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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

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

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

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

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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1956 Gasoline Truck St. Cloud, MN **SOLD**

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

UPDATE:  Was on eBay. **SOLD**

(09/01/2010) The exhaust comes out the front.

“I am selling a 1956 willys gas truck runs and drives needs brakes and water pump. colorado title nice truck.”

 
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Lisbon Ohio Races in the 90s

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

Bob admitted he couldn’t remember much about the races in these photographs, other than they were shot in the mid-90s in Lisbon, Ohio; but he got some great photos.  Ok, truth be told, any photo that combines a flattie, desert dogs, and some mud is something I’d consider a great photo 🙂

And here’s a great M-170 Fire Jeep that was watching the action

 
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Civil Defense Video with some Willys

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

After reading the “Surviving a Nuclear Blast“, Rich forwarded this Civil Defense Video hosted at archive.org.  At the 2:45 mark, you’ll see the red wagon below.  I think it would be interesting to do a restoration like this.  There’s a few other jeeps in the video as well, though no close up shots like this one.

 
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1957 CJ-3B Hillsboro, NH **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4950

“Willys cj3 jeep. runs very well. everything works. siren is fun for parades and events, has back seat.”

 
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1961 Brush Truck Binghamton, Ny **SOLD**

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

UPDATE:  **SOLD** for $10,500

“This is a Willys Jeep pickup used exclusively for a Fire Department brush fire response vehicle.  It spent it’s life garaged, warm and clean.  Because of this it has no rust and 29K original miles. It is BETTER than a frame-up restoration, because it hasn’t yet gotten to the point of needing restoring.  It is still a fun, reliable, licensed and inspected daily driver in the mechanical condition of any truck with 29K miles. Of course, there are the added perks of a loud siren and flashing lights if you want to be noticed even more.  I have owned it for five years (bought it directly from the fire company) and would be happy to keep it, but like many people, I have growing cash flow problems, so I have to take a cold look at my priorities.  It is time to sell. I have set a fair and reasonable reserve for the quality of this antique. It is located near Binghamton, NY and you could drive it home if you wanted, but it would be a crime to run up needless mileage and wear.  A flat bed trailer would be best, or hire a car hauler.  This is a 50 year old antique, so naturally there is no warranty.  Sold as-is, where-is.  Try to get your questions in well before the auction ends so I have time to answer.”

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Fire Marshal MB in Korea

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

Just a few updates tonight (sat night)

I’m guessing this is a Fire Department (perhaps makeshift) out of Korea.  I found this during an image search, but I could not locate the source.  It looks like a Library of Congress type of image.  If anyone knows of the source, please let me know so I can properly credit it.

 
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1956 CJ-3B Fire Jeep — Blandford & Area Fire Rescue, NS, Canada

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

In 1965, this jeep was donated by the Hubbards Fire Department to a sub-department volunteer fire unit call the Blandford & Area Fire Rescue Unit, located on the southwest side of the Aspotogan Peninsula, Luenburg Co, Nova Scotia, Canada, at 30 Fire Hall Rd. I wish there were more pics!

From the website, “The first fire truck was a 1956 Willys Jeep, donated by the Hubbards Fire Department.  Due to its limited water tank capacity of 200 gallons, a water tanker was also needed.    A 1947 Ford with an oil tank was added to the fleet before year end, this also being donated from the Hubbards department.  Records show that a new portable pump was purchased for $600.95 with monies raised by door to door canvassing, raffles, and bake sales.  Additional equipment was purchased to outfit the new department and to make modifications to the old school house building to house the “new” trucks.  With the support of a community, the men of the department answered a total of eight alarms their first year, all of which were fires.”

 
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1957 FC-170 Tow Truck Bancroft, Mi $500

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

This looks like a cool find.

“Looking to sell a fairly complete 1957 (?) Jeep Forward Cab truck with a wrecker on it. The engine is in it but the trans is removed. trans is in the bed of the truck. 810 691 0687”

http://flint.craigslist.org/cto/1854783101.html

 
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1952 M-38A1 Waxahatchie, Tx eBay

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

Here’s an old fire jeep.  It turns over and run, but there’s a mechanical problem of some kind.

“Mfg. Serial Number 21583. Date of Delivery 9/52. I bought two of these Jeeps in a package deal. I only want one of them, so I am selling this one. This Jeep would make a nice Jeep to restore. The body has a few bad places on it but all or easily repairable. There is very little rust on this Jeep, you can tell from the photos that the floorboards and toolbox is rust free. This jeep was used as a Fire Truck Brush Jeep and had at one time had a small tank in the rear floorboard. A couple of holes were placed in the floorboard for hoses leaving the tanks but I think they could easily be patched. The engine does turn over but there must be a problem in the drive train because it pulls hard when in gear. In any case it would make a nice Jeep to do a ground up restoration on. There isn’t a title for this Jeep but I will include with a Bill of Sale. Sold as is where is with no warranties expressed or implied. Selling it as a parts vehicle to be restored.”

