1962: William Castillo
"My name is William Castillo, from Cartago, Costa Rica.
This is my Willys CJ-3B, serial number unknown. When I bought it, it was in really bad condition, in misuse about 10 years. I restored it so it can be used according to our Department of Transportation laws and Periodic Vehicle Inspection."
1962: Mike Heimbigner
Mike in Richland WA says, "I am attaching a couple photos of my latest find. This will make Jeep number 25 for me over the last 40 years. All of which have been 1971 or older.
"This is a Sea Foam Green 1962 CJ-3B that I bought from the second owner. The Jeep has only 30,823 original miles (80K JPEG) on it. Everything is stock right down to the taillights (80K JPEG). The serial no. is 57348 86096."
1962: Dave Lindgren
"Serial number 5734887814 is our second 3B, and we got it for our summer place up in the mountains of North Carolina. I originally made the yellow '63 to take up there, but the wife said we use it a lot down here and I should find another one for up there -- love that woman. I found a rust-free example out in Las Vegas and had it shipped down here. Must have been a desert vehicle all its life -- can you imagine working on something this old and having nuts and bolts that actually come apart? It is about rust free, with the only rust being two spots alongside the tail lights that were caused by a stiffening bracket inside the body that looks like it was designed to hold dirt.
"It already had a 289 Ford (130K JPEG) installed in it, so it was a matter of rebuilding about everything, installing a overdrive because of the 538's, disk brakes, power steering, a gasoline heater, paint job and it was ready to go.
"I built a swingaway spare bracket (120K JPEG) so I could still use the tailgate (120K JPEG). The trick was to find a bearing strong enough to support it, but it had to be cheap. I ended up using a stub axle and spindle off a trailer. Just cut off the bolt flange -- worked perfect for like 20 bucks."
See some more photos: the dash (130K JPEG), a at the beach (80K JPEG), and the '62 and '63 Jeeps together (150K JPEG).
1962: Chris Klebaum
"I purchased this Jeep from Lorne Spooner in the summer of '07 with the goal of restoring it. My plans are to buy a new body and repaint it President Red to match the color code, put 11-inch brakes on it, and install an overdrive. I would like to make it appear pretty much stock."
See more photos from Chris in Wapato, Washington: front, interior, rear, and engine (200K JPEGs).
1962: Mike Bowen
Mike in Texas says, "The Jeep only had a few non-original items on it. The first owner had put big bumpers on it, and a hand rail across the dash (90K JPEG). The bumpers may account for the taillights and body being undamaged. I completely removed the rear bumper and trimmed the curved ends off of the front one in order to make it look like a Jeep bumper."
See lots more photos and details of Mike's "E-Barn" Find.
1962: Jim Kehoe
Jim in South Burlington VT says, "I purchased this in Ticonderoga NY from Glenn Stefanic who had housed it in a dry barn and gave it a lot of TLC. It has a 3-speed with overdrive and I just purchased stock rims for it and narrow profile tires as well. The only addition was a defroster manifold for winter driving. My wife helped me purchase this on eBay while I was deployed in Iraq and it is my daily driver. I have drooled over The CJ3B Page for years and am very happy to have an old Willys in the yard."
1962: Derek Schnorenberg
"My name is Derek Schnorenberg from La Porte City, Iowa. I recently purchased my first flatfender, a '62 CJ-3B. It is titled as a '63, but the serial number info on The CJ3B Page tells me that it was manufactured late February 1962 (serial number 57348-89184.)
"My Jeep is in need of some body work, but the frame is in excellent condition. The drivetrain is all original, F-Head, Dana 18, T-90, with power-lok differentials, and the only thing that needs some attention is the tranny (needs new 2nd gear and synchronizer.) The original color was plantation white with black trim, but it received an amateur spray paint job before I acquired it. This 3B is actually in great running condition (only 27,000 miles.) Right now I am installing a Pertronix HEI electronic ignition and coil, and ordering new suspension components, and super swamper tires. I plan on a mostly stock restoration, but it will be used exclusively for trail driving and offroading."
See also a front view photo (110K JPEG).
1962: Mike Kehoe
Jim is in South Burlington VT, but says, "I purchased this in Ticonderoga NY from Glenn Stefanic who had housed it in a dry barn and gave it a lot of TLC. It has a 3-speed with overdrive and I am in the process of getting stock rims for it and narrow profile tires as well. My wife helped me purchase this on eBay while I was deployed in Iraq and it is my daily driver. I have drooled over your site for years and am very happy to have an old Willys in the yard."
1962: Rudrajit Bose
Rudrajit Bose in New Delhi, India has a Willys CJ-3B with serial number 57348-CJ3B-88776-P. This number helps to establish a general pattern of letters added to the end of Willys serial numbers indicating the country or area to which the Jeeps were exported. The only other serial number with a "P" suffix in our list of surviving Serial and Engine Numbers is 8105-122112-P which is now in the U.S. after having been brought back from India.
