DJ-3A Research Archives

DJ-3A, DJ3a

To Top

1956 DJ-3A Greene, IA $2560


Listed as a 1956 CJ-3B, this appears to be a 1956 DJ-3A (based on the VIN number 56337 11969) that may be mounted on a CJ-3B chassis.

 For Sale 1956 Willys Jeep for $2,650.00. The jeep runs good, moves when placed in gear, stops and starts fine. But will need some work to use it as a daily driver. The jeep has brand new seats, and for it age is in good condition. It also comes with a correct up to date title. The vin numbers do match the title. The engine runs good with no noise or smoke. I think this jeep would work perfect for one of our local VFW clubs or American Legon Posts for a Parade Vehicle. “

1956-dj3a-green-ia1 1956-dj3a-green-ia2 1956-dj3a-green-ia3 1956-dj3a-green-ia4

To Top

1961 DJ-3A Lancaster, OH $3000


Needs some work.

My father has a 1961 Jeep Willy for sale. Engine and transmission are good. 4cyl, 2wd. Needs master cylinder, fuel pump, and new tires. Has no top. Not sure on the mileage. I’ve seen this same year and model sell for way more than this in much worse condition. We just need it gonna asap. $3,000 OBO. It’s previously been registered as a historic vehicle. Only serious calls only please. You have to be a true Jeep fan to appriciate a Willy!!!!”


To Top

1957 DJ-3A Wheelersburg, OH **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4000. Relisted May 2015:

(07/10/2014) Looks like DJ-3A. The windshield is unusual.

I have a 1957 Willy’s Jeep, 6cyl., with 2.5 s-10 Engine and trans. Both just overhauled.
Please no E-mails or texting. 
I am not interested in trades.”

1957-dj3a-wheelersburg2 1957-dj3a-wheelersburg3 1957-dj3a-wheelersburg4

To Top

Year? DJ-3A Yancey, TX Make Offer


This has a variety of DJ elements including the large speedometer, low profile windshield, the right rear fuel inlet, solid back and 2WD.

Willys 53 ? 2 wheel drive motor don’t run trade r sale”

year-dj3a-yancey-tx0 year-dj3a-yancey-tx1 year-dj3a-yancey-tx2 year-dj3a-yancey-tx3

To Top

1960 DJ-3A Surrey Butler, PA **SOLD**


UPDATE:**SOLD** Was $6000.

Craig shared this link. I saw this jeep in person in Butler last year. Very well built jeep from what I saw.


1960-dj3a-surrey-butler-pa1 1960-dj3a-surrey-butler-pa2 1960-dj3a-surrey-butler-pa3 1960-dj3a-surrey-butler-pa4

To Top

Eric’s DJ Salad with a side of Olive Drab

• CATEGORIES: Builds, DJ-3A, GPW (Ford MB)

Eric bought this DJ-3A in July of 2013. He describes the jeep he bought as a salad of jeep parts. He’s spent the last year transforming this rough jeep into a great looking parade and play jeep. Nice save!

You can read about his build on Facebook:

eric-dj3a-before-photo eric-dj3a-after-photo

To Top

Year? DJ-3A Dublin, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD for $650**

This is missing the radiator, but it looks solid.

“What you are looking at is a REALLY cool opportunity for a rat rod, or a restoration, or a neat little delivery vehicle for your auto parts biz. This is a 2 wheel drive Willy’s DJ-3a dispatch Jeep. lots of people think they were for the post office, but they were generic delivery vehicles. lots of small businesses in the 50’s and 60’s ran these.

The Jeep is relatively complete with column shift etc. It is missing the radiator. The motor etc is a little bit mystery, as this Jeep hasn’t been registered since the 70’s

DMV said not to do anything as far as registration until your ready to put on the road. Which means NO TAXES!!!”

year-dj3a-dublin-car1 year-dj3a-dublin-car2 year-dj3a-dublin-car3 year-dj3a-dublin-car4

To Top

1962 DJ-3A Surrey East Lafayette, IN **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** for $7300. Was on eBay

Needs a little work, but looks in good shape.

