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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.

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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.

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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.

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“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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1957 DJ-3A Pine Valley, CA $7500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(11/06/2018) This DJ was converted to 4WD.

https://sandiego.craigslist.org/esd/cto/d/1957-willys-dj-3a-4×4-conversion/6769025334.html

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“An east county San Diego Jeep since it was brand new. This is the “Dispatcher” model, that was originally sold as a 2wd.

This Jeep was professionally converted to 4wd with surplus military M38 parts by Border Parts in Spring Valley. Saginaw steering, Dana 25 front axle, Dana 44 rear, Dana 18 transfer case, and a T90 transmission with Borg Warner overdrive completes this rock-solid suspension and drivetrain conversion.

The engine is a 1964 Ford 260 cid V-8 out of a Fairlane. Engine routinely starts on first crank. A new ring gear on the flywheel, new starter and new clutch were recently installed by Action Cylinder Heads in Santee.
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1961 DJ-3A Montgomery City, MO $729

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, DJ-3A

It’s a DJ-3A Body on a 1970s(?) 4WD chassis. No description provided.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/432080207264085

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1956 DJ-3A Jersey Village, TX $1500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

Gayland shared this ad. It has no engine and the seller had begun converting it to 4WD. Looks to be 56337 10588 (I have DJ-3A #10538).

https://houston.craigslist.org/cto/d/1956-dj-3a-jeep-roller-no/6732338028.html


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“For sale is a rust free 1956 DJ-3A. This vehicle was a barn find. I had the only rust spots repaired already. I am open to offers on this Jeep, their are many additional parts / extra parts that come with this jeep.

Frame is straight. I have slowly been buying new parts for this. I have a new front bumper and some other parts. The rims are correct for this jeep, the tires are just old tires to move it around.

I have the hood, windshield, fenders, grill, extra hubs, brakes, tire carrier, and most of the interior. No motor, tranny, or t-case but I know where you can get them in the area. Jeep was originally a 2wd. I have the correct axles to make this a 4wd.”

 
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1965 DJ-3A Friday Harbor, WA $2500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

No pics provided. It’s a project.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/cto/d/1965-jeep-project/6756379168.html

“This is a project I picked up earlier this year. It is titled as a 1965 DJ3A and shows 55K miles. I believe it was a hybrid built for the UN. The chassis and undercarriage is military with 4wd, pintle hitch and bumperettes. It has been modified with a Chevy 283 that starts and runs good. The body is enclosed like the mail jeeps but this was never a mail Jeep. It needs brakes on all four wheels. It was a driver at one point long ago but a previous owner started to change out the brakes and it was never finished. It has oversized wheels and tires to make it a roller. Wheels and tires could be easily sold. I am downsizing and need the room. A great fun project for someone.”

 
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1956 DJ-3A West Haven, CT eBay

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Back on eBay. Starting bid is $1300

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“First year Dj3 in outstanding original condition. Jeep currently runs and idles very well. Jeep does have its cosmetic issues and some rot here and there as evident in the photos. The Fuel tank and lines will need cleaning and possible internal coating of tank (I have it running on a test tank). Motor runs very well with no signs of issues. Radiator holds and cycles coolant. Brakes will need attention.

The body is very solid. The original fiberglass top is in great shape.

Very close inspection after much insight given by those whom have DJ-3A`s of their own has revealed that the frame is most likely that of a CJ-2A.  From information given to me and very careful cleaning of the upper frame area located in front of the body gusset on the right side of the jeep….there is no number stamped in the frame that I can see to denote it is a matched frame and body..”

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1964 DJ-3A Cedar Falls, IA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

UPDATE: **SOLD** 

That’s a pretty stock DJ-3A.  It doesn’t run at the moment.

“1964 jeep dispatcher (willy) 4 cylinder 2 wheel drive. In very good condition. It has been stored for many years so not currently running. It would be a great project jeep. Message me to come look at it.”

