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CJ-3B, CJ3b

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1956 CJ-3B Wharton, Tx $2500


This runs and drives, but needs some restoration.  This may make a good project.

“Offering for sale my 1956 Willys CJ3B Jeep. I have too many projects and this one need a new home. It is a candidate for restoration as it has not been customized and has all factory parts. 6.50 X 16 inch mud grips in good shape. Jeep starts and runs fine. Four cylinder F head -134 engine is strong – NO SMOKE, NO LEAKS. 5:38 ratio axles so this is not a freeway jeep. New fuel tank, clutch, starter and flywheel ring gear. The transmission has been rebuilt and has about 20 miles on it. The seats are original and in good shape due to the metal cab. Cab has excellent glass, door glasses roll up/down. Cab was built by Koenig Iron Works (Houston, TX). and is solid. Jeep has surface rust and some rust in traditional places. Steering is good with minimal play. Heater, headlights and gauges all work. Converted to 12V with one wire Delco alternator. Brakes will need some work to make it safe to drive. This would make a great hunting (keep you and your equipment dry) or a great ranch jeep. I will give you a BILL OF SALE and am asking $2500 CASH to make this deal.

Scammers please leave me alone

Call Gary 979-FIVE 33 – 188 four (cell) or 979 – 53 TWO – 0 1 3 four (home – leave a message and I will return your call)”


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1953 CJ-3B Flowery Branch, Ga **SOLD**


UPDATE:  Was $2500. **SOLD**


“1953 Willis jeep. Rare flat fender high hood. All original overhead valve 4cyl. Runs good. Has complete soft top. Selling for friend who has owned this jeep almost 10 years.”

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1958 CJ-3B Scranton, Pa $1500


Runs and drives, but needs clutch.

“I have what I believe (after researching serial numbers) to be a 1958 cj3b willys jeep for sale.Do not have a Title though .It was given to me with a bad clutch several years ago by a friend, I was going to just use it around my property or make a project vehicle out of it later on if I could aquire a title for it.I have started it several times since aquiring it and the engine sounds pretty good considering the age of it and the fact that it sat a few years before me aquiring it.I did drive it around a little bit and the gears all worked but the clutch was slipping so bad I had to park it.It would make a great project vehicle or for parts for someone elses project (since the parts are probably hard to find).I did call the DMV and it sounds like you could possibly get a title for it without to much hastle given its age.asking 1500.00 for it.Also has a small plow with it.Thanks for looking Ray”


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1953 CJ-3B Canon City, Co **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1200.

It’s a project, but this might make a good project.

“In great shape. mostly all original. definitly is a project. engine was swapped to a ford 302 with transmission adapter. transmission and transfer case are disassembled but present. decent tires. asking $1200 or trade for guns, ammo, gun safe, reloading equiptment. or skid steer attachments. posted only a couple of pics but we have plenty more, just ask.”

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1954 CJ-3B Billings, MT **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000

This looks good.

“1954 willys jeep
original motor, runs good
good condintion.
has always been parked inside.
60390 miles”

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1954 CJ-3B @ Jeeptruck $9000


Scott is selling this over at Jeeptruck.com

“1954 CJ 3b flat fender high hood. This jeep is in excellent condition. It has the original 134 C I hurricane motor, and all original running gear. Rust free throughout. I purchased this jeep just the way it is. This is a turn key jeep, runs and drives excellent.   $9000   email: tugnewriver@vzw.blackberry.net phone: (954) 868-4916   Scott”


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1953 CJ-3B Austin, TX **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1600

“1953 Willys Jeep.  Have title”

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1954 CJ-3B Walden, Co $2250


UPDATE:  Price dropped to $2250

(08/16/2010) You can see another body in the background. This seller is selling all of his jeep stuff.

“54 Willys 3B, all original runs good, but is rough. minor rust, floors excellent. Seats are original but have been redone with springs and marine vinyl, new gas tank, otherwise needs pretty much everything, steering and brakes poor, original wiring needs to be redone. 4 wheel and low range work good. I also have a later 3b body which is in pretty good shape for 650..”


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1954 CJ-3B Portage, Wi **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $11,000

“For sale 54 Willys CJ3B Jeep, 2 yr old frame off total restoration. Front axles have been upgrade to newer ujoint style, rebuilt motor. New Besttop full top. Ready go anywhere. All setup with plow, if decide you want to plow with it, has the optional Harris heater and optional turn signal. Runs great, looks great. Ready for car show or work around the farm.”

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Army 1960 CJ-3B Fort Meade, MD **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5500

(01/22/2011) A reader named Luke asked me to post his CJ-3B that was originally purchased by the Army.  I double checked to make sure this wasn’t a M-606 and the seller assured me that it was a CJ-3B and notes that “The data tag is marked SN 62151, which matches the last 5 digits of the VIN. All data tags are included in the sale.”  You can contact the seller through the craigslist ad or contact me and I’ll provide his contact info.

