CJ-V35U Research Archives

The CJ-V35/U is one of the rarest military Jeeps ever built by Willys. Ironically, it isn’t a mutated M-38, but rather a mutated CJ-3A, hence that likely explains the model derivation. They were built in 1950 for the Navy and Marines as radio trucks. Essentially, they were modified CJ-3As design to be capable of underwater travel (hence the U at the end of the name). They came with snorkels, extended exhaust pipes, unusual headlight bezels, and 6- or 12-volt generators to power radios; Only 1,000 were built (serial numbers are prefixed with CJ-V3 and numbered 10001 – 11000). The engine serial numbers are prefixed with the letter ‘V’ and start with number 10001.
The G503 forum has a very educational analysis of a CJ-V35/U that wasn’t perfectly
Visit the CJ-3A Page for a detailed article about the CJ-V35/U.

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1950 CJ-V35U Galveston, TX $3500

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I can’t tell how many original elements related to the CJ-V35U are still there.

“1950 willy’s jeep v-35-u #10677 is one of the rarest military jeeps ever built by willys.”

https://houston.craigslist.org/cto/6068946501.html

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1950 CJ-V35U Knightsen, CA $5500

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Has some updates, but also has a few critical parts (like the bezels). It’s listed as a 1953.

“1953 Jeep Willys V-35/U, 4×4, 3spd manual trans with hi-lo transfer case, new military tires including a spare, rebuilt engine-new rings, bearings, gaskets, new carburetor, new starter, new fuel filter, new seals and bearings in transmission, towbar included, new jerry can, current registration with clean title. Ready to go!! $5500”

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/6045124865.html

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Sunday March 26th: A Military Jeep Kinda Day

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Climbing on Weasels at military shows is allowed, right?? But, Ann said it was a good idea!

Today was another great day of jeeps!

We began the day at Hotel Hovel (aka the Vacation Inn, a run down former Days Inn). It was neither the cleanest nor the best maintained place we’d ever stayed (peeling bathroom paint, linoleum glue stains on the walls, and caulk filling holes throughout), but, to its credit and despite our concerns, it turned out to be a very quiet place to stay. so, we weren’t sorry to say goodbye.

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We began in Phoenix, drove to Mesa, then to Sun City, and finally to Palm Springs.

Our morning objective was the Southwest Military Transport show, organized by the Arizona Historical Military Transport Association. It’s President, until yesterday, was none other than our beloved Joe-in-Mesa aka Joe Snodgrass. His reign over the association came to an end in a coup or vote or something like that (or maybe he said he’d finished his term …). So, on Sunday, he had the time to show us around and meet some of the people from his friends. It was greatly appreciated!

The first thing I saw when we walked in the gate were a couple columns of military jeeps.

2017-03-26-smts1I didn’t realize just how many jeeps would be there, so that was a wonderful surprise! The earliest I saw was a slat grille.
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There were MBs, GPWs, and at least one Higgins reconditioned jeep, too.

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1952 CJ-3A Tonopah, NV $1000

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Is this possibly a CJ-V35U? Note the WWII-like fender. I can’t see any data plates to confirm this.

“1952 CJ 3a. Frame is from 48 2a. Lost interest and need it gone. Have most parts still to make a full jeep again. ”

http://reno.craigslist.org/pts/5730260123.html

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1949 CJ-V35U Truckee, CA $3000

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UPDATE: Still Available. It’s been confirmed this is a CJ-V35U

(07/20/2015). The serial number of 10882 falls within the first and last CJV-35U (#10883 was a CJ-V35U).

“Willys CJ3-A flat head 4 cyl.
Engine runs well. new clutch kit. rebuilt transmission. and transfer case
Mostly original. 12 volt. larger fuel tank, oil filter changed to a spin on.
33525 miles show on the odometer.”

http://reno.craigslist.org/cto/5295739612.html

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1951 CJ-3A Red Rock, NV $2300

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UPDATE: Still Available.

Appears to have a gpw/mb passenger fender.  *Might* be a CJ-V35U.

“I’m thinking about selling my 1951 Willys. It runs the drive shaft is broken it’s been running on four-wheel drive, the wind shell is a Cj3b so that doesn’t work. But I have a clean title”

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/cto/5220066489.html

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1950 CJ-V35U Port Orchard, WA $1000

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $1000

(08/18/2014) It is a project.

