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1963 DJ-3A (Former Surrey?) Carson, WA $7500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/22/2022) Seller indicates this was a former Surrey that was rebuilt by or in conjunction with Warn.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1841858709493950/

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“1963 DJ-3A Willys. Was originally a Surrey Gala jeep so it was pink from the factory. It does great on the trails but I just don’t have the time to make it what I want. Built by guys from Warn in the 90s, so it has all the goodies available back in the day. Warn Black Diamond link kit 4 link rear with tj springs and fox/warn shocks. Front is radius arm with fox/warn coilovers Ford 2.3 ranger motor with a motorcraft 2 barrel carb and MSD ignition. T-18 ford trans with a dana 20 tcase and Warn planetary overdrive unit. Dana 44 axles front and rear with 5.38 gears and detroit trutracs Rear axle has a warn full float hub kit 35 13.5 krawlers with full size spare. Weather checked but hold air and have great tread. Switchpro copycat pushbutton accessory panel Warn quick connect winch wiring front and rear with cradle. Onboard air tank under rear end with pressure switch. Soft top and bikini Nice cage Cool old willys with tons of potential and good old school parts.”

 
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1956 DJ-3A Branson, MO $3000

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: .

This is an early DJ-3A. It’s a project. It has no engine.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1069902906997561/

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“1956 Willys DJ3A “The Dispatcher” Slated as a light delivery vehicle this is the first year for this model of Willys. The production number stamped in the frame is 1183 (see pics). This was my dads first vehicle and has been in the family since 1961. As far as I know we were the second owner. I have the original title. It’s a project. I have almost all of the original parts. What is missing is the motor, radiator, and seats. I have three of the original hubcaps. I have two tires on it that do hold air. The floor pans are rusted out. Last time it was on the road was 1973. It does have a factory heater. If you know the DJ’s then you know it is factory 2wd. I also have the doors. This is very difficult to post as I have a long history with this vehicle. Circumstances in life change and sometimes you have to let go of dreams. Ask any questions you want. I have more pics somewhere I will add later.”

 
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Year? DJ-3A? Houma, LA $6000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ5, DJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/09/2022) Listed as a CJ-2A body on a CJ-5 chassis, the body looks more like a DJ-3A. Has an unusual color scheme; It kinda works for me.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/534914471733604

“Asking price $6,000. CJ5 frame and drivetrain with CJ2A body. Super cool Jeep to ride around in.”

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Year? DJ-3A/4WD Chassis Tulsa, OK $1500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

This appears to be a DJ-3A atop a 4WD Chassis.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/901609510847156

It is an original Willie $1,500 firm”

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Sportif, Dispatcher, Beach Comber, Commuter & DJ-6A

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Features

UPDATE: Roger Jordan posted this rare photo of a DJ-6A concept vehicle on Facebook. It reminds me of the Dispatcher-100 and Sportif models, so I’ll add it to this page

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Originally posted April 8, 2019:

As most folks know, Brooks Stevens was instrumental in numerous production and concept car designs. One of the lesser known projects was, apparently, an offshoot of the DJ-3A 2WD line. There are four documented designs, two of which became concept vehicles.

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The Dispatcher and the Sportif concept cars.

  1. The Sportif: This DJ-3A-like vehicle appears to use the DJ-3A convertible windshield and hood, to which some stylistic designs have been added. There are a variety of undated pics at the Milwaukee Art Museum’s website which tags the images as being prototypes for the Canadian Market. A March-April 1995 Willys World article dates the pics to 1959. Brook Stevens is pictured in both images.

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    Link to Milwaukee Art Museum

  2. The Dispatcher (aka Dispatcher Sportif) and Dispatcher 100: The Milwaukee Art Museum labels this simply as the Dispatcher, but other placed identify this as the Dispatcher 100 or Dispatcher Sportif. You can see all the pics at the Museum’s website.

