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“The Kitchen of the Undesired Animal”

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Features, Industrial-Welder-Generator, International, Unusual • TAGS: .

Nicolle from Amsterdam facebooked me this morning. He wanted to share his jeeps, which both have tiny kitchens in the rear. Based on the food I saw on his Facebook Page, he doesn’t need a large kitchen to create great looking food. When I asked him to interpret the sign on his jeep, he said it translated as “The Kitchen of the Undesired Animal”.

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1944 GPW Woodside, CA $4200

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

Besides missing the rear of the jeep, it doesn’t have ww2 axles. So, I would suggest looking this over carefully.

“1944 GPW military flat fender Jeep – 5 new all directional tires (military stock) – runs perfect – 12 volt conversion – clean title and current registration –

contact casey 408-690-9183

PS: This is cash and carry ONLY – don’t bother me with the BS stories of being away, or being on an off-shore rig, or having your “agent” be in touch – I will not reply and simply forward your email to the scam and phishing folks at craigslist and local law enforcement.”

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/cto/3663120802.html

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1974 CJ-5 Sandusky, OH $49,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Unusual • TAGS: , , .

Bob forwarded this unusual CJ-5. I think calling this a custom CJ-5 is an understatement. The price is surprising.

“For Sale by owner. http://www.MyJeepForSale.com. 1974 CJ5 Classic Jeep. One of a kind Jeep. $49,000. Mileage: ~ 15,200. Original Owner. Stored in Heated Garage. Recently restored/repainted. Different from every other jeep in the world! Significantly different dual rear wheels. Call Sheila at 419-626-1979 x200 .

See us at YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxaGHeYApjA

http://cleveland.craigslist.org/cto/3609650386.html

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1942 MB Monster Truck in Australia $3500

• CATEGORIES: MB, Unusual

Josh spotted this Monster jeep.

“1950s willys jeep , monster truck
steel body
suit restore
350 chev v8
toyota differentials
truck drum brakes
custom suspension set up ,long coils ,long shockers anchor points for multiple shockers
custom jeep wheels mated to excavator rims with bridgestone excavator tyres
possible trade or swap”

View all the information and pics at Carpoint

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Article about ACF Brill Model C-10 Bus built on Willys Chassis

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Unusual, Willys Wagons

UPDATE: Guy found some great links regarding this Bus, which was also known as Jitney (see Steve’s links in the comments).  According to a New Jersey Transportation Heritage Center report dated September, 2010, there is no known C-10 in any collection.  The ATHS society believes at least 25 buses were built.  The Chassis is Willys, the Body is from ACF-Brill, and the model is C-10.  

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This picture from Flickr shows the bus was branded Willys on the front. I was surprised to see that.

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From 02/07/2013: This 1947article shows an example of ACF Brill Model C-10 Bus built on a Willys Chassis. Anyone heard or seen one of these? At least a few went to Atlantic City. These were designed as small, inexpensive buses for marginal lines.

View all the information on eBay

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1948? CJ-3B Lake George, NY **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3B, Unusual • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000.

(08/15/2012) Take a close look at the pics of this. It’s unusual.  I like the body work on the hood which more tightly fits the old mb/gpw grille.  It appears to be a CJ-3B body.  I’ll bet completed this might look good.

“1948 CJ3B Custom Off Road Body(solid) Built like a tank!!The back corner of the frame is bad but can be welded. The rest of the frame is fine. 255 Buick V-6 Motor. Runs and drives. Been sitting for 2 years but all body work is done. Just needs paint. I hate to part with it. No time to fix it. Needs to be put back together. $3000 or trade o/b/o.”

 
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1952? CJ-2A Central City, NE **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000

Ducks on a hood? That’s a first for me.

“1952 Willy’s Jeep
4 cly. 3 speed
New Starter,wheel bearings,and tires
Runs great, Asking $2000 or best offer. No title”

 

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1948 Custom CJ-2A Alpena, MI **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was Make Offer

This is different.

“This willys jeep has an all alumium body which will never rust or corrod and since it is made out of alumium it is a lite ride. The body is on an s-10 sand blasted frame with a 96′ wheelbase. It is 2 wheel drive with a 305ci v-8 in it, it has a 30 over Big cam with a 700 R4 trany behind it. It has 13,500 miles on the engine and tranny, was never used for drag racing. It gets around 20 miles per gallon on the highway.”

 

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1965 CJ-5 Reading, PA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Unusual • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000

Steve spotted this unusual CJ-5. Is that a raccoon hanging from the mirror?

“This is 1965 CJ-3 new paint ,new floor ,motor and transmission in great condition 4×4 work perfect clean title”

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1984 Jeep Cake Pan on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Unusual

I had no idea there was a jeep cake pan!

“Awesome find! 1984 Wilton rare Jeep cake pan. Love, love, love it. Used, normal wear and tear but great condition! Measures 16” x 9” clean, smoke free home.”