I have in my possession a 1950 willys cjv-35 (no title), these are a rare military jeep, 1000 of these were made in 1950 for the navy they are a military jeep they are a combination of the MB, M38 and CJ-3A jeeps
There are less than 100 of these left that are in conditions ranging from restored to a pile of parts
I also have a motor for it the motor is missing a few parts but I believe I have all the parts for it, the motor was running when pulled but was burning some oil and probably needs to be rebuilt (it is not the factory motor).these jeeps were designed to be water proof i have the air filter, oil filter and cross tube. the front and rear differentials, hood, and windshield have all been under cover until last week when i assembled the jeep. The front differential has new axels. The body has some pretty bad rust but the sides are in good shape. 
The steering column is not factory

with it comes a 1947 cj-2a frame with front and rear differentials, the frame is in decent shape and has been under a tarp for the last few years.
I would love to see this restored, unfortunately I need to sell these to help pay for school and I have another project that takes priority. please contact me with any questions!
i get home about 5:00pm weekdays and am free on weekends”

http://seattle.craigslist.org/kit/cto/4857936676.html

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1950 CJ-V35U Palmetto, GA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $8500

This is worth a closer look. This is CJV3510609

“For sale is a 1950 Willys military jeep, model V35/U. It has been mechanically restored and just needs some light cosmetics. It cranks great, runs great, and stops straight. They just don’t come along any better.”

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1950 CJV-35U Minden, NV $5000

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $5000.

(07/02/2014) I didn’t realize this was a CJV until I saw the serial number. The paint job is a spackle or speckled type of some kind. CJV35 – 10218

1950 Willy’s Jeep. 4×4, Manual 3 speed flat head Willy’s 4 cylinder. Odometer is 03480 and believe it is actually 103,480. Strong runner. Good condition and deep tire tread. Brakes pull to the right. And, Jeep needs adjustment for high altitude or tune up.”

http://reno.en.craigslist.org/cto/4566371180.html

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1950 CJ-V35 Morrisville, NC **SOLD**

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UPDATE: Sold on eBay. Was listed at $2500.

Listed as a 1947 CJ-2A, Jim took a look at this and discovered it had a CJ-V35 data plate. He reports the “owner said he has not started it in 15 years….all tires rotted, floorboards rusting through. He says it is a CJ2A and I checked the firewall plate and it is a CJ V 10800. . . . Nice seats and windshield though.”

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Jeeps @ Auction in Sacramento, including CJ-V35

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UPDATE: It seems this jeep is still available . ..  or they are just reusing the photos. One of these vehicles (I think the gray one) has a CJ-V35 VIN: CJV3510218.

1950 JEEP WILLY CJ 3A Drives great To be sold at Estate Auction Sunday June 1st to highest bidder. Open to public. Preview Sat 9-5, Sunday 8am till end of auction. Jeeps sold approximately around noon. For more information and pictures visit website at www.tahsac.com and click on June 1st catalog. (916)361-8491 There are 4 more jeep willy’s, from rough shape to good
You can bid live in person or online go to website for catalog and more pictures under june 1st catalog”

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/ctd/4519247006.html

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1950 CJ-V35U Northern MS $3500

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Here’s a rare CJV-35U for sale. Thanks to Charles for spotting it. The jeep is also documented at the CJ-V35U page.

This pains me to have to sell this Jeep. I searched several years for one of these. I’ll go into details about the history of the CJV-35U, simply Google it and you’ll get all the info you need. This particular unit is in overall good shape. It was running and driving when I got it off a tree farm in Montana. It had a Buick V6 in it when I got it and was really a poor cobbled together job. It also had 3 heaters in it. The V6 is long since gone and two of the heaters removed. Why do I bring this up? The firewall has several extra holes in it and the floor has been beat out in places to clear the engine. I’ve spent the last couple of years gathering up parts to restore it back to a 4 cyl driver. I have a rebuilt engine, it was to be used as a welding machine engine and has a industrial head on it. It ran great with less than 2 hours on it. I have two extra auto heads to replace the industrial one. I have a new clutch, new gas tank, and on and on. There are way too many parts to list. Windshield and gasket is new. Other than one tailgate I’m keeping all Willys parts go with it. New exhaust system, new brake lines. It has been converted to 12v with a 1-wire alternator. I have the floor sheet metal to repair the damaged area. I’m moving back to Florida in a few weeks and simply have no energy left to do the project. Please understand, the price listed is a fair price and I have no motivation to go any lower or give it away. The input shaft for the tranny had been changed out for one to accommodate the Buick engine. I’ve ordered a new one and expect it today.”

http://northmiss.craigslist.org/cto/4460487136.html

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1950 CJ-V35U? +Parts Jeep Ranchito, NM $2700

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This jeep deserves closer inspection. Note the CJ-V35U headlight bezels.

