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1951 CJ-3A Palm Desert, CA $4500


Has a Sears hardtop.


“1951 Willys Kaiser flat fender, ran 5 years ago mostly original, has parts to add a PTO, extra tailgate, extra gas tank, extra tires, flat head four cylinder 3 speed manual transmission and high/low, 2 wheel drive and 4 wheel drive transfer case, vintage nos side steps, and rare original rear seat. I got it to start but needs a carb kit”

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1951 CJ-3A Ramah, NM $2000


Unclear if it runs or not.


“Good tires, Ramsey 8500 lb. capacity winch, lockers, great in snow, in rough condition, but great for off road or ranch work Swisher receiver hitch. New Battery, but needs to be charged since it’s been sitting a while. Used an atv snow plow thru the winch, but plow was sold. I believe it has a small Ford engine, but not sure. Husband passed, so I don’t have specific info on it.”

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1951 CJ-3A Billings, MT $3500


Has some mods, including the repro/custom fenders and steps.


“1951 Jeep Willys CJ3A, Original, Runs and drives good. $3,500.”

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1955? Flattie Chico, CA $4000


It’s a project.


“Body is straight put Toyota axles under it all brakes and shocks are new no motor have a couple different transmissions have chrome rims interior is roll on bed liner”

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CJ-3B Postcard

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Features

UPDATE: Chief Detective SteveK realized this is actually a CJ-3B. I thought it was a poorly done CJ-3A.

I snagged this 5″x7″ postcard off of Craigslist. For some reason it is depicted with a CJ-3B raised hood bump along the top side of the hood.

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1953? MB/CJ Palmdale, CA $5500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/28/2019) Seems to be a mix of MB and CJ parts.


“For your consideration
1953 Jeep Willys
New rebuilt overhead valve motor
New clutch
Rebuilt carburetor, starter and 12 v generator
New master cylinder
5 new rims, tubes and tires
Jeep starts great, drives , stops and turns like it should
clean title, not registered due to only being used in property
comes with extra new clutch and a few misc. extra gages, heater, winch and gun rack”

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1951 CJ-3A Reno, NV $2499


UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/24/2018) Seller will consider offers.


“Here I have a 1951 Willy’s Jeep. Bought as a project for my dad and I, but he’s not here anymore, so I’m looking to part with it.

The motor is a Buick Dauntless 225 V6, runs strong, has a new alternator and fan belt on it.
New gas tank has been hooked up and splashed. Secondary gas tank under rear seat installed but not hooked up
Muncie 4 speed transmission
Aluminum hard top
New front seats
Clean title in my name

Asking $4,000.00 OBO
Contact me, come and see it, shoot me an offer, can’t hurt, most I can do is turn you down.”

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1950 CJ-3A Coachella Valley, CA $4500


Has some updates.


“1950 Willys jeep with a Buick v6 swap runs great, nice seats, cage, small lift, perfect for the trails. Currently non oped but can be registered. Open to trades really looking for sas toyota will consider jeep cherokee (no grands) 4runner, harley, diesel truck don’t be scared to make me an offer”

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1952 Model? Sutter, CA $5200


No pics provided. I’d guess it’s an M-38 or CJ-3A.


“Getting rid of my jeep. I don’t have the time to fix it up like I planned. Has a buick v6 runs great. Full cage 35s on it.”

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1942 Flattie Poughkeepsie, NY $8500


Richard is selling this modified flattie originally from California.

https://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/cto/d/poughkeepsie-1942-jeep-willys-upgraded/6832856330.html or on eBay

“Shipped in from California a few years ago…1942 Jeep has had modern upgrades and is for the individual looking to drive/use it, not for the purest. The frame has been channeled and reinforced, re-powered by a HIC equipped 12v Buick v6 coupled to a 4sp SM420 with warn overdrive.

Steering uses a modern box and linkage, shock towers moved higher and reinforced. Custom full cage, front and rear bumpers. The PRP bucket seats have been pushed back into the boxed a wheel wells for a more comfortable driving position.It sits on 33” swampers and true beadlocks. The upgrades done have been to improve on/off road safety and capability It’s a very light and easy Jeep to maintain/trailer, every time I have it at an event it’s the only one of its kind. Family wants to travel with me looking for a JK if you have a trade.”


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Year? Flattie Bowling Green, KY $8000


Interesting that the CJ-2A windshield has been cut down form the bottom. I don’t think I’ve seen that done.


“V8 with cam jeep
360 made buy American motor company
Clean 41 willys jeep title. Hasn’t seen mud yet since build was finished
Danny44 front 10bolt rear
4 speed manual shifts and runs grate sounds amazing!!!!!
Sell for 8k or trade for rzr or Cummins”


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1949 CJ-3A Kennewick, WA $8500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/05/2018) Has a variety of updates. I haven’t seen this one around the Tri-Cities.


“Chevy 350, Turbo 350 automatic, twin stick Dana 20 transfer case, Dana 44s front and rear. Rear Detroit locker with 4.56 gears. Buckshot PR radial tires (33inch), Holbrook 3 inch lift, Weld wheels, Fuel racing cell, electric fuel pump, flowmaster exhuast, Hooker headers, electric cooling fan, Painless wiring, custom roll bar, KC speakers, Kenwood stereo, leather seats, four point seat belts, AutoMeter gauges, ArmaCoat inside and underneath. Things not working: fuel guage, windshield wipers, speedometer and horn. Invested a lot into this Jeep. Fun Willys. ”



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1949 CJ-3A Modesto, CA $4000


Lots of updates.


