About Willys Vehicles - CJ-3B Universal

CJ-3B
History - (1953-1964) Willys CJ-3B "Universal"
CJ-3B Production Total: 196,000 (155,494 assembled in the U.S.)
(Public sales end in 1964 as far as we can tell - however CJ-3Bs were still available for commercial / military markets until 1968)

Illustration - CJ3B

CJ-3B Illustration

The Universal Jeep CJ-3B was first produced by Willys-Overland in 1953, following closely in the footsteps of it’s 1/4 ton predecessors, the CJ-2A and CJ-3A, civilian models mostly targeted to agricultural and industrial applications. With the close of WWII, Willys-Overland began to promote the CJs as civilian models that stretched beyond the scope of the militarized MB, pitched as “all-purpose” vehicles in ads of the time, first with the CJ-2A in 1945, followed by an updated but still very similar version (CJ-3A) from 1949 - 1953, and then with the more significantly modified CJ-3B from 1953-1964.

In the same year that the CJ-3B was introduced, Willys-Overland was sold to the Kaiser-Frazer Corporation, who adopted the Willys Motors name until 1964. The CJ-3B, a transitional model that narrowed the gap between the CJ and M38-A1, while similar in many ways to the 2A and 3A, had one major difference: the new F-Head Hurricane engine, which delivered more horsepower, but demanded a higher hood, a structural feature that also distinguished it from earlier CJs. The new Hurricane engine delivered a marked improvement in performance, with larger intake valves in the head and increased fuel economy. While historical information about CJ-3Bs seems more difficult to obtain than other CJs, they remain part of the flat-fender family even today, as some variants are still produced under license from Willys by India’s Mahindra and Mahindra.

Service Guides and Documents:
Gulf Service Sheet (1945-1964)- Document provided courtesy of Michael Scoggins
Jeep Dipstick Guide- Document provided courtesy of Michael Scoggins

(Read more about the Universal CJ Series - See CJ-5 History)
CJ-3B Photos
Dan Garmon - 1953 Willys CJ-3B

Dan Garmon - 1953 CJ-3B

Chris Cooper - 1954 Willys CJ-3B

Chris Cooper - 1954 CJ-3B

Brian Carpenter - 1955 Willys CJ-3B

Brian Carpenter - 1955 CJ-3B

Russell Bettes - 1957 Willys CJ-3B

Russell Bettes - 1957 CJ-3B

Thomas Carignan - 1958 Willys CJ-3B

Thomas Carignan - 1958 CJ-3B

Alex Diaz - 1959 Willys CJ-3B

Alex Diaz - 1959 CJ-3B

Peter Mapes - 1964 Willys CJ-3B

Peter Mapes - 1964 CJ-3B

For more photos of these and other Willys Jeep Models, visit our Willys Jeep Blog Customer Photo Album!
CJ-3B Specs
Weight:
(Gross): 3500 lb. (1587,5 kg.)
(Shipping): 2132 lb. (967,1 kg.)
(Curb): 2243 lb. (1017,4 kg.)
Length (overall): 129 29/32” (3,30 m.)
Width (overall): 68 7/8” (175 cm.)
Height (overall): 66 1/4” (169 cm.)
Ground Clearance: 8” (20,3 cm.)
Tread (front and rear): 48 7/16” (123 cm.)
Fuel Capacity: 10 1/2 Gal.
Transmission: T-90
Transfer Case: Dana 18
Front Axle: Dana 25
Rear Axle: Dana 44
Wheelbase: 80” (203 cm.)
Other: 1 Piece Windshield
Engine Data: 4-134 F Head Motor (All Years)
Engine Type: 134 CID (2.2L) F4-134 Hurricane 14
Number of Cylinders: 4
Cubic-In. Displacement: 134.2 cu. in. (2199,53 cm 3)
Horsepower: 72@4000 rpm
Torque: 114 lb-ft. (15,7 kg-m.)
Compression Ratio: 6.9 to 1
Valvetrain: F-Head

CJ-3B Paint Colors
Paint Colors Offered by Willys-Overland in 1953*
Willys Paint Color - Admiral Blue Poly

