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The DJ-3A “Wire Gauze” or “Dry Air” Filter

• CATEGORIES: Builds, Features • TAGS: .

Thanks to the DJ-3A guys I’ve discovered that my owner’s manual, which showed an oil bath air filter, wasn’t quite correct. The stock air filter for DJ-3As is actually a  “Wire Gauze” or “Dry Air” filter type. The oil bath filter was an upgrade option (and thanks to Bill for sending me one of these). When I looked to see whether my firewall had the holes necessary to mount the oil bath filter, I found the firewall had not been drilled. So, Rusty must have been equipped with a dry air filter.

As far as we know, Willys only installed the dry air filter on the DJ-3As. This same filter appeared on some Corvettes (why and which type I don’t know). It’s likely that if someone has one of these lying around, they probably don’t know what it is. If you happen to have one, I’d be interested in it.

Below is one example of a filter about to be restored with a modern mesh in the middle. Charles explained how the NOS filter material can be reproduced “A NOS corvette or DJ filter core is rare and expensive. Once in a couple of blue moons they show up on eBay. However, they can be made easily though. The inner and outer ring are made of extremely thin expanded metal. Make the inner ring, wrap around some air filter grade copper mesh wrap (eBay) and then wrap the outer ring and secure.”

According to Bill Brown, there’s a K&N filter that can be used. He couldn’t remember the part number, but the “OD of it is 6 3/8″; the ID is 5 1/4″; and the height is 1 1/2”. This is a filter with an accordion fold all the way around with a molded “rubber” top an bottom. Molded into both the top and bottom are a pair of K & N marks the Identification AO62B4 and the words Oil Type.”


This photo shows all the parts, except for the top.

Here are examples of the filter installed:

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1946 Sand Racer Spokane, WA $9500

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Looks like a nice race rig.

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“Hello and thanks for looking we are selling our sand drag race jeep due to health issues
What it is?
it is a 1946 All Fiberglass Willys CJ2A on a 1969 CJ5 Frame with a frame mount cage that is quick release to remove the body it take about 3 hours to make this car into a pile of parts

What it has?
Freshly Rebuilt Small block 283 Chevy with gear drive right about 350 HP built to run 110 Octane race fuel! the heads and intake where ported and polished and matched to the cam by Howard green(rip)
The transmission is a 2 speed Power glide with trans brake built by Malik Racing has a 4500 stall in it right now also comes with a 6000 stall has external trans cooler

Transfer case is a Dana 20
Rear End is a Dana 44 with 538 gears superior one peace axles and a loc rite locker
Front is a stripped down Dana 30 we don’t run in 4WD just there to met class specs
Rancho Ladder bars
B&M Ratchet shift
Hand Brake
New 5 Inch recall shift light tach
New Gauges volt ,Oil, water temp
New Battery
New Alternator
New Starter
New fuel pump and lines
16.5×15 Sand unlimited Paddle tires on ultra light Alcoha Racing rims
Custom Built Wheelie bars
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1961 CJ-3B & Trailer Louisville, KY $10,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, trailer • TAGS: .

Looks good.

“1961 Jeep Willys CJ-3B in excellent condition with only 13,600 actual miles. Original flat fender with Koenig factory wench. Original Hurricane 4 cyl engine, starts and runs great. There are only a couple of rust spots on the Jeep, no rust in floor or in toolbox. Comes with a Army trailer painted to match, also includes the original tires and wheels. I only used in parades and has not been off road. You will not find a better Jeep Willys in the country.”

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1949 Jeepster Niles, MI $11,500

• CATEGORIES: Jeepster • TAGS: , , .

Nice looking shriner jeep.

“A great running Jeepster that is parade ready! With bells, whistles and horns – really!
No rust and an interesting metallic paint scheme.
Have a little fun with this one!
Now owned by a Museum and it’s time to reduce some inventory.”

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1948 CJ-3B Auburn, WA $5900


I suspect this is a 1948 CJ-2A with a 3B fiberglass body. It appears to be a Bobcat body based on the wide rim around the edge. Could be a good price.

“Willys high hood. Fiberglass tub and hood. Steel fenders, grille, and windshield frame. New gunmetal pearl paint. Buick 231 v6 with edelbrock carb and intake manifold. 3 speed transmission. Warn overdrive. Front disc brakes. Aluminum radiator. New seats. Soft with 1 small tear in back. 33’s with a lot of tread. Overall pretty nice rig.”

