UPDATE: Price dropped to $1200.
(08/03/2014) It runs, but still needs some work.
“1953 Willys CJ3B Jeep. Clean Title and VIN plate. Was going to be a yard vehicle. Replaced badly rusted rear body with Steel frame and wood deck. New brake master cylinder, clutch and pressure plate. In process of converting to 12volt, new alternator and battery. Started to replace wiring. Patching to rest of body started. I have the hardtop and doors also. Runs pretty good, number 3 cylinder is a little lower than the rest (@60psi). I just am running out of time to work on it and need the space.”
It’s a project.
“53 JEEP WILLYS CJ3B (PROJECT)
V8 CHEVY CONVERTION (4.6 283 ENGINE)
3 SPEED (T90) 4X4
DANA 44 (528 GEARS)”
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2800.
Looks like a good price.
“1960 CJ3B runs & drives”
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was No Price
This jeep was part of a farm sale that took place ending yesterday (Saturday). Unfortunately, I didn’t see the ad until Saturday night. However, maybe the 3B is still available?
“UPCOMING CNR Estate FARM SALE
SALE IS OCT. 30, 31, NOV. 1st
11330 Larue Rd. Toppenish, Wa.
*From Yakima get on Hwy. 97 out of Union Gap, at light turn South onto Lat. A, cross through Fort Rd. and next Rd. is Larue. Turn west and follow signs.
*From Lower Valley get on Hwy. 97 going south towards Goldendale, turn west onto Larue Rd. go 11.3 miles. House on the left in orchard. Follow CNR Signs. Property is secured electronically and physically 24-7 during the duration of this sale. Numbers given out at 8am Thursday only. Sale starts promptly at 9am. All 3 days Open 9 to 4. Everyone will be let in at the same time.
THIS IS A TAG PRICED SALE NOT AN AUCTION! This sale is HUGE…Milk Barn, House, Meat Butcher Shed, Cold Room Shed, Tool Shop, Undercover Open Bay Areas, Huge Shop, Cow Shed and more!!!! Bring boxes for Smalls!!! Visit our http://www.cnrestatesales.com website to view photos we’ve taken so far. Click on Sale “Farm Sale Photos” Album then at top of page above large photo click on “Slideshow” Option.”
Appears to be value here.
“Framed off 1953 Willy’s CJ3b. I brought it in from the original ranch it worked on till 1978 in western NM. I had it running well and drove it for a couple years till military service called my name. Its ready to start the rebuild and I have all the original equipment to include frame, tub, windshield, tow bar, F104 engine, PTO unit, and many more additional pieces. The hard top in pic is not for this unit but with some cutting and machine work could fit. I’m not going to rebuild so make an offer. I have the title in my name and will sell whole package with it and bill of sale. Available by appointment to look at.”
No pics provided.
“Fiberglass tub, hood, fenders with clean title $1000
Boxed early 70’s cj5 cj 5 frame $400
Front and rear Dana 44 from 77 wagoneer $250 each
Will sell as package for $1500″
UPDATE: Still Available
(06/23/2014) No pics provided.
“1953 willys cj3b spring over axle lift rear track bar front disc brake conversion original tranny/transfer with rebuilt chevy 350 4 bolt main only ran a few times tubed 35 12.5 super swamper radial tsl’s forgetten project thats almost done Body is in rough shape, good candidate for a diamond plate wrap.”
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.”
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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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: 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.”
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: **SOLD** Was $1800.
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.”
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”
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.”
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.”
UPDATE: Still Available
“This jeep has had an engine overhaul,transmission and transfer case rebuilt.Has new brake master as well as new shoes.New king pin bearings,knuckle seals,outer tie rod ends,front bearings repacked,new rear axle seals,new clutch,carb rebuilt,new alternator,new cooling hoses,new battery,new tires including spare,new old stock top will fold down completely or can roll up side or back windows and remove doors,has a heater and defroster,new windshield wipers,new seats,all gauges work,wheel cylinders rebuilt,has been painted recently.Much more that I am forgetting.Jeep runs very well and is all original except the alternator and seats.I have the correct seats,they need reupholstered.Rust was very minimal,very unusual for an old jeep.This is not a perfect restoration,just a really nice looking jeep that gets lots of attention.Looking for a Willys wagon, so this one will go.”
Maybe there’s some parts value?
“54′ Jeep CJ3B in need of a new home. I was going to restore this but I don’t have the time. Needs a lot of love. Lots of rust. Appears to be original engine and jeep plow. I have made no attempts to start it. No battery (6v). Hard top, no doors, no title. Has the rare OB vin # – Google it.
Must go – make me a reasonable offer. 1st one with cash and a trailer takes it home. No trade offers please.
Email me with your contact info and # and I will get right back to you.”
UPDATE: Still Available
(10/04/2014) Looks solid.
“-Rebuilt Dauntless 225 V6, believed to be the original motor
-Has est 6400 miles on rebuild (past owner kept written record)
-Rebuilt original manual trans, 6400 miles on trans
-Odom reads 90 miles as these are the resto miles on the entire rig with exception of the motor and trans and they have 6400
-Has been sitting last 12 months, we clean old gas, carb, and changed a few minor parts to make it run well
-This drives like a 1954 CJ of it’s day
-Brand new tires
-Fuel system restored
-Axles were rebuilt, seals & such
-Body has been repaired where needed, filler or metal replacement
-Metal hood and fenders are original
UPDATE: Price dropped to $550
Motor stuck. No title.
“Motor is stuck. Drive train is complete. Solid frame. Hydraulic plow. NO TITLE.’
UPDATE: **Sold at auction for $650.**
A CJ-3B will be auctioned Friday, October 24th, in West Chester, Pennsylvania. There appears to be rust near the driver’s step.