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1958 CJ-3B WallKill, NY $2000


Includes some semi-worn desert dogs.


“1953-1964 CJ3B. Selling it for PARTS. Extra transmission shown in photo 3. Have extra F-134 and transmission, add $500. Selling as is, needs lots of Tub work, motor ran when I got it. Has been stored inside for last 13 years. I have no time for this project. Serious Jeep folks only.”

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1954 CJ-3B Howe Fire Jeep Bend, Or $1100

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles

TJ spotted this Howe Fire Jeep, which is now a pile of parts. Still, I can’t imagine there isn’t value of some kind here.


“The first photo is for illustration of what a Fire Jeep looks like. It is a project with nearly all the necessary parts”

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Year? CJ-3B Issaquah, WA $7000


It lacks an engine. Only the one pic provided.


“1951 Willys high hood, no motor, transmission still in Jeep. We have had the jeep for 35 years, well cared for and garaged. Willing to negotiate price $7000 OBO.”


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1964 CJ-3B Wausaukee, WI $8500


Looks promising.


“Runs as well as it did in 1964-26100 miles -PTO driven Ramsey Winch”

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1953 CJ-3B Loachapoka, AL $10,500


This appears worth a look. It has a few non-stock elements, but seems in good shape.


“Fully Restored in 2004. All original Willys 1953 CJ3B. The original high hood Civilian Jeep (CJ). Rebuilt 4 cylinder Hurricane Engine. 1,000 miles on motor. 4×4 with split transfer case (can put in 2 wheel drive low). Locking warn hubs.

Have title. Serious inquiries only. $10,500 cash or best offer. Do not have time to enjoy”

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1963 CJ-3B w/DJ-3A Body Newark, OH $2500


This is a mix of parts.


“1963 CJ3B excellent frame, good drive train, postal body, lifted, aluminium wheels, good tires, engine good but not running, need shop space. May trade for skid steer attachment”

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1947 CJ-2A Gig Harbor, WA $5000


TJ shared this modified 2A. No description provided.


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1964 CJ-3B Nixa, MO $18,500


Looks in good shape.


“A true barn find Willys! Actual miles shown in picture, less than 13,000 original miles. Inline 4 cylinder engine, disc brakes have been added all around, twin stick transfer case, overdrive unit.
Seats have all been recovered correctly and has black Bestop vinyl top. Rancho shocks. Mico brake.
CB radio and am/fm cassette radio. Aftermarket heater has been installed.
It would be hard to find one in better condition than this.
31×10.50r15 BF Goodrich All Terrain Radials on American Racing Wheels”

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1953 CJ-3B Blanco, TX $1200


Given the price, it seems worth a look.

“Needs restoration, great project job!”


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1953 CJ-3B Berkeley, CA $18,500


This is a nice looking CJ-3B. Note that it appears to lack drain holes on the side. It’s got a Warn OD plus some Cutlas Bulldog hubs.


“Antique Jeep takes Gas , 4 speed Three stick . 31,000 original miles. Stored inside warehouse last 20 years
Car Runs well .
Car in great condition
Classic Collection car
Car has no problem”

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CJ-3B Hood Malby, WA $200

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Jerry is selling one of his fiberglass hoods.



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1952? CJ-3B Bonney Lake, WA $19,500


Lots of upgrades on this 3B, includes outboarded SOA front and rear springs, with reversed front springs.


“Got a really nice Willy’s cj3b highood forsale tbi injected 4.3 v6 onboard air Turbo 350 automatic with warn overdrive new cross flow aluminum radiator and electric fan spring over suspension with new spring bushings hd perches and unbolts Dana 44 front disc brakes air locker Dana 44 rearend Detroit locker 538 gears flanged axles like new 33 inch wrangler my tires with aluminum rims stainless grill and tailgate full cage Ricardo buckets all lights work heater works 8000lb warn winch is almost rust free clear title”

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1953 CJ-3B Kelso, WA $11,500


UPDATE: Still Available.