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The Double Wide Wrangler

• CATEGORIES: Features, Unusual

Maury forwarded this link about the double-wide wrangler.  Someone else did too, but I’ve managed to misplace that email.

http://autos.yahoo.com/blogs/motoramic/double-wide-side-side-jeep-wrangler-puzzles-world-172326623.html

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Fast Eddie’s Jewelry on Facebook

• CATEGORIES: Features, Unusual

Gerald spotted this jeep ring sold by Fast Eddie’s Jewelry.  You can find them on Facebook. They will custom make all kinds of rings.  Hmm .. not sure I have a category for this topic!

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fast-Eddes-4×4-Jewelry/303572349674185

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1962 Economite 6×6 Amphibious Prototype Atlanta, GA, eBay

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

I’ve never heard of this M-274 replacement.  Looks like an interesting project.

“6×6 Economite Amphibious Prototype
US-ARMY
Built 1962
Serial #1

All Aluminum hull, amphibious all terrain vehicle.

Tested by
U. S. Army Transportation Board
&
U. S. Army Tank-Automotive Command
during 1962-63
as mentioned several times in report

Designed to replace the M274 Mule
Will carry 800 lbs at 25mph over land and 4 mph in the water.
Don’t have time due to new business venture”

View all the information on eBay

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1955 Jeep Rod LA, Ca eBay (Featured in JP Magazine article)

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Unusual

UPDATE:  This was for sale back in August of 2010.

You might have read about this Jeep project in JP Magazine. Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3

“I am selling/trading my Rat Rod Jeep. It was built by the one time editor of JP Magazine and its build has been fully documented in JP Magazine. The jeep is currently registered and insured as a 1955 Jeep because of the frame. Everything works, runs and drives. Please refer to the below list of parts, used to build the project. If you are looking for more information and photos please type in “Sloppy Seconds Jeep,” into a search engine like Google to learn and see more about the Jeep.

Parts List:
Frame: 55’ Jeep M38A1
Body Tub: Late 1940, CJ-2A
Rear Suspension: 1955-1975 stock CJ front leafs
Front Suspension: 36-inch MAS Hairpins with Speedway Motors hardware shackles, and leaf springs.
Engine: GM 194 inline-six, possibly from a 1964 Chevy II
Transmission: 1947-1968 GM SM 420
Clutch: Early 1960’s 11-inch GM truck clutch
Front Axle: 1948 Willys truck housing with 1973 Jeep J-2000 knuckles, brakes, spindles, bearings, and hubs
Rear Axle: 1974-1979 Ford F-150 2WD Camper Special or 4X4 or 1978-1979 Bronco
Brake Master Cylinder: 1955 M38A1
Alternator: Typical GM 1 wire Superior PN7127-1W
Radiator: Early Dodge car. Unknown year or model
Radiator Hoses: Copper pipe (upper), Napa Gates PN 21631 (modified lower)
Belt: GM 1964 Chevy II
Steering: 1948 Willys truck box. Column shortened 4 inches
Tie Rod/Ends: 1948 Willys Truck
Drag Link: 1955 CJ-5″

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2 M29C Weasels Bakersfield, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s, Unusual

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay

I don’t know if the price is good or not, but you don’t see one of these very often, let alone two.

“Listed are two M29c Weasels Amphibious ATV cargo vehicles for parts or restoration.”

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WWII Military Stamp Kit on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Unusual

The seller claims these were used for stamping Willys, MBs, Dodge during WWII.  I don’t know if that is true or not, but it is a neat kit.

“Found in estate sale, ww2 military metal stamping kit, all the numbers and letters are there with extra stamping tool. look at my other action for moor military items, thank you”

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Bear Lake County Jeep Patrol Patch on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Unusual • TAGS: .

We can add Bear Lake County, Idaho, to the list of Jeep Patrol or Jeep Posse groups.

“Vintage Bear Lake County Idaho Sheriff’s Jeep Patrol Patch

This is a vintage Bear Lake County, Idaho Sheriff’s Jeep Patrol Patch. The patch measures 4 3/8 inches in height by 3 5/8 inches in width. The patch is unused, shows medium wear and is in good condition.

Shipping is $.80 Will combine shipping with other items.”

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1943 “Woodie” Wagon Goldalming, Surrey, UK **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features, Unusual, Wood bodies • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: This has been rebuilt. See this post.

Vince spotted this unique bit of jeep history. It is beautiful! For us history nuts the seller has included some helpful information, too.

“1943 Willys Jeep “Woodie” Stationwagon. Purchased by Willenhall Coachcraft in 1947 from Military surplus sale. Converted to current condition and sold to the Earl of Shewsbury in June 1948.

It was sold in 1961 to Victoria Garage in Stoke on Trent, who then sold it to a Harry Hughs of the same town and then it later changed hands to an AD Broom of Norwich, where it laid in a shed which then became derelict.

In late 2004, the jeep was finally discovered by Fred Smith, a very prominent and recognised Jeep collector, who sold it to the current owner for restoration in 2005.

