Given the solid rear and extra gas tank on the passenger side, could this be an aftermarket body? I recently found an ad for a California company that sold 2A/3A bodies with gas inlets on both sides. Maybe they did 3Bs, too?
“1961 CJ3B. I bought this about 15 years ago with dreams of restoring it ( with some improvements). The body work is done and it looks awesome. Entire body was straightened, sand blasted and painted professionaly. I had the body shop rhino line the underside and engine compartment. There is no rust or bondo.
I also had a new Chevy 350 in it. I believe it has a T-18 transmission. All I know is the top speed is about 45 but it will climb anything. The tires and rims have less than 100 miles on them. This is a cool jeep and if I had time for it I would replace the suspension. Over 15k invested in bodywork and paint alone. ”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $3700.
(07/28/2016) The tires have rubbed the inner wheels wells a bit.
“Grandpa’s amazing & rare 1961 Jeep Willys CJ3B High Hood for sale, 4×4, runs like a champ, comes with a 4 cylinder F4-134 Hurricane 14 F Head Engine with T-90 Transmission, and Dana 18 transfer Case that was all rebuild 3yrs. ago. 100% brand new tires on original rims. A real head turner ready for fun, looks it’s age, clean title in hand, ”
Pics only show the CJ-3B.
“1953 & 1946 Jeeps for sale. The 1953 Jeep is disassembled for restoration (see picture). This one has a rebuilt motor and transmission with a CJ3 body. The 1946 Jeep is together and has a CJ2A body. Lots of parts. Price $2,500.00 CASH for both. ”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $3950.
(05/29/2016) Has asome drive train updates.
“The good: 1962 Willy’s CJ3b great parts. Chevy 350 motor, four barrel carb. TH 350 automatic Trans. Dana 44 rear axle with a Detroit locker. Dana 35 front axle with an ARB air locker and large disc brakes. 31” tires but it fits 33s. Warn 8000# winch.
The bad: Lots of rust. Tires are old. Needs brake rotors. Needs an alignment. Bent rear hub. Needs steering column work. Needs new rear gas tank. Needs lots of love. ‘
Fiberglass Body. Could be a Bobcat 3B body. It’s listed as a 1948.
“Willys high hood. Fiberglass tub and hood. Steel fenders, grille, and windshield frame. New gunmetal pearl paint. Buick 231 v6 with edelbrock carb and intake manifold. 3 speed transmission. Warn overdrive. Front disc brakes. Aluminum radiator. New seats. Soft with 1 small tear in back. 33’s with a lot of tread. Overall pretty nice rig but not perfect.”
UPDATE: Still Available.
(07/14/2016) Looks like it has a reproduction body. Lots of updates.
“1964 Jeep CJ3B ‘High Hood’ – Very Rare. Frame smoothed and boxed. Power steering. Disc brake conversion. Small block Chevy 327. Comp Cam Thumper Series. Roller Rockers, Aluminum Intake, Pete Jackson Gear Drive, Jet Coated Headers and Exhaust. World heads. Four Speed manual transmission, Differentials and Transfer case just rebuilt. Nice cage. Bucket seats. VDO gauges. Dual gas tanks with electric switch. Mag wheels. This Jeep sounds amazing!”
No pics provided, but it is supposed to be all original.
“1953 Willys Jeep CJ3B. 22,000 original miles, original paint, garage kept, is originally from California. Clear Texas title. Everything works as it should. Located in Nevada, TX ”
It’s a project. Has some holes in the side for climbing aboard.
“47:Willy’s Jeep clean for what it is has a small lift it’s the original tub original axles and twin stick transfer case has a 4.3 liter V6 vortec with a Turbo 350 tranny must see to appreciate.”
UPDATE: Still Available. This has been listed on several Craigslists. However, I believe it is located in Oysterville, WA.
(06/14/2016) I love this 80s throwback 3B. Looks like it was a club jeep.
“Unique Modifications – 12 volt conversion – diamond plating fire wall, floor, corners and, running boards – GM Chevrolet Power Steering – 4 speed with OD – Rancho Suspension – Frontend- Axle joints both sides – all bearings seals in and out –
CUSTOM CENTER CONSOLE w/Battery Kill Switch, Battery 1 – 2 – Both – Off selector. Duel Battery Located in back –
Front Custom bumper – 2″ Receiver hitch – disc brakes – CB Radio w/ fire stick antenna. Stereo -Full roll cage, that extends all the way to the rear – Posy Front (Welded Front Spider Gears) – Has bikini top, good shape, full top, and full doors, not so good. Clean Title and NEVER HAVE TO SMOG IT!
Have a matching off road trailer with military hitch, make me an offer.
Please do not waste your time or mine. I have a lot invested in the vehicle and it is ready to be a load of fun for you to enjoy.”
Has lots of updates.
