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Offline Dinesh

1953 cj3a
« on: March 26, 2017, 09:56:43 PM »
Hello friends
After a long search, I seem  to have found a 1953 cj3a.
Vin number reads 453gb1 20320.
I would like to learn what to look into a late 1953 cj3a.
Any features  in the body /frame /engine  that are different from other cj3a's.
Thanks.
Regards.
Dinesh

Offline Bob W

Re: 1953 cj3a
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2017, 07:59:29 PM »
Wow, that is one of the very last CJ-3As ever made! Can you post more photos of it?
Bob W

Offline oldtime

Re: 1953 cj3a
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2017, 08:37:10 PM »
I have 1953 3B and I'd sure love to have a 1953 3A.
So Bob how late in the 1953 model year were the 3A's available ?
Any idea what month ?

Offline Bob W

Re: 1953 cj3a
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2017, 08:48:17 PM »
My records indicate that the majority of 1953 model year CJ-3As were made late in calendar year 1952. There was a group of 1953 CJ-3As, very near the last 3As made, that were delivered to the U.S. Navy in December of 1952. Looks like there were a few export CJ-3As after that batch of Navy 3As.
Bob W

Offline Dinesh

Re: 1953 cj3a
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2017, 10:55:39 PM »
The production in 1953 counts to 20617, this would be one of very last cj3as produced.
I shall post more pictures shortly, once I get my hands on this.
Thanks.
Dinesh.

Offline Dinesh

Re: 1953 cj3a
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2017, 01:27:56 PM »
Managed to get few pictures of the 3a.sorry for the bad quality of pictures.
Thanks and regards.
Dinesh
« Last Edit: March 29, 2017, 01:28:25 PM by dsc103 »

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Re: 1953 cj3a
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2017, 01:55:49 PM »
I like those Ford wire wheels and that tailgate is cool with the side opening.
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Re: 1953 cj3a
« Reply #7 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.

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Offline Dinesh

Re: 1953 cj3a
« Reply #8 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.
Regards.
Dinesh

Offline Bob W

Re: 1953 cj3a
« Reply #9 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.

Thanks
Bob W

Offline oldtime

Re: 1953 cj3a
« Reply #10 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.

Offline Dinesh

Re: 1953 cj3a
« Reply #11 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.
Thanks.
Dinesh
« Last Edit: June 09, 2018, 03:06:45 AM by dsc103 »

Offline Dinesh

Re: 1953 cj3a
« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2018, 05:20:13 AM »
The complete hood has the original cadet grey under the present coat of paint.
« Last Edit: June 11, 2018, 05:20:54 AM by dsc103 »

Offline Dinesh

Re: 1953 cj3a
« Reply #13 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.

Offline Dinesh

Re: 1953 cj3a
« Reply #14 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.
Regards.