“For your consideration is a 1960 CJ3B, which was purchased under contract from Willys by the Army. It has the data tag, with serial number matching the underhood data tag to confirm this. Early in the life of the jeep, it was modified with two fuel tanks, either by the factory, or by the Army.

The engine, transmission, transfer case, and differentials are all in excellent operational condition. There is no smoke produced by the engine when running, and little to no noise when driving.

The brakes are rebuild and work well, the paint was applied by me. There is some rust, but it’s very typical of older jeeps, and does not harm the jeep. The jeep is currently registered as a Maryland Historic Vehicle.”

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1954 CJ-3B Tipp City, Oh $3000


This might be a good price.  It appears in good shape.

“Selling my military vehicles: 1954 Willys CJ-3B (commonly called the “High Hood”) = $3000″


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1954 CJ-3B Owensville, Mo **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000.

This looks like a good price.


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1953 CJ-3B Denver, Co $14,995


Looks nice enough.

“1953 Willy’s CJ3B!!! – $14995 (THE CAR SHOW inc. 719-635-7311) ——————————————————————————– 1953 Willy’s CJ3B!!! Green Exterior with Black Interior!!! Vinyl Upholstery!!! Price: $14,995.00

For details, call  (719) 635-7311

or text Jerry at   (719) 337-6817

…or visit our Website to see additional pictures and video!

THE CAR SHOW inc. 3015 N. Nevada Avenue Colorado Springs, CO 80907 Phone: 719-635-7311 Stock # CN1117 (DENVER)”


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1961 CJ-3B Portland, ME **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay

“Well, here we go loyal Jeep fans.  Don’t let this one get away.  This may be your last chance to own an ORIGINAL RUST FREE CJ-3B.  If you are looking for a truly rust free example, then this is it!  No new panels, no new floors, no new fenders, all body panels and tub are original to this CJ-3B.  Never any rust repairs, all original sheet metal.  Mostly original paint, touched up here and there over its 50 years.  Underside is clean as the topside.  All drive train is original and in terrific condition.  Original WARN OVERDRIVE was installed by the 1st owner to allow driving on the roads without taxing the engine with high RPM’s.  All general maintenance was performed last fall by a licensed mechanic.  Top and door frames are original with new black fabric in excellent condition.  Original wheels included. Original owners manual and service manuals included.

A few years ago I went on a search to find an original, not restored, rust free CJ-3B.  I always liked the high hood look of the 3B.  I intended to bring it to our family camp and use it as a grocery getter and let the family use it to scout around.  I didn’t mind doing the mechanical maintenance on it, but did not want to chase rust.  I found this 3B from a southern man who was the second owner.  He had the 3B for seven years and put 6000 miles on it.  The maintenance was done by a family member who was a licensed mechanic.  The general items, brakes, wiring, hoses, etc were tended to.  It was always garage kept and used primarily for pleasure. Although he did accumulate a few prizes at local car shows.  The 1st owners used it for forty-one years on the family compound.  It was garage kept and accumulated 29,000 miles.  General maintenance was kept up with no major events logged.  It has a clear title.  I had the 3B shipped to me and had a licensed mechanic run through it.  I brought it into town twice (6 miles), but never to camp.  The 3B has sat in a humidity controlled warehouse waiting to venture out.  Unfortunately, work has kept me at bay and it looks like it will continue into next year.  It is time to pass the torch on this CJ-3B to someone who can enjoy it!”

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1953 CJ-3B Arizona **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $12,000

Charlie is selling his well restored CJ-3B.  You can read about the restoration at the CJ-3B Page.  It has approximately 3000 miles on it.

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1953 CJ-3B Hinckley, MN **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $4000

(09/21/2010) You had me at teel wheels with desert dogs.  The reason for the sale is sad.

I have ALS sd cant drive tis anymore. Great shape, Must sell. All original 11,000 miles”

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1957 CJ-5 Canton, Oh **SOLD**


UPDATE:  Pics now provided (thanks Bob). Was $2000. **SOLD**

“All original, very solid Willy’s Jeep”

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1954 CJ-3B Los Alamos, NM **SOLD**


UPDATE: Was $1000. **SOLD**

Engine frozen and body rusted.

“54 CJ3b Has not run since 1978. Engine does not turn over. Body is badly rusted where channels are located. No title. Great restoration project. Nearly complete. Missing one hood latch and part of the turn signal switch as far as I know (probably missing a few other minor parts I don’t know about). The drive train appears complete and original. Has lock out hubs, hardtop, heater, vacuum brake booster, vacuum windshield wiper. Has 47,300 miles on odometer. Located in Los Alamos, New Mexico. If I was restoring it, I would probably buy a new body for it. The frame looks good for restoration.”

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1954 CJ-3B Kalispell, MT **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $1550

This looks like a great price.  That’s only 500 miles from me … hmmmm.

