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1948 CJ-2A Hesperia, MI **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1800

I don’t see to many surreyized CJ-2As.

“1948 Willys CJ2A in pretty good shape. Does not have a title. I have not started it in about 8 years, but have oil in the cylinders. It was converted to 12 volt. Transfer case or 4 wheel drive works.I have the doors, but are not shown installed. One window is cracked in one of the doors. Have been meaning to restore and get new parts to tighten up the steering and suspension. It needs brake work. Two new tires on the back. Have an extra seat and two old heaters to go with it. Stored in the barn for the last 16 years.”

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1960? CJ-3A? Hutto, Tx $2500


No pics provided.  This might be a DJ.

“I have a 1960 Willys CJ3 with working 4×4, working wench and remote with about 6 feet of cable, has a stereo and a bikini top. The paint has been redone last year it is camoflauge with a clear coat, good looking jeep. Makes an excellent off road vehicle, I have yet to go anywhere that it hasn’t gotten me through, would be a great deer lease or ranch vehicle. It has antique tags good thru Feb 2013. The windshield is cracked but you can still see through it very easily, good tires. Make me an offer but no ignorant offers will be considered, I WILL NOT RESPOND VIA EMAIL SO CALL OR TEXT might be interested in trades text with what you have in mind thanks 512 7 zero one 3 five 6 zero text for pics”

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The DJ-3A Surrey at the Wailea Hotel on Maui, Hawaii

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Features, Women & Jeeps • TAGS: , , .

I received an email from Paul the other day and the subject read ‘Refreshing’.  One quick look at the picture in the email explained what he meant (see the 1st picture below).

Yep, that is one pretty jeep!

Using the keyword “Wailea” I started tracking down more pictures of it.  It turns out Colin has a couple of them too, as does a friend of his.  So, here are a few of this jeep that is still owned by the Wailea Hotel in Maui (boy, after today’s cold weather, Maui is sounding awfully nice!)

More pictures I found on the internet:

And from Colin, you can see the jeep prior to the stenciling:

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A DJ-3A Gala Pedal Car

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Here’s a rare photo from Bruce of a pedal car from the Las Brisas Resort in Mexico.

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1956 DJ-3A? Caldwell, ID **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000

(02/11/2012) There might be some good value here, though it needs work of some kind.

“1956 CJ3A Flat Fender Fiberglass Jeep on a 69 CJ frame, Spicer 44, Locker Front End, Straight Thru Transfer Case, Narrowed 9″ Ford Rear Diff, Chevy 350 w/ Aluminum High Rise Holly 4 Barrell, Headers, RV Cam, Turbo 400 Tranny, B&M Shifter. Super Swampers. This is a parts jeep or a major project. Must be trailered home, Located at the Caldwell Airport in a Hangar. $2,000”

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DJ-3A Prototype?

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Features

Colin was searching the web and accidentally ran across this jeep.

He writes, “While browsing the web . . . I found this photo, which is obviously misnamed.  The caption says it is a 1948 VJ2 Jeepster(NOT!), but it is what I think is a factory photo of a  prototype DJ3A with the low windshield,  convertible top and a 48-49 Jeepster T-Bar on the grille.”

Note both the T-Bar grille and the way the top connects the windshield.  Anyone seen other pics of this?

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1958 DJ-3A Taylor, Tx $1000


UPDATE:  Price dropped to $1000

(06/27/2011) There’s some value here.

“1958 Willys Jeep. Rust free, doors, top, no motor, clean title.$1200 For more information call Mark at 512-955-0194”

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Peddle Car Eustis, Fl **SOLD**

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

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $675.

This looks a little like a Surrey pedal car.  I wondering why it is right-hand drive.

“Willys Jeep Peddler Car was restored approximately twenty five years ago. In mint condition.”

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Year? CJ-3A Williston, FL **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $2800.

This is listed as a 1961. Maybe it has a DJ connection.

“1961 Willys Jeep
4 Cycle Flat Head
4 Wheel Drive
900 – 16″ Military Tires
Runs Good
Clear Florida Title”

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1955 DJ-3A Darlington, SC **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $500.

