Department of Agriculture shows a CJ-2A with a 100 gallon tank mounted in the rear at or near Custer State Park. It appears there may be another tank across the cowl. Unfortunately, the photo isn’t very large.


To Top

1953 M-38A1 Yorkville, IL **Status Unknown**

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

UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $7900.

(07/06/2014) This ex-fire jeep runs and drives.

1953-m38a1-firejeep-yorksville-il1 1953-m38a1-firejeep-yorksville-il2 1953-m38a1-firejeep-yorksville-il3 1953-m38a1-firejeep-yorksville-il4

For sale is an original 1953 Willys Military M38A1 Jeep. I obtained this Jeep from the McClure Fire Department in Ohio several years ago. It was occasionally used to plow their parking lot and was stored indoors for the most part. It still has many of the military accoutrements such as the convoy blackout marker lights, H.D. bumpers, waterproof ignition, 24 V. electrical system and illuminated high/low red dash lighting.

Continue reading

To Top

U.S. Border Patrol Jeeps & the US Border Patrol Museum

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

UPDATE: Steve let me know that the US Border Patrol Museum has an updated website with more photos. Below are a few historical photos. You can view more historical photos (with cars, jeeps, horses and more) here.

ORIGINAL POST 07/27/2012:

1. A cold day for guarding the

2.  Border Patrol Inspector observing sign of possible illegal border crossers encountered while on Jeep patrol duty near Del Rio, Texas – March 9, 1956:

3. High lookout point overlooking the Rio Grande River, June 29, 1961. [Location is still used to overlook Rio Grande River.]

This is the CJ-2A displayed in the Museum. It looks a little green in this picture, but it’s actually more gray in person.

To Top

1947 Sales Book – Fire Jeeps

These four pages were featured in a 1947 sales book.

Scan10013-fire-jeep-lores Scan10014-fire-jeep-lores Scan10015-fire-jeep-lores Scan10012-fire-jeep-lores

To Top

1958 CJ-6 Ravenna, OH **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

Cool fire jeep for sale.

“Paris Township is listing a USED 1958 Willys CJ-6 Jeep. SN- 57748 Jeep has original (rebuilt) four cylinder engine, three speed manual transmission and is four wheel drive. This vehicle was previously used by the Fire Department as a brush/grass fire truck, but has been taken out of service. It was originally purchased in 1958. Emergency equipment has been disconnected per Ebay policy and township decals will be removed prior to pick up.

This vehicle comes with the following:
Cooper Discover Tires 31×10.5R15
Warn Winch Model 38951 HS9500
2- Fire rakes
2- Pressurized water extinguishers
3 Hp. Briggs & Stratton pump
Steel water tank (approximately 100 gallons of water)
2- Manual cranking booster reels with hoses
Several miscellaneous original documents and books.”






To Top

1952 Fire Truck East Liverpool, OH No price

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

No pics provided.

1952 willys fire truck. 4×4,twin stick tranfer case, pto winch, flat head 6cyl engine, needs restored. Body is in nice shape. for pics and more info, please call”

To Top

1963 Truck with Utility Bed Quartzsite, AZ **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $18980

“This truck was converted to it’s present Resto-rod condition using a Chevy Blazer running gear mated to the original Willys frame. It is a great conversion that gets a great deal of attention.

This truck drives fantastic at Interstate speeds.

The renewed interior and carpet is very good with the exception of the racing style bucket seats. The seats were new three years ago, however, the Arizona sun has over baked the fabric. The cushions are in good shape, but the fabric is beyond fixing. New seat covers will be needed.

The paint is in very good condition and looks great up close. Not a 20 footer. It should do well at car shows.”

1963-truck-quartzsite-az1 1963-truck-quartzsite-az2

To Top

1953 CJ-3B Lacrosse, WI **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was at an auction.

This looks like a nice ex-fire jeep.

Military Willys Jeep. 1953 CJ38. VIN#4J19709. Ran when taken out of service. Not started for this auction listing. AS IS, WHERE IS. Auction sale final after reserve is met.”

1953-cj3b-lacrosse-wi1 1953-cj3b-lacrosse-wi2

To Top

Photo of CJ-5 Police Jeep on Beach on ebay

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

How about this vintage CJ-5 Police Jeep.

View all the information on eBay



To Top

1955 M-38A1 Peru, NY **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: Was $4500. **SOLD**

Former fire jeep.

1955 M38a1 army jeep Its in real good shape .Former fire dept jeep runs and drives great on the road and inspected till may 2015″


To Top

1952 M-38 Ex Fire Jeep Kentucky $6600

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

This might be worth a look.