“I have two 1949 cj5 Jeep Willys for sale one in great condition.and one in good condition but needs motor work need to sell 2700 for both or best offer”

http://albuquerque.craigslist.org/cto/4442657561.html

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Year? Flattie Cleveland, GA $6000

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UPDATE: Price bumped to $6000.

(05/07/2013) What’s up with the windshield bars?

“1948 Willys Jeep CJ-U USMC KOREAN WAR SURVIVOR
Professionally Rebuilt Engine and Brake System
Custom Roll Cage
Fuel Cell
Bull Bar
Backseat (not pictured)
New Floor Pans
Runs!
Your chance to own a piece of history!
$6,000
Only asking what I have in it. I am not able to finish it. Make me a reasonable offer. Will also possibly accept trades.
Call or Text Mike 229-251-0376”

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/cto/4328960323.html

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1950 CJ-V35U Pike Road, AL $8000

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UPDATE: Still Available

(11/03/2013) Sean saw this one in person. I agree that there isn’t much CJ-V35U left. He wrote, “It is in good shape overall except the fuel tank had rusted out. Not much makes it a v35/u in terms of specialized parts. The seller is selling it for the widow of friend and her kids have ridiculous expectations on the price. So right now he cant talk her down below 8k.”

“PARTLY RESTORED V-35/U WILLYS JEEP SERIAL #10966
CALL JAMES @ 3 3 FOUR – 2 7 ONE – FOUR 7 5 6”

http://montgomery.craigslist.org/cto/4298711513.html

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1950 CJ-3A Covington, VA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3000

This has been modified a bunch, but those headlight trim bezels and the year made me wonder if there is a CJ-V35 in there somewhere.

“For Sale or Trade: 1950 Jeep Willy’s CJ3. Runs well, good tires, have title. Want to trade for older Harley Davidson Motorcycle. If interested please call or text after 5pm EST.”

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A CJ-V35U? and parts jeep Albuquerque, NM $2000

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Josh forwarded this ad. At least part of this looks like a V35.

“I have one Willys Jeep that has a tooth missing on the flywheel and needs a carb rebuild. It is sound other than that. The other Willys is strictly a parts vehicle. Has a short hardtop with metal doors and roof. Complete engine and transmission. Will sell both for $2,000. I am negotiable on price.”

http://albuquerque.craigslist.org/cto/3980598449.html

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1950 CJ-V35/U Coarsegold, CA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1750

(03/14/2013) This rare CJ-V35/U runs and drives.

“One of 1,000 EVER made, all in 1950 for the US Navy. As far as I can tell, only 70 or so have survived.
This one runs and drives, but will need work, most importantly, it has no windshield, but it, along with most other parts interchange with the CJ3A.”

 

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1950 CJV-35/U Montgomery, AL $10,000

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Mark listed this at warjeep.com

“SELLING A 1950 NAVY JEEP FOR THE WIDOW OF MY FRIEND. THIS JEEP WAS FOUND IN A BARN YEARS AGO AND IS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION; IT HAS BEEN IN HIS SHOP FOR 5 OR 10 YEARS AND IT RUNS OUT VERY WELL. ONLY SURFACE RUST. COULD BE MADE INTO A SHOW PIECE.

I have ridden in the jeep; it purrs like a kitten; starts right up although it has been 2 years since it has been driven.

The paint job is not that great and has been touched up over the years and has surface rust on several places; but no pits or deep rust.

Price: $10,000
City: Montgomery
State: AL
Please contact John Gober at:
email: JWREBOG@aol.com”

http://www.warjeeps.com/mjs/sale/adsm486/adsm486.html

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Three Jeep Photoshoot

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Joe wrote me the other day and offered to share some photos from a photoshoot of a CJV-35, a M-38 and a M-151A2. I’ve included a few pictures. All the vehicles look great!

You can view many more photos at the link below.

https://picasaweb.google.com/104505857821632570507/ThreeVintageMilitaryJeepsAPictorialComparison

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1950 CJV-35U Fayetteville, NC **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

This might make a good restoration. It looks like the body has been patched a bit.

“n 1950 the USMC ordered only 1000 of these jeeps. This jeep was designed to run submerged for 15 minutes. The serial # ran from 10,000 to 11,000 and this jeep is # 410. My research has this jeep being one of only 29 ever found. The motor is original to the jeep and runs by feeding it fuel. This CJV35/U has one of only 3 original distributors left. The distributor alone has been valued at $3000.00. This jeep still has the original 6 volt generator, starter and voltage regulator. It also still has the positive ventilation valves, waterproof headlights, and the 6 volt ignition switch.  The radios are gone! The 12volt generator for the radios is gone! The hold down loops for the front and rear are still there. The hood is original and still has the 4 hood hold downs and the original USMC bumper #.”

