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1956 DJ-3A Columbus, OH $2880

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

UPDATE: Price dropped to $2880. I messaged the seller and discussed the DJ aspect of this a little more with him.

This jeep sports an early DJ-3A convertible body and frame and serial number of “10393”.  It also has the rear gas tank straps hanging down in back and the DJ-3A Convertible windshield with the finger twists across the top for the convertible top.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/654535632134528/

“Willys Jeep Cj3a with a dj3a tub I think. Runs and drives have videos, just ask. Starts right up, transfer case/ 4 wheel drive work. This Jeep takes up very little space and would be a great family/ individual project for this winter. Easy to work on and parts are not to expensive.”

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Year? CJ-2A/DJ-3A Abilene, TX $6000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, DJ-3A

Listed as a 1945, this jeep appears to have a DJ-3A convertible body with some dash mods and a DJ-3A grille.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1216447872048078/

“1945 Jeep Willys · Other_body_style · Driven 1,678 miles This antique army Jeep is a fun vehicle. Has been in parades. Registered as an antique auto. Top shade has been added for comfort. Runs well.”

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1956 DJ-3A Neosho, MO $1500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

Craig spotted this fairly stock DJ-3A had a pending sale as of last night.  Has a Supersonic head. Was likely NOT a mail jeep.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/338089294182848/

“2 wheel drive mail carrier willys with a 4 cylinder. Selling for my dad he says it has a clean title. Got it running yesterday but needs a new brake cylinder. No trades no more holds first money gets it pretty firm on price”

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1963 DJ-3A Carson City, NV **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Jeep Rods • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **Status Unknown. Was $17,900

(10/17/2020) New tub, drivetrain and an M-38 frame, so not much DJ left on this jeep.

“1963 Willys DJ3 Jeep 2WD Dispatcher Restomod
4.3 Chevy V6 engine
SM465 4 speed transmission
Dana 44 rear end with 3.73 gears, True-Trac, one-piece axles
Modified Dana 30 front axle
15×10 wheels, P275/60R-15 tires
New tub, no rust
Boxed M-38 frame
$38,000.00. No checks, no trades.”

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1946? CJ-2A? Bringhurst, IN $4250

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, DJ-3A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $4250.

(03/12/2020) This shows that the DJ-3A windshield for the Koenig hardtop also will fit the Meyer CJ-5 hardtop (in this case it’s a CJ-5 half-top). To me this adds weight to my theory that the Koenig hardtop used on DJ-3As should fit CJ-5s. This jeep also has a DJ-3A body (cut side type) and grille, at the very least.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1036078080196174/

“1946 Jeep Willy.
A project my husband realized he has no time for. It runs and he does drive it around once in awhile.”

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Year? DJ-3A St. Paul, MN $2400

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

Seller lists this a a CJ-3A on the sign, but then lists it as a 1955 DJ-3A in the description. I’d say it is a 1957 or later. Seller needs it gone.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3162144147217823
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“I have this super cool old rare jeep. It’s a 1955 Willys Kaiser DJ-3A. Military 134L engine has been just rebuilt and runs great. It has been converted to 12volt and charges great. 3 speed T90 manual transmission works good. The wiring, lights, blinkers, brakes and emergency brake all work. Good oil pressure and temperature stays good. Can get in and drive anywhere you want. However there are some quirks… The gas gauge and speedometer don’t work. And this vehicle doesn’t have a title and will be sold with a bill off sale. There is also no windshield or tailgate.

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CJ-3A/DJ-3A? Clifton Park, NY $900

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, DJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Still Available.

(05/07/2020) Probably a DJ-3A body on a CJ-3A chassis, but not enough pics to confirm it. This has the CJ-5 version of the hardtop with the rear windows. It is also an early version with the small rear window.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2470905339888734

“I have up for sale a cj3 or its a dj3. Not sure.”

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1948 CJ-2A? JeepRod Knoxville, TN $2300

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, DJ-3A, Jeep Rods

It’s a project. The body looks to be a DJ-3A body based on the dash.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2617941075127237/

“Willy’s Jeep sitting on an S10 4 x 4 frame, 4.3 motor 700 trans. This is a project that needs to be finished for sale or trade, looking for a mini Cooper that needs work”

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1964 DJ-3A Ft. Pierce, FL **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $12,500.

Fred’s selling this rebuilt late-model DJ-3A. Contact Fred at 772 940 9149 or email him at Fredcc11 @ bellsouth.net (remove the spaces around the @). The rims are 14″, but he does have the original 15″ rims, too.

