Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. How about a half-century-old Willys pickup as a work vehicle?

I'm a city boy, so damn if I can pin down the year of this truck with any accuracy; in fact, I'm not even sure whether this thing is properly referred to a Willys, a Willys Jeep, or just a Jeep. I think it's of late-50s vintage, but no matter; one of our huntin'/fishin' readers will be able to recite chapter and verse of Willys lore just from a single glance at these photos.

The great thing here is that this truck still goes to work after five or so decades; the sign on the door shows that it belongs to the Accessible Home Lift Company.

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