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1948 CJ-2A St. Charles, MO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Unusual

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7995.

“134c.i. 1BBL 4cyl, 3 Speed Manual Transmission, Dana 30 Rear w/ 5.38 Gear Ratio, Red Lights, Wipers, Heater, Seat Belts, 4 Wheel Drive, Working Siren, Removable Soft Top, Removable Side Doors w/ Zipper Windows, Side Mount Spare Tire, Factory Steel Wheels w/ Military Tread Tires, Side Mount Fuel Can, Owners Manual, Service Manual, Runs & Drives Great! U.S. Air Force Air Police Classic Jeep!!”

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Wooden Jeep Sonora, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models, Unusual, Wood bodies

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $600.

It runs and drives.

“This is a custom built 1/4 scale Willys Jeep with a wood and metal body using an electric motor from a walk along golf cart. It has a single disk brake and chain drive. The wheels are from a wheelbarrow. A real craftsman made this and he had lots of time on his hands!”

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Tender Discussion

• CATEGORIES: Unusual, Willys Trucks, Willys Wagons • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE 3: The eWillys Israel bureau is hot on the trail of the ‘Tender’.  Another set of pics was accompanied by the following update.

Here’s what he Googled in Hebrew: “A man named Efraim Eilin had a vision of an Israeli car industry. In 1950 he made partnership with Kaizer Enterprises and in 1951 he opened the Kaizer-Eilin  assembly plant. The plant[S] made more then 100,000 cars [Kaiser Frazer, Dofin Renolt, kontesa , Lark Studibaker…] and at some point the plant export was 28% of all the Israeli exports! I couldn’t  find info on the Willys  except that they made the panel, the wagon and the pick-up [we say: ‘Tender’].  All the body parts were made in Israel in another plant in Israel; so, I guess that the trucks  used the low part of the panel/wagon + special design for the back as an original Kaiser-Eilin. The Willys had 2 engines: 2199 cc 4 cylinder  and 3770 cc 6 c‘”

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And here’s a special Willys Police Wagon (here’s the page for our Hebrew readers):

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As I note in the comments to this post, a couple days ago I did a number of searches (and found some interesting truck sites that I will include in upcoming posts), but I found no references to the ‘Tender’ or ‘high back’ trucks.  If anyone knows anything about them, please let me know.

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Flatfender Everglades City, Fl $3200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, Unusual

This is unusual.  I can’t say I’ve seen a grille like that.  the light placement is a bit odd, too.

“willys jeep. street legal. title in hand. brand new super swamper tires. 304 amc v8 in it. very strong motor. need to sale. 3200 cash or trade for motorcycle. some rust to body and frame. call 239-910-1075 or email for additional info or pics”

http://fortmyers.craigslist.org/lee/rvs/1419868437.html

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Glass Jeep North Ft Myers, Fl $15

• CATEGORIES: Unusual

UPDATE:  price dropped to $15

I’ve never seen one of these.  It looks sort of like a flattie …

“-4 1/2” long
-“willys” is embossed in hood
-“Jeep” is embossed on sides
-bottom has- J.H. Millstein Co.
Jeannette, PA
Patented
-I think these glass collectibles had candy in them originally
-left rear tire is broken off at the body line
-driver sits in the center of the seat
-cool jeep collectible item
-To see our other items for sale click here
-call (239) 218-1320 for appointment -see picture below

http://fortmyers.craigslist.org/lee/for/1416830147.html

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1964 FJ6 Madison, Wi **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: FJ, Unusual

UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was listed at $3000.

Craig has this FJ for sale.  It appears he collects and/or photographs a variety of ice cream related vehicles.  Check out all his pics on Flickr.

Craig writes, “I have a 1964 Jeep Willys FJ6 Fleetvan that I’m selling if anyone is interested. It’s an original 1964 Kaiser Jeep FJ-6 postal truck, or fleetvan. Was used as an ice cream truck but has been sitting for a few years…”

http://www.flickr.com/photos/30410674@N08/3348016126/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/30410674@N08/3348016126/

Here’s an image of a truck from Craigs portfolio that’s not for sale and is not a jeep of any kind, but is an unusual ice cream truck.

 
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1953 CJ-3A Davison, Mi eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Unusual

I love this one.  Talk about a utilitarian vehicle!

