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Year? DJ-3A Albuquerque, NM $1000

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

It look like the body is a DJ body. It’s listed as a 1946.

“I had visions of doing a frame off restoration and giving this to my dad…..sadly, I will NEVER get to it, so it seems. As it sits, I have removed the tub. it is solid with little to no rust. motor and tranny are pulled as well. both spin freely but presumably need a rebuild. have some spare parts, including 2 windshield frames, 2 grills, 2 steering boxes etc. it’s a solid base to start your Willy’s project.”

http://albuquerque.craigslist.org/bar/5471533073.html

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1960 DJ-3A Leonard, TX $1000

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

It might not run, but there may be value here.

“1960 Jeep Willys, 2 Wheel Drive, Not running. ”

http://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/clo/5462915399.html

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Year? DJ-3A Surrey Chico, CA **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Was $10,000. **Status Unknown**

(11/29/2015) Listed as a 1956, this very well could have been a Surrey, but not in 1956. For example, note the footman loops on the fenders.

“eep is a one of 1100 made it is called a surrey gala willys jeep dj-3a 2wd 3speed it is a 1959 we just got it running after being stored indoors for 13years the jeep is a safari color with the canopy and seats to match the engine does run well just some clean up new fluids and here and theres that are being done unless I sell at moment you can research these jeeps upon the name and the rarity of the 2wd it was shipped from Hawaii from the resorts they were used on vacations for people to drive as rentals or transport clients”

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1958 DJ-3A Austin, TX **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2100.

Has a Toyota 20R engine.

“My father-in-law and I recently bought a 1958 Willys with the intent to fix up or sale. We agreed that we would post it for sale before we tore into it too much, so that’s exactly what I’m doing. We bought it at an estate sale in Fredericksburg from a young man who said the Willys belonged to his great grandpa, but we have NO TITLE on it. Usually this would have been a red flag for me but after a quick search I found that it wasn’t that rare of an occasion to not have a title on one this age. The serial number tag is still intact on the firewall.

We put a decent set of used tires on it so we could roll it and pull it. I pulled it from Fredericksburg to Round Rock and it was just fine. There is rust all over but most of the body rust seems surface deep. There is some rust in spots on the frame, but nothing that couldn’t be fixed. I can’t tell you everything that is wrong, I’ve only had it for a little over a week.

It has a Toyota R20 motor and the standard transmission shifts into gear. I have keys for it but haven’t tried to start it yet because the young man said it had been sitting for years.

You are more than welcome to come check it out if you want to see something that isn’t pictured. Again, there is NO TITLE and I am only posting this before I start digging into it myself.”

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1961? DJ-3A Surrey Angels Camp, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6500.

Looks like this is missing the front bumper and the front frame rails have twisted slightly. Based on the serial number I’d say this is a 1960 (56337 17492)  if I am not mistaken.

“1961 surrey jeep original paint #s matching 1100 made I have original rims runs great and drives good . currently non op no rust have clear title there is not vary many of this left. ”

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DJ-3A Used as Pick up & Delivery Vehicle

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Features, Old Images, Old News Articles • TAGS: .

This March 1956 article from Willys News explains how some dealerships were using the DJ-3A as a drop off vehicle. A driver from the dealership would drive the jeep to a vehicle owner’s house, pickup the car, hook the jeep’s hitch to the customer’s car, and then drive the car to the dealership for maintenance. After servicing it, a driver would bring the car back to the customer’s house, jeep in tow, and return in the jeep.

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1960 Surrey DJ-3A Phoenix, AZ eBay

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: , .

Nice looking surrey.

“1960 Willy’s Surrey Gala Jeep, a frame off restoration with photo documentation of a California Jeep. No expense spared, using only NOS parts where possible. One of only 1,100 made, believed to have only 29,000 original miles, the best one we have ever seen! $44,900; for any further information or to schedule an appointment call Jerry at 602-253-8081. If you are in Phoenix for the auctions call or come by our showroom Monday thru Friday 8 A.M. till 5 P.M.”