Willys is missing surrey top canvas, but I have material and complete frame is attached. Restored in 1997 but has minor surface rust in various areas. Carbeurator on vehicle is not the original and linkage is not complete for rebuilt carb. I have original carb in box.Have not found the original oil bath air cleaner, but might still have it. Fuel filter bowl is not functional and is not connected. Might need distributor, is running rough. Less than 19000 original miles with good compression.Tires have less than 1000 miles on them.”

View all the information on eBay



To Top

Jim’s DJ-3A Restoration

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Features

Colin shared these photos of Jim’s restoration. Looks great!

Colin writes, “Here are a few of photos of Jim Sullivan’s 1961 DJ3A Dispatcher.  The restoration on this little Jeep is fresh, like a month old now!   I will include a couple of photos of it when Jim bought it from Bob Tomson about 5 years ago and then a few that I took yesterday morning in front of an Ice Cream shoppe and antique store in Glendale AZ.

The engine and transmission were both rebuilt, all new wiring, upgraded upholstery, floor mats, carpet in the rear compartment, and a 1950s Willys Jeepster/station wagon steering wheel were added.  It has 15 inch powder coated wheels, but small VW size tires.  The paint is 1959 Ford truck blue, which is the same as Pepsi Cola blue.  It has the stock small hubcaps with the raised “W” in the middle.

It has what appears to all of us familiar with it, a reinforcing metal channel on top of the hood, right down over the center seam , which looks like it might have been a factory approved or even a factory installed item (See last photo).  It looks too good to be an aftermarket or homemade deal.  There weren’t any modifications showing to the underside of the hood and it appears to have been spot welded to the hood.  A professional looking addition, regardless of how it came to be there.”

Pics of Jim’s DJ-3A before the restoration:

IMGP1614 IMGP1615

After restoration (Note Colin’s Surrey in the background):Jim's-dj3a-3 Jim's-dj3a-2 Jim's-dj3a-1

To Top

1957 DJ-3A Rush, KY **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

Unusual windshield.

“1957 Willys Jeep DJ3A- 2 wheel drive, rebuilt Chevy 2.5 L S10 engine & 3 speed automatic transmisson,new brakes,new front springs, 12 volt, clear Ky title. $3500 or trade to aluminum fishing boat.”

1957-dj3a-rush-ky1 1957-dj3a-rush-ky2 1957-dj3a-rush-ky3

To Top

1957 DJ-3A Hatboro, PA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

This has full floating hubs in the rear. Maybe this DJ body is on a MB/GPW Chassis?

“1957 Willys Jeep. Needs to be restored. No rust – from New Mexico. Does not run. Engine seized Have all the parts. 4 wheel drive”

1957-dj3a-hatboro-pa1 1957-dj3a-hatboro-pa2 1957-dj3a-hatboro-pa3 1957-dj3a-hatboro-pa4

To Top

1961 DJ-3A Frankfort, IN **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

(10/28/2013) This is probably a DJ-3A body that’s been transferred to a 4wd platform.

“this is a 1961 willy’s 4×4 DJ3A Dispatcher Jeep. has a 1962 buick v6 engine ran a year or so ago but haven’t started it since then. has a 3 speed manual transmission with 2 speed transfer case. tires still have good tread but the tires are cracking a little bit. been painted orange and the where the orange is peeling up there is blue paint underneath the orange inside and out. comes with the hardtop and has rollbar inside. seats are torn and interior is in need of restore and the outside could be restored if you like. needs some love and attention”

1961-dj3a-frankfort-oh2 1961-dj3a-frankfort-oh3 1961-dj3a-frankfort-oh4

To Top

1956 DJ-3A(?) Ardmore, AL **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

(02/22/2014) At least some of this might be DJ-3A, given the year and the solid back.

