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Puzzling Through DJ-3A Bezels

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Features

The DJ-3As guys were exchanging emails the other day about a little known change in headlight and parking light bezels and housings during its production run. I’ve organized the information they sent and found additional information online. Hopefully, I got everything correct.

For the DJ-3A, the parking light and headlight changes occurred in 1959, with the DJ-3A switching from the 2A/3A headlight and parking lights to the later model parts. Other models (CJ-3Bs, trucks, CJ-5/6s, and wagons) had their parking lights changed in 1956.

HEADLIGHTS BEZELS:

1956-dj3a-bezel-measurements

From 1955 to UP TO 56337-15802 in 1959 the DJ-3A used the same headlight bezels as the CJ-2A/CJ-3A. Some people call these the flat bezels and the later models bug eyes.
Autolite headlight (early) UP TO 56337-15802 HL DOOR
– (CHROME) WO 643732
– (BLACK) WO 640695

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1962-cj3b-bezel-measurement

From 56337-15802 in 1959 to 1964 the DJ-3A used the later versions, also used by the CJ-3Bs, trucks, Jeepsters, wagons, CJ-5s (1955-1971), FCs, and CJ-6s.
AFTER 56337-15801 HL DOOR (CHROME)
– WO 649518

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The way the headlight bezels mount is also different:

headlight-bezel-housings

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PARKING LIGHTS AND LENS CHANGES:

From 1956 to 1959 56337-14103 the DJ-3A used the same parking lights and bezels as used on CJ-3B 1953-1956, CJ-5/6 1955-1956, Trucks 1953-1956, and Wagons 1953-1956.
– (BLACK ENAMEL) WO 910199 (1956 ONLY)  2 3/4″ diameter
– (STAINLESS STEEL) WO 119204  2 3/4″ diameter
– Lens WO 119206

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From 1959 56337-14103 to 1964 the DJ-3A used the same parking lights as the post 1956 CJ-5/6s (til ’63), Trucks, Wagons, and FCs,
For Lamp Code (KADH)
– (Bezel) WO 718140 6 or 12V 2 1/4″ diamater
– Lens WO 718138 6 or 12V 2 1/4″ diameter

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The parking light housing was also different. The early housing mounted with horizontal holes, while the later housing mounted using vertical holes. The CJ-3B sites explains the differences.

 

 

4 Comments on “Puzzling Through DJ-3A Bezels

  1. Blaine

    For the later headlight bezel I’ve found that early 50’s Dodge cars and early 70’s Dodge Motorhome are the same fit but have the Chrysler part number and maybe a slightly “build”.

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