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1961 Specially Built FC-170 DRW Wake Forest, NC**SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

“This is one of the extended cab Forward Control Dually wreckers built for Alaska Highway use.
GVW is 9000 lbs. It has three doors.
It has front and rear winches. Front winch has PTO splined shaft for accessory drive.
Outer duals were removed to get it on my trailer- they are included.
Engine is the Willys 221 flathead six gasoline.
I have the Alaska title signed by the owner.
$500 via Pay-Pal within 24 hours of ending. Balance within 7 days by cash,  or Personal or Business check with time to clear
Pickup within 30 days. I can push it onto your trailer with Bobcat if needed.”

 
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1967 CJ-5 Brush Fire Jeep Boyertown, Pa **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000.

This looks in good shape.

“MUST SEE 1967 jeep V6 Only 14,000 miles Many accessories Spot lights mounted both sides Large water tank with electric reel. New tires. 10,000 electric winch Snow plow and mounts”

 
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1947 CJ-2A with extended rear Ramona, Ca **Status Unknown**

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

UPDATE: **Status Unknown** was on eBay

This is very interesting.  The rear on this seems similar to the rear extension on yesterday’s lead Colorado jeep.  The seller believes this is an ambulance.  I searched for an example of CJ-2A ambulance, but have yet to find any images that verifies one was built (though I’ve seen other extended CJ-2As). It seems more like a utility rig to me, especially given what appear to be utility racks above.  I also believe the lack of a siren (or spot on the roof where one was mounted), also suggests it wasn’t an ambulance.  None-the-less, the starting bid of $650 is a good price and  it would be an interesting rig to restore.  The seller provides a great, detailed review of this.

“I have never seen another jeep exactly like this. Its pretty rare. It is a left hand drive (so, its clearly not a postal jeep), its a flat fender, 4 wheel drive Willys jeep with an extended body and ambulance racks. (I do have a similar Swedish Jeep included in the photos for reference.) It needs restoration.

The metal tub is extended 24” and looks to be all original work from the time of manufacturing, it is well done and very unique. The extension is aft of the rear wheels as pictured.

The most amazing aspect of this jeep is the aircraft style aluminum top (“Tin Top”, if you will).  The top has what I am told are stretcher ‘stays”. We were told this is an ambulance, and by all appearances, it would function as an ambulance. The top itself is original to the jeep and done professionally, its solid and riveted to perfection.

The top has functioning aluminum side storage doors and rear body aluminum storage doors that open and lock (as pictured). The top interior has metal caged storage areas, all are sturdy and have been in place about 60 years, holding up to the test of time!

The lower body is steel with age appropriate and reparable rust, but has been in California for many years and much of it is surface rust. The floor board rust and a couple other rust areas will need more elbow grease and restoration than other areas and is more than surface rust. You have to ask me questions on this and look at the photos as some of the rust will need actual rust repair. I want you to know the needs of this project so that you are happy with your purchase.

The front grill is temporarily attached for engine replacement, it will need to be bolted back in properly.

The original tail gate is in tact and functioning.

The original tilt-out windshield frame is there, minus the glass (you guys know how easy this is to get replaced).

All original gauges are there (no broken glass!)

All original latches (windshield, seat, etc.) are present

Original drivers seat is present and functioning (needs restore)

Passengers seat present (original?)

Original gas tank

Original shifter levers

Original 4×4 transfer case

Original Axles

Original Transmission

Original Two Piece Hood

Original fenders

Original Tub

Original Steering Wheel

Original Steering Gear

Original aluminum “sun visor” (over windshield area)

Military Style Pintle hitch  mount in rear

Tow Bar attached to the front

Has 5 on 5.5 Jeep lugs will need new tires, but rolls freely as is

Will need new brakes, original brake cylinder is in place

Mechanical:  The axles, transfer case and transmission are all in the jeep.  Both driveshafts have been removed, but the original rear driveshaft and also, 1/2 of the front driveshaft are both included in a large box of parts that go with the Jeep. You guys know you can get these driveshafts with ease.

The engine is not installed but is included as well. It was removed for restoration (so that part of the job is already done!). It will need obvious restoration, but is not clearly not seized as the crank is out of the block. If I were to complete the project, I’d give it an acid bath and re-assemble. You will have to purchase a single rod and piston (which is available at “Border Parts” in San Diego), plus purchase the correct fly wheel (there is a fly wheel, but it does not appear to be correct), everything else is present including motor mounts and the head (as pictured). The engine is what I was told to be the original engine. It is a Willys flat head 4, has an original 1958 job tag riveted to the block (see pictures).

