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1965 FJ-6A Chico, CA eBay

• CATEGORIES: FJ

Glenn shared this rare FJ-6 for sale.

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“1965 Jeep FJ-6A Fleetvan Stepvan Right Hand Drive Delivery Van! No Reserve! Clean Ca title.

Up for sale is a very rare, hard to find Jeep FJ-6A Step Van. Complete. I had big plans to turn this into a Beer Truck for catering events. I have had it for 6+ years and haven’t really done anything with it so it is someone’s else turn.

Previous owner used it for his auction company. He extended the back bumper and stood back there and auctioned things off and then had his wife inside with the service windows to fill out the paperwork.

Engine and transmission is complete but the engine doesn’t look great. I purchased another engine out of a running Jeep that comes with the sale. I planned to swap them out.
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1964 FJ-6 Red Oak, TX $5000

• CATEGORIES: FJ

UPDATE: price dropped to $5000.

(04/20/2022) Blaine shared this FJ-6 for sale.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/409241757841060

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“Selling this amazing 1964 Jeep FJ6A Fleetvan. These vans are incredibly rare in the step van world, they were made for the post office so they are right hand drive. The van looks to be completely original from the 60s. I did add some wheels and tires.

It has the original vin plate on the dash. Currently not running. No idea the condition of the motor or trans but it’s a great candidate for a restoration.

This size van would make a perfect candidate for your next mobile business vehicle. It’s a blank canvas for your taco truck, food truck, ice cream truck, coffee truck or whatever you can dream up….The sky is the limit!

No title, Bill of sale only. Will need to be towed. I do have the original bumper and a box of various other parts.”

 
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1961 FJ-3 Van Nuys, CA $28,995

• CATEGORIES: FJ

These fleet vans are crazy prices!

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/cto/d/van-nuys-1961-jeep-willy-fj/7510519101.html

“This van has a clear title, is drive-able, clean inside and out, rollup rear door. We bought it to convert to a food truck, but unforeseen events have caused us to discard those business plans.
Ready to convert to your specific needs.”

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1964 FJ-3A Hemet, CA $20,000

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/31/2022) A Ran-when-parked FJ-3A.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/atq/d/hemet-1964-jeep-fleetvan-fj3a/7505986859.html

“Unrestored 1964 Jeep Fleetvan FJ3A that is stock.
Ran when parked, but it’s complete in excellent shape and has surface rust (patina).
Has a clean title. ”

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1961 FJ-3A Red Oak, TX $15,000

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This seller has collected and sold several FJ-3s/FJ-3A/Fj-6s.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/cto/d/red-oak-1961-jeep-fj3a-willys-fleetvan/7464358342.html

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“We are selling this amazing 1961 Jeep FJ3A Fleetvan from our collection. We initially were going to use for our business but have decided to go a different direction. These vans are incredibly rare in the step van world. These don’t come up for sale often, if they do they sell quick.

It is a very clean vehicle for its age and has lived the past ten years indoors inside a wedding venue. It has the original vin plate on the dash. No motor or trans so it’s a great start for a new motor or leave as is and pull it like a trailer.

This size van would make a perfect candidate for your next mobile business vehicle. It’s a blank canvas for your taco truck, food truck, ice cream truck, coffee truck or whatever you can dream up….The sky is the limit!

Currently not running. No title, Bill of sale only. “

 
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Automatic Transmission in DJ-3As, DJs and Others(?)

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Features, FJ

Dave asked me about the type of adapter used on DJ-3As and FJs to connect an automatic transmission (which may have been the Borg Warner model 12 according to David Sapp mentioned in his comment to this post, though I have no documented evidence of this, but it should be out there somewhere). Essentially, a adapter plate is bolted to the back of an L-head/F-head engine, to which the transmission bell housing attaches.

After some searching, Dave spotted the adapter in an FJ supplement book. Here are the pics.

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Meanwhile, a discussion from 2012 on the topic of DJ-3A automatic transmissions yielded these pics showing a BW transmission connected to an L-head with a similar looking plate.

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As for the rare shifter that’s been captured in some pics, this pic is the best I have (from a DJ-3A automatic). It confirms Barry Goodwin’s comment on another post that the transmission lacked a “Park” feature. Instead, the driver would put it in neutral when parking (and I assume pull the parking brake).

