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1962 Flattie Beavercreek, OR $7500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $7500.

(08/31/2022) This custom, former DJ-3A Surrey and a Jolly Jeepers Jeep Club jeep is for sale.

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“Selling one of my flat fender jeeps. I have a lot of jeeps and this one didnt make the cut to keep. Was originally a pink Surrey Gala. Not much is left of that other than some of the pink you can see coming through the blue. This has a lot done to it and has a lot.of money in parts. All my extra parts go with it. 2.3 Ford 4cyl with 32/36 weber T18 4 speed Warn OD Dana 18 case 44 front and rear with discs, Detroit’s, 5.38 gears 35″ BFG Krawlers 8k warn winch TJ rear suspension Coilovers in front On board air Confer rack Hard top with doors. Have all new windows for top Soft top Full extra set of 35s on wheels Terra tires for sand Extra 2.3 motor that’s complete Complete 4.3 V6 with harness that was going to be swapped in eventually. Starts, runs, drives, stops. Brakes do need some work. Its sitting in my shop and I’m ready to let it go so I can play with one of my other Jeeps.”

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Year? Flattie Vacaville, CA **Status Unknown**


UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was No Price

(08/28/2022) This might have a DJ-3A or a replacement body. The looks to be a V-6.

“I don’t have many details about the motor and trans, it is not running, but all parts you need are there, transmission and transfer case are installed in the jeep, I would have both rebuilt. It’s not a rust bucket and can be restored”






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Year? DJ-3A? Twinsburg, OH $2850


Tom spotted this amalgamation of parts. Listed as a 1951 CJ-3A, this jeep has a DJ-3A front end, but the front crossmember suggests the frame is not from a DJ. The body could be DJ-3A. The engine isn’t, but it is stuck anyway.

Flat Fender Jeep project. Titled as a 1951 CJ3A is 2WD. I believe it has a 283 Chevy engine in it but engine is stuck and I do not have time to mess with it. Has some rust, but good project. If listing is up it’s available and will not respond to that question.”

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1962 DJ-3A Convertible Victor, NY $9500


This nice looking convertible DJ-3A looks in good shape, but is missing the soft top parts. This jeep may have been sold in 2019 (it was up for sale at that time with different plates).

The seller notes that this was a  “basic Dispatch” model. Actually is not a basic dispatcher, but rather the Convertible Dispatcher model. It looks in good condition, though it is missing the hubcaps, the soft top, and the soft top equipment.

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“1962 Willys Jeep DJ3A: Red w/ Tan interior. Four cylinder 134 engine with three speed transmission (on column). This is a basic “Dispatch” model Jeep that never had a soft or hard top. This is the last year for the use of the Willys name. Drives and shifts smoothly… turns heads wherever it goes! Excellent Condition!.”



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1947 CJ-2A / DJ-3A Dalton, OH $2200


This maybe be a CJ-2A with a Dj-3A body.

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Have 1947 with title Tub had plate on saying 1954 took off to check and lost them in house remodeling . Did lots of work on it 11 years ago , new wiring , water pump, head gasket was leaking ( shaved head .015), fuel/water separator, new brakes and master cylinder, new muffler and homemade Bimini top.

Always smoked and not a lot of power, but plowed snow good. Daughter was driving it about 6 years ago and she said it started smoking and nocking and would not run right. Been sitting in garage. Since. Don’t have time to rebuild flat head motor or the cash right now. Block is in good shape.

I installed large bumper and boxed front of frame for snow plow, have original bumper. Added Reece hitch. It has PTO hook up but they never put leaver through floor. Decided need 24’ enclosed trailer instead….lol Have extra springs and steering linkage Did compression test 55,57,72 & 75 starting on #1 . Askin $2200 obo”

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1964 Model? Reno, NV $4000


No pics and not much of a description. Maybe something or maybe nothing.

“1964 Willy Jeep with hard top. Its been sitting for many years. Was supposed to be a project.”

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1960 DJ-3A Goshen, NY $4000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $4000.

