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FC-Camper Transformed by ROAM

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677, Features

UPDATE: Tom from ROAM reported (see comments) that this camper FC was a custom installation. He noted that the camper was unsalvageable, so they felt it was a good candidate for something unique.  Tom plans to do a post about the camper in the future.

Here’s what it looked like when they bought it:

Here’s the completed project:


Follow the whole build here:

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Refurbished Hamilton Pedal Jeep **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

UPDATE: **SOLD** It sold @ Barrett Jackson for $1100!


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1947 CJ-2A McCall, ID $12,200


Looks good.

“For Sale 1947 Willys CJ2-A. 58,000 miles on original four-cylinder engine. Complete body restoration and new paint. Padded roll bar, bikini top. Runs Great.”

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1942 MB / 1947 CJ-2A Combo Cle Elum, WA $2500


Looks like a good price.

“1942 Flat fender, with a 1947 Willy’s body. Small block Ford V-8. Full top, half doors and summer top. Extra parts go with it. $2500.00 or best offer.”


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1950 Wagon Wabasha, MN $10,500

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

Nice looking wagon. You have to write the seller to learn more.

“1950 Willys Wagon body on a fully boxed 1961 Jeep wagon frame with Dana 44 axles, Saginaw steering, Quadra Trac transfer case, TH 400 transmission and a 355 C.I. Chevy engine. The 1971 Chev. truck engine is mildly massaged with Edelbrock components. Some other new parts are: Griffin aluminum radiator; Perma Cool electric fan; 18 circuit wiring kit; Dakota Digital Dash; Vintage Air; Heater/Defroster; and Electric Wiper Motor. Asking $10,500.00. If interested, send name, address and phone number to: Rufous at 617 E. 11th Street, Apt. B5, Wabasha, MN 55981.”

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1958 CJ-6 Natalia, TX $5000


Here’s a customized Texas hunter.

“Clean Tx title from 1967. I believe this jeep has never been plated or driven on any highways due to title it was owned by a ranch. No tail lights. Starts right up every time. Original 4 cylinder.”

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1948 CJ-2A Tucson, AZ **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000.

Appears worth a look.

“this is a 1948 jeep that is in excellent condition and runs great.
has 4 cyl. motor and has a 3 speed transmission with overdrive”

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1944 MB Casa Grande, AZ **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4500.

This has a few changes (windshield, gas inlet, tailgate among others).

“Selling my 1944 Army Jeep
Original 4 cylinder flathead engine
Original 3-speed trans with functioning 4×4
This Jeep runs and drives well
All original Stewart Warner guages
Newer tires and wheels
This Jeep is great for driving, hunting, fishing or desert running”

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1947 CJ-2A Wallace, NC $7500


This militarized CJ-2A looks solid.

“1947 Willis Jeep. Excellent condition. Runs good. Full top. Trailer extra. $7500 Firm.”

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1946 VEC? CJ-2A Bowie, MD (and some other jeeps)


No prices provided. The CJ-2A is listed as a 1948, but it is a column shift and has a 1946 grille.

“Old cars and jeeps that need to be sold or sent to the junk yard.
Pictures are available –

1. 1948 Willy’s CJ2A, shifts on the column and 4 wheel drive. – What do think? Restoration or parts.
2. 1950 Willys CJ series,
3. 1976 CJ5, 3 speed with 4 wheel drive, 258 straight six, old Meyers Snow plow, lift and assorted items.
4. 1976 CJ7, Automatic, with 4 wheel drive, 304 V-8, old Meyers Snow plow, lift and assorted items.
For more information and photos, please – e-mail me.Thanks, Tim”

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1961 CJ-3B Grants Pass, OR **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $2500

Runs and drives.

“61 high top jeep runs and drives needs tlc comes with full soft top and bikini the pictures make the jeep look a little better then in person call or email anytime with any question”

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1949 CJ-3A Lavon, TX **Status Unknown**


UPDATE: Was $4000. **Status Unknown**

(04/14/2014) Looks solid, though the rims (incorrect) could standing replacing.

“1949 jeep Willys. Totally rebuilt, new paint, newly rebuilt motor, new seats, rhino
Lined floor. No title bill of sale only. Need gone for new project. 4000 or best offer.”

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1953 CJ-3B Albuquerque, NM $3200


UPDATE: Still Available

(12/06/2012) The top looks good.  The steps have been repaired and modified.

“1953 willys cj3b, 134 fhead, pto winch, 4×4″

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1948 CJ-2A Southern MN $2500


Been sitting for a while.

“Willys CJ Jeep 283 3spd 4X4 soft top, body very rusty, frame rusty but useable, engine runs great- (Dec 2013) brake master cylinder stuck, gas tank rusty. Bucket seats out of an early mustang, very nice 8×15 white spoke rims. Has been sitting in shed for 20 years, TITLE in hand. Email with town you are from, also phone number and best time to call.
DO NOT need help selling, NO bull shit offers.”

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1951 CJ-3A Pearland, TX $6900


Rust has been patched with fiberglass.

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If you are looking for a Jeep that is mechanically sound, dependable and a lot of fun this may be it. Is mostly original except it is painted and has decals as a military jeep just for fun. The seats were recovered by the previous owner. The vehicle is for fun and for farm or ranch or a hunting lease use. And, it is EMP proof.

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1943 MB Mustang, OK **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was listed at $2800.