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If anyone has a document that confirms it was the M-12 BW transmission that was used, or has more pics or is aware of other useful discussions on this topic, please let me know. There isn’t much info about these setups on the web.

FYI: Based on my research, it appears the Willys Aero cars of the 1950s used a GM Hydramatic rather than a BW transmission.

 
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1965 FJ-6A Port Orchard, WA **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: FJ

UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $4500.

(03/02/2022) Nate’s uncle has this FJ-6A for sale.

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“This van spent its early life in Honduras as a diving instructor van, then made it’s way to WA where it has been since the mid ‘70’s. Actual mileage is unknown. It does not have an engine but is currently set up for a 327 Chevy v8 and a Chevy automatic transmission. It comes with what is believed to be the original manual 3-speed transmission. It also comes with a 4×4 Jeep transmission though it doesn’t have the 4×4 axles. As seen in the photos, some of the glass is broken. The body is in decent shape and it in good structural condition. The front grill also comes with it.”

 
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Train Car of FJ-3s on Pinterest

• CATEGORIES: Features, FJ, Old Images

Blaine spotted this photo of a rail car full of FJ-3 USPS Fleetvans.

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/862087553655918001/

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1961 FJ-3 Red Oak, TX (or CA?) $14,000

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UPDATE: This has been listed in California and Texas. I’m not sure exactly where it is located.

Doesn’t run.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/cto/d/red-oak-1961-jeep-fj3-fleetvan-postal/7443760644.html

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https://sanantonio.craigslist.org/cto/d/red-oak-1961-jeep-fj3-fleetvan-postal/7443765482.html

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“Selling this completely original 1961 Jeep FJ3 Fleetvan postal truck.
It’s all there original and untampered with from 1961. It has the original vin plate on the dash. Original motor and trans and all the original glass. You can still see the postal letters and numbers on the sides.

It has an amazing patina and great restoration candidate.

These are the rare unicorns of the step van world. These don’t come up for sale often, if they do they sell quick.

Currently not running. No title, Bill of sale only. “

 
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1960 FJ-3 Postal Jeep Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, FJ

I snagged this rare postal jeep FJ-3 brochure off of ebay; It is rare enough that I didn’t know these existed! One thing that caught my eye was the Civil Defense sticker. I off handedly mentioned it to Ann and she quickly found the reason for the sticker. From this page at the USPS website:

Each year from 1954 to 1961, civil defense authorities coordinated a drill called Operation Alert.6 Cities across the country conducted civil defense exercises on the same day. Postal participation in Operation Alert 1956 was described in a West Virginia newspaper:

A civil defense drill was held Tuesday afternoon in the Beckley Post Office. This drill was one of a series of simultaneous drills held in 38 key postal installations of the Washington Region….
These training drills are required by the government since keeping the mails moving plays an important part in the communications system that must be maintained during national emergencies. Four feder- al trucks operated by the Beckley Post Office have been designated Civil Defense units, and bear that insignia.

Including the four vehicles at the Beckley Post Office, 25,000 postal trucks were designated as emergency civil defense vehicles and fitted with Civil Defense de- cals in 1956. It was believed that “postal trucks would be valuable as emergency ambulances, rescue vehicles, and for local emergency transportation in the event of an enemy attack.”

Starting in 1956, many postal vehicles bore decals indicating their potential use as ambulances, rescue vehicles, and for other transportation during emergencies.

In December 1964, the Civil Defense Program was expanded to include even the smallest postal-owned motor vehicles, the three-wheeled Mailsters. Vehicle maintenance facilities provided Civil Defense decals so that each of these smaller deliver could be identified. Civil Defense decals were required on postal-owned vehicles until March 1971.

Now for the brochure:

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FJ-3 Fleetvan Plastic Model $20.04

• CATEGORIES: Features, FJ, Models

UPDATE: Blaine and Michael pointed out that this is a program to print these yourselves (3D printer). 

While looking for something else, I happened upon this model of a FJ-3 Fleetvan. It appears legit, but I can’t say for sure.

https://www.shapeways.com/product/S7NPSJHE4/ho-scale-jeep-fj-3-postal-delivery-fleetvan

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1965 FJ-6A Silver Springs, NV **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: FJ

UPDATE: **SOLD** was $8000

Runs, drives, needs brakes.

