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1962 DJ-3A Douglasville, GA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $400.

David shared this ad with me. The jeep has an Allison three-speed automatic transmission (it was a 2-speed BW auto trans that was installed in some 1964 DJ-3As). It’s unclear to me if this was some kind of special order or if it was customized. The radiator has been swapped out with an older radiator, so this has seen some modification.

“4 cylinder flathead, Allison 3 speed automatic. 2 wheel drive. Rough. Been sitting a long time. Did run and drive, when parked. But I have no idea condition of engine now.”

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1953 CJ-3A Rockton, PA $6500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, DJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $6500.

(11/18/2021) This has a DJ-3A body and full-floating rear hubs.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/398051065542946

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“PA Titled 1953 WIllys CJ-3A. It is actually made up of Military Axles and engine, DJ-3A Tub, 3A transmission and drive train. I call it Muttly. It has a redone Military L134 Engine, and brakes, Tires are newer about 2 years old and I don’t put a lot of miles on it. I have re-done the electrical for headlights, and put in a new clutch. It does drip from the oil pan a little. The transmission pops out of second, but I do have a fully rebuilt transmission that I will provide for the price I list. I did replace the seats and add the spare tire carrier, jerry can holder, wipers, and a ebrake. I have other projects now and need space. $7500.00 OBO. I will supply a non-rebuilt transmission (dis-assemble ready to be rebuild for $500.00 less.) I also have a second 1947 title CJ-2A Ready for rebuild”

 
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Year? Model? Corbin, KY Make Offer

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, MB

No description provided other than “Make Offer”. This may have rear full floating hubs. Given the lack of a fuel inlet, this could be a DJ-3A or an MB/GPW tub.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1313581635718825

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1960 DJ-3A Goshen, NY $5000

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, MB

UPDATE: Still Available.

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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Year? DJ-3A/CJ-3A Sumter, SC $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, DJ-3A

This may be a 1949 CJ-3A with a convertible DJ-3A Body and windshield. Whether the chassis is DJ-3A or CJ-3A isn’t clear to me.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/401224611961060

“1949 Jeep Willy cj3a 4×4 Does run and drive. Has good tires. Brakes have been upgraded to disc brakes front and back. Body is in great shape. Has the original straight flat 4 cylinder. 3 speed stick shift. Would make a great off road 4×4 Have a clear title”

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1961 DJ-3A Crestline, OH No Price

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: .

There could be a some small value in the parking brake and column shift parts and a few other items.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/564858848364893/

“Selling as parts, come pick what you want. Message or call Carroll’s truck parts in Galion ohio”

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1956 DJ-3A Branson, MO $3500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: , .

Craig shared this early DJ-3A #1134. There’s a lot of stock jeep there.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/7408181845923224

1956-dj3a-branson-mo“956 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 1134 I believe. I will confirm that. 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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DJ-3A Axle and Wheels Pahrump, NV $200

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

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

https://lasvegas.craigslist.org/pts/d/pahrump-willys-dj-2wd-front-axle-cast/7491110949.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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1956 DJ-3A Convertible Mooresville, NC $16,999

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $16,999.

(04/25/2022) Those are some big tires for the undersized rear axles (the early DJ-3As used a Dana 23 in the rear, while the later ones used a Dana 27). The seller has listed the DJ-3A prefix (56337) as the serial number. This has the rare 0-8 King Seeley speedometer with an intact needle.

https://charlotte.craigslist.org/ctd/d/mooresville-1956-jeep-willys-dj3a/7495049310.html

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1963 DJ-3A Bumper and Frame End Crete, IL $50

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Parts

If you want a replacement front bumper and back frame crossmember, this looks to be a good price. They should clean up fine.

https://chicago.craigslist.org/sox/pts/d/steger-1963-willys-dj-front-bumper/7488909367.html

“Up for sale here is this front bumper from a 1963 DJ-3 Delivery Jeep. Straight, not all twanged as they usually are. Included are the cutoff frame ends still bolted to it. $50.00 OBO”

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1964 DJ-3A Modesto, CA No Price

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available. Was listed at $12,500.

This tribute-to-the-surrey-DJ-3A has been listed in multiple locations, but is located in Modesto, California (based on the plates). The jeep was being auctioned, but the auction ended this morning with a highest bid of $4k.

