The builder extended the front clip to accommodate the longer CJ-5 chassis. Runs.
” have a 52(?) CJ-3b sitting on a 72 CJ-5 running gear. Due to an upcoming move, I just don’t have time for another project…
It has a strong running 360(AMC), three speed manual, D44 rear and I really don’t know what the front axle is. Maybe a D20?
It has a good soft top, and a Bikini top. It also has a tow bar on the front, and is wired for being towed…
It has a full cage, bucket seats and 2 point race belts. I’m thinking it was built as an ice racer, ’cause it just has that look, but not sure.
This would make a great Ice Racer, or Crawler project, or…?
Has a clean Colorado title(as 72 Cj-5)”
No pics, but sounds like a CJ-3B.
“For sale 1963 Willy Jeep. Colorado jeep great body and frame. Aluminum small block v-8 runs but needs work. This is a rare high hood model jeep and would make a great project.”
It’s a project.
“Rolling chassis with Chevrolet 4.3L V6, rebuilt Borg-Warner T90 transmission and Model 18 transfer case included. Desert veteran needs your attention to get back on the trail. Project started with new lift kit and nearly new tires.
Finish it up and head for the rocks!
$5,500 or best offer. Highly motivated seller.”
UPDATE: Still Available.
(10/31/2014) Runs and drives.
“1954 Jeep CJ-3b 4 wd
Not a museum piece but a very nice CJ3b.
Solid, absolutely undamaged, rust-free frame. Rust in the body has been removed and/or treated. Everything possible original that could be repaired and saved has been. I believe in retaining every bit of original content possible.
Original engine, runs great.
Extremely original content CJ3b with high degree of original, working, parts. Still has the original tailgate chains, gauges (working), rear view mirror, seat frames (new correct, cushions), all five original rims,
radiator, engine, trans, windshield (perfect), windshield latches, vacuum wiper motor (works), parking brake system (works), dash data plate, original, working, heater.
Many new bits, all wiring replaced, electrical converted to 12 volts with new alternator,
entire brake system replaced including lines. Entire fuel system replaced from gas tank to the carburetor. New carburetor, fuel pump, lines, and tank.
You don’t have to fight all the sixty year-old rusted fasteners. I have done that. Almost every fastener has been removed, rust treated or replaced, oiled, and reinstalled.
You don’t have to treat the rust, seal the tight areas with 3m 8115, or fill all the pinholes I have done that.
Of course there is still more to do if you like wrenching your own, it’s an old Jeep.
South Carolina title in my name. Cash only, no trades.”
There may be some value here.
“Up for sale is a true barn find Willys! 1950s CJ 3B. Think it has the bigger L head engine but not positive. It is very rusty & has no title. I have no papers of any kind. A friend of mine found it in a barn in upstate NY while picking. He said they hooked a battery to it and it cranked but they did not try to start it not knowing the condition of the oil. I can verify the motor turns freely & is not seized. It’s the original 6 volt system which I don’t have a battery for. It’s all complete including the rare/custom half cab hard top with doors. The one door is off but should be an easy fix. Has a cool in cab heater. Original drivetrain including twin stick transfer case. It rolls fine once the tires are filled up. They have been holding air for 2 weeks now. Great for parts or restoration. Call or text Jim if our serious. Delivery may be possible for a fee if you don’t have a tuck & trailer once paid for. Rusty & crusty but original & complete Willys!! Complete with the bull dog hood emblem!! $1500 obo. Cash talks come get it!!”
How about that passenger heater!
“Barn Find, very original, needs a full restoration. Engine runs great, was replaced in 81, has brakes, shifts well, clutch good etc. Has some rust in the passenger floor, the wiring is scary, needs a complete restoration. The hard top and doors on this rig are probably worth as much as the Jeep, in amazing condition. Clear title, cash talks, I can trailer it to you if you live within a reasonable distance for the cost of fuel.”
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UPDATE: Price dropped to $3450
(12/31/2013) This appears to have a few customizations.
“For sale 56 willys jeep
-has a ford 302 rebuilt carb unknown miles
-factory transfer case and transmission 3 speed
-re painted chevy orange and body work, the inside tub has been rhino lined, installed aftermarket led brake lights
-I rewired it with a small fuse block, new gauges, all lights work
- the brakes have been completely redone with new hard lines and steel braided lines, pads, brake cylinders, drums..
- now has Tacoma bucket seats that I have yet to mount
- it needs a new front locking hub on the passenger side and steering linkage gone through, the steering has play7″
UPDATE: Price dropped to $3950.
“Jeep runs good!
