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1961 FJ-3 North Scottsdale, AZ $22,000

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Jay’s put his FJ up for sale. He brought this to the 2014 FC-Roundup. It was running good there. He purposely kept the exterior looking ‘rat rodish’.

“Up for sale Very rare willys jeep fj3 postal truck for sale. This truck is just To cool has chevy running gear. Chevy 350 engine 700r4 auto 4 speed transmission Dana 44 rear end. No body rot. This get attention. Price is $22000 cash no trades don’t contact me if you don’t have the cash.”

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/cto/4408367350.html

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1965 FJ-6A Pinedale, WY $1600

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $1600.

(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/4368855161.html

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1963 FJ-3A Scottsdale, AZ Auction Jan 16

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UPDATE: 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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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.”

View all the information on ebay

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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

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Wanted: FJ Fleetvan

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Roger asked me to post this. If you have any leads, email Roger at uspsdelivers4me@aol.com.

“1961 1962 Jeep Fleetvan, FJ-3A I’m looking to buy a complete van, or a project, if you have something you don’t have the time to finish I’ll buy it. I work for the Post Office and plan to restore one back to original…red white and blue.. Right now I’m finishing a 1946 Willys and looking for the next project to get started. Perhaps you might know someone who has one stored, or one that is unwanted or rusting away outside. I want to rescue it. Orlando Fl”

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Photo of Fleetvan Assembly on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, FJ, Old Images

There is a seller with a variety of 8×10 black and white photos of the FJ Fleetvan. Some auctions end soon. This seller also has photos of a three-wheeled delivery van made for the post office.

They are all original photographs purchased from the “HEAD PHOTOGRAPHER FOR TWIN COACH BUS COMPANY AND THE WILLYS JEEP FIRM IN TOLEDO OHIO ALL PHOTOGRAPHS WERE TAKEN BY HER WHILE WORKING FOR THESE COMPANIES”.

1) Here’s a rare picture of the assembly plant. View all the information on ebay

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2) Here’s a line of vans on train cars: View all the information on ebay

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3) Back of van: View all the information on ebay

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1965 Fleet Van Loveland, CO **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was listed at $1500

“This Jeep would be such a fun restoration, I bought it just over a year ago to do so but have to relocate for my job and the van can’t go with me:(
The information I have researched on this Jeep is to the best of my knowledge, and not guaranteed.
This is a 1965 Kaiser/ Jeep FJ-3 Fleet van (compact van)
manufactured by Willys motors & Kaiser Jeep
assembled in Toledo, Ohio
I believe the motor is the original F4-134 hurricane engine
odometer reads 52,474
the motor turns over but does not run right
this vehicle needs a full over haul from what I know it has been sitting for many years, I was told it was originally a mail van. ”

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1961 FJ-3A Fairport, NY **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD**  Was priced at $13,500 in December.

“This is one of only 120 postal vans that didn’t end up in the crusher ! runs and drives . Has the stock F4-134, 4 clyinder hurricane motor paired to the stock Borg-Warner 3 speed transmission. Currently it has drum brakes all the way around, I have a disc brake conversion for the fronts. Wheel base is only 81 ” Total length is 135″ Width is 64.7 ” Height is 90 ” Built on the cj 6 chassis.The inside is bone stock.Have all new lights installed , just need to have the wiring finished, or I can do.All graphics are vinyl or stickers and can be removed easily.”

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1961 FJ-3A Fleetvan Tampa, FL eBay

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This runs and drives.

“This is an extremely rare, 1961 Jeep Willy FJ-3. It served as a postal truck in Nashville area and has found its way to Florida. We originally have plans to turn him into an Ice Cream truck, and stumbled upon him while looking for an old Divco, but decided to wait. Our procrastination is your gain. We named him Willy and he would make a terrific promotional vehicle, mini-gourmet food truck, Hot Rod or just a very unique addition to your collection.

The beauty of Willy is how much attention he gets when driving him. I have been around many cool vehicles and Willy gets more attention than anything I have seen. They were only in production from 1961-1965, so he is VERY rare and due to his small size he has the puppy factor. As you can see in the pictures he is the same size as my Jeep Wrangler. This is why he would make the perfect promotional vehicle if you chose not to keep him an brag about him at car shows.

The Jeep FJ-3 Fleetvan was manufactured by Willys Motor and Kaiser-Jeep. This little truck was used to deliver mail (yes you drive on the right side) and later was upgraded to Hot Rod…yes a Hot Rod. Willy has had its original F-134 Hurricane engine with a much easier to maintain Chevy 350, with a rebuilt automatic transmission. Good tires and hard to find Cragar Rims.
Because of its age and uniqueness, it’s the perfect vintage vehicle, The odometer is not working, but Willy has had almost everything mechanical replaced with easy to service parts and it has not been driven except locally. New leaf springs, new tires, new gas gauge, new wiring, Cragar Rims and all the glass is in place . All lights work and he is ready to hit the road.

Dimensions: 135 inches long, 64.7 inches wide and 90.1 inches high.

Potential buyers are welcome to come look at Willy in Tampa, Florida. If you are from a long distance away, you are of course welcome to have someone in this area look at it, or have a mechanic of your choice come by and do so. Just give me a call or email, or if you have any questions, feel free to ask. This vehicle is sold as is and is in vintage but running condition. Buyer is responsible for picking it up in Hillsborough County, FL or can have a car transporter come and pick him up. I am posting a video and pictures to give you an idea of how cool Willy looks and how well he runs.

Here’s the link to see it running: http://youtu.be/5FTdjKzEKns

Here is a link of Willy taking a ride around the block: http://youtu.be/66rK0BR5N9s

Please call or email if you have any questions,
813-220-3717″

View all the information on eBay

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1964 FJ-3A Fleetvan Ballston Spa, NY **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: FJ

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500

Dun-Rite Plumbing?  Why would someone want to project competency through their business name, yet spell it incorrectly?  It just doesn’t seem done right.  The seller notes the van wasn’t done right, either.

“1964 Jeep CJ3a Fleetvan; imagine a 7 ft. tall WW2 Jeep. Originally from California, superficial rust only.. I bought it with no engine but installed a 1991 2.5 liter Jeep engine with an AX5 transmission and transfer case. If desired you can swap the front axle and make it 4WD.

NEW wheel brake cylinders, new brake hoses, new brake lines. The rear end was converted to Discs in the 1970s, pads are good and the rotors were turned. Front drums were turnd before new shoes were installed.

The 1964 one cylinder brake master was swapped out for a newer two chamber from a Toyota Tacoma. Mechanical clutch was replaced with a new Wildwood hydraulic master; the clutch on the 2.5 engine is only a year old.

One of the corner windows is cracked, but readily available from the Glass Dr. et al, it’s flat glass. The gas tank is shiney inside. A late model speedo and gages are included, I have the original 6V unit.

 

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