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1963 FJ-3A Back on eBay

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UPDATE II: As the seller reports, and as the info below confirms, this sold for $100,000 in January. Now it’s part of a no-reserve auction starting at $36,000. Thanks to Doug and Craig for letting us know.

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UPDATE I: Jesse reports this FC went for big bucks . . . 100,000 of them! Yep, this sold for $100,000 at the Barrett Jackson auction.

Jesse also noted that, “It was originally built in the 70s by my friend Gary Jack. He worked for the US Postal Service his whole career. When he retired, the tired FJ3 was also retired, so it went to scrap. At the time the FJ3 Postal FleetVans did not have the approval of the federal DOT and especially they did not have the approval of California DMV, because of the right hand drive and the seated / standing up driver operation. He was able to sneak out the scrapped pieces of the FJ3 that he had driven during his career, and a few others, enough to recreate and build a dream that he had during his career, to build a chopped top race truck. He did that. Gary and the FJ were a regulars at Riverside Raceway for a lot of years. In the 80s to the 90s this same FJ3 became a top NSRA street rod.”

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“This 1963 Jeep FJ-6A custom mail truck is “Delivering Hope” for charity. No expense was spared to take this iconic US Postal Office Fleet van and give it the modern upgrades and conveniences. Featuring a 350 Chevy engine. Cox Charities is committed to building, strengthening and investing in metropolitan and rural Arizona communities by raising and granting funds and mobilizing employee giving and selfless service since its inception, Cox Charities has awarded $5 million in grants to non-profit organizations that impact our community primarily through youth education programs, thus solidifying the Cox Communication – Arizona commitment to the communities it serves. **ALL PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT COX CHARITIES** **WILL BE SOLD AT APPROXIMATELY 6:00PM ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 2014**”

http://www.barrett-jackson.com/application/onlinesubmission/lotdetails.aspx?ln=3003&aid=525

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1962 FJ-3A Fleet Van Northridge, CA $4500

• CATEGORIES: FJ

UPDATE: Still Available

(06/17/2014) Does not run.

Selling a 1962 jeep fleet van or fj-3a. has a 4 cylinder chevy iron duke engine with 2 speed power glide auto trans. Will need a tune up and brakes and a battery and some other tinkering to be road worthy. does not run.. 

Clean body.. a lot of the rear and side glass is cracked.. front windshield is good.. no rust.. straight body.. original bumpers.. cool 70s Cragar wheels. good floors.. everything is there..

No paper work.. off dmv system..
Real head turner.. great for advertising.. or just an unusual rare toy that you can actually use like a truck or van..

there is a pretty good following for these rare jeeps.. when properly restored they can bring over 20k..  asking 4500.”

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/cto/4599135583.html

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1961 FJ-3 Los Angeles, CA No Price

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UPDATE: Still Available

(05/29/2014) Runs and drives. The photos show no bumpers, glass, grill, lights, window wipers ect, but are all included with the truck with all its original hardware.

“Selling my mail truck. This rare mail truck has a 350 chevy. If you desire to have something that nobody has, want all the attention at everywhere you go…. This is your ride. These trucks are hard to find in this condition. Was having a full restoration done, so all windows, bumpers, wipers, lights, grill, and what ever else that completes this truck that was taken off, is included in this sale. Body has been completely media blasted and had 2 panels replaced. This truck sits BONDO FREE…
If your interested email me…. If you have some thoughts about my truck email me… 

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/cto/4564276532.html

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1961 FJ-3A Dana Point, CA **SCAM**

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UPDATE: Jay notes this is a scam. Listed at $2500.

1961 Jeep Fleetvan Fj-3A, all original , with original 4 cyl. 3 speed trans. runs and drives good, body is rough , but surface rust , non structural rust, original patina look, clean title non salvage, on non op status , no DMV back fees. $2500 firm ! No offers no trades no tats”

http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/cto/4527863024.html

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1963 Studebaker Zip Van on eBay

• CATEGORIES: FJ

Mike spotted this FJ look-alike. Is there some type of connected history between these ‘Zips’ and the FJ-3 & FJ-3As? Or was USPS dictating the design?

