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1956? DJ-3A? Selma, CA $9000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, DJ-3A • TAGS: .

This may have been a DJ-3A. Now has lots of mods.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/306616780222052/

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“Moving out of the state and with a 3 year old the jeep just isn’t practical Its registered as a 56 “Willy” so there is none of that bs smog stuff to deal with. But it’s actually a 40 something Willy’s chassis with an aftermarket tub. It has a small block Chevy 350 with a Muncie. Coil over Fox shocks in the front with 14” of travel and I think 10” Bilstien shocks on the rear. I have a 18’ dovetail car trailer that will go with it because there has been some registration issues with dmv on the trailer. Pm any questions you want to Ask Open to trades that may be more family friendly”

 
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1957 DJ-3A Dittmer, MO $10,500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/25/2018) Looks like a good build.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2303097536682136/

“1957 Willys DJ3A converted to 4×4 in 1982 with GM SM420-4 Speed transmission, 153 Chevy 4 cylinder, Dana 44 rear with locker and alloy axles, Dana 18 Transfer-case, Saginaw power steering with assist cylinder, Dana 30 disc brake front with locker, no rust, swing out spare tire, Kayline soft top and doors in good condition, extra set of half doors, after market Best Top seats, rear seat, roll cage, 33-12.50R/15 BFG AT tires on 8.5″ x 15″ chrome steel wheels, runs and drives good, winch mount on front bumper but no winch, dual fuel tanks, and swing out spare tire.”

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1960 DJ-3A Pompano Beach, FL $6900

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

Drain holes look filled. Has some extra data plates on the dash (maybe ex gov?).  Has five lug rims. Was also listed at $5900 at one point.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/287288508886728/

“1960 Willys DJ A3, Rare model!! 2 owners!! Extremely low mileage, under 4K miles! Very solid body,no rust! No accidents!! Runs and drives great! Great summer toy or colect!!!

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1964 DJ/CJ-3A Stillwater, MN $16,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, DJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $16,000

(09/06/2018) Lots of custom work here.

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/wsh/cto/d/stillwater-jeep-willys-cj3a/6908948129.html

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“1964 Willys CJ3A for sale. Kaiser Jeep Corporation This is a highly modified Jeep from CA built for serious off-road use but is still a very nice vehicle. It can crawl off-road and still cruise down the highway at 70+ mph. With short wheel base 55 seems like a better idea though. Frame and Body are rust free and in great shape. The list of modification is:
1. CJ3A Body came from a DJ3A (two wheel drive). Restored 11 years ago white exterior with Rhino Lining inside. Assembled after painting and spraying the liner so a very clean look.
2. Driveline
a. Chevrolet V8 with aluminum radiator
b. SM 420 4 speed transmission with 7.0:1 granny gear
c. Dana Spicer 20 Transfer Case Twin Stick
d. Dana 44 rear axle I am not positive on front axle model
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1957 DJ-3A Orlando, FL Call For Price

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: .

This 1957 DJ-3A appears to be for sale. It’s got some modifications, but looks fairly stock.

https://www.orlandoautomuseum.com/vehicles/1964/1957-willys-jeep-dj3a

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1956 DJ-3A Oxford, GA $4950

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

It appears the gas tank has been moved to atop the cargo area and an inlet was added to the tailgate.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2298634457081995/

“Willis 4 cylinder 3 speed on tree rare runs and drives great some not bad for 63 years old”

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1956 DJ-3A Lake City, TN $8500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/26/2017) Not many militarized DJ-3As.

https://knoxville.craigslist.org/cto/d/1956-jeep-wilys/6859003582.html

“2 wheel dr, 3 speed on colum good condition new motor painted like army jeep vary rare will trade for 4 wheel dr truck”

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DJ-3A, Truck and One Other Taylor, TX

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Willys Trucks

These jeeps are posted at Jeeptruck.com. Only two pics were posted. The flat fender is a 1958 DJ-3A.

http://www.jeeptruck.com/mjs/sale19/adm103/adm103.html

“1952 Truck Marine V8, adapter plate to original 4×4 $2500
1958 Jeep solid no driveline 2×4 $1200 TX title
1955 Jeep, 4×4 no driveline solid, 1946 Chassis $1200”

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Sportif, Dispatcher, Beach Comber, & Commuter

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Features

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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1965 DJ-3A Friday Harbor, WA $3500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

Has a variety of mods.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/cto/d/friday-harbor-jeep-project-1965/6854898698.html

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“Jeep project. This is a 1965 titled as a DJ3A. I was told it was a UN Jeep originally. Presently has a Chevy 283 that starts and runs well. The running gear is the military 4WD with bumperettes and pintle hitch. Previous owner removed the brakes to upgrade to disc but never finished. It will need a master cylinder and brakes on all four wheels. The original brakes are with it and could be put back to original very easily. It is a roller with nice Crome wheels and decent tires. I am moving and lost my shop or it would not be for sale. Please only text if seriously interested.”

