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Year? CJ-3A? Sarasota, FL **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

Greg alerted me to this project that runs. It’s got Overland Diesel’s Kubota swap kit.

“Dad was a military vehicle enthusiast, collector, and master restorer for nearly 50 years. This is a frame off restoration. This restoration is particularly unique as this jeep was converted from gas to a turbo diesel. This 1953 Willys was the last project he took on before exiting this world last year. My dad had some really good military vehicle friends committed to help me get this project wrapped up to this point where it is now ready to transition to a new owner. This jeep is 90% complete with fresh new paint, new body, new tires, new windshield glass, new seats, and more. Jeep starts, runs, stops, and looks great! The new owner can enjoy the satisfaction of performing the final finishing touches such as wiring, emergency brake cable, exhaust system/muffler.
See videos below of the Jeep being started and driven.
Jeep located in Sarasota, Florida. Can assist with pickup/shipping.
Good luck bidding!!

Additional Info:
Converted from gas to Turbo Diesel
Runs and looks great!
Kubota Diesel V2003T engine
M38 Body mounted on a CJ2A Frame
New body, new tires, new glass, new seats”









9 Comments on “Year? CJ-3A? Sarasota, FL **SOLD**

  1. MATT

    A little bit left to do on this rig but a very nice build. The adapter(s) is what I’m really interested in.
    Great job.

  2. Mike

    I view this as a nice restoration, but what is the advantage of a diesel engine? In my opinion, it’s a dis-advantage as a selling point to most buyers. I’m not being critical, I just don’t know why you would want anything other than a gas engine in a classic Willys restoration. I think it detracts from total value of the vehicle.

  3. David Eilers Post author

    Bill … now that you say it, it’s got a CJ grille.

    Mike … I think the advantage is for the person who wants a dependable, strong, more powerful engine. After watching Bill (CJ-5) and Andreas (truck) have no problems with their engines, I was sold on it as a good repower alternative.

  4. Terry Chicago

    Mike, the clear disadvantages would be the availability of diesel and maybe the price of diesel. Advantages… Diesel fuel last for years and not months like gas. And probably the only 1 % of flatfenders having diesel engines, which I believe should increase the value then.

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