CJ-3A Research Archives

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1952 M-38/CJ Cookeville, TN $7500 obo


Tom shared this one. This has a CJ chassis (maybe 1952 CJ-3A?) and an M-38 body.


“1952 Willys Jeep. 4×4, 4 cylinder, 3 speed, plus high and low, runs great, 4×4 works great. Clean Tennessee title $7.5 k or obo. Will also trade for old 70’ to late 80’sToyota Land Cruiser or Maybe a side by side.thank all for looking”

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1949 CJ-3A Belgrade, MT $11,500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $11,500.

Debbie is selling this nearly completed rebuild of a CJ-3A. It runs and drives, but still needs a few things completed. It has a new body kit.


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“My husband inherited this Jeep from his father and was in the process of doing a complete restoration when he passed away suddenly. He was always a meticulous worker and I think the pictures of the frame, engine, drive train, steering and brake assemblies show the quality of work he did. He completed all the mechanical and electrical work.

The engine was rebuilt and I have the receipt from the machine shop. It has a Saginaw steering conversion, a new dual master brake cylinder, and many other new parts which can be seen in the pictures. I have many receipts for the new parts he bought and installed. The body that was on it when he inherited it was very rusty, so he bought and installed a reproduction tub, fenders and rear seat frame. He saved the original serial number plate and body number plate from the firewall of the old body. I have those and they will be included in the sale.

The hood, grill, windshield frame, front seat frames and tailgate are the ones that were on it when he inherited it. I’m sure there’s other work he did that I haven’t mentioned. The picture showing the Jeep running with the headlights on was taken in September 2021. It runs great and just needs paint, upholstery, window glass, etc. to complete the restoration. I’m hoping it will be purchased by someone who enjoys these old Jeeps and will appreciate all of the fine work my husband did. I have a clear Montana title in my name, the VIN on the title matches the serial number on the firewall plate I have. $13,500.00”

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Year? CJ-3A Tustin, CA $4500


It’s a project.


“willys cj3a WITH TITLE non op. new oil lines, fuel line, filter, fuel pump, carb rebuild kit “I have a W-O carb for it”, and a complete brake over haul kit “everything” and a bunch of other new used parts ready to go. $4500 firm no if ands or buts. I dont have it running yet either.”

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1950 CJ-3A Carson City, NV $8000


Given it needs an engine and work, the price seems a reach.


“Classic 1950 Willys model 45. It needs a new engine and does not run. Great project.”


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1948 CJ-2A & 1950 CJ-3A Palm Coast, FL $2000


The price appears to be for both. No pics provided.


“A 1948 and a 1950 CJ3A for sale ! These are both project vehicles in rough shape no title the 1948 has a straight six engine 1950 no engine no transmission ! Call for details”

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1949? CJ-3A Ex-Racer Hood River, OR $3000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Racing • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/10/2021) This looks like an old PNW race rig.


“Mug bogg dragger has ford 9 rear end Danna 44 front built 350 with hurst shifter just needs back yoke on rear end and gas. Looking to trade for a 4by4 truck or cash”

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Year? CJ-3A APU Robertsdale, AL $700


Darron spotted this APU jeep for sale. It still has the dash gauges.


“1946 Willys Navy Jeep no engine but rest of drivetrain there, has been used as yard art and started to build rat rod at one time.”

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1949? Custom Jeep SC $2000


This custom project looks like a fair price.


“49 willys rock crawler project needs motor runs but has knock no title off-road use only. I was going to put a k5 drivetrain in it but I’ve lost interest”

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1951 CJ-3A Seale, AL $2500




“It’s not running right now,it was running,”

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1976 Stainless Flattie Jacobsburg, OH $18,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, stainless/jewels

This has been available for a while, but it’s the first time it has popped up on my searches.


“1976 Jeep, Stainless steel, Straight 6, 3 speed manual”

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1952 CJ-3A Georgetown, IN $7500


Needs a fuel pump at the very least.


“Good shape, solid, custom built aluminum fuel tank, runs, needs a fuel pump. Have title in hand.”

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1952 CJ-3A East Jordan, MI $11,500


This has been available for a while, but it only recently popped up in my searches.


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“For sale: 1952 willys cj3a jeep. 6 volt. Clear title. Professionally rebuilt WO carter carburetor. New points ,plugs ,condenser and coil. Almost entirely stock except for oversized seats and swing out tire carrier. The gas gauge works sporadically . Probably a ground wire issue. I don’t drive it more than 14 miles at a time so has not been a problem for me. The only other suspect part is the generator. The jeep only uses the battery to start it unless you use the lights. I just charge it up once a week to make sure it’s topped off. Everything else works as it should. Garage kept and only taken out in nice weather. I’ve had fun with it for 5 years, time to share with someone else. Asking $11,500”

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1948? CJ-2A? Rapid City, SD $6000


Listed as a 1948 CJ-2A, the body looks to be CJ-3A. The front frame rails lack the gussets. Might be a good price.