View all the issues here on eBay

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1959 Photo of Sommer’s Pharmacy DJ-3As

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Features, Old Images

This picture was scanned a few months ago by the University of Texas at  San Antonio. It shows a series of Dj-3As ready to deliver Sommers Drugs goods in the San Antonio area.

https://utsalibrariestopshelf.wordpress.com/2015/09/21/texas-businesses-recently-scanned-images/

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1964 DJ-3A Hayward, CA $4750

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/18/2016) It’s listed as a 1964, but this DJ body doesn’t have the passenger breather, so it might be the chassis that is a ’64. Seller also has some engines for sale.

“Started life as a 2WD DJ3A. It has been converted to 4WD using a Dana 41 full floating rear axle and a Dana 27 front axle, both with 11 inch brakes. T-90 3 speed trans, Dana/Spicer 18 transfer case and PTO unit to power front mounted Ramsey PTO winch.
Good running L-134 4 cylinder engine with Solex carb.
Heavy duty 12 volt alternator.
2 gas tanks. Rear original and added Jeep under seat tank.
Gauge works only with under seat tank. Problem with drawing fuel from rear tank.
4 good 7.00X16 non directional tires. Spare tire is flat.
All gauges work, except rear fuel gauge.
All lights work.
Even the horn works”

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/5959716328.html

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1948 CJ/DJ-3A Kilgore, TX $3500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, DJ-3A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500. 

This appears to have a DJ-3A body that’s been put on a CJ chassis.

“1964 willys jeep YES THIS THING RUNS! Would make an awesome project I just don’t have the time to mess with it.”

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1964 DJ-3A Fairfield, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3000.

This good looking DJ-3A had been repowered with a Volvo engine. The wheels are a stock size.

“1964 Jeep surrey DJ3A in perfect condition, kept inside, original paint , last year and month made for this model one of the last 10 special order from the factory as a pizza delivery Jeep, the bed “inside” the back is 2 inches wider inside than a stock 3A but the rest is the same as the 4×4, has special order tag, very rare , 12 volt , everything works, original CA plates, new brakes , 4 new mud and snow LT tires, this DJ can go 65 on the freeway, has tow bar and it has a 1.6 liter B16 Volvo duel carburetor sports car motor and Volvo 4 speed transmission professionally installed , clear title, no smog required ever, call with questions”

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1961 DJ-3A Hot Springs, AR **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1600. Former airline baggage jeep.

Seller still has the 13″ rims. It used to be an airport jeep. Frame number matches the serial number plate.

“”This is a rare 2wd model of Willys Jeep. Its sometimes called the “Dispatcher” model. The manufacturing info for all DJ3A’s made in 1961 was only 1542 units. This particular vehicle was in use at the Denver Stapleton Airport. It has the correct flat-head 4-cylinder engine which will turn over, so its not seized up. This Willys needs someone looking to do a restoration job or someone just wanting a “toy” to fix up. I do not have a title since the person I bought it from bought it at an airport auction, since the Jeep was only driven at the airport, there was never any need for titles, registrations, or inspections. I had performed by the Vehicle Theft Task Force in Smith County showing that the vehicle ID/VIN came back clear. Jeep has brand new 2 month old cooper tires and American racing wheels. originals come with purchase”

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Year? DJ-3A Antelope Valley, CA $700

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

Not sure how much value is here.

“last registered in the 70’s as is where it is with no paperwork”

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/ant/cto/5389480251.html

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Rare DJ-5 Yellow Surrey

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, DJ-5 & DJ-6, Features, Old Images Jeeping, Old News Articles • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Originally published 12/13/2011

Bruce provided this research on Surreys and found a picture of this very rare Surrey. Of the DJ-5 Surrey he writes, Only 30 were built on what looks like the dj platform.  It looks to be 2wd using the full ‘JEEP’ wheel cover, rear spare, steps, 60/40 seats up front & rear seat, daffodil yellow & white interior & candy striped yellow & white top w/fringe.