Muncie close ratio 4 speed
Buick V-6 w/headers
P/S, 11.50/15 tires, Tilt wheel, Tow bar, Spool, Swing away rear rack
Roll cage with lights”
This solid CJ-3B has a new body.
“Frame off restoration. New body, complete rebuild of original engine with less than 200 miles on it. Roll cage installed, new top, painted original green. Has original seat frames with extension for neck support. Has plow with original hydraulic pump. Only changes from stock are that the front end is from a CJ7 (with disk brakes, dual cylinder brakes and better steering), 12 volt system with alternator, electronic distributor, better air filter, new gas tank.”
“I have a 1953 cj3b for sale. No motor or transmission. Body is rough frame and both axles are in good working order. Right front leaf spring is missing. Grille is in good shape. Missing one gage out of the dash. Steering column and box are good. Selling for parts only. No title. ”
UPDATE: Still Available
(09/15/2014) Has a fiberglass 3B body.
“Cj3b fiberglass tub and hood. 231 buick. Just rebuilt t90, warn overdrive and 18 t case. 33 inch m/t.”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $6500.
(10/20/2014) I can’t imagine this good looking 3B will last for sale long.
“1962 Willys Jeep C3. Has soft top and doors, tow bar, and miscellaneous extras. Runs good. $6500 obo. No e-mails or texts please.”
UPDATE: Still Available
(10/05/2013) This has a few dings, but appears solid.
“1955 Willys Jeep with hard top and doors. Straight 4cy, 29,xxx miles, army tires and winch. $7,500 It is running and drivable pickup only Benton Harbor, MI”
Seller got this fixed up, but has some physical problems entering and exiting.
“I bought this a few years ago, the engine had just been overhauled and had about 100 miles on it. I sent it out and had the entire thing gone over. New generator, starter, regulator, entire brake system, New seals bearings on drive train, tires, glass, spare tire and holder, and the list goes on. It is all original. Door panels and seats already done. New glass, but I need to install it, also has a soft top. Drives great and runs even better. I did the entire Jeep in Black and red because I was going to keep it. You can paint it whatever color you want.
After putting the doors back on I found I can’t get in or out of it as I am handicapped. Will trade for an antique car with running boards, or a UTV for the grandkids.”
UPDATE: Still Available. Call Brian at 360-921-0832 for more info.
“1953 Cj3b Hihood Willys Jeep 350/375 horse small block Chevrolet, rock crusher 4 speed transmission, dana 20 twin stick transfercase ,dana 44 with disc brakes and locker front axle 456, dana 44 centered rearend
456 Detroit locker in rear,postal frame with outboard rear springs,rancho spring in front rancho shocks,aluminun fuel cell ,power steering,tilt whee stainless column,full custom center counsel,heated seats,full cage roll bar all tied to the frame,seats are also all mounted to the roll bar,seats moved back 4 inches for more leg room all custom dash,custom floor boards,custom fire wall,stainless jewells front grill,rear fender flares,front jewells fenders,all jewells stainless brackets,defroster comes out the side of roll bar onto the windshield,under the carpet it is all rino lined,underneath the jeep is just as nice as the rest of the willys,
weld wheels 33×14.50×15 ssr super swampers radials,there are many 100s of hours in metal work done to this willys,
Everything on this willys is new or rebuilt under 500 miles since willys was completed
Also comes with new best top,And stainless windshield frame”
Runs and drives. Looks like it has been patched a bit.
“53 willys cj3b runs great new battery plugs oil change good oil pressure brakes work most of the gages and lights work. electric over hydrolic 6′ plow works good manual angle has 6 like new 33 buckshot mudders frame mint body ok. trade Honda 350x atc or 250r or tri-z 250 80s chevy gmc long box trucks $1800. I have replaced the seat and painted it black since these pics”
UPDATE: Still Available.
(07/24/2014) I think I’ve seen a strap across the grille like that on another jeep.
“1953 CJ3B High Hood Willys
Well maintained, electronic ignition, updated carburetor, updated oil filter system, newer HD radiator, 12 volt, newer 4 cyl. engine, all else is stock. Brakes recently worked on, custom front seats with lap belts and alternate 5 point belts, rear bench seat. Excellent running condition. PTO winch, full roll bar, removable vinyl top, fold down front windshield. Have original rims. Newer set of spoke rims and tires on vehicle.”
The body looks a little rough.
