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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1954 Truck with Hobart Welder Joliet, IL **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features, Industrial-Welder-Generator, trailer, Unusual, Willys Trucks • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  Was on eBay

(05/30/2012) This is a cool, well restored combo.

“HERE IS A SUPER NICE TOTALLY RESTORED 1954 JEEP 4X4 THIS JEEP IS A SHOW PIECE THAT COMES WITH A PERIOD CORRECT TOTALLY RESTORED HOBART GAS WELDER. LOOK AT THE PICS CLOSE, IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE ANY OTHER PICS LET ME KNOW. THE BUY IT NOW IS BELOW MARKET VALUE  FOR THE JEEP. THE WELDER IS A SUPER RARE ITEM. THE JEEP RUNS GREAT, 4 WHEEL DRIVE WORKS PERFECT IN 4 HI AS WELL AS 4 LO.  JEEP CAME ORIGINALLY WITH RARE PTO. THE UNIT IS STILL WITH THE TRUCK. ALL THE GAUGES WORK,  WATER TEMP. OIL PRESSURE, AMP GAUGE. ALL BRAND NEW TIRES ON JEEP AS WELL AS WELDER.   THE WELDER IS A FACTORY GAS ENGINE WITH A JEEP WILLYS 4 CYL. ENGINE. IT RUNS GREAT AS WELL.  IT IS SUPER DETAILED AS YOU CAN SEE. PRIOR TO THE TOTAL RESTORATION OF IT THE WELDER PERFORMED FINE. I HAVE NOT TRIED TO WELD WITH IT SO THAT PART I AM NOT POSITIVE ABOUT. I  HAVE A FACTORY MANUAL THAT COMES WITH IT. I HAVE A GOOD DEPENDABLE GUY THAT TRANSPORTS FOR A VERY REASONABLE FEE,  IF THE WINNING BIDDER CONTACTS ME I WILL GIVE YOU HIS INFO. AND HE WILL GIVE YOU A PRICE ON GETTING THESE TO GEMS TO YOU ! THANKS FOR LOOKING, I DONT THINK YOU WASTED YOUR TIME !!! I AM NOT SURE ABOUT THE MILES”

 
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Willys Powered Air Compressor Bridgewater, MA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $450

I’m guess the compressor itself doesn’t work?  This looks similar, yet different from the Hesse Hornet Compressor.

“Antique Jeep Air Compressor made by General Supply Co. from “L” head Jeep engine. It’s all there including governor. Motor turns free. VERY RARE!”

 
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1944 Generator Henniker, NH $2000

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator

This is a really nice example of a Willys powered Generator.

“WWII MILITARY GENERATOR 1944 O’KEEFE & MERRITT PE-95-H JEEP WILLYS
1944 O’Keefe & Merritt PE-95-H
10KW 120/240 Volt  104/52 Amp
Jeep Willys Model # JP441 L Block 4 Cyl.
134.2 Cu. In.  35 H.P. @ 1800 RPM
3 1/8″ Bore X 4 3/8″ Stroke
Excellent working condition
100% complete
95% original”

http://nh.craigslist.org/for/3056549543.html

 
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Hobart Welder River, Az $1500

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator

This is a really nice example of a hobart welder with the Willys Jeep Engine.

“Hobart AC/DC welder and generator[alternator] .
4 cyl willys engine
rectified DC
300 amps AC
300amps DC
generator,
2- 20amp, 220 volt
1-50amp,220 volt
4-15 amp.120 volt
total 27000 watts
Calls Only
Jerry
four15336-62one four”

http://tucson.craigslist.org/tls/3056642046.html

 
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Hesse Hornet Info Wanted

• CATEGORIES: Features, Industrial-Welder-Generator, wanted

The Hesse Hornet was an air compressor manufactured by the Hess Manufacturing Company in the late 1940s(?).  The compressor used a CJ-2A engine to run, but only pistons 1 & 4.  The middle two pistons were used to compress air.  Keith recently bought one of these and was going to part it out, but changed his mind and now wants to restore it.  However, there isn’t much online about it.  Below are the links we know about it so far.  If you know of any additional info, please add it to the comments.

http://www.cj-3a.com/hesse_hornet_air_compressor.htm
http://www.thecj2apage.com/forums/never-know-what-you-may-find_topic21663.html
http://www.g503.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=129&t=181482

Here is a link to Keith’s pics:

https://picasaweb.google.com/114870501449086698887/WillysAirCompressor?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCOeF34mX0L_1oAE&feat=directlink

 
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1954 Hobart Welder Custer Park, Illinois $1000

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator

This has a CJ-2A L Head engine.