I believe this is Al’s CJ-3B. If so, the Bobcat hood is one he made from the Bobcat/Parkette molds we owned together. He was a straight shooter in all my dealings with him.

or https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/cto/d/kelso-willys-cj3b/7621289506.html

“frame off restore. 302,Ford 4 speed,Hurst shifter. power steering,disc brakesNEW gas tank,stainless steel roll bar,NEW windshield,NEW seats. Bob cat fiberglass hood.NEW radiator.everything is NEW or rebuilt”


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1953 CJ-3B Orange, CA $7500


This looks like it was quite the rig back in the day.


“1953 Willys CJ3B 327 4 spd Muncie 4wd drive works , Long tube headers, 4 wheel disc brakes, rebuilt transfer case. Runs and drives great and fast. All gauges work new fuel tank. Has full soft top and old bikin top underneath it. Custom roll bar done in the 70s. Newer Toyo Open County’s 33×10.5r15 on old turbines rims. Super cool Willys done back in the day and just brought back to life!”

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1964 CJ-3B Mohave Valley, AZ $3500


What’s the engine on this? Turbo Diesel?


“1964 cj2a Jeep excellent shape needs hoses and a little wiring project great bones they go for 93,000 finished so I don’t think three grand is out of line great project for a Jeep lover open to trades”

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3 Cj-2As & 1 CJ-3B McDonough, GA $3000 (for all)


Seems like some value here at that price. The 3B is a later model.


“I have 4 Jeep Willys late 40’s early 50’s models. 2 will run and the others are good for parts or restoration projects. Selling all 4 as a package deal for $3000. If interested please text [hidden information]. Stockbridge GA. I can deliver if I need to! Possible trades : John Deere M , A , G , or B in good running shape , or other farm tractors”

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1957 Flattie Rock, WV $4100


Unclear if the chassis is a CJ-5, DJ-3A (w/4wd added) or CJ-3B.


“Willys Cj2a jeep on 1957 running gear, lots of new parts including hood, windshield frame, new windshield glass, new fuel tank, new brake lines and wheel cylinders, new front bumper, very solid body and frame! Reason for selling is I lost interest”

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1962 CJ-3B Augusta, GA $9500


This runs and drives, but has floor patches and lacks a speedometer. This also has the ventilating windshield.


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“Classic Colorado Mountain/ Trail Jeep with period modifications and rare factory options. 1962 CJ3B. Runs, drives and stops. The engine is an F134 Hurricane which has excellent compression, no smoke and vey peppy. Factory Ramsey 8000lb PTO WINCH. This Kaiser Willys Jeep has the rare “Safari windshield” which is a ventilating windshield. That allows the glass to be opened and allow air through while the windshield frame is up and in locked position. This jeep has an interesting homemade spare tire gate on the back, with Jerry can holder on either side. Look at the photo from the rear. All in all a really cool vintage jeep. All the hard stuff has been fixed on this jeep, just a little more work and this jeep would be perfect. I do have a regular CJ3B windshield, I’m willing to reduce the price if I can trade out the Safari windshield for a regular windshield. This jeep will come with a Georgia registration in a bill of sale I can also arrange delivery”

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1964 CJ-3B Evergreen, CO $5900


I doubt this lasts long.


“1964 willys cj3b Non directional tires Factory pto winch Almost all rust free Factory heater Needs fuel pump”

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Year? CJ-2A Longmont, CO $2000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/21/2021) I’m not sure how much value there is in the CJ-2A. The seller also has a CJ-3B body for sale.


“Old Willy’s jeep project. Complete and appears to have some extra parts. Has the overhead valve 4 cylinder engine. Hasn’t ran in many years. Has been sitting. Owner is looking to get $2000. I think it has a title. The blue Jeep body is also for sale.”

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1953 CJ-3B Cedaredge, CO $2750


No title. This might have a Hudson conversion, but can’t tell for sure.


“Will run, no title, sold as is. Located in delta Colorado.”