“1965 Jeep FJ-6 Fleetvan. Made for the US Post Office. RHD All original Starts, runs, drives – off a gas can. Will need brake work amongst other things. Transmission shifts smooth. Glass is good for the most part. Rear door rolls up and down smoothly Clean title”

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1963 FJ-6 Kent, WA $11,000

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This is still a project.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1882751678556071

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“1963 keep fleetvan fj6a for sale $11,000 obo. Lots of recent work. Still a project but very close to a daily driver. Needs rear main seal on engine replaced, I bought the good neoprene one but haven’t had it installed and timing dialed in. Needs the rest door plywood replaced. Vent on roof leaks and needs resealed. Some of the things I have done are new drums, shoes, springs, cylinders on brakes. New fuel tank, float, lines, carb. New battery, heater core, heat ducts, heater valve, belts and hoses. Tranny rebuilt. New alternator, guages.”

 
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1961 FJ-3 Fleetvan Richboro, PA $5000

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UPDATE: Still available.

(09/01/2021) This seller is parting out this FJ-3.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/297468578816063

“1961 Willys Jeep Fleetvan FJ3. No it does not run and drive. It’s rusty. It’s a project. I do not need to sell it, just reducing project inventory. Clean PA title”

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1962 FJ-3 Canby, OR $25,000

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Appears to be in good, but not perfect shape.  Thanks to Blaine for spotting it.

https://portland.craigslist.org/clc/cto/d/aurora-1962-jeep-willys-fleetvan/7403643498.html

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“1962 Jeep Willys Fleetvan
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 and 4.11 rear end. It is right hand drive and has a 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!!!! Inside is in good shape. These are incredibly rare and turn A LOT of heads when driving around. $5800 in recent repairs to the motor, battery, radiator, exhaust, and brakes make this thing run like a charm. The top speed tops out around 45 mph, so you’re not breaking any land speed records. There aren’t many of these produced, and even fewer of them left. If the ad is up, it is still for sale.”

 
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2 1966 FJ-6s Bessemer, MI $2000

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Mike spotted this good price. These are hard to find this cheaply.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/552521756080688

“1966 Jeep Mail trucks · Truck · Driven 8,000 miles Not running no titles early 50s dodge cab also trades considered message or text 906 285 1438”

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1962 FJ-3 Wenatchee, WA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $10,000.

Blaine spotted this FJ-3 Fleetvan.

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“Willys FJ3 for sale. These cute little vans were made to deliver mail. Very rare. I have read that only 1824 were made in 1962. They were designed to be driven standing up as the gas “pedal” is a horizontal push instead of up and down. It does have a seat. The 4 cylinder/automatic transmission combination is very fuel efficient. This one runs and the transmission shifts. The fuel tank was pulled, cleaned and painted. The body is in great shape with no rust. The previous owner tried to put in LED lights and made a mess of the wiring. The brake master cylinder, (a common part) needs replaced. One of the windows has some cracks. The wood back door is a roll up design and the wood is rotted and in need of replacement. We got it for an ice cream truck for my wife’s ice cream business. She got hired at Costco, so it never was put on the road. The paperwork is a Vermont bill of sale. This is sufficient to get a title. We also have an original owners manual, which is extremely rare. With a little tlc, someone can have an extremely rare, cute little van.”

 
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1965 FJ-6 Eugene, OR **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $15,000.

Outside looks great, but the inside isn’t as polished as I thought it would be. Still, a refurbished FJ-6 isn’t easy to find.

