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1954 CJ-3B Elk Grove, CA $13,000

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Looks nice.

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/d/willys-cj3b-jeep/6722553850.html

“1954 Willy’s 3B, this Jeep is equipped with a small block Chevy V8 that runs strong, automatic transmission, Dana 20 transfer case, Newly built Rear Dana 44 axle with Detroit automatic locker, Newly built Dana 30 with Detroit TrueTrack with Warn locking hubs and disc brakes, both newly rebuilt axles have 4.27 gears. 33×12.5×15 all terrain tires, 15in American racing wheels. Optima Red Top battery, B&M shifter, power steering and dual fuel tanks. Also will come with smittybilt tow bar and tow lights. Currently registered with title in hand.

Now for the bad news, recently spun a bearing in the transmission and front drive shaft does not clear the transmission pan, will either need to be converted to manual trans or swap the transfer case for a Dana 300.

13k obo, not looking for trades feel free to text any time or call after 4pm weekdays anytime on weekends.”

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4 Comments on “1954 CJ-3B Elk Grove, CA $13,000

  1. David Eilers Post author

    Depends on what you want to do with it. If you want to do some difficult jeeping, you might want to put in a tranny with a granny gear. If you’d be more inclined to run in the sand or down the road, a Muncie, Ford Top Loader, or something else should work fine. That’s just off the top of my head. If it were me, I’d swap out the Dana 20 gears for Dana 18 gears (plus the Bronco gear) so that I’d have a lower range transfer case.

  2. Kevin Hanley

    I have a 54 CJ3B with a Chevy 350 Engine/Turbo 350 Transmission/Dana 20 Transfer case. My solution to the driveshaft/transmission clearance was to buy a deep dish transmission pan that holds 2 extra quarts of fluid. I then cut back the pan along the edge along the driveshaft and welded in a piece on an angle. I would estimate it still holds 1 extra quart of fluid over stock.

  3. David Eilers Post author

    Hi Kevin,

    Sounds like a good strategy! My driveshaft ran pretty close to my Turbo 350 as well.

    – Dave

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