There appears to be some value here.

“1955 willys jeep dispatcher…it has rust in the front floors the back is solid…no seats..has a 85 mustang 4 banger motor and trans in it…..”

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1948 CJ-2A/DJ-3A/Surrey? Wichita, KS **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1800

“This 48 Willys Jeep has power steering,Chrome bumpers,Chrome wheels, Blinkers, Custom hood, Chev. sm. block 327 engine.”

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1953 CJ-3A/DJ-3A Apple Country, NC eBay


This looks like a CJ-3A which has an updated DJ-3A body.

“Up for auction is another one of our farm vehicles we have decided to sale.  This is a 1953 Willys Jeep and from the best I can tell it is a model CJ3A.  We have had it for many years and used it to pull one of our irrigation pumps.  It has a four cylinder motor and is four wheel drive.  It has not been driven in a few years but should crank up with little more than a charged battery and some fresh gas.  The odometer reading is 70718 and it has a clear title.  This jeep can be used like it is or can be restored to its original condition.  This is an “as is” sale with the buyer is responsible for picking up or arranging to have the vehicle transported to their location.  Buyer to pay a non-refundable deposit of $200.00 through Paypal within 24 hours of auctions end.  Remaining balance to be paid by cashiers check or cash in person within 3 business days of auctions end.  Serious bidders only please.”

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1961 Surrey? DJ-3A Jacksonville, Fl **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD**Was on eBay.  Bruce points out some surrey elements in the comments section.

This looks pretty solid.

“1961 Willys Jeep Dispatcher DJ-3A ,Hardtop attatched, 2 wheel Drive,3 speed manual  transmission,column shift,4 cylinder cylinder Barn Find.

Title shows,42,211 actual miles,Speed O shows 41,688 miles ,the prevous owner told the VA. DMV in 2007 it had 42,211 actual miles, when actually it had 41,211 miles,he was a career Army Man ,the Jeep sat for over 27 years, while he was in the ARMY.The Jeep was stored in a Barn most of its life in VA.

The only items not orginal, appear to be: the tires(dry rot), and wheels(aluminum), (have orginal spare,a wide whitewall,on the orginal steel wheel Goodyear 640/15 as pictured),spare mount missing,updated tailights,license plate mount,driver side outside mirrow,inside cab: oil gauge added below dash,drink holder and light in front center floor.

It is equipped with the orginal chrome bumpers,(back bumper dented bottom center)headlight and parking light rings and hood hold down clamps.

The jeep starts ,runs,and stops,it has a oil leak appears to be the oil pan gasket,horn does not work,but is all there.

The Jeep is solid as a rock ,only some surface rust where chips were not touched up,and under drivers side rubber mat,where paint was rubbed off with time.No keys to 3 locking doors,drivers side glass goes up and down about 3 inches,pass side goes alway down,rear works.

The Dispatcher was orginaly a light blue metalic paint,White Top ,Patina blue metallic, bleeding through the flat blue paint on the bottom and Patina white bleeding through the flat blue paint on the top.Inside is the orginal Black seats,front and rear,the rear floor pan is the light blue metalic paint.

Clear FL. title and bill of sale furnished and released with the Jeep Dispatcher when all payments are cleared,can asist in loading for shipping or pickup.

This is a tight ,orginal unbeleavable barn find,not cleaned,shown as found,pictured as found,sold as is, as pictured.Thanks for Looking!?”

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Year? DJ-3Aish Garnett, Mo $2000


What we have here is a frankenjeep.  This has a DJ-3A body with tailgate, a CJ-2A windshield, a drivetrain with what appears to be a rear PTO, and what appears to be some CJV-35U Bezels.

“Willys Jeep, ready to go, why by a UTV when you could have a JEEP! come take a look $2000 or best offer 785 448 5381”

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The Ultimate Nieman-Marcus Beach Party Outfit from 1959

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

Bruce spotted this unusual christmas gift for Nieman Marcus shoppers.

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1963 DJ-3A Canton, Oh eBay


UPDATE: This was on eBay in March of 2011 and for sale in Pennsylvania.  It has different tires now.