 

 
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Year? DJ-3A Austin, TX $1000

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

This appears to be a Dj-3A convertible with 4WD added.

https://austin.craigslist.org/cto/d/austin-willys-jeep/6836855068.html

“willys jeep complete body and axles just needs your engine and tranny Offroad, atv, utv, the body and frme is in good condition with no holes or structural defects. perfect for a jeep project”

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1956 DJ-3A Concan, TX eBay

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

Price currently $770. Has a few minor updates, such as the M-38 air cleaner and the later model speedometer.

View all the information on eBay

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“Great project Jeep. I can see that it’s a 4 cylinder, but not familiar with old Jeeps, so no idea on engine size. All engine parts and transmission are in place, but take a good look at pictures. Solid body and frame, best I can tell. Floor pans and bed still there, no rust holes. Tailgate fine, no cracks in windshield. The title says the body style is “LL”, but I can’t find any such bird. From my research, it looks like a “DJ-3A”, so that’s how I described it. Sold as is, buyer has to come get it or arrange for shipping.

On Mar-08-19 at 18:44:18 PST, seller added the following information:
After receiving a few good questions about the Jeep, I have a little more information. New pictures of the odometer and ID tag have been added. Best I can tell, the serial number is 56337 11093. The odometer reads 16610.1. It may have rolled over, but this is what it reads now. But you never know, cuz it’s exactly as old as I am, and I’ve rolled over many times! Since it’s been sitting in the same spot for 8-9 years, the tires have settled into the dirt several inches. That said, I looked over the frame best I could, and it looks straight, with no cracks or welds where they don’t belong. Although I have the title in hand, I haven’t located the keys yet. Hopefully I’ll find them by the time one of yall show up to pick it up. Good luck, and thanks!”

 
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1957 DJ-3A Apache Junction, AZ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3400.

(03/03/2019) It’s been modified into 4WD. It has the rare 0-8 KS speedometer.

“1957DJ body&seats, WW2orCJ2a flathead4 engine,windshield,chassis 4WD works xlt ,starts,runs,steers,stops, HDradiator,12volt syst, upgraded starter,Delco altntr, alum tank, towbar, great tires, lights not hooked up, NO RUST or body dents, seats ratty. Drove it today, idles rough but drives good, cheapest driving on CL, $3400 or reasonable offer.”

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DJ-3A Dispatcher Pizza Jeeps

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

Mike spotted this 1960s photo on Facebook. It shows some DJ-3A Dispatchers doing pizza delivery work for Volcano Pizzeria, a North New Jersey pizza place in the 1960s. Mike notes there were a lot of pizza jeeps in the area at the time.

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1960 DJ-3A Yucca Valley, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Starting bid was $6500, no reserve.

(02/09/2019) This looks to be a nicely updated DJ-3A with 4WD.

“1960 Jeep DJ3. Currently Registered with vintage California Yellow plates.
134 ci Go Devil 4 cyl engine which runs smoothly.
CJ2a 4×4 Running gear. 3 speed on the floor with High and Low range.
Totally rust Free and no dents.
The Vin number matches the title and registration.”

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1956 DJ-3A Austin, TX **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2200.

The 0-8 speedometer, windshield, tail lights, and some other parts look original. It’s been converted to 4WD axles. This is 50 units after my DJ-3A Rusty.

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“Willys 1956 dj-3a with title. This willys is very complete for it’s age.
I am willing to trade for a 1976-1983 Jeep CJ5.

This Willys started life as a 2wd. Prior owner cut out firewall and welded in a firewall from a 4wd. Front and rear axles are both from a 4wd M38.

Front and rear axle/diffs are complete. It rolls really well. This is a roller. No engine, transmission, or transfer case. I never had them.

I have owned this for 5 years and still have not gotten around to fully restoring it. I am slowly doing work to it though.

