1947 Willys CJ-2A Fire Truck

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Willys CJ-2As were produced as early as 1945, and a small number were converted to serve as fire trucks. These rare jeeps were sold as “factory” units up until 1961. Most of the units sold through Willys dealers across the United States were converted by Howe Fire Apparatus of Anderson, Indiana or Boyer Fire Apparatus of Logansport, Indiana.

These small nimble 4×4 fire trucks were perfect for fighting small fires before they got too big. These jeeps could go were larger fire trucks would not fit.

Some CJ-2A fire trucks were also sold overseas. In fact, 20 Willys fire trucks built by Boyer Fire Apparatus of Logansport, Indiana in 1947 were sold by the Willys-Overland Export Corp. to the Brazilian military.

The one seen today was purchased from Mark A. Smith, founder of Jeep Jamboree USA, and is one of a few hundred made by Boyer.


  • Rare Boyer Fire Pump conversion
  • 3-speed manual transmission
  • Vacuum and manual wipers
  • PTO for the fire pump
  • Ax
  • Ladder
Manufacturer Willys
Production 214,760 built
Engine Options Go Devil engine, 63 hp & 105 ft./lbs. torque
Transmission Options T90, 3 speed manual transmission
Transfer Case Spicer 18
Rear Axle Spicer Model 41-2, 5.38 ratio
Front Axle Spicer 25, 5.38 ratio
Wheelbase 80 in.
Length 130.8 in.
Width 59 in.
Height 69 in., with top up
Curb Weight 2,137 lbs.
  • Client: 1947 Jeep CJ-A2
  • Filed under: Classic