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1957 CJ-5 Trencher Holland, OH **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Auctions, CJ5 • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was sold at auction.

Chris found this one for auction in Holland, Ohio, June 4th. Looks in good shape.

1957 Willys Jeep with Auburn 8ft trencher & snow plow, 2-seat w/cab 7,700 miles on odometer;”

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1971 CJ-5 w/Trencher Mt. Pleasant, MI $6000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , , .

Glenn spotted this one.

“I have a very RARE 1971 CJ5 Jeep backhoe with a go for digger backhoe factory conversion. Ran two years ago, it have a few hydraulic hoses that need to be replaced. NO TRADES. Call or text with any questions. Emails will be deleted. I have the front dozer blade, just not shown in pictures.”

http://centralmich.craigslist.org/cto/5314306510.html

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Bosemer Plumbing and Their Trenchers

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles • TAGS: , .

This article from the December 1955 Jeep News shares the growth of Bosemer Plumbing and its use of two different Jeep-A-Trenches. Note the serial number of the very early trencher: 11C-915. I never would have guess that was one of the first ones ever built!

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CJ-3B & Jeep-A-Trench Postcard on eBay

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

Cool postcard. Nice shot of the Auburn Machine Works in the background.

“VINTAGE POSTCARD ADVERTISING JEEP-A-TRENCH TRUCK/CAR AUBURN NEBRASKA NICE!!!”

View all the information on eBay

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PTO Setup West Seneca, NY No Price

• CATEGORIES: Transfer Cases, Transmissions • TAGS: .

Isn’t this a trencher setup?

“Selling as a whole but possibly will separate
Transmission, transfer case, PTO setup, and trans cross member from a 53 cj3b. Will fit many years and models of the older jeeps
Make me a reasonable offer. I know what these parts are worth”

http://buffalo.craigslist.org/pts/5347914931.html

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Auburn Jeep-A-Trench on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: .

Is this complete? Isn’t it missing the big spoked wheel?

“We are offering a civilian jeep complete auburn Jeep-A-Trench. This very rare, The part number is JEEP-A-TRENCH.”

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1956 CJ-5 w/ Jeep-a-trench Sacramento, CA $2900

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

No good overview pics.

“This is a 1956 Willys Jeep-A-Trench. Comes complete with the original engine, transmission and all Jeep-A-Trench components. Also comes with the rare original engine governor. I have the original pink slip title with the matching black California license plates. I also purchased another Jeep-A-Trench Willys jeep for parts. So you also get an extra engine, transmission, and complete Jeep-A-Trench setup (there is one just like it currently advertised on eBay for $5,500). I have two digging chains; one with cups for soft soil and one with spikes for hard soil. I paid $600 for all new bearings for the digger chain wheels. I have all four auger screws. Lot’s of good and rare documents included. Extra “Electrolift” for the front blade included as well. This jeep is complete with the original front blade and counterweight too. I have many body and many misc parts that go with this jeep; extra steering column and box, extra drive shafts, excellent gas tank, etc.”

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/5114902717.html

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1947 CJ-2A w/Trencher Cedar Rapids, IA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1000.

Pics were dark. Missing parts. MIght still have value.

“elling my 1947 CJ2A Willys. Came out with trencher on back, most of it is there, along with extra parts. Its been sitting at my place too long, so its time to sell. No title, I bought it from original owner, who said he never had a title. It was considered off road/farm equipment so he never had it titled. Has serial number, and have looked into getting title, won’t take much to get one for it. Asking $1000 for it. Wanna sell whole, and not sell parts. Lots of usable parts for another project or to fix up and drive as a jeep. Rims on jeep in pics are not rims going with jeep, those are off my other one. I have different rims and tires to put on jeep that sell with it.”

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1968 CJ-5 Fairfield, CT **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4000

“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”

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Well Pulling Equipment for Jeep.

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Jeep and trencher sold. Well pulling equipment still available.

“1948 Willys CJ2A Jeep with working Jeep-a-Trench option and well pulling option. Can trench about 6 feet down.

— Jeep runs well but engine does smoke… a lot out the exhaust.
— Jeep drives and shifts through the gears fine.
— No brakes
— No glass in windshield
— Fuel pump doesn’t work so currently running off a gravity feed bottle.
— Not much rust on body
— battery tray is rusted out. battery must have leaked at one point.
— Has a clean title
— Asking $4000 Joe”

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Eric Jarvis’ Jeeps

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Features • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Eric shared some additional photos. They are located at the end of the post.

eric-jeep-collection1Eric Jarvis is learning that it is difficult to own just one jeep! He started with a 1964 CJ-5 like his grandfather used to own. Eric spent many years working on the red jeep until he got it just the way he wanted it. You can see the dedication on the glove box to his grandfather, Harlan.