The attached engine job tag shows 2 cylinders, 1 rod and one main bearing was replaced in 1958 (again, see the pictures of the metal riveted on job tag).

The camshaft and valves are still in the block.  Also included are 3 rod and piston assemblies, the crankshaft, main bearing blocks, side valve cover, manifold, exhaust, oil pan, head, etc.

MISC. INFO.:

We can not know the actual mileage as the paint has faded.

At some point in the past, a pipe vise was added to the front bumper, it can easily be removed.  Also, barely visible below the driver’s windshield is a red stenciled ” FIVE STAR GENERAL” .  No, I don’t believe it was a real 5-star general, just a guy who was very happy with his unique jeep.

This Jeep is sold with a bill of sale only, it is a collectible and will need to be restored before going on the road, however, both VIN tags are attached as photographed, this will be an easy registration (and NO smog required :).”

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The World’s Best Coffee Jeep

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

Here’s another reason to travel to Colombia.  Sebastian’s father spotted this gem.

Sebastian writes, “My dad took these pictures today in Rio Negro, Antioquia, Colombia. I have seen Willys being used for almost everything in Colombia, but I never saw this before, a moving coffee shop. Look all the details, the art on the doors and on the tailgate, the speakers (stereo) on the roof, the coffee machine inside, the ketchup on the side, it has everything! The name displayed on the sides reads “Camperito del Café, lo mejor del mundo”, which roughly means the coffee jeep, the best of this world. No doubt about that.”

 
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1960 CJ-3B Ambulance Spokane, Wa eBay

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

UPDATE:  Back on eBay

(03/25/2011) This is cool!  I found pics of a similar one on the CJ-3B Board from Macedonia.

“1960 Jeep CJ-3B Ambulance. It runs and drives. Imported from Turkey. Orange in color. doors still work. Needs fuel tank. Awesome and rare restoration project. Pictures tell it all. Email with any questions. Thanks”

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A nice looking ‘Follow Me’ Slat Grille

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

Jeremy found these images as part of a great folder of jeep images touring Facebook.  You can learn more about them at Brian’s Military Jeep site.

 
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More on this unusual CJ-?A/MB Wagon in Bali

UPDATE:  Rudolf sent some additional pics of this rig. Steve gives a good analysis within the comments section.

Rudolf forwarded me this unusual CJ-?A/MB wagon.  Rudolf reports that this is titled a 1944 and was used for public transit in Bali.  Given the full floating rear end, the rearend might have been from a MB.  It reminded me of another vehicle with a similar wood rear end that is located in France  (see the red image below).

From France (CJ-3B Page, Offroadaction.ca)

 
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1952 M-38 Minneapolis, Mn $11,000 + trailer

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

UPDATE:  Still Available

(02/272011) Could this have been a civil defense Jeep?  Lots of parts.

“Low milage rust free, trailer also available. 1952 M100 Rust free, lots of parts to restore to original: 4 spark plugs, 2 sets of spark plug wires, NOS light switch, NOS battery cables, NOS battery clamps, Carburetor kit, 24 volt coil, rotor and condenser, distributor cap, footman loops, rear seat assembly, NOS grill, transfer case transmission boots, tool box gasket, axel bolts – complete set, complete wiring harness for trailer included NOS lights, complete wiring harness for Jeep NOS, new shifter knobs, complete antennae assembly, window cowl gasket, rubber neck gasket for gas tank, new wiring for Jeep grill, complete windshield gaskets, NOS air crossover, lower radiator hose, upper radiator hose, air filter hose, complete brakeline assembly; rubber and metal hoses, new brake master cylinder, shovels and axe, gas can and carrier, complete extra set of gauges included panel – used, NOS air filter, NOS tailgate, trailer cover with ropes, NOS throttle and choke cables, NOS fording cable, gun scabbard, complete exhaust, interior battery box, complete new canvas top – includes door cover, NOS vacuum wipers, rubber body mounts, metal valve cover set, top bows, metal data plates, engine decals, NOS foot levers, complete set of gauges, NOS speedometer, cold weather primer, fire extinguisher, 4 extra windshield wiper blades, set of spring shackles, seals for front axel, NOS dimmer switch, all top bow brakets, axe bracket, new headlights, extra reflectors, spare wheel, possible spare summer top, complete set of seat covers. For more information contact Paul by phone ONLY at 952-472-1046. Leave message if necessary, allow at least 8 rings.”

