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Year? DJ-3A Wichita, KS $3900


This is probably a 1956 or ’57 as it has one of the early speedometers.

“It’s time for this neat old 2-wheel drive1950 willys jeep to go. It ran fine some time ago, but it has just been sitting around gathering dust for quite awhile. 2-WHEEL DRIVE. No rust. Check the pictures. Sold as-is. No title. Will furnish bill of sale. No rust. $3,900.”

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Year? DJ-3A Body Chambersburg, PA $300


Seller lists this as a 1948, but it’s a DJ-3A body. I messaged the seller to let him know.

“This is Parts only Willys Jeep tub , can be fixed and used I don’t need it . It has rust and is rough . Dash and gauges are there . I do have 2 front fenders also that are rusty but repairable for $100 each”


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DJ-3A Airport Baggage Handler

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A reader named Randy used to drive this very jeep. He shares his experience below. Note that the DJ-3A fuel inlet was moved to the side to accommodate the ramp.


These pictures were taken in the spring of 1970 and I am no doubt somewhere on the BOAC VC-10. Or I maybe flying the “bucket truck” in the back of the plane cleaning the lavatories


Randy writes, “After high school I got a job with a company that serviced airlines that didn’t have dedicated ground crews. These airlines had only one or two flights a day at our airport. This employer hired and trained people to service the airplanes just like a fulltime ground crew would. Every “ramp rat” was going to be something else after college except for me. I would learn to fly with the meager pay and get employed using friendships and connections made there.

“Anyway, Butler Aviation had a Jeep Baggage Loader and I would drive it on any mission that came up. Summer and winter or rain or snow, I volunteered to position the belt loader and loved each time I drove it. It wasn’t uncommon to reposition that Jeep from one side of the airport to the other. Four or five miles at a time.

“It was a 4 cylinder, 2-wheel drive, three on the tree with the giant loader and hydraulics attached above the center of gravity. The endless belt loader was fixed in the back and raised and lowered in the front. Had a huge rubber bumper on the front of the belt to prevent damage to the airplanes. It only went about 30 mph but, combined with the unstable loader, it could get scary. We use to fill it up with ramp rats and drive across the airport in the summer and get a nice breeze. But in the winter, I was all by myself.”

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1961 DJ-3A & Surrey Smithfield, ME $3300


2UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/18/2017) Glenn’s selling this DJ package.

“Here is a Running 1961 Willys DJ3A. This is a Numbers Matching unit which only 1542 were made. Has Firewall Tag which matches Frame Number, and the Original 134 Flathead Engine it was built with. Painted Military over very poor body work by an old soldier who wanted parade use. New tires on very scarce original wheels, It’s ready to go while you make it better.

Included is an ORIGINAL Willys Pink SURREY body, like those in the Elvis beach movies. Only about 1100 ever made. Fix the Surrey body and mount it on the ’61 DJ3A chassis and you have a very special Matching Numbers Surrey Jeep. Two DJ3A units are in this deal. I found ’em, you decide where you go from here. Health issues prevents me from doing this project. Delivery and financing are available”

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1965? DJ-3A Beaverton, OR $1965


UPDATE: Dropped back to $1965.

(01/09/2018) This former UN DJ-3A (not sure what documentation there is on that claim) has been converted to 4WD.

“I purchased this project from the widow of the 68 year old previous owner almost 3 years ago around 6 months after he passed away. He was working on it and had some of the brakes and drum parts new in the cargo area but since i have not had any time to get to it, it’s for sale.
The notion that the motor is from a Corvette of 1957 to 1961 came from the widow of the previous owner but again she was not too sure wanting to be on the safe side and I never investigate it neither so far.
52,000 miles on the body but has been mostly a tow vehicle after retiring from the United Nation, so even less than 52,000 Miles on everything minus the motor and of course this relatively new engine replacement.
Again believe it or not “relatively” good original seats with only one little tear needing to be refreshed.
Comes with lots of new and old spare parts including drums/brakes, LED headlights and more.
I changed the bent front bumper with again a tow bar like the previous and also changed the wheels and tires.
I also bought lots of little parts included to be installed by next owner.
If interested, Please call me for more details.
Not much rust at all.”

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1957 DJ-3A Convertible Copper Hill, VA eBay


UPDATE: This was for sale in Feb of 2017. The VIN puts this as a late 1956, not a ’57.

Starting bid is only $460 and the buy-it-now $900. The appears to be that much value in parts. This is an early one #56337 10981.

