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Stretched Scrambler(?) Hunting Jeep Crosby, TX $15,000

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

How about this unusual jeep?

“Selling this Custom Hunting Jeep. It is a must see and runs great. Has a Winch and a feeder, and a raised platform, for hunting from the jeep. lot of work was put into this Jeep and works great on the Dear lease. Call Luke at (713)805-1154, and make a good offer. Need to sell. thanks for looking”

http://houston.craigslist.org/for/3929091788.html

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The Panther WaterCar $139,000 or $172,000

• CATEGORIES: Features, Unusual

UPDATE: I originally featured the Panther WaterCar in 2013. It was priced at $135k at the time. Mike spotted a video of it on Facebook yesterday, so I took another look at the website. The WaterCar is now priced at $139,000 for the basic vehicle or $172,000 for the custom version. Check out the video here.  The company also recently introduced a Fire Rescue Vehicle: https://www.watercar.com/fire-rescue

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According to the website, “Builders of The Most Fun Vehicle on the Planet! In 1999, WaterCar started as a personal challenge to build the world’s fastest amphibious vehicle. Our early WaterCars were purpose-built vehicles, to be very fast on both land and water. After January, 2010, when WaterCar established the Guinness amphibious speed record with our Python model, our attention turned to reliability and we began designing a vehicle to offer to the public. Fourteen years, countless successes and failures, 27 patents and untold labor hours later, our personal challenge has been achieved.

The Panther, our first WaterCar to be offered to the public, was created by our WaterCar team which is made up of top designers and technicians from around the world.

Throughout the Panther’s development, the commitment was to engineer a versatile amphibious vehicle built with proven off-the-shelf components that are recognizable throughout the automotive and marine industry. Our WaterCar team has achieved that goal.”

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1968 Hummbug (VW Hummer) Roy, WA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s, Unusual, VEEP (VW Jeep), Scamp, Others

UPDATE: Was listed at $7000. **SOLD** A volkswagen hummer kit car called the HummBug? Who knew? I thought this was odd ball enough to include.

“great kit car,vw bug power.very stout body. this is the boby hummer made this company quit building. runs ,drives good. new brakes on back.disc on front.body great execpt left fender has crack.radios dont go with car.pan great . master cyl leaks, needs boots on axl.full metal top w/roll over protection,metal doors .,classic, hot rod, rat rod,dune buggy. custom car,volkswagon.will go half swap for non project 6 cyl cj5,cj3a,tj,yj,jeep”

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Custom Mower Ormand Beach, FL $400

• CATEGORIES: Features, Unusual • TAGS: .

Not bad.

“One of a kind Jeep/lawn tractor. Based on a Craftsman rider with a 21 HP. engine and runs good.
Great fun for the kids young and old. Dare to be different you will have fun at the same time.
Asking $400.00 or best Cash or trade offer. Will consider all offers.
Will not answer Emails without contact information. If interested CALL 386-615-4739”

http://daytona.craigslist.org/for/3895841243.html

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Photos of a MT-Tug 6×6

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

These photos were taken at a military show by Joe. He notes, “I photographed this TUG at the Gilbert, PA military vehicle rally some years ago.  This model is especially significant to me since I first experienced a TUG first-hand at a Boy Scout Camp in the 1950’s when tasked with a work detail to ‘Spring Clean’ the area around and under the camp Mess Hall.  Unbeknownst to us, the oversized crawl space under the building also happened to be the designated storage area for the camp jeep…..  you guessed it, a Willys 6×6 known as an MT-TUG.  It was complete with serial numbers, stars, data plates and other markings. As mere kids, we were fascinated with the 6-wheel jeep and spent the time pretending to drive the beast instead of actually cleaning the space as assigned.  Lucky for us the 6 volt battery was dead.  And, so began, at an early age, a life-long interest in jeeps, especially the olive-drab kind.  It was also common knowledge within the camp that this jeep was experimental and one of only 15 built. (This fact was verified in books and articles on the MT-TUG published some 50 years later.) Anyway, the camp leaders also knew they had a rare vehicle on their hands and the scuttlebutt was that the jeep was going back to the manufacturer in even trade for a NEW Willys CJ5.  I moved on from scouting after that and still don’t know if that deal ever came to fruition.”