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/cto/2302530561.html

 
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Unique Collection of Jeeps East Haddam, Ct

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-6, CJ-7, CJ5, Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Unusual • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE:  Brian’s selling his unique collection of jeeps.  Among them is a CJ-6 Wrecker, a CJ-5 Trencher, CJ-5 Snow Blower and the first CJ-5 ever produced. 

You are bidding on a massive collection of jeep vehicles, literature, memorabilia, dealer items, toys, and much more.   This is the collection of Jeep restorer and enthusiast, Brian Hainer, of Brian’s 4wd Parts, LLC.   This list of vehicles is as follows:

1946 CJ2A,
original survivor with 7000 miles on it.  Original top, chaff screen, rear seat.  Even has original key and invoice from Willys/Overland.  Has the patina of a 50+ year old vehicle and is one of the most original examples of a CJ2A in existence.

1962 CJ6 Garage Service Vehicle. This has been restored from the ground up and is flawless.  Original Koenig Wrecker Boom, and Front winch.  Twin Stick PTO powers the front winch, rear wrecker winch, and air compressor.  Since the photos posted were taken I have made some top bows and sewn a full lenght bikini top for it.  Made out of black canvas.  I also added a Extend-a-Bed to this vehicle.  There just isn’t any room back there to carry anything and I wasn’t planning on using the boom so I added the extension.

1977 Jeep CJ7. This satisfied my need to go fast every now and again.  V8 304, 4.10 gears, ……  This jeep is a perfect driver and restored with the same care as every vehicle that comes thru my shop.

1968 CJ5 Jeep-a-Trench. This is an unrestored CJ5 bought from the original owner a couple years ago.  Everything is there and is a great example of a trencher.  Runs and drives but smokes like crazy.   Awaiting restoration.

196?  CJ5 Snowblower Jeep. Not exactly sure of the year.  This came from an airport and has 109 miles on it.  Runs perfect, has the T-98 4 speed in it, but it is very rusty.  Body will need replacing.

CJ5 10001 Cut Away Jeep Chassis . This jeep chassis is a cut away display model made by Willys.  It has every option you could install on a jeep at the time and everything is cut open so you could see the operation of it.  Front winch, governor, twin stick pto, rear gearbox, and right angle pulley.  A true piece of history.

That about covers the vehicles.  Also included in this sale is every piece of literature, memoriabilia, jeep toy, etc.. that I have collected over the past 30 years.  If it is jeep related I probably have it…. bought out a lot of dealers and collected a lot of signs, and early salesmens books.

The Jeep Toy collection is an impressive one and includes #92 of the Fine Art Model of the ww2 MB.   Fine art models got into a battle with Chrysler a while back over making these and it is very rare to ever see one for sale.   You will receive #92 with this collection.

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Civil Defense FC-150

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

I accidentally wandered across these unusual photos from the Timberlane’s thoughts blog.  I’ve never seen a Civil Defense FC. Maybe someone out there knows more about it?  I *think* this is in California, based on the front license plate.  I have lightened all four shots.  You can see the originals in the original post at the website.

 
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1946 CJ-2A Boyer Fire Jeep Oro Station, Ont, CA **SOLD**

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

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was on eBay.

(01/29/2011) Starting bid is $12k.  It looks well maintained, but dusty.

“Up for auction is an original WILLYS 1946 CJ2A BOYER FIRE JEEP.

It is extremely hard to find an original Boyer jeep with that many accessories still on the vehicle. To find out more about Boyer jeeps please go to http://cj3b.info/Fire/fireindex.html.

The jeep is in orginal condition. It appears it has been painted once. The engine runs nice and smooth, all driveline works. Engine has original governor. The mileage on the vehicle shows 2304 miles however the speedometer appears to be broken. Jeep has some rust issues: front floor especially under the tool box (rusted through), on back corner behind reflectors (both corners rusted through), otherwise the outside body, fenders, etc. are in excellent condition especially the windshield frame (have never seen one in that great shape for a 1946 vehicle!).

The jeep comes with all the accessories you see in the pictures. Unfortunately it didn’t come with the pump. It appears that the pump was removed many years ago. The jeep was stored inside for many years, we changed the fueltank and the exhaust system as we didn’t want to take a chance with the old one with old fuel in it. The old fuel tank is emptied and is included in the auction. It appears there were no leaks from the old fueltank. Most likely it will need to be boiled out.

The brakes need to be looked after as the brake pedal goes straight down to the floor however it moves freely.