“1954 CJ-3B. This early CJ is in good condition and runs very well. The carburetor has been rebuilt along with a new fuel pump and filter. The fuel tank was removed and cleaned then treated with a chemical sealant made especially for the task of restoring old fuel tanks. The original 4-cylinder engine also received new plugs, wires, oil, filter, etc. this past year.

The drivetrain is original and in proper functioning condition. The 4-wheel drive works as well as hi/low range. The electrical system is the original 6 volt and also functions properly. Head/brake lights, turn signals and even the electric wiper (converted from vacuum) all operate well.

The hydraulic plow works. It’s lifted by a single cylinder and swivels manually. It has a fresh coat of Caterpillar-yellow paint on it.

The interior of the CJ is pretty basic with a late-model bench seat put in sometime in the past. There is an under-dash heater plumbed in but its working condition is unknown at this time. The fuel gauge does not work; there is no sending unit in the tank. The windshield has several cracks.

The major areas of concern on the vehicle are the brakes and front suspension. The brakes do work, they are just very soft and the pedal goes to the floor. The fluid is full so likely the master cylinder is shot and/or the brakes need bleeding. The front suspension is very worn from carrying the plow for many years. Also of concern is most of the tires have very little tread and all are severely weather-checked.

Overall this is a very sound Willys that can be restored or used as is for plowing in the winter (even has a block heater). I haven’t spent a lot of time underneath it but there is not a lot of rust. You should come make that evaluation yourself. I can get more detailed photos of any areas of concern if you’re a very serious buyer. Realize it’s nearly a 60 year old vehicle though and priced very reasonably. MT title is in hand; vehicle has not been registered for the road since the early 1980’s.”


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1953 CJ-3B Menocino County, Ca **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4500.

This includes front and rear PTOs.

“1955 Willys Cj3b. It has original F-head hurricane 134 motor, T90 transmission, PTO winch, Harrison heater, powertake off on rear bumper,but is not hooked up, soft top made by best top. New painless wiring harness converted to 12 volt, towing bar. $4500 O.B.O.”

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1953 CJ-3B Rochelle, Ga **SOLD**


UPDATE: Was $3500. **SOLD**

(04/09/2011) The front bumper area has been modded, but it looks pretty stock otherwise.

“1953 Willy’s Jeep with F-134 Hurricane engine. This jeep runs great.”

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Year? CJ-3B Fanwood, NJ No Price


UPDATE:  Still Available

(10/25/2010) The seller is listing this as an antique….

“Please call John at 1 908 295 8134. A REAL ANTIIQUE!!.”


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1960 CJ-3B Ambulance Spokane, Wa eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  Back on eBay

(03/25/2011) This is cool!  I found pics of a similar one on the CJ-3B Board from Macedonia.

“1960 Jeep CJ-3B Ambulance. It runs and drives. Imported from Turkey. Orange in color. doors still work. Needs fuel tank. Awesome and rare restoration project. Pictures tell it all. Email with any questions. Thanks”

View all the info on eBay

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1953 CJ-3B Virginia City, Mt **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4200.

(10/13/09) “1953 willys, good condition, runs great, no rust. herculiner on the inside, new seats, good paint. needs minor repairs such as seals in rear and front end, just dont have the time to mess with it any more. asking $4500.

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1963 CJ-3B Lawrenceburg, TN **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was on eBay.

Here’s an ex-Forest Service jeep with plenty of original extras.

“1963 Willys CJ3B U.S.F.S. Jeep for sale. This unit underwent a very expensive rebuild down to the last nut and bolt during 2006-2007. Since then it has lived in our dry garage with a soft cover on it. It has about 540 miles on it and used on sunnydays, a few weddings, parades, crusing the Nathez Trace, etc. I just uncovered it, cranked it up and drove out in the yard and snapped these pictures.If you are a Willys person you can see the care that was taken in putting this unit back into service. The color is 1962 willys cerulean blue with correct seats and covers. We have a rear passenger seat not shown that goes with it. The new sheet metal is from Willys Overland in Toledo, OH. All mechanicals are remanufactured by professionals, no patching, period. In addition to the standard equipment: F-134 Hurricane Engine, 3 spd transnsmission, 2 speed transfer case, original 1962 lock-out front hubs, 16” willys steel wheels. The goverment agencies added from the Willys Dealer on this one: Belt Driven Variable Speed Engine Governor, Rear P.T.O. Drive for Implements, Front P.T.O. Drive for the Keonig King Winch with plasma rope, Warn Over Drive for Highway travel, Fuel Pump with Vacuum Motor to operate 2 Windshield Wipers, F-3 Engine Oil Cleaner, Spartan Self Cancelling Turn Signals and more. Everything is as it should be. We prefer an alternator to insure reliability. The jeep is very quiet, and safe. If you want to built a rust free “new” willys you will spend double the price of this one. If you want to go on fun Jeep Rides and be the talk of any car show, it is available. Look on www.cj3bpage.com and go to 1962 owners. It is feautured there with another write-up and more pictures.”