Industrial-Welder-Generator Research Archives

The Willys Motor was repurposed for a variety of uses, including Welders, Generators, Mowers, Auxiliary Power, Boats, and more.

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Solid & Split Rims Jerome, ID

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator, Tires and Rims

wIt’s unclear what the price on these two rims are. Also included in the ad is an industrial L-head engine (with a head marked by welds — probably fixing cracks)..

“As-is welded block
Willies jeep engine flat head 4 for parts
And 2 different jeep rims.”


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1944 Generators Narvon, PA

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator

This seller is scrapping 4 1944 generators with Willys engines. If you need spare parts, he may have some to sell.

“I’m scrapping 4 of these gen sets. engines are sold. Anyone want other parts pm me with request and I will give you a price”


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Willys-Powered Hobart Welder Syracuse, NY $500

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator

This looks like a good price.

“1950’s Hobart gp-258 pipeliner welder. Starts, Runs, and welds. Could use a carb cleaning. Newer battery. Powered by a willys industrial L134 engine. Auxiliary outlets is 120vDC. I’m not including the leads as I have other welders. Firm $500”


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Willys-Powered Generator Hamilton, OH $600

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator

Unclear how much value is here.


“Army Signal Corps generator for sale. Was stored inside old barn for the last many? years. Unit ran when stored. Flat head Willy’s Jeep engine with governor. Has oil in engine. $600.00 for the complete unit, or best reasonable offer. Local pick up, cash sale only. I can load on your trailer. Approximate weight, 1600 lbs.”

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Holt Forklift with Willys Parts Rowena, OR $1750

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator

UPDATE: Price dropped to $1750.

(08/30/2020) If you are looking for an unusual Willys-related project, this Holt forklift built using some Willys parts and unusual transferase might fit the bill.

“Willys Jeep components made into a fork lift (70-80 years ago). 4 cylinder engine, 3 speed transmission, 3rd member, etc. unique transfer case not working…., 8 lug 16.5’s,”

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Willys-powered Generator Hamilton, OH **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $800.

Unclear how much value is here.

“Army Signal Corps generator for sale. Was stored inside old barn for the last many? years. Unit ran when stored. Flat head Willy’s Jeep engine with governor. Has oil in engine. $800.00 for the complete unit, $600.00 for the engine or best reasonable offer. Local pick up, cash sale only. I can load on your trailer. Approximate weight, 1600 lbs.”

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Hobart Welder Clear Lake, MN $1400

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator

Looks like a good setup.

“Hobart 250 DC Portable Welder. Runs great. New battery. 70 ft cables. Set up to carry torch. Jeep Willys engine”

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1942? Hobart Welder Emmett, ID $1000

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator

This appears to be sitting on some kind of jeep chassis-turned trailer?.

“I have a 1942 Hobart welder. On a custom made trailer, a Willie’s motor and it welds great but has a loose wire connection. The trailer is worth 1000 by itself no loballers”


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1945 GPW Early APU … Parts Available

• CATEGORIES: Features, GPW (Ford MB), Industrial-Welder-Generator • TAGS: .

UPDATE: As of July 13, 2021, this GPW APU is now in Stefan’s hands in Germany. As you can see, by the time he acquired it parts had already been removed (see original post from 2017 at the bottom of this post). He does not want the APU parts. I figured it is a long shot, but that I would check to see if anyone had an interest in the APU-related parts (some are O.E. Szekely); Stefan is willing to part with them.  Comment below if interested or email me at and I’ll connect you with Stefan.

Here’s how the jeep looked prior to pulling the parts:

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Here are the parts related to the PTO:

PTO APU Cover:


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Hobart Welder/Generator Chester, NJ $2000

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator

This looks in good shape.

“Up for sale is a Hobart welder that’s on a trailer, uses a gas Willies engine? Everything works great and is good to go.”

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Hobart Welder Redwood City, CA **sold**

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator

Update sold: was $700.


“Vintage Hobart gas powered welder. Powered by Jeep Willys engine.
It’s probably 1950’s era.
Runs and welds perfect. Comes with leads and mounted on a trailer. Located at 3519 Edison Way, Menlo Park.”

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1954? Siebert Willys Ambulance Utility Cars Brochure

This undated Siebert Willys Ambulance brochure was probably produced in 1954-or 1955, based on the grille design on page 4. There is no form number on it. Within the brochure the company describes three different ambulance options.

  1. One was called an Ambulance Utility Wagon and is featured on the backpage. It appears to be a basic sedan delivery with added first-aid/ambulance equipment.
  2. The company also produced a Willys Custom Ambulance, which included side windows and a “deluxe interior”.
  3. The third was called the Willys Ambulance Bus (originally called the Willys Ambulance in a 1951 brochure). It was a lengthened 4-door (with the rear doors set up as suicide doors), along with other mods.

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Derek provides more information on the Siebert Ambulances and has additional pics on the CJ-3B page.

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Hobart Welder Menlo Park, CA $1500

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator

Still works.