“49 Wyllis Jeep. Has been modified to accommodate trail, four wheeling, working on property and driving around town. Currently placed on Non-Op status. Engine is 1963 Buick 198 ci bored to 225ci. Custom headers. Front differential is Dana 44, Detroit Truetrac limited slip. Rear differential is Dana 44 with Detroit locker. Rear axle is a custom made heavy duty Warn axle. Front brakes are from Ford F150, rear from F100. Transmission is SM420, 4 speed on floor. 50 pound flywheel. Transfer case is model 18. Drive shafts (front/rear) are custom made to length. YJ leaf springs front and back. Rancho shocks front and Monroe air shocks back. Tires are 34 x 10.5 Interco Super Swamper. Soft cover and doors are in good condition. Currently redoing front and back lights (wire pulled, still need to be hooked up). Parking brake needs to be installed. NOTE: Electric winch not included.”

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1953 CJ-3A JeepRod Phoenix, AZ $7500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Jeep Rods

UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/28/2019) Lots of custom work here.


“Hesitate to call a rat rod. 53 cj3a body,complete fabricated frame Dana 44 disc rear,Mustang 11 front,4.3 chevy v6,700r4 trans,all fresh. No junk. Not quite done small stuff some wiring windshield, wiil yard drive now. All work personal done by myself. Will have a bonded title,with az vin.”

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1950 CJ-3A Yoncalla, OR $6000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $6000.

(08/29/2018) No pics provided.


“1950 Willy’s Jeep cj3 flathead 4 cly runs and drives great green color all original except for reupholstered seats. “

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1950 CJ-3A Timbo, AR $1000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $1000.

(01/15/2019) Not sure how much value is here. Has a Koenig hardtop.


“HAS CLEANE TITLE In good shape but has rust in the floors and the rear passenger side the original motor and transmission are in the Jeep it has a original top on it that came from Texas metal works the top is completely and has very very little rust don’t know about the motor it is 4 wheel drive everything is there to the Jeep even the back seat”





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1950 CJ-3A Yuma, AZ $8500


Has lots of mods.


“1950 Willys CJ (original axles, 3 spd transmission, trans case), (Buik V-6, power steering), runs good, no rust, original Arizona Jeep, clean title, $8500”

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1949 CJ-3A Lonedell, MO $7500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $7500.

(02/12/2019) Has some hat channel rust. Includes a half cab.


“Willys jeep for sale. Jeep is in good condition. It runs and drives good, like an old jeep. Lights work. Brakes work. The motor was rebuilt by previous owner, around 5 years ago. It does have a half cab and doors that come with it. Some body channels are rusted, but has no effect on it.Tires are in good condition, not weathered or cracked. It has a clear title. Has
had the seats all redone with new foam and fabrick. Please call me with any questions. It’s not perfect but still in good shape. Asking 8500.00”

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1949 CJ-3A Norman, OK Parting Out


A rare siting of a Desert Dog PCV tire, though it’s in terrible shape.



“I have a Willy’s CJ3a for sale. Will sell whole for $450 or part out. Would be good for river toy or parts for your project. Will do some trading on this too.

Grille $150
Fender $80
Wheels $30 each
Tub $250
Axles $200
Frame $150.”


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Year? CJ-3A Ojai, CA $1000


This has a set of Husky hubs! Perhaps this was a CJ-3A trencher at one point, given the extended wheel wells, but I think the bed is in too good of shape for that to be the case.


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Year? Flattie Show Low, AZ $800


Given the cage, there appears to be some value here.


“I bought this back in October planning on making it a fun project, since then plans have changed and I don’t have time for it. It’s a 42 willies with a shortened Ford 9inch rear end has motor mounts for a small block 350, hood and grill are included as well , also has a clean title asking 800 obo.”

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CJ-2A, CJ-3A & MB Bodies Delta, CO


None include titles.


“I have 3 flat fender tubs for Rat projects. Blue and pink $ 200 each. The MB tub $400. They need floors. No titles. Delta Colorado. Other parts available”

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1951 CJ-3A/MB Montrose, CO $2500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/23/2019) This seems to be a mix of an MB/GPW body and CJ parts.


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“1951 Willys flatfender Jeep
Buick oddfire v6
Muncie tranny
Runs, drives, and titled in Colorado
Located in Montrose”


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1950 CJ-3A Russian River, CA $2000


Runs, but smokes.


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“1950 Cj3A
4cyl flathead with a t90 3 speed tranny
Fresh rebuilt carb
Entire brake system is brand new
New front pinion bearing
Out of dmv system but I have the pink

The Bad:
The previous owner had this motor bored .060 over at a machine shop but did not touch the head. I believe the head is slightly warped and letting water into cylinder 3. If I had the time I would have it machined and have a good running jeep but I have too many projects. This jeep DOES run just smokes because of the head.

2000$ as is or 2500$ with a saturn overdrive unit.
Will be sold on stock wheels and tires.”


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1951 CJ-3A Oceano, CA $10,000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $10,000.

(05/27/2018) This must have a Navy plate. Did any 3A’s come with the 2/3 1/3 seats?


“Rare navy edition Willy’s Jeep. Nice Jeep runs and drives no major rust.”