We have a professional restoration facility for Willys Jeeps and in our opinion this would be a simple restoration because everything is there to do nice job. Fuellines, brakelines, wiring harness all original.

This vehicle comes without any warranties or guaranties. We have over 15 years of experience in shipping vehicles worldwide and will assist buyer with shipping/loading and paperwork.

Shipping, taxes and/or other fees (import, customs, etc.) are not included in the auction and are the buyers responsibility.”

 

 
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1960 FC-170 DRW South Shore, Ma $14000

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If only I had a good reason to buy it ….

“1960 jeep fc-170 drw w/ 4spd high pressure fog fire pumper 6000 miles minimal rust at rear fenders may need some brake work. $14000.00 cash on pick up only call 781-254-5888”

http://boston.craigslist.org/sob/cto/2171422733.html

 
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One of a Kind Trencher Mayfield, Ky eBay

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

This poor jeep ….

“This is a real classic,early 40’s jeep with a Jeep-a-trench,nobody around here has never seen one,I turn the engine over by hand,the estate it came from he trenched there water lines, all the levers work.I think it is really unusally.The only other on e-bay is $5500 without the jeep it is very rare.Thank you  I have drop the price $500 will also consider offers this is for sale.I am droping the price another $500.Thank you”

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Fire Jeeps from a Locomotive Site

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

From the black and white image, and possibly others, this modeler built the model jeep below.

 
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Here are a Couple Cast Iron Jeep Toys

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

Here are some cast iron toys from Mike Legeros’ Collection. The first one is a fire jeep. The second is a Brush Jeep. I’m not sure how large either toy is.

 
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Here’s a nice looking CJ-6 Fire Jeep

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

From this website: http://www.tarheeljeep.org/tarblog/thejeep.html

Here’s a less featured CJ-6

 
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Video 1954 CJ-3B with the Howe Fire Conversion

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I hadn’t seen this before today.

 
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Another Pic of the San Juan Scenic Jeep Tours

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

From Craig’s (from thefcconnection) never ending collection of unusual Jeep images comes this rare shot of the San Juan Scenic Jeep Tour Wagon convertibles.  Jesse forwarded this image to me along with a snapshot of an uncompleted transformation of a Wagon the company had partly modified.  You can see the earlier San Juan post here.

Technically, it was Dave Beamis who was modifying the wagon.  He worked for San Juan Tours years ago.  Dave would go on to start Crystal River Tours and his son, Dave Beamis, started and runs Crystal River Lodge with his brother.

Jesse reports, “all of the Scenic and Crystal River Tours FCs and Wagon Jeeps were repowered while in service, because of the altitude and amount of weight of the passengers, they removed the flathead Hurricane 6 and replaced it with the Chevy 250 or 292 inline 6 engines, with an adapter.”

Here’s the picture from Craig:

From Jesse is the image of an in-progress convertible wagon.  Jesse notes, “this a picture of another wagon body that I bought. It was there, it was cut, but never hammer welded to be finished, Dennis said that when one was wrecked they would have extra bodies to replace on the running chassis. Notice this was on a 4×2 frame.”

 
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1955 Tow Truck Salem, Oh **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

“VERY COOL 1955 WILLYS 4X4 TOW TRUCK: V8 CHEVY, 3 SPEED. TRUCK RUNS AND DRIVES. BRAKES DO NOT WORK. WRECKER WINCH WORKS GOOD. SNOW PLOW PUMP RUNS, BUT DOES NOT LIFT BLADE. TRUCK CAB AND BED HAVE SOME RUST. GREAT TRUCK TO RESTORE. VEHICLE BEING TOWED DOES NOT COME WITH TRUCK. WE HAVE A NICE CAB AND BED ON DAVEYS JEEPS DOT COM IF WANTED. TRUCK HAS A CLEAN TITLE.”

 

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Andy’s 1947 CJ-2A Airport Jeep

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

A reader named Andy contacted me the other day about a flatfender that he purchased.  He was told it was a former airport Jeep. Anyone recognize some of these mods?  How about them rims!

Andy writes, “No data tags inside the body, but need to check the firewall tomorrow. The guy I bought the jeep from says that he saw another one with the same wheels on it at the hunting camp where he got this jeep …. There is some use of aluminum in this body, goes hand in hand with the airport shop mod theory …. It appears that the patches in the floors and sides were not really needed at the time they were done.. the body was still very sound in those areas. Looking in the wheel wells, you can see the original not rusted body covered by a layer of metal from the top. I think you may be right on the combination of manuf. top with some airport shop ‘extras’. Those doors sure are unique, I have not seen such before ..”