(03/06/2022) This DJ-3A was modified into a Surrey-like jeep. It looks in great shape.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/5066784120021429

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“Our blue cutie was acquired by its owner in 2016 and has been driven 3000 miles during his ownership. Believed to be a California car most all its life, it resided in Modesto, CA with a clear and clean title in the owner’s name. Continue reading

 
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1958 DJ-3A Austin, TX $3500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/03/2022) Not a bad price, but it does need work. The body has been cut at the entrances. .Appears to have the original tank. The seller is correct that this is a convertible model, not a Gala/Surrey.

https://austin.craigslist.org/cto/d/austin-58-jeep-willys-dj3-convertable/7472079872.html

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Selling a very rare 1958 Kaiser Willys DJ3a Convertible!…VERY LIKELY the original strait-4 cylinder, single carb and oil-bath air filter. 3 speed manual column shift (“3-on-a-tree”)….Yes, it is called a convertible, did a lot of searches, primarily trying to verify if its really a “Gala Surry”. 2 wheel drive flat fender, no tailgate. Got a clean title but not in my name, can transfer over no problem. This a very solid project that I simply do not have time to work on. I have had this is DRY storage since i got it in 2019. Go to “eWillys.com” to see more info. The previous seller had thought it was possible this was a Gala Surrey model (Google “Gala Surrey/Elvis”, light/powder blue). I am not so convinced BUT definitely a “convertible model” (see old brochures in my photos, I own old original copies, bought on ebay).

THE BADS -NO top frame or soft top material, common problem, unfortunately, but might be available online (repros) -NO back seat -Clutch cable is broke I believe, so cannot test -The body has been cut/modified slightly (entrance to driver’s/passenger seats) (see pics first, I’ll explain) -Never got time to start the process of getting it started, I was told it ran not that long ago, maybe on a ranch property near Temple Texas. I got this on trade for a Triumph TR-6 (he got it on trade with the Temple person)

THE GOODS! -VERY solid and very lowrust, if not at all. -Good tires, been holding for awhile (I have been storing on jacks!) -Decent body that does not need a lot of work -Battery tray solid, no rust! -Some parts been replaced not long ago but cannot confirm dates -Solid rig! hate to sell but just no time that it deserves! PLEASE be legit and serious! Happy to call back with anything I know. CALL or TEXT is best. IF YOU ASK, “is it still available” I will not respond, I will delete the post seconds after its sold. Sorry about the sideways shots, not sure why that happened! [hidden information]

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1956 DJ-3A? Las Vegas, NV $2500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

Unclear what this is, but the year suggests a DJ-3A.

https://lasvegas.craigslist.org/for/d/las-vegas-willys-jeep/7471264969.html

“I am selling a 1956 willys jeep title in hand. I am asking $2500 call or message today feel free to come and look at it no strings attached”

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1956 DJ-3A State College, PA $5000

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

This looks to be a 1956 DJ-3A that has been converted to 4WD. The body looks repaired.

https://www.facebook.com/commerce/listing/1154291008720245/?media_id=0&ref=share_attachment

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“Willys was not an option in the listing title. And they made me put mileage in but I really have no idea what the actual mileage is.
This is titled a 1956 CJ2a. I know it’s not a 1956 but probably much earlier. Runs well, it’s pretty clean and very fun. Has a coat of quality paint on it but not a quality paint job haha. I started tracing wires to get the lights and signals to work but ran out of time. If it doesn’t sell in the next few weeks I’ll get back to it and wire it, tune it up and the price will be changed accordingly. Runs and drives right now. $5000 firm.”

 
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Automatic Transmission in DJ-3As, DJs and Others(?)

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Features, FJ

Dave asked me about the type of adapter used on DJ-3As and FJs to connect an automatic transmission (which may have been the Borg Warner model 12 according to David Sapp mentioned in his comment to this post, though I have no documented evidence of this, but it should be out there somewhere). Essentially, a adapter plate is bolted to the back of an L-head/F-head engine, to which the transmission bell housing attaches.

After some searching, Dave spotted the adapter in an FJ supplement book. Here are the pics.

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Meanwhile, a discussion from 2012 on the topic of DJ-3A automatic transmissions yielded these pics showing a BW transmission connected to an L-head with a similar looking plate.

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As for the rare shifter that’s been captured in some pics, this pic is the best I have (from a DJ-3A automatic). It confirms Barry Goodwin’s comment on another post that the transmission lacked a “Park” feature. Instead, the driver would put it in neutral when parking (and I assume pull the parking brake).

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If anyone has a document that confirms it was the M-12 BW transmission that was used, or has more pics or is aware of other useful discussions on this topic, please let me know. There isn’t much info about these setups on the web.

FYI: Based on my research, it appears the Willys Aero cars of the 1950s used a GM Hydramatic rather than a BW transmission.

 
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1943? MB? Las Vegas, NV $5000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, DJ-3A, MB

Listed as a 1943, this jeep has a CJ-2A grille and a DJ-3A windshield. It lacks an engine.

https://lasvegas.craigslist.org/atq/d/las-vegas-1943-willies-war-military/7458852091.html

“Motors are everywear. Crated. New. What a great project in great condition for its year. Have title yes amazing ask if interested. 1943 world War Willie’s. Wow,”

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Year? DJ-3A/CJ-3B? Suffield, CT $2000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3B, DJ-3A

Listed as a CJ-3B, this looks more like a DJ-3A body on, possibly, a CJ-3B chassis.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/714504039707965

“Selling my CJ 3b Unknown year No title no tags Brand new frame Tub is shot but can be recovered with proper tlc Unmolested drivetrain Flat 4 with 3 speed transmission I think I have the fenders somewhere Price firm Frame was $$! Tons of original parts in it So if you don’t have the cash Or the knowledge to fix it , swipe left”

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Year? DJ-3A? New Braunfels, TX $10,500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/10/2022) Listed as a 1946 CJ-2A, this seems to be a DJ-3A chassis with an unknown body. Then engine manifold appears to be DJ as well. The serial number plate has the DJ-3A prefix, but the second set of numbers aren’t readily viewable as if the plate had been changed.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1565880117098238/

“1946 Willy’s Jeep Flathead 4 motor New brakes Parking brake works New tires and wheels New bikini top Jeep runs and drives great, is street legal with current antique license plate.”

