UPDATE: Still Available. Was on eBay.
http://www.classicstepvans.com/showroom (scroll to bottom of page)
It includes the data plates. Looks nice.
-Rust Free vehicle
-Two-Tone paint job
-Engine rebuilt 2015
-Carburetor rebuilt 2016
-New fuel Pump
-New brake master cylinder
-New tires less than 50 miles
-New US mags u102 style
-Flushed gas tank
-New Rugged Ridge side mirrors
-New Diamond plate flooring
-Interior lined with customer grey fabric
This FJ-3 runs, drives, and handles well.”
UPDATE: Paul shared some additional pics.
Paul bought this FJ-3 back in 2014. He’s restored it beautiful. He wrote: “Her new home is in Orange County, California. This FJ3 is now a daily driver and is used both in my business, and as a fun vehicle to take to shows and cruises. It is looking a little different now. It is still running the original engine and transmission. The rear end is now a freshly rebuilt Dana 44 with taller gears so it can do a decent highway. On the exterior, all the rusty metal has been replaced and the rear side windows have been removed. The rear door is still a wood roll-up, but it is now clad with aluminum sheet to make it maintenance free.”
Worth a look. There could be parts value at the very least.
“Set up for a V8 Chevrolet Automatic. Has normal rust. Pure nostalgia! Some of the pictures are the refinished product from the internet. Mine is the one with rust. A great winter project!”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $22,500.
(09/28/2016) This Vincent Van goes.
“This cute little delivery van started it’s life in 1962 working for the Post Office as a mail route delivery van. It is on a jeep chassis, with a jeep 4 cylinder engine and automatic transmission. It is right drive and has roll up door in the rear – both very handy for delivery purposes. The running gear is good and the body is almost perfect, no dings or dents. 1 small rust spot! The paint is called Torrid Teal!! Recent application of clear coat. All glass is okay – one window has a small crack but solid. Interior is in good shape. Interior and exterior lights all work. Has a basic PA system for when it was an ice cream sales vehicle (not complete). Please e-mail if you have questions or need further information.
Current license and clear title.”
UPDATE: Starting bid price of $14,900 has no bidders. Was on eBay.
A few of the gauges don’t work.
“”Willy” as he’s known, is a 1962 Jeep Fleetvan built for the postal service by Willys up in Toledo, OH. They only built 100 of these trucks so this is one of literally a handful that are still out there. Not only that but this one has been built from the ground up with a small block 350 engine mated to a turbo 350 tranny and a camaro rear end. Starts right up and runs like a champ with plenty of power for this little mail truck. Could actually be a daily driver if you don’t mind that there aren’t many creature comforts.
It’s a project.
“Engine trans and drivetrain here
A rare find come see it.”
UPDATE II: Price dropped to $35,000.
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.”
“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**”
Steve forwarded this ad.
“1965 Keiser Jeep FJ-6 Fleetvan, very rare, has only had E plates (government plates), runs, right side steering, vintage and amazing!!! ”
Steve found this ice cream fleet van.
“Its smog exempt, well kept and needs little maintenance…..it runs, no mechanical issues”
UPDATE: **Status Unknown** was on eBay
As a street vehicle, someone may enjoy it. But, as an offroad vehicle, well, someone didn’t think this idea through.
“Up for auction is a ultra rare 1961 Jeep FJ3. This legendary Jeep was made for the US postal service. The FJ3 sits on a Toyota 4Runner chassis also with the power plant and drive train (22R). This build was made with an off road purpose in mind and with a “rock crawler” vision at the fore front. It can be taken any way the new owner desires. We decided to clear coat the patina in order to preserve the original US Postal colors. This is a fabulous project vehicle that is sure to draw tons of attention. Its a time capsule. We haven’t touched any mechanical, but the vehicle does start from the ignition. We have not hooked up the drive shaft to drive it or installed shocks. The FJ3 has been in Northern California for many years in the dry climate which minimized the rust. However, the combination of the US Mail colors and light rust make for a fantastic patina that you could not replicate yourself. The off road wheels and tires are nearly new. The overall presence of the van is one of a kind for sure.”
Doesn’t look like it runs.
“Vary rare Jeep postal van good restore or rat rod cool ride”
Here’s an unusual brochure that makes the argument for the FJ-3A vs. the GMC, Ford, VW, Corvair, and International Vans.