“1963 Willys Dispatcher DJ3A 2dr delivery car with 2-wheel drive, sliding side doors, lift up tail gate, very cute and has many applications. We were going to do a restoration on this and just don’t have time. This Jeep is pretty rough but comes with a set of new floor boards and we will accept any reasonable offer.  The Jeep does not run, but the engine is not stuck.  Both rear springs are bad and it currently has no brakes.upholstery needs done as well. We have the original chrome bumper and guards for the front (needs plating). It will need to be trailered for sure. <P> One of these in fully restored condition sold for $18000 on ebay last year.  SO, if you want an ambitious restoration project with an upside, here it is.  Call Bob for a good deal on this little, rare Willys.”

These are pictures from the previous auction.  At the very least, the DJ-3A no longer has a license plate.

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1953? DJ-3A Damon, TX **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3800

(08/29/2011) It looks solid.


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DJ-3A Body and Parts Fremont, Ca


UPDATE:  Still Available

(09/05/2011) No pics provided.

“I’m selling some of my extra parts from my Jeep that I’m restoring:

– DJ3A original Tub and Frame includes rear gas tank and and speedometer
– DJ3A original Radiator
– Willys original front and rear differentials
– Willys original ross steering assembly includes pittman arm and draglink
– Roll Bar fits any flatfender Jeep
– Set of 4 wheels alloy with new tires

Thanks for looking, just email me if you’re interested or you want to see them…”

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DJ-3A Tub Quartz Hill, Ca **SOLD**


UPDATE:  Roy reports this is an excellent tub.  SOLD

This looks quite repairable.

“Early 1950’s flatfender tub. Needs new floor and firewall. It’s either a CJ3A or an M38 – the dash has the single large gauge hole from the factory. ”


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1964 DJ-3A Ridgeway, Va $ **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2500.

This appears in good shape.

“1964 Willys Jeep DJ3A. This is a hard to find 2 wheel drive jeep. It is in great shape. New brakes , tires and exhaust. Has a toyota engine and 4 speed transmission. This is a rare flat fender Jeep. One of the last ones built with the old body style. Runs well .and drives great. Body is in good shape.”

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1955? DJ-3A Castle Hayne, NC $500


UPDATE:  Still Available

(06/04/2011) I can’t tell if there is much value or not here.

“$500 or best offer. NO TITLE. VERY RARE. I just can’t get ANYTHING done. Email or call my cell:910-520-0620”

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DJ-3A & DJ-5 Etters, Pa Auction Sat Nov 19th


Glenn wanted to share this auction with folks.

“The Auction is in Etters, PA just off I-83 south of Harrisburg and north of York. There’s more than 50 oldies to pick from including two DJ’s. In the picture it shows a DJ3A on the left and a LHD DJ5 on the right. Looks like the DJ3A shown in pix 35 and 36 has many usable part.  Emailing the auction company got nothing back, so I’m assuming they expect it all to go for junk. Hopefully someone local can snatch them. No Titles, just be prepared to move ’em quickly says the instructions.”

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1960 DJ-3A Surrey **SOLD**


UPDATE: Bill took a variety of pictures, including the speedometer picture below.

Bill writes, “Another victim of Katrina….I wonder if I could get a government grant to restore it? Found 10 miles from the epicenter of the storm. Was under 20 feet of salt water, never washed off until years after the storm. A few rare parts and a LOT OF ROT..”

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Modified Flattie


Glenn spotted this one.  The flattie was being parted out, but only the frame and a few other parts are left.  The body parts have been sold.  I thought it was unusual enough that i would post it anyway. It appears to be part DJ and part CJ.

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1961 DJ-3A Clinton, Tn **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $650

(10/27/2011) The seller believes these are CJ-2As, so I suspect they are DJs on CJs.

“1. CJ-2A Runs, needs carb rebuilt, floor pans, muffler system, gas tank, has one seat
2. Hardtop CJ-2A, have engine but out
Also have extra rolling frame with engine, transmission, transfer case, front and rear axles. Great winter projects.”