Austin is selling this DJ-3A, which appears to be a combination of WWII parts and a DJ-3A. The axles, transfercase, transmission and rims appear to be from an MB or GPW. The hardtop is a later model version of the standard DJ-3A hardtop (has the larger rear glass door). It’s unusual to see a hardtop on a DJ-3A with the side glass (usually only seen on CJ-5s). My guess is the engine is from a DJ-3A as is the chassis.

You can contact Austin at ADewitt @ (remove the spaces around the @ before emailing).

“The jeep comes with a jeep plow. I have also replaced the clutch, water pump and have brakes and shocks for it. Here are some pictures. Project Jeep.”

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1956 DJ-3A Orland, ME $12,000


This clean looking DJ-3A has been modified with 4WD. Listed as a 1956, the serial number puts this as a 1959.

“65000 miles, California vehicle. No rust. 4 cylinder , three speed , very clean jeep .”

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1959 DJ-3A Independence, KS Auction


The current bid is $2900. I think the auction goes until September 7, 2022.’s-DJ-Passenger_Vehicles-Passenger_Vehicle-Kansas




Miles: 92 on odometer
VIN: 5633715606
Cylinders: 4
Fuel type: Gas
Speed: 3
Size: 185/75R14
Odometer replaced
Non-operational windshield wipers

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1947? DJ-3A/CJ Dalton, OH $2200


Tom shared this flattie for sale. This looks to be a DJ-3A Convertible body on a CJ chassis (probably 2A based on the engine and radiator). I’m betting the gas inlet on the driver’s side is a mod.

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“Have 1947 with title Tub had plate on saying 1954 took off to check and lost them in house remodeling . Did lots of work on it 11 years ago , new wiring , water pump, head gasket was leaking ( shaved head .015), fuel/water separator, new brakes and master cylinder, new muffler and homemade Bimini top. Always smoked and not a lot of power, but plowed snow good. Daughter was driving it about 6 years ago and she said it started smoking and nocking and would not run right. Been sitting in garage. Since. Don’t have time to rebuild flat head motor or the cash right now. Block is in good shape. I installed large bumper and boxed front of frame for snow plow, have original bumper. Added Reece hitch. It has PTO hook up but they never put leaver through floor. Decided need 24’ enclosed trailer instead….lol Have extra springs and steering linkage Did compression test 55,57,72 & 75 starting on #1 . Askin $2200 obo if anyone is interest”

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1962 DJ-3A Douglasville, GA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $400.

David shared this ad with me. The jeep has an Allison three-speed automatic transmission (it was a 2-speed BW auto trans that was installed in some 1964 DJ-3As). It’s unclear to me if this was some kind of special order or if it was customized. The radiator has been swapped out with an older radiator, so this has seen some modification.

“4 cylinder flathead, Allison 3 speed automatic. 2 wheel drive. Rough. Been sitting a long time. Did run and drive, when parked. But I have no idea condition of engine now.”

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1953 CJ-3A Rockton, PA $6500


UPDATE: Price dropped to $6500.

(11/18/2021) This has a DJ-3A body and full-floating rear hubs.

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“PA Titled 1953 WIllys CJ-3A. It is actually made up of Military Axles and engine, DJ-3A Tub, 3A transmission and drive train. I call it Muttly. It has a redone Military L134 Engine, and brakes, Tires are newer about 2 years old and I don’t put a lot of miles on it. I have re-done the electrical for headlights, and put in a new clutch. It does drip from the oil pan a little. The transmission pops out of second, but I do have a fully rebuilt transmission that I will provide for the price I list. I did replace the seats and add the spare tire carrier, jerry can holder, wipers, and a ebrake. I have other projects now and need space. $7500.00 OBO. I will supply a non-rebuilt transmission (dis-assemble ready to be rebuild for $500.00 less.) I also have a second 1947 title CJ-2A Ready for rebuild”

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Year? Model? Corbin, KY Make Offer


No description provided other than “Make Offer”. This may have rear full floating hubs. Given the lack of a fuel inlet, this could be a DJ-3A or an MB/GPW tub.