“1954 Hobart G200 D/C welder on trailer. Uses a CJ2A four cylinder Jeep engine. There is also a 120 volt outlet on the machine for running your power tools. The machine was just restored. Valves and valve seats were reconditioned, fuel and oil lines replaced, new belts, hoses and tune up parts. Generator bearings were repacked, brushes were replaced, radiator was cleaned and pressure checked. Body panels were stripped to bare metal and repainted with automotive paint. Machine was thoroughly tested and runs and welds perfect. Is ready to weld for another 56 years”

http://chicago.craigslist.org/sox/tls/3002507851.html

 
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WW2 Signal Corp Generator Chicago, IL **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $200.

I don’t know anything about these, but thought someone might be interested in this?

“i have a ww2 generator that is in excellent original working condition.model I cast iron briggs engine.tag reads type 206103,serial# 99832 which puts this engines mfg in 1944. this unit is in excellent original unboogered and unmolested with conditon.starts right up even after sitting for years. always kept in the dry.clean fuel tank and settling bowl.generator works awesome.all original paint and nelson ww2 era muffler.great for ww2 enactors or for a ww2 jeep.”

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Hobart Welder with Willys Engine Petersburg, Mi $500

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator

This might still be a good engine.

“for sale is a 1950s hobart trailer welder generator. worked before it was parked years ago, been in a barn. has 4 cylinder flat willies engine. model GPB 261. i dont know much about it, listing for my in law! calls only please 734-279-278eight”

http://monroemi.craigslist.org/tls/2948814569.html

 
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Willys Engine Generator San Francisco, Ca $500

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator

This looks in very good condition, which means the motor might be too.

“Here is a 1941 Military Generator in remarkable condition. Made during WWII, 4 Cylinder gas engine. Leave a phone number and I will call you back. $500”

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/tls/2863167428.html

 
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Engine and Pump Germantown, PA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator, trailer

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $400.

I’ve seen the engines used in a variety of ways, but not for a pump.

“We have a Willys Jeep model CJ3A hooked up to an old Mathieson pump. $400 obo, we would rather see someone use it then take it for scrap metal. Email me for engine or pump specs.”

 
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Welder with Willys Engine Allen, NE **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $100.

This will probably need work.

“willys 4 cylinder flathead welder. Ran and worked when last used and could again. Needs radiator repaired and exhaust. Asking $100/obo.”

 
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Willys Engine Whitewater, Wi $200

• CATEGORIES: Engine, Industrial-Welder-Generator

There may be some useful parts from this engine.  It was probably a generator or welder engine.

“Willys 4cyl industrial eng not running.262-510-one two one two”

http://madison.craigslist.org/grd/2823390120.html

 
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AC/DC Portable Welder Sevierville, Tn **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator, Machinery, trailer, Unusual

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $700

(01/13/2010) “ac dc generator I have not use the generator but the welder works great.

it is powered by a gas powered by a willys hurricane F 134 engine
it’s a great machine I just don’t use it very much anymore
I would trade for a truck cab , fenders with title for a project
all trades will be considered
Please call or text anytime
a response by email will be delayed response as I do not check it often
if you call and do not get an answer please leave ”

 

 
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Hobart Trailer with Welder Gresham, Or $500

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator

UPDATE:  Read Stephen’s report about this in the comments.

This looks good.

“Hobart welder with trailer. Powered by a Willys 4 cylinder gas motor. Includes welding lead.

Call Grant
503-312-6353”

http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/tls/2736998118.html

 
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Hobart Generator Andover, KS **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $500

“This is a Late 40’s early 50’s model with a flathead willy’s jeep motor that runs great. I really am looking for a single axle 5×10 or 5×8 trailer in good condition to trade for. call 207=4238 This is a picture of a simular welder to give ya an idea of what i got.”

 
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2 1943 Generators (Willys Motors) Wellington, NV **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator

UPDATE: **SOLD** Were $1500/each.

Or put some wheels on the generators and just drive them …

“2 willys jeep flathead motors, one is completely rebuilt(50-60hrs. since rebuild, 1523hrs. total time) the other has 581 hrs on the meter(original) both engines are currently mounted in okeefe & merritt military 10kv generators, originally built in 1943 for the war these units never were used, warehoused for years and sold surplus. last used as backup power at a remote homesite. the generators run fine, use them as is or put that engine in your jeep willys restoration project. asking $1500. each or buy both as a package deal. can be used at 110 or 240volts. ”

 

 
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Hobart Welder Forest Grove, Or $495

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator

“willys overland industrial engine runs but does not weld, needs battery, very heavy duty trailer, very good tires. 503-502-7779”

http://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/grd/2571695795.html

 
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1965 Frazier Wright Generator with Willys Motor Miamisburg, Oh $2400

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator, Unusual

I didn’t know that used the L-heads as late as 1965 on a generator.