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1956 M-170 Fire Engine Vega, Tx eBay

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

UPDATE:  This is back on ebay.

(11/19/2009) This is unusual.

“THIS M170 WILLIS ARMY 4X4 JEEP IS IN EXTREMELY NICE CONDITION IN AND OUT, SHEET METAL IS PERFECT. THIS JEEP WAS RESTORED BY A FIRE DEPARTMENT FOR THERE USE. THE CHASSIS HAS ROUGHLY 25,000 TOTAL MILES AND UNDER 3,000 TOTAL MILES ON NEW REBUILT ENGINE. IT IS STILL 24 VOLT WATERPROOF WIRING AND ALL RUNNING GEAR IS REBUILT AND ORIGINAL. THE ONLY MODIFICATION WERE THE NEW PAINT AND ALL NEW FIRE EQUIPMENT. IT HAS A NEW 100 GALLON TANK, NEW HIGH PRESSURE PUMP, PLUS NEW HOSE, A ELECTRIC HOSE REEL. IT STARTS, RUNS AND DRIVES LITERALLY AS NEW AND EVERYTHING WORKS EXCEPT THE FULE GAGE(NEEDS NEW SENDING UNIT) ALWAYS KEPT INSIDE AND IS CURRENTLY TITLED AND LICENSED. EMAIL WITH ANY QUESTIONS.”

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1965 Kaiser 6×6 Long Island, Ny $8000

• CATEGORIES: Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Other 4x4s, Unusual

This sure looks like a vehicle left over from the Road Warrior.

“TRUCK IS IN OVERALL GOOD CONDITION. RUNS AND DRIVES.IT DOES SMOKE FROM EXHAUST BUT DOES NOT SEEM TO BE A PROBLEM.INTERIOR BENCH SEAT IS IN NEED OF REPAIR DUE TO UPLOSTRY BEING RIPPED,CURRENTLY BEING COVER WITH CLOTH. PUMP AND PUMP MOTOR RUN EXCELLENT.

THIS TRUCK WAS USED FOR OFF ROAD BRUSH FIRE OPERATIONS.THE TRUCK IS BEING SOLD DUE TO THE LIMITED AMOUNT OF WOODED AREAS CURRENTLY IN THE FIRE DISTRICT WHICH THIS VEHICLE IS TO BIG FOR.

DUE TO VEHICLE BEING IN THE FIRE SERVICE, THE VEHICLE HAS NEVER BEEN REGISTERED ,THEREFOR WE DO NOT HOLD A TITLE. WE HAVE ALL NECESSARY PAPERWORK TO TRANSFER OWNERSHIP TO OBTAIN TITLE

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ASK ANY QUESTION YOU MY HAVE! MORE PICTURES ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST VIA EMAIL.TRUCK IS AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION BY APPOINTMENT ONLY! VEHICLE IS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL PICKUP ONLY! BUYER IS RESPONSABLE FOR ANY KIND OF SHIPPING ARRANGEMENTS AND COSTS! .ANY PAYMENT BY CHECK WOULD HAVE TO CLEAR BEFORE POSSESSION OF VEHICLE IS OBTAINED! VEHICLE IS BEING SOLD IN AS IS CONDITION WITH NO WARRANTY OR GUARANTEES!

CONTACT INFO: MARTINT14@AOL.COM OR CONTACT MARTIN AT 631-831-7627 MONDAY THRU FRIDAY 7AM-3PM EST …”

http://longisland.craigslist.org/cto/1802618489.html

 
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1946 CJ-2A Vista, Ca **SOLD**

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

UPDATE:  Sold to an excited eWillys reader!

This is the 2nd beautiful restoration from Vista I have seen.  The first one is posted here.  The seller is as meticulous regarding the description as he is on the restoration itself!

Background on VEC #14,513 – During the past seven years I have restored four 1946 CJ2A jeeps to original condition.  This jeep is by far the best and is the rarest of the four.  It also represents my last jeep restoration project.    I work at the San Diego Zoo’s Wild Animal Park and my first restoration of a CJ2A is being used in a trained animal show there every day.  I had so much fun, with this project that it got me started restoring them for fun.  #14,513 is my best restoration and I expected it to be my “keeper”.

As far as I can trace the history, except for the last year before I purchased it, when it was in Oregon, this jeep is a California native (at least for the last 50 years, when the ownership trail went cold).  It has no rust.  In the 1950’s it was owned by Phil’s Garage in Torrance, California.  It was set up to tow vehicles back to the shop.  It was impeccably maintained by the garage mechanic, who I never met, but whose workmanship and attention to detail 50 years ago, I still admire today.

This jeep has matching serial numbers on the firewall, dash and left front frame horn. Behind the column shifter, is the T-90 transmission.  The column shift option was dropped early in the first year of production (at around #30,000), because the GIs returning home from the war preferred the floor shifter transmission like the ones they were used to driving in their various theaters of operation.  For this reason, there are very few, original equipment, column shift VECs left ….”

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