CJ-3A Research Archives

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1945? Rock Crawler Firestone, CO $26,000


Amy asked me to post this highly modified crawler. I’m not sure there is anything dating to 1945 on this one! More pictures and videos can be found here – https://www.dropbox.com/sh/m9dvay032hdqk0u/AAA1fK-i6DvyuOK8Yq5YkFD2a?dl=0



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“1945 Jeep Willys 2a Rock Buggy. Lot’s of upgrades and very capable. South Dakota Title in Hand TJ Steering Column TJ Brake Booster / Master Cylinder 1987 HO 302 Ford – C6 Auto Trans Fi Teck Fuel Injection Atlas TCase 4.3 Ratio PSC Hydraulic Assist Steering D44 Front Axel with RCV M300 Axel Shafts (Both from a 1978 Ford Truck) D60 Rear with Yukon Axel Shafts Both Axels have 4.11 ring and pinion with Yukon Grizzly Lockers Sound Bar Rugged Radio CB Radio 40in Trepador Competition “Sticky Compound” Tires Dirty Life Beadlock Wheels King 2.0 Shocks with Eibach Springs 19 Gallon Fuel Cell Sidewinder Shifter Aluminum Radiator with SPAL Fan

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1949 CJ-3A Mandan, ND $13,000


This appears to have some diamond plate patches on the front floors.


“Original engine, Original body, after market bucket seats, New paint , been restored in running condition”

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1949 CJ-3A Norris, MT **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8500.

Has a v-8.

“1949 Willys restored runs great does not have the original motor and will go 70 miles an hour down the road new tires fully restored I have the original motor that goes with it 8500”

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Year? MB? Salome, AZ $6500


Listed as a 1943, I don’t see anything thing here that is 1943ish. This jeep appears to have an M-38A1 or early CJ-5 frame, given the front springs have reversed shackles. The grille is likely a repro grill in the M-38 style.


“1943 Willys military jeep Custom · Driven NaN miles Stroker small block chevy, 5 sets off road tires,3 transmissions, 2 transfer cases, aluminum bow tie heads, tunnel ram,heads,valves, rods,hard top with hard doors, clutches,pressure plates,bell housings 2 much 2 list all spare parts included! Over 20 grand in parts alone! Serious inquiries only please! Very nice toy!!”

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Year? CJ-3A Farmington, CA $1500


This might have a gov plate on the dash, but I can’t tell for sure. Unclear why the sis listed as a 1955.


“1955 jeep Willys no motor”

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1953 CJ-3A? Anacortes, WA $5000


The seller’s reference to the Bobcat of the 1950s is incorrect. This is the “bobcat” jeep from the 1950s. The Bobcat body wasn’t developed until 1969.


“1953 Jeep willys bobcat the body is all fiberglass it was a proto type for throwing out of planes but never were produced. This has a ford 302 v8 that runs strong it needs work here and there but nothing major. Im putting a new clutch and brake master cylinder on tommorow. I have title in hand and it has collector plates hollar if you have any questions.”

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1950 CJ-3A Spirit Lake, ID $4000


The tub is supposed to be rough, but we’ve seen worse.


“Project I’ve lost interest in. Too much to list, starts and runs, I have everything for it I drove it home when I bought it. Tub is in rough shape but the rest is good. I have the original title for it from Hayden. Lots to tell please contact for more info!!! The Jeep is apart at the moment. But easy to put back together”

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1949? CJ-3A? Athens, GA $3500


This is an odd build. The seller also has a 1979 CJ-5 for sale.


“Old Jeeps; 1949 Willy’s rat rod, with Chevy 350, powerglide, convertible hardtop with 8lug full width axles. 1979 Jeep CJ 5 with 304 V8 manual trans, needs full restoration. $3500 ea. as-is. FIRM. If you buy both as-is non-running $5k firm. If you want me to make them run to drive onto your trailer it will be $6k FIRM for the pair.”

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1950 CJ-3A Yakima, WA $7000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/10/2021) 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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1950 CJ-3A Rathdrum, ID $4000


Engine runs.


“Project I’ve lost internet in. Too much to list, starts and runs. I have everything for it I drove it home when I bought it. Tub is in rough shape but the rest is good. I have the 1959 title for it from Hayden.”

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1949 CJ-3A Leavenworth, WA $2100


UPDATE: Still Available.

(04/15/2022) Looks like a good project.


“1949 Willys CJ-3A Jeep.
E/W monster pto winch..
Po had a Buick v6 engine in it and cut a little of the firewall to accommodate it.
Body and floor metal in good condition except for rusted in normal areas that all.old jeeps were prone to do.”

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1949 CJ-3A Cypress, TX $14,500


A Warn OD is included, but it is non functional.


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“1949 Willys CJ-3A. In good running order. Only thing that does not work is the waren overdrive unit. Has mid 70’s 2.3L Ford engine. Rebuilt transmission. Replaced last 4 years, all brake components, all clutch components, carburetor, timing belt. Top is older but had stitches redone. Have extra transmission and transfercase.”

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1952 CJ-3A/M-38? Sandy Valley, NV $12,000


No pics provided.


