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1950 CJ-3A The Dalles, OR $7000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/05/2020) A ran-when-parked specimen (though looks like it was parked many years ago). It includes a set of rare X-Style Desert Dogs which look little used. Unclear how much value is here, but the price seems to overestimate the value.

“1953 flat head ford v8, Was told it ran when it was parked. The more I put into it the more I will raise the price. Elec front winch, pto rear winch. If your interested i will get it started before I sell”

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6 Comments on “1950 CJ-3A The Dalles, OR $7000

  1. Brad

    I can’t find any indication of a rear pto winch. The Facebook add says it is an automatic, but I see a clutch pedal. When the steering column parking brake is released it could be a tight squeeze getting it.

  2. David Eilers Post author


    I can only guess that it includes and UNINSTALLED rear pto winch? I’m pretty sure that brake would hit my knee when released, but it is definitely a unique setup. I can’t recall seeing it installed that way.

    – Dave

  3. Mark S.

    There looks like there are two parking brake levers on steering column. I think they are in the released position when up, pulling them down to apply. Maybe one to each rear wheel, applied after exiting jeep, for winching operations, definitely strange setup.

  4. Dave from Mn

    Price is way to much. Believe that some used to use individual rear brakes for sharper turns in the woods. Could also be to stop a spinning wheel and put power to the other.

  5. David Eilers Post author

    My guess is that someone got tired of the transfercase parking brake (perhaps, like Dad’s CJ-5, theirs caught fire*) and, instead, installed more modern rear brakes with the parking brake inside the drum. Then, rather than combining those parking brake lines, the builder found it easier to run them to an easily accessible place (aka the steering column).

    *I can still remember the fire. I was around 10years old. It was a cold, early morning. Dad and I were driving to some jeep club event. We hadn’t gone a couple miles from home when either he or I looked down and saw some flames underneath the jeep through one of the many gaps in the floor (not rust, just no boots on the tc or tranny … I was always fascinating at watching the ground roll by under us). Dad pulled over, grabbed the extinguisher, and blew out what he later determined to be a grease fire in or around the transfer case parking brake. We turned around and went home, where he promptly pulled off the parking brake drum (and never replaced it).

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