Rudrajit's Jeep was likely imported CKD (completely knocked down) and assembled by Mahindra & Mahindra. He says, "It comes with original plates with manufacturing information and the date 6/10/61, which are fixed near the dash, and the chassis no. can be read off the chassis. It was originally LHD, but later got converted to RHD (120K JPEG) by the earlier owner. It was sold to a farmer by a former military officer apparently from the Rajput Rifles (Indian infantry regiment). The story was told to me (so I can't verify its authenticity) by the son of the deceased owner, who was quite happy to get rid of what he called a moving junkyard.
"I got it in scrap (rust, corrosion, cowebs... you name it and it had it all) and rebuilt and restored it in 2001. It has an 1800 Isuzu petrol engine, as the original engine was a writeoff, power brakes as I drive a lot in the hills, and high-backed seats for back support and seatbelts. It has 'Willys' embossed on the tailgate (120K JPEG), hood and grille, and an ammunition box fixed between the seats that serves as the tool box. It is sapphire blue with red trim. I have travelled the length and breadth of India in it, including Ladakh, Kerela, Gujrat and Arunachal as I frequently go on treks and drives. "
1962: Jim and Linda Pigg
"We used The CJ3B Page throughout our nearly 2-year project," says Jim, "as we pretty much started from scratch. But because it had all the extra equipment, we decided to rebuild this unit with no looking back, and go ahead and spend the sweat, time, and money."
See Six Sticks in Dixie for more on this Jeep in Tennessee with OD and front and rear PTO.
1962: Héctor Moreno
Hector's CJ-3B in Bogota, Colombia seems to have bits from several Jeeps; it's registered as a '59, but chassis number 57348 86618 indicates the frame at least is from a '62. A photo with the hood open (250K JPEG) reveals no serial number plate on the firewall, and a rear view (250K JPEG) shows an early-50's dash. And engine number MD137515 suggests a military donor. Thanks to Andy Gil for forwarding the photos.
1962: Stefan Spielmann
Stefan Spielmann bought this 1962 Willys CJ-3B from the Swiss Army in the late 1980's, and since then he has done a lot of work on it, and a lot of on- and off-road driving in central Europe. The engine is a V6 from a Buick Skyhawk.
See more photos of this 1962 CJ-3B "Skyhawk".
1962: Glenn Byron
This CJ-3B joins Glenn's collection of Jeeps and Jeep-mounted heavy equipment, in Smithfield, Maine. He's counting on his new Jeep to plow the snow during the winter of 2005-06, and says, "The snowplow is an early Fisher unit from Camden Maine (before the Rockland, Maine plant). It has 16" wheels and the Jeep Hi-Lo hydraulic pump, belt driven on the engine. Originally the bright green color. The heater better work well since the homemade top has no doors."
See also a right rear photo (80K JPEG).
1962: Alexander Dube
Alec is in Etobicoke, a suburb of Toronto, and lists the work he has done on the Jeep: new steering bellcrank kit, speedometer cable, ignition switch, master cylinder, front pinion seal and clutch cable. All new tires, brake lines, and wheel cylinders front and rear. New shift lever and transfer case boots, Delco alternator, and crankshaft pulley. New fenders, restored grille, body work and new paint job.
The VIN plate (40K JPEG) has an unusual hand stamped "WC" (or "WO"?) following the serial number. We're trying to determine the significance of this.
See also a front view photo (50K JPEG).
1962: Dirk Thiermann
"No data plate. But it's in fairly good condition and almost completely stock (except for some additional dash gauges, mirrors and spare tire carrier). I'm just painting and fixing some minor things till I have the space to do a ground up restoration. I actually found the chassis number on the frame (50K JPEG) -- the number is 87408, so the VIN number would probably be 57348 87408 (see Stamped Numbers on CJ-3B Frames.)
"This photo was taken in Vina del Mar the day I bought it, before driving the Jeep back to Santiago, Chile (approx. 120 Km.) My wife drove behind me in the car in case there was any trouble, but there was none, it was a great drive back home!"
1962: Frank Maurer
"When I brought it home my wife shook her head and said what the heck is that thing. When it came time to restore it, the only real option was to buy a repro tub. The plans for the Jeep now are just to drive and enjoy. I did take it to the PA Jeeps All Breeds Jeep Show at the York Fair grounds, and it won the class."
See more details and photos of Frank's 1962 CJ-3B Project.
1962: John Belden
"My 1962 un-restored CJ-3B has a Kelly cab and Western plow. I have had this as a plow truck for a while and in 2002 I sent it off to 'summer camp' to get the minor body work done and new paint. Mileage presently stands at 16,010 miles."
See lots more details and photos of John's Jeep in New Paint for the 40th Birthday, and First Snow of the Year.
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