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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.”

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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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• 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 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…”

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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.


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.


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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.


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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 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.



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.

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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.”

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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”

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Provincetown, MA, Fire Department’s CJ-3A and Trailer

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

In 1950 Provincetown added this CJ-3A and pumper trailer to their equipment.

The caption under this page reads: Provincetown Engine No.6 – c.1950, Willy’s Jeep with Maxim 500 gpm trailer served as Engine 6 from c.1950 into the 1970’s. The pump trailer may have been made by Maxim, as they made many during WWII, probably 500 gpm.


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1947 CJ-2A Fire Jeep East Haddam, CT **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

“A true barn find. 1947 CJ2A with 2305 original miles. This Fire Jeep is complete with fire extinguishers, nozzles, ladders, suction and discharge hose, original ax, and the list goes on and on. Super, original condition. If you are looking for a fire jeep don’t pass this one up. I am selling this for a friend so if you have any questions please give me enough time to get the answer for you. Also if you are interested in having this jeep restored please contact me so we can discuss it. Many of the worlds finest Willys have been restored in my shop. Winning bidder will be responsible for all transportation of this vehicle. I can help with loading and securing for transport. Check out my other auctions.”


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Images from the National Archives of Canada

I stumbled upon the National Archives of Canada the other day, discovering a variety of WWII Jeep images related to Canadian forces.  Here are a few ambulance shots:

1945 in GermanyPersonnel of the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps (R.C.A.M.C.) loading a casualty into a Willys MB ambulance jeep, Sonsbeck, Germany, 6 March 1945.

1945 in Germany: Private F.J. Dunn resting on his ambulance jeep while evacuating casualties south of Bad Zwischenahn, Germany, 29 April 1945.

1945 in France: An ambulance jeep of the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps (R.C.A.M.C.), Vaucelles, France, 20 July 1944.

1943 in Italy: A jeep ambulance of the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps (R.C.A.M.C.) bringing in two wounded Canadian soldiers on the Moro River front south of San Leonardo di Ortona, Italy, 10 December 1943.

View more from the Canadian Archives here

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Schenecker Demonstration Jeep w/ Hydraulic Lift

This Schenecker Demonstration Jeep shows off the hydraulic lift bucket. Really great photo that was just on eBay.


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Fumigator on the back of Flattie

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

This short blurb about a fumigator on the back of a jeep was published in the January, 1948, issue of Popular Mechanics and available for free at Google. It doesn’t indicate whether this is a custom unit or an aftermarket fumigator available for the jeep.  I see no indication it is powered by the jeep; it may be self contained.


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Article about ACF Brill Model C-10 Bus built on Willys Chassis

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

UPDATE: Guy found some great links regarding this Bus, which was also known as Jitney (see Steve’s links in the comments).  According to a New Jersey Transportation Heritage Center report dated September, 2010, there is no known C-10 in any collection.  The ATHS society believes at least 25 buses were built.  The Chassis is Willys, the Body is from ACF-Brill, and the model is C-10.  


This picture from Flickr shows the bus was branded Willys on the front. I was surprised to see that.


From 02/07/2013: This 1947article shows an example of ACF Brill Model C-10 Bus built on a Willys Chassis. Anyone heard or seen one of these? At least a few went to Atlantic City. These were designed as small, inexpensive buses for marginal lines.

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1954 M-38A1 Phoenicia, NY eBay

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

Andy has this ex Sheriff Jeep for sale.

“Nice original A1 that was used by the Sheriff’s dept. All original 24v. waterproof ignition, and carburetor. Runs and drives excellent. Needs master cylinder.

Body is in very nice condition, has all the seats. Toolbox is in nice condition, just surface rust. Sold as is, no warranty express or implied.. please email with questions.. Thanks”

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Jeep in Industry Brochure on eBay

UPDATE:  I bought one of these from this seller. It was in great shape.

Here is another “Jeep in Industry” Brochure for sale.  The picture below is from a previous auction. (the one for sale does NOT have the writing on it like the pic below).

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1951 Ringling Barnum Circus Jeeps 3, 4 & 5

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

The Milner Library at Illinois State University has a collection of Circus Memorabilia, including a nice digital archive. I’ve selected a couple of images that show jeeps Numbers 3, 4, and 5 from the Ringling Barnum Circus.

As you can see below, No 3 is working hard holding up Carmen Barrigon, while No. 4 lazily watches.


Meanwhile, No. 5 is doing all the heavily lifting. The photographer, Sverre O. Braathen, calls this a Ford Jeep, but it looks like a CJ-3A the way the bumper is bolted onto the frame, though it also has a CJ-2A windshield. The rear PTO is raising the platforms for seating. My circus book has a good shot of the PTO setup from the rear, but I haven’t had a chance to scan that.


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Backhoe for Sale Brook Park, MN

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

Dave spotted this unit. He says the guy has been trying to sell it for a couple years. Dave doesn’t have the seller’s name nor number at the moment, but was able to get some pictures of it.

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