    Dispatcher 100: Derek Redmond published a slightly different version of this concept at the CJ-3B page. It’s titled the Dispatcher 100 (has an insignia with the name on the passenger door) and it may represent a slight update or next evolution of the “Dispatcher” above. The cover on the passenger side cowl suggests this might have been made from the later model DJ-3A body (which used the hole for a heater vent).
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  3. Jeep Beach Comber: This fanciful 2WD vehicle looks inspired by the DJ-3A Surrey, one designs for beaches and vacation rentals. There’s only one image of it at the Milwaukee Art Museum. This appears to use the later model Willys hubcaps seen on the Surreys.
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  4. Jeep Commuter 100: It looks to be a roomier version of the other vehicles, but with a top that allowed lots of visibility. There’s only one image of it at the Milwaukee Art Museum. This jeep also appears to use the later model Willys hubcaps seen on the Surreys. I can attest that the low windshield and low soft top (if that is a soft top) would have made it difficult for 6-footers like me to climb back into the rear seat.
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DJ-3A? & A Sand Jalopy? Imperial, CA $1000

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Other 4x4s

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/09/2022) I have to say I was more curious about the Sand Jalopy Hot Rod than the jeep. The jeep seems to have a DJ-3A body. Neither seems to have much value.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/408067411508752

“1 Jeep 1 water pumper buggy 1000$ for both Bill of sale”

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1951? CJ-3A/DJ-3A? Roseville, CA $7500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, DJ-3A

This appears to have a DJ-3A body, though a filler has been added to the driver’s side. It does not appear to have a DJ-3A frame (it’s missing the parking brake cable mounts on the underside of the frame).

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/d/roseville-jeep-willys-x4/7572611234.html

“1851 Willy’s CJ-3A
Runs and drives great rust free
Power steering upgrade
Very well maintained covered
Last registered 2021
clean California title in hand”

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1956 DJ-3A Convertible Irvine, CA $5500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/20/2022) Listed as a 1945, based on the serial number this is a 1956 DJ-3A that has been converted to 4WD.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/660170175905753/

“1945 Willys Jeep clean title Buick v6 engine, 4 wheel drive, with differential lock 3 speed gearbox Registration stickers until August 2023 The engine has a strong muscle and a wonderful roar. New battery. New oil change”

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1957? DJ-3A? Moorefield, WV $6000

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: , .

No mention as to whether it runs or not, but it looks solid. It may have been a DJ-3A convertible at some point, but the drain holes and the rear gas hole would have been patched, so I can’t say for sure.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1062009254485196

“1957 Jeep 2AJ · Suv · Driven 12,345 miles 1957 Willy 4 Spd 4×4 62 Corvette 327 for 475 hp on 35-12.50 -15 or Trade for Sad but sad”

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DJ-3A Axle and Wheels Pahrump, NV $100

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $100.

Looks like a good price for these hard to find parts.

https://lasvegas.craigslist.org/pts/7569788738.html

“Original cast iron 2wd front axle out of a 60s willys DJ3a delivery jeep
Ive got 4 original 4 lug 15″ wheels
Perfect for a gasser or ratrod build
$200.00”

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1957 DJ-3A Convertible Fort Dodge, IA $4500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

This looks in pretty good shape. Could be a good price.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/458489589747984

“Runs Only surface rust CJ 5 4 Cy 3 speed New windshield New brake system New fuel pump New aluminum radiator”

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1960 DJ-3A Green Bay, WI $3300

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: .

This runs and drives, but has plenty of rust. There is some parts value here at the very least.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/810850866794351

“Willys DJ Jeep,two wheel drive,in good shape for the year,runs and drives with a little coaxing. 3300 OBO.”

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1951 CJ-3A Clifton, CO $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, DJ-3A

Lots of mods. This may have a DJ-3A body.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1309035536503615

“1951 Jeep Willys cj3a flat fender. Was running back in 2004. Has a 383 stroker motor. Power steering. Four speed manual t18 transmission. Dana 18 transfer case. Overdrive unit also installed. $4500. OBO located in Grand Junction Colorado. Will not ship”

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1958 DJ-3A Chama, NM Make Offer

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still available.