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“Very small very unique 1965 willys fj6 ice cream truck conversion. Truck was taken down to bare metal, roof raised 12 in, professionally primered and then wrapped. It has a Chevy 250 inline 6 with a 2-speed powerglide transmission. Although it is good for maneuvering and is street legal it is not comfortable to drive. It has a class 3 kitchen in it which includes a single basin and hand washing with hot and cold pressurized water. A 3500 watt inverter with 4 deep cell batteries so it can run off the grid. It has Bluetooth speakers and Bluetooth receiver. With a slide top freezer and a mini deep freeze. It is currently registered and licensed in Marion county as a class 3 truck. Business is not for sale just the truck. Name and logo must be removed. Would work perfectly for a shave ice vehicle, tap truck, cupcake, ice cream, hot dogs, concessions. I’m reducing my fleet to one truck, and a second brick and mortar”

 
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1961 FJ-3 Fleet Van Philadelphia, PA (Parting Out)

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Steve shared this one. The seller indicates they are parting it out, but it also has a price of $5000.

https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/pts/d/richboro-1961-jeep-fj3-fleetvan-engine/7345781077.html

“Complete part out of FJ3 FLEETVAN
Call with needs”

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1965 FJ-6 Fleet Van Denver, CO $12,000

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $12,000.

(10/30/2020) This isn’t running at the moment.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/687405578491428

“I have a very cool and rare Jeep Willys Fleet Van for sale. These vehicles went into production in the sixties for the use by the USPS. The van was bought to fix up and then COVID. It did start and run, but it has been sitting for several months and does not start now. It has an airbag suspension system that works and raises and lowers the vehicle. This is van will turn heads everywhere you go. Just needs some love. Let me know if you have any questions.”

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1962 FJ-3 Nashville, TN $3500 (**SCAM**)

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UPDATE: Brandon confirmed this was a scam.

The photo included in this craigslsit ad shows an FJ from a different ad with an email address from “Carla” added. This proved to be a scam, as the same gmail can be seen in some other ads (as this google search shows).

“Unrestored 1962 Jeep Fleetvan FJ-3.
Ran when parked, but it’s complete and comes with a clean title.
$3,500 or will consider reasonable offer.”

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1961 Fleet Van FJ-3A Brochures

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, FJ

This FJ-3A brochure Form No. 61-05.

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Originally published October 31, 2015: This is an interesting FJ-3A brochure. It is Form No. 61-14. 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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1965 FJ-6(?) Chassis Andover, OH **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: FJ

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $450.

Not sure how much value is here, but you don’t get to see an FJ chassis too often. I’m not sure if this is a FJ-6 or FJ-8.

“This is a 1965 Jeep fleet van chassis. Everything is there but the cab, wiring and the steering column (but the gear box is still there. The frame is in gorgeous shape, the motor is free but doesn’t run and the trans and front and rear ends are free. Its a automatic transmission and is 2wd. It was an old mail truck so it is set up for right handed steer. Great project machine. No title will write bill of sale”

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Hallmark’s Sesame Street FJ-3 Ornament $19.95 (and more)

• CATEGORIES: Features, FJ

Jesse shared this FJ-3 ornament information. Last year, I posted about Sesame Street’s use of an FJ-3 as Cookie Monster’s Foodie Truck. What I didn’t know was that Jesse sold an FJ-3 that was renovated into real Cookie Monster Foodie Truck that is now at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. But, it doesn’t serve food. Instead, it is a kids interactive challenge (there’s an online version at PBS):

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Cookie Monster food truck interactive spot. (photo by @bioreconstruct from this website).

Here’s another one:

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When you momma and poppa frogs hop in line for food, let the tadpoles play at the nearby foodie truck challenge. Help Cookie Monster and Gonger prepare delicious meals by following along with the video instructions and pressing the correct buttons for the right ingredients! Photo Credit: Undercover Tourist.

As for the ornament, you can order it here: https://www.hallmark.com/ornaments/keepsake-ornaments/sesame-street-cookie-monsters-foodie-truck-ornament-with-sound-1999QXI2734.html

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And, if you don’t want an ornament, you can buy a kids FJ-3 Cookie Monster Food Truck at Target for $14.99:

https://www.target.com/p/sesame-street-cookie-monster-39-s-foodie-truck/-/A-76614704

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Or, for only $6.99, you can purchase a Cookie Monster Board book:

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1962 FJ-3 **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: FJ

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $12,500.

A ran-when-parked FJ, but looks solid. This appeared in the Los Angeles area Craigslist, but the map shows it in Alexandria, while the plates are from Wyoming.

“Unrestored 1962 Jeep Fleetvan FJ-3.
Ran when parked, but it’s complete and comes with a clean title.
$12,500 or will consider reasonable offer.”

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