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Custom Made Hunting Jeep (Jeepster?)

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Jeepster, Magazine, Unusual • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: II: Thie Buick shown below was featured in the Jan 1950 issue of Popular Science (pg 99)

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http://books.google.com/books?id=vSwDAAAAMBAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false

UPDATE: Javier provided the following information. I guess there was some competition among the ranches? Below are two photos of other hunting vehicles.

He wrote, This is very similiar to one of the hunting cars used on the King Ranch. The Kenndy Ranch mentioned in the arcticle is adajcent to the King Ranch. Below is a picture of the car made for the King Ranch. (From this link to the University of Texas)

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Here’s the hunting wagon from Texas featured on eWillys a couple years ago (seems I’ve deleted the original post related to it:

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David Silberman forwarded this unusual photo from a rare April 1951 issue of Willys Salesbuilder. This one looks like it might have been build on a Jeepster platform.

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From this same issue are these two parade float photos:

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1942 GPW Turlock, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, GPW (Ford MB) • TAGS: .

UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $2000.

(11/22/2013) Wow. Never seen a 3Bish mod like this one.

“1Hi i am selling my 1942 ford willy’s it was the jeep made by the ford company back in the day,
it is currently not running ITS A PROJECT CAR it just needs the transmission put back in and a battery it has been converted to a 12 volt on the original motor.”

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Year? Shortened Wagon Lowell, MI **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1200.

Here’s another shortened wagon.

“Perfect winter project . Neat little custom Willys panel wagon . Not sure what year it is . 50’s? It’s a little ruff but with a little TLV , you will have a neat little run around jeep .”

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1962 Wagon Brighton, CO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Unusual, Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2800.

How about this unusual panel wagon!

“Here is a diamond waiting to be shined. There is a motor and tran in the back. Havent had much time to play due to many project. Give me a buzz or text with questions or interest. There is a title clean. Thanks for looking and hope to be hearing from you”

 

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1946 CJ-2A VEC? Creedmoor, NC **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $100.

Looks like there might be some value here.

“Late 40’s project jeep. Does not have title or motor.”

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1964 Kristi Snow Cat Model KT-4G

• CATEGORIES: Features, Other 4x4s, Unusual • TAGS: .

Paul found this unique snow cat made from Kaiser parts. It appears to me to be a CJ-5 body with hardtop combined with a custom FC-looking cowl (with some buck teeth as a grille). There were only two KT-4G models made.

According to the Kristi Snowcat website, “This new vehicle, named the KT-4G, was designed with the aim to reduce costs by maximizing use of standard automotive parts. Kaiser Jeep supplied the CJ-series universal frame and body, while power was delivered by a Chevrolet 6-cylinder engine mated to a Clark four-speed transmission and steering differential. The new Chevrolet engine was water-cooled, allowing for a car-like heating system.”

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J-20 Truck with Extended Bed on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

This extended J-20 truck would probably be pretty practical.

View all the information on ebay

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I know for sure it is rare, it is the only 1 I made.
There were some Extended cab Jeep pickups made/sold in Australia, and I have seen pics of 1 prototype in the state, but this is a 1 of a kind.

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1947 Custom Flattie Randle, WA $2900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Racing, Unusual • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $2900

This 1947 Custom Flattie is named “Double Joint”.

“I have a 47 with little to no rust
Has custom body work done
set up for 4 wheel steering
runs good.
Original engine, transmission, and transfercase
Title
Won the ridge runners mud races multiple years in a row
For me information please email me.”

http://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/cto/4147640219.html

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1947 CJ-2A with Funky Hardtop Plattsmouth, NE **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Auctions, CJ-2A, Parts, Sedan-jeep, Willys Wagons • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $800.

