The links to posts below show jeeps grouped by models, condition, and other ways. Some of these jeeps are for sale and others have been sold. If you are unsure whether a vehicle is still for sale or not, email me at d [at] ewillys.com for more info.
Importantly, the allure of buying a project jeep can be romantic. The reality of restoring a jeep can be quite different, expensive and overwhelming without the right tools and resources. So, tread carefully when purchasing a "project". If you have any concerns about buying a vintage jeep, or run across a scam, feel free to contact me for help, comments or concerns .
“Fun Jeep to drive, clear title, 4 wheel drive with high and low range transmission. Drive on or off road. Duallys look like is a factory option. They add roll over stability on slopes and hills, and less rutting in mud. Have owned for 25 years, I do think the miles listed is likely correct as I bought it from a golf course. Vehicle does wander some at higher speeds on road, and wipers don’t work. May have minor amount of additional miles (less than 100) when sold. NO RESERVE”
I’ve spent the past couple days working through the selective hub relationships between Free-Lock (Denver, CO), Dualmatic (Longmont, CO), Husky (Longmont, CO), White Manufacturing (Colorado Springs, CO), and Cutlas Tools & MFG (Vinton, IA). During that process, I ran across more information about dual wheel adapters for the jeep. I thought it might be worth listing the one’s that have been documented. Perhaps someone has more information??
1. Max Rappaport’s hubs: A patent on these hubs was filed in 1947 (awarded in 1953), making them the earliest known hubs. Max Rapportaport was the Presdient of Northwestern Auto Parts Company (aka NAPCO).
Here is an example of them:
This December 1947 NAPCO ad promoted the hubs:
This July 1948 Popular Mechanics ad might be advertising the same dual wheels, but rebranded as “Du All” Converters. The design looks very similar to the Rapport models:
2. Welliver Jeep Dual Adapters No. 3000: These adapters were available by 1949 and sold by the Welliver Machine Shop. This April 1949 ad from Popular Mechanics provides a documented date.
Thanks to Stefano Oddo, we have this brochure regarding these adapters:
3. Hickey Dual Adapters: Vic Hickey developed his higher compression head, giving jeeps a power upgrade option. Then, he designed a set of dual wheel adapters. The first documentation I could find on his adapters was this July 1952 article in Popular Science about his hubs.
Seller has two FC-170s for sale. The Busy Bee FC is the dually. Neither have titles. Both run and drive and seller indicates he has spent $8k on mechanicals on both. The bodies aren’t perfect. Seller planned to get bonded titles, but has decided to sell them instead. Contact seller via firstname.lastname@example.org. Seller also has an M-38 for sale.
“fc170 for sale. This is the bigger version cab forward Jeep.
Runs and drives. Comes with a snowplow.
Needs bodywork. Don’t contact me if you want a perfect truck.
Ready for winter plowing, restoration or for off roading?
Willing to deal with cash buyers to get this out as I have another project I need to finish.
Send me your phone number and I will send you pictures.
I will remove ad when sold.
I will send you pics then you come with cash and a trailer and you will get truck and title- as is, where is.
If you don’t have cash, please don’t waste each other’s time.”
Thank Craig for this find. If this has the hard-to-find-dually adapters, it’s a good price.
“1953 Willys pickup truck. Great restoration project or Hot Rod. Frame mostly good, one cross member needs to be replaced (I’ve found one on Ebay for less than $100). Cab floors need to be replaced. Cowl and cab corners in good condition. Engine was replaced some time ago with a Buick Dauntless 6. Engine does fire. Fuel lines no good, so only put fuel in carb to get it to fire. Bed in ok condition, but needs a lot of work. I bought this for parts for another one I’ve been rebuilding, but didn’t need anything off from it. It has a dual rear wheel kit. No title, bill of sale only.
Scammers need not reply. CASH only from your hand to mine. NO SHIPPING or third party deals”
(11/03/2016) This FC and Trailer includes a transport trailer that fits both. The seller will sell without the transport trailer.
“Beautiful rare willy’s surf wagon 1960 jeep FC ( forward contro) 170 DRW (dual rear wheel). Comes with a custom military trailer painted to match.
