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1953 M-38A1 Civil Defense Vehicle Atlanta, GA $18,900

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

This looks pretty original to me. I wonder what the history is.

“1953 Willy’s Jeep. For more information call Ernest McGoy at 404 910 9220.”

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/ctd/4176004800.html

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1955 M-38A1 Kingston, NH $8500

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

UPDATE: Still Available

SUPER RARE 1955 MILITARY M38A1 JEEP WITH 33K ORIGINAL MILES, RUST FREE EX FIRE DEPT BRUSH RIG STORED INSIDE ALL ITS LIFE,NEVER USED IN THE WINTER AND SUPER WELL MAINTAINED AND TAKEN CARE OF, JUST NOW REMOVED FROM FRONT LINE SERVICE, WAS REGISTERED AND INSPECTED, I HAVE A CLEAR NH TITLE IN MY NAME READY FOR TRANSFER TO ANY STATE, SERIAL #84482, DELIVERY DATE 4/55, ALL GUAGES WORK, HORN WORKS, ALL LIGHTS, BRAKES WORK EXCELLENT,EMERGENCY BRAKE WORKS, TIGHT FRONT END, I SEE RECENT NEW BRAKE WORK, EXHAUST, HAS A REBUILT ORIGINAL MOTOR,NEW CLUTCH, SERVICED DIFFS, HAS 4 BRAND NEW YOKAHAMA GEOLANDER A/T 31X10.5-15 AND NEWER WIDER RIMS, HAS A 12 VOLT ELECTRIC WARN WINCH WITH INSIDE CONTROL, THEY INSTALLED A SEPERATE 12 VOLT SYSTEM,DELCO ALTERNATOR, EXTRA BATTERY, GUAGE AND FUSE PANEL, IT ALSO HAS THE ORIGINAL 24 VOLT SYSTEM, 24 GEN, BATTS UNDER COWL COVER, ALL WORKS EXCELLENT, 4 WHEEL DRIVE EXCELLENT, HAS AN ADDED POWER BRAKE BOOSTER ALSO,ADD ONS ARE BIG GRILLE GUARD, SIDE RUB RAILS, ROLL BAR, RECEIVER HITCH, I CANT SAY ENOUGH GOOD ABOUT THIS JEEP, I DROVE IT QUITE A LOT AND LOVE IT, RUNS AND DRIVES LIKE A NEW ONE,PANT IS DECENT BUT NOT PERFECT, EXTREMELY SOLID BODY AND FRAME,ALL ORIGINAL TIE DOWN HOOKS,SHOVEL HOLDER UNDER HOOD,ORIGINAL BRASS DATA PLATES,THIS JEEP IS READY TO USE NOW, CALL BARRY AT 603-382-3212 WITH QUESTIONS OR OFFERS”

http://nh.craigslist.org/cto/4147098009.html

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Pic of the Week: The FC Line Painter

Craig sent this scan from a Willys News article (though we are uncertain of the exact issue). It shows a DRW FC-170 with some special street painting equipment.

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1947 CJ-2A Fire Jeep Breaux Bridge, LA eBay

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

UPDATE: This reached $3250 in bidding, but didn’t sell.

This fire jeep could use some restoration.

“1947 WILLYS CJ2-A JEEP

THIS JEEP WAS ORIGINALLY EQUIPPED AS A FIRE JEEP, THIS IS WHY THE MILEAGE IS LOW. THE BODY HAS ABSOLUTELY NO ROT BUT DOES HAVE SURFACE RUST. MINOR BUT REPAIRABLE DAMAGE TO LEFT FENDER (BACK) AND MINOR DAMAGE TO REAR RIGHT 1/4 EXTENSION WHERE IT MEETS WITH TAIL GATE. REAR MAIL SEAL, CLUTCH, CLUTCH BEARING, FLYWHEEL, EXHAUST MANIFOLD AND TRANSMISSION SEALS WERE REPLACED.

*** PLEASE NOTE*** PICTURES WERE TAKEN BEFORE FRONT CHROME BUMPER, REAR TAIL BOARD AND FIRE PUMP WERE REMOVED. THOSE ITEMS WERE SOLD PRIOR TO THIS AUCTION.

