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The Swiss Knife of CJ-5s

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

UPDATE: Back in 2012 I ran across a pic of this CJ-5 on Flickr (1st one shown below). Now, thanks to rob, we have a series of photos of this North Carolina CJ-5, custom built by the owner.  Sure looks handy!

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1955 Truck w/Backhoe Breckenridge, CO $7000

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Dave noted that this was listed back in 2017.

Runs, drives, and hoes. Appears it was originally in Ringwood, Illinois.

https://rockies.craigslist.org/cto/d/1955-willys-pickup-backhoe/6697374724.html

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“Runs,Drives, Backhoe works Good condition”

 
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2018 Southwest Ohio FC Gathering July 27-29

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

Just ONE month until the “Ohio Gathering” at Roger Martin’s Place near Waynesville, Ohio. It is scheduled for July 27, 28, 29 with the main day on Saturday.

Call him anytime at 937-477-5270 or email: rogerjm55@gmail.com
His address is: Roger Martin
1905 Roxanna New Burlington Road
Waynesville, Oh 4506

There is plenty of room for trucks, trailers, and RV’s (no RV hook-ups). There is an RV Campground and one-room cabins about a mile away.

These are the nearest places to stay:
-Frontier Campground. Waynesville, OH 45068 937-488-1127
-Creekwood Motel of Waynesville 513-897-1000
-Ramada Inn Xenia 937-372-9921

Bring your FC’s and FJ Step Vans, whether they’re cleaned or still have on their “work clothes” right out of the field. Let’s see what you have…running or not. Bring your extra parts for sale or trade. It would be nice to see photos of your project, in progress or completed.

Also,: This year you’ll be able to see Roger’s “new” 1960 FC-170 with an Ottawa Backhoe.
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1955 Truck w/Back Hoe Schererville, IN

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Did not sell. Was relisted in 09/2018

“Where do I start with this find! What we are looking at is a 1955 Willy’s that was converted into this Willy’s Digger. Owned by the original family since day one and it is solid! We always go through our cars and on this one other than a deep cleaning, we changed the oil like always and brake master cylinder along with plugs fuel filter and it runs and stops really well. All of the hydro fluid is new as well for the digger since we had to take it off for transport. The mechanisms in the back work and although we did not dig any holes, it looks like it will do a damn good job at it. Please ask any questions regarding anything you see and for any additional pictures as well.”

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1971 CJ-5 w/backhoe Mount Pleasant, MI $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $5000.

(11/26/2015) . It also includes a dozer blade. Looks like a Meyer Half Cab as well.

“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.”

https://lansing.craigslist.org/grd/5979484041.html

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Tow-Loader Tractor Corp #1002

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

Maury spotted this one-off CJ-5 backhoe tractor combo. He wrote, “I was helping my brother in law pick up some car parts this past weekend, and ran across this interesting CJ5-based vehicle.  It was made by the guy who owned the business that was selling the car parts, and he told me it was a one-off he created years ago in Michigan in the hope of successfully marketing it. 

The CJ5 body was bought new from AMC separately, and installed on the heavy steel  frame he created for it.  He said the resulting vehicle was the only loader-backhoe he knew of that could go 80 m.p.h.!”

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Year? Truck w/ Backhoe Hennepin County, MN **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000.

Been sitting for a while.

“This Jeep Willy is a perfect fixer upper for someone looking to do some restoration. It is a very rare truck that comes with a backhoe attachment. I am not sure the exact year, but it is a vintage model. It has been sitting for years. I am asking $2000 or BO. I am happy to show this truck to interested buyers. Feel free to call, text, or email.”

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1956 Truck w/Backhoe Brook Park, MN **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Was listed at $3000

“1956 Willy Jeep 4×4 with Backhoe. 6 cylinder flathead engine 3 speed. Runs, drives, backhoe works. Needs brake work-no brakes. Driver side floor board weak, but very solid body.”

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1969 CJ-5 Backhoe Dually Boston, MA $9500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5 • TAGS: , , .

For an unrestored Backhoe CJ-5, this looks great.

“1969 CJ-5 Go For Digger Backhoe $9500.
1969 Go For Digger backhoe. It is in working condition although it does need some TLC. These are extremely rare, especially to find one that hasn’t had major modifications or rebuilds over the years. This is a very good candidate for restoration. Almost everything is original. Front blade has down pressure. It is a very capable machine as well as a rare piece of Jeep history. Boston Area. 781-640-3604”

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Backhoe for Sale Brook Park, MN

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles, Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

Dave spotted this unit. He says the guy has been trying to sell it for a couple years. Dave doesn’t have the seller’s name nor number at the moment, but was able to get some pictures of it.

