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1949 CJ-3A Mount Shasta, CA $6500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/15/2019) This has a replacement body.

“49 Willy’s Jeep with a 4 cylinder Ford pinto motor. Air lockers front and rear. I have a bikini top and a soft top for it.”


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4 Comments on “1949 CJ-3A Mount Shasta, CA $6500

  1. Richard Young

    What’s the best way to spot a replacement body? I was told if you look under the hood on the drivers side firewall, an “L” indentation was a sure sign. Is this accurate?

  2. David Eilers Post author

    I have not studied the “L” so I couldn’t say for sure.

    If you look at the body, you’ll see it has passenger indents like an M-38, but lacks the M-38’s battery cowl lid. That’s almost always a tell tale sign the body is a replacement body. I’ve seen a few replacement bodies that had the passenger indents, but also had an MB/GPW -like glove box instead of an M-38-like glove box.

    Also, if you look at the lower left part of the grille you can see it is set to be mounted like a hinge-mounted M-38 grille (at least one hole at the grille bottom is visible), but this grille is mounted underneath like a CJ-3A grille. So, it’s another reason to think the body is a replacement body.

    I hope that helps.

  3. David Eilers Post author

    Yeah, I am trying to figure out how to organize and preserve the info on the site and in my head. I have concluded it will take multiple books to capture the “best of ewillys”.

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