We’re selling a 1952 Willy’s fire jeep. We purchased the jeep from Mt. Washington fire dept. a few years back. Keep is fully operational. Water tank and pump also operational.”

1952-m38-fire-jeep-kentucky1 1952-m38-fire-jeep-kentucky2 1952-m38-fire-jeep-kentucky3 1952-m38-fire-jeep-kentucky4

To Top

1946 CJ-2A Fire Jeep Zumbro Falls, MN **Status Unknown**

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

UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was $1275.

(06/02/2014) No engine or title. Great project.

WILLYS JEEP CJ 2 A & ID #34134—This is a retired fire department Jeep probably used for grass fires. I removed the front platform and seat as you can see. The rear extension is also removable. Odometer shows 53,000 miles. NO TITLE or ENGINE everything looks original. $1275.00 CASH buys it. I was told that it probably is a 1946, but you decide. Thanks.”

1946-cj2a-zumbrotafalls-mn1 1946-cj2a-zumbrotafalls-mn2 1946-cj2a-zumbrotafalls-mn3 1946-cj2a-zumbrotafalls-mn4

To Top

1952 M-38A1 Ducor, CA **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4900

This must have been an Orange Cover Fire Department.

1952 jeep older restore . 4cylinder 4wheel drive with pto case. rock solid . we only use it around the farm . Not a rust bucket very solid with lots of potential. clear title in hand $4,900 obo cash only no trades”

1952-m38a1-fire-ducor-ca1 1952-m38a1-fire-ducor-ca2

To Top

Fire Jeepster’s new Home

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

1949-jeepster-firetruck4Steve Elkins reports the following:

In case you’re wondering what happened to that cute little Jeepster Firetruck some of us have been following on eWillys, it will soon be used as a vineyard tour Jeep at the Gandona Winery in California’s Napa Valley.  After two little mechanical problems on the tow vehicle extending the 1100 mile adventure by two days, I was finally successful in transporting the red Jeepster from Southern California to the Wine Country, Northeast of San Francisco.  

The seller had a change of plans and had to let go of the red Jeepster.  The buyer is new to the Willys experience and is really excited about his new purchase.  A new steering wheel, and re-chroming the front bumper is the first order of work to spiffy-up the 65 year old chariot, re-powered with a second generation Buick 231 c.i. V6 and automatic trans. 

After seeing this on eWillys, I enjoyed connecting the seller and the buyer.  And I made a new Jeepster connection with the seller.  He has a nice ’50 Jeepster, daily driver with a rare optional L6-148.  We might just see him at the Willys America Open House on July 19, 2014.




To Top

1949 ‘Fire’ Jeepster **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: Was $6500. **SOLD** Now in Napa Valley.

“Really rare 1949 jeepster firetruck runs drives.”

1949-jeepster-fire-oklahomacity-ok 1949-jeepster-fire-oklahomacity-ok000 1949-jeepster-fire-oklahomacity-ok00 1949-jeepster-fire-oklahomacity-ok0

Continue reading

To Top

1965 CJ-5 Oklahoma $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles

Sounds like this was a Forest Service jeep. Maybe includes a gov data plate?

“Original 1965 Kiser Jeep made for U.S. Forestry specs.
Recent Engine all New
Transmission and Transfer case all New
Recent Brakes
Every Thing works including speed ometer
Has original nomenclature plate
5000 # Ramsey power take off winch
Excellent tires, New Gas Tank
Roll Bar, Full Metal Hard Top and Doors
Always stored inside, Very Goood Body condition for age.”

1965-cj5-oklahoma1 1965-cj5-oklahoma2

To Top

Keystone Automobile Club Jeep

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

I found this interesting photo of Bennet Larson and a few others standing in front of a Keystone Automobile Club Jeep. Keystone was an automobile club that was absorbed into the AAA Mid-Atlantic in 1965. The photo was taken in/near Philadelphia. I imagine the jeep was used for helping stranded motorists or patrolling?


To Top

1960 FC-150 Hancock, WI **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3800.

Originally purchased by the Almond, WI, fire department, “Little Smokie” runs and drives.

“Foe Sale: !960 Willy’s FC-150 Jeep…32K original miles…6 cyl ….3 speed…clear title….originally purchased for fire depart. in Almond WI…..100% original & complete…runs & drives good…asking $3,800….will consider partial trades for chevy pickups..”

1960-fc150-hancock-wi1 1960-fc150-hancock-wi2 1960-fc150-hancock-wi3 1960-fc150-hancock-wi4