(10/23/2022) Unclear how much value is here, but there is some parts value at the very least. This has been turning into 4WD and appears to have a Government plate on the dash.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/461263242023526/

“1958 keep willyz with fiberglass top needs a starter but it dose run needs breaks has rust make an offer!”

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1956 CJ-3A Convertible Robbinsville, NC $6500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

This DJ-3A was spotted by Matthew. Looks in good shape, though it has been converted to 4WD. Has the KS 0-8 Speedometer.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1284039859035144/

“1956 Willys Jeep. True mileage unknown. Runs great. Have done a lot restoring. Very little rust.”

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1962 Flattie Beavercreek, OR $7500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $7500.

(08/31/2022) This custom, former DJ-3A Surrey and a Jolly Jeepers Jeep Club jeep is for sale.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/448303507318100

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“Selling one of my flat fender jeeps. I have a lot of jeeps and this one didnt make the cut to keep. Was originally a pink Surrey Gala. Not much is left of that other than some of the pink you can see coming through the blue. This has a lot done to it and has a lot.of money in parts. All my extra parts go with it. 2.3 Ford 4cyl with 32/36 weber T18 4 speed Warn OD Dana 18 case 44 front and rear with discs, Detroit’s, 5.38 gears 35″ BFG Krawlers 8k warn winch TJ rear suspension Coilovers in front On board air Confer rack Hard top with doors. Have all new windows for top Soft top Full extra set of 35s on wheels Terra tires for sand Extra 2.3 motor that’s complete Complete 4.3 V6 with harness that was going to be swapped in eventually. Starts, runs, drives, stops. Brakes do need some work. Its sitting in my shop and I’m ready to let it go so I can play with one of my other Jeeps.”

 
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Year? Flattie Vacaville, CA **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, DJ-3A

UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was No Price

(08/28/2022) This might have a DJ-3A or a replacement body. The looks to be a V-6.

“I don’t have many details about the motor and trans, it is not running, but all parts you need are there, transmission and transfer case are installed in the jeep, I would have both rebuilt. It’s not a rust bucket and can be restored”

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Year? DJ-3A? Twinsburg, OH $2850

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, DJ-3A

Tom spotted this amalgamation of parts. Listed as a 1951 CJ-3A, this jeep has a DJ-3A front end, but the front crossmember suggests the frame is not from a DJ. The body could be DJ-3A. The engine isn’t, but it is stuck anyway.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/5273403332779471/

Flat Fender Jeep project. Titled as a 1951 CJ3A is 2WD. I believe it has a 283 Chevy engine in it but engine is stuck and I do not have time to mess with it. Has some rust, but good project. If listing is up it’s available and will not respond to that question.”

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1962 DJ-3A Convertible Victor, NY $9500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

This nice looking convertible DJ-3A looks in good shape, but is missing the soft top parts. This jeep may have been sold in 2019 (it was up for sale at that time with different plates).

The seller notes that this was a  “basic Dispatch” model. Actually is not a basic dispatcher, but rather the Convertible Dispatcher model. It looks in good condition, though it is missing the hubcaps, the soft top, and the soft top equipment.

https://rochester.craigslist.org/cto/d/victor-1962-willys-jeep-dj3a/7517238119.html

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“1962 Willys Jeep DJ3A: Red w/ Tan interior. Four cylinder 134 engine with three speed transmission (on column). This is a basic “Dispatch” model Jeep that never had a soft or hard top. This is the last year for the use of the Willys name. Drives and shifts smoothly… turns heads wherever it goes! Excellent Condition!.”