The green next to it is a 1967 CJ-5 with a Buick V-6 Eric uses around the shop. It sports a Koenig PTO winch on the front. He also just picked up a Monroe 3 Point Hitch from Ted Jordan he will install in the rear.

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The 1943 GPW shown below was a jeep Eric purchased from Don Prine three years ago. He even got a chance to fly to the northwest and see Don’s jeep collection, a memory I’m sure he’ll cherish.

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Finally, Eric recently purchased this CJ-5 with a trencher. It’s a retirement project that I suspect will keep him busy for a few years.

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Additional Photos:

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Here’s one of Eric and Don Prine

Below are additional photos of the CJ-5’s engine:

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1960 CJ-5 Burlington Junction, MO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2750.

Jeep runs. Trencher works. Great price!

“Willy’s jeep with mounted trencher. Trencher was manufactured in Auborn Nebraska. Jeep is around a 1960 model with a 4 cylinder gas engine. Both jeep and trencher are in working order.”

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1965 CJ-5 Trencher Chadron, CO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $12,500

(11/01/2014) Needs some work.

“THIS IS COOL HOW MANY 1965 CJ FIVES CAN THERE BE WITH LESS THAN 5,000 MILES? THIS ONE IN A EQUIPMENT SHED, RUNS GOOD , NO BRAKES YET, THIS FOR THE COLLECTOR OR MUSEUM THAT WANTS AN ORIGINAL WILLY’S CJ-5 WITH FACTORY JEEP-A-TRENCH ATTACHMENT, PURCHASED FROM THE FAMILY OF THE ORIGINAL OWNER, NO RUST ON THIS JEEP FACTORY TOP SINCE NEW,”

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Trencher Parts Lancaster, PA

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: .

Bill’s still got these parts for sale.

Hello-

I have a Jeep CJ-5 DRW “Go-For-Digger” Trencher that I am parting out. The Jeep was built in 1970, the trencher parts are similar from years 1960-ish thru 1971….
Remaining parts available include:
Trencher transmission (comes up thru the bed off of PTO…turns smooth and quiet)
Original Motorola hour meter
Complete drivetrain F-134 / T-90 / Dana 18 Motor has hole in #3 cyl.. needs sleeved.
Novi Governor $750
Governor handle/control that mounts to LR corner of body (trencher specific)
Governor handle (normal dash style)

Send me your offers on parts you need!
I have an entire vehicle being parted out. Above are GFD-specific parts, if you need something else, please ask!

Bill
I also have a set of axles from a 1965 CJ-5 that are rebuilt, 5.38 gears, no brakes. $200/set”

http://lancaster.craigslist.org/pts/4473499444.html

 
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Trencher Binghamton, NY **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: Parts • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was $1800.

This does not include the jeep. Just the Trencher.

Early Trencher. Trencher only, no jeep. Complete back end unit, springs and mounts, Dana 18 T case and T-90 with the pto and Brake drum gear setup. Take off condition Rusty Greasy. I have pictures of it running and on the jeep. Jeep and frame are gone.”

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1946 VEC? CJ-2A Utica, NY**SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4000.

Runs and drives.

for sale 1946 rare column shift CJ 2a with a jeep a trench mounted on it, almost everything is rebuilt or new does need body work but has a very solid body. Runs drives and stops “

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1970 CJ-5 & Trencher Lenhartsville, Pa **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  **Status Unknown** Was $1500

(04/14/2011) Windy’s got this CJ-5 trencher for sale.  He also has some extra parts for sale, too.

“For sale, ’70 Jeep trencher. body rough but could be repaired or get another early cj5 and put it on. Jeep is complete.  Also have extra trencher parts from ’68 available. This is a neat piece of Jeep history fun project that I have to let go. $1500 for trencher OBO Title lost , bill of sale only. I’m near Lenharstsville PA. Gotta get rid of a few projects.”

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1948 CJ-2A Madison, WI **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

John spotted this great deal. Note the ‘newer’ gauge cluster in the dash. Has toyota motor.

“1948 Willys CJ2A serial number 187738 with early Jeep-A-Trench option including a partial of the well pulling attachment to go with it. It also has a Sneker Snow plow mount (no blade).

The Good:
1) Jeep is incredibly solid top and bottom…. all hat channels are perfect and tool box is perfect.
2) trencher is complete and functioning
3) jeep has an original issued title that is clean (pretty cool as the vehicle type is listed as “ditch digger”
4) jeep has known history.

The Bad:
1) Although the body has no rust, it has had several mods. trimmed here, there, and everywhere.
2) non running Toyota engine installed (the rest of drive train is original)
Asking $1500″

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1960 CJ-5 Trencher Plainville, CT **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was on eBay.

Ted’s friend is selling this 1960 former golf course Trencher.