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Year? DJ-3A/CJ-3A Sumter, SC $4500


This may be a 1949 CJ-3A with a convertible DJ-3A Body and windshield. Whether the chassis is DJ-3A or CJ-3A isn’t clear to me.

“1949 Jeep Willy cj3a 4×4 Does run and drive. Has good tires. Brakes have been upgraded to disc brakes front and back. Body is in great shape. Has the original straight flat 4 cylinder. 3 speed stick shift. Would make a great off road 4×4 Have a clear title”

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1961 DJ-3A Crestline, OH **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was No Price.

There could be a some small value in the parking brake and column shift parts and a few other items.

“Selling as parts, come pick what you want. Message or call Carroll’s truck parts in Galion ohio”

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1956 DJ-3A Branson, MO **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

Craig shared this early DJ-3A #1134. There’s a lot of stock jeep there.

1956-dj3a-branson-mo“1956 Willys DJ3A “The Dispatcher” Slated as a light delivery vehicle this is the first year for this model of Willys. The production number stamped in the frame is 1134 I believe. I will confirm that. This was my dads first vehicle and has been in the family since 1961. As far as I know we were the second owner. I have the original title. It’s a project. I have almost all of the original parts. What is missing is the motor, radiator, and seats. I have three of the original hubcaps. I have two tires on it that do hold air. The floor pans are rusted out. Last time it was on the road was 1973. It does have a factory heater. If you know the DJ’s then you know it is factory 2wd. I also have the doors. This is very difficult to post as I have a long history with this vehicle. Circumstances in life change and sometimes you have to let go of dreams. Ask any questions you want. I have more pics somewhere I will add later.”

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1956 DJ-3A Convertible Mooresville, NC $16,999


UPDATE: Price dropped to $16,999.

(04/25/2022) Those are some big tires for the undersized rear axles (the early DJ-3As used a Dana 23 in the rear, while the later ones used a Dana 27). The seller has listed the DJ-3A prefix (56337) as the serial number. This has the rare 0-8 King Seeley speedometer with an intact needle.

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1963 DJ-3A Bumper and Frame End Crete, IL $50


If you want a replacement front bumper and back frame crossmember, this looks to be a good price. They should clean up fine.

“Up for sale here is this front bumper from a 1963 DJ-3 Delivery Jeep. Straight, not all twanged as they usually are. Included are the cutoff frame ends still bolted to it. $50.00 OBO”



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1964 DJ-3A Modesto, CA No Price


UPDATE: Still Available. Was listed at $12,500.

This tribute-to-the-surrey-DJ-3A has been listed in multiple locations, but is located in Modesto, California (based on the plates). The jeep was being auctioned, but the auction ended this morning with a highest bid of $4k.

(03/06/2022) This DJ-3A was modified into a Surrey-like jeep. It looks in great shape.

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“Our blue cutie was acquired by its owner in 2016 and has been driven 3000 miles during his ownership. Believed to be a California car most all its life, it resided in Modesto, CA with a clear and clean title in the owner’s name. Continue reading

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


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3500.

(01/03/2022) Not a bad price, but it does need work. The body has been cut at the entrances. .Appears to have the original tank. The seller is correct that this is a convertible model, not a Gala/Surrey.

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Selling a very rare 1958 Kaiser Willys DJ3a Convertible!…VERY LIKELY the original strait-4 cylinder, single carb and oil-bath air filter. 3 speed manual column shift (“3-on-a-tree”)….Yes, it is called a convertible, did a lot of searches, primarily trying to verify if its really a “Gala Surry”. 2 wheel drive flat fender, no tailgate. Got a clean title but not in my name, can transfer over no problem. This a very solid project that I simply do not have time to work on. I have had this is DRY storage since i got it in 2019. Go to “” to see more info. The previous seller had thought it was possible this was a Gala Surrey model (Google “Gala Surrey/Elvis”, light/powder blue). I am not so convinced BUT definitely a “convertible model” (see old brochures in my photos, I own old original copies, bought on ebay).