The Truck is a full frame off restoration resto mod restoration. With many upgrades. The truck has 492 miles on it since the completion. Engine has been rebuilt repainted and bored out. Engine work done Earls Custom Machine in Staford CT. Fully rebuilt transmission front and rear. Tranny rebuild done by High Tech Transmissions in East Longmeadow MA. This truck has many upgrades including custom fuel tank, custom exhaust, puntle hook hitch, 4 spotlights 2 in front & 2 in rear, trailer hitch, custom roll bar, custom bumpers, mirrors and wheel lugs. Upgraded steering wheel and stainless steel dash and all new gauges. New CB radio, upgraded to optima performance battery, all new breaks and tires. All new glass Gross weight 8000lbs
The trailer is a military trailer that has been customized and painted to match the truck . Has a custom tonneau cover and custom stainless wind resistant tail gate. Custom toung brand new tires.
Listing also comes with a custom transport trailer that has been modifird for this vehicle and trailer. New aluminum fenders, new aluminum wheels and tires. Custom toolbox with winch instaled inside. Custom trailer toung adapter to hold military trailer. Drings rub rails. Single leg support.
This truck needs to be with someone who will use it. I Just dont have the time.
For those that may want the truck without the transport trailer you can take off 3000.”
“The frame-off restoration includes new front brakes, a new gas tank and lines, new front, rear, and transfer case seals and a total rewire with new wire (6 volt).
It has been updated with a more powerful 134-F “Hurricane” overhead valve 4 cylinder engine.
It has been fully cleaned and repainted.
Completely new tub body. New fenders. New hood and custom scoop. New windshield and frame.
Sporty black and silver custom paint job.
All new period gauges and equipped with seat belts.
This JEEP is ready for exploring the trails, hunting, or roughing it in the canyons.
It is perfect for a quick spin to the golf course or mail box. Kids love to ride in it. It is licensed and ready to go.
It would be fun at JEEP shows or in parades!
We are showing a dually tire setup, but they are currently not on, nor are they included.”
“We have for sale is a RUST FREE JEEP 1950 CJ3A that has been all redone, the Jeep has a 12 Volt system, rebuild 4 cly engine, trans and t case. also we replace the rear end with a Dana 44 and Detroit locker, the front end is a Dana 27 with a Detroit locker. Also we build a Duel rear wheel set up that can be removed it wanted.
PTO Witch ”
Looks like the sides have been patched/repaired. I believe the top is custom made.
“Rare CJ-2A Willys Jeep with Duals. 4 wheel drive, high and low transfer case. All lights and gages work.
32257 miles showing (believe to be correct) Detachable top, rear seat, tailgate, fold out windshield. Licensed and registered, clean tittle. See photos attached. starts and runs well”
This was just listed over at jeeptruck.com. I think the seller is a little optimistic about the price. I’m wondering if he has a title, since he isn’t sure about the year or model.
“I have restored it about 70% and I think it is a FC170DRW year 1962. I think I have the very last one. It is a stub nose dual wheeled truck. I have pictures during the restore of the body and interior. The engine and transmission are the original. It has 43000 miles on it and runs good.”
(03/27/2016) “I have a 1956 wills jeep with dual rear wheels. Engine runs and drives but knocks and needs a rebuild. Frame is not rotted. Tires hold air. Plate steel custom made from the seats back, plow frame.Interesting little jeep, perfect platform for a yard truck or project rig. I have a video of it running. Don’t need to sell it just seeing what’s out there. No low ball offers. Worth the asking price considering how unique it is. Text any time.”
Craig spotted this one. Might have some value, especially if it has dually adapters.
“Here’s something you won’t see everyday – a 1951 Willys pickup that has (we think) a 1948 Chevy dually diff with a pto powered dump bed powered by a ’50s Ford Flathead V8 engine. What a Frankenstein. We actually spent a lot of time rebuilding the carb and distributor and getting it all set up. Ran like a champ for about a minute until a valve stuck. Heads are currently off, but machined and ready to reinstall. To make it easier we got another ’50’s Ford Flathead that turns freely and ought to run that goes with it as a spare.
It’s as unusual as they get. Body is fair. This could be a great yard truck with very little work.”