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1947 Empire Tractor Hanover, NH **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Unusual • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6000

“The Empire tractor consisted of military power components from World War II-era jeeps. It had a 4-cylinder, 40 hp Willys-Overland engine, a Model T-84 Spicer 3-speed transmission, Spicer transfer case with high and low speeds, Willys rear end, steering column and gearbox. It also had PTO, individual clutch-type rear brakes with a stop provided for parking and a rear belt pulley. The fuel tank and an Empire-style seat were mounted on a large operator’s platform (made from Navy ship decking). Its simple, basic gauges (ammeter, oil pressure and temperature), ignition switch and starter button also came from the jeep. The Empire tractor was originally made for exportation in the Lend-Lease Program after World War II.”

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Jeep Mounted Potato Cannon

• CATEGORIES: Features, Unusual

From the wacky world of jeep weaponry:

http://grathio.com/2012/05/jeep-mounted-potato-cannon-more-family-making-fun/

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Scrambler Flatfender Project Hemet, CA **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: Was on eBay. **SOLD**

“CJ8 Long Wheel Base, Aluminum Body, Custom Flat Fender Frontend, 9 Hole Grill, Custom Dash, Tailgate, Aluminum Radiator, TDK Frame, 4 1/2” Lift, ProComp Springs, Atlas 2 Transfer Case 3.8, 31 Spline, 4L60E Automatic Overdrive Trans, LS Motor Mounts(Motor not included), Stainless Hinges, New Windshield, Curry Hangers, Power Steering, Axles are rollers, Over $17K Invested, Great Project,

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1947 Marmon-Herrington Delivery Van Johnsburg, IL **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Other 4x4s, Unusual

UPDATE II: A seventh Deliver-All is located in Morris, Illinois, at the True North shop (see on Google).

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1800. Since this was sold I’ve gathered additional information on the Deliver-All.  The video below shows the jeep engine and what may be a T-90. A custom(?) transferase was adapted to the back of the transmission to provide front wheel drive.

Here’s an ad that’s currently on eBay as of 07/22/16:

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Photo from Pinterest of 1946 Marmon-Harrington Deliver-All van:

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A good example of the logo:

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This was the original ad from 2013:

“1947 Marmon Herrington DelivR All step/delivery van. Only 6 [Ed note: now 7 as of 2019] known to exist. This truck has sat for 25 years but the engine still runs. check out youtube video. look up 1947 Marmon deliver All. The truck is front wheel drive with independant rear suspension. It is powered by a 4 cyl willys engine and a 3 speed manual trans axle. There is some rust issues but not what you would expect for a midwest vehicle that was stored outside. Somebody converted it to a popcorn/ Cheese curd vending vehicle some time ago. No Title but have previous registration cards so that one can get a replacement title.

I bought this truck to make a hotrod out of it and put a late model driveline in it. When I found out how rare it is I thought I would alow the purists out there a chance at owning and restoring it. If not I will proceed with my Hot Rod Plans. Speak now or forever hold your peace. ”

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1952 CJ-3A ‘Budweiser’ Waukee, Ia **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was  No Price. Has Budweiser decals.

(06/04/2011) This looks well done.

“This jeep in good condition. Has a removeable top. This jeep runs and drives, is stock except for the engine. The engine is v-6 Buick. It is red, has new tires on white rims. This jeep was donated to Waukee VFW and we are going to sell it”

 

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6 1950 Flatfender Camper Negatives on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Camping, Features, Old Images, Unusual • TAGS: .

Anyone know the history behind this wild rig? This auction ends soon.

“This auction is for SIX original,vintage c.1950 B/W film photo negatives showing trailer Jeep.The negative was converted to positive to see the image.Enlarged at a scan for better viewing.As shown at a scans.Please see DETAILED scans for condition”

View all the information on ebay

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Custom ‘Jeepski’ Boat-jeep

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

Seth discovered this one-of-a-kind boat for sale. Perhaps the builder was inspired by the Panther water car?

