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Custom Jeep Brooksville, FL $1000


Here’s an odd one.


“So, this has been in my family for quite a while. Believe my great grandpa ‘created’ this back in the 80’s and would mainly use it as a hunting vehicle. To my understanding mostly all the exterior is fiberglass, cab space is mainly sheet metal, engine and chassis are from an old jeep (willys jeep or jeep CJ) sometime in the 1940’s-60’s. Price is OBO, if you think you have any info on the chassis and engine based on the pictures let me know, I would like to learn more about it myself. Have the cylinder head and other parts but are in kind of rough shape as you could assume”
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1949 CJ-3A Chancellor, SD $1500


Engine is stuck.


“1949 Jeep Willys Jeep CJ3A. Been sitting since early 80s, have Dana 25 axles to swap with a willys wagon frame. The willys is 100% complete down to the key and 6v battery from the 80s. The motor is currently stuck but has been bathing in mystery oil the last few months. It was parked due to front axle situation. No title but your local tow yard can get you one for cheap. The frame is solid however tub has some rot, which is reflected in the price. If you are looking for an unmolested project, here is your chance! ”


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1953 CJ-3A Naches, WA Best Offer


UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/10/2023) It’s a project that sounds like it must be sold.


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“Selling my jeep due to divorce. I started complete down to frame restoration, I did all the no fun work leaving only the fun remaining. I have every nut and bolt. L 134 FLATHEAD MOTOR, I purchased 2 years ago and drove it home for disassembly, have changed the oil and filter, ready to roll. New carb, complete brake overhaul including new wheel cyclinders, shoes, springs, etc.. new master cylinder, radiator refurbished, new wiring harness, new ignition spark plug ignition wire set, fuel sending unit, speedo cable, brake lamp switch, anti squeak kit, body mounting rubber kit, accelerator linkage kot with throttle rod, many new parts im forgetting. frame wire brushed, painted, Cab rhino lined, bumpers, gas can spare tire rack sandblasted and powder coated. Entire body soda blasted and painted. Have original seats and custom seat with roll bar. I also have the overdrive for it. Have oringinal hard top, tires, doors, etc..This can be one nice jeep and actually already is. Just needs someone to complete it. I paid 7500 for it, prolly have another 2500 (at least) in new parts, and too many hours to mention.”

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1951 CJ-3A Milwaukie, WI $2500


This has a government plate on the dash.


“I KNOW IT ISN’T a JEEP PATRIOT but FB doesn’t list Willys and you can’t post an add unless you select SOMETHING so… Frame and tub are in pretty good shape. Needs motor. Rolls and steers easily. If you are looking to restore this model or make it an army jeep this is a pretty good platform to start with. Body panels are in good shape and the tub floor needs some work but is fairly solid. Frame underneath looks okay. This was supposed to be a restoration project but I realized I don’t have the knowledge or time so I would like to pass it on to someone else before the snow flies. Sat indoors for many years until about two years ago. Stays covered since. No title.”

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1952 CJ-3A JeepRod Mayfield, KY $2500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Jeep Rods

Unclear how much value is here.


“1952 jeep willys rat rod jeep. We bought it to finish it and just don’t have the time It has 305 with automatic trans got a 350 to go with it it ran when I parked it. I have the front gril and radiator which I just had worked on”

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1950 CJ-3A & 1947 CJ-2A Hubbard, OR $2750

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, Wood bodies

UPDATE: Still Available.

The CJ-2A’s body is wood from a Sears & Roebuck kit. Seems we have run across one of those kits before.




“Package deal of tona of parts and three Willy’s Jeeps. One ’47 CJ2A (white) complete but half the body is a plywood kit from Sears Roebuck. No title. Engine has lots of rust but repairable with a hot tank and time. Needs work but good frame and lots of good parts, or make it run again if you want.

One ’47 CJ2A just the body have the windshield, fenders, grille, seats, tailgate, and other metal for it.

And one ’50 CJ3A complete with title runs and drives but has bad tires, no brakes, no steering (the front crossmember is busted off, planned to chassis swap with the white 2A.) Grille is unbolted as is left fender to work on car. Has new starter and new ignition parts. Runs like a top stock fuel pump even works.