THE BADS -NO top frame or soft top material, common problem, unfortunately, but might be available online (repros) -NO back seat -Clutch cable is broke I believe, so cannot test -The body has been cut/modified slightly (entrance to driver’s/passenger seats) (see pics first, I’ll explain) -Never got time to start the process of getting it started, I was told it ran not that long ago, maybe on a ranch property near Temple Texas. I got this on trade for a Triumph TR-6 (he got it on trade with the Temple person)

THE GOODS! -VERY solid and very lowrust, if not at all. -Good tires, been holding for awhile (I have been storing on jacks!) -Decent body that does not need a lot of work -Battery tray solid, no rust! -Some parts been replaced not long ago but cannot confirm dates -Solid rig! hate to sell but just no time that it deserves! PLEASE be legit and serious! Happy to call back with anything I know. CALL or TEXT is best. IF YOU ASK, “is it still available” I will not respond, I will delete the post seconds after its sold. Sorry about the sideways shots, not sure why that happened! [hidden information]

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1956 DJ-3A? Las Vegas, NV $2500


Unclear what this is, but the year suggests a DJ-3A.

“I am selling a 1956 willys jeep title in hand. I am asking $2500 call or message today feel free to come and look at it no strings attached”


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1956 DJ-3A State College, PA $5000


This looks to be a 1956 DJ-3A that has been converted to 4WD. The body looks repaired.





“Willys was not an option in the listing title. And they made me put mileage in but I really have no idea what the actual mileage is.
This is titled a 1956 CJ2a. I know it’s not a 1956 but probably much earlier. Runs well, it’s pretty clean and very fun. Has a coat of quality paint on it but not a quality paint job haha. I started tracing wires to get the lights and signals to work but ran out of time. If it doesn’t sell in the next few weeks I’ll get back to it and wire it, tune it up and the price will be changed accordingly. Runs and drives right now. $5000 firm.”

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Automatic Transmission in DJ-3As, DJs and Others(?)

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Features, FJ

Dave asked me about the type of adapter used on DJ-3As and FJs to connect an automatic transmission (which may have been the Borg Warner model 12 according to David Sapp mentioned in his comment to this post, though I have no documented evidence of this, but it should be out there somewhere). Essentially, a adapter plate is bolted to the back of an L-head/F-head engine, to which the transmission bell housing attaches.

After some searching, Dave spotted the adapter in an FJ supplement book. Here are the pics.

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Meanwhile, a discussion from 2012 on the topic of DJ-3A automatic transmissions yielded these pics showing a BW transmission connected to an L-head with a similar looking plate.



As for the rare shifter that’s been captured in some pics, this pic is the best I have (from a DJ-3A automatic). It confirms Barry Goodwin’s comment on another post that the transmission lacked a “Park” feature. Instead, the driver would put it in neutral when parking (and I assume pull the parking brake).


If anyone has a document that confirms it was the M-12 BW transmission that was used, or has more pics or is aware of other useful discussions on this topic, please let me know. There isn’t much info about these setups on the web.

FYI: Based on my research, it appears the Willys Aero cars of the 1950s used a GM Hydramatic rather than a BW transmission.

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1943? MB? Las Vegas, NV $5000


Listed as a 1943, this jeep has a CJ-2A grille and a DJ-3A windshield. It lacks an engine.

“Motors are everywear. Crated. New. What a great project in great condition for its year. Have title yes amazing ask if interested. 1943 world War Willie’s. Wow,”


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Year? DJ-3A/CJ-3B? Suffield, CT $2000


Listed as a CJ-3B, this looks more like a DJ-3A body on, possibly, a CJ-3B chassis.

“Selling my CJ 3b Unknown year No title no tags Brand new frame Tub is shot but can be recovered with proper tlc Unmolested drivetrain Flat 4 with 3 speed transmission I think I have the fenders somewhere Price firm Frame was $$! Tons of original parts in it So if you don’t have the cash Or the knowledge to fix it , swipe left”

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