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Photograph of CJV-35U from Florida Memories

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I was looking for an interesting jeep photo when I ran across the rarely photographed CJV-35U at Florida Memories.  The photo’s caption reads, “Oklahoma Seminole Indian Webster Talmsey Wise sitting in a Jeep”

http://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/164413

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Jeep Parts including CJV-35U Block PIttsburgh, PA

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No pics.

“All prices are “or best offer”, trades welcome. Firearms/ammo/anything of value.
Please refer to the item number if you want pictures or more information.

Steve 412-874-5985.

Located in Pittsburgh, Pa. Can make arrangements for pick up/delivery

1. 1950 CJV35/U (CJ3A) Engine $600. This is the block and head from a CJV35/U Jeep. The number on the water pump boss is V11030 and it was bored .030 over. The casting number on the head is 640161 and the block is 640187-L-**-**-**. There are no noticeable cracks or damage and the engine turns freely and has compression. The engine comes with all accessories (starter, generator, distributor, intake/exhaust, carburetor, bell housing, and water pump).
2. 1946 Sheller Steering Wheel $75. One spoke has a crack but is repairable. No chunks missing.
3. (3) T90 Transmissions $100 each.
4. 1946 CJ2A Skid Plate $20.
5. (2) MB Rear Springs $100. 9 leaf rear springs from a 1943 MB.
6. (1) GPW Front Spring $50. 8 leaf front spring from a 1942 GPW.
7. (1) CJ Front Spring $50. 10 leaf aftermarket CJ spring.
8. (1) GPW Spring $50. 9 leaf GPW spring.
9. (1) MB Spring $50. 8 leaf MB spring.
10. (2) Slotted Early CJ wheels $50 each. Size is 15X4.5.
11. (2) Kelsey CJ wheels $100/pair. These are from a Jeepster Commando. One wheel was sandblasted and painted white, the other is currently black.
12. (3) T90 Transmission Covers $20 Each.
13. (1) take off 2A Gas Filler Neck Housing $20.
14. (1) 2A Emergency Brake Dash Bracket (no handle) $20.
15. (1) 2A Spare Tire Body Support Bracket $20.
16. Spicer model 18 H power take off unit rear drive $100
17. Jeepster Commando Floor Pan $20. Cover for transmission and transfer case.
18. Steering box for Jeepster Commando $100.
19. Ramsey Winch Plate $75.
20. YJ Drivers Side Upper Door Half, New In Box $75
21. 4.0 Engine Fuel Rail $50
22. 1920’s GE sunlamp $100″

http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/pts/3622374151.html

 
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1946? CJV-35U Napa County, CA **status unknown**

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UPDATE: Status unknown. Was priced at $3250. Disassembled!

(01/19/2013) Wow, this is a great price.

“1946 Willy’s Jeep V-35/U 23,000 original miles. Disasembled, sand blasted and primed ready to assemble. Minimum surface rust, no structural frame or body rust. Includes all orignal dash placks. Includes tow and roll bar. New seat covers, full cab enclosure, doors and plastic windows. After market wheels. New gas tank and radiator. Great jeep!”

 

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1950 CJV-35/U Lebanon, TN **SOLD**

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UPDATE: Was $8500. **SOLD**

The pics are very tiny.

“1950 Willy’s Jeep. This Jeep, a CJV-35/U, is the prototype for the M-38 later produced from 1950- 1952 and used by the U.S. military in both Korea and Vietnam. It’s purpose was to have recon marines and U.S. Navy frogmen/ SEALS to have a waterproof jeep to call in naval bombardments, air to ground attacks, and coordinate amphibious assaults. Considered to be the rarest of all jeep models. This one has matching frame and engine serials documentation.
It has it’s original “Go Devil” 4 cylinder engine, and has had a fresh military overhaul with new rings, pistons, valves, crankshaft, camshaft, etc. (Okay to use unleaded gas.) All new or rebuilt fuel pump, oil pump,hoses, new plugs and wires, battery, new brakes , shocks,clutch. Jeep runs great and is driven regularly.
Needs cosmetic restoration finished or drive as a “rat rod.” Have 8 military rims, 10 military tires, spare tire holder, gas can and holder, whip antenna, decals, spare fenders, original oil bath air cleaner, an original “controller box” for its radios, radio mounts, seat cushions, complete set of manuals,bumpers, carbs, more boxes and boxes of stuff.
Have original data plates from U.S Navy Bureau of Ships.”