 
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Flatfender Tow Truck

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles

I found this image on the web at a fake webpage (on of those pages that aggregates a bunch of misc stuff in hopes of getting click throughs).  It looks like a pretty cool build.  Anyone ever seen it or know any history?

 
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Police CJ-3B in Ocean’s Eleven

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

I have to say, I’m really enjoying my DVR.  It used to be that I would just channel surf during commericals just to see what is play.  Now, being the sophisticated DVRer that I am,  I can channel surf forward in time (which exponentially increases the time I can waste channel surfing) and then record shows that I might want to watch.

One of the shows I found, and recorded, was the original Ocean’s Eleven, which played recently on the Turner Classic Movie Channel.  I have to say that I thought it was a pretty good movie; it was also a great look at the Vegas of the 1950s.

Near the end of the movie, I spotted the Police CJ-3B shown below.  Unfortunately, the CJ-3B was a background piece, so there weren’t any really good shots of it.  I tried to figure out what the wording was along the hood — I don’t think it says “Las Vegas Police Force”.

 
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1965 Israeli-contract CJ-5 Fort Myers, Fl eBay

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

I’m no expert on these, so I’m taking the seller’s word on the information below ….

“1965 ISRAELI CJ5 GUN JEEP. VETERAN OF THE SIX DAY WAR. COMPETE WITH 106MM RECOILESS RIFLE. LIMITED PRODUCTION. THESE CJ5S WERE PRODUCED IN THE UNITED STATES UNDER SPECIAL CONTRACT FOR THE ISRELI GOVERMENT FROM 1965 TO  1967.

TOTAL PRODUCTION IS ESTIMATED AT UNDER ONE THOUSAND PIECES WITH SOME UNITS BEING RADIO JEEPS AND THE BALANCE GUN JEEPS,EQUIPPED WITH THE 106MM RECOILESS RIFLE. ALL OF THESE JEEPS ARE VETRANS OF THE FAMOUS SIX DAY WAR AND WERE USED IN AN ANTI TANK ROLE THIS CJ5 WAS RESTORED WITH ALL ITS ORIGINAL COLORS AND MARKINGS AS IT APPEARED ON THE BATTLE FIELD COMPLETE WITH A DEMILLED (NON-FIRING) 106MM. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CALL. 239-707-4416.”

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Silly Willy by Wildfire Manufacturing

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

I spent some time search for Jeeps in Museums today.  I discovered that in 1996 a museum with some wwII jeeps closed and the jeeps were purchased and sent to Indiana.  After a little searching, I am pretty sure these were bought by the National Automotive and Truck Museum of the United States (NATMUS), located in Auburn, Indiana.  This appears to be a pretty sizeable museum with a great collection of both stock and modified vehicles.

Sorting through images at different sites, I did eventually find an image of a GP (to be published later) located at NATMUS.  I sent them an email to see if I can get additional images and information (my emails to museums thus far have proven useless so far, with the exception of a gracious and quick response from the York Museum in PA).

One additional item I discovered while searching through some NATMUS images was this modified Willys Truck hidden in the background of a pic focused on the Popcorn Wagon (see pic to right).  Fortunately, I could identify the website emblazoned on the windshield and, viola, I found some great pics of this vehicle to share.

This truck, called Silly Willy, was built by Wild Fire Manufacturing for 1st Attack (Jeffrey Cook is president of both companies).  1st Attack is a company that specializes in the development of offroad emergency vehicles. You might know Jeffrey Cook from his days as owner/driver of the Monster Truck War Wagon that toured nationally.

Here’s some pics of Silly Willy:

 
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1959 FC-170 Jaffery, Nh eBay

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This was formerly a Fire FC.

“This ’59 has a rare cab with 16,900 original miles. Was originally a fire truck, was disassembled and kept in a barn for years.  Previous owner sandblasted frame and undercarriage which is in excellent condition.  265 engine was completely rebuilt and a very rare 4-speed transmission was added.  A steel dump body with dual pistons was custom made. Dump works perfectly.  Chrome dual pipes were added for charm and a great sound. Truck goes like crazy!  What it needs:  a bumper, needs wipers connected, and the heater hose needs connecting.  It won’t take much to finish it off!  I don’t have the time or energy to do it myself.  Call if you have a question – 603-532-7645 or email.  Paypal or certified bank check”

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