“For sale 1964 DJ3A Serial # 820224595
Price $12,500
Miles 32,000
Every thing rebuilt or replaced.
Engine new pistons 40 over new valves
Crank turned 10/10 , trans all new bearings
Steering box all new inside
New Brakes, Clutch assembly, Radiator, and Much more”

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1960 DJ-3A? Sacramento, CA $27,900

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

This may have started as a DJ-3A.

https://reno.craigslist.org/cto/d/sacramento-1960-jeep-willys-brand-new/7173209800.html

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“1960 Jeep Willy’s
289 V-8
T-18 Transmission
Model 20 Transfer Case
Dana 60 Rear
4.11 Posi Traction
Dana 30 Front Disc
YJ 2.5 Leaf Springs
34×15 Tires

So much to list on this Jeep it would take me an hour to write it all up. I have had this Jeep for many years and never even pulled it out of my shop. I have decided it is just taking up space for me now and needs to go with someone who will enjoy it for what it is.”

 

 
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1956 DJ-3A Salt Lake City, UT **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** for $6000.

This is now listed on eBay 

(08/04/2018) It’s missing a few minor things, but over all is in pretty good shape. Has an odd set of hubcaps. As usual, it lacks the soft top. I’m beginning to wonder if people hated the soft top (the visibility would have been worse than a standard soft top), so they simply got rid of the soft tops. It’s listed as a 1957, but the serial number puts it as an early 1956.

“THIS IS A 1957 WILLYS DJ-3A. IT IS PART OF A LARGE COLLECTION OF EARLY WILLYS JEEPS THAT WERE ALL STORED AWAY OVER 33 YEARS AGO.

THIS JEEP IS ALL ORIGINAL WITH EXCEPTION OF THE SEATS. IT HAS A SOLID BODY, 4 CYLINDER 134 CI MOTOR, 3 SPEED TRANS WITH COLUMN SHIFT, AND 2WD.

THIS JEEP HAS BEEN UNUSED FOR MANY YEARS NOW. I PURCHASED IT MAINLY BECAUSE OF THE CONDITION OF THE BODY, VERY STRAIGHT WITH NO RUST. THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT FACTOR IN ANY RESTORATION. THIS JEEP RUNS GREAT, HOWEVER MAY NEED A NEW FUEL PUMP. 56337 10252”

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1959 DJ-3A Midlothian, TX $4499

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

This DJ-3A still has the 2WD front axle under it. Unclear what other changes have been made to it.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/594199697912617/

“Square fender – like in MASH. 61 yr old antique in great shape. Only 15,040 produced – very very rare. Many, many hours of toodlin’ up and down the roads & lots of fun at the deer lease. We’re owned and enjoyed since 1988. Kept in a garage.”

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1956 DJ-3A Bolton, MA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

UPDATE: **SOLD** for $1300.

As Greg notes in the text, this very early Convertible DJ-3A (220th made) has been converted into a four-wheel-drive jeep. What’s curious to me is that this jeep is earlier than mine, but as the KS 0-8 speedometer (with an intact needle no less) rather than the KS 0-10 like mine. So, is my speedo original or not? Hmm. 

This particular DJ-3A has a number of stock parts, such as the windshield, which appears in good shape, and the Gauze wire filter, which is a hard to find item. The gas linkage and carb are unique to the DJ-3A and are hard items to find. Unfortunately, the underside of the body is rough (perhaps the floor is replaceable).

The frame of this DJ-3A looks original, as it has two plates on both sides which were used to attach the parking brake brackets (you can see one of the four hole plates near the top-middle of the very last photo below).

“1956 WILLYS DJ-3A (Dispatcher) Jeep
Model 56337
Serial # 10221
Block # 3J154786
Block casting # 641087-L-W10 ANI-CR-N2
No Title.
Engine turns over when key is turned.
Oil and coolant look good and where at correct levels when removed from barn (inside for past 10+ years).
The four wheel drive and floor shift are not this jeeps original equipment.
Both floor pans have patch plates.
Rear cross member has been replaced.
Transmission is stuck in gear.
Rolls freely and is in a location to easily load.
Please respond with your name and phone number and I will call you.
If the add is up its still for sale.
No shipping or trades.”

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1962 DJ-3A Hemet, CA $3500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/03/2020) This might be a DJ-3A convertible, given the column shift. The serial number indicates it is a 1962 DJ-3A (listed as a 1949). It includes a 4.3gm engine.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2302920480007411/

“Willys 2wd with a 4.3 gm vortec v6 and 5 speed trans”

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1956? DJ-3A? Selma, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, DJ-3A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** was $5000.

(06/30/2019) This may have been a DJ-3A. Now has lots of mods.

