Specific: Part of the batch
bought 1952 - 1955 as supplement to the jeeps delivered
under the MDAP,
and to replace scrapped vehicles.
Historical: The Universal Jeep CJ-3B was
introduced as a 1953 model by Willys-Overland. A
limitation of the wartime jeeps, and the post-war
civilian models CJ-2A and CJ-3A, was the limited horsepower of the
4-cylinder L-head "Go-Devil" engine. The new
F-head "Hurricane" engine, which Willys began
putting in its larger vehicles in 1949, had its intake
valves in the head rather than the engine block, allowing
them to be larger.
The vehicle had flat front fenders, but a higher-profile
hood to accommodate the F-head engine. It offered higher
horsepower and torque than the CJ-3A.
The CJ-3B was
introduced as a transitional model between the
flat-fender CJ-3A, and the forthcoming CJ-5, the civilian
version of the M38A1.
Close to 196.000 units
produced between 1953 and 1964.
Length: 3.30 m (128 inches).
Width: 1.52 m (60 inches).
Height: 1.80 m (70 inches).
Weight: 1.625 kg (3.575 lb.).
Engine: 4-cylinder (Willys F-head), 2.200 cm3 (134
cubic inches) displacement, liquid cooled.
Horsepower: 75 at 4.000 rpm.
Transmission: 3-speed, type Warner T-90C.
Transfer case: 2-speed, type Spicer Model 18.
Electrical system: 6 volt.
Tyres: 6.00 - 16.
without preparation: N/A.
with deep water fording kit: N/A.
Fuel type: Petrol.
Fuel capacity: 40 liter (9 gallons).
Range: 450 km (281 miles).
Crew: 1 + 3.
Additional: The electrical system was
changed to 12 volt in early 1957, but 6 volt was optional