1964: Dan Walton
Dan is in West Virginia, and for his restoration of this Army Jeep he has researched the original features including ventilating windshield, defroster and heater with fresh air intake, hand-operated windshield washer pump, metal hardtop and large rear-view mirrors.
See U.S. Army 1M 0599 for more details and photos from Dan.
Marine Sgt. Craig Carlile started restoring this rare U.S. Army Jeep in San Diego, California in 2010, but in early 2011 decided he had to sell it.
See 1964 U.S. Army CJ-3B for details.
"I've always loved old Jeeps, and I decided to find and restore an old Army Jeep. I stumbled onto a straight, clean 1964 CJ-3B during my search, and I found a keeper! I still have plenty I want to do, but a majority of the work is complete."
See You're in the Army Now for more photos of Les' project in Texas.
Roy in Colorado says, "I have had my Jeep for 35 years. In that time I've driven it as an everyday driver, to a work vehicle, to racing it on ice during the winter months. In the summers it participated in Jeep rodeos and was a part of the Mile High Jeep club and other clubs too numerous to name. The Jeep has been retired from these daily activities since 1995 and has 56,000 original miles on it. I've done numerous upgrades to it, from power steering to paint and chroming parts. The engine is a Buick 225 cu. in. V6."
See also a right side view (110K JPEG).
Pete in Michigan says, "I've owned the Willys since 1979. My brother and I picked it up for $650 and disposed of the body from the firewall back before bringing it home. I rebuilt the engine and cleaned / painted the frame in 1980. In 1982 I bought an ACME body and finally got it on the road. I drove it all year and that first winter, the salty Michigan roads took their toll. After only 6K miles, there was already rust-through. I removed the body and repainted it in 1987. Since then, it's only seen limited use, only about another 1K miles. The photos show one of the various racks I've built for it. The original use for this bike rack (100K JPEG) was for a Kevlar racing canoe. It's currently a regular at the various mountain bike trails I volunteer to help build."
Ron Hattner in Michigan purchased his '64 (serial number 57348 118604) in 1990 and he hasn't done a whole lot to it since then except repaint it in the original President Red. The Jeep is currently serving as Ron's plow vehicle, allowing him to maintain access to his substantial collection of Jeeps year round. You can see a few of the other Jeeps in the background of the large copy (220K JPEG) of Bill Norris' photo.
"I bought my '64 Willys in Puerto Rico, engine number 4J368961, no ID tag with serial number. Extrapolating from the engine numbers in Kaiser Jeep 1960-67 Serial Numbers on The CJ3B Page, I come up with serial number 8105121368 as the vehicle's VIN number. This is an ongoing daily driver restoration. In the photo is my brother Dan (180K JPEG) visiting Puerto Rico. See also me locking Warn hubs (150K JPEG) to go bumping and thumping in the wild."
"I live in Mountain View, Arkansas. This 1964 was given to me by a friend. This is my first Jeep, and I have been wanting a high hood forever so the work and money will be worth it. Thanks for the website -- it is amazing! My S.N. is 57348118321 and the best I could tell the motor number J361555. I noticed the other motor numbers started with 4J but I couldnt get my block clean enough to see a 4. Patched and painted to the original color but still working on it of course."
Features of the Jeep as Nathan received it: no Willys stampings on the front or on the rear with Hall taillights; hornet nest in the toolbox; lots of aftermarket electronics in the dash; and an unusual gas line (140K JPEGs).
Andy in Colorado has a Jeep that belonged to the U.S. Government, but the nomenclature plate (120K JPEG) on the dash does not identify the "Supply or Service Arm Maintaining Vehicle." Firewall tags list S.N. 8105 126165, Paint Code 999 and Trim Code 67.
Andy Says, "I would really like to know what the paint and trim numbers mean, and what branch of the military she was a part of. I have the flip-up windshield (working and complete), bumperettes, holes for blackout lamp on left fender, hole from trailer plug on left rear, hand-pumped windshield washer and original washer bag, spin-on oil filter, ammeter left of steering wheel, heater, rear seat, 16" wheels, original front seats, etc.... I also have lots of rust in the tub and floors. Hope to do a frame-off one day.
"Biggest change from original: early Toyota FJ-40 Landcuiser alternator and
voltage regulator (cheap and easy to fit in the generator mount). I have owned the Jeep since 1997, purchased from a family friend whose family had purchased it at auction when they lived in Ohio. Odometer not working now but shows 49500 or so, believed to be 149500 or so."
"I am located in Valparaiso, Chile. You may note that though far from '100 point original', my Jeep is still quite stock and I like to keep it that way as much as possible as I love this model as it is (was). I must say I was very lucky with my purchase because I have been searching for this very model for about 4 years and only found either junk or unrealistically expensive iron. The one I've bought is really unmessed with and looks stock. I am afraid the ID plate on the firewall is missing, though."
See more photos (100K JPEG's):
"Being a sixties model, the grille had no Willys stamping on it when we got the Jeep. Flatfender Jeeps are fairly rare in South Africa, and most 'Jeeps' you see are usually fiberglass replicas on a VW Beetle pan or Japanese pick-up chassis, so I wanted to have the Willys stamping to identify it as a made-in-Toledo original."
See more photos and details of this 1964 CJ-3B in South Africa.
