1955 Willys Jeep CJ3b restomod project Matkis frame EFI 4.3 TH350 ARB lockers

1955 Willys CJ3b

Condition: Used
Make: Willys
Model: CJ3b
Year: 1955
Drive type: 4WD
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Description for Willys CJ3b 1955

Reserve set at 5k!
The frame alone was over half that.
The body is a 1955 OEM Willys replacement body--not a reproduction. When I purchased the body the previous owner made a cut out in the dash and then welded it back in--see the pics. The gas fill hole has been filled in similarly (I have the insert). There a couple of other places were small cuts were made and then the original sheet metal was welded back in. All of these 'repairs' are minor and cosmetic only. I expect it will take minimal body work to finish. The body has never seen pavement--several of the mounting points have yet to be drilled. No rust whatsoever. The frame is brand new by Matkis: fully boxed 2"x5" 3/16 with 1/4 plating in places and 3/8" front bumper (allpowder coated). Winch mount built into frame. Custom Holbrook leaf springs 8" longer than stock for soft ride and flex.
Rear axle is Dana 44 from an 1975 CJ5 (50" width--wider than the 1955 CJ3B stock) with 11" brakes, ummers Brothers one-piece axles, :11 gears and ARB air locker.
Front axle is Dana 30 from the same 1975 CJ5 (51.5" width--wider than the 1955 CJ3B stock) with disk brakes and Warn hubs, :11 gears and ARB air locker.
All new:
Holbrook Specialties "LongLeaf" springs front and rear: The longer-than-stock springs give 3" lift, xcellent articulation and a soft ride.
Power steering gear (Saginaw four bolt),
Hard brake lines with extended braidedstainless soft brake lines (not installed),
Tie rods and joints,
Ididit tilt column, illet steering wheel and hub, orgeson steering linkage,
YJ model dualdiaphragm Brake booster and master cylinder,
Aluminum radiator and Black Magic cooling fan and shroud,
Scat Procar low back seats,
Two new Bilstein shocks,
Engine is EFI Chevy Vortec 4.3 V6 with Th350 and Dana 18transfer case. Engine wiring is Howell Wiring with computer (uninstalled). Engine is rebuilt long block with under 5K. Shifter is Art Carr/Winters ratchet cable shifter (uninstalled).
Needs gas tank, indshield glass and seat frame completed.
Comes with front fenders, oth front seats and headlight buckets.
I have used front and rear drivelines.
Rear drive line, hen installed, ill be approximately 17" as measured yoke center to yoke center. This is an excellentlength for any SWB Jeep particularly for one with an automatic transmission.
Tires and wheels in great shape with the spare being as new.
Bill of Sale only but I do have serial number plate.
I am a licensed Arizona attorney and can be found in the Arizona bar directory--David Cutrer.
Questions? 602-616-3375