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. Asking $4,250.”
No pics provided.
“1953 Willy’s with original motor and drivetrain
-nice soft top; fresh super swampers; clean California title and registration; new metal gas tank and fuel pump; 11″ brakes
-noisy throw out bearing; body has some rust; clutch chatters; seats need to be mounted better”
Myself, my boys, Ann and her mother spent a few days at Desolation Pass for the last two days. Turns out, connectivity was horrible. So, that explains the lack of updates. Nice to get away from the wired world for a while. Substantive updates will begin thursday, but I’ll get a few in for Wednesday as well.
Now, for this unique ad. James forwarded this gem of an ad. Looks like there are military and civilian jeeps for sale here.
“I recently purchased an estate of Willy’s CJ Jeeps and Parts, and I think I am ready to see if anyone needs parts or project vehicles. Mostly vintage with many early Willy’s CJ2A’s in complete condition and various stages. I have tubs also, some even bead blasted and ready to go. Looks like a fair amount of CJ5 and possibly early CJ7 as well. Look at the photos, that will give you an idea, most of the vehicles with wheels have complete drive trains. There are many loose front ends, rear ends, transmissions, and engine parts, as well as body parts. If you have a project needs help, or looking for a new one, give me a call, 303-507-0045.”
UPDATE: Still Available
(05/28/09) “70 PERCENT RESTORED RUNS GREAT ALL NEW PARTS NEED FUEL TANK AND SEATS AND PAINT I HAVE EVERYTHING ELSE RAN OUT OF TIME TO FINISH THESE ARE HARD TO FIND WITH PTO DRIVE IN REAR”
Looks like a nice rig. I’m not sure that engine size is quite correct.
“1953 Willys CJ3B. Red with Black top and Interior Chrome from Bumper to Bumper. Buick 260 V6 Power Plant! Manual transmission Low Range Mid Range High Range Transfer Case with Locking Hubs. Must See. Show Stopper”
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UPDATE: Price bumped to $2500.
(04/07/2014) This includes a Warn Overdrive. The seller has a truck for sale, too.
“957 Willys CJ3 Flat Fender Jeep. 4 cyl . 4 speed. Runs and drives. Has very rare Warn Overdrive option. Clean MD title. Tons of spare parts.
Also have 1957 Willys Pickup with 6 cyl super hurricane engine. 4 speed. Pickup needs brakes. Runs good. Spare parts too.
$2500 for each. Willing to trade/ barter. What do you have? Interested in guns/ ammo, Lionel toy trains/ Silver dollars/ musical instruments/“
Has title. Has dualmatic hubs, so there’s a little value there.
“1952 Willys jeep for sale. The jeep does have a title with it. It is rough, but could be a project or a parts vehicle for someone. The jeeps come with an additional axle and tow hitch. I believe it has a Ford Falcon six cylinder in it now. It did start at one time, but has not been started for four years. I will accept all reasonable offers.”
This shouldn’t last long. Has a flathead motor for some reason.
“This is a 1953 MB this jeep spent its life going up-and-down a local hill in Porterville it has the rare dual rear wheel axle put in by dealer at time of purchase that 134 which is the flatbed turns but does not ignite I believe needs new coil I have not tested it yet the tub of the jeep rear corners are in rough shape see picture $1500.00 OBO”
Needs master cylinder at the very least.
“Everything on this jeep is the original Willys parts with exception of the front seats. Currently the vehicle is being parked and covered until sold.
It does have a HARD top! and It does run but would need a master cylinder.”
UPDATE: Price now $4000.
‘Dirty George’ is a fun looking 3B that was an ex ice racer.
“i have a 53 willy’s jeep need some work body is good.has a chevy crate 302 bord 11 over 11 in it .it wes are old ice raceing jeep.would be good for jeeping or racing or dayly driveing.it has a turbo 400 tranny,a custom pant job and seats. lots of ex.parts .hat to part with but lost my job and it needs to go.4000.00 o.b.o. call sam at“
UPDATE: Still Available
(06/18/2014) Good looking CJ-3B.
“New original rebuilt motor with less than 500 miles on it. Many new mechanical components. Body is in amazing shape and would be perfect for a restore project.”
Looks like a good rig.