It’s a partially completed project.

“World War 2 1943 Willys MB military jeep, frame down restoration sand blasted and painted frame, all new brake system, all new steering system, new seals bearings and slafts in axles, original body is a little rough new tires runs great drives even better. i have run out of steam on this project.”


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1952 M-38 Clarkdale, AZ **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2150.

(04/27/2014) This doesn’t run and needs some parts.

“1952 Willys M38 Jeep – $2150 firm. Clear title, with soft and hard tops, original data plates with serial numbers, etc. still intact. Tires and soft top weathered. This would be a great renovation project. Was used as daily vehicle over 20 yrs ago until new vehicle was purchased and has been parked since then, anticipating a renovation. Not original engine. Currently not running, needs seats, tires and a lot of TLC”

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1946 CJ-2A Surrey, BC, Canada $1500


There appears to be some value here.

“looking to sell my cj2a willys jeep, no time to finish this project, still turned over the last time I worked on it. Needs a lot to get road worth but a fun toy to have when done, perfect for on the farm or off road enthusiast.”


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1946 CJ-2A Gardiner, MT $1395


Listed as a 1945, the serial number (and other factors) suggest this is a 1946.

“Willy’s Jeep CJ2A 1945. Original 4 cylinder flathead engine. Recent machine shop overhaul, holds 90 psi. (To buy a rebuilt costs about $2150). Good original windshield. 12 volt electric system. Fresh rebuilt starter. New 12 volt battery. New fuel pump. Carburetor rebuilt. Starts and runs good. Body tub rusted through in places. Original seat frames. It’s now running on a temporary fuel tank. Has extra wide 16″ rims and tires – okay to get around on. Make a great little vehicle to knock about the ranch with or make a fun restoration project. I have the title signed and ready to go…would consider delivering. $1395/OBO”

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1942 GPW Sykesville, MD $420


Unclear how much value is here.

“I am selling a GPW starter kit. Some assembly required.”


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Flattie Project Navarre, OH $6200


New body. Still a project.

“Brand new willys overland body , on 71 v6 cj5 drivetrain, almost complete”


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CJ-5 Hardtop Lancaster, PA **Status Unknown**


UPDATE: **Status Unknown** No price listed.

Looks solid.

“Complete 1957 steel hard top body for sale for a 1957 Willy’s.”


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1946 CJ-2A Jackson, CA $1250


UPDATE: Price dropped to $1250. Better pics online.

(03/17/2014) I’ve never seen the rear support bars of a rollcage bent in the manner these ones are.

“new factory seats
customized gas tank
power wench

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2014-04-12: Dan’s FCs and The Lost Romanian

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

Dan Horenburger and I in front of his Streamline FC Motorhome. See more pics here:

Our home for Friday and Saturday night was the Thousand Oaks Hampton Inn. Thousand Oaks was great in part because they had some good food stores. The local Whole Foods had some sliced bison meat they sold in a warming bag (kind of like they do with chicken). Since Ann avoids beef most days (beef protein sensitivity) having some Bison was a treat for both of us!  Not only do they have food, but this small community seems to have more shopping per square foot than most. There are shops everywhere, but not many houses (that we can see) to support them all.


Saturday we did a big loop. The drive north and west on 23/118 was particularly beautiful, due to the beautiful rocky and hilly terrain. The remainder of the drive (especially 101) was full of traffic.

On Saturday, after sleeping in late (due to being awakened by some walking very heavy in the room above us at 4:30am), our first adventure was a meeting with Dan Horenburger, who has collected an amazing collection of Forward Controls. It was a unique treat to have him share their history with us.

Dan explained that he was brought home in an FC after being born. Clearly he caught the Willys Sickness within just a few days of his birth, the poor guy. By his mid-teens he purchased and rebuilt his first FC. By then there was no turning back, so instead of medication or therapy, he embraced it. Since then he’s spent many years searching for unique vehicles. Fortunately, his professional (carousel restoration) allowed him to travel far and wide to search for them. As you will see he’s been successful.

Here are some of the Fire FCs he owns:

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He also has this rare driller attachment on the back of an FC-170:


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1947 CJ-2A Graham, WA **Status Unknown**


UPDATE: Was priced at $9500. Status Unknown.

(04/02/2014) Looks like a good build.

“1947 Willys cj2a 4X4 with a 3a window frame. Motor is a 1959 Corvette 283 ci with fuel injection heads , 283 hp. Runs very well .Very Desired , Motor alone is worth nearly the price of the Willys . I have owned it for nearly forty years. Polished Aluminum Diamond plated floors .Power Brakes, Warn overdrive ,B&M Star Shifter , Turbo 350 automatic fresh rebuild approx. 50 miles on it. Warn Hubs . Has a new Soft Top installed one time . Bikini top also.Bucket seats . Tilt Power Steering w/Grant GT wheel . Full gauge set , heater works well, Body had fresh paint six years ago , steel diamond plate is powder coated. Six point custom roll cage.Skid plate covers under side,Rancho 9000 adjustable shocks,has a twenty gallon race fuel cell, have original tanks as well , Multiple transfer cases ,hubs,assorted parts. Most bolts are stainless steel, lots of stainless steel extras. 33 X 12.50 X 15 TSL Thornbird Mudders , E/T polished aluminum mags.Very nice Jeep . I can’t keep it like it should be kept. Lots of extra parts.”

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