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Truck and Wagon Scandia, MN **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5500.

The truck has an unusual tow package.

“Willy’s jeep for sale. – Originally from the state of Wyoming. The wagon has a cover, winch, high lift jack, and like new tires. Ran when parked. Engine turns over.”

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1963 FC-170 Cannon Falls, MN **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was listed at $12,000.

(05/18/2013) This appears to have a push bumper on front.

“I’ve decided to sell my restored 1963 FC170 Jeep Wrecker, the restoration was done in 2009 the replacement cab came from Arizona and the box was completely rebuilt by myself, all of the drive train is in great working order It has a 6 cylinder engine, 3 speed transmission, Dana 44 front and rear differentials the wrecker was built by Jack Heil company out of Chicago Il. Feel free to contact if you need more information.”

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1958 FC-150 With Wrecker Crane Ironwood, MI **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** on eBay for $4200

(07/24/2014) Looks like a good rig that needs a few items finished.

1958 Jeep Forward Control (FC150). Looks good, see pictures. Starts, Runs, Drives, Stops. Has been displayed at Car Shows. A good candidate for full Restoration. Wrecker Crane can be removed as one piece. Have Tailgate. New Battery. Original 4 Cylinder Engine. Driveable as-is, but could use work on following items: Seats, Door Locks, Window Wipers and possibly other items. I am not a mechanic.”

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1961 Truck Norfolk, VA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Was $2300. **SOLD**

This is a rare/hard to find willys tow truck. I was going to restore it,but just don’t have the time. The motor is a hurricane 6 cylinder flat head. It did run when I bought it. The battery is long been dead from sitting. The body is in rough shape but everything else seems to be solid. Come bye n take a look, make a offer. Any question you can call me, thanx.”

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1952 Truck w/Tow Boom Inland Empire, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD**. Was “Make Offer”.

Needs some restoration, but might be worth a look. Has a push bumper, too.

Willys truck with tow truck bed.Pro built in 1955.Collapsable boom and tow sling,Pto winch,283 Chevrolet motor,granny 3 speed trans,Saginaw steering box,4 by 4.Side bed tool boxes.Needs some restoration.Serious offers only”

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Canfield Wrecker Rapid River, MI on **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features, Parts • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay for $999.

These sure don’t appear for sale often.

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“Vintage slide in wrecker unit. made by canfield. was on a jeep truck.Turn your pickup truck or jeep into a tow truck. Goes in pickup box. Factory made. I know the last two owners. This was purchased used in 1967 or 1968. I don’t know the year of manufacture. This has been on a 3/4 ton jeep, a new 1975 chevy 3/4 ton and a 1996 dodge 3/4 ton.

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1958 FC-170 Lincoln, NE **SOLD**

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

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $1800.

Not running. Check out that push bumper!

“Jeep FC 170 that has a push bumper on front and a wrecker sling. Wasused at a repair shop around Ashland. Has a wild lace paint job. 4wd and uses the same drive line as a flat fender Willys. Looks to be complete although the transmission and transfer case are partially disassembled. This truck has no title. Asking $1,800obo. Not too many around. Parts are easily found online.”

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March 1945 Photo of Custom Wrecker on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images • TAGS: .

Here’s a pure utility custom wrecker from WWII.

“1945- U.S. troops sit in the “jeep wrecker” they created and with which they tow in jeeps that have run into trouble  on the Western Front.”

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1963 Tow Truck Cedar Lake, IL **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was “make offer”.

Fred spotted this tow truck for sale. It’s got some work left, but looks like it will be a good looking truck when finished.

“I bought this truck to finish it but some other things came up so im gonna see what people will offer me for it it runs it lot drives it needs a windshield and some minor interior done but 1 catch i have no title i talked to a few people they say its easy but i have no clue my cop friend ran it before i bought it and it didnt come up stolen so lets see what people think about what its worth thanks for looking also it has a flat head 6cyl it runs but could use a tune up”

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More Jeep Photos from Europe

• CATEGORIES: Features, International, Old Images • TAGS: .

Charles forwarded these great photos taken in Europe.

The first is a ‘pension’ for Dogs and Cats . . . aka animal control.

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Here’s a nice looking service jeep created from a MB or GPW.service-station-tow-jeep

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1957 Truck Denham Springs, LA eBay

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

How about that setup?

“1957 Willys Long Wheel Base Truck.
Ran 2 years ago
No title
Must pickup in Denham Springs, Louisiana”

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Ramsey’s Heavy Duty Double Winch

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features • TAGS: .

Anyone ever seen one of these in person? I found this in a 1957 Ramsey brochure I bought.

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1953 CJ-3A Arlington, TX **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000

Is that a stock winch/tow bar setup? I need to look that up when I get the time.

“This jeep will start and drive – needs some repairs from sitting up for some time. This jeep has original drivetrain (4cyl willy engine transmission and differentials). This also has pto driven winch with an aframe built on it. great deer lease unit or fun in the mud. missing 1removeable seat cushion -others in good condition. ”


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Year? CJ-3B Roanoke, VA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

It comes with a cool scraper! But, needs body work.




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1959 FC-170 Yakima, WA **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1200

(12/13/2013) It doesn’t run, but looks like it has potential.

“Doesn’t Run
289 Motor
Sale or Trade

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Craig’s Pic of the Week: “Need Traction. Ask Red.”

• CATEGORIES: Craigs Pic of the Week, Features, Old News Articles • TAGS: .

Craig found this photo from the August 1956 issue of Willys News

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Tow Truck Photo on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

this photo was taken in 1992, so it is possible this truck still exists.

“RGB Original Slide. 1992. Jersey City, NJ. Edward T Gibbs.”

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1950s Watson Towboy Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features • TAGS: .

This brochure is at a good price.

“Late 1950’s Watson Towboy sales brochure. Size is 8.5 x 11 opening to 17 x 11. Light wear.”

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1963 CJ-5 Toy Wrecker from Hubley Toys on eBay

• CATEGORIES: toys • TAGS: .

I can’t if the body is metal or not.  It appears in good shape and isn’t a bad price.

” 1963 Jeep Wrecker made by Hubley toys. The jeep is in very nice condition. A few scratches in the passenger rear corner. The original box is intact, but worn.”

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1952 Truck with Towing Package Los Gatos, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5500.

“this truck has a 350 small block great.vary little body rout. the body is vary strait.needs a paint job & front tires. everything works / lights / wiper /seat belts / radio/ warren hubbs / PTO wench / dana spicer 3 speed with high low & clutch & pressure plate / new radeator & heater core/ current registration”

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1955 Canfield Wrecker Brochure **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** These brochures were on eBay in 2012.

Here’s a canfield wrecker brochure for a truck.

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1953 Truck with Tow Package Caldwell, ID **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7000

“1953 Willys 4X4 Pickup with wrecker and snow plow package, Chevy power train, 305 SBC/TH350 Auto. Power steering and power brakes, Good tires. Interior redone. New Hercules lined bed, fenders and floor pan.

Wrecker and plow pack are are custom built. Wrecker is totally electric, self contained and easily removable.

Price is $7000 FIRM I will take off $500 if you do not want to take the wrecker package.

208-863-8120. Phone calls only, no texts and no emails, they will not be returned.