“BUY IT NOW OR MAKE OFFER on this very rare US MAIL 1963 Studebaker Zip Van that has spent it’s life in southern New Mexico and is sun baked with the cool ratrod patina everyone is looking for. It has been sitting for years and does have a lot of surface rust and little rust through on the body(look at closeup pictures of the rust area’s). It is not running and has not run in years but it does roll fine for transport. It does NOT have a title, buyer will get a bill of sale only and the auction receipt that I got when I bought it. please look at all 60+ pictures with closeups. please ask questions before buying or making offer, if you have less then 10 feedback or are outside the US please email before buying or making offer, I am trying to show everything I could find wrong with the truck, it is not running nor have I tried starting it.”

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Here’s a restored one that I found on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jarviseye/7454916470/in/photostream/

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1963 FJ-3 Fleet Van Niles, MI **SOLD**

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UPDATE: WAS $500.

This is a 1963 Willys Mail Truck that was turned into an ice cream truck at some point. The truck needs full restoration, it has been sitting outside for a long time. Both rear leaf springs broke with the shackles holding the axle tube on the drivers side. This could be a very cool project for someone. “

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1965 FJ-6A Pinedale, WY $1500

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UPDATE: Still Available

(03/11/2014) Dezrik has this FJ-6A for sale.

“1965 Jeep FJ-6A, Super rare, Needs Engine & Transmission. (Original Engine F134 mated to Borg Warner Auto) Missing 3 pieces of flat glass but this could make a awesome unique Project. Everything looks to be there except the roof vent. I do not have any of the keys unfortunately. Bought this as a project and was planning on bringing it home to Texas with me but Plans have changed. No Title (Can give you details on obtaining a title or you can try the sheriffs title route) $1600 OBO
Only Trades I’m considering is a FC170. Thank you!
I have plenty more pictures for a serious buyer.”

http://wyoming.craigslist.org/cto/4430462752.html

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FJ-3A Restoration

• CATEGORIES: Builds, FJ

Ron shared a link to the restoration of his FJ-3A, currently undertaken by Corbetts Auto Restoration and Customs in Cherryville, North Carolina.

The FJ was sold back in October of 2013 (http://www.ewillys.com/2013/10/21/1963-fj-3a-fleet-van-auburn-mi-1200/) and looked like this:

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Now, as you can see below and from the photos on Facebook, the rebuilding is just beginning.

Corbett’s Auto Restoration & Customs and Ron’s torn down FJ-3A

 
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1962 FJ-3A Fleet Van Sevierville, TN $3500

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UPDATE: Scott reports that this is up for sale. Best offer over $3500 gets it. 

“This is now for sale again. relocation forces sale. I have this and 2 Divco Milktrucks for sale and which ever sells first goes and the left over goes with me to restore. Thanks for your consideration. Email me or call or text 931-787-9000.”

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1960 FJ-3A Northampton, PA $13,750

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JP’s selling his FJ-3A. This made an appearance on the show “Vegas” Email JP at thewetlook@rcn.com if interested.

“1960 Willys FJ-3 4 cylinder 138 cubic inch “Hurricane,” partnered with a Borg Warner T90 automatic transmission. This Willys Jeep FJ-3 Fleetvan had a full rebuild 5 years ago. All exterior panels that rusted thru were removed and replaced with stainless steel, prior to a full paint job. All the interior panels were removed, sand blasted, sealed, painted, and reassembled. After the body was finished, work started on the machine itself. It has rebuilt brake and master cylinders. The brake shoes and emergency brake cable were replaced. It also had new tail lights, signals, signal lever, and new wiring to them. Since I have owned it there are new plugs, wires, points, condenser, Optima RedTop battery etc… new OEM carb and valves have been adjusted. All fluids have been flushed and refilled. This Willys Jeep fleetvan is ready to go.

All Original manuals come with it.
As you can see from the pictures our goal was to use the FJ-3 as a moving billboard for our business.

We made modifications to the interior and back door opening. These modifications were made to allow our Italian Ice cart to fit into the jeep. We have installed a false floor in the FJ-3 with an electric winch and wireless remote. We still have the mesh cage that goes behind the driver and all the parts for the back door. The paint colors, which we think were rolled on, are Flat Green and Flat White. The logos are all wrapped, which means they are not painted on, and can easily be removed.

We are selling the FJ-3 because after loading 1,000 pounds of Italian Ice and our Italian Ice cart onto the jeep it becomes very top heavy.

This Fleetvan was used for 2 Seasons on CBS Show “Vegas”.