“Selling my one of a kind rat rod. 1953 Willys CJ3B high hood jeep with a 1934-1936 international pickup cab welded into the tub of the jeep. The jeep is equipped with a 283 Chevy motor with an edelbrock aluminum manifold and 450 cfm edelbrock carb, close ratio 4 speed manual trans, dana twin stick transfer case, and warn overdrive. The jeep also has new rancho 2 inch lift leaf springs on all four corners. 31/10.50/15 tires on chrome wheels. The jeep has been converted to hanging pedals with hydraulic clutch, GM title steering wheel and a bench seat made to fit with the jeep. Now for the International cab I have the windshield frame in place connected to the cab, original back glass, chrome peep mirror and inside mirror, cowl windshield piece and a few other pieces and both original doors. I have a really cool old trunk I put in the back of the bed for extra storage. This rat rod does run and drive and is preaty dam fast!! All lights work and could be street driven if desired (would not recommend driving on the highway). I have a clean Colorado title for the 53 Willys”
UPDATE: Still Available
Has some updates.
“I am selling an amazing jeep that has been a project for my dad and I for many years. It has never been kept outside and has only been driven on sunny days. The paint is top notch. The underbody and inside the jeep is sprayed with maroon bedliner to match the outside. All work has been done by a professional body shop/mechanic. This jeep has tons of power and is a blast to drive. You can not drive it without turning heads.
It has a Hurst Shifter, chevy engine, Muncy Transmission, Dick Cepek Tires and much more. We have put much more money into the jeep than we are asking. We both have just moved on to wanting the money for something different.
Here is a link of a video that was done on this jeep:
-GM 350 Small Block
-Engine has been overhauled
-New Cams, Lifters and Rods
-Blow Proof Bell Housing”
UPDATE: Price bumped to $11,500.
(007/27/2014) Nice looking CJ-3B.
“Rare 1963 Willys Cj3b Jeep. 4 cyl. 3 spd w/ 4wd, in great condition and runs very well. Compression good on all cylinders and the valves have just been checked and adjusted. New paint, tires and summer top. also includes winter top. Drive it home and have a great summer. Needs nothing besides a emergency brake cable.”
UPDATE: Was on eBay. Now on Craigslist.
The flames and angular rear wheel well give this a different look.
“Very nice 1960 Willy’s Jeep CJ3B. Solid Frame and Body. Very little rust. New Tires, Top, All seats in good condition, back seat included. Has PTO Winch on front bumper with new cable. Powered by a 1965 Ford 289 with 2 Barrel Carb. Very nice and well done conversion. The rest of the drive train is original. Good brakes and mufflers. Has external oil filter, original front and rear gas tank’s, Roll Bar, New Spare Tire, Two Gerry Cans with Carrier Mount. Front Bumper Tow Bar to pull it with another truck. Snow Plow Included. Adult owned and Driven.”
Unclear whether it runs or not.
“1954 CJ3B Jeep. This jeep was in a barn for 15 years when the last owner got it.
Bill of Sale. NO PAYPAL MUST PICK UP PERSONALLY”
UPDATE: Still Available
(10/17/2014) This has military fenders and a military looking body (including indents and glovebox), but a CJ-3B cowl and hood.
“I am posting this for my friend ( yes you will be able to talk to him and title is in his name), it runs and we think it is the original motor, pretty basic jeep to restore or make into a hunting /off road rig. Been sitting in his yard so will need new rubber hoses/ tires but NO pack rat damage. Serious inquiries only.”
Based on the pics, I”m not sure there are two jeeps worth of parts here.
“Make an offer let me know if you are interested. Between the two frames, both with engines, and all of the extra parts, there should be everything you need to rebuild and create a full Jeep.
Let me know what it’s worth to you and we can work out a fair price.”
UPDATE: Still Available
This 3B looks ready for the hills.
“Willy CJ3B Vin 454GB236847 Asking price $17,000.00
Engine original 4cycle “F” head
The ultimate 1950’s adventure package with all the vintage aftermarket additions; Sears aluminum cab, Braden power take-off winch with half inch cable, Warren hubs, 2nd gas tank under the passengers seat, and block heater. Includes a Bantam Trailer Corp. munitions type trailer, originally designed with the same wheels and rims to pair with the CJ. This trailer has a fabricated aluminum covered top. There are a total of 8 original rims with vintage bias-ply tube tires in great condition. Other additions include removable rear seat, handy man jack, CB radio set (with 12 to 6 volt converter), spotlight, conventional AM radio, vintage metal ice chest, and 7 vintage metal jerry cans. The vehicle spent more than fifty of it’s years living in the comfort of a garage. The upholstery is in great shape but the foam liner on the inside of cab has deteriorated.
The engine was rebuilt in 1963 by a precision motor shop in Denver where it had the crankshaft plated in hard chrome, all the moving parts were matched and balanced. In 1979 both the front and rear axles were fitted with positraction differentials. The original spider gear parts are still in good shape and included with jeep. A full set of chains is also included. The performance of The Little Red Jeep with positraction and chains in difficult situations is very impressive.”