“1954 Willys Jeep CJ-3B – Complete ground up restoration in 1996. Engine rebuilt at that time, including hardened valve seats for unleaded fuel. Still has the original oil bath air cleaner. Upgraded to 11″ drums all around. Has 2-1/2″ springs on it with 31X 10.5 tires 75+% tread. Full size spare. All stock running gear, 5-38 gearing with lock-right locker in the rear. Has custom fully welded Bumpers front and rear both with 2″ receivers. Rear bumper includes spare tire mount. Also added power steering. Locker, bumpers and power steering work was done around 1998. Jeep was used regularly (every – other weekend or so) from 1996 through 2000. Since 2000 it has been started and driven very little. I replaced the fuel tank and installed a new optima red top battery within the last year. It does need a good tune-up, but everything is working. This is a very clean rust free jeep. We are coming up on 20 years that this Jeep has been in our family and it has always been garaged. “
UPDATE: Still Available. Last listed in 2011.
“This rust free 3B has the potential to be one of the nicest around. This is the same jeep that was for sale in Puolsbo in 2011, I haven’t had time do finish it so it is in the exact condition as it was in Poulsbo. EVERYTHING IS NEW OR FULLY RESTORED! Have 99% of the parts to finish the work- a little more and it will be complete. Over 17000.00 in receipts.
Fresh 4.3 V6/260 Comp Cam/Sanderson Ceramic in frame headers/GM Power Box/GM tilt Column/T-J Front Seats/CJ Rear Seat/Novak Adapter/Warn Overdrive/New Brake Lines/T18 Transfer Case/Painless Wire Harness/MSD Ignition/M8274 Warn Winch/New Auto Meter Gauges/Fresh Brakes/New Converter & Flex Plate/Fresh Rings And Pistons/New Wheel Houses & Floorboards/Dual K&N Type Air Intake/Rancho Springs/Powder Coated Frame/SmittyBuilt Sports Bar & Cage Kit/Canton Pulleys & Steering Pump with Remote Res/Turbo 350 With Shift Improver Kit/Griffin Aluminum Radiator With Flexalite Fan/Professionally Restord Fuel Injection//5 New BF Goodrich 235 85 R 16″ Tires & Painted Steel Wheels/Trail Quest In Frame Fuel Tank – 16 Gallon With In Tank Pump & Sender. Have cut no corners here. This is a steal of a price. “
Looks like a parts jeep.
“1953 willy jeep cj3b has title. Good for parts or restoration. The engine transmission and drivetrain are all free nothing is seized, solid frame. $600 or best offer”
UPDATE: This is probably a CJ-3B body on a 3A frame, but could be a 3B with an incorrect title. If not those two, then who knows.
Looks like a good price.
“Restoration project. Brakes, transmission good. Small dents in body. Solid frame. Runs good. New paint. title.”
Doesn’t run, but still appears to be a good price.
“This is a cool little willys high hood .It does have some rust issues on the back half around the tailgate and corner panels.It has a sears aftermarket top from the 1960′s no doors .cool little untouched body and under the hood and inside drivers area looks real good.motor and tyranny are here but not in running condition but original. I do have the pink slip and all vehicle badges, all original rims”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $2900
(06/04/2014) It’s listed as a ’48, but the body is clearly a 3B.
“1948 Willys Jeep
I have owned the Jeep for several years and used it around our ranch, never abused, always stored inside. The tires are almost new, I had the driver’s seat recovered last year and just maintained it the way it should be. The reason for selling the Jeep is our need for a UTV, otherwise we would keep it. The brakes need some work, master cylinder. Almost rust free. For the year and never totally restored it’s in great shape. It’s not perfect !!”
UPDATE: Price bumped to $1300.
(06/22/2014) No title.
“1956 Willys Jeep CJ3 ‘Hi Hood” 4 cyl. 3 speed 4×4 hi lo 6 volt complete not running ,needs Tune up ,battery . Bill of Sale”
The only photo is of the CJ-2A. There’s a CJ-3A and MB parts jeep, too.
“I have decided to get out of the old Jeep hobby and sell all of my remaining vehicles and parts. I will attempt to sell everything to one buyer first and if no singe buyer emerges I will list everything separate.
