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Cookie Monster’s FJ-3 Foodie Truck

• CATEGORIES: Features, FJ

Thanks to Gayland for spotting this Sesame Street FJ-3 fleet van that was made into Cookie Monster’s Foodie Truck. You can learn more about the show and the truck on the Muppet Fandom Page: https://muppet.fandom.com/wiki/Cookie_Monster%27s_Foodie_Truck

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There is both a two dimensional fake FJ-3 and a three dimensional real FJ-3. This is obviously the fake one:

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And here are two photos of the real one:

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This photo is from the Muppet Fandom page: https://muppet.fandom.com/wiki/Cookie_Monster%27s_Foodie_Truck

There’s even a Cookie Monster Foodie Truck book:

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In an episode of Buttermilk Biscuits and Honey, the FJ-3 makes a brief appearance at the start of the show (it likely appears in others, but I don’t have the time to watch them all):

 
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1962 FJ-3A Encino, CA $20,000

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There were 831 FJ-3As produced (in contrast, 7300 FJ-3s were produced; this was the shorter version that was mostly, but not exclusively, used by the post office). Based on a my records and a quick google search, I’d guess there are more like 50 FJ-3As still around, but that’s still not many.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/360749701493994/

“1962 jeep willys fleetvan runs and drives ready for shows or a restoration.There are probably only about 20 of these cars left in the world. Message me with any questions”


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FJ-3 Vs. FJ-3A

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In a discussion about FJ-3s and FJ-3As, I wondered why I was confused about the grille FJ-3s had. After looking at some pics and brochures, I realized that the brochures I had all showed the FJ-3 with an FC-like grille. Yet, all the production model images I could find had a horizontal grille. I don’t know when or why the change was made; perhaps it had to do with the intellectual property issue associated with the normal ‘jeep’ grille vis-a-vis the US Post Office?

Also of note, the front bumpers in the brochures are different and the brochure FJ-3s lack panel-side windows, whereas the production models have them.

The FJ-3A, which, as I understand, was targeted at non-USPS businesses, dropped the FC-looking grille design and went back to the vertical tines. The production models were consistent with that. Based on the brochures and pics, the panel-side rear windows were not carried over from the FJ-3 either.

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Year? FJ-3 Gettysburg, PA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6000.

Jamie shared this FJ-3 ad. It’s a project.

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“1961-1964 FJ3 Jeep Fleetvan for sale, not sure of exact year. No title, bill of sale only. This is the right hand, stand and drive model. Not sure the last time I saw one for sale, as these are getting very hard to find. A true piece of Americana. Body is in good shape with only one area of rust (just past the driver’s door, near the bottom). All original drivetrain, not sure if it runs as it has been sitting since the 80’s. Originally from Colorado, just arrived in PA. Missing the steering wheel, and back two wheels are not original.”

 
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1966 FJ-6(?) Sequim, WA $1000

• CATEGORIES: FJ

I suspect someone will want this at this price.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/506390180159500/

“1966 1 ton Mail Jeep for sale. Needs to go to a good home. Asking price is negotiable. make me an offer. Located on the Olympic Peninsula, WA. Ran when parked. Until recently garaged. Disc brake conversion on front brakes. Would like $1,000 but just need it gone. It is too big for my route”

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1962 FJ-3A Fleet Van Vancouver, WA Auction

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This auction ends in two days. The auction is only for this former Whole Food’s FJ. The matching trailer is being auctioned separately.

https://www.proxibid.com/Industrial-Machinery-Equipment/Food-Beverage-Service/1962-Jeep-Willys-Fleet-Van-62147-10072-converted-mail-truck-food-catering-truck-reconditioned/lotInformation/50192487

“With bench seat, automatic transmission, reads 26,533 miles, external power plug, potable water and catering window
Food service equipment contents will be sold separately in lots 635-637 and the matching trailer will be sold separately in lot 638”

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1966 FJ-6 RHD Duluth, MN No Price

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No pics provided.

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/bar/d/duluth-jeep-1960s-fj6-rhd/6926877112.html

“Rare Kaiser
Jeep Corporation
Willys Motors inc.
FJ-6 RHD Delivery

Government Postal Vehicle
Highway Products Inc
Kent Ohio
Whiting
Roll up door sales corp
Akron New York

Warranty 08 1966

Original 4 cylinder F-134
Hurricane head
Engine, automatic Transmission
and Dana 44 axle
are still in vehicle.
Frame is good.

