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1982 Scrambler Grand Rapids, Mi **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $20,000.

Brian spotted this unusual find; as he put it, “you don’t see a blown scrambler every day.”

“1982 cj8 486 ci stoker w/ 671 blower, new this summer. The jeep it self has 400 miles on it since total restoration. 9″ front, dana 44 rear, 4 56’s. Body all glass. New Paint. Best of everything, to much to list! Very drive able, for fun or show. 20.000 obo”

 
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1979 J54 Mitsubishi Jeep LItchfield, ME **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was eBay.

Looks in good shape.

“1979 Mitsubishi Jeep, J 54. 4cyl, 3ltr diesel, pto winch, comes with original soft top, with additional bikini top. jeep has an odometer that has quit working at 29,000 Kilometers. If you are unsure what the J54 is, do a Google search and educate yourself so that way you can see how truly awesome this rig really is. I have a NC title for it if you want and all the original paperwork from when i bought it in Japan , including the Japanese title and all the importation documents as well. Please look over all the photos, and feel free to call me with any serious questions”

 
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Toyota 4WD History Video

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s, videos

Well, it might be more marketing than history, but it’s interesting none-the-less.  Here’s a look at the early toyota AK-10 & BJ.

 
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1943 Ford Burma Truck Denver, Co eBay

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s, Unusual • TAGS: .

Greg spotted this old Burma up for auction in Denver.  There’s something about the placement of the headlights that makes me think these vehicles appear hunched over in some way, ready to bear their load.

“1943 Ford Burma Jeep.  Unrestored as shown.  Stored at least 10 years, either driveline or engine, or both siezed or locked up from non-use, so expect motor and driveline restoration is also needed.  Does not run or drive. Rust on stake bed areas, as shown.

“US Navy” marked on the engine cover data plate, Also visible is “149958” which is the title VIN number, and other number appears to be “90148”, but not guaranteed.  Other data plates are nearly illegible, sorry.

Sold with title, SALVAGE Colorado Title.  Vehicle was used off road on a mountain property for many years, and was not driven the last several years.  It was easier to replace a long lost title as a salvage vehicle, otherwise the vehicle would have had to be brought into running/driving condition and submitted for inspections, etc.  So for now the vehicle is not intended for registered highway use in Colorado, until the new owner brings it into running/driving condition, meets any other guidelines necessary, and applies for previously salvage title.  Please check with your local authorities if you intend to restore and/or make road worthy for public roads, or if any inspections or other procedures would be required.”

View all the info on eBay

 
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1966 M-274 USMC Mule Fallon, Nv $5300

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

I don’t see many of these.

“RARE!…hard to find M274 Mule…made by BMY for the USMC…has original USMC markings..4 wheel steering,magnesium deck….recent:plugs,oil,rebuilt magneto…could use seat cushions(has orig seat frame) ,tires…restored M274’s go from $6000 AND UP!…asking $5300 obo…please call 775-846-1419…delivery possible for expenses (M274’s fit in full size pick up beds)”

http://reno.craigslist.org/clt/1846212148.html

 
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1979 Land Rover Logan, Ut $15,000

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s • TAGS: .

Brett spotted this.  It looks nicely vintage.  I don’t know if this is a good price or not.

“Runs great. Very clean. 29,000 miles. Great shape.”

http://www.ksl.com/?nid=218&ad=11383574&cat=402&lpid=&search=

 
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1967 Datsun Patrol Reno, NV **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1200

I know nothing about these.  However, a quick search seems to confirm the seller’s information.  Moreover, this appears to be a good price for a rather rare rig.

“Selling my 1967 Datsun/Nissan Patrol. If you do a little research on this only around 2,600 of these awesome 4×4’s were imported throughout the mid 1960’s and here is one of the rarest. Most of the Patrols brought into the U.S. were badged as Nissans, but this is badged as a Datsun. It is completely original with the original 6cyl and manual transmission. Has a folding windshield and a rare removable hardtop. It is a project vehicle but is mostly complete except for the front seats and rear window glass, I do know someone with the front seats I can connect you with. It is not running at this point but the motor does turn over. Truck needs some TLC and you would have a very unique 4×4 unlike any you see out on the trails.”

 
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1965 Kaiser 6×6 Long Island, Ny $8000

• CATEGORIES: Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Other 4x4s, Unusual

This sure looks like a vehicle left over from the Road Warrior.