“1956 Willys Jeep for sale. New rims /& tires. New shocks. New stabilizing bar. It has an tan top. New electric radiator fan. Original 4cyl. 12volt. Weekend driver. No help needed with sale”

1956-dj3a-ardmore-al1 1956-dj3a-ardmore-al2 1956-dj3a-ardmore-al3 1956-dj3a-ardmore-al4

To Top

DJ-3A Surrey Postcard

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Postcards • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

Looks like a beautiful place to stop and enjoy the view.


To Top

Year? DJ-3A? Wilmington, IL **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was No Price. Has a convertible DJ-3A windshield and grille.

(11/03/2013) This is 2WD so likely a DJ.

“I have an old willy’s. it is in bad shape as you can see from the pics. It is two wheel drive and has no motor or trans. i was told it has 60’s camero seats that might be worth more than the jeep. i have no idea what year or any details of its history.I don’t have any paper work with the jeep but would be happy to wright a bill of sale. I will leave it on here for one week and take the best offer i get ( cash or trade). please dont ask if it is still for sale. if you see the add its still for sale. if you have something to trade don’t ask me if im interested if you don’t send pics and a good discription. if i am interested i will respond to your email thanks tony.”


To Top

DJ-3A Body Washington, PA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts, DJ-3A


“Rusty tub I pulled from a DJ3A. I started to patch this thing up, putting in one floor board and getting some metal patch panels, but I ran out of energy.
The Good – has good firewall and cowl, gauges worked, rear floor OK, more leg room than other tubs – I was going to put this a CJ2A project. It has no tailgate – like an MB or GPW
The bad – pretty rusted, I removed both floor pans and replaced one I
I hate to take this to scrap yard, but it is taking up too much garage”


To Top

1959 DJ-3A/4wd Versailles, IN **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4050.

The body is DJ, but the 4WD chassis isn’t stock.

“1959 Willys DJ3 a, original 4 cylinder engine, 31/11.50-15 super swamper tires, lockout hubs”

1959-dj3a-versailles-in1 1959-dj3a-versailles-in2 1959-dj3a-versailles-in3 1959-dj3a-versailles-in4

To Top

1956 DJ-3A San Diego, CA **SOLD** (sort of)


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was listed at $4000. 

“This jeep has been stored in the garage for 40 years
from 1973 and is still there.
It ran when it was stored and needed some work done at that time.
It was never moved or started and no attempts were made to do any repairs since 1973
It was one of these projects my father never got to finish”

1956-cj3b-sandiego-ca1 1956-cj3b-sandiego-ca2 1956-cj3b-sandiego-ca3

To Top

Year? DJ-3A? Mathews, VA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $450.

Looks like a parts vehicle.

“50’s era 2wd Willys Jeep. It has a 289 Ford V8 and 3 speed manual trans. Engine is locked up. Its got a dana 44 posi trac 5 lug rear. Body tub is rusted out. I have one good flat fender,windsheild frame and hood. The frame is in really good condition.No title. Will sell whole or for parts. ”



To Top

1949 CJ-2A Lexington, SC **SOLD*


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

This appears to have a DJ-3A body on it.

“Guys, I have up for sale my Willys Jeep, which is my favorite vehicle of all time. Like the jeeps of the WWII era, this Jeep is the small 4X4 (w/lockout hubs), with the original drivetrain, including the 4cyl L134 flathead engine (runs like new), and 3sp transmission with low and high range. All of this works perfectly. I drive this Jeep on the highway, often 75 miles or more through the country to take care of property that belongs to my mother. The steering is good and tight as is all the suspension. It has one-month-old tires and a very good spare. All the gauges and lights work great. The brakes are all new, wheel cylinders and shoes so it stop very good. It has a good clutch and horn. It is now 12 volt, converted over when it was restored several years back, with a modern alternator. The Jeep has a new convertible top (and doors as shown) only a few months old. It has a great original steering wheel. It has a very good digital radio mounted under the dash and good speakers mounted under the front seats. It has electric wipers and a seat for the back that is very good like the front. New cargo mat in the rear and new mats in the front. The original heater works great, too with hi and low blower speeds. I guess you understand by now that I have this vehicle ready for warmer weather. And, now my whole life plan has changed and I’ll have to let it go. I will be moving to Brazil to volunteer at a Christian project to house street kids near Sau Paulo. Needing all the financial support I can get, I am pretty much selling everything I do not absolutely have to keep. That’s why I am listing the Willys. By the way, It will come with a nice high-dollar aluminum, quick attach tow bar that makes it a dream to tow. Well, thanks for looking. I will be happy to provide additional information and I hope the right person gets the Jeep to enjoy for years to come. God bless.”




