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1954 CJ-3B Elk Grove, CA $17,000


UPDATE: This looks to have new tires and rims since the last time it was listed in 2018.

“The time has come to but the 1954 Willys Cj3b up for sale. 17k OBO

Engine: 1969 Chevy 307ci
Transmission: Recently rebuilt Th350
Transfer case: Dana 20
Front axle: 73 Cj5 Dana 30 with 30 spline axles, Detroit Truetrac, disc brakes, warn hubs and 4.27 gears
Rear axle: 73 Cj5 Dana 44 with 30 spline shafts, Detroit Locker and 4.27 gears.
Wheels and tires: 5x 17in Method Racing wheels and 37×12.5×17 Maxxis Trepadors. All tires have 80% tread and spare has full tread.
Clean Title in hand and smog exempt.
Duel gas tanks”


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Older pics:

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4 Comments on “1954 CJ-3B Elk Grove, CA $17,000

  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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