“TRUCK IS IN OVERALL GOOD CONDITION. RUNS AND DRIVES.IT DOES SMOKE FROM EXHAUST BUT DOES NOT SEEM TO BE A PROBLEM.INTERIOR BENCH SEAT IS IN NEED OF REPAIR DUE TO UPLOSTRY BEING RIPPED,CURRENTLY BEING COVER WITH CLOTH. PUMP AND PUMP MOTOR RUN EXCELLENT.

THIS TRUCK WAS USED FOR OFF ROAD BRUSH FIRE OPERATIONS.THE TRUCK IS BEING SOLD DUE TO THE LIMITED AMOUNT OF WOODED AREAS CURRENTLY IN THE FIRE DISTRICT WHICH THIS VEHICLE IS TO BIG FOR.

DUE TO VEHICLE BEING IN THE FIRE SERVICE, THE VEHICLE HAS NEVER BEEN REGISTERED ,THEREFOR WE DO NOT HOLD A TITLE. WE HAVE ALL NECESSARY PAPERWORK TO TRANSFER OWNERSHIP TO OBTAIN TITLE

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ASK ANY QUESTION YOU MY HAVE! MORE PICTURES ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST VIA EMAIL.TRUCK IS AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION BY APPOINTMENT ONLY! VEHICLE IS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL PICKUP ONLY! BUYER IS RESPONSABLE FOR ANY KIND OF SHIPPING ARRANGEMENTS AND COSTS! .ANY PAYMENT BY CHECK WOULD HAVE TO CLEAR BEFORE POSSESSION OF VEHICLE IS OBTAINED! VEHICLE IS BEING SOLD IN AS IS CONDITION WITH NO WARRANTY OR GUARANTEES!

CONTACT INFO: MARTINT14@AOL.COM OR CONTACT MARTIN AT 631-831-7627 MONDAY THRU FRIDAY 7AM-3PM EST …”

http://longisland.craigslist.org/cto/1802618489.html

 
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Flattie Body on S-10 Blazer Shepardsville, Ky eBay

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s, Unusual

hmm ..

“1948 Willys Jeep – Too many new items to list.  1989 Chevy s-10 Blazer Chasis and running gear, transmission. 4.3 liter, V-6 engine.  Electric cooling fan. Black interior with diamond plate flooring in front and wooden bed in rear. Roll bar with lights. 32x11x15 Aluminum Wheels and tires.  Blue metallic paint. Custom made bumpers in black metallic paint. Please feel free to call with questions  502-428-7591 (Eastern Standard Time), no calls after 9:00 PM PLEASE. Jeep located in Shepherdsville, KY.”

View all the pics on eBay

 
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1966 Mitsubishi CJ-3B Gardnerville, NV **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, Other 4x4s • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $4000

(05/16/2010) These aren’t too common and this one looks nice.  I think this is as good of price as you’ll find.

“This is a one of a kind! Mitsubishi right hand drive. This jeep was made in Japan. Street legal, with current tags and clean title. Good shape, runs great. F134 motor 4 cylinder. Great jeep for hunting & fishing in the back country. Brand new 8,000 lb electric winch. Half and full tops. 5 mud terrain tires with less than 1000 miles on them. Off road lights, 2 front and 1 rear. Three speed. If you want a 16 foot car trailer with it, add another $1,000 to price.”

 
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Russian Amphibian ATV Virginia Beach, Va eBay

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s, Unusual • TAGS: .

Dave spotted this unusual vehicle; This might be the ultimate hunter … It creeps, it floats, it works on natural gas.

“This auction is for Russian army creeper all-terrain vehicle – amphibious GAZ-61-S.
Represents the floating all-terrain vehicle combining the cabin of the driver and awning cargo-and-passenger cabin. Was made in 1968 at the secret Gorkiy military plant and is created for exploitation in especially difficult road climatic conditions, for the delivery of the polar explorers and cargoes, to make surveys in such places as taiga, tundra, to deliver shift services on the objects of work, for the delivery of the supply and various goods.”

View all the pics on eBay

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FN4hP4azJc

 
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1948? Custom CJ-7ish Scottsdale, AZ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-7, Other 4x4s • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $75,000.

I thought this customized in some interesting ways, so I thought I’d include it.  I’m not sure which part of this is a 1948.

“Original Owner.Professionally built from ground up by Campbell Enterprises. Great multi-purpose vehicle for street, sand dunes, trails, and rocks. Lots of power, suspension travel, and traction. Attention to detail on every part of vehicle over year long build.