“Vintage Hobart gas powered welder. Powered by Jeep Willys engine.
It’s probably 1950’s era.
Runs and welds perfect. Comes with leads and mounted on a trailer. Located at 3519 Edison Way, Menlo Park.”


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Hobart Generator/ Welder Waterbury, CT **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator

UPDATE: Price dropped to $650.

Sounds like it runs.

“Hobart Welder – run by Willys Jeep Motor -“
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Year? Hobart Welder/Generator Lake Worth, FL $375

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator

Looks like an early 1950s l-head. Seller describes it as diesel, but I doubt that.

“It is a willys diesel motor needs a 6 volt battery to start needs some cleaning and paint photos will tell all .Someone told me it is the motor that the army uses for jeeps I would think it would have to be dependable.”

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King Seeley Governor for Industrial Engine Conway, MA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator, Parts

UPDAATE: **SOLD** Was $20.

The Seller has more than one for sale. I imagine these are pretty rare?

“Vintage King-Seeley V54S-126D governor from Willys industrial engines. New in the box. Several available at $20 each.

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General Supply Generator w/ Willys Engine Coquille, OR $350

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator

Blainse shared this General Supply Company generator. More on these here.

“Portable Air Compressor
General Supply Company 260 gasoline powered air compressor.
Jeep 4-cylinder engine.
Has not been started in a few years, so will require some TLC.”

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Industrial CJ-3A? L-head Engine Pocahontas, MO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Engine, Industrial-Welder-Generator, Parts

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $450.

Could be worth a look. Given the oil filter bracket, this may be a CJ-3A era engine.


“Here is a Willys Jeep Industrial engine that originally powered a welder. The welder was bad and scrapped. This engine is loose and turns over but I’ve never heard it run; it was supposedly running when the welder unit failed. Should make a good engine for parts or might be restored. I understand these were used in the early Willys Jeeps including the CJ2A. Asking 450 or make an offer. It will part out for more than my asking price, so if it doesn’t sell soon I’ll just part it out. Text is best. If you are reading this ad then it’s still available; please be serious as I’ve dealt with all the deadbeats I want to.”

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1940s Hobart Welder Catawba, NC $925

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator

This looks in good shape. It also has a 110 volt outlet.

“1940’s Hobart G-261 welder. Good running Jeep CJ2A industrial engine. Purchased several months ago at an estate auction where it had been neglected in back corner of a garage for decades. Rubbed on it a little, installed new battery, poured water in radiator and in just a short time it started. Engine sounds great, good oil pressure. No water leaks, no oil leaks. Still working out kinks. Gas tank needs good clean out, will require sheet metal removal and I just have not gotten revved up for that yet. Have not tried to weld, have not attempted to test for weld current output. Have plugged a grinder in to 110 volt outlet and that did work.”

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1943 Willys-Overland Fire Pump Little Rock, AR $400

This Willys-Overland Fire Pump needs an L-head, but it seems an unusual item. It looks like the trailer was not original to the unit, based on these two photos from G503:

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“1943-dated Willys American fire pump. US Army Corps of Engineers, 250 GPM.
“Willys American” cast into the pump body. Enclosure is gone.
The base is the fuel tank. Mounted on a 2 wheel trailer chassis with antique tires and 2” ball hitch.
No suspension and old tires so needs to be hauled on a trailer.
Has WWII OD paint under the red paint.
I removed the engine and bellhousing for use in WWII jeep restoration. Selling with the engine front plate, manifolds & carburetor, governor, oil filter & bracket, fan and fan shroud and generator. You will need to supply a Willys L-134 motor and bellhousing to put this back in operation.”





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Hobart Welder Southbury, CT $650

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator

Seems like a good price.

“Hobart Welder – run by Willys Jeep Motor – $650 OBO”


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Hobart Welder and Generator Easton, PA $500

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator

Welder does not work, but the engine worked last year.

“Old Hobart welder (Welder part is no good) with Willys Jeep CJ2A flat head engine and governor. I had the engine running a year or so ago. Held good oil pressure but did smoke. Has antifreeze in it and no cracks in the block. Bring a trailer with a winch as the trailer that it’s on it not towable. The one wheel is frozen up and won’t roll.”



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Year? Hobart Welder Hudson, FL $500

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator

Still welds.

“This is an old but still functional Hobart wilder. It comes with the leads and an extra engine block. It has a Willies motor in it now and still turns over. It’s been in storage since my brother pasted. It was his.”

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WWII Generator Mariposa, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $500.

Includes an MB engine #253438

“Willys MB engine in a WWII generator set. Engine serial number MB 253438. Engine oil clean and antifreeze in
the radiator. Generator was used up to a few decades ago until wood rats inflicted damage on the generator wiring
and controls. Engine turns freely. This is sold as an engine only as I do not think the generator is worth repairing.
I am not sure how correct the carburetor is.
$500 or offer”


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Hobart Welder Hudson, FL $550

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator

This was last run about 6 years ago.

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“This welder has a willie motor in it and a engine for parts also comes with this purchase. It is model GPB-261. It was last run about 6 years ago but it still turns and has been kept inside.You could use this motor in your Jeep.”