I repaired and reinstalled the original front bumper a couple days ago. The bumper is painted in primer. The rear bumper is new and is painted in primer as well.
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1957? DJ-3A Drag Jeep Machesney Park, IL on eBay

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Racing

UPDATE: Still Available on eBay. The Buy-it-now price is $9500.

This Drag Jeep was featured on Road and Track. Labeled a 1957 DJ-2A, the year, the serial number (56337 11539), and the body style mark this as a 1956 DJ-3A.

View all the information on ebay

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“It’s time to part with my very first street rod. I bought this in 1982 right out of high school. Over the years it has morphed into what you see here.
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1975 CJ-5/DJ-3A Redfox, KY $4500

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, DJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/19/2018) This looks to be a DJ-3A body on a CJ-5 chassis.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/196499477929930

“304 V8. 3speed. Willy’s body on cj5. Asking 5000. Have bikini top and full top”

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1955 DJ-3A Postal Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, DJ-3A, Features

UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/20/2016) Here’s a hard-to-find single sheet brochure.

View all the information on eBay

“Here I have a Single Sheet Flier for the Willys Jeep mail Dispatcher from 1955.
This has some wear and a small tear on the bottom (See Scans) but still displays Very nicely.
Will ship in a protective Sleeve with backing board.
Nice item for the Willys Jeep Collector!”

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1956 DJ-3A/CJ-3A Kennewick, WA $3750

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, DJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(01/14/2019) Looks like a DJ-3A convertible body on a 4WD chassis.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/383595465780568

“1956 Willys CJ3A Jeep 350 Chevy engine 4 speed Saginaw transmission Dana model 18 transfer case WARN hubs Limited slip front differential 5.38 gears 33 inch Buckshot tires Power steering GM tilt steering column”

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DJ-3A Tops Bows and Clips Black Canyon City, AZ

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Parts • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/pts/d/black-canyon-city-jeep-dispatch-dj3a/6794736566.html

The top bows are $700 a set. A price for the top clips were not included. The seller only has a few sets made. He notes that he isn’t making any money on them and has been more than willing to share information on the insights he gains trying to make his top.

The soft top is something custom the seller had made by an upholsterer. It took him some work to redesign and properly fit the top so that it would fold up and connect to the windshield properly, yet also fold down and attach to the body.

Here is pic of the reproduction bows vs. the original black bows:

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1962 DJ-3A Grove, OK $6000

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available. It has some EasyLok hubs.

(10/19/2018) Looks like the same one sold in 2015.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1878828475561089

“I have an old Jeep with a straight 6 Ford motor in it. I have recently replaced the battery, spark plugs, coil, distributor, carburetor, fuel pump and filter, and ignition switch. It fires right up first try. It has four wheel drive with locking front hubs. Everybody who see it says it’s a collectors item. It has a three speed transmission in the floor. It runs and drives. It’s very loud on the inside. The back opens up and locks into place and the doors will come off. One of a kind. Brand new tires. All lights and turn signals work the way the are supposed to.”

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1960 DJ-3A? Mansfield, TX $7500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/02/2018) Seller indicates the body is a 1947, but it looks more like a DJ body to me. This could be a modified DJ-3A.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/251727108857767

“Jeep Willys For Sale $7500 in Granbury Texas Buick V6 Dauntless 225, SM420, Dana 18 with Warn overdrive, Front Spicer 25 with disc brake conversion, Rear Dana 44, 5.38 gears, 32″ Goodyear MTR Kevlars, suspension seats. Vehicle is titled as 1960 Willys. The tub is a 47, windshield and front clip are CJ3A according to the previous owner. Please keep in mind this is an older Jeep/Willys. It runs great but they require TLC.”

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DJ-3A Chassis Saratoga Springs, NY **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $275.

(11/08/2018) Looks like a good price. Still has some hard-to-find parking brake parts.

“Willys DJ3A chassis, four lug wheels, two wheel drive, will also fit 1940’s thru late 50’s Willy’s cj2a, cj3a, and cj3b. Asking $275,”

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1961 DJ-3A Edwardsville, IL $4500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $4500.

(07/06/2016) No obvious rust.

“1961 Willys Jeep 4 cylinder Willy’s motor 134 devil motor 3 speed on the floor 2wd runs and drives great this was a base Jeep for sale or trade $5500 obo”

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/293519694835448

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