“1952 willys jeep
flathead 4 engine many extra’s parts available
parts catalogs/mechanic’s manuals
3 speed trans/high-low range/2and 4 wheel drive
12000. or best offer
my health is bad and can’t use it”

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1950 CJ-3A San Bernardino, CA For Trade


Anyone recognize the transfercase on this rig? It appears that the pic at the very bottom was taken before the jeep was painted gray? This may have a Bobcat hood.


“1950 jeep willy
327 hipo, headers, super low gears to much to list. Fun little city jeep.
Fast, light. Will trade for something cool, classics, rat rod, hot rod, Lincoln continental, I can also add a little cash on top of trade.
Pink slip in hand clean title.
Jeep is plasti dipped marine brown.
Rims are plastidip black.
Jeep is painted grey.
Forgot it does have a fiberglass hood.
No I don’t need help to sell .
No scammers…don’t have time for ya!
Bolt on mufflers but I perfer straight pipe.”

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1944? MB/CJ Santa Margarita, CA $6500


Listed as a 1944, it might be a CJ body on an MB chassis, but hard to tell from these pics.


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“1944 Willys Jeep 4×4
Willys 4 Cylinder Engine
Runs great
Fun Farm Vehicle
Manual Transmission
Removable Windshield included”

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1952 CJ-3 Beaumont, CA $2000


It looks like the body may have been stretched some (to fit the CJ-7 frame) and the gas-inlet hole covered over.


“52 willys project. Clean title. 87 cj7 frame. 360 engine. In pieces ran when parked.”


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1955? Flattie Broad Brook, CT **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $14,000.

This has a replacement body. This may be a 3B or a CJ-5 chassis given it is a 1955.

“Beautiful 1955 Jeep Willys frame off restoration, only 753 miles since it was restored. Has a Buick V6, 3 speed manual,everything is new. Warn winch. This is a show vehicle. Price is firm. Might consider trade offers, no junk please.”

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1949 CJ-3A Leon, WV $12,000


For John Deere fans …


“1949 Willy’s Jeep runs and drives has new 12 volt charging system and front disc brakes take 12,000”


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1952 CJ-3A Williamsport, OH **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7500.

Needs some brake work. This has about a 3″ to 4″ body lift.

“1952 Jeep Willie’s CJ3A. 351 Cleveland automatic transmission. Somebody put a hydraulic steering in It. Break need cleaned up from setting.”

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1952 CJ-3A Greenville, PA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $10,000.

(03/30/2022) Seems solid. It’s got an early 2A grille and a few other mods.

“Selling this 1952 Jeep CJ-2A Willy’s, this is an awesome time capsule jeep, has a new best top on it, comes with doors as well, freshly painted and restored, it runs and drives great, all the lights, horn, gauges…etc work, parked in the showroom come check it out! Asking $10,000, open to any trades or offers!”

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Year? CJ-3A? Peyton, CO $10,000


Listed as a 1948 and described as a CJ-2A, this seems closer to a CJ-3A.


“I have an old Willys flat fender jeep available for sale. This is not a true military jeep, just a CJ2A it was done up to look like one. It does run and drive but it will need a throw out bearing and new brakes. I purchased it from an estate, the gentleman who built this put a lot of time and love into it. No, the machine gun is not real. It does come with all the accoutrements pictured though.  Bill of sale only but I can assist you with obtaining a title”

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1952 CJ-3A Redondo Beach, CA $11,000


This has a variety of updates. The front floors have diamond plate.


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“Hazzard Fabworx of Spokane has reworked the suspension, power steering, changed out all the fluids, battery, serviced the diffs/transmission/transfer case/overdrive, swapped in disc brakes all around (‘94 Geo Tracker) and installed lap seat belts. It has an “odd fire” V6 motor, Dana 30 front/Dana 44 rear both with 4.27 gears, T90 3-speed transmission, Dana 18 transfer case and a Warn overdrive. I will say the original overdrive was a Warn but the owner before me had it rebuilt by Herm The Overdrive Guy in Washington, so it’s physically a Husky case now. It also has a Warn 4500 lb winch mounted on the front. The odometer reads 30k and change. The thing still runs and drives great. It doesn’t burn oil and still has the original VIN plate. The story I got when I bought it was that it was a forestry service jeep in Oregon, hence the decals”

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1951 CJ-3A Spanish Fork, UT $1500


This project may be a good price.


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“I have owned this for three years, and basically the only time I touched it is to move it from the garage to the shed. I am selling it to buy a first motorcycle, so if you have any trades, feel free to shoot me an offer. The engine, transmission, and transfer case are out of it, but I have them all. The engine was supposed to have been gone through by the previous owner, but I have never cracked it open to check. The body is mostly straight, except for the sizeable dent in the rear left corner, and a small rust spot on the passenger side. $1500 o.b.o. Text or call with any questions. I would like it gone by Wednesday, but it’s not the end of the world if it isn’t.”

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1950 CJ-3A Eugene, OR **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

Unclear how much value is here.

“1950 cj3a Runs drives, no brakes New carb and fuel pump.”

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1949 CJ-3A Wenatchee, WA $6500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $6500.

(03/22/2022) This has a variety of updates. That’s a CJ-5 Sears/Meyers hardtop.


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“This is a 49 Willy’s Jeep CJ2a. Has been in the Ballard family for over 50 years! Has a 1979 Ford 2.3 engine. Original manual transmission and rear end. Chevy Impala tilt steering column. It does run but hasn’t been driven very much for a few years. Has a Western 6 foot 6 plo”