According to the Saskkatoon Star Phoenix June 17 1968: “For many years a familiar  sight south of the border particularly at southern hotels & resorts, the ‘Jeep’ Surrey has been introduced to Canada, Kaiser Jeep of Canada Limited, Windsor, Ont has produced 30 for a special program.  Painted daffodil yellow & white interior, its chief characteristic is a  yellow & white candy striped fringe top.  It can also be outfitted w/fully-enclosing convertible top for winter motoring.”


 
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Year? Flattie Golden, MO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, CJ-3A, DJ-3A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

May be a mix of DJ and CJ parts.

“Willys jeep Dj body ( I think it’s a mid 60sbody made by kaiser ) mounted on 4×4 frame (not sure what year frame is never looked for #s) hei 3.8 Buick engine,lock out hubs, has not ran in years , been stored inside until this year, I don’t have any other pics right now I live in rogers and jeep is in mo. I have owned over 20 years ,Bill of sale Brad”

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1965 DJ-3A Rio Rancho, NM $3000

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

It’s a rolling chassis.

“I have a rare 2wd 1965 Jeep/Willys DJ3. Last one off the assembly line! The very last of the flat fenders! Its a rolling chassis with some parts. Trans, Drive shaft and small parts. Does not have the engine, seats or gas tank! Make a cool rat rod or restore. ”

http://albuquerque.craigslist.org/pts/5340896759.html

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1961 DJ-3A Surrey Riverside, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $10,500

(10/11/2015) The DJ guys report this is a solid Surrey.

“Older restoration by previous owners.
No top, bows or hardware.
Minor mechanicals needed.
Sitting 10+ years.
Current non-op.
Runs, drives, everything works.
Very clean and complete body.
Minor scrapes and scratches.
Price is firm, see to appreciate, don’t waste my time and yours.”

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DJ-3A Surrey Achor’s Gray Line Postcard on eBay

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Features, Postcards

I don’t think I’ve seen this Surrey postcard.

“VINTAGE POSTCARD – CONDITION: VG-EXC *For detailed Condition Please Scroll Down To See Larger Scans of Both Sides of the Postcard. DATE/ERA: 1950s-60s. Standard Size 3.5×5.5. *Please Disregard Any Neon Scanner Lines in the Images as they are NOT on the Card Itself”

View all the information on eBay

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Year? CJ-3A? Grafton, OH No Price

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, DJ-3A, MB

Seller has listed this as a 1943, but it looks more like a CJ-3A or even a DJ (no gas inlet).

“PLEASE READ ENTIRE POST All original, not currently running, however it will run with a battery and oil change. It has been sitting a couple years. It ran when I parked it and it’s stored indoors. NOW LISTEN This is a very desirable vehicle. I WILL NOT GIVE A PRICE. Make me an offer if your interested. Email me your offer, name and telephone number and I will contact you.”

http://cleveland.craigslist.org/cto/5288857242.html

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1956 DJ-3A Bloomfield, NM **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was Make Offer

Doesn’t run.

“Selling a 1956 willys DJ-3A not running. Engine is there but unknown condition. In the process of obtaining title. See pictures for reference as to condition. Thanks for looking. Make offer.”

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1947 CJ-2A/DJ-3A Seminary, MS $1600

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, DJ-3A

Does it need wheels? Appears to have a DJ-3A body on it.

“1947 willys jeep new fuel pump brakes and master, need distributer will turn over but will not start.”

http://jackson.craigslist.org/cto/5277538621.html

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Year? CJ-3A? Hampton, NE **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, DJ-3A

UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $2750.

(08/27/2015) Appears to have a replacement body. It is listed as a 1958.

