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Year? DJ-3A Body Chambersburg, PA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $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

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles

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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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.”

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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 **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $900.

(02/07/2018) 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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DJ-3A Front Axle Haysville, KS **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $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 **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4200

(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 **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1200. Relisted here.

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 **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $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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2 DJ-3A Front Axles Marcellus, NY **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $300.

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

“2 dj front axels
Also 2 4 bolt wheels”

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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 **Status Unknown**


UPDATE: **Status Unknown** was $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 **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3950. Might have been a Pepsi Surrey.

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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1957 DJ-3A Western KY $1800


Appears to be 2WD still.

“1957 CJ4 Willys Jeep
Engine runs

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1959 DJ-3A/CJ-3A Rio Rancho, NM $3200


This has a DJ-3A body.

“1959 (as per title) Willys Jeep cj3a.
v8 305 engine
New radiator, electronic ignition, electric fuel pump, and battery
Jeep runs strong with a lot of power.
4×4 high and low
kenwood stereo
original transfer case”

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1943? MB/DJ Mt. View, CA $3000


Listed as a 1943, it looks like it has a DJ body. Chassis might be CJ.

“I have an old Jeep that is titled as a 1943 with the L-134 engine. Converted to 12 v, I put a new voltage regulator on it and the electronics are good, Starts right up and drives. Has Overdrive added as well and it does work. Title in hand.
I was going to use it as a desert toy for my girlfriend and I but in the end it is a little too primitive for what I had in mind. Has nice full back aftermarket seats, and a nice top.Comes with Dick Cepek spoke wheels with good tires on them, at least 80% tread left on them. Runs and drives but will need tail pipe added at some point. Gas tank has been moved to the rear. Will throw in new hydraulic jack and lug wrench as well.”


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1957 DJ-3A Tucson, AZ **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2600.

(05/12/2017) Body looks great. Needs an engine and some other pieces. If this doesn’t come with the gas inlet, there’s one for sale on eBay. It’s a good price, too.  Seller also had a 1963 DJ chassis for sale. Interesting that it has a 0-10 speedo, which, if original to the jeep, would more likely make it an early 1956 model.

“1957 Jeep – Willys DJ3A. Rare 2w.d. “Dispatcher” model. Great candidate to restore as Surrey beach car. Major metalwork completed and presented in treated bare metal. Ready for finish bodywork and paint. Very complete except missing original engine. Has two transmissions, factory steps and curved front bumper. Rolls and steers. Clean Ariz . title. $2900.00. Also have another DJ3A rolling frame with matching 1963 title for $600.”

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1965 DJ-3A Charlton, IA $14,900

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

UPDATE: Price dropped to $14,900 and more pics included.

“65 dj3a hand built hot rod jeep, very rare body heavily modified jeep frame, 454 mark 5 crate motor with bigger heads all comp cams valve train , cdi ign.,177 blower, 9 quart oil system carbon fiber clutch, all new suspension, fuel cell, gel bat., so much more.600+ horse power,2400 pounds, this car isn’t for light weights. pearl paint on it ,in it, under it. 5speed w3500 over drive. runs on lightly doctored pump gas. will trade for way bitchin rat or kemp custom.”


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