The CJ3A Page

Post reply

Note: this post will not display until it's been approved by a moderator.

Message icon:

Type the letters shown in the picture
Listen to the letters / Request another image

Type the letters shown in the picture:
Write the word between words Jeep from this JeepWILLYSJeep?:
How many slot has a GPW grill?  7 - 9 - 11:

shortcuts: hit alt+s to submit/post or alt+p to preview

Topic Summary

Posted by: athawk11
« on: November 12, 2020, 07:02:24 PM »

Beautiful work Dinesh!  Congratulations.
Posted by: Rus Curtis
« on: November 12, 2020, 11:23:39 AM »

Very nice!  Well done!
Posted by: OnlyOneDR
« on: November 12, 2020, 09:33:06 AM »

That looks great!  Good work!

I can see how that Koenig top would feel cramped; the windows are very small and the roof line is pretty low.  These are very small vehicles compared to anything modern.
Posted by: Dinesh
« on: November 12, 2020, 08:15:55 AM »

Atlast, the cj3a is completed and running.
The engine died just before we could relax.
The engine was opened up and rebuilt after 25 yr.
After few hiccups, she now runs well and is back on the road.
The Koenig hard top looks good though I feel a bit cramped compared other jeeps that I dont have even a soft top on.
The 53 brought in another 1952 cj3a, that's under restoration.
Posting some pictures of the 53 cj3a after the restoration.
Thanks to the great forum and members for all guidance and help.

Posted by: Dinesh
« on: April 29, 2020, 10:01:26 PM »

After all the work the cj3a has been painted and has a Koenig hard top installed amid the lockdown situation.
Next we go for the electricals and completing the paint job.
Posted by: Dinesh
« on: August 29, 2019, 01:48:41 AM »

We have slow progress on the Koenig hard top for the 53 cj3a. The back door being completed in addition to the tub.
Awaiting completion of the front doors and then we are good to go for the paint.
Posted by: Dinesh
« on: July 22, 2019, 11:10:09 PM »

Few more pics
Posted by: Dinesh
« on: July 22, 2019, 11:07:13 PM »

Update on the 3a.
We got working on the body this March and have completed body work and the Koenig hard top.
Next on line is fabricating the missing doors and there we are close to getting her painted in Sabre Rogue.
Have never seen a 3a with that paint code, would like to see some pictures of any of the members have that.
Posted by: Dinesh
« on: October 11, 2018, 10:58:41 PM »

Update on original color.
Realised that the cadet great color as noticed turned out to be a layer of primer used at the previous paint.
Further cleaning of the body revealed patches of dark red, may be the Saber Rogue as seen on the paint code sheet.
Posted by: Dinesh
« on: June 11, 2018, 05:20:13 AM »

The complete hood has the original cadet grey under the present coat of paint.
Posted by: Dinesh
« on: June 09, 2018, 03:06:09 AM »

The 53 cj3a is under restoration.
Mechanicals serviced and the Jeep is being scraped out for starting the body metal work.
Found patches of grey under the present layer of paint.
Should be CADET GRAY, as per the 1953 paint chart.
I'm looking out for a specimen picture to follow.
Posted by: oldtime
« on: March 30, 2017, 10:25:15 AM »

Looks like India to me too.
Partly because of the apparent ventilating windshield frame.
So maybe the wheels are knock down parts ?

Anyway The Jeep looks to be in incredible nice condition.
Posted by: Bob W
« on: March 30, 2017, 06:38:26 AM »

I can't wait to see more photos of your new CJ-3A!!!

May I ask what country you are in? I have record of another very late CJ-3A in India.

Posted by: Dinesh
« on: March 29, 2017, 10:05:47 PM »

Thanks athawk.
The 3a lies about 2000km from where I stay. I have been following this since the last 5 yrs and was very lucky to find the Vin plate in place.
These pictures were sent to me by the present owner. I shall post better and more detailed pictures once it lands in my portico.
One interesting thing is that the 3a at present is running on spoke wheels, which the owner claims is original :D.
More to follow, and hope I get it home.
Thanks again.
Posted by: athawk11
« on: March 29, 2017, 04:14:42 PM »

Hey Dinesh,
You're steaming up your camera lens!!!  You've got to try to control your excitement about your new project! ;D

There are some pretty cool modifications on your 3A.  The previous owner did nice work.

   Welcome to the 3A Page.