Just realized I have CJ3A

Discussion in 'Flat Fender Tech' started by Halz, Jun 16, 2005.

  1. Jun 16, 2005
    Halz

    Halz New Member

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    I was told when I bought my Jeep it was a CJ5 '65. I did not know anything about old Jeeps so I thought that was what it was. But I have a cj3a and no idea what year it is now. It also has the 225 V6 in it.
     
  2. Jun 16, 2005
    jd7

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    pics?
     
  3. Jun 16, 2005
    BlueFlu

    BlueFlu past owner of some ecj5's

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    Post the VIN# some of the guys here may be able to help you out with that.
     
  4. Jun 16, 2005
    Chuck

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    If it is a CJ3A they ran from 48-53. Post the ID number like Jerry suggested and we can pin point the year. Pics would help.
     
  5. Jun 16, 2005
    ljspop

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    A CJ5 V6 was a popular conversion for a flattie. I know of a few. ;)

    Like said above - post some pics of your rig and we can help you decipher what you have.
     
  6. Jun 16, 2005
    kamel

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    What was it that made you think it was a 3A rather than a 2A?

    You know, just possibly it could be a 1965 DJ3A. Easiest way to tell if it was a DJ3A (which was 2wd from the factory) is by the dash panel. If there is one large speedo with the fuel and temp gauges integrated into it, it could be a DJ3A that was modified for 4wd.

    If it started life as a 65 DJ3a (modified) the serial number would likely begin with 820x where x could be 1 - 4.

    If the gauges are separate then it is a 2A or 3A.

    Easiest way to tell the difference between 2A and 3A is to measure the wheeelhouse. The wheelhouse is the flat spot above each rear wheel that looks like a longitudinal jump seat. Measure the length of the TOP at the longest point and post that when you are posting the serial number.

    kamel
     
  7. Jun 17, 2005
    Gump

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    Welcome to the other side :D
     
  8. Jun 17, 2005
    Halz

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    I have the large speedometer but I also have 4wd. They must have converted it.
     
  9. Jun 23, 2005
    kamel

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    OK, then it very well could be a 1965 model.

    sounds like a DJ3A that was modified for four wheel drive.
     

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