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1963? DJ-3A? Madera, CA $4450

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, DJ-3A

UPDATE: Still no pics provided.

https://fresno.craigslist.org/cto/d/willys-jeep-low-hood-project/6735139883.html

“CJ3A Low Hood Jeep. lots of exteras from frame up. engine, trans, body, running gear- steering,springs, brakes,axels. frame electo plated, seating etc. etc.
to much to list in detail. running gear all together. Body is solid mostly ready for paint, needs the finishing touches. Please call only if interested for details, The price is firm far more invested.”

 
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1960 DJ-3A Gulfport, MS $1600

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $1600.

(10/05/2018) This former DJ-3A Convertible has been modified with 4WD.

https://neworleans.craigslist.org/cto/d/1960-willys-dj-3a/6714711189.html

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“For sale is a 1960 Willys DJ-3A jeep project with clean title. I have replaced the 2wd axles with narrow track axles from a CJ5 with front disc brakes. Has 33″ 285/70/17 BFG AT tires on brand new steel wheels. It does not have seats engine or trans. Basically a rolling tub. Floor pan was cut up by previous owner who had a ford straight 6 installed in it. I have accumulated a few parts to get it back on the road but I just have too many projects now. I have a CJ-2a parts jeep with hard top and doors, has the flat head L134 which runs but needs plug wires and a fuel pump. No title on the parts 2a parts jeep. I also have a T150/dana 20 combo that will be included along with the 2wd 3a axles. I want to sell as a package and will have both jeeps on a trailer this weekend (Oct 6-7 Cruisin the Coast) and can work out delivery if desired. I will get pics of the parts jeep this weekend. Please no calls after 9pm”

 

 
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1964 DJ-3A Smithfield, ME $8500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/25/2018) A very nice looking DJ-3A in great shape.

https://maine.craigslist.org/cto/d/1964-willys-dj3a-jeep-from/6678786647.html

“This very late edition DJ3A (2WD) Jeep came from Georgia. My regular, run around town, Driver Quality ride, Nicely restored, strictly stock, a tailgate model, three-on-the-tree, and I installed a newly rebuilt l-134 engine. Very dependable, 5 new NDT tires, and a real eye catcher. Has rear seat, beauty rings and “W” hubcaps. Built early Feb. 1964 makes this one of the last DJ3A’s, one of 58 built that month. Might partial trade especially a Willys Aero, equipment trailer, Mercury, Edsel, Hunting Items or ??? Can deliver for cost to AACA Fall Meet, Hershey, PA Oct 9-12. Might finance. Email for phone contact and more info. NOTE: This Jeep is 2WD.”

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1957 Flattie Lake Geneva, WI $7500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Jeep Rods

This is different. Might be built on a DJ-3A chassis.

https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/cto/d/1957-willys-jeep-gasser/6719072656.html

“1957 Willys Jeep. 1/8″ custom steel body. Jus sayin 1/4 mile, 1/8 mile, mud drags. Whats your pleasure???
331 cu in. 3800 stall. 355 spool.
8 3/4 rear end. Ready to race. Engine has less than 1000 miles on it. Engine was actually built for small blower. So much more room to go. Holley, killer 3″ exhaust. Etc. Elect fan. Painless wiring. List goes on n on. Trans is fresh. Runs 1280s w powerglide. 12.0s w the turbo 350 in it now. Bm ratchet shifter.
Have the 410 gear for it. The 355 was just installed.
Custom driveshaft w loop. Custom ladder bars.
Chassis stretched 9 inches. Straight axel. Needs updated front brakes if you decide to go faster. Jeep weighs 2600lbs w driver.
Completely streetable w title. Full gauges.
Fuel cell, battery n kill switch all mounted in back.”

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1957 DJ-3A San Diego, CA $7500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

Converted to 4WD. Has some cutlas hubs. Looks solid.

https://sandiego.craigslist.org/esd/cto/d/1957-willys-dj-3a-4×4/6713317222.html

“An east county San Diego Jeep since it was brand new. This is the “Dispatcher” model, that was sold as a 2wd. Converted to 4wd with surplus M38 parts. The engine is a solid 1964 Ford 260 cid V-8. Restoration of GPW requires sale of this Jeep. Thank you.”

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