“Willys DJ 3A 1957 in restorable condition! Two many projects this one goes. Orginal DJ with above average body condition. In storage by me for years all body metal, 327 engine needs torn down and built , automatic chevy mated trans, custom drive line,rear drive axle and wheels, front I beam axle and wheels most gauges, radiator chevy ,engine mount adapter plate, headlights , nice windshield frame no glass with vacume operated wipers Land R, many no top, booklets that came with this willys orginally excellent st. rust in normal positions for age. Sitting on blocks covered for years. No fuel tank, These were used to transport people at airports, mail and other delivery ect. it is not a Surry model. I also have a L134 basic parts engine for sale also in another listing on Ebay. It does not roll and tires are shot at least will take a flat trailer and winch to load.”

View all the information on eBay




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Year? DJ-3A/CJ Russian River, CA $4900


UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/24/2017) This looks to be a DJ-3A convertible that’s been redone with 4WD.

“Here is my toy for sale, it’s been restore completely, it only needs the windshield glass, runs good new tires, make it a crismas present.”

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1957 DJ-3A Chassis Tempe, AZ $900


That impossible to find gas tank looks in great condition! There’s some value here. Tires have lots of tread.

“Have a complete rolling chassis from a 1957 DJ38 2wd willys flat fender low hood jeep. The frame is in great condition with no buckles or cracks and was recently cleaned and painted.”

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1957 DJ-3A Phoenix, AZ $6500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/29/2017) Colin is selling his deceased son’s DJ-3A, Serial #56337 12838. Contact Colin at for more info.

“Lee got this from Jim Sullivan a couple of years ago. Once he got it from Jim, he found the hardtop body and tub were very rusty and had been cut by previous owners many years before. So he began modifications on this Jeep. It still retains the stock DJ3A frame, (with serial number), 4 lug wheels, front and rear axles (4.56 rear end ratio), and steering column topped with a Willys station wagon wheel. It has a custom seat, teardrop taillights. It is titled as a 1957 DJ3A.

The body is a new CJ3A reproduction body with a 4 inch chopped windshield, new gauges, padded roll bar, 11 gallon aluminum gas tank in the rear of the body, new wheels, trim rings, baby moon hubcaps and wide white wall tires, the rear being “piecrust” slicks due to the design of the slots around the edge of the tires. Custom front bumper and bikini top. It has a 1979 Buick 231 V6 and automatic transmission, a custom shifter and new gauges. New master cylinder and wheel cylinders. New wiring from the dashboard back, but needs a front wiring harness and a set of headlight buckets(CJ2 , DJ3Aor 3A type). The Jeep needs to be finished, front wiring harness, headlights and headlight buckets, carburetor. The color is 2013 Dodge Challenger Copper Mango Tango.”




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DJ-3A Front Axle Haysville, KS $200


This looks to be a good price on a complete DJ-3A axle setup.

“Front axle out of a 58 willys 2wd dj3. This is a direct bolt in for cj2 and cj3 jeeps if you are wanting to convert your jeep to 2wd. Easy way to buld a lsx sleeper jeep. Also have a full set of wheels for it. Prefer texts. If you are texting from an area code other than 316 add willys to your reply.”


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1964 DJ-3A Magalia, CA $2500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/03/2018) Bill shared this jeep. It needs work. It appears to be a convertible DJ-3A converted to 4WD, but the rear fuel inlet is missing.

“Last year of the flat fender. Originally two wheel drive, converted to four wheel drive,with single stick transfer case. Has a V-6 odd fire, dual tanks, plumbing needs to be redone, New fuel pump, new gas lines from fuel pump to carburator needs to be finished. It has been in a barn for a long period of time. Have spare V-6 that goes with it. Seats need to be installed, light switch needs to be replaced, No Rust !!, Clean Title and on Non-Op, $2500.00”

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1959 DJ-3A Tawas, MI **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD**. Was $1650.

(11/06/2017) It’s rough, but has a variety of DJ parts, including the original air cleaner!

“Rare dispatcher model. 2 wheel drive, column shift 3 on the tree. Has most of the original parts, air filter, side steps, 4 full Willys wheel covers and 5 matching 4 lug 15 inch rims. Has the hard to find curved rear bumper, front is missing. Engine runs and yard drives on a small gas can. Frame solid. Body rough. 12v system. Clean title. Build a surrey jeep. Call anytime.”

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1963 DJ-3A Morganton, NC $4200


UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/28/2017) Craig shared this one. The Koenig hardtop looks in fine shape. It has been converted to 4WD.

“Willys Jeep DJ-2a with unique hardtop with sliding doors. Converted to 4wd at some point in the past. 4 cylinder motor and 3 speed manual. This vehicle ran when parked but currently has wiring issues and will not start. Clean NC title in hand.”

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1963 DJ-3A/4WD Campbellsport, WI **Status Unknown**


UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $2500.

(12/01/2017) It’s been converted to 4WD, but I don’t see transfer case lever(s)? It was a column shift.