Engine 500 horsepower TurnKey LS1, 4L80E O.D. Hughes automatic transmission, high stall converter, 7,100 miles, custom built frame/roll cage (all powder coated), Currie Rock Jock axles, ARB air lockers, front-leaf springs King shocks, rear-custom 4 link setup with King coil over shocks, bump stops, custom aluminum fuel tank, dash, and center console, Flaming River tilt column, Auto Meter gauges, GPS, Art Carr shifter, Wilwood brakes, Howe power steering, air compressor, air horn, air tank in bumper, Warn winch, Walker Evans beadlock wheels, 40″ Goodyear MTR tires and spare, Mastercraft seats and belts, bed liner coatings, aluminum main body, fiberglass front end, custom sun top, and skidplates.”

View more pics — click the link below
 
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1969 Sand Toy Marcellus, In **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Engine, Other 4x4s, Unusual

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was Make Offer.

This engine sounds interesting, though it’s seized with rust. I’d sure like to tear it apart and check it out.

“DANA 44 IN REAR WITH 513 GEARS MARK WILLIAMS AXLES AND LOCKER 40 IN FRONT WITH LOCKER HAS CLUTCH TURBO 400 VERY WICKED TRANS HAS LADDER BARS 5 POINT HARNESS HAS NICE PADDLES AND FRONT TIRES HAS 231 BUICK BUILT TO GILLS WITH NOS CRANE ALUM SHAFT MOUNT ROCKERS DOUBLE VALVE SPRINGS 194 VALVES VERY LARGE SOLID CAM FORGED PISTONS POLISHED H BEAM RODS STEEL CRANK WEIAND SMOKIE YUNICK INTAKE MALLORY DIST AFB 750 CARB ENGINE SAT AND SEIZED DUE TO RUST IN CYLS NEEDS BORED OR CHANGE BLOCK REALLY DONT WANT TO SELL ENGINE JUST GET RID OF EVERYTHING ELSE BUT FOR RIGHT DEAL WELL YA KNOW”

 
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1943 GTB ‘Burma Jeep’ Wenatchee, Wa $2500

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

Here’s a rare GTB.

“1943 Burma Jeep Project $2500 OBO.  Located in dry climate of Eastern Washington for the past 30 years. Clean title. Original Data Plates. Good sheet metal. Includes GarWood 10000 lbs winch. 503 347 7496.”

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/1736362002.html

 
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1971 FJ-40 Spokane, Wa $6500

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

Dan spotted this one.  FJ-40 prices are pretty crazy, making this FJ look like a good bargain.  The seller is getting deployed and needs to sell quickly!

“I’m being deployed and I have priced my Landcruiser for quick sale! It has been very well taken care of and it comes with A LOT of extras! 1971 Landcruiser FJ-40
-Original F engine running strong, does 75 MPH no problem!  -All guages work
-Power steering  -Webber carb -Bucket seats with center console  -Original jump seats in good shape  -4 wheel drive works great!  -Updated shocks  -KC offroad lights  -Custom spare tire carrier  -Off road bumper and bully bar  -Very minimal rust  -Smitty built tube steps  -Diamond plate accents  -Amazingly seats 6 (4 on jump seats + driver and shotgun)  -I also did some metal preservation work in preparation of having it painted …”

http://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/1726843547.html

 
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Mitsubishi J-52 Jacksonville, NC **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: International, Other 4x4s, Unusual • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Was $9500 **SOLD**

This is an interesting jeep.  I am not familiar with the J-52, though I haven’t researched the early history of Mitsubishi.  The seller of this has been doing research of his own on this jeep for several years, as a post on the Willys M Jeeps forums as early as 2006 notes his search efforts.  The photos of this jeep are worth reviewing as it is a combination of some unusual features.  A quick search did reveal the J-53/54.  Finally, I found this table that shows the J-52 had the KE47 engine.

“Before I can get into the specifics of this little jeep, I feel I need to explain a little about it because there is very little information about the Mitsubishi J52 on the internet, and there are no photographs I can find depicting the body style like the one you see here. I found this one at a little jeep lot on Okinawa around 2006.  The dealer said it had come with a shipment of used jeeps from Tokyo.  I bought it and restored it there on the island, and the Government shipped it to the US as part of my household goods when my family and I returned from overseas.  I have had it since then and it has enjoyed local acclaim, appearing in several parades and winning “Best All Around” at a local car show.  All guys — and all little kids — absolutely love it!