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1948 CJ-2A Carver, MN $10,500


Looks in good shape.

“Nice 1948 Jeep Willys CJ-2A for sale. This spent most if its life on a farm. If you have the skills this mostly original provides a great base in which to really turn in to something or simply run around in it as it runs great.

This has the original motor in it which is really nice or swap for something stronger and sell or store this one. 77,xxx actual miles for a 69 year old vehicle shows extremely low miles per year. We have the soft top for it along with some spare parts including the mechanism for the wipers. Also have some rims Jeep wheels from another vehicle that we will give with the Jeep.

Son is getting married and needs a little extra help with the costs so we are going to sell to help. Asking $10,500 or reasonable offer. Check out the images and give me a call. ”

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1948 CJ-2A Yukon, OK $8000


Could use some closer pics.

“Bought this Willys over the summer and have used it as a weekend cruiser. Great little truck, engine and transmission are strong, small leak from front Diff and radiator.

Apart from those two problems it starts every time and hasn’t let me down yet. The front seats are perfect, new gas tank, and there is a back seat though it needs to be re-covered. If you are looking for a quick response send me a text, I also check email regularly.

Serious buyers only contact me, I really don’t have time to mess around, and I’m looking for money for my other Jeep project.

Now is a great chance to own a piece of American history, at a very fair price for a nearly no rust, great running, driver quality Willys Jeep.’

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1949? CJ-2A Echo Lake, WA $2300


Engine is seized, but it looks good otherwise. It’s been in storage since 1982. It’s listed as a 1949. Is that a stainless or brushed aluminum windshield frame?

“49 willys Engine is seized up 2300 OBO, By Owner. I am the 2ed owner had it from late 1970s,I have top and large wheels and tires. It was a lot of fun needs some work now as I have not worked on it for years it has been inside storage from 1982”

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1952 M-38 Miami, FL $15,000

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Has an interesting paint job. No description provided.

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Year? GPW Clarkson, WA $7000


It’s listed as a 1967. It doesn’t run, but looks solid.

“1967 Willys jeep. Not running, but body is in great shape. It’s been in my garage for years just collecting dust. Great project for one of a kind jeep. Text with questions.”

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1953 CJ-3B Cottage Grove, MN $8200


UPDATE: Still Available.

(09/17/2016) Has drivetrain updates.

“1953 Willys CJ3B. Freshly rebuilt 2.8L V6. Power steering, power brakes. Brakes have been upgraded with 11″ drums.
Also included: extra front and rear differentials, transfer case, and misc. extra parts.”



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1952 M-38 Murray, KY $4000


Engine need some work.

“Very good condition for unrestored Willys. Engine needs overhaul. Almost no rust, one small area in passenger floor board. Planned to do minor restoration but never got to it. Clean title in hand.Cash only, no trades. If the add is still here I still have it so ask all the questions you want, just not if I still have it. I don’t need help selling either. Thanks for looking.”



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1946 CJ-2A Fargo, ND $5500


This might have a Husky soft top. I’ve included a Husky ad from a 1966 Four Wheeler magazine for comparison.

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Husky Softtop:


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1947 CJ-2A Catskills, PA $600


Given the half cab, there’s value here.

“Willys 2a for repair or restoration. Engine is Missing..
Body needs repairs in front floors, overall is still solid base for rebuild..
$600 Need it gone soon”


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1953 CJ-3A Sault Ste Marie, MI $3800


Includes extra parts.

“I have a 1953 Willys jeep for sale that is in very good condition and runs excellent. I converted the electrical system to 12 volt.It comes with a very hard to find removable aluminum cab. The frame and body are in great shape. the engine is rebuilt. It has electric windshield wipers, a new gas tank, carburetor, fuel pump,distributer, radiator, generator, windshield and 2 inch lift springs. I have lots of extra parts including both front and rear axles, the original rims and driveshafts. The plow works excellent and has hydraulic lift and lower. For more info call Nine zero six 635 zero 192. my name is Bob. This is a land line so please dont text.”

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1944 MB/CJ-2A Alma, MI $2500


It doesn’t run at the moment. Has a VEC 2A body.

