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1953 cj3a
03/26/17 at 21:56:43
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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.
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Re: 1953 cj3a
Reply #1 - 03/27/17 at 19:59:29
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Wow, that is one of the very last CJ-3As ever made! Can you post more photos of it?
  

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Reply #2 - 03/27/17 at 20:37:10
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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 ?
  
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Reply #3 - 03/27/17 at 20:48:17
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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.
  

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Reply #4 - 03/27/17 at 22:55:39
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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.
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Reply #5 - 03/29/17 at 13:27:56
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Managed to get few pictures of the 3a.sorry for the bad quality of pictures.
Thanks and regards.
Dinesh
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Reply #6 - 03/29/17 at 13:55:49
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I like those Ford wire wheels and that tailgate is cool with the side opening.
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Reply #7 - 03/29/17 at 16:14:42
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Hey Dinesh,
You're steaming up your camera lens!!!  You've got to try to control your excitement about your new project! Grin

There are some pretty cool modifications on your 3A.  The previous owner did nice work.

   Welcome to the 3A Page.

  

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Reply #8 - 03/29/17 at 22:05:47
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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 Cheesy.
More to follow, and hope I get it home.
Thanks again.
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Reply #9 - 03/30/17 at 06:38:26
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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.

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Reply #10 - 03/30/17 at 10:25:15
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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.
  
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Reply #11 - 06/09/18 at 03:06:09
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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
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Reply #12 - 06/11/18 at 05:20:13
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The complete hood has the original cadet grey under the present coat of paint.
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