“63 willy’s corrected lighting system, turn and brake lights. New tires, new steering ball joints and alignment. After running motor, found fresh oil dripping out of transmission bell ( where clutch is located ). Discussed situation with other mechanics believed it would be a leaking front main seal on transmission. Removed transmission to find it was the rear main engine seal. Lost time to finish repair due to sale of house. Put trans back in to help hold motor in place to move to WI. Jeep has a 3 speed trans.”

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1947 CJ-2A/DJ-3A Definance, MO $4850


This might be a 2A with a DJ-3A Body on it (single speedo and no driver side fuel inlet … though it’s missing a rear inlet .. it does appear to have a rear tank).

“This one-of-a-kind 1947 Willy’s Jeep CJ2A still runs great! This Jeep even has NEW tires and NEW brakes! It has 4 wheel drive and a manual transmission. It is in good condition and has a clean title. Asking $4850 or would be open to trading for a Golf Cart.”

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1963 DJ-3A Chassis Phoenix, AZ $1200


This has a murdered CJ-2A body sitting stop a DJ-3A chassis.


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1957 DJ-3A/CJ Scranton, PA $3000


It’s a mix of parts.

“Solid body n frame is very nice. Engine is locked up from sitting, have it soaking now.”

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1958 DJ-3A Austin, TX $1200


No engine or trany. Not a whole lot of parts value either.

“1958 Jeep/Willys DJ3A 2 wheel drive. Frame has been repaired and boxed. Tub is rough but serviceable, other body parts need minor work. Body tag and frame stampings match clear Texas title. All tires hold air for the smooth and easy flat tow to your place. This is a project (a roller) no engine or transmission, Don’t come looking expecting to drive it home. These accept everything from a big block to a four banger. No parts please.”

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1956 DJ-3A Thomasville, NC $950


Has some parts value, just not sure how much.

“1956 Willys DJ3A flat fender Jeep. 2wd, 3spd. on the column. For parts, restoration or would make a great ratrod. Engine will turn by hand. Local sale only, will not ship. May deliver locally.”

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1963 DJ-3A Surrey Howell, NJ **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $15,000.

(08/16/2017) Mike shared this ad.

“finally came to terms with myself. found this 15 yrs ago in a garage in Clifton nj. cleaned it up. new brakes clean fuel system.drove around the block a few times. put back in the barn and now its up for sale. needs some work.has some small rust holes nothing bigger than a quarter.
has original seats still. no top but have the frame for it. please only call if you want to buy it. and if you you know what it is.
easy resto or drive like it is. cash talks.”

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2 DJ-3A Front Axles Marcellus, NY $300


This is a good price. It also includes 2 rims.

“2 dj front axels
Also 2 4 bolt wheels”

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1965 DJ-5 Jackson, MI $1000


UPDATE: Mark check on this one. It’s actually 1965 DJ-5

Craig shared this one. No pics provided. If a 1963, it could be a DJ-3A, DJ-5 or an FJ-3/A.

“1963 Kaiser mail jeep for sale. Straight 4cyl engine, automatic, 2WD, right hand steer. Mechanically sound…”


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1951 CJ-3A/DJ Columbus, OH **Status Unknown**


UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $4500.

It appears this is a CJ-3A with a DJ-3A body.  Looks like a fun little rig. It is 2WD now.

“This 1951 Willys has been in the family for over 20 years. It’s a neat cruise around car perfect for parades. The complete driveline has been changed over to an early 90’s Ford Mustang. 4 cyc. motor-trans and rearend. The seats from the mustang were also used and reupholstered. This summer, we replaced all 4 tires and inner/outer tie rods. Possibly open to trades.

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1960 DJ-3A Wysox, PA $10,000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $10,000.

Looks in good shape.

“1960 Willy’s Jeep DJ3A 4×2….Good Condition….25,000 plus Original Miles…”

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1960? DJ-3A Ventura, CA $3950


UPDATE: Still Available. Per Colin, 56337 18392 1960 DJ3A Yellow, floor shift, some modifications, bucket seats, chrome windshield grab bars, chrome front bumper. Could this have been a Pepsi Surrey? Very close to numbers of other Pepsi Surreys. 

This is owned by Sherri and had the DJ featured in a magazine (Four Wheeler?). At some point, this jeep was stolen. It was returned to her in poor shape. It needs some restoration.  (At least, that’s what I understand based on the text below).

“Willys Jeep flat head 4 NOT 4Wheel drive, 3 speed shift
Old military style clean engine like new, needs tires & seats mounted, have bikini top,
I have owned 40 years originally restored (40 yrs ago) & was in magazines “jeep was stolen & left in a wash for few years” when I got it back I started to restore again! Was told 1945 registered & pink slip 1960.
Have original hubs W cromed, & more cromed parts for jeep!
Photos show older pics & current pics”

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