EXTRAS TO GO ALONG WITH THE JEEP ARE;

1. NEW HOOD WITH “WILLYS” STAMPED ON BOTH SIDES
2. NEW TAIL GATE WITHOUT “WILLYS” STAMPING.
3. GOOD USED TAIL GATE WITH “WILLYS” STAMPING.
4. NEW FRONT BUMPER.
5. SET OF TAILGATE CHAINS.
6. 2 EXTRA REAR BUMPER/TRAILER HITCH
7. R & L FRONT SEAT FRAMES.
8. NEW TOOL BOX (THIS IS THE PART THAT GOES UNDER THE PASSENGER SEAT.
9. 1 USED EARLY MILITARY STEERING WHEEL.
10. 2 USED BLACK STEERING WHEEL IN VERY GOOD CONDITION.
11. NEW MUFFLER, TAIL PIPE AND EXHAUST PIPE NOT INSTALLED.
12. NUMEROUS NEW OLD STOCK PARTS, BRAKE CYLINDERS, GASKETS, PLUGS, ASSORTED ELECTRICAL ITEMS, TAIL LIGHTS AND MANY OTHER ITEMS”

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Police Department Testimonials from Toledo & NY

Here are some more testimonials and photos from sales book.Scan10033-lores

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And from New York City:

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Economy Delivery Truck Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Willys Wagons

UPDATE: This is back on eBay.

This brochure is from 1959, which includes some specs.  This website has drawings of it and an ambulance version, too.

View all the information on eBay

 
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US Navy Jeeps

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

Here are several pages that specialize in US Navy Jeeps.

1. https://picasaweb.google.com/jeepballade/OnlyAuthenticWW2USNJeeps#
2. https://picasaweb.google.com/jeepballade/USNJeepsAroundTheWorld#
3. http://bathead.com/wc51blue.html

Here are a couple random pics:

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1954 M-38A1 Fire Jeep Muncie, IN **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: Price dropped to $3000. **SOLD**

(04/05/2013) “54 willys.v/6, 3speed/ orignal 4×4–headers–trade -for utv 4×4 gas of same value,run great”

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1977 Fire Jeep Sparta, WI Gov Auction End 8/15

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles

James spotted this Fire Jeep for sale through a government liquidation auction. This auction is over on Thursday.

“1977 Jeep Model CJ-5 with fire fighting equipment, 4wd.VIN J7F83EE051601. With a 232 CI 6 cylinder gasoline engine driven through a 3 speed manual transmission and a rear mounted winch. Pump has been removed. Operating condition unknown.”

http://www.govliquidation.com/auction/view?auctionId=6501475&convertTo=USD

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1955 Truck from Photobucket

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles

Buz spotted some photos on Photobucket of a Willys Truck. He thought it might have been a fire truck. I can’t tell for sure. Anyone else think so?

View all the photos at Photobucket

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1982 DJ-5 Chapel Hill, NC **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, trailer, Unusual • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5200.

Jim spotted this great combo. Almost as good as the surrey DJ-3A hot dog jeep.

“1982 Jeep and 2003 Hot dog trailer both custom made, including all accessories in excellent condition! come have a look for yourself!!
$5,200 or best offer…. can also be sold individually (hot dog trailer for $3,200 Jeep for $2,400)”

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CJ-3B Airport Jeep in Doris Day Movie

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

John spotted this CJ-3B in a 1956 Doris Day Movie titled: Julie

The CJ-3B enters the clip at approximately the 9:13 mark.

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TWA Jeep from Saudi Arabia

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles

This poor jeep saw some action. It can be found on TWDCs’ History Page. TWA assisted the Kingdom of Saudi with management assistant for the newly formed Saudi Arabian Airlines.

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1956 CJ-3B Tulsa, OK eBay

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

Marc forwarded this Ex TWA ad.

“Rare 1956 Willys Jeep CJ3B. This jeep was originally purchased by Trans World Airlines for service at the Tulsa Municipal Airport. It was moved to the Tulsa International Airport in 1961 where it was in service until 1979. In 1979 the jeep was purchased through a private bid auction, and has been kept by the second owner since. This is a rare all original CJ3B, from the tall hood, to the tail gate, to the original 4 cylinder engine. Original engine is complete, needs rebuilt, and does not run. The drive train is all original, and is a factory 4 wheel drive. The body has some rust, and will need restoration. As seen in the pictures its still in the original paint, although faded, you can still read TWA on the side. The interior is nice, solid floor pans, original seats, and all original gauges. This is a true one of kind rare original CJ3B.”

View all the information on ebay

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1961 Photo of Chicago FC Fire Jeep on eBay

Marc spotted this photo.

“8×10 photo, hand-printed in a home darkroom by the seller.
Chicago, Illinois Fire Department Little John – 674.
1961 Willy’s Jeep – CFD Shop high pressure deluge unit. No other information available.
Richard M. Adelman collection. Negative #5084.
Prints are shipped in a durable photo mailer within 12 hours of receipt of payment.”

View all the information on ebay

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Museum of Alaska Transportation & Industry

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

The Museum of Alaska Transportation & Industry is located in Wasilla, Alaska. It’s a far drive for most people to see the museum, but it does have a rare CJ-3B Fire Jeep. I think that’s as good of a reason to visit Alaska as any other!