It has undergone a very thorough restoration, including complete remanufacture of all woodwork, back to the exact specification matching the original condition it left Willenhall Coachcraft in 1948.

There were 95 conversions of this type carried out by Willenhall, and this is the last known example, making it extremely rare indeed.

All woodwork, engine, chassis and fabrication was carried out by the current owner. Paintwork by Andy House Body Repairs of Liphook, Hampshire. Chrome by SilvaBronz of Alton, Hampshire. Trim by Jeff Mussell and Son, Godalming, Surrey.

The jeep is being sold as new since being restored by myself. V5 present, taxed, MOT’d. Registered with the plate now on 125 YUP.

Included in the sale of this vehicle is as follows:
· Photographic history of restoration
· Buff logbook (dating back to first registration)
· Photography of original vehicle and Willenhall Coachcraft History by Archie Templeton-Dick, Historian.
More photos of the jeep and the restoration can be found on Universal Jeep Supplies’ facebook page.

The number plate, NRF 9 is not included with the sale but im offering this for £10,000 separately.”

 

 
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1945 GMC Air Compressor and Sandblast Truck on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Unusual

This is such an oddball, that I thought if it was military, someone might see value in it.

“Here we have for your bidding pleasure is a 1945 GMC Military Truck equipped with an original Leroi Air Compresser unit and a sandblast pot, we were told from a person who has had some knowledge of older military trucks that there were just under 1100 of these units built for the war and they were used in the construction and maintenance of bridges during that time. As far as we know the truck is all original as it was made and as we were also told that they where constructed between the years of 1940 to 1942, we do have the original books for the aircompresser unit and some other literature pertaining to the truck itself, it has been sitting for about 7 years and we were told by the facility we received it from that it was in running condition at that time, as of right now you are buying it not operable, as one can see by the pictures it is all complete including the front winch, all tires are in fair shape, we have filled the front tire up that was flat in the pictures and it has held air for a couple of weeks now, this truck we feel is very rare find and how many are really left?? We do have a transferable registration, we can also load on any truck or trailer that one may have. If any one has any questions please do not hesitate to call 315-635-9981 and we will answer and or return all calls, cash upon pickup or bank wire transfer is the only means of payment we will accept so thank you for looking and good luck!!”

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Claude D. Pepper’s Campaign Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, MB, Unusual

This pictures tells the tale of Senator Claude Pepper‘s bid for re-election as a Senator from Florida in the 1950 race.  Like his jeep, Senator Pepper’s campaign crashed that year as well.

Photo Credit: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/36090

 
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Ringling Barnum Circus Uses PTO to Build Grandstands

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Old Images, Unusual • TAGS: .

I spotted this 1950 picture on the Buckles Blog, a blog that presents circus history from all over the world.  I with this picture was bigger.  According the blog post, “Here we see a Jeep with a power take-off in the process of raising the sides of each seat wagon. The outer corners were supported with long braces and then the front end of each vehicle would be lowered to form a grand stand.”

 

 
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Hurricane Sandy Takes Out a CJ-5

• CATEGORIES: Features, Last Ride, Unusual

Peter forwarded this casualty of Hurricane Sandy. Ouch! It gives a new meaning to “ran when parked”

 
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Custom Flattie Honda Mower Bridgeton, NJ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features, Unusual • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

I don’t know if this seller has made others or if this is a one-off custom piece.

“Built from the ground up.  All steel components to include the drive train and axles.  Durable 3/4″ plywood body finished with automotive paint.  Honda GZ series gas engine (200cc) for great performance and efficiency.  Rechargeable AGM battery for the headlights.  Padded leather bench seat with automotive carpeting on interior surfaces and the under carriage finished with undercoating. ”

 
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Zamboni Ice Resurfacer Livermore, CA eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Unusual • TAGS: .

This Zambonia Ice Resurfacer is old enough to be built on a jeep frame.

“We have a used Zamboni that needs a new home.  In good used  condition,  4wd jeep frame with 1600 VW engine.    Located in Livermore CA….  may trade for WWII Stuff.”

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Farm-Aid Implement Company from Norwalk, CA

• CATEGORIES: Features, Unusual

UPDATE II: Clint did some research on Farm-aide and uncovered some additional information.

This is an ad for the Mellen plow that was used in conjunction with the Farm-Aid Hydraulic attacher.

If you click on this link you can see one of Farm-Aid’s patents: http://www.freepatentsonline.com/2553826.pdf
This article  indicates the Krause Manufacturing Company bought Farm-Aid in 1948: http://ifphc.org/pdf/Heritage/2000_03.pdf

UPDATE:  John found a couple pics related to Fair-Aide

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John from Saskatchewan, Canada, has a question about the Farm-Aid Implement Company from Norwalk, CA. John wanted to know more about the company or about the implement. I did a few searches, but all I could learn was that the company was sold in 1948 to Krause Plow.  Anyone have any additional information about this rare disc equipment?