“1965 FRAIZER WRIGHT COMPANY GENERATOR
JEEP WILLYS 4 cylinder engine
Willys engine is probably worth more than the whole unit
runs super smooth
really neat
low hours 42 on meter
side panel w/ many gauges
122/240 Volt
3 phase plug
Small trailer w/ 2″ ball
$2400
Call Eric anytime @ 554-8148”

http://dayton.craigslist.org/for/2513362814.html

 
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Vintage Tractor with Willys Engine Junction City, OR **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator, Unusual

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $1600

Here’s a funky tractor with a Willys Engine.

“This is a neat old tractor built some time after ww2.It has a Willys jeep engine that runs excellent.I just put a new carburetor on it.This tractor has a Ruxtell two speed rear axle and a 4 speed transmission from a Chevy truck.The front axle is from a model t car.There is not another one like it in the world.Asking $1600.00.Might trade for something interesting but prefer cash.You can see it running on YouTube under OldStuff66.”

 
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Willys Generator Newport, Ny **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1000

(10/11/2010) Steve spotted this ad.  It is a generator that uses a Willys engine.  This one appears in good shape.

“WWII military, model PE-95-G, ser.# 893, 10 kw output, Jeep gas engine powered, Onan generator; generator has 486 total hrs., engine has less than 5 hrs. since overhaul. Unit is skid mounted, and, in normal military configuration, was in a trailer for portability. It is NOT movable by hand. Weight is about 1500 lbs. Capable of either 110 or 220 volts, normal AC power. Engine is the venerable old Willys flathead 4 cylinder. Purrs like a kitten. Has all new valves, new rings, rebuilt carb, complete new tune-up & all new gaskets on engine (**except timing case cover**). Plasti-gauged all the bearings when rehabing it & they are all in new OEM spec. Also included is a copy of one of the maintenance manuals which, unfortunately, does not include basic operation info. I’m selling it because it is the old 40’s/50’s technology & honestly, it’s to complicated for this ol’ boy!! Will consider trade for part/all of price for any of the following:* 5 or 6′ 3 pt. hitch auger type snowblower, * VW based sandrail or unfinished project (notice rt. rear of pic1) or substantial parts for same, * Modern-idiot proof-5or 6 kw portable generator,”

 
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Hobart Welder (Willys Engine) Crows Landing, Ca **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Engine, Industrial-Welder-Generator

UPDATE: **SOLD**. Was listed at $500.

hobart welder willys flat head four purrs like a kitten been in family for generations hard to part with it boo hoo”

 
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Orchard Sprayer powered by a Willys Motor

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator, Machinery, Unusual

Mathew spotted this.  Available for sale in Monroe Center, Il, this unusual piece of Willys history is something I’d never seen.  After some research, I discovered another one of these that sold for $4000 a couple years ago, though it was powered by a ford 2.3 liter engine.

“The sprayer was mfg in michigan byRotomist has not been used in several years. Model #100E Is equiped with a willys Jeep engine 4 cyl.  THE UNIT SHOULD RUN AS EVERYTHING IS THERE ONTHE MOT0R PRICE IS 1250.00 PH 815-716-0224”

http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/grd/1881363790.html

 
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Hobart Welder Gunlock, Ut $500

• CATEGORIES: Industrial-Welder-Generator, Machinery, Unusual

Brett spotted this Welder.  These are usually priced between $800 – $1200, so this appears to be a good price (if the fix is easy).

“Hobart Welder. 250 Amp 40 Volt. Willys engine. Welder was not making power when machine was parked. But the Willys jeep engine still ran. no emails. Please call 435-632-2415”

http://www.ksl.com/?nid=218&ad=10401670&cat=&lpid=

 
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Hobart Welder with Willys Engine Alstead, Nh $850

• CATEGORIES: Engine, Industrial-Welder-Generator, Machinery, Unusual

These pop up everyone once in a while.

“Mounted on trailer ,good tires, ball coupler hitch, has Leads 250 Amp. with 110 volt Dc outlet. Lifting ring. Good sheet metal nice older machine working order. Willeys 4 cylinder gas motor. Complete unit ready to go ! Asking $850. or best offer Call Tom Konan for more info 603-352-5131 NO EMAIL DO – NOT – EMAIL ! Thank You”

http://nh.craigslist.org/grd/1689798363.html