“1948 Willys CJ2A, 6 volt, start easy and runs great, drives, 4×4 HI & Lo work, all 3 gears & rev work, almost all OEM motor, Need to see, hear, and drive to appreciate, Nice little toy, clear title in hand.”

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2 CJ-3A? Bodies, 3 Frames Casper, WY $600

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts, CJ-2A, CJ-3A, Parts

It appears to be $600 for all. The white body looks to be a 3A. I can’t tell what the bottom body is. At least one frame is a 2A.


“Two jeep tubs and 3 frames. No titles. Year unknown.”

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1951 CJ-3A Summerset, SD $6500


The pics suggest this is still a project.


“***$6500.00 firm or 5k + trade!!!*** 1951 Willys CJ3a SBC 350 400 HP, Rebuilt Turbo 350 with shift kit, NP205 transfer case, Power Steering. 33” Super Swampers SX’s on the rear & Boggers on the front. Heavy duty Transmission cooler, Disk brakes front and rear, B&M Shifter. New fuel tank, Holley 650 Street Warrior carb, plugs, wires, MSD HEI distributor, all new fluids, alternator, Edelbrock fuel pump. Body is pretty straight, Runs and drives great 4wd works good. I have a set of Dodge Dana 60 front axles I was going to use to set up rear steer for $700 extra”

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1950 CJ-3A The Dalles, OR $4000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $4000.

(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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1952 CJ-3A Auburn, WA $15,250


This flattie has a variety of updates, including a replacement tub.


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“1952 Willys CJ3A Jeep 78 Iron Duke 4 cylinder 2.5 liter (90 HP, versus 60 HP from stock L-head; used in 80-84 CJs from factory) T14 3 speed, D18 2 handle transfer case, Warn overdrive (gear splitter) Dana 25/44 538 ratio.

Will do/maintain 60, but not really a freeway vehicle (ideal speed range 35 to 55-loves long rural roads). In the 9 years I’ve had this, only used 4×4 for snow. no off roading/mudding. 11 inch drum brakes. Saginaw manual steering. 31×10.5×15 tires (80% tread) Hood, grill, fenders & tailgate are original.

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1950 CJ-3A Yakima, WA $8500


This project needs completion. It has a Bobcat Fiberglass hood.


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“Whats been finished.
Engine conversion to 1989 TBI 350.
New leaf springs. New shocks.
New power steering. New brakes
New Painless performance wiring harness.

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1951 CJ-3A Meridian, ID $3495


Needs tranny work.



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1951 CJ-3A La Conner, WA $8500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/21/2021) Has updates.


“1951 CJ3A. Chevy 327, 3 speed manual transmission, dual stick transfer case, and stock axles. Fun to drive”

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1953 CJ-3A Nampa, ID $15,600

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A • TAGS: , , , , .

UPDATE: Price is now 15,600.

(04/19/2018) This one was purchased out of Clovis. You can see the ad from 2013 here.


“1953 Willys Jeep. Professional restoration done in Clovis California. In great shape. $3000 custom top. Has power steering straight body and ghost flames. Chevy v6 engine firm on price that is the low. Please no story tellers tire kickers or lookers..”

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1951 CJ-3A Kaycee, WY $7200


UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/19/2021) The body may need some work. The passenger floor has a patch.


“1951 Jeep CJ-3A. Great little jeep!Total engine rebuild, rebuilt starter, and clutch replaced 300 miles ago have paper work. The tub is in pretty good condition but has a little rust. Cool jeep just doesn’t get enough use.”

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1952 CJ-3A Tonasket, WA $10,000


Looks solid.


“1952 CJ3A Willy’s Jeep. 95% original. Runs good, minimal rust. It was restored in the late 1980’s. It has the original engine and tub. Bantam trailer can sell with the Jeep or separately. $10,000 for Jeep and trailer.”

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1949 CJ-3A New Plymouth, ID $13,950


This looks in good shape. It has some updates.


“Very nicely restored 49 Willy’s CJ3A, Buick 225 V6 1-1/2″ shackle lift with brand new tires, 31-10,50 15’s. 10 inch brakes all the way around. No tire kickers serious buyers only, no trades. Mileage unknown”

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1951 CJ-3A Lakeside, CA $3000


Doesn’t run. Rust mostly on the surface.


“Perfect Project Vehicle CJ3A doesn’t run, has WW2 Ford grill, pretty much all the parts are there, rust is mostly surface rust the worst spot on the whole thing is the tailgate. Could turn into a great project for someone. $3000 obo, I WILL NOT HAGGLE VIA TEXT.”

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