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Go-For-Digger Backhoe Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, CJ5, Features • TAGS: .

I didn’t know go-for-digger made backhoes.

“”NOT~A~REPRINTED” …&… “NOT~A~PHOTO-COPIED” = JEEP FACTORY DEALER SALES AD BROCHURE
N.O.S. & O.E.M., KAISER, JEEP, CJ5 UNIVERSAL, “GO-FOR-DIGGER”, “BACKHOE”, DEALER SALES AD BROCHURE

DEALER SALES AD BROCHURE = IS COLORED ON BOTH THE FRONT & BACK

KAISER JEEP CJ5 UNIVERSAL = A FACTORY OPTIONAL SPECIAL EQUIPMENT ATTACHMENT BROCHURE

2-SIDED-COLORED SALES AD BROCHURE SHOWING & DESCRIBING:
BACKHOE & ANGLE DOZER BLADE & HEAVY DUTY REAR AXLE with DUAL WHEELS”

View all the information on eBay

 
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The Scheneker BackHoe: Anyone Familiar with it?

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

Glenn has a friend working on a restoration of a Scheneker Backhoe.  Due to the lack of information about these, he wondered if anyone out there in Willysland had any additional information about them.  You can either comment or contact me if you want to email me (d@ewillys.com).

He writes, “A local friend is working on a ’55 Willys Pickup with a Schnecker Iron Works BackHoe mounted on back. It looks just like the one in the Willys Special Equipment Catalog. We have been playing with this unit for several years and have never seen another.

We would like to communicate with anyone knowledgeable about these. Probably not many were built as it was not strong enough to take the beating.

As this is being dismantled, it is obvious that much rewelding was required after each use. Complete replacement of the frame is the only answer and a California pickup is here. Frame reinforcements were everywhere and we are trying to find any information as to what was done at the Buffalo Factory.

Somewhere there must be another of these in order for owners to compare notes. This is totally different from the Ottawa on the FC170 later in the 50’s, and also different from the half cab FC170 shown in the current AACA Club Magazine “Antique Automobile” There are many special parts on this vehicle including heavy duty split rim 15″ wheels and a banjo type rear end housing.”

Here are the few brochures found so far:

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No, these aren’t Corgi Models . . .

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

No, these aren’t Corgi toys.  These are the real deal.  Check out the entire image at theFCConnection.com

 
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Go-For-Digger Trencher Brochure

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

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was on eBay.

Here’s another type of trencher.  Go-For-Digger also made  also made back hoes (see bottom image).

“N.O.S. & O.E.M., KAISER, JEEP, CJ5 UNIVERSAL, “GO-FOR-DIGGER”, “TRENCHER”,
SALES AD-(2-SIDED & COLORED, ON BOTH SIDES)-BROCHURE. KAISER JEEP OFFERED: SPECIAL EQUIPMENT, ATTACHMENT OPTIONS, FOR KAISER JEEP CJ5 UNIVERSAL’S.”

Here is an example of the go-for-digger backhoe:

 
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1968 CJ-5 Backhoe Dually Biddeford, ME **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

“This a 1968 Jeep six wheel /Backhoe very rare and super heavy duty
the floors are rusting and will need work the rest of the jeep has its
spots but where it counts under neath it has surface rust but the truck
is amazing and runs great the Backhoe works and digs great the jeep also has
down riggers that lift the back end up of the ground and the front has a Dozzer/
backfill blade mounted with a shoulder mount

The Jeep is located in Biddeford Maine and very close to I95
storage is not a problem and will provide any help needed
to ship all at buyers cost”

 

 
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The FC-170 Power Hoe

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

Craig shared this unusual FC with me.  If you missed this featured FC at theFCConnection, click on the image below to see and learn a little more about this custom FC-170 Power Hoe.

 
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1956 Truck Backhoe Pine City, MN $5000

• CATEGORIES: Unusual, Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000.

Here’s an unusual find.

“How about this boys! A 1956 Willys with backhoe. Someone said it is a factory military, is it? I don’t know, you tell me. Flat head 6 cylinder, 3 speed trans., 4 wheel drive. It runs and drives BUT has no brakes. I have a rebuilt master cylinder for it. The backhoe works great. Need to replace some hydrolic lines but it works the way it is. She is a rare one boys! Bring $5000 cash please-NOTHING LESS-and a trailer and she’s yours! ”