“This is a 1972 All Fiberglass Jeep CJ5 Tub built up on a Fiberglass hull. It has a 50hp Johnson outboard on a custom bracket with power trim & tilt. It has all nautical lights for running at night plus all the vehicle lights work including head lights, tail light and blinkers. This is a 2014 build.

So let me tell you, this thing is an absolute blast, grab a friend turn up the stereo and you will be turning heads everywhere you take her and you can take her anywhere because its great in any water due to the two 12 ft wind surfing boards that act as outriggers so its real stable and not tippy at all plus it has a full windshield. This thing is custom everything from the beautiful paint job to the detailed shifter console and dash board.
Also comes with custom fitted boat trailer.”

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Ronald Reagan’s 1952 M-38A1

• CATEGORIES: M-38A1, Unusual • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  Joe had some additional pictures of Reagan’s M-38A1. This was for sale for $50,000 in 2010.

Well, if you are looking for a special Jeep for your collection and you love Presidential Stuff, then this is the jeep for you.  Ronald Reagan’s personal M-38A1 which he owned from 1982 – 1996, before donating it.  It’s now in the hands of a collector who wishes to sell it.

“This particular example was owned by legendary president Ronald W.?Regan, the 40th president of the United States while he was Commander and Chief of the U.S. Armed Forces. Owned by Regan form 1982 until being donated in 1996, this vehicle was used at the Regan Ranch by the president himself who was known for doing lots of work on the ranch when serving his country or on vacation.

Purchased by the Secret Service at the request of Regan in March 18th of 1982, Regan had served two years in office up to that point and had just survived the assignation attempt only one year prior. His request to purchase this Jeep was a somewhat predictable one as he had served the country during the time of the invention of the Jeep and obviously had great familiarity with them. He had enlisted in the Army in 1937 and served honorably rising to the rank of Captain and retiring from active duty in December 1945. He would continue to be a reservist for nearly ten more years, retiring for good on April 1, 1953. Not surprisingly, his Jeep was a late year 1952 model and was likely the primary mode of transportation for may military staff for 1953.  Owned by the Camping and Education Foundation for several years following Regan’s donation the Jeep came into the hands of a much respected Texas collector some time ago. he has carefully preserved the Jeep in running order and has amassed a dossier of records and keepsake, fully authenticating the provenance of this extraordinary vehicle.”

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Here is a pic of the President and his Scrambler courtesy of Gerald:

 
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1961? DJ-3A Ambulance Sint Truiden, BE 17,500 Euros

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Unusual • TAGS: , , , .

Marc spotted this unsual DJ-3A. The back has been extended and the dash contains a glovebox, but otherwise there’s lots of DJ-3A elements here. I didn’t know there were DJ-3A ambulances. Anyone ever seen one?

“Fully equipped DJ3A ambulance, well restored over the past years, very good technical condition, new tyres, good condition canvas softtop, etc…”

http://www.e-mobile.lv/en/details/155140564

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1952 Custom Snowplow Hudson, WI **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Unusual • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Was $1500. **SOLD**

How about this unusual jeep named Hessie.

“Her name is Hessie! My Dads snow plow and family member.
Dad hates to see her go but she is getting a little old and needs more care then he can give her.
Built from a 1952 4×4 Jeep Willies truck with a tractor cab and hydroturn plow.
He has had it for going on 20 years
Miles- 62years worth???
Paint can be customized to your team color or other liking with a couple cans from Fleet Farm!
Great conversation piece/ lawn ornament!! The miss’s will love it!
Starts and runs, drives, the head was rebuilt about 5 years ago.
It has the original straight six engine.
I can’t tell you much more about it so please don’t email with a bunch of questions, just call or text to set an appointment to look at it, if interested.”

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1946 CJ-2A Lolita, TX $500

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

Here’s an odd duck. The body looks extended in the rear.