To Top

1960 DJ-3A Columbus, GA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5500.

(06/28/2013) This looks good. It certainly is a DJ, but I’m less sure that it was a Surrey.

“1960 Willys DJ3A Jeep, in its former life it was a Surrey jeep. It is 2WD. Flat fender jeep. Only 1100 of these were made. Elvis Presley owned one, it is in his museum at Graceland. The engine was rebuilt by Benning Machine shop in Columbus, Ga. There is NO rust, both front floor pans were replaced. They originally had a Surrey top. I do not have the top, frame or original bumpers. I do have the original Wheel covers and front bumper pan. New gas tank, NOS Carter WO Carb, New electronic distributor. Steering does need to be tightened up, a common issue on these old jeeps. Serious buyers only Please, Respond to this Ad or call 706-763-ZeroNineThreeNine, It can be seen in Columbus, Ga.
Go to this website for more info on these jeeps there you can see what the jeep looked like originally.
Make me an Offer, Trades depending on what you have.
If its online, its still for sale. Person to Person sale only.
I will not deal with Spammers. If your response does not sound real, i will not reply.”

1960-dj3-columbus-ga1 1960-dj3-columbus-ga2 1960-dj3-columbus-ga3 1960-dj3-columbus-ga4

To Top

Original DJ-3A Parts List Book on eBay

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Documents, Features

Priced at $80, you can make a lower offer. View all the information on ebay
Bid on this version starting at $18.95: View all the information on ebay




To Top

1958 DJ-3A North Palm Beach, FL **SOLD**


UPDATE:Was $3250. **SOLD**

(01/03/2014) Brad’s selling this nice looking DJ-3A at a good price. The only minor issue I see is the modified steps, but those could be repaired over time.

“Willys DJ-3A, Survivor, 2WD, 1958 Flat Fender Dispatch Jeep 4×2, Mostly Restored with rebuilt engine & transmission. Other items; new Best Top, brakes, radiator, elec cooling fan, rebuilt steering box & carb. Runs needs some TLC.”




To Top

Looking for DJ-3A Fastback Style Top Measurements

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Features • TAGS: , .

UPDATE II: Charles spotted the 2010 post below that shows a DJ-3A auctioned on eBay from Massachusetts. Anyone recognize it or know the previous or current owner?


UPDATE: Bill tells me they are also looking for pictures of any surviving examples of tops and the bows themselves. The bows are the most important item they need to duplicate. The top is something we can construct but without a correct set of bows we won’t be on the mark. 

Bill and Charles are seeking the measurements for the DJ-3A Fastback Style Top like the one shown below. There’s currently a thread about it here, but so far no one has had any luck finding them.

As I look at these two pictures, it appears to me that top folded up like a Jeepster top. I’ve never noticed that before. I’ve never run across one of these tops in the real world, only in brochures or press photos.

dj3a-sport-top-up dj3a-sport-top-down2

To Top

1960 DJ-3A Surrey Carthage, MO **SOLD**


UPDATE: Was listed at $20,000

“Jeep is vitually mechanically perfect. Documentation for re-build on engine, new gaskets and seals through-out, new ring gear, rear main seal, starter, engine cluster, thermostat, side panels that were never installed and are like new, owners manual, shop manual. Older restoration that is in nice shape. Has original vacuum wiper and a hand wiper on the passenger side (as it was equipped originally). Has original size white-wall tires. this is a truly eye-catching vehicle.”