“THIS IS A NICE CJ-3A RUNS EXCELLENT
HERE IS A LIST OF NEW PARTS THAT HAVE RECENTLY BEEN REPLACED OR ADDED.
*ALL NEW BRAKE CYLINDERS
*NEW INTAKE MANIFOLD
*NEW EXAUST MANIFOLD
*ALL NEW EXAUST FROM THE MANIFOLD BACK
*NEW BACK SEAT
*NEW ALTERNATOR
*NEW STARTER
*REBUILT CARBURETOR
*NEW FLUIDS IN FRONT AND REAR DIFFERENTIAL
*NEW ELECTRONIC DISTRIBUTOR
*NEW 12 VOLT COIL
* NEW ENGINE TEMP GUAGE

THIS JEEP RUNS EXCELLENT. 4 WHEEL DRIVE WORKS GREAT. THIS JEEP IS A TON OF FUN TO DRIVE. IT HAS THE ORIGINAL 4 CYLINDER FLAT HEAD L 134 ENGINE. WITH THE ORIGINAL THREE SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION ODOMETER READS UNDER 5,000 MILES. I DO NOT KNOW IF THAT IS ORIGINAL MILES HOWEVER ODOMETER IS WORKING AND IT APPEARS TO BE ORIGINAL. HOUR METER UNDER THE HOOD SHOWS 90 HOURS.
Please call or text with any questions or to set up a time to come take a look. ”

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Year? DJ-3A Amarillo, TX **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

UPDATE: Was $500. **SOLD** Now listed here.

There’s some value here, thought the body looks shot.

“I have for sale a 1947 project Jeep. The engine is not seized up. I was able to get it started. Fuel tank is removed but included and it needs a battery. I was going to make this jeep into a ranch wagon but due to my health I cannot do the work.
There is NO title but will provide a bill of sale.”

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Puzzling Through DJ-3A Bezels

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Features

The DJ-3As guys were exchanging emails the other day about a little known change in headlight and parking light bezels and housings during its production run. I’ve organized the information they sent and found additional information online. Hopefully, I got everything correct.

For the DJ-3A, the parking light and headlight changes occurred in 1959, with the DJ-3A switching from the 2A/3A headlight and parking lights to the later model parts. Other models (CJ-3Bs, trucks, CJ-5/6s, and wagons) had their parking lights changed in 1956.

HEADLIGHTS BEZELS:

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From 1955 to UP TO 56337-15802 in 1959 the DJ-3A used the same headlight bezels as the CJ-2A/CJ-3A. Some people call these the flat bezels and the later models bug eyes.
Autolite headlight (early) UP TO 56337-15802 HL DOOR
– (CHROME) WO 643732
– (BLACK) WO 640695

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From 56337-15802 in 1959 to 1964 the DJ-3A used the later versions, also used by the CJ-3Bs, trucks, Jeepsters, wagons, CJ-5s (1955-1971), FCs, and CJ-6s.
AFTER 56337-15801 HL DOOR (CHROME)
– WO 649518

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The way the headlight bezels mount is also different:

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PARKING LIGHTS AND LENS CHANGES:

From 1956 to 1959 56337-14103 the DJ-3A used the same parking lights and bezels as used on CJ-3B 1953-1956, CJ-5/6 1955-1956, Trucks 1953-1956, and Wagons 1953-1956.
– (BLACK ENAMEL) WO 910199 (1956 ONLY)  2 3/4″ diameter
– (STAINLESS STEEL) WO 119204  2 3/4″ diameter
– Lens WO 119206

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From 1959 56337-14103 to 1964 the DJ-3A used the same parking lights as the post 1956 CJ-5/6s (til ’63), Trucks, Wagons, and FCs,
For Lamp Code (KADH)
– (Bezel) WO 718140 6 or 12V 2 1/4″ diamater
– Lens WO 718138 6 or 12V 2 1/4″ diameter

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The parking light housing was also different. The early housing mounted with horizontal holes, while the later housing mounted using vertical holes. The CJ-3B sites explains the differences.

 

 
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Year? DJ-3A Jupiter, FL **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

UPDATE: Was listed in Hobe Sound. Was $4000.

Listed as a 1948, it’s a 2WD DJ-3A. It looks like the steps might have been altered slightly.

“1948 Jeep Willys. Great condition for it’s age. Has the usual body requirements but in excellent shape for restoration all around. Has clean title on hand and runs. Great car for getting to the beach or around town.”

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