I took a look at this. I can send some other pics (Ann took them, but she’s busy at the moment so I can’t add them). If you have questions, drop me an email or contact Frank (see info below).
Frank and I tried to start it, but it didn’t start. It turned over strong and I verified a spark. It was getting gas, so I suspected it was flooded (and it was very cold outside). After I left Frank told me he was able to start it. It has a four speed and comes with an extra four speed (unsure of condition).
The front floors have a few holes as seen in the pic below (passenger side). I did not find any holes in the back rear corners.
Frank told me his brother had several jeeps. He may have assembled this DRW out of some of those parts or it may have been assembled by the previous. The issue is the serial number of 61568 23017, which, as I understand it, is a for an FC-170 rather than a Dually. Were FC-170s converted at the factory? I didn’t check for serial numbers and didn’t learn about the serial number issue until after I left.
From original ad: This FC is being sold by Frank King. The jeep runs and drives, but does need a spray of starter fluid to get going. The owner fixed up the exterior, but didn’t touch the interior. It includes an FC-170 bed that wouldn’t have been original to the dually. You can contact Frank at 509 999 6544 or email him at Frankckingatty@aol.com.
In the photo below there appear to be other jeep parts besides the bed.
“FC-170 DRW in need of restoration. This truck is all original, it’s mostly complete, but the motor is currently disassembled. It has it’s original 6-cylinder 226 Super Hurricane. This has the T-98 4-speed transmission and a dual-cylinder hydraulic dump bed. It is 4×4 and has a PTO off the trans to drive the pump. It rolls, but doesn’t stop or drive. You will need a trailer. I’ve got too many other projects going and won’t ever get to this one. I have the title. ”
“1962 jeep fc170 dually 1 ton with flatbed. Some extra parts included. Needs carberator work to run but did have it running. Only has 37,600 miles. Body is solid just needs some love. Very rare jeep asking 9,000”
1951 Willy’s Jeep Pick Up Truck with 55’932 miles on the odometer “runs”. The original engine was replaced some time back with a Buick “special addition tuxedo V-6 engine” out of a 1965 CJ5 tuxedo jeep. The pick up was fitted with a Dooley adapter giving the truck tremendous traction in the snow and had been used from time to time for snow plowing in the years past. The truck was no longer needed several years ago and simply parked. The front differential is in need of repair or replacement but the engine is in running condition. The Willy’s jeep pick up is in solid condition for it’s age and ready for restoration.
Asking $2’000.00 or first best reasonable offer. “MUST SELL””
George has this CJ-5 for sale. It looks like it was setup for a Go4Digger.
“Here is what i know about the digger i believe it 1968 model year. the dozer blade works up and down down pressure will lift front end off ground..all the pto hook ups appear intact and everything looks original. we picked up the jeep a few years ago, the front drive shaft broke loading on trailer and will need to be repaired or replaced..will still drive and ran and drove fine when parked. it was stored indoors when we bought it and has been stored inside building since we got it. hopefully the pictures will answer most question as i am not familiar with these old jeeps. located in New Fairfield,CT..any question can call 203-537-0434…also can email email@example.com if more pictures are needed…$4000 will also consider interesting trades..thanks,George”
Mark just listed Brian’s unique CJ-6 at sellajeep.com.
“Another vehicle from the collection of Brian Hainer, long time restorer and collector. This jeep was restored to original condition as a garage service jeep. It has the original 4 cylinder, hurricane engine, T-98 transmission, model 70 dual rear wheel rear end, twin stick pto shifter to control front winch, rear wrecker winch, mid mount compressor. Also equipped with a pto adapter and a modern overdrive unit. Every last item on this jeep was completely disassembled, cleaned and rebuilt with mostly nos parts. I can go on and on about all the little details so if you are interested contact me and we can go over it in more detail. Over 3000 man hours and $75K in rebuild of this one of a kind vehicle”
“1959 Willys FC-170 Dual Rear Wheel
Factory flat bed with stakes. 6-cyl Super Hurricane, 3-speed trans. No title, no seats, 4 wheels/tires. Come buy it and restore it… I have too many of these to ever get to this one.”