Ron alerted me to the museum and shared these photos he took. Note the CJ-7 Mail Jeep CJ-8 Scrambler, which I think looks pretty good. Thanks Ron!

See all the pictures Ron took here

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**SOLD**$6,995

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6,995.

Sounds like it might need a little interior work?

“4 cyl. Hurricane engine, 4×4 standard. Everything works and functions like it should. Has the factory plow hook up and a plow will come with it if desired. Came from PA. Nice solid frame, real nice bed, cab. Fresher paint, not by us. Interior is ok for a 56 year old truck. Drive / use as is or refinish interior and it would be real nice. All the glass is good. No cracks, some minor foging in the rear and side fixed glass. Just a real nice rare fc with the narrow wheel base. 6995.00 Go to http://klassicklunkers.com for more pictures and info.”

 

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1961? DJ-3A Ambulance Sint Truiden, BE 17,500 Euros

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Unusual • TAGS: , , , .

Marc spotted this unsual DJ-3A. The back has been extended and the dash contains a glovebox, but otherwise there’s lots of DJ-3A elements here. I didn’t know there were DJ-3A ambulances. Anyone ever seen one?

“Fully equipped DJ3A ambulance, well restored over the past years, very good technical condition, new tyres, good condition canvas softtop, etc…”

http://www.e-mobile.lv/en/details/155140564

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Two Fire Jeep Photos

Marc uncovered these two Fire Jeep Photos

1) This is on Flickr. Apparently, this photo was taken at the Le May Museum, but we never saw it there.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/socal_photography/7975032426/in/pool-jeepexperience/

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2) This photo was in the Allen County Community LIbrary.

General Electric Company’s new fire jeep loaded with women at the GE gate. The talking dummy and a fire prevention display are on the right. Ladies are unknown. Photo is from a Fire Prevention Book made in 1951.
http://contentdm.acpl.lib.in.us/cdm/singleitem/collection/coll3/id/5480/rec/6

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CJ-2A Fire Jeep Walk Around Photos at Primeportal

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Museums, Website

Marc forwarded a website called Primeportal. It offers photographic walk-arounds of all types of vehicles. Here’s one of a CJ-2A Fire Jeep (though it is listed as a CJ38 fire truck.

http://www.primeportal.net/trucks/cesar_ferreira/cj38/

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Jeep Station Wagon Ambulances

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Willys Wagons

UPDATE: Note this toy jeep I found at the Snook Museum.

I just ran across this neat little story from indianamilitary.org. According to the story, in 1950 the Army bought 1000 Jeep Station Wagons and outfitted them for testing at Army Hospitals all over the country. The were painted Olive Drab and given government data plates. You can read the entire history and see all the pics here.

The 1951 Wagon below ended up at Camp Atterbury. It was sold in 1954 and then used and parked until it was restored. It sell has the original government data plate.

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Amerio Refridgerated Body Option

Amerio Refrigerating Equipment Company was based in Union City, New Jersey. They made a variety of different truck bodies for different vehicles. As the brochure below demonstrates, they also made them for CJ-2As. I’ve yet to come across one that still exists.

 

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As a side note, a New Jersey Company called Delicious Ice Cream is creating a business around restored ice cream trucks. They will bring them to corporate parties, birthday parties, etc. http://www.deliciousicecreamllc.com/services

 
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1957 Truck Sweden $3800

Oscar forwarded this from a Swedish site. He tried to get some better pictures, but didn’t have any luck. It’s an interesting truck.

“It’s a modified wagon for fire fighting original from 1957 which was used in southern Sweden. Has all hoses and controls, 125,000 miles. Price is 25,000 kronor which is $3,800.”

http://www.blocket.se/kalmar/Willys_spetsnos_Brandbil_45989991.htm?ca=1_8&w=3

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1946 CJ-2A Fire Jeep Baldwinsville, NY **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

This is a project.

“1946 CJ2A Fire Jeep Up for auction is an unfinished restoration on a CJ2A Fire Jeep. See pictures at www (dot) s-scapes (dot) com/jeep.htm – the chassis has been sandblasted and painted – many new parts (wheel cylinders, knuckle seals, etc) – boxes & boxes of accumulated parts through the years from many other jeeps – has the ORIGINAL Champion Fire Pump *** EXTRA PARTS INCLUDED IN AUCTION – CLEANING OUT SHOP *** – extra axles (front & rear) – 5 transmissions – 6 transfer cases The body tub is in very rough shape. The engine has not been run in years.”

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1957 Reprint of a Mosquito Control FC-150

Here’s another reprint of this Mosquito Control FC

“Jeep 1957 Photo Reprint Louisville Health Department Mosquito Control
Literature type: Photo
Dimensions: 10 x 8 inches
Notes: Identifying info on back.
Condition: Good”

View all the information on eBay