“This “Barn Find” is a 1947 Willys custom jeep! The original builder and owner worked as an engineer at SAC and also owned a Suds and Dogs restaurant. At one time it was a plow truck for winter and has a pto on the back for mowing grass in the spring and summer. Rusty!! Needs restoring. The motor is not original it is a ford falcon 6 seems to be stuck. Have no Idea about the transmission but do know that the drive shaft will spin if you lift the tires off the ground. The pto drive shaft also spins.”

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1962 Topless Wagon Katy, TX **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: Was listed at $5500. It appears to have sold. 

“This is a 62 willys wagon. Dana 44 rear axle, super hurricane flathead straight 6, 4 wheel drive, all original drivetrain, original motor, original transmission, and original transfer case. Clear title in hand. Runs great and gets lots of attention everywhere you go

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1963 Not-a-CJ-3B Jay, ME **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, CJ5 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000.

Wow. It doesn’t look like a CJ-B.

“63 jeep cj3b very solid ready for hunting $2000”

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John Jennison’s Custom Wagon

• CATEGORIES: Features, Sedan-jeep, Willys Wagons • TAGS: .

Charles sent a picture of this wagon. After some research, I learned the unusual modifications were completed by John Jennison, who was an Australian engineer, car builder, motorcycler and more. He had a vision for a jeep as a sports wagon. More information can be found at this vintage caravans forum and at Brendan’s this-old-jeep website.

John started with the old military jeep:

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More Pics from Charles

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images • TAGS: .

This first jeep looks like some kind of customized fire/crash wagon.

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1974 CJ-5 w/ Popup Camper in Colorado **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Camping, CJ5 • TAGS: , , , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8295

DP spotted this unusual CJ-5 with a custom built popup camper.

“1974 Jeep CJ5 with a custom pop up camper shell built by Phoenix pop up in Denver.
The Jeep has recently been painted and is in very good condition, it has a 232 inline 6 cylinder, 3 speed manual transmission and locking front Warn hubs and it rides on 35″ tires. The chassis wiring has all been completely redone as well as the upholstery.
The camper shell sleeps 2, it has storage for all of your gear and is set up for propane and self contained water. If you are interested in the camper let me know and we can discuss a price.
This is a fun Mountain vehicle but could also be used for hunting.”

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Bill’s Report From Alaska

• CATEGORIES: Features • TAGS: .

Bill filed a report on his trip to Alaska.

He writes, “Back from Alaska – assumption going, it would be the land of 4 wheel drives and lots of jeeps old and new.  Reality – the Toyota sedan is the vehicle of choice, Jeeps on the road from Fairbanks to Seward numbered about 2 dozen – none Willys era.  Bubba lives up there – see the M38A1 grafted to a Willys wagon, the Willys truck with a Ford or Chevy bed and the Willys truck with wire wheels.  There was a CJ3B fire truck I saw.

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1946 Unusual ‘CJ-2A’ Bozeman, MT **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Features, Unusual • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4950.

It’s funky, but appears in good shape.

“Running gear is from a vintage CJ2A. Body custom built. Equipped with stock 4 cyl engine, 3 spd trans, hi-lo range and 4 wheel drive. Mechanically strong, good tires. Good title and vintage plates. A lot of fun to drive and to look at. Good business mascot, parade vehicle or use on you acreage, at the cabin or lake.”

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1946 CJ-2A Sturgeon Bay, WI **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

Buzz found this crazy looking CJ-2A.

“1946 Willys jeep with an old school repower. Has a 1950’s flathead ford engine, this jeep ran three years ago but needed a pull to get started. One head was removed to inspect the cylinders. It looks like this motor may have the original bore but is ready for a rebuild. The distributer was removed and is missing. I will throw one in if I can find one in the shed. The body behind the firewall is made of plywood and fiberglass, it was nicely made but alot of the wood should be replaced if you choose to keep it as is. Original jeep dash and front sheet metal is in good condition. The frame is mostly solid but does have some issues at the front of the rear leaf springs and it has been notched for the steering gear to clear the engine. The engine is coupled to the jeep transmission with a rare adapter. Will be sold with a clear 1956 Willys title. The buyer will have 30 days to pick it up, if you send a trailer I can help load.”