“1953 Willys Jeep. Runs real good. Has plenty of power for plowing snow. Decent tires. No brakes but don’t need them for plowing. This is quite a conversation piece. Has a John Deere seat on it. Would be great for trails up north or just riding around like you do with a golf cart. Four wheel drive. This has a unique power take off that runs the front wench. Comes out of the back of the transmission. Worth taking a look at. Call Bill with any questions @ 810-516-7350.”

View all the pic on eBay

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1963 FC 170 Montgomery, NY **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677, Unusual • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

“THANK YOU FOR CHECKING OUT MY 1963 JEEP FORWARD CONTROL. IF YOU ARE INTO EXTREME FOUR WHEELING THIS TRUCK IS FOR YOU!! MY JEEP IS ON THE ROAD WITH A CURRENT NY STATE INSPECTION (PASSED THE FIRST TIME THROUGH). KEEP IN MIND I MADE IT FOR OFF ROAD USE AND I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND AS AN EVERYDAY DRIVER. I HAVE BEEN DRIVING IT TO LOCAL OFF ROAD EVENTS WITH NO PROBLEMS. THIS JEEP HAS JUST BEEN FEATURED IN JP AND FOUR WHEELER MAGAZINE. BOTH MAGAZINES ARE AVAILABLE NOW IF YOU WANT TO READ UP ON THIS FC AT THE TOP TRUCK CHALLENGE IN HOLLISTER CALIFORNIA”

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Unusual, Stretched, CJ-3B Kansas City, Mo

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, Unusual • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Was listed at $10k

It was stretched fairly nicely in the back compared with the patch between the hood and grille in the front.

“This custom 58 Willy is powered by 350 4BBL Chevy Motors, Turbo 400 automatic transmission, Chevy 1/2 ton front and rear axles, rancho schocks custom made leaf springs, new break system, new steering system, heavy duty full cage roll bar, Mickey Thompson 35×12.5 tires. Plus a box of new stuff that is ready to be installed. $10,000 or OBO!! This is truly a one of a kind!! A must see!!! ”

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1963 Fleet Van $7000

• CATEGORIES: Unusual

A reader asked me to post this.

“This is a 1963 jeep fleetvan.  It has NO RUST AT ALL.  It has a v6 turbo 350 trans.  It runs like a sewing machine.  The interior is super clean and has 2 peterbuilt air ride seats in it.  It has brand new wheels and tires and brand new dual exhaust.  Im asking 7000.00.  I can email more pics.  You can contact me at roots777@gmail.com”

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1961 FJ-3 Spokane, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Unusual

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $800

1961_FJ3_spokane(09/21/09) Here’s a rare FJ3.

“For sale RARE 1961 FJ3 fleet van. The Fleetvan was produced first as the FJ-3 right-hand-drive postal delivery vehicle. Somewhat shorter than the FJ-3A, the FJ-3 was only 135 inches long but was rated for the same 1000 pound payload. It’s identifiable by its horizontal grille slots (left), as well as its overall length and RHD. Jeep has no title but can give bill of sale it will need to go through the 3 year temp. Jeep does not run and doesn’t turn over anymore and appears to be complete except for the front bumper. $1,200 obo. possible part trade. serious inquires please.”

 

 
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1955 Wagon Sultan, Wa $200

• CATEGORIES: Unusual, Willys Wagons

There’s got to be at least some value here. That rear almost looks like it has a full floating set up.

This was my 4×4 project until I got sick. It has a REAL strong 4 speed, chev 6 that runs, Dana front end and rear end. It just has no wiring right now, but it is a great project or parts vehicle. Priced to sell FAST. (425) 971-1769 cell, Please no text message Todd needs a good home with someone willing to finish my dream project”

http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/cto/1394729732.html

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1949 Jeepster Albany, Or **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster, Unusual • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  **Status Unknown** Was $3495

(09/12/09) This is a Shriner’s jeepster.

“4 cyl. 3speed overdrive, runs good, old parade car”

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Stainless Steel Flattie Winston, OR **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Features, stainless/jewels, Unusual • TAGS: .

stainless_flattie_winstonUPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8000

(08/21/09) It appears the suspension is customized as well.

“Stainless Steel Body (Body cost 6000.00) 350/350hp 4 bolt with 350 trans with extra clutches. Assembled with Advanced Adapters parts. Less than 1000 miles on engine and trans. Aluminum custom built radiator. Over 17,000.00 invested.”