“1953 CJ3B CHEV 305 TH 350 3.73 POSI. THIS WAS DADS TOY HE PASSED AWAY. IT NEEDS A NEW HOME . LESS THEN 2000 MIL. ON MOTOR & TRANS .30 OVER R V CAM WEIAND INTAKE . TRANS STAGE 2 SHIFT KIT 1800 STALL.NEW BRAKES / MASTER CYL / BATT. I HAVE THE STOCK RUNNING GEAR”
UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $1800.
It’s a project.
“I have for sale a 1958 Willys cj3b Jeep. Clean title in my name with original liscense plate. It is in need of work, but it is the perfect base for an off road project. The leafsprings are heavy duty, made by deaver springs. Original axles, transfercase, and transmission. It has a Chevy 283 which was running when it got parked. It needs a steering wheel, fuel tank, and radiator to move on its own power. The grill, fenders, and hood are near perfect with only minor blemishes. This is a very rare model that is in excellent original condition given its age. This is a great find for someone. ”
Not sure there’s much value here?
“1954 willy jeep
engine in basket
vin # 454gb214881”
Runs and drives.
“I have for sale a 1953 Jeep CJ3B high hood, runs and drives lock out hubs new brakes, brake lines, new gas lines, new wiring pretty decent old jeep. three poles.”
Is that a wire, vacuum tube, or fuel line running from the driver’s side of the hood to the interior?
“1964 jeep willys. 32″ super swamper tsl’s.
Runs good, new master cylinder
Has some minor rust in spots but no major problems.”
UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $12,900.
(08/27/2014) This nice looking jeep is a combination of a CJ-2A and CJ-3B.
“Frame-Off Resto-Mod Using A 1948 Frame And 1953 Body.
Licensed And Titled As A 1948 Willys.
Selling this pristine 1948 Willy’s jeep. It’s a 1953 body on a 1948 frame…registered as a 1948. It has undergone a complete frame off restoration ( w/ complete list of all part’s and work orders). There is less than 350 miles on a rebuild motor with new block 225 V6. Wheels are US 16″ with 31″ A/T Bridgestone tires. Must see to appreciate.”
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $300.
()5/24/2016) There looks to be value here.
“Rock crawler or parts ?. Has 4 speed transmission with chevy bell. Best offers.”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $2000.
This was the Ayers jeep called “Play Mate.” They were longtime members of the Wandering Willys Jeep Club. I rode in this once or twice as a young kid. It had the distinctive grille for as long as I can remember. Has full floating rears, which was fairly common among club members. I’d love to see this referred to its former self.
“Title as 1969.3B high hood! This has been in the garage for 40+ years!..strait body, minimal surface rust.has no engine or transmission installed.Dana 44 rear,25 front.lots of extra parts, plus th400 trans.all VDO gauges.”
“1952 Willys CJ3BA high hood, overhead valve engine, excellent condition, always stored inside. Original tires, no winters.”
UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $10,500
Looks nice. Has a replacement body.
“1953 Willys CJ3B, 4 cyl. Hercules OHC eng., 3 spd., hi-lo, 4wd, heater, full body cover, new tires, frame off restoration with new body, no rust, garaged. ”
UPDATE: Still Available.
(07/11/2016) Looks like a good price.
“1953 Willys CJ-3B. Body-off rebuild in 2000. Rebuilt stock F-head 134 CI engine. 6,000 miles since restoration. Nice top, 2 1/2″ lift springs & shocks, BFG mud-terrains with about 2,000 miles. Jeep Cherokee power steering, 12 volt conversion, custom gas can and spare tire rack, custom roll-bar, rear seat with seat belts, Warn 8000 lbs winch. Normal wear since rebuild.”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $3675
(04/30/2016) “1953 Jeep CJ-3b Willys. Runs great. Freshly rebuilt original F4 Hurricane Engine with less than 300 miles since rebuild. 4×4 works good. Most electrical works. Little rust. 4-wheel drive works good. 3 speed on the floor. Moving so needs to go soon..”
Body is patched. Looks like it has a Kelly hardtop.
“Hello i have a old willys jeep for sale…. Runs good!! 4×4 …. Comes with plow …. I can show you how it works near chemung ny….. Call me at my house”
No pics provided. Probably a wagon?
“1955 Jeep Willy For Sale. $4,000 OBO.
Soft top included
Straight 6 engine
Don’t know a lot about jeeps, college student that just inherited jeep.”
Runs and plows, just missing its rear.
“I am selling my Willys CJ3B. It runs great! Has the classic Willys hydraulic pump system, including the hydraulic cylinder and plow, which all works beautifully…that alone is worth some dough… I don’t have much of a driveway, but I used it to plow my driveway all last winter anyways. All the mechanics work well, but the body was in tough shape when I bought it.. I welded on some steel and cut off the bed because it was literally falling off the frame. I was planning on making a wooden bed on the back, but I have lost interest in this project. Buy it and fix it up, or buy it for parts. Sadly I never had a title for it…but there are ways around that if you are resourceful”
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $300.
There’s easily $300 in parts here.
“2 Jeep/ Willys 1950’s for parts. Drive trains complete.
Rusty bodies, bad frame on Willys.
Garage kept for last 20 years.”