Admiral Blue Poly
DQE-10945-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Cadet Gray Poly

Cadet Gray Poly
DQE-31055-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Coronado Sand

Coronado Sand
DQE-89638-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Hermosa Red

Hermosa Red
DQE-70187-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Jasper Green

Jasper Green
DQE-41289-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Pacific Blue

Pacific Blue
DQE-11064-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Princeton Black

Princeton Black
DQE-9000-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Raven Black

Raven Black
DQE-9000-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Saber Rouge

Saber Rouge
DQE-50330-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Swan Gray

Swan Gray
DQE-31046-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Willow Green Poly

Willow Green Poly
DQE-41296-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Woodstock Green Poly

Woodstock Green Poly
DQE-41290-DAL*



Paint Colors Offered by Willys-Overland in 1954*
Willys Paint Color - Arctic White

Arctic White
DQE-31176-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Aztec Orange

Aztec Orange

Willys Paint Color - Beryl Green

Beryl Green
DQE-41537-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Bristol Red

Bristol Red
DQE-70473-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Coral Rust Poly

Coral Rust Poly
DQE-21040-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Coronado Sand

Coronado Sand
DQE-80638-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Gale Gray Poly

Gale Gray Poly
DQE-31177-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Glenwood Green Metallic

Glenwood Green Metallic

Willys Paint Color - Granada Green Poly

Granada Green Poly
DQE-41536-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Gulf Blue Poly

Gulf Blue Poly
DQE-11111-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Raven Black

Raven Black
DQE-9000-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Royal Blue Metallic

Royal Blue Metallic



Paint Colors Offered by Willys-Overland in 1955*
Willys Paint Color - Blue Comet Poly

Blue Comet Poly
DQE-11259-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - President Red

President Red
DQE-70549-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Steel Glow Gray Poly

Steel Glow Gray Poly
DQE-31268-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Julep Green Poly

Julep Green Poly
DQE-41657-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Transport Yellow

Transport Yellow
DQE-80050-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Pine Tint

Pine Tint
DQE-41451-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Concert Ivory

Concert Ivory
DQE-600740-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Raven Black

Raven Black
DQE-9000-DAL*



Paint Colors Offered by Willys-Overland in 1956*
Willys Paint Color - Blue Comet Poly

Blue Comet Poly
DQE-11259-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - President Red

President Red
DQE-70549-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Steel Glow Gray Poly

Steel Glow Gray Poly
DQE-31268-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Julep Green Poly

Julep Green Poly
DQE-41657-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Transport Yellow

Transport Yellow
DQE-80050-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Pine Tint

Pine Tint
DQE-41451-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Diamond Blue

Diamond Blue
DQE-12486-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Cherokee Orange

Cherokee Orange
DQE-60251-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Arena Yellow

Arena Yellow
DQE-30121-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Glacier White

Glacier White
DQE-8124-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Raven Black

Raven Black
DQE-9000-DAL*



Paint Colors Offered by Willys-Overland in 1958-1960*
Willys Paint Color - Amber Metallic

Amber Metallic

Willys Paint Color - Arena Yellow

Arena Yellow
DQE-30121-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Autumn Wheat

Autumn Wheat
DQE-21494-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Coral Mist

Coral Mist
DQE-71129-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Foam Green

Foam Green
DQE-42571-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Fountain Green Metallic

Fountain Green Metallic

Willys Paint Color - Glacier White

Glacier White
DQE-8124-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Glenwood Green Metallic

Glenwood Green Metallic

Willys Paint Color - Jade Tint

Jade Tint
DQE-41236-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Steel Glow Gray Metallic

Steel Glow Gray Metallic

Willys Paint Color - Omaha Orange

Omaha Orange
DQE-60281-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Palm Beach Ivory

Palm Beach Ivory
DQE-60592-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Peacock Blue

Peacock Blue
DQE-12357-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Plantation White

Plantation White
DQE-8205-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - President Red

President Red
DQE-70609-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Raven Black

Raven Black
DQE-9000-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Rosewood Metallic

Rosewood Metallic

Willys Paint Color - Royal Blue Metallic

Royal Blue Metallic

Willys Paint Color - Transport Yellow

Transport Yellow
DQE-80050-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Tropical Rose