Rebuilt Chevrolet Big Block 502 and 400 turbo transmission are available
to really spice up the project.

Make cash offer or barter,
It is a project…”

 
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Every Day is Sundae — Ice Cream in Salem, OR

• CATEGORIES: Features, FJ

A reader named Chuck mentioned on Facebook that an ice cream shop called On any Sundae in Salem, Oregon, uses an FJ for its outdoor marketing and sales. There’s no website for the business, only some Facebook pages. Here are some pics:

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1963 FJ-3A Phoenix, AZ $34,999

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UPDATE: Still Available.

https://www.harriganfamilyauto.com/1963_Jeep_Willys_Perrysburg_OH_23329695.veh

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Jesse 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 is a 1963 Jeep FJ-3A custom mail truck. 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. ”

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1965 FJ-6 Denver, CO $16,900

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This is being sold on eBay.

View all the information on eBay

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“SPECIFICS / BUILD INFORMATION

EXTERIOR

-Rare long windshield shorty van
-Alpine white with vintage hot rod flames and “Speedy Delivery” service graphics
-Hot rod turbine style wheels
-Slide up rear door

INTERIOR
-Original dash
-Original gauges
-Bucket driver seat
-Primed and painted floor

MECHANICAL

-F134 Jeep 4 cylinder motor
-Automatic transmission

DISCLOSURE

-Cosmetic: There are a few chips / imperfections in the paint, crack in tail light, bubbling on window, crack on steering wheel (See detailed pictures). ”

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1966 FJ-6 RHD Lakeside, MN **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: FJ

UPDATE: status Unknown. Was Make Offer.

I’m betting this is a full rebuild.

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“Rare Kaiser
Jeep Corporation
Willys Motors inc.
FJ-6 RHD Delivery

Government Postal Vehicle
Highway Products Inc
Kent Ohio
Whiting
Roll up door sales corp
Akron New York
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1962 FJ-3 Raleigh, NC $18,000

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Appears in good shape. These FJs are proving very difficult to find, especially in this condition.

https://raleigh.craigslist.org/cto/d/raleigh-62-willys-fj3/6878824963.html

“Very cool, rare vehicle that is perfect for a shop truck, an advertising truck for your business or to build a hot rod. I drive this truck around town and you can leave it as is or restore. It’s a hoot to drive and when I say that it’s an attention getter, that is an understatement. This would make a great cruise in or show truck. I’m not interested in trades and am pretty firm on the price. I’ve seen these sell for a lot more. If you don’t have the cash, then please don’t waste my time.”

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1965 FJ-6 Carrollton, GA **Status Unknown**

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UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $2500.

“Square body type, has roll up rear door, right hand drive, 4 cylinder, automatic. Motor is partially disassembled. . .PROJECT. NOT THE TINY JEEP-READ AD CLOSELY.”

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1963 FJ-3A Portland, ME $13,000

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Thanks to Glenn for spotting this nice looking FJ.

https://maine.craigslist.org/cto/d/1963-jeep-fleet-van/6733504956.html

“Super cute van. In beautiful shape. Runs Great!”

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1963? Studebaker Zip Van SFV, CA **Status Unknown**

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UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $6500.

(03/18/2018) This is not exactly like the Willys-Made FJ-6.

“Complete, no parts missing. Have been sitting for a little while. Very rare, only 3,000 made one year. Look up the history of the model and you will see how rare they are. Very cool little van. Cooler than VW Bus. No mayor rust issues, just surface rust. Nothing rusted or rotted through, no rust bubbles. This is complete with out any missing parts. Clean CA title on hand. $8,500 Thanks for looking

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1965 FJ-6 Las Cruces, NM **Status Unknown**

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UPDATE: Status Unknown Was $12,500.

