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Current bid : $5,600.00
Starting bid: $700.00
Buyer's Fee: 8%
# of bids: 40
Closes: Auction is closed
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Zipcode: 19372
Started: 9/28/2012 3:39:20 PM
Ended: 10/15/2012 7:00:00 PM Eastern
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Custom ID: Brush 38
Year: 1975

The Thorndale Volunteer Fire Company is selling a 1975 Jeep CJ-5 previously utilized as a brush fire unit.  This vehicle is owned by the original owner and it was delivered on June 7, 1975.  The configuration into a brush fire unit was completed by the Brush Buggie Corporation  prior to delivery.  Configurations included the integrated roll cage, water tank, extended front bumper with fire pump, and emergency warning lights and sirens.  The vehicle was refurbished in May of 1993 by Fire Company members.


1975 Jeep CJ-5

258 Cubic-inch 4.2 Liter Straight 6

3-Speed Manual Transmission

Manufacturer Date of Jeep: February 1975

BF Goodrich Mud-Terrain T/A Tires

                Size: LT235/75/R15

                Tread Depth:

                                Driver's Side Front: 18/32”

                                Passenger's Side Front: 18/32”

                                Driver's Side Rear: 18/32”

                                Passenger's Side Rear: 18/32”

GVW: 5,500 lbs

250 GPM Gorman-Rupp Exhaust Powered Centrifugal Pump powered by a 9 horsepower Briggs & Stratton 4 cycle motor (Rebuilt during May 1993 Refurbishment)

110 Gallon UPF Poly Tank (Added during May 1993 Refurbishment)

Hannay Electric Hose Reel with 100 feet of Garden Hose

Mileage: 13,625 (As of 9/23/2012)

Inspection Expiration: April 2012

Front Axle Rebuilt: May 1993

Ball Joints and U-Joints Replaced: May 1993

Shocks Replaced: May 1993

Steering Dampener Replaced: May 1993

Re-sprung Leaf Springs: May 1993

Radiator Replaced: November 20, 2008

Fuel Pump and Filter Replaced: March 14, 2009

Equipment Included:

                - Federal AeroDynic Lightbar

                - Federal 100 Watt Dynamaxx Siren Speaker

                - (2) Brush Rakes

                - (1) Spade Head Shovel

                - (1) Pulaski Tool

The water tank has a 1-1/2" inlet for filling the tank.  Pump provides water to hose reel as well as 6 foot garden hose stored under the passenger's seat.  Vehicle is capable of "pump and roll".

Damage includes a tear on the driver's seat upright portion, a small tear in the passenger's side seat upright portion, a dent on the passenger's side front fender, and dent on passenger's side jamb.

This vehicle has been garage kept since it was new is in good condition.

This vehicle will be sold in “as is” condition.  The vehicle is located at 3611 East Lincoln Highway Thorndale, PA 19372.  All prospective bidders may contact Assistant Chief Dan Donnachie for further information on the vehicle or to schedule a visit at

The Thorndale Volunteer Fire Company reserves the right to reject any and all bids.

Payment Details: Accepts cash, money order, or cashier's check. Payment due at time of pick up. Vehicle must be picked up within 7 days from the end of bidding.
Q: Hi looking at the jeep. Do you have to be a municipalty to bid? Also what does the underneath look like any rust, dings or bangs? Does the motor smoke or burn any oil? Or any seal leaks? Is there hard suction that goes with this or is the jeep filled by tankers or hydrant? This might make a nice collectors piece. Thanks Larry   posted by: 7548  10/14/2012 4:55:02 PM
A: You do not have to be a municipality to bid, see the FAQ's section of this site located here, If you send an email to the address above and request photos of the underside, they can be sent to you. The motor does not smoke or burn oil that we know of and there is not any seal leaks. No hard suction included, we fill it from a garden hose or pumper truck. This would make a nice collector's piece as this is a very unusual set-up.

Q: Hi' Is there power steering?  posted by: 2319  10/7/2012 2:48:25 PM
A: No power steering

Q: Hi' Is there power steering?  posted by: 2319  10/7/2012 2:47:09 PM
A: No power steering

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