“1946 Willys Jeep
no title ,and does not run
500 or trade ATV OR DIRT BIKE
CALL OR TEXT 361 746 4286”

http://houston.craigslist.org/for/3762346012.html

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Wood Jeep on VW Chassis? Humboldt, TN **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Unusual, VEEP (VW Jeep), Scamp, Others, Wood bodies • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

It runs, but is an odd duck.

“Looks like old army jeep vw engine trade for 4wheeler or something else maybe a small enclosed trailer .

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Handmade Quilt with Jeep Images Cullman, AL **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Unusual

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $250.

“This brand new quilt is full size and made with 100% cotton. It is the Yellow Brick Road pattern and quilted with a leaf pattern stitching. The Jeep fabric was difficult to come by so this quilt is a rare find!!”

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The Lightweights: Ford, Crosley, Willys, Kaiser, Chev, Nuffield, & Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Airborne Lightweight Jeeps, Features, Unusual • TAGS: .

During World War II, trying to get vehicles, especially Jeeps, onto the ground where military personnel could use them was of paramount importance for obvious reasons. But, how to accomplish that goal was less clear. A variety of strategies were used. One idea that was opened up to bids by companies was a program to create an air-droppable Jeep, a lightweight jeep-like vehicle known as extra lights (EL) or lightweight jeeps or jeeplets that could be boxed and flown into areas where they were needed.

Similar to the original jeep prototype program, where multiple companies (in that case Bantam, Ford and Willys) submitted prototypes and pilots for review and testing, during World War II the military announced their lightweight jeep program and welcomed designs from a variety of manufacturers.

This program resulted in a variety of different vehicles that have been showcased across the web, mostly through old photos. In the article below I organize them using newer photos (whenever possible) to provide the most up-to-date look at most of these vehicles (I don’t have pics of all versions of every vehicle).  For a fuller story of the history behind the lightweights, check out this 1977 article from Hemmings.

The image below shows a photo taken by Patrick Coovert in 2008 at Hallsville, Ohio. In order, from left to right are a CT3 Crosley Pup, the Chevrolet Extra Light (CEL), Willys WAC (Willys Air Cooled), and a Kaiser Extra Light (KEL). These are just a few of the jeeps developed.

1. THE LIGHTWEIGHT CROSLEYS: (More info on the Pup here)

CT-3 Pup: According to Hemmings, 36 Crosley CT-3 Pups were built during 1942 and purchased for testing in several locations. of the 36, 6 of these would make the trip to Europe.  This would make the Pup the most successful of all the early lightweights produced.  The Pup had a 2-cylinder 13hp engine air cooled motor and weighed 1125 lbs. Hemmings notes, “they could only carry the driver and one passenger, and the military testers, initially enthusiastic about the Pup, found weak steering knuckles, weak springs and a weak steering column.

The Crosley Auto Club claims are at least 7 known to still exist (their text has since been updated to indicate that ‘several’ are known to exist).  One is housed at the museum in Ft. Eustis, Va, and one at the Mighty Eight Air Force Museum in Pooler, Ga.   These were taken by a Flickr User name Skeggy at the Mighty Eight Museum.

Here’s an image from the 2006 MPVA convention in Dayton, Oh, and uploaded to webshots by haasjo

2. NUFFIELD:

I have not located much information about the Nuffield, though it was featured in one of my early favorite book called The Jeep. I believe this was based primarily on Willys parts, though it was lightened as much as possible, with a removable steering wheel and fold down windshield to maximize compactness.  The tests of this were successful, though it was deemed unnecessary by the time it was completed in 1944. Nuffield would go on to develop another 4wd vehicle called the Nuffield Gutty.

Here are some images of an exact copy (as possible) of the Nuffield lightweight jeep from a british website.

And some photos of the original:

3. CHEVROLET EXTRA LIGHT (CEL): Hemmings reports Chevrolet developed 2 prototypes with an “Indian 90-degree V-2” 45.44 cid motor.  They adapted it from the Indian Military motorcycle. One prototype is located in the Militia Museum of New Jersey.  This image was taken by Bill Maloney.