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“I will be in Selma (where the jeep is located) from the 5th of July- 14th of July if you want to look at it I would like to sell it while I’m in town. I have moved to Las Vegas and with a 3 year old the jeep just isn’t practical. The jeep is In Selma ca 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. Pm any questions you want to Ask Open to trades that may be more family friendly”

 
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DJ-3A Front Seat Installation Instructions from 1956

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Documents, Features

Somehow, I never posted these Instructions for installing DJ-3A seats that Terry sent me. So, here they are in a post of there own. These are the official instructions dated June 15, 1956, for the front passenger seat installation on a DJ-3A using Field Kit Attaching Parts No. 696529:

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Year? DJ-3A Caliente, CA $1200

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, DJ-3A

I would not advise a buyer to buy this thinking he or she can make “big money” on it, which is what the seller states. This is listed as a 1950 and appears to be a DJ-3A Body (1956 or 1957 based on the speedo) that’s likely on a CJ-3A chassis.

https://bakersfield.craigslist.org/cto/d/caliente-1950-dj-willys/7175756384.html

“1950 DJ MILITARY KOREAN 4X4 CHASIS. FLAT FENDER WILLYS COMES WITH AND EXTRA FRONT DIFFERENTIAL. 235 V6 ENGINE WITH BELL HOUSING ADAPTER TO FIT ORIGINAL TRANNY. DOES NOT RUN BUT THIS IS THE PROJECT TO MAKE SOME BIG MONEY”

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Year? DJ-3A Durango, CO **Sold**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE II: **Sold** was $9000

(06/25/2019) This seems to me to be a later model DJ-3A (has the passenger side vent), but not a Surrey. Overall, it does seem to be in good shape.

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Titled as a 1952 M38 but outfitted as one of the Galas, two-wheel drive, all new undercarriage, including rear differential, 3-speed manual transmission with overdrive. All new clutch, front axle, shocks, springs, tires and wheels. Original engine, runs great. New radiator, hoses, etc. Newer upholstery on seats.

$17,000 invested and appraised between $15,000 and $25,000
Fun! Very unique, great for parades/special events or just delighting the neighborhood.
$10,000 and can be delivered anywhere for the cost of travel

 
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1957 Flattie Lake Geneva, WI $15,000

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Jeep Rods

UPDATE: This was listed back in 2018 when it was painted blue (see pics at bottom of post). It’s been updated since then.

(10/13/2018) This is different. Might be built on a DJ-3A chassis.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2533951000250076/

“1WANT TO SELL OR TRADE OFF SOME CARS I RARELY DRIVE *** 57 Willys jeep Gasser. Custom Body. Custom Chassis. Stretched 9 inches. 331 sbc. Gary Dyer polished 671 Super charger. Turbo 400. 2800 stahl. 8 3/4 rear w 355. Polished wing. New seats. Gauges. Painless wiring. Everything custom. Fuel cell. Battery. Quick disconnect. Starts. Driver anywhere. Ran 12s before the blower. Dm axle. 15k. “

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Several Jeeps Bemidji, MN **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, DJ-3A, Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD**

(07/12/2020) air At least one of these (Foreground 1st pic and 3rd pic) is a DJ-3A ex-Baggage jeep.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/283032729435589/

“WWillys jeeps green cj 750, green pickup 1500, red and white pickup 650 cash. ”

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1956? DJ-3A Portland, ME $3900

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A

Given the 0-8 KS speedometer, this is likely a 1956 DJ-3A Convertible.

https://maine.craigslist.org/cto/d/portland-1949-willys-dj/7151315153.html

“Very light surface rust, no running gear. 2 wheel drive with wide whitewalls. I just don’t have the time and have many other Willys that I am working on. Tires have new tubes, frame and body are in excellent condition. Cash only, will delete when sold. Not positive what year it is”

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Year? DJ-3A/CJ Hibbing, MN **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, DJ-3A

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1000.

This might have a DJ-3A Convertible body on a CJ chassis. While the dash is missing the large speedo, a gauge plate has been installed over that area of the dash. There’s no fuel inlet on the side, but Steve spotted the one in the rear (I missed it). It’s got the correct style of VIN tag to be a DJ-3A.

“Jeep tub has motor tranny axles wheels as in pic
have to be honest not sure if cj1-cj3 which?”

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Year? DJ-3A Body on S-10 Frame Sevierville, TN $3000

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Other 4x4s • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Price dropped to $2500.

(06/11/2020) This is a project. The body has been lengthened.

https://knoxville.craigslist.org/bar/d/sevierville-willys-jeep/7152847852.html

“Willy’s Jeep sitting on an S10 4 x 4 frame, 4.3 motor 700 trans. This is a project that needs to be finished for sale or trade”

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Photo of DJ-3A Dispatcher in Indonesia(?) on eBay

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Features, Old Images

UPDATE: This is back up for sale. Note that this is a column shift. As Carl noted, this is the correct orientation for the image, because if reversed the “WILLYS” would be backwards.

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1956 DJ-3A Press Photo on eBay

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Features, Old Images

Great DJ-3A press photo.

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“This is an original press photo. Autos-Willy’s. Willys Jeep Dispatcher, above, designed for light delivery work particularly in congested traffic areas, is now being introduced by Willy’s Motors, Incorporated. Highly maneuverable and economical to operate, the Dispatcher is offered in a hardtop model (illustrated) a convertible canvas soft-top, and a basic open model. All models are powered by the Jeep four-cylinder 60 horsepower engine.Photo measures 10 x 8.25inches. Photo is dated 6-3-1956.”

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