“1944 Jeep Willys CJ2A/MB/GPW
I have owned this jeep for 8 years and it has been a great project. Tub/Body is an early example CJ2a with tool indents. I got this jeep in to running condition and fixed it up to be a Parade and around town runner. Engine is a L134 “Go Devil” 4cyl with 3 speed T-90 floor shifter. The Jeep is mostly complete, but not a show piece. It has unfortunately sat for the last 4 years not getting used.  Although it did run when parked it will need to be gone through again to get it into running condition.

It comes with some rarer jeep parts including some stamped F(ford) parts, 3 solid disk(non- slotted) rims, and the early CJ2A tub with tool indents.

This Jeep will also have a clear Titled in my name for a 1944 Ford GPW, I licensed and insured the jeep as such, in the time that I’ve owned it. The Jeep has the accompanying data plate matching the title. I ran the appropriate serial number searches, with the state when I bought it, verifying no outstanding history. Getting this Jeep licensed and insured will not be an issue.

It has been a fun toy, that always grabs attention, but it’s time to move it on to someone who can invest time into it. ”

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1947 CJ-2A Oak Grove, MS $1750


UPDATE:Still Available.

(10/01/2016) It’s a project that includes a Sears half cab.

“For Sale 1947 CJ2
(I thought it was an CJ2a but there is no “a” on the title)

Has been partly taken down for body work… my Son was tinkering with it, but it needs alot of work and we don’thave the time.

4 cyl “Go Devil” Engine: Not running… Needs either mechanical work or just replacement. (Allot of folks just swap out the old motors for Chev 350’s)

Has a half Cab: probably a Sears model they were very popular back in the day.

Front Hubs: “WARN”
New Steering wheel

Its definatly a “Project Jeep” so if thats what your looking for, then call me.
It’s $1750.00 firm”


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1952 M-38 Priest River, ID $3500


No pics provided. If it is as nice as advertised, it could be a good price.

“1952 Willy’s m38 Jeep
Original 4cyl engine runs great!
New brakes and cylinders all 4 wheels
New electronic ignition
New oil pump
New fuel pump
New gas tank and fuel lines
New driveshafts front and rear
New water pump and belt
New wiring all through
New gauges
Runs and drives great!
$3500 OBO”

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1946? CJ-3B Winter Haven, FL $1000


Hard to tell how much value is here.

“Willys jeep project motor turns but dos not run but most allcomplet 1000 obo”

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1970 DJ-5 & CJ-5 Body Redding, CA $400


Could be some parts value here.

“1970 Jeep (old mail jeep), with CJ5 tub. “PROJECT” not running! Clean title, non-op, with plates.
Please review pictures.”

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1954 CJ-3B Camden, AR $2500


No pics provided.

“1954 Willys Jeep CJ3b Project. Body sandblasted and painted, all body holes filled, very slick, interior rhino lined. 2 good engines , V6 Dauntless with new aluminum radiator, and original f134 professionally rebuilt but never installed. No transmission. 2 sets of front and rear ends.Too much other stuff to list. I quit on the project and moved on to another. just need it all gone. $2,500 firm for all,”

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1942 GPW Eustis, FL $2500


$2500 gets you the engine and the jeep.

“1942 ford gpw. non scrip tub has original data plates witch match frame #s . truck needs total restoration. have most all parts to complete some new some nos . engine is a newer cj willys civilian block .but is the right l 134 4cil flat head . out of truck on stand here it run.. motor ran good so I re gasketed it new exhaust manifold . fuel pump. carb rebuilt. complete from carb to pan. runs good. will sell jeep or motor no parts 1500.00 jeep 1500.00 for motor 2500.00 for both”

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1947 CJ-2A Hanska, MN $1500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $1500.

(08/25/2016) It’s a project.

“1947 Willys cj2a needs some work to get going but would be a good project motor is loose was a barn find has been parked in barn since 1981 could use a new tub, breaks, etc has the go devil motor have too many other projects at the moment”

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1947 CJ-2A Ronks, PA $5500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/03/2016) Must have an F-head swap.

“4cyc, new top and seats run good see pics $5,500 or $5,800 with plow”

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1949? CJ-2A Crete, NE $1500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/14/2016) Engine looks in good shape.

“1949 Willys Jeep, complete, clean title, has hi-LO hydraulic pump, engine is free $1500 firm”

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