This image was taken at the 2006 MPVA Convention by hassjo and uploaded to webshots.

Here’s an image of the CEL this is in a variety of places.

4. KAISER: There were several versions of the Kaiser Extra Lightweight Jeep.  Mark Askew in his Rare WW2 Jeep book has images of a couple different versions.  For example, the Kaiser ‘midjet’ weighed about 1370lbs and the ‘1160’ weighed 1520lbs.

Hemmings has several articles about the Kaisers, including Kaiser’s Jeeplet, Kaiser Lightweight Spotted, and a general article about the Search for Junior Jeeps.

The below pic of the Kaiser Jeeplet was uploaded to webshots by haasjo:

This another Kaiser airborne prototype:

5. FORD “JUNIOR JEEP”: This prototype still exists and is owned by Ted Wisniewski of Belleville, Michigan and was highlighted in an article at Hemmings. A commenter to the article noted he had done some jeep research in the Ford archives and uncovered a wooden model of this prototype, images of which I  have never seen.

From Fred Crimson’s Book “U.S. Military Wheeled Vehicles,”, via the Hemmings website, comes this paragraph explaining more about Ford’s prototype.

“For reasons which can only be speculated on, the little miniature Jeep was not entered in the competition, and the tests proceeded without Ford’s contribution. The engine for this vehicle was a 71 cubic inch agricultural tractor powerplant which produced good torque, but not much horsepower. Perhaps ford realized that the combination of low horsepower and downsized components resulted in an unacceptable vehicle. The other manufacturers did not seem to realize this until the tests were completed and all vehicles had failed. The tires were 5.00x17s with agricultural type tread. It was a clean and well integrated design, even if the offset grille looks a little strange. The radiator had been offset to allow clearance for the steering column. A blackout driving light is recessed below the left headlamp.”

6. WILLYS: Naturally, Willys also developed a series of light jeeps.  Here are a few. Mark’s Rare WW2 Jeeps has some pics of both the Willys MB-L and L2. From Jedsite.info had a photo of the first MB-L. It’s also known as the “Gypsy Rose Lee” Jeep (Unity Magazine, Dec 1947).

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Here’s a photo of the Willys MB-L2:

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and a photo of the MB-L2 next to a standard MB

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Willys Pilot WAC or Jeeplet (harley davidson engine) uploaded to webshots by haasjo

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Willys Aero Jeep (bobcat).  This looks very similar to the CJ-4 prototype.

There were others too.  The Mighty Mite was a version of a lightweight Jeep.  A company that built German Krakas delivered a few hundred of these vehicles to bundeswehr for testing. And, South Africa employed an airborne jeep called the Jakkal. This 500lb four wheel drive folding airborne ‘jeep’ was tested. Pics appeared in the July 1958 Issue of Popular Mechanics (Pg 83).

The MB/GPW Glider (very unique story):

I’ve never run across another reference to this story, but Sam (who runs the Motor Pool) shared a story from his friend Lee (recently deceased) about an experimental Jeep Glider.  Not unlike the Rotabuggy, which was a jeep transformed into a helicopter, the Government also transformed a Jeep into Glider, built to carry 8 personnel plus the jeep.  The Army accomplished this by attaching glider pieces to a jeep.  The jeep was then pulled into the air, like any other glider, and it would fly to a landing spot.  Once down, charges would be ignited and the pieces would fall off. The Jeep could then drive away.

Unfortunately, while the tests were successful in the U.S. in anticipation of the D-Day invasion, a test of the glider system in Britain failed to the point that the army considered this idea unfeasible, with the differences in climate said to be the main reason they succeeded in the US and failed in Britain.

I have yet to run across any photos or drawings of this project, but perhaps someone else has?

General links

  1. Hemmings.com’s Search for the Junior Jeep is a good article for lightweight jeep history.
  2. Rare WW2 Jeeps, by Mark Askew, has a variety of lightweight photos.
  3. Jeeps 1941-45 By Steen Zaloga
  4. Jeep by Jim Allen
 
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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.

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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.”