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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.”

http://bgky.craigslist.org/cto/4523981606.html

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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.”

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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”

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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.

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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.”

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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.”

http://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/cto/4423735522.html

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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?

http://content.lib.utah.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/UU_Photo_Archives/id/47939/rec/162

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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..”

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Fire Jeep Tanker Instructions and Specs

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, M-170, M-38, M-38A1

Mark found this jewel of a PDF at Roscommonequipment.com. We’ve seen a few of these fire jeeps for sale over the years. This document provides some insights into how the pumps work and the type of modifications that were added. The document contains instructions, specifications and detailed drawings.

You can see the whole PDF here: http://www.roscommonequipmentcenter.com/Project%204_Jeep%20Tanker%20Handbook.pdf

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Here’s an example of one jeep that was for sale last year. I thought there was another one, but I can’t find it at the moment.

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1951 Fire Truck Blitz Wagon **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: This Fire Jeep Blitz Wagon sold for $14,805 on eBay.

These trucks were made in old forge ny by two gentleman there. Army Armstrong who is since deceased and Al Brussels who still resides in Old Forge, NY. They were made on multiple chassis but the earliest on the jeep chassis. The brand was “blitz buggy” fire apparatus . Not sure why or where that blitz wagon decal on the one listed came from. Many variants can be seen in the old forge fd 100th anniversary book as they were commonly demonstrated at old forge drill school which still exists. A similar picture and some history of the sister truck is on the cj3b page as bill Meyer tells the story of how he obtained his.” (read more about these trucks at the bottom of this post)

This same truck was auctioned back in Sept 2013 on eBay, but didn’t sell:

“3/4 ton class fire truck. Truck was used in the Alcoa Aluminum plant in Badin NC. Truck has siren, red lights and water pumper. No collision damage. No rust through. Body is in very good condition.

6,048 miles. The vehicle does run. It was last driven in Christmas parades several years back and has been in dry storage since. It will need some tune up attention to drive. Fluids are still in the engine. The carburetor may need to be cleaned and the fuel tank may need to be cleaned. We believe the tires are original.

It is original 6 volt.
Estimate 300 gallon water tank.
2 manual hose reels with hose hannay.
2½” fill line with hose
2½” discharge parts
Water pump is PTO (operated under water tank)?”

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1954 M-37 Fire and Brush Truck New Braunfels, TX $7000

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

It’s listed as a Willys, but this M-37 would make a pretty cool vehicle to own.

“1954 Willy Truck 1 1/2 tons, runs great. 4 wheel drive, new battery, flathead 6 cyl. Good for farm ranch or deer lease. Call only 830-237-9231 or 830-221-6734. No emails or scams. Phone calls only”

http://sanantonio.craigslist.org/cto/4286416629.html

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1952 Fire Truck Auburn, OH $1000

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

UPDATE: Still Available

“parts truck,no title,pretty much all complete,badly rusted /rotted,rare fire truck version,lots of good parts still usable,needs towed,no tire kickers,it is what it is,don’t waste our time,come get it with cash in hand and a trailer or tow truck,don’t ask details cause i know nothing about it-got it on trade,……probably gonna be ebaying it if it doesn’t sell soon or…….we’ll just make a nice lawn ornament out of it with christmas lites for the holidays ,thanks-call mark at 216-403-9952,calls only,serious buyers only,thanks and have a great day.”

http://cleveland.craigslist.org/cto/4259416157.html

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1943 Photo of an MB Fire Jeep on eBay

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

This fire jeep is equipped with a 500 gallon per minute pump and carries 375 feet of fire house. The photo was taken 9/28/1943 at the Willys Overland plant.

View all the information on ebay

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1954 M-38A1 Fire Jeep Rockford, IA **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: Bids were taken until Dec 31, 2013. Sold to Matt’s Neighbor!

“The Rockford (IA) Community Fire Service is accepting bids on 1952 Willy’s Jeep equipped with 80 gallon water tank and electric pump. 24 volt system, some converted to 12 volt. 48,000 miles. Body, engine, drive train in satisfactory condition. Needs batteries. Sold as is. Eligible for bonded title.

Bids accepted until December 31, 2013 and will be opened at January 8, 2014 board meeting. Submit in writing to Rockford Community Fire Service, P.O. Box 481, Rockford, IA 50468.”

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Photo of Hamilton, Bermuda, FC-170 Lighting Unit

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

How about this cool photo of a Fire Brigade lighting unit from Hamilton, Bermuda?

Up for Auction is one color slide of Hamilton Bermuda 1960s Jeep FC170 4WD Light unit  Copyright retained byphotographer.”

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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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