 

 
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Mail Jeep WW II Replica McDonough, Ga **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Unusual

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

“The “outside photos” shown are before the stenciling was done. Also, most of the undercarriage has been painted OD green to match the rest of the vehicle. I have for sale a 1974 RIGHT HAND DRIVE Jeep DJ5C which has been chopped and transformed into a WWII replica. It is probably 75% complete. The wiring harness has been ripped out and needs replaced. It was running INCREDIBLY strong just three months ago when the wiring was removed….”

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1950 Wagon-Trailer Craigmont, Id **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: trailer, Unusual, Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  Status Unknown. Was $550.

(08/26/09) “Up for sale is a 1950 Willy’s Jeep Station Wagon Trailer. I have used it for a vendor trailer selling auto parts at swap meets in the past and for storage to keep items out of the weather. The interior is open with one large shelf and several drawers underneath for extra storage. The glass has been replaced with plywood which I just applied a fresh coat of paint to. The rear window is the only one remaining on the trailer. The tires are in good shape and it has a spare tire.”

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Camping in Style – Super Cool Truck

• CATEGORIES: Features, Unusual

Jim found this super cool truck.  You could probably even get some long ramps and park your jeep on top of it — if you are brave.

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Very unusual Flat Fender Ottawa, Ontario, Canada **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Features, Racing, Unusual • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  The status of this is unknown.

This is an extremely unusual flattie. The seller provides a great deal of info about it. It’s been featured in various magazines.

“1946 “Willys” Jeep CJ-2. The “Jeepilac” as it is known (Jeep with a Cadillac engine) was professionally built by Johnson Welding Works. They are a local shop and are very well known in the area for building high quality street rods using top quality parts with attention to detail and safety. It has 2,700 miles since the build …. ”

This vehicle was also featured in the movie “Smash Cut“.

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1976 Lawnmower Onalaska, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Machinery, Unusual • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3900

Blaine writes, “I think he said it was production built in 1976 in Illinois”Jeep flatfender mower frt

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One of a Kind Missoula, MT **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Unusual • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4500.

I can’t say I’ve ever seen modded 4×4 quite like this.

“my father built this jeep in the 70s it started out as a 67 wagoneer shortened the frame by 21 inches put a 351 clevland in it frome a 70 torino with a ten bolt top loader 4spd the motor is hopped up cam/carb/the moudual went out in the electronic dist so i put the points dist back in and it is running but needs timed”

 

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1947 Empire Tractor Eagleville, TN **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Unusual • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay. See this same tractor here: View Post

I have only seen two of these for sale (here’s the other one).  These use the Willys drive train. You can learn more about the specs for these tractors here.

“For sale is a 1947 Empire Tractor S/N # 5582. This tractor has been fully restored and has brand new tires and a new battery! Check out www.empiretractor.net for more information relating to the history and specifications of this model.”

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1942 Rock Crawler Marietta, GA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: GPW (Ford MB), Unusual • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

It’s safe to say that you won’t see many rock crawlers with a slat grille.  The louvered hood is unusual as well.

1942 Ford GPW, built custom from frame up!!! Awesome head- turning JEEP toy!!! All the power of a hotrod and capability of a great rockcrawler. NO UNOBTAINIUM parts, all over the counter!!!
1947 cj 2a frame, fully boxed, with YJ leaf spring hangers. wheelbase stretched from 80″ to 88″. Scissor shackles in rear. Ramps full 1000 on 30 degree.  Rancho springs with Wagoneer Dana 44’s front and rear. 5:38 gears with incredibly predictable full spool in rear and lock right in front….”

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1968 M725 Ambulance Delanson, Ny eBay

• CATEGORIES: Unusual

m725_ambulance_delansonI thought this was kind of cool.

“This M725 Vietnam era military ambulance runs, stops, and is pretty much as complete as you will find in an original vehicle. It even includes the original stretchers, operating light, rear gas heater, footlocker and lots of extra miscellaneous parts and more for in the rear ambulance body.  Only 14,000 miles on this military truck! …”

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Oddball Jeep Hemet, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Unusual • TAGS: .

year_model_hemetUPDATE: Was $1100. **SOLD**

“1941 Willys Jeep, 4 cyl. flathead engine, tow bar attached, original gas tank w/cap under seat. Restoration project that never materialized.”

 
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1946 CJ-2A Phoenix, AZ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, trailer, Unusual

1946_cj2a_phoenix2UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2900.

This CJ-2A deal includes an unusual trailer.  This appears to be a good price.

“46 cj2a flatfender, 4cyl, 3spd, stock, steel removable top, matching 2a trailer, winch, engine hoist, towbar, daily driver, az title, 2900, trade, ratrod, project,”