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This is closer to how the plate ought to look:

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1959 DJ-3A Paola, KS $8950

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This is a modified DJ-3A.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/625630275177821

“Runs good new Motor new Transmission new driveshaft sitting on 37’s willys Jeep”

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DJ-3A tub & Front Clip Alvord, TX $1000

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts, DJ-3A, Parts

The tub looks in pretty good condition.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/368218251549590

“Cj2a /dj3a good solid tub 1000 is the price for sale not on sale”

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1948? JeepRod Long Beach, CA $85,000

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

This one has a hefty price tag. Listed as a 1948, this could actually be a modified DJ-3A convertible.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/625800375194836

“Selling my 1948 Willy Jeep Rat Rot for $85k. Spent a lot of money to build it from ground up. This is an authentic vehicle for you old school car lover. Drives great.”

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1956 DJ-3A Body w/ 4WD Eveleth, MI $1500

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This looks to be a Convertible DJ-3A body on a 4WD chassis or a DJ-3A chassis converted to 4WD. The serial number is 56337-10467, though the last digit is very hard to read, making the body from 1946.

https://detroit.craigslist.org/wyn/pts/d/eveleth-1949-jeep-cj-3a-parts-or-will/7434190001.html
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“1st thing look up the zip code so you know where the item is located. If your not willing to come and get it or have someone haul it then please do not bother to proceed any farther. I can haul it but 1/2 down before moving and 1/2 down of haul fee.
From best i can find this is around a 1949 CJ-3, the motor, a overhead valve cylinder engine, we put in years ago but then just forgot about working on it. The tub is loose, the fender is off, one is missing. What you see in the pics is what you get, it is a project without a title. The jeep has the vin tag on the tub but is hard to read”

 
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1960 DJ-3A Surrey Dacula, GA $20,000

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: This Surrey was posted to eBay last September (2021). There’s a lot to like here, but the floors have been patched.

https://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/cto/d/dacula-1960-willys-dj3a-surrey/7442633031.html

Offered for sale, 1960 Willys DJ3A Surrey 2WD- Serial #18201. This 61 year old collector’s item jeep has been sitting in a warehouse protected from the elements for the past 35 years. This jeep is virtually unmolested from its humble beginnings. Odometer shows 26,000 original miles. Somewhere along its life the front floor pans were reinforced due to hat channel rust-out and some bondo on driver side panel. . Jeep was originally two tone Tropical Rose and Coral Mist, seems to have been over sprayed in coral mist pink and the striped top was replaced at some point with what is currently on it.

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See some older pics (from 09/2021) and more info below:

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4 DJ-3As, 2 CJ-2As and Some CJ-5s Allentown, PA

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ5, DJ-3A, Features

UPDATE: Still Available. Joe is having some internet issues, so he might be delayed with his email responses.

My friend Joe in Pennsylvania is looking to sell his jeeps. He’s got a variety of flat fenders, including “Rusty“, a 1956 DJ-3A I sold him back in 2019. All four of these have good PA titles. Here are some older pics of each jeep (Joe is working getting up-to-date pics. If you have interest, email Joe at abguy @ enter.net (remove spaces around the @)

  1. 1956 DJ-3A Convertible: Rusty (prior to disassembly)
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“Also, I have a 62 hardtop (no title) that has had the body scrapped but all else is intact as a rolling parts source. There are a lot of accumulated parts, many upgrades, a new ½ oft top for the ME unit, 2 new tanks, etc.”

 
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1956 DJ-3A Convertible Woodstock, GA $5000

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

This seller has posted this convertible DJ-3A in several places on Facebook, asking questions about what it is, etc. My answers too the question of ‘what it is’ resulted in at least one commenter referring to me as an “idiot” (or something similar; I can’t remember the exact word) for not knowing what I was talking about ….. Ah, yes, the cesspool the FB can be. To the commenters credit, after politely calling out the author of that witticism, he did take the time to apologize. But, still …

With that in mind, I am surprised the seller is claiming this is an “all original” DJ-3A, instead of labeling it, as I explained several times to him, a DJ-3A convertible that’s been modified with four wheel drive.

“All original Willy’s dj3a solid frame passenger floor pan has some rust. Engine turns over and has spark and compression. Very rare jeep. Only 2,510 of them made in 1956”

https://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/atq/d/lebanon-1956-willys-dj3a-jeep/7433789092.html

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