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1959 CJ-3B Atlanta, GA $19,995


Dave is selling this unique built-from-scratch CJ-3B with some Northwest history. You can reach him at davelogan @ bellsouth.net for more info (remove spaces around the @).

The Warn ad below shows the jeep next to Tom Telford, the builder of it.

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“This Jeep has some interesting history. It was originally built from scratch in 1990 by Tom Telford who was the Chief Engineer at Warn Industries for 26 years. Tom built this CJ-3B to use a test bed for new engineering ideas, running trails, and as a magazine model.

It has done all of that quite well. This is the Jeep that Warn showcased in their 1990s magazine ads. I have a copy of this ad that will go with the sale. Tom is shown beside the Jeep.

Some articles were also written about it. Over the years the Jeep’s configuration has changed. And, further upgrades have been done while I’ve owned it.

You can read an article by Jim Allen on the CJ3B web site: https://cj3b.info/Finds/FindsRadical.html
I also have a 1995 article published by 4Wheel and Offroad.

I bought the Jeep directly from Tom in 2018, so I’m the second owner. It is currently registered, tagged, and insured in Georgia. Georgia does not issue titles for vehicles over 25 years old.

While in my ownership I have performed some deferred maintenance, made some upgrades, and have fixed a few things that didn’t work.

I am an International 4WD Trainer and have used this Jeep exclusively for my training classes.
I am also a Jeep Jamboree Event Coordinator and have used it for Jeep Jamborees too.

I bought this Jeep because I remember seeing it in the 1990s and always thought it was “cool”. And, I needed a vintage flat fender Jeep to attend a favorite Jeep event in Colorado.

My needs have changed and I have relocated to Florida for work.
I don’t want to see this great Jeep just sit in my garage.
It deserves to be exploring new trails with an eager owner.

Please prepare to be overwhelmed with details on this build. It’s got all of the good stuff. I spent a lot of time on the phone with Tom to learn everything I could about what he built. I have an amazing amount of detail for it. Too much for here, but it’s all recorded and comes with the Jeep.

Tom started with a 1959 DJ-5 frame that he stretched about 6-inches. He added a reproduction CJ-3B body to it. It has a full “roll cage” bolted to the frame.

He used a Chevrolet 350 small block engine with Howell fuel injection. There is a T-18 transmission and Dana 20 transfer case behind that. It has a hydraulic clutch system.

One of the best features is that it has the Warn XCL coil suspension with Fox coil-over shocks. I even have extra coil-overs and a shop that can rebuild them, if that’s ever needed. The polyurethane bushings used in the suspension are all “off the shelf” items.

The axles are great. They are both narrowed high pinion Dana 44s with 4.88 ratios. There is a Detroit locker in the front axle and ARB air locker in the rear. Naturally there are Warm premium hubs up front and drive flanges in the rear. Manually locking hubs can be added for flat towing.

The rear axle has had a Holbrook full float conversion and both axles have disc brakes. The axle shafts are all 30-spline. Moser Engineering can still make replacement axle shafts, if needed.

It has a 75.8:1 crawl ratio. If you use Low range and 1st gear you will need a calendar to see when you’ll arrive at your destination.

In High range and 4th gear it will run down the interstate at 70 mph, but you’ll need to get used to driving it with a flexible suspension and no swaybar. Wheee…

It has Saginaw power steering and I’ve recently replaced the steering box, pump, and hoses.

The Jeep currently has steel wheels and 33” BF Goodrich KM3 tires. There is plenty of ground clearance with this set-up.

I have easily spent over $20,000 while I’ve owned it.