“1965 fj6 Ice Cream, Snow Cone, Taco, Food, Rat Rod. Clean Texas Title in Great Condition. New Complete Engine, Brakes, Tires Wheels, Trans Gone thru. Drive Everywhere And Draws Atttention Eveywhere It Goes. . .Good Glass Tinted Windows. . This is NOT Junk.
Asking $12,500. . . . obo. . . Please Ask Your Girlfriend or Boyfriend Mommy Significant Other if You Can Buy Before you Try to Waste my Time. . No Tire Kickers or Free Rides. .
May Trade for Chevy 4 Door Dually, Reg Cab. Classics , Wagons. . . . . No Ford’s. . . . May Trade Car, Truck and Cash. . . . In Las Cruces,New Mexico”

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1961 FJ-3 Fleetvan Galt, CA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7500.

Includes a parts van, too.

“have two of these one runs and drives, the other is for parts.”

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1965 FJ-6A Nashville, TN **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4490.

(01/05/2018) Needs some work and some paint.

“Cool Jeep Fleetvan from 1965 known as the FJ6-a model. Truck is in very good shape for the age with hardly any rust issues. Very hard to find these today especially in this condition.

The vehicle runs off a gas can. It has an electronic fuel pump that was installed too far away from the tank and too high. Needs to be moved close to tank as they push rather than pull. Will try to do this…

All glass is good except one of the front windshields. Flat glass so cost should be low.The only issue is the back door is currently off. I have the pieces in the van but will need some work.

No title..bill of sale only. Sold as is where is no refunds.”

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1964 FJ-6 Visalia, CA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000.

Bumpers and wheels/rims aren’t original.

“1964 jeep willy fj 6 fleetvan ice cream truck every thing is original only I changed regular to alternator”

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1966 FJ-6 Asheville, NC **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was No Price.

“1966 Jeep Mail truck * extremely Rare* Runs and drives, will convert to a food truck easily for sale or trade”

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1963 FJ-3A? Winslow, AZ $3000

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No pics provided.

https://flagstaff.craigslist.org/wto/d/1963-jeep-willys-fleet-van/6576929652.html

“Good condition, new tires.”

 
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1965 FJ-6A Nashville, TN **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5500.

“Cool Jeep Fleetvan from 1965 known as the FJ6-a model. Truck is in very good shape for the age with hardly any rust issues. Very hard to find these today especially in this condition.
The vehicle runs off a gas can. It has an electronic fuel pump that was installed too far away from the tank and too high. Needs to be moved close to tank as they push rather than pull. Will try to do this…
All glass is good except one of the front windshields. Flat glass so cost should be low.
The only issue is the back door is currently off. I have the pieces in the van but will need some work.
Should have title this week. “
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1965 FJ-6 Chico, CA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4000.

Bill spotted this one.

“1965 STEPVAN jeep fj6 4cylinder automatic, has been parked for 10 years, so does not run, Ca title in hand, No Rust No Accidents, looks to be all original. Has front little safaris windows that open up, DUE TO SPAM AND SCAMMERS NO EAMILS RETURNED WITHOUT A PHONE NUMBER, if the ad is up I have the van, don’t need help selling.”

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FJ-3 Hubcaps? Toledo, OH eBay

• CATEGORIES: FJ, Parts

UPDATE: Mike confirmed via an FJ-3A brochure that these are the correct rims for an FJ-3A. I have a hard copy of that brochure and the hubcaps with the jeep name are visible in some of the pics. There can’t be many these hubcaps left.

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“This set of 4 hubcaps is extremely rare…original equipment on the 1961-1965 Fleetvan – FJ-3/FJ3A – Walk-In Delivery Van. Willys Motors

introduced the two-wheel drive vehicle in 1961 and it was produced through 1965. Example of these hub caps on vehicle is shown in last

photo. Photo is example only…vehicle NOT included in this auction.
These hub caps measure 10″ in diameter…see photo.

These hub caps are almost 60 years old…they show their age…the chrome is gone, they have a few dents and dings and a bit of rust. Please

examine photos closely and judge their condition for yourself.
Please message any questions before bidding…I will respond ASAP.

Payment will be expected within 3 days of auction’s end. I usually ship the day after payment received…always within 3 days.
Thanks for checking-out my listing.”

 
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2 1961 FJ-3s Chico, CA $6500

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UPDATE: **SOLD**

“I have a pair of old mail jeeps one runs and drives and stops under its own power but not road worthy just yet and it’s currently regesterd and I have the pink in hand the other one I’m useing as a parts car Have no paperwork for the parts car asking $6500 fore the pair”

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