 

 

 
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1947 CJ-2A / DJ-3A Dalton, OH $2200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, DJ-3A

This maybe be a CJ-2A with a Dj-3A body.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/739494307293337

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Have 1947 with title Tub had plate on saying 1954 took off to check and lost them in house remodeling . Did lots of work on it 11 years ago , new wiring , water pump, head gasket was leaking ( shaved head .015), fuel/water separator, new brakes and master cylinder, new muffler and homemade Bimini top.

Always smoked and not a lot of power, but plowed snow good. Daughter was driving it about 6 years ago and she said it started smoking and nocking and would not run right. Been sitting in garage. Since. Don’t have time to rebuild flat head motor or the cash right now. Block is in good shape.

I installed large bumper and boxed front of frame for snow plow, have original bumper. Added Reece hitch. It has PTO hook up but they never put leaver through floor. Decided need 24’ enclosed trailer instead….lol Have extra springs and steering linkage Did compression test 55,57,72 & 75 starting on #1 . Askin $2200 obo”

 
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1964 Model? Reno, NV $4000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, CJ5, DJ-3A

No pics and not much of a description. Maybe something or maybe nothing.

https://reno.craigslist.org/for/d/doyle-1964-willy-jeep/7500693797.html

“1964 Willy Jeep with hard top. Its been sitting for many years. Was supposed to be a project.”

 
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1960 DJ-3A Goshen, NY $4000

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, MB

UPDATE: Price dropped to $4000.

Austin is selling this DJ-3A, which appears to be a combination of WWII parts and a DJ-3A. The axles, transfercase, transmission and rims appear to be from an MB or GPW. The hardtop is a later model version of the standard DJ-3A hardtop (has the larger rear glass door). It’s unusual to see a hardtop on a DJ-3A with the side glass (usually only seen on CJ-5s). My guess is the engine is from a DJ-3A as is the chassis.

You can contact Austin at ADewitt @ itcservices.com (remove the spaces around the @ before emailing).

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/758604852171464

“The jeep comes with a jeep plow. I have also replaced the clutch, water pump and have brakes and shocks for it. Here are some pictures. Project Jeep.”

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1956 DJ-3A Orland, ME $12,000

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

This clean looking DJ-3A has been modified with 4WD. Listed as a 1956, the serial number puts this as a 1959.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1111617252787712/

“65000 miles, California vehicle. No rust. 4 cylinder , three speed , very clean jeep .”

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1959 DJ-3A Independence, KS Auction

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

The current bid is $2900. I think the auction goes until September 7, 2022.

https://www.purplewave.com/auction/220824/item/HF9354/1959-Willy’s-DJ-Passenger_Vehicles-Passenger_Vehicle-Kansas

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Miles: 92 on odometer
VIN: 5633715606
Engine
Cylinders: 4
Fuel type: Gas
Transmission
T90
Manual
Speed: 3
Tires
Size: 185/75R14
Notes
Odometer replaced
Non-operational windshield wipers

 
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1947? DJ-3A/CJ Dalton, OH $2200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, DJ-3A

Tom shared this flattie for sale. This looks to be a DJ-3A Convertible body on a CJ chassis (probably 2A based on the engine and radiator). I’m betting the gas inlet on the driver’s side is a mod.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/739494307293337

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“Have 1947 with title Tub had plate on saying 1954 took off to check and lost them in house remodeling . Did lots of work on it 11 years ago , new wiring , water pump, head gasket was leaking ( shaved head .015), fuel/water separator, new brakes and master cylinder, new muffler and homemade Bimini top. Always smoked and not a lot of power, but plowed snow good. Daughter was driving it about 6 years ago and she said it started smoking and nocking and would not run right. Been sitting in garage. Since. Don’t have time to rebuild flat head motor or the cash right now. Block is in good shape. I installed large bumper and boxed front of frame for snow plow, have original bumper. Added Reece hitch. It has PTO hook up but they never put leaver through floor. Decided need 24’ enclosed trailer instead….lol Have extra springs and steering linkage Did compression test 55,57,72 & 75 starting on #1 . Askin $2200 obo if anyone is interest”