Some of the things I’ve done include replacing the engine with a new Chevrolet Performance crate engine. The original engine was tired and showing bearing material. The replacement is a stock SBC 350 putting out a peak 210 Hp and 300 ft.-lbs. of torque. Plenty of power for a small lightweight Jeep.
I have added a new Bestop Tigertop, Procar bucket seats, and a Tuffy Security console. A Cobra 29 CB radio and Midland MXT400 GMRS radio are included. These radios are usually required on group trail rides.
I’ve also added an ARB twin air compressor.
I have gone through the wiring and removed excess wires and switches from the past and added a cut-off switch. It has a fuse block now. And, the windshield wipers and turn signals are working.
The windshield glass and gasket have been replaced. Sun visors have been added. It has side mirrors now.
The fuel injection chip has been reprogrammed for better high altitude performance. And, I’ve added a hydraulic parking brake.
I replaced an old Warn winch with an even older 8274 winch. I added Warn’s synthetic winch rope and a roller fairlead. I replaced the battery with an Optima yellow top AGM battery.

So you may be asking what still needs to be done to it. The answer is “Nothing”. This is a fully sorted highly capable Jeep ready to go.
But, it is not anything like a new Jeep. It doesn’t have heat, although I have a new heater system for it that’s included. It doesn’t have air conditioning. No Bluetooth, satellite, or display screens. No AM/FM radio. You’ll only hear the growl of the V8 exhaust.
It is Old School. No air bags, ABS brakes, or back-up camera. The manual transmission is “truck-like”. The transfer case is gear driven.
Knowing that the Jeep would appear in magazines, the body shop applied a thick layer of body filler and sanded it very smooth. Then they painted it and it looked awesome… 30 years ago.
The trails have added some “patina”. There are some chunks of filler that are gone and there are some minor dents. There is NO rust. To me, it was just evidence that the Jeep was used and enjoyed.
I have driven this Jeep on trails in Georgia, Tennessee, Colorado, and Utah. Where do you want to go?

I have “invested” roughly $40,000 in the Jeep in total. I’m asking $19,995 or a reasonably close offer.
I will cooperate with a transport company if you’d like it shipped. The Jeep is in an Atlanta, Georgia suburb.

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1956 CJ-3B Jackson, CA $10,000


Pete shared this nice looking, stock CJ-3B.


“This 1956 Willys, CJ 3B jeep is 100% original, low mileage survivor. It has been in storage for 20+ years and was running prior to that. It is a perfect project that would be perfect short trips around town. It comes with a clear title on a current non-op. For more information call David at 209-304-04ninenine”

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1962 CJ-3B Yutan, NE $7500


UPDATE: Still Available. Was last listed in 2020.

(03/29/2020) Seems like a good price.


“1963 willys cj3b new trans,clutch,pressure plate and trough out bearing,new top,tires and radiator. 7,500.00 OBO ”

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1954 CJ-3B Centennial, CO $6499


UPDATE: Price dropped to $6499.

(03/16/2023) This 3B is partially disassembled. The seller posted an early Kelly hardtop brochure as one of the pics, but he actually has a Kelly series 23 top produced in the 1960s. The TC is likely a Dana 18 (not Dana 41) and the diffs are likely Dana 25/44 (not 18/44).


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“1954 WILLYS CJ3B. ALL ORIGINAL! CLEAN TITLE! BARN FIND! This CJ3B only has 38,715 original miles? It was purchased for a ranch in Colorado and stayed in family. This CJ3B also had the option for the HARD TOP. All glass is original and intact. NO CRACKS. I began the project and cant finish. Motor runs fine and was running before I started to restore. I was going to keep it all original. F4-134 Hurricane 75 HP engine, T90 3 spd. trans, Dana 41 TC, Dana 18/44 diffs.

Grill is perfect and blasted ready for paint. Hood and fenders are blasted and can be repaired for dents, etc. Or you can buy new ones. Hood is also blasted. NEW tail gate. Original seats are reupholstered! The radiator has been rod cleaned and tested. Rust is all surface rust. Some rot in tool box. Could be repaired. Lots or new parts ready for restoration completion; NEW suspension, New gas tank and sending unit, NEW shocks, NEW Floor pans, NEW 6 volt battery, NEW tail light, NEW; Mirror and arm, Grill webbing, Clutch and brake pedal felt, Oil hose and filter, E Brake cable, Battery hold down, Accessory pedal boot, Light switch, Wood hood blocks, Brake adjustment cover, body mount, fuel line tubing.”