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Unusual Stainless Flattie Knoxville, TN **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Features, stainless/jewels • TAGS: , , , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay

(08/19/2013) I’ve never seen a front end like that. Anyone else?

“THIS JEEP WAS SHOWN AT THE 1982 WORLD’S FAIR IN KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE. THIS JEEP IS GOOD FOR SHOW AND DRIVING. INTERIOR IS ALL BLACK AND THE SEATS HAVE BEEN RECOVERED WITH BLACK VINYL. IT HAS A NEW BLACK CONVERTIBLE SOFT TOP.

THIS IS A ONE-OF-A-KIND JEEP WILD CAT ALL STAINLESS STEEL. IT IS AN EYE CATCHER–GREAT TO DRIVE IN PARADES–TO TAKE TO SHOWS. IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT, THIS IS THE VEHICLE TO BUY.”

 

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1948 CJ-2A Francestown, NH $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

A little different.

“This was a frame up build project my son and I did 5 yrs ago. The frame was repaired and strengthen like the military version. Engine, tranny, transfer case, and axles all rebuilt. New leaf springs and shocks. All original running gear. Body made from 11gauge steel. Underbody Herculined protected. 12 Volt system. Electronic ignition system. Starts right up and is a fun drive. go anywhere!! this thing is great for the back words or hunting the deep woods or just plowing the driveway. Comes with an old jeep plow and tire chains. tires are in fair shape . a one of a kind. Call Bob at 603-547-2416”

http://nh.craigslist.org/cto/4022371259.html

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1946 CJ-2A “The Pope Mobile” Hondo, TX **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Unusual • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was up for barter.

(07/15/2012) As Mark notes,  “I don’t know what to say. is it the pope jeep?”.  So, if you have a visiting dignitary that needs a clear glass coach, I think this is just about there . . .

“Have a 1946 Willys Jeep that runs, no title. 12v conversion. Will trade for 50s Chevy project truck or car or BO. Has a homemade 2″ square tube windshield frame/roll bar with plexiglass. I can remove the frame if need be.”

 
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1963 Willys/Ford Truck JeepRod Indianapolis, IN **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Jeep Rods, Willys Trucks • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Was $4100. **SOLD**

It’s different.

“i have a 62 willys rat with a 50’s f100 front end and bed 305 chevy motor 700r4 trans air ride new vair compressors and bags”

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Another Usual Jeep from the Big Island

• CATEGORIES: Features, MB • TAGS: , .

Bill from Lime Street Carriage spotted this jeep siting on the side of the road south of Kona in the Captain Cook area of the Big Island of Hawaii. This is similar to several other oddly shaped jeeps near Captain Cook, HI,  (here and here) that have been for sale. There was no for sale sign on the one below.

It sure seems likely that someone built all of these.

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1958 Truck Pekin, IL **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was listed at $5850.

I’ve never seen front fenders extended quite like that.

“CHECK OUT THIS OLD SCHOOL BEAUTY! RUNS GREAT, DRIVES GREAT & VERY RARE. ALL TRADES WELCOMED. CALL MIKE ANYTIME (INCLUDING DAYS, EVENINGS UNTIL 10 & WEEKENDS)”

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Ad for Hickey 4×4 in Four Wheeler Magazine

I ran across this unusual ad for the complete setup for an unusual 4×4 in the February 1964 issue of Four Wheeler Magazine. The prototypes and parts were being sold by Vic Hickey (or he was acting as an agent). Anyone have more information on this? It appears to be a four wheel drive dune buggy.

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1946 CJ-2A/Wrangler(?) Greenwood, SC **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Unusual • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000.

Nope, never seen this mod!

“have a nice old 1946 jeep upgraded to a 12 volt system and newer front grill off a 12 volt later model jeep everything works on it ……….might be open to a good trade I like bangs and farm stuff”

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