It is my OPINION that this was one of the original Mitsubishi/Willys collaboration after WWII.  It’s a very early model J52, serial number “J52-00261”, and from this I believe the production number to be #261, or that this jeep was number 261 off the production line.  Because there are radio mount holes and radio table holes in the right rear fender, and because of the rifle mount racks present on the windshield frame, I believe this jeep to have been actually used and maintained by the Japanese Self-Defense Forces after the US stopped occupation in the early 1950’s.  It is also my opinion that they continued to use this jeep until 1973, when it was sold to the civilian market.  I believe this for two reasons:  first, the title says it’s a 1973 model; second, I can’t find a photograph of a 1973 Mitsubishi J52 that looks like this one.  (I also can’t prove a bit of this!)

This jeep was fully restored in 2006, everything was taken off the vehicle and repaired/restored/repainted; however, we did not take the tub off the frame.  I wish we had, because the channels are beginning to rust, and there are a few rust spots beginning to show around the door seams on the tub.  There is also some rust on the inner windshield frame where water collected underneath the glass and rusted it from the inside.  Other than those, there are a few very small bubbles beginning to appear, which I can point out to a serious bidder.  There is no rust on the floor pans or in the bed, the footpads are solid, the frame is undercoated and protected.  This is a solid jeep.

The engine is a Mitsubishi KE-47 gasoline powered four-cyliner.  It runs like a top and purrs like a kitten.  There are no oil leaks, compression is great.  Manual choke.  Transmission shifts great, three-speed with reverse.  Four-wheel drive and high/low transfer cases all work.  All lights work, although it has recently developed a dislike of high-beam headlights – sometimes they won’t come on and lows will have to do.  Front blackout lights work!  Fender-mounted blackout light is not connected.  Vacuum-powered wipers.

Canvas top was made on Okinawa by Mr. Shima, who used the old torn-up one as a pattern.  Seat pads are cordura and were made by Mr. Scott of Texas.

This jeep has been either carported or garaged since it’s been in the States.  Being in the military means moving a lot and sometimes it has had to do its “military share” by spending some time in the elements, but we have taken care of this jeep and it has meant a lot to our family.  We are headed back to Okinawa for another three years, and I think it’s time to send it on its way to another owner who will value and care for it.  If that’s you, you’re getting a good one and you can count on truthful answers to any questions you might have.”

 
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Toyota’s Jeep AK10 and Jeep BJ

• CATEGORIES: Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, International, Other 4x4s

As usual, searching for something unrelated to Toyota lead me straight to the Toyota BJ (I was searching through some automobile history).  I knew very little about the Toyota Land Cruiser history, so the threads I’ll share below were very interesting to me.  The pics all came from the IH8MUD.com website, where there are plenty more pics of both the AK10 and the BJ.

THE AK10

According to Wikipedia, in response to a request by the Japanese government, Toyota developed the AK10 in 1942.  Apparently there are few surviving images and no surviving vehicles.  You can view the AK10 discussion thread at the IH8MUD.com website.

JEEP BJ

Again, according to Wikipedia, in 1950 the Korean War created demand for a military light duty vehicle.  The United States Government asked Toyota to build 100 vehicles based on Willys specs.  The following year, Toyota designed the BJ prototype.  While longer and more powerful (6cyl) than the 1/4 ton jeep, the BJ had no low range.  The National Police Agency (NPA) was impressed enough to put in an order for the Jeep BJ’s, which became their official patrol vehicle.  The BJ would have 3 different Models, a Touring model (BJ-T), a Radio model (BJ-R), and a Fire Engine Capable Model (BJ-J) [technically, I suppose these would be the english equivalent translations …].

In 1954, Willys-Overland put pressure on Toyota to cease using the “Jeep” name.  Technical director Hanji Umehara had the responsibility to rename the vehicle.  Interestingly, rather than compete with the Jeep label, he chose to compete directly with the Land Rover label.  He notes, “I had to come up with a name for our car that would not sound less dignified than those of our competitors. That is why I decided to call it ‘Land Cruiser’.”

Here are several images of the BJ that I found on the IH8MUD site.  You can see many more here The Toyota BJ ‘Jeep’ thread at the IH8MUD.com website.

 
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1949 Dodge Fire Power Wagon San Clemente, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features, Other 4x4s

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

The auction expired before it reached its reserve. Bidding hit a high of $50,300.

