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1951 CJ-3A Tracy, CA $9995


Looks like a well done build.


“1951 Willys Jeep for sale. Tons of new parts. Awesome little Jeep to wheel or cruise around town. Chevy 350 with auto transmission. New gas tank, carburetor, windshield wiper motors, radiator, alternator, all new custom wiring. Price is firm and don’t need to sell so serious inquiries only.”

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1951 CJ-3A Chico, CA $12,000


This has a variety of updates.


“1951 Willy’s Jeep with brand new Philippine body. Original Go Devil 80 hp 4cyl motor. Original 3 speed manual. Original Dana 44 rear axle and Dana 30 front axle. GM power steering . Disc brakes. Fuel cell. New leaf springs. New tires. 6500 lb winch. New shocks and stabilizer. New aftermarket gauges. Set up for tow bar. Serious inquiries only”

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1950 CJ-3A Ballard, WA $12,000


This has a variety of updates.


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“I’ve had this Jeep for many years in my garage and think this Willy deserves to be with someone with more passion for these vehicles. I recently had the transmission rebuilt within the last few years and rarely drive it. The jeep currently needs new brakes soon but still drivable. These are the old specs I have and still up to date to the best of my knowledge.

“1950 Willys CJ-3A, NO RUST, very solid all steel body on 79 DJ-5 frame, 231 Buick V6, Almunimum radiator, push fan, 400 turbo automatic transmission, Dana 20 transfer case, centered dana 44 limited slip flanged axle rear end. 3.73 gears, Dana 30 front end with 11in brakes. Full roll cage with padded top tubes, new steering wheel,tub is durolined. 33×12.50×15 tires with less than 1000 miles driven. 2″ receiver hitch on custom square tube rear bumper. gas tank under back. Levi Strauss edition front and rear CJ-5 seats. New turbo mufflers. All new wiring. Tilt wheel, saginaw power steering, new Rancho front lift springs and 5000 shocks. Bikini top only. Engine runs strong, cold starts and warms up fine. (I do not know any mileage of car or engine). This is one a CLEAN, V6 Automatic cj3a done right. zero rust and garaged.””

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1951 M-38(?) Vaughn, WA **Sold**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, M-38, stainless/jewels • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: **Sold** was $15,500.

(04/22/2021) This seems to have a stainless body with a Bobcat hood. There are lots of updates.

“1951 jeep C3-M38, this jeep is in great shape has a Chevy 305 V8, 4speed transmission with hi/lo range, Warren 8,000lb winch, matching military trailer.”

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1951 CJ-3A Grantville, GA $500


Tub is off the jeep.



“I have some old willys Jeep parts for sale. I have a tub, hood, fenders, grille, and windshield from a ‘52 Cj3a. The tub is in pretty rough condition on one side. The fenders aren’t rusty but have a couple grinder cuts in them. The grille is ok. The hood is ok. The windshield frame is pretty good. It would be good for a woods buggy or you can use the windshield frame, hood and grille for your project.
I also have a transmission, transfer case and a set of axles, Dana 25 and Dana 41 from a ‘48 cj2a. The transmission and transfer case will need rebuilding. The axles have a rare set of locking hubs on them, there were a few different types of locking hubs for these jeeps. Also comes with an old ford inline 6 engine. Needs rebuilding
$500 for all of it. Must take it all. I can help you load it onto your trailer.

The pictures are older pictures. The tub is off of the frame now.”

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1952 CJ-3A Boise, ID $800


Looks like a fair price.


“1952 cj3a willys jeep. No title, parts jeep No motor”

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


UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/10/2022) 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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1951 CJ-3A Center Moriches, NY $10,000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/07/2021) There might be some rust on the driver’s side or just peeling paint.


“1951 Willys JeepCJ3A nearly in original condition. Original 4 cylinder engine is strong, starts easy and runs real well. Solid body. New wiring harness that includes turn signal lights has been installed. A new speedometer/odometer was installed along with a new fuel gauge. New front springs and four new shock absorbers have been installed. Lap belts added. Four wheel drive operates well. There are locking hubs. New York registration and inspection are current. Clear title. This vehicle is an eye catcher and fun to drive.”

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1949 CJ-3A San Diego, CA $2500


No pics provided. I”m assuming the 10-inch wheels are the width?


“Willys CJ3A 1949, L-head, 6-volt, rusty, non-op, clear title. 10″ wheels.”

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1951 CJ-3A Luther, OK **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6900.

This body has the dash ignition hole for a 2A, so likely a 2A body. But, given the updates, it doesn’t really matter much. The gas tank has been been moved to the rear.

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“Great running Willys Jeep! Clean OK title. Has a 283 Chevy V8 so it’s a bit of a hot rod. Body is in good condition. Paint job is just rattle can OD green. Tires are excellent. Tight steering and good brakes with new master cylinder. All lights including turn signals are functional. Seats were recovered fairly recently and it has seat belts installed for a bit of added safety. Drivetrain is stock other than the engine, so it’s geared low, but will cruise down the country roads nicely. Also has a PTO driven winch up front. Not interested in trades. No shipping, local cash sale only.

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1951 CJ-3A Fort Cobb, OK $1500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $1500.

(12/14/2021) Unclear how much value is here.


51 jeep cj engine transmission 4 wheel drive worked when parked engine locked up from sitting needs a lot of work body pretty straight no title would do trade”

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

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UPDATE: Still Available.

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


UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/08/2021) 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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Flattie Project/Parts Middleton, ID $1500


Not sure how much value is here.


“Older flat finder jeep project 2 body’s has 327 with 4 speed and transforcase mostly in tack this is a project.no title 1500.00 or trade”

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Year? Flattie Sun Valley, NV $6500


This may have a GPW chassis, but the body is CJ.


“It need a charging system Old 6 volt or new 12 volt”

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1952 CJ-3A Phoenix, NY Make Offer


Lots of updates to his tall riding 3A.


“Power steering power brakes updated pedals and steering column original engine and running gear best top and doors custom bumpers and winch 34 inch Super Swampers axle under springs lift this would be a awesome vehicle for someone with a lot of property because the chances of getting it stuck are small was appraised for 20,000 make a reasonable offer”

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1952 CJ-3A DeLand, FL $5400


Not sure how much value is here.


“1952 Willys CJ3A Jeep. Solid, but needs lots of sorting out. Been in dry storage for over 15 years, but ran well and everything except brakes worked well when parked. Original flathead engine replaced years ago with Willys overhead valve 4 cyl. A great project that needs a new home. May trade for a nice gas powered golf cart. Leave your contact information and we’ll get back to you with details.”

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1959? CJ-3A? White Oak, TX $700


The body appears to be a 3A. I’m not sure why the chassis is being stored upside down? I figured that was just odd enough to post about it.


“Willis jeep for parts. Frame and engine is bad. Yes it has a clear title. Message for info. $700 OBO ”

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1952 M-38/CJ Cookeville, TN **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $7500.

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 **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD**. Was $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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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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