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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7500.
(01/13/2016) Adrian had this FJ-3 for sale. You can contact him at Dariankozz@gmail.com.
“It is a 1961 with a 350 and it does run. It needs minor repairs to doors and glass and interior gutted (Previous owner wanted to build a food truck out of it). Hate to get rid of it, but it needs a good home.”
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.
(01/04/2016) Hasn’t run in a long time.
” have a vintage 1964 or 65 FJ-6 Jeep Fleetvan used by the postal service. $3,500 obo. It was driven and parked many years ago. The body is in great shape and with someone who knows about these jeeps can restore it and use is for a variety of things. Very spacious and has all the window but two in the back, they were knocked out by a tree limb. ”
UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $4000
(01/17/2016) Lacks an engine and tranny.
“I unfortunately have to sell my 1961 FJ 3 fleet van. This was a US Mail service delivery van and it is right hand drive. This short wheelbase and tall profile makes it a awesome shop truck or advertising vehicle. It has the perfect patina and very limited rusted through holes. This is less motor and trans so you can put whatever drivetrain you want in it. This fan rolls and steers good and has the original rear end in it. I was told that they made around 200 of these and most of them got destroyed when they were decommissioned. A few of them got out if you worked for the post office they would sell you one. First $4,000.00 gets it.. I can tex more pictures. ..”
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7000
This includes a parts FJ (not shown). It runs.
“A non-profit organization is selling a 1961 Jeep Fleetvan Mail Truck and a parts vehicle.
One runs, rebuilt engine just need some brake work.
Other one (not shown) is just for parts.
We are asking 7K Obo.
This is an interesting piece.
“Early 1960’s letter with picture and specifications for the Jeep Fleetvan Model FJ-3A…if you have one of these vehicles you will find this piece of literature valuable…used condition as shown with stains and a crease…good luck and please check our feedback and other fine items from our home to yours.”
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Here’s an interesting FJ brochure. The ladder holder is something I haven’t seen anywhere.
“Here I have a 1961 single sheet advertisement issued by Willys for the Willys Jeep Fleetvan. There is some wear along the top and some light creasing (See Scans) but it still displays very nicely.”
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UPDATE: Still Available.
(09/06/2015) Needs a little work, but it sounds like it may run.
“1963 jeep van,very rare , only 100 built, divorce forces sale, needs clutch,and a few other minor things to run call”
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $500
There looks to be value here.
“1963 Willys Post office Fleet Van Mod.#F J-3
bene sitting for years something you don’t
see any more, Body frame no running gear”
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000.
Rare, but looks rough.
“1965 Jeep fj6 Fleet Van, Old Mail carrier. Been sitting for years, just pulled from the woods but still fairly solid despite the forest on it. Rust holes only around the front left corner. Lots of potential and super rare. Hurrican 4cyl, Right hand drive, automatic, and fairly complete. I really want to keep this but have too many projects and don’t want it to sit. Could be a sweet camper, business van, ice cream truck, service truck, etc, etc…$2000 obo, No Title, Bill of sale only. possibly trade for air-cooled VW stuff”
The FJ-6-like vehicle is actually built by Studebaker. Thanks to Ron for clarifying what it is.
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“Here is your chance to get one of the coolest mini step vans ever produced! A very nice 1963 Studebaker Zip Van. These vans are one of the rarest of all the small step vans and super hard to find! They were only produced for 1 year and were only made for the US Postal Service.
This one is in great shape! New Midnight Blue Metallic and Silver 2 tone paint, brand new windshield, like new ultra low profile tires mounted on Boyd Coddington aluminum wheels. Just tuned up, new plugs, plug wires, distributor cap, rotor, choke cable, air filter, oil change, oil filter, carburetor rebuilt and new fan belt. All work and paint completed in the last 30 days. This van runs, drives, shifts and stops the way it should. Keep in mind this Zip Van is over 50 years old and is in no way a perfect restored vehicle.
Looks good, but not sure how seller is figuring the price, unless ice cream trucks rake in the bucks in Thousand Oaks??
“Rare and totally unique vintage ice cream truck! Runs great, engine has been rebuilt from ground up. Best marketing tool and get SO much attention! Has a current Ventura county health dept permit. comes with Honda generator. MUST SEE in person! $25K OBO.”