Planned to use the running gear from green one, body of the tub and parts, and chassis from the white one to make one nice stock jeep easily then use the remaining parts to build the remaining parts into crawlers or something fun.

Parts include:
Engine block in good shape will need cleaned up, cranks, cams, pistons, rods, oil pans, transfer cases, I think transmission, drive shafts, radiator, tons of body metal such as hoods fenders doors windshields (including glass) tailgates, parts to put a canvas top on, basically three entire jeeps worth of parts including lots of new parts worth ~450 from Kaiser Willy’s with receipt.

May split stuff. Yes the VW stuff is for sale too.

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1948 CJ-2A & 1951 CJ-3A Steven’s Point, WI $2500


Seller will sell both for $2500 or $1250/each.


“Both Jeeps are not running, but have complete engines and drive trains. Will sell separately. $1250 each, OBO.”

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1951 CJ-3A Maumee, OH **SOLD**


Update: **SOLD** Was $7500. …. Navy, not Air Force like I mistakenly put down. I saw the plane on the back and didn’t look closer.

This appears to be an Navy-themed CJ-3A.

“Frame-off rebuild by a shop instructor, lovingly. F-head, 134 CID, 4 cylinder “Hurricane.” Runs great with a nice warm-up. Seats, Lock-out hubs. No top. More pictures on request. 7500 OBO”

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1952 CJ-3A Lake Nebagamon, WI


Not sure what model of top that is.


“Been garage kept for last 20 years comes with few extra parts including two Willy’s industrial L134 engines has had top doors and heater. Has clean title”

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1951 CJ-3A Lu Verne, IA $1950


I assume “loose” means the engine is free?


“1951 Willys Jeep with snowplow blade. 4 cylinder. Chevy motor is loose. Body is in good shape. Bill of sale. No title.”

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1949 CJ-2A Milliken, CO $1500


A parts jeep that might be worth a look.


“1949 CJ3A body, frame, axles. Nice patina. Some extra parts included. No title. Price is firm.”

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Year? CJ-3A Opelika, AL $1080


Unclear if there is much value, but appears to have an early head.


“195? Willys CJ3a non running project jeep. Missing data plate will come with bill of sale. Located Auburn,AL”

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1949 CJ-3A Lone Tree, CO $2850


UPDATE: Price dropped to $2850.

(05/25/2023) Doesn’t run at the moment.


“Complete. All parts are here. Was turning the flywheel to tighten bolts and it got stuck. Not sure what the problem is but there was no impact, just a slow turn by hand. Should be an easy fix. The previous owner told me that the engine had been rebuilt. I never got far enough to find out. It rolls and stops. The 12 volt battery is good. I bought a new regulator and stater for 12 volts. About $400 for those. Running would b worth over $5,000. I am thinking $3,000 or the best offer close to that. Clear title. Kept indoors.”





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1951 CJ-3A Fresno, CA $24,999


This is a classic Fresno-area build with the oversize glass in the windshield, the doors, and more. It may include a soft top. I see no evidence it includes a Muller top.


“Very clean Jeep CJ3a, 2nd owner, owned by the seller over 50 yrs.
SBC 350, Turbo 400, Spicer 18 transfer case, Warn overdrive 25%,
Dana 30 front, fresh Dana 44 rear
(new bearings, gears and LSD), Warn winch, big brakes, clean paint, good tires, and new dual fuel tanks. Upholstery and carpet is 4 yrs old with very little use.
Can be seen by appointment in Fresno CA.
You don’t see many like this one for sale. Odometer just rolled over last week, perfect starting point for the new owner”

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1950 CJ-3A Brush Prairie, WA $7500


This sounds like it needs some work, but unclear the scope needed.