1946 Willys Jeep CJ-2A,
L-134 flathead 4 cylinder with less than 2000 miles on rebuild, Solex carb, Petronix ignition and 12 volt conversion. T90/18 trans and transfer case, Dana 44 rear. Body was taken off frame and repaired with pop riveted sheet metal. Floor boards and hat channels were replaced along with tool compartment floor. The Jeep is not original in anyway but is period correct. Nothing on this Jeep came on a 1946 Jeep. The windshield frame is off a 1942 GPW, the hood off a 49, body tub somewhere around 1950, engine is late 40′s or early 50′s, transfer case and transmission are earlier pieces with equal length handles, etc. It has been rebuilt dozens of times over its life.
Paint is rattle can and looks like it, but the body is very solid.
New gauges except fuel, no fuel gauge in vehicle. Tail lights are new and headlights and marker lights work. No turn signals, horn, or wipers. No top.
The description makes it sound real good, but the picture doesn’t seem so flattering.
“All metal body, original dash, custom floorboard, boxed in frame-crossmembers – built in lift kit. 1969 ford 302 11 1/2 compression solid lifter edelbrock manifold scattershield rack n pinion steering Dana transfer case Dana 44 front end disc brakes Dana 60 rear 456 gears Holley carb top loader tranny hurst shifter fuel cell – glass – 31 inch tires roll cage .. $5000 or OBO”
There was a fire.
All there with custom paint.
Engine fire took its toll. Carb melted. Distributor destroyed.
Was running when caught fire. Gear boxes protected by bucket.
Great donor vehicle. I have many parts unique to these vehicles.
Call to see if I have what you are looking for.”
It’s a project.
“1953 Willys CJ3B for sale. It is a project very near completion. I was going to build this into a crawler and beach vehicle.
The body and frame have some surface rust but are solid. The F134 4 cylinder engine is original and has 130K miles on it. It ran 2 weeks ago when I finished wiring the ignition. The Carter carburetor was rebuilt a few months ago. The 12V alternator is brand new. The transmission is a NP435 6.68:1 first gear from Novak Adapters(http://www.novak-adapt.com/knowledge/np435.htm) this with the adapters was around $2500 the transmission is rebuilt but if you looked at it its brand new. Novak did a leak down test before shipping. The transfer case is a Dana 18 2.46:1 low range. It was rebuilt before bolting it up to the transmission. The axles are Dana 25 and Dana 44 the gearing is 5.38. The final drive in low range in this is 88.4:1 plenty to crawl. The wiring harness is about 2 weeks old also.
No pics provided.
“1962 Willys CJ3B Runs good, Some rust, but body still very stable and road worthy. Good for farm use or restoration for show vehicle. No inspection required since antique”
Runs and drives.
“This is an early flat fendered Willys Jeep. Primitive and reliable. The CJ-3B has a higher hood to allow clearance for the overhead valve F-134 motor (early CJ-2s and WW2-type Jeeps had flat head motors). This is the 2nd CJ-3B I have owned. It runs and drives fine. It has an overdrive unit, and while it is not too smart to drive an old Jeep fast, it will do 65 mph. About two years ago, we replaced the entire braking system – master cylinder, wheel cylinders, drums shows, brake lines and silicone brake fluid – and installed an electronic distributor for reliability. The windshield has a crack, so it will need a new one. This Jeep is not perfect, but starts for me every time, and is generally very solid for a 60 year old Jeep. I have an after market tailgate and a few other small parts. Tires old, but have tread and hold air. I have a file of receipts that indicate extensive mechanical rebuilds in the ’80s – and not many miles since then according to previous owner. I have owned the Jeep for about 7 years.”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $4500.
(06/25/2014) This doesn’t run.
“For Sale – 1955 Willy’s CJ3B – This vehicle is being sold as part of my Father’s estate. This vehicle is a 1955 CJ3B body on a 1946 CJ2A frame. The vehicle does not currently run. My Father had the main assembly done on the vehicle, but it does need the gas tank plumbed and wiring done to it. I’m also pretty sure it needs driveshafts done for it. Here are some of the components for it that I can recall -
Dana 30 front axle, Ford 9 Inch rear axle, 33×12.50 BF Goodrich At’s, Ford 302 Small Block (rebuilt), Ford T-18 Tranny and an Atlas T-Case. Please contact me and I will answer any questions as best that I can, or setup a time to look at the vehicle yourself. Thanks.”