“1960 Jeep-A-Trench Jeep CJ5
Jeep was used on a golf course in central Maine for irrigation its entire life. Has never been registered.
Jeep runs and drives. Trencher fully functional. In very good condition for being a New England Jeep. Has small rust holes here and there. Frame is solid. Currently the lights do not work. And the front plow does not operate.
New tires and wheels. Comes with the original wheels.
Jeep is sold with Bill Of Sale Only. No Title.
Great piece of Jeep History. Very rare! Low Reserve.
If you have any questions, please email. Thank you.”
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyVVpNzye7g

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Go For Digger Parts Lancaster, PA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was Parted out.

Bill is parting out the Go For Digger parts from this jeep.

“I have a Jeep CJ-5 “Go-For-Digger” Trencher that I am parting out. The Jeep was built in 1970, the trencher parts are similar from years 1960-ish thru 1971….

Parts available include:
Front Hydraulic pump (driven off of front PTO from crank pulley)
Exterior controls (LR of body) and cable for remote clutch
Exterior controls (L side of body) and parts for creeper gear engagement (PTO from trencher to park brake drum gear)
All hydraulic controls and valves mounted on LR of body (condition unknown)
Hydraulic tank and valves (tank is good)
Dozer blade mount/frame (Long arm system with mid-Jeep frame attachment)
D18 Rear PTO
Trencher transmission (comes up thru the bed off of PTO…turns smooth and quiet)
Trencher mount to Jeep bed.. rear parts were cut off by someone
Complete Novi Governor system (mounts/cables/handle/springs/arms/ its all there)
Steering wheel lock
Complete drivetrain F-134 / T-90 / Dana 18
Various other parts can be bought…. what do you need??
Parts you might see in pics that are NOT for sale: Dana 70, 6-lug wheels, rear fenders.”

 

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1964 CJ-5 Trencher Somerset, PA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: This sold for $6250 on eBay.

Dave’s selling his low mileage, stock CJ-5 Trencher. This will make a great vehicle for someone. I got a chance to look at this during our trip this past summer. It was a bit dustier then.

“I’ve been chasing Jeep vehicles for several decades and this is the nicest, lowest mileage, most original Jeep I’ve ever run across – especially considering that is will be FIFTY years old next year!

If you can find a 1964 CJ-5 with fewer miles, more original, and with more factory options on it – then buy it and not this one…

This Jeep was originally purchased by a local Steel company for the sole purpose of installing a sprinkler system in a golf course that they owned. I was told that oncethat task was completed it pretty much simply just stayed in the company garage of vehicles being

driven occaisionally and inspected each year! I’ve owned it for probably fifteen or twenty years now and am not able to enjoy it as I should be doing so its time to find it a new home. As the new owner, you’ll be only the third owner of this FIFTY year old Jeep and “Bubba” never had his hands on this one to mess it all up!”

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1960 CJ-5 Auburn Trencher Smithfield, ME **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** was listed at $2500.

“Factory Built for Willys by Auburn Machine Works, the Original Ditch Witch, A Piece of Willys History, Working Condition, Very Solid, NO RUST!! Low Miles, an Inch at a Time. Very Few left, All complete, Includes copied Factory Manual (Only Manual I’ve Seen Available). A chance to go to a Vintage Equipment Show with something different. Seen Another?? Might partial trade. Email for phone contact, details, and appt. to see.”

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1947 CJ-2A Castlewood, SD **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE:**SOLD** Was $5000

(06/23/2013) This includes a trencher.

“1947 CJ-2A Willy’s Jeep W/Blade for the front & 8 ft. trencher for the back. $5000”

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1962 CJ-5 Dually Trencher Reno, NV **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1750.

It runs, too.

“IT DOES RUN BUT IS A PROJECT….
IT IS SET UP WITH A HYDRAULIC TANK BECAUSE IT CAN HAVE A TRENCHER AND DOZER ATTACHMENT…. OR A BACK HOE
CLEAN TITLE….ALL GLASS IS GOOD NO CRACKS OR CHIPS…
HAS THE ORIGONAL MANUAL AND LOTS PROBABLY ANOTHER 50 PAGES FROM SHOPS AND PARTS HOUSES ON WHAT HAS BEEN REPLACED…
ANOTHER 20 PAGES ON OPERATING EVERYTHING LIKE THE CRAWL GEAR THAT GOES 600 FEET AN HOUR..”

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1953 CJ-3B Jeep-A-Trench Kirksville, MO $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B • TAGS: .

This sounds like a ‘ran when parked’ situation.

“1953 willys jeep w/ factory jeep-a-trench attachment, motor I
is seized, blade on front of it, original willys tailgate and hood, we have a Missouri title for it, the jeep and trencher used to work if interested, have more pictures contact 660-956-2816”

http://kirksville.craigslist.org/cto/3897938822.html

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