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Now This Looks Cool

Discussion in 'eBay and Craigslist' started by 1957Willys, Aug 25, 2019.

  1. Aug 25, 2019
    1957Willys

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  2. Aug 25, 2019
    Keys5a

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    That is a bit different. Looks like it started out as an MB/GPW from the rear floor and rear axle. No idea what the rear body enclosure it from..
    -Donny
     
  3. Aug 25, 2019
    Jw60

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    I like it a lot.
    But I can already hear it...
    "Cool postal truck dude!"
    :banghead::gaah:
     
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  4. Aug 25, 2019
    Boyink

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    Brazilian maybe? First time seeing suicide doors on a Jeep!
     
  5. Aug 25, 2019
    rusty

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    That would be a fun project .
     
  6. Aug 25, 2019
    Nebr1957CJ5

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    That is pretty cool, I'd drive it
     
  7. Aug 25, 2019
    Glenn

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    Looks decently made.
     
  8. Aug 26, 2019
    Howard Eisenhauer

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    I'm gonna say dropped in from an alternate universe. :confused:
     
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  9. Aug 26, 2019
    colojeepguy

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    I tried Googling Brazilian Willy's, and didn't come up with anything that looks like that. I wonder if it's Spanish, or Italian, or Japanese, looks too well done to be a Bubba job.
     
  10. Aug 26, 2019
    Ric-san

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    463ABE4D-B992-4533-BBFD-503448562FE1.jpeg

    Those front fenders look like they were from the never made into production CJ-4....
     
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    Howard Eisenhauer

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    They're closer to the Jeepster units but not that close.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Nebr1957CJ5

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    So, what we are learning is none of the usual jeep needs that cruise this site know what it is, it looks too solid to be home made, and is also fairly unknown to even its owner. Outside of a weird import, what seems more likely, a one off coachbuilt Jeep or a weird prototype that is suddenly appearing?
     
  13. Aug 26, 2019
    47v6

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    There are some people who are "Bubba" with some serious skills..Maybe this was made by a talented fabricator.. Stranger things have happened.
     
  14. Aug 26, 2019
    Boyink

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    I've seen some Willys Wagons stretched to 4 doors by early railroad companies.

    I'm guessing a one-off custom or prototype by some kind of a coachworks shop.
     
  15. Aug 26, 2019
    Keys5a

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    I'm going to guess that this vehicle was made in the late-40's/early-50's by a specialty commercial vehicle manufacturer, such as Boyerton that made bread trucks and delivery vans. The slope up to the base of the windshield, and the width of the body suggest it was purposefully made for the Jeep frame and running gear. Jeep sold cab and chassis vehicles to specialty manufacturers all the time, most commonly Jeep trucks for firefighting vehicles. I have seen a CJ3a "factory" built as a brush truck, and the only Jeep body was the cowl, hood, grill, and fenders. The rest was custom/purpose built.
    I suspect some small manufacturer built a small batch of this vehicle for rural mail delivery, or some similar delivery use. It is certainly unique, but is too well proportioned and built for a Bubba backyard special.
    -Donny
     
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  16. Aug 27, 2019
    masscj2a

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    All I know is it has very high cool factor and if I lived in Cali. I'd be popping over to take a look see. I think who ever built this had a plan for use and executed well. I'd own that in a heart beat.
     
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    Muzikp

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    ITLKSEZ

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    Boyertown Body Works? That’s my hometown!

    Boyertown Body Works, Boyertown Auto Body Works, Boyertown Carriage Works, Ltd., Paul R. Hafer, Boyertown Body and Equipment Co., Battronic - Coachbult.com

    If you’re ever in that area, they have a pretty impressive museum.

    Collection | Boyertown Museum | Historic Auto Attractions

    I did a quick google search of “Boyertown Body Willys” and this cute guy popped up:

    [​IMG]
     
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    masscj2a

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    I think you head the nail on the head.
     
  20. Aug 30, 2019
    Nebr1957CJ5

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    That wagon conversation has what we would generally refer to back in the day as a "fivehead", but it would still be cool as hell to own one of those Frankenstein looking rigs
     

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