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“The Jeep was a project for our father who was dealing with some family health issues. This Jeep was like a model he had in the early years. We had a local shop do what I would describe as a makeover. They cleaned and painted the interior and visible exterior surfaces. They made what repairs were required to make it run and drive. In the process we replaced the canvas top, seats, gas tank, tail gate, starter motor, emergence brake kit among other smaller items.
The family enjoyed seeing him driving the Jeep on our property and it was a great distraction for all of us. If you’re interested in a project like this, the makeover we did would be a great first step towards a restoration project. There is the usual body erosion to deal with. The original engine, running gear and steering gear will require repairs to some degree.”

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1949 CJ-3A Gresham, OR $5000


Seller doesn’t appear to know what they have or what it is worth. My guess is that it has been sitting there a while. Value unclear.


“Selling for my brother in law. No idea what I’m selling.”


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1950? CJ-3A Rathdrum, ID $2800


I feel like we’ve seen a jeep with a similar top that is or was for sale.


“CJ3a project vehicle. It is very complete and fairly straight. Minimal rust. Has pto winch on it. Not running, NO TITLE!”

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1953 CJ-3A Reno, NV $5200


UPDATE: Price dropped to $5200.

(07/15/2023) This one has some mods.


“Oh1953 Jeep CJ3A Four wheel drive Buick V6 Runs and drives Good project vehicle Pink slip in hand”

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1951 CJ-3A Susanville, CA $2500


Unclear how much value is here.


“1951 Willys Jeep Cj3a, THIS IS A PROJECT….Ford 302, Mid 80’s Toyota 5spd trans, transfer case, front snd rear Diffs, I do not have any info or history on the Engine or drive train, comes with extra transfer case, rear differental, there’s extra leaf springs also.Engine will need to checked. The luft us a spring over axle . On NON-OP with DMV. Asking $2500 or best offer”

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1952 CJ-3A, Newgren Lift, & Other Parts Ottawa, Canada


Quentin’s got this jeep and parts. He notes that “Shipping for any of these can be arranged through Fastenal at Ogdensburg New York 13669″. Contact Quentin via P# at 343 777 4971 or by email at quentin.wyne @ trufficulture.ca (remove spaces from around the @).

1. 1952 CJ3A –   Asking $12000 USD.  Located in Ottawa Ontario Canada.



2. Newgren lift, frame only. , tag number 3625 $750 USD


3. Monarch Hy Lo pump. (not the one in this image, but exactly like it.) $75 USD.

4. PTO Rear Gear Box with Companion flange to drive shaft. $500 USD

5. Rear Draw bar set up for early CJ5, but will fit 2A and 3A. $100 USD

6. PTO Pulley belt $100 USD

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Year? CJ-3A and a 1949 CJ-3A Brant Lake, NY $4000


No title. Has some rust.


“1950-52 Jeep CJ3A, runs , new suspension and carburetor, plow , some parts, 1949 Jeep CJ3A for parts, no paperwork”

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1953 CJ-3A Quakertown, PA $2500


This has a fiberglass body that I’m guessing was made on the east coast. I’ve seen a few of these. It has the wide rim around the back and a slight angle to the dash.


“CJ3A military windshield, V6 engine, turbo 400 transmission, stretched to 12 inches, 1973 renegade rears. Mileage unknown”

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1952 Sand Jeep Carlton, OR $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Racing • TAGS: , .

Lacks an engine, but still may be worth a look.


“1952 Willy’s flat fender sand jeep selling it as a Roller, which means No Motor so don’t ask if it runs. Has a built power glide trans shifts firm with no hesitation. All gauges work, all the switches on the switch panel work. Will come with the electric water pump and fender well headers for your motor. Is set up for a Small Block Chevy. If you have any more questions please message me if your interested. Do not have a title will provide bill of sale”

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Year? CJ-3A? Snohomish, WA $1500


Unclear how much value is here. Thanks to TJ for spotting it.


““Barn find” last year licensed 2001. Set up as tow vehicle. Has a Buick? V6. Needs gas tank, seats, tires and brake job. Has been barn stored since 2001 until recently. Sound body and frame”

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1949 CJ-3A Blanchard, OK $10,000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/21/2023) This has a variety of updates.


“1949 jeep willys good condition 4 wheel drive works high and low. Good tires. Radio works and heater works also comes with a top and doors for winter time.”

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