“This truck was built for the 343 fire fighters that lost their lives on the tragic day of 9/11. This truck has been used in shows so we would never forget that day. I can’t list all the shows this truck has won 1st place in, however, here’s some of them: Concours Delegance, Good Guys, Grand Nationals Roadster Show, Coastline Car Classic, and many, many more. I’ll take a photo of all the trophies if you like (enough to fill up an entire room). The firetruck came from Cooperstown, New York as a mini-pumper firetruck. It was recreated as a woody. This truck has been such a blessing, it puts a smile on all the people’s faces. The truck has 13,000 original miles on all the original running gear. The motor, transmission, front end, and rear end has never been taken apart. It’s been professionally cleaned and repainted. It has 1,500 miles on the brakes, wheel cylinder, master cylinder, tires, hoses, and seals. The wiring harness is all original and is in excellent condition. It’s been changed over to 12 Volts. Everything works but the fuel gauge (needs a diode). The reason I’m selling this truck is because it needs to be seen and not stored. This would make a very nice museum piece that people could appreciate. A part of the proceeds from this auction will go to the Rolling Memorial for Fallen Firefighters and a percentage will be automatically donated.”

 
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1964 Austin Champ Logansport, IN **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000

It doesn’t have the original drive train, but still cool.

“THIS IS FOR A REAL NEAT 4X4 IT IS RIGHT HAND STEERING. IT IS PAINTE O D GREEN. ENGINE AND TRANS HAS BEEN SWAPED FOR A PINTO SETUP BUT IS STILL 4 WHEEL DRIVE.”

 

 
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Believe it or not, this is home made … Colfax, Wi **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features, Other 4x4s, Unusual

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $800

It’s $800 and runs .. what do you want?

“Willys jeep four wheel drive with low and high range. Runs good 4 speed tranny any quests”

 
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An Ensign 100 Lyman, WY **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s, Unusual • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

Brett spotted this rare Ensign 100 that’s in great condition.

“This is a Ensign mine mantrip that was purchased by my dad from a local mine in our area. It is a very well built outfit complete with 3\4 ton axels with disc brakes all the way around. It is powered by a 3.9 liter cummins 4 cylinder diesel with a chevy turbo 400 tranny. It is very low geared and tops out at about 30-35 mph. It runs and drives great. It has plenty of ground clearence even though it is only 2 wheel drive. With a little work I think it would be easy to make it a 4 wheel drive. It seats 2 up front with seats over the wheel wells. It has been here at my house since it was purchased and the kids and I have enjoyed driving it around our place. It would be great around a ranch or to use as a cruiser or to build a crawler out of it. Please feel free to call or email.”

 
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1959 Crofton Bug Salem, Or **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s, Unusual

UPDATE: Was $4500. **SOLD**

Matt spotted this rare Crofton Bug for sale.

“Crofton Brawny Bug. This little mini jeep was manufactured by the Crofton motor company in 1959 about 250 were ever made, it features a crosley 4 cylinder engine and dual jeep transmissions, it has front bucket seat frames, good glass and electrical system all hard to find parts are there, ran when parked many years ago, is 100% complete with the exception of the belly pan and the original wheels, it has a crease on one side, easy fix and is rust free desert truck, easy resto on a rare little “bug” restored models sell for well over 20k is located in oregon.”

 
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1967 M725 Ambulance Collingswood, NJ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Other 4x4s • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $995.

“I purchased this over 2 years ago with the intentions of restoring it. I have purchased many additional parts but have not had that much time to work on it. The boro had asked us to remove it from the property back in September due to one of our wonderful neighbors. We need to sell soon. I did get it to turn over. This is a great solid Jeep with very little rust for someone who has time to work on it. We had it posted in the Fall for $1750 but now brought the price down. The price is firm. I have posted many items on here with great success. We are looking to sell this quick. Not looking forward to selling it but in the future when I have more time I will look into purchasing another vehicle to restore. Need to be removed from our property by end of March. ”

 
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1959 4×4 Cleveland, Oh **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s, Unusual • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3900

(02/03/2010) Here’s an unusual FrankenJeep that appears in good condition.

“ROCK CLIMBER! EXTREME 4X4! MINT CONDITION & READY FOR FUN!!!!!!!”

 
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Restord 1942 GTB Bomb Truck

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s • TAGS: .

Here’s an example of a restored Ford GTB Bomb Truck that is for sale (see unrestored one below).

“I am posting a Ford GTB Navy Bomb Truck up here for a friend.  He is open to reasonable offers over $8,000. The truck was completely restored and looks very sharp.&nbspIf you would like anymore information you may contact Randy Lamers at Lamersann@wmconnect.com

http://stampedout.net/odds-012-ford_gtb.html