Tropical Rose
DQE-71130-DAL*



Paint Colors Offered by Willys-Overland in 1961*
Willys Paint Color - President Red

President Red
DQE-70609-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Omaha Orange

Omaha Orange
DQE-60281-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Peacock Blue

Peacock Blue
DQE-12357-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Jade Tint

Jade Tint
DQE-41236-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Cerulean Blue

Cerulean Blue
DQE-10297-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Fountain Green Poly

Fountain Green Poly

Willys Paint Color - Palm Beach Ivory

Palm Beach Ivory
DQE-60592-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Tropical Rose

Tropical Rose
DQE-71130-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Foam Green

Foam Green
DQE-42571-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Steel Glow Gray Poly

Steel Glow Gray Poly

Willys Paint Color - Coral Mist

Coral Mist
DQE-71129-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Plantation White

Plantation White
DQE-8205-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Transport Yellow

Transport Yellow
DQE-80050-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Autumn Wheat

Autumn Wheat
DQE-21494-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Redwood Poly

Redwood Poly
DQE-72178-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Glacier White

Glacier White
DQE-8124-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Mallard_Blue_Poly

Mallard_Blue_Poly
DQE-12371-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Amber Poly

Amber Poly
DQE-21930-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Arena Yellow

Arena Yellow
DQE-30121-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Royal Blue Poly

Royal Blue Poly

Willys Paint Color - Glenwood Green Metallic

Glenwood Green Metallic

Willys Paint Color - Black

Raven Black
DQE-9000-DAL*



Paint Colors Offered by Willys-Overland in 1962*
Willys Paint Color - Amber Poly

Amber Poly
DQE-21930-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Black

Black
DQE-9000-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Foam Green

Foam Green
DQE-42571-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Fountain Green Poly

Fountain Green Poly
DQE-42793-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Jade Tint

Jade Tint
DQE-41236-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Mallard Blue

Mallard Blue
DQE-12371-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Palm Beach Ivory

Palm Beach Ivory
DQE-60592-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Parade Blue

Parade Blue
DQE-12611-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Peacock Blue

Peacock Blue
DQE-12357-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Plantation White

Plantation White
DQE-8205-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - President Red

President Red
DQE-70609-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Rosewood Poly

Rosewood Poly
DQE-71178-DAL*



Paint Colors Offered by Willys-Overland in 1963*
Willys Paint Color - Amber Poly

Amber Poly
DQE-21930-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Bell Green

Bell Green
DQE-42901-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Champagne Poly

Champagne Poly
DQE-42199-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - GSA Gray

GSA Gray
DQE-31817-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Indian Ceramic

Indian Ceramic
DQE-71248-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Jet Line Gray Poly

Jet Line Gray Poly
DQE-59242-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Nordic Blue Poly

Nordic Blue Poly
DQE-12311-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Olive Drab

Olive Drab
DQE-42955-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Omaha Orange

Omaha Orange
DQE-60281-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Parade Blue

Parade Blue
DQE-12611-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Parkway Green

Parkway Green
DQE-43161-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - President Red #2

President Red #2
DQE-71334-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Sierra Blue

Sierra Blue
DQE-15077-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Spruce Tip Green Poly

Spruce Tip Green Poly
DQE-43026-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Steel Glow Gray Poly

Steel Glow Gray Poly
DQE-31268-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Transport Yellow

Transport Yellow
DQE-80050-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - Tree Bark Poly Brown

Tree Bark Poly Brown
DQE-23250-DAL*

Willys Paint Color - White Cap

White Cap
DQE-8345-DAL*



Kaiser Willys cannot guarantee 100% accuracy of the colors or paint codes presented in this guide. When selecting a color for your vehicle, use the codes above as a starting point or reference, and work with your local paint supplier to find a color that works best for your budget and intent. There are several paint suppliers such as Auto Color Library, or Sherwin Williams, who may be able to cross-reference some of the older paint codes for you to find a more current formula, or if you are able to pull a painted piece off of your restoration project, they may be able to scan the color for you in the store to find a close match.

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