Brian in Pennsylvania says, "I've been looking for an old Willys for quite some time. I was out by my wife's folks' house near Pittsburgh one weekend -- her father and I were at a Burger King for lunch. I was wearing a Jeep shirt with an old Willys on it and this older fella walked in with a camo hat with Jeep in bright orange. I bet my father-in-law that guy would say something to me, and he did -- he asked if I had an old Willys, and I replied no. He told me he'd have 3 for sale in about a week or so. Later that month I stopped by. He sells Jeeps on the side of the road -- he had a 2A with a fiberglass body and Chevy power plant, the other was a CJ-5 with no head on it and very bad shape, and this 3B which was what I was looking for, all original. Well the family came up with enough cash to buy it. Thanks to my brother-in-law Matt who used his Hemi Ram to tow, and Uncle Joe who got me a U-haul trailer.
"It has a hard top, and hard doors -- slider windows in the doors, 2 rear sider windows and a window in the hatch -- Warn hubs and plow ram. All parts are there to make the ram run, but no plow blade. Heater and defroster also there, and all original engine parts. Body in OK shape."
Some previous owner gave this Jeep a VIN tag with an 8305 prefix from a CJ-5, but Brian says, "Walck's 4 Wheel Drive is pretty sure it's a '64 so that's how I'm going to title it. On my list is a new gas tank, choke cable, throttle cable, new gas lines and a carb rebuild kit."
See also the dash and the inside of the hardtop door (100K JPEG's).
"All stock except for the wheels and 11" brakes. Does not say Willys on hood, grille or tailgate. Paint number 221, trim number 201. It still has the warranty sticker from Kaiser for government Jeeps on the dash -- can't be many of those left. I don't know what branch of government."
See also the engine left side and engine right side, as well as the interior complete with heater, defroster and twin vacuum wipers.
Edson in Brazil writes in Portuguese, "The CJ3B Page helped me a lot in restoration of my Kaiser M606, which I bought in an auction of the Brazilian Army (30K JPEG) in Rio de Janeiro where I live. I paid about US$300 and have restored the Jeep, seen here with my children Peter and Thiago."
"I live in Waco, Texas. The title I have shows the original mileage to be 35,000 when my step-father bought it. It had not been run in two years, but with a new set of plugs, points, and a carb rebuild, it started right up and has been running since.
"I completely stripped old paint off to the bare metal inside and out, painted the outside, and then used "Herculiner" for the inside. I think it turned out quite well, but still have some cosmetic changes to make. This has been a labor of love of course, since the Jeep was given to me by my father in law. He has passed away, which gives the Jeep even that much more value to me."
See more photos and details of this Family Heirloom in Waco.
Brett Chitwood in Indiana bought this 1964 CJ-3B a couple of years ago, and found it to be in pretty good shape with the exception of some body rust and worn-out springs. His remodelling of the Jeep included all-new metal on both sides of the tub from front to rear. The rear seat came from a Chevy Surburban; Brett cut 14 inches from the center of the seat bottom and backrest.
For lots more photos and Brett's project timeline, see High Hood Sport Model on The CJ3B Page.
"I live in El Salvador in Central America, in the capital city of San Salvador, and I have owned my 1964 Jeep for about 10 years. At one time I considered selling the Jeep, but when my daughters heard about it they began to cry, and I decided to keep it in the family."
See 1964 Willys CJ-3B for more photos and details.
"1964 Kaiser Jeep Corp. VIN 8105124089. It appears to be U.S. Air Force surplus, with a steel body with plywood doors. All painted Air Force blue, with insignia on top of the hood. The motor number appears to be 4J372902. It is very lighly stamped and is hard to read; the second digit actually looks more like a 0, but I assume it is actually a J because all of the other engine numbers are. The pictures are not very good, but you can see what it looks like. The body is made by Koenig Iron Works in Houston, Texas, number 320."
See also a rear view photo (70K JPEG) showing rear bumperettes which are another indicator of likely military service.
"I was fortunate enough to come across this 1964 Navy Jeep at an estate auction. For 26 years the Jeep was used as a hunting vehicle in the woods and mountains of upstate Pennsylvania."
See more photos and information on Joe's CJ-3B and Hummer. Joe has now sold the Jeep, as of January 2003.
"I have a Canadian-made CJ-3B, built in Windsor, Ontario by Kaiser of Canada in 1964. My wife Sylvie Roy and I purchased it for $250 In June 1994, upon finding it completely original but very neglected. It had not run in over three years, yet all it took was a boost and change of fuel and we were able to drive it home.
"Now it is stripped and crated, and in the beginning stages of a complete return to as close to original show room condition and color (we hope it was blue) as we can get, and still drive it daily in the summer."
See more Project Photos of Alex and Sylvie's Jeep.
"I have questions about paint color, origination (Navy?), just small details that would help in partial restore. Here's a picture so I can feel like the West Coast is a little more represented on your site -- I'm in Las Vegas, Nevada. 3B's have been in the family for 35 years -- got to keep your site away from my Dad as he would never get anything else done. I will soon be tearing down the f-head as I am determined to keep it as stock as possible."
There is no Willys logo on the hood or grille. The tailgate was replaced by a previous owner, but it likely also had no name stamped on it. Larry says, "The VIN plate says Willys, and the serial number is definitely 57348 117340. The engine number is 4J369976. The tub and running gear seem to be in great shape, and most things seem to be stock."
For more photos, see Hunting in Texas: A Good Dog and a Late Model B. Larry also has lots more on his website.
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