There are only a number of FJ-3 Fleetvan’s left, and there are even fewer out there in this good of a condition.

So, we have put it up for sale and the asking price is $13,750. We are located in the Northampton, Pa. 18067
Original mileage is 46,988, speedometer……….”

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1963 FJ-3A Fleet Van Auburn, MI **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: FJ

UPDATE: I’m told this sold. This was listed at $1200.

Here’s a great price on a running Fleet Van that Jesse spotted.

“Must go cleaning out garage.Good project vehicle,motor runs good and 3 speed tranny works well. Have all the glass, bumpers and trim. Lost interest in this project.1200″

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Wanted: A FJ-3 and a 1963 CJ-6

• CATEGORIES: CJ-6, FJ

CJ-6: Martin is hoping to find a 1963 CJ-6 with little or no rust (does not have to be running). Please call Martin at 860 301 9621 or email pictures to martin @ abouttimect.com

FJ-3: John’s hunting down a driveable FJ-3. If you are selling one, you can email him at
jokolita @ sasktel.net

 
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FJ-3 & FJ-3A Booklets on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Books, FJ

Ted’s got a few FJ items for sale:

1) 1962 FJ-3A Booklet

“Up for auction is a very nice, original Willys Motors Chassis and Body Parts list for the Jeep FJ 3A Fleet van. This is NOT A REPRODUCTION. It has a copyright of 1962 and form number of W1141. I’m guessing it’s a first edition as it is not marked otherwise. The list has complete Willys original part numbers for every part covered, making this a very essential piece of Willys literature to anyone restoring or doing a project on one of the rarer Jeep models, the FJ3A Fleetvan.

Overall the condition is very good to excellent. The outer covers show the usual wear of something 50+ years old, with no major damage. The inner pages are all intact, with no staining or damage, and I would consider them to be in excellent condition.”

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2) 1963 FJ-3 Booklet

“Up for auction is a very nice, original Kaiser Jeep Chassis and Body Parts list for the Jeep FJ 3 Fleet van. This is NOT A REPRODUCTION. It has a copyright of 1963 and form number of W1157. I’m guessing it’s a first edition as it is not marked otherwise. The list has complete Willys original part numbers for every part covered, making this a very essential piece of Willys literature to anyone restoring or doing a project on one of the rarer Jeep models, the FJ-3 Fleetvan.

Overall the condition is very good to excellent. The outer covers show the usual wear of something 50+ years old, with no major damage. The inner pages are all intact, with no staining or damage, and I would consider them to be in excellent condition.”

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1964 FJ-6 Santa Barbara, CA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: Was priced at $8995. **SOLD**

“I am selling my 1964 Jeep Kaiser mail van which is also known as a “Willy”. Tis thing runs great!! The engine and transition are very solid and run well. It has High, Low and Reverse and runs very strong in all three. The over all shape is in pretty good condition.

It is a right hand side drive vehicle, it was used as a mail van years ago. It has two sets of gas pedals, you can either drive sitting down or standing up. It has a roll up door in the rear.

I was going convert this into an ice cream truck. But had a family obligation so I was unable to go through with the business.

I am strictly selling this in person and for cash only, no payment plans. Serious buyers only.”

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Jeeps/Vans & Ice Cream Everett, WA $4598

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6, FJ

No pics. I can’t tell if there is a FJ here or if they are all DJ-5s.

“RHD Jeep Dj5 1983, 4 Cylinder 2.5 Litre Engine, Rebuilt Transmission and Engine, Almost new Tires with Spare, New Brakes and pads, New alternator & Battery, Runs and drives great,
Good Paint No rust, Price $4598.00 OBO.

FOR SALE IS ICE CREAM JEEP, ICE CREAM VAN, ICE CREAM TRUCK, MAIL VAN ALL RIGHT HAND DRIVE ( RHD ) SET AND RAEDY TO GO MAKE CASH MONEY EVERY DAY ALL VEHICLES INCLUDED ICE CREAM FREEZER, ICE CREAM MUSIC BOX, 2000 WATTS 12VOLT DC TO 110 VOLTS AC TO RUN YOUR FREEZER WHEN YOU ARE OUT SELLING ICE CREAM, ICE CREAM MAGNETIC DECALS ARE INCLUDED AND ALL THE INFORMATION YOU NEED TO SELL ICE CREAM.
Phone 425-244-4055.”

http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/cto/3858178012.html