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1960 Stretched CJ-3B Vista, CA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $12,500.

“For sale or trade is my CJ3B Willys flat fender Jeep that is stretched to CJ6 length. Below is a lot of info, so please take the time to read it . I call it a CJ6B (CJ3B body at CJ6 length).”

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• Body, title, VIN, VIN plate, and original black California plates are from a 1960 Willys CJ3B. Clear title and current registration, both in my name. Tub is stretched behind the door openings; seats 4 adults. It sits on an early CJ6 frame. The wheel base is about 104″. Plenty of leg room & head room all around.
• Engine: Buick V6 225 odd-fire, about 8,000 miles on it since rebuild by previous owner; new battery, aluminum 2 core radiator, electric fan, heavy flywheel, known for allowing low rpms and good crawling,

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• Transmission: Ford truck T-18, w/ 6.32: 1 low granny gear, 4 speed manual
• Transfer case: Scout Model 20 twin stick with a 3:1 Tera low kit
• Front axle: International Scout 2 Dana 44, Chevy truck disc brakes, ARB locker, high steer steering/HD tie rod, 5.38 gear ratio, manual locking Warn hubs
• Rear axle: International Scout 2 Dana 44, Ford Explorer disc brakes with Lokar e-brake, Detroit hard locker, 5.38 gear ratio
• Tires: Five 34″x10.5″x15″ Super Swamper TSL on 5 star chrome/steel wheels. Plenty of tread. Miscellaneous nicks and scuffs from wheeling in the rocks.
• Suspension: 4″ Superlift soft ride leaf springs, Edelbrock Extreme Travel remote reservoir shocks; flexes very well and keeps the rubber on the ground.
• Seats: Front are grey Mastercraft high backs with rain covers and 5 point harness; rear bench seat is a grey Racetrim, 42″ wide with removable headrests and two 5 point harnesses.
• Roll Cage: 1.75″ diameter full family cage, bolted to the tub; has a nice snap on shade cover
• Windshield is a vented windshield from a 1942 Willys MB or GPW. You can open up just the glass for a little breeze, fold it down, or easily remove it entirely by unscrewing the two wing nuts
• Winch: Old school Warn 6000 sidewinder winch with synthetic line. Don’t let the 6k rating fool you. This winch gets it done. It has righted flopped Jeeps and pulled buried vehicles out of sand. It has a fast line speed.
• CB: Basic Midland 40 channel CB radio; drive-in speaker for external speaker; PA speaker under the hood; quick release antenna.
• On-board air: York compressor under the hood with a 2 gallon ViAir tank; plumbed to front and rear.
• Miscellaneous: Power steering, manual brakes (dual master cylinder), 12 gallon CJ5 steel gas tank with a heavy duty skid plate; swing out tire carrier, no top other than the snap on shade cloth, rear bumper has a receiver hitch; quick release removable steering wheel; thumb throttle which has helped me out of a jam many times; the lights work; the gauges work except for the cheapo tachometer isn’t wired, 2 gallon Rotopax gas can
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17 Comments on “1960 Stretched CJ-3B Vista, CA **SOLD**

  1. Niels Pedersen

    I really like this one. I’d like to see a SBC for the power due to size and type of the build.

  2. SD Joel

    If I wasn’t just about done with my long travel baja build, then I would most definitely be interested in this. A good looking rig using good proportions with proven OS parts. Nice job!

  3. Mike

    LOL. This is my Willys. I’m familiar with the CJ3BL. It was partly the inspiration for the stretch. That’s why I didn’t stretch it at the door openings like most guys do. I call it the CJ6B as a joke. It’s a CJ3B on a CJ6 frame at CJ6 length. Get it. Thanks for the nice comments.

    David, keep up the great work with the E-Willys site. I love it.

  4. clem

    I like this !! The first thought in my mind was that other CJ3b with the slope hood. Wonder if that is possible ? Is that a drive in speaker I see in the dash ?

    You did a great job on this !!!

  5. Michael Carroll

    lol, yes it’s the speaker for the CB. I think there was already a big hole there; I can’t remember.

    I just realized that’s an old engine picture. Since that picture I put in a fresher 225 odd-fire that reportedly had about 8k miles on it. The old engine was working, but feeling tired. The newer engine has Kenne Bell valve covers and a York compressor for on board air.

  6. Joe in Mesa

    The M151 series gauge cluster plate is also a nice touch: and very practical, I imagine :-).
    Overall pretty great… including the color!

  7. David Eilers Post author

    Hi Roy,

    I haven’t seen this one pop up on Craigslist in a while, so I suspect it sold. I’ve updated the post.

    – Dave

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