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Old 12-30-2011, 07:18 PM   #1
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Is this a rubicon or sahara ??

ok just kidding .. But I've never seen a jeep like this and just had to post it

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Old 12-30-2011, 07:20 PM   #2
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Looks like something Eddie Munster would drive.

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Old 12-30-2011, 07:23 PM   #3
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I was thinking maybe an old mail truck ??
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Old 12-30-2011, 07:27 PM   #4
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Mail truck....
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Old 12-30-2011, 07:34 PM   #5
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Yep. A DJ
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Old 12-30-2011, 07:40 PM   #6
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Dj-5.
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Old 12-30-2011, 07:41 PM   #7
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Wow, who's the poor sap newbie mail carrier who drew THAT short straw?
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Old 12-30-2011, 07:45 PM   #8
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Evil mail truck. Postage due MF!
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Old 12-30-2011, 07:52 PM   #9
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The paperboy grew up....

"I want my two dollars!"
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The paperboy grew up....

"I want my two dollars!"
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Old 12-30-2011, 08:05 PM   #12
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I'd deliver mail in that bad boy!

Maybe even "accidentally" slide into a few ditches on my mailbox approach path.
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Old 12-30-2011, 08:09 PM   #13
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ok just kidding .. But I've never seen a jeep like this and just had to post it
Pony express????
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Old 12-30-2011, 08:10 PM   #14
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Old 12-30-2011, 08:31 PM   #15
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Looks like the experts agree on DJ5. I sure as heck don't know. How big an engine would one of those small mailtrucks accommodate? Looks like a pretty healthy exhaust pipe underneath. If it weren't for that, I'd think it was a little kit car.
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Old 12-30-2011, 09:31 PM   #16
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I used to drive a RHD mail Jeep---the odd van-shaped version, flat front with sloping windshield.....gutless wonder. I lived in a town that had a stop light at a major intersection, at the bottom of what they called "a bench" .....a vertical step up of maybe 100-200' elevation as you moved out of the river plain and progressively more toward the desert.

It was the Christmas rush...and the trucks were all stuffed bulgingly full....floor to top, package tray over the motor clear to the back door....

In those days (about 1968), those mail Jeeps still had, IIRC, the old 60hp CJ2 engine but detuned for some odd reason.

Well....stop, overloaded at the bottom of a notorius yet only moderately challenging climb.....and with the 2 speed slipo- jerkomatics sometimes you would get pretty much stuck in between shift points and have to back down the hill....into the face of oncoming traffic....

You probably can guess where this is headed....

but I ~DID~ make it up the hill....took several minutes, there was a huge billowing cloud of hot fumes from underneath.....and I mentioned to the shift boss a little trouble getting it up the hill when finally returning to base command.

They retired that old dog and gave me a new truck the next time. Yea!!!!
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Old 12-31-2011, 02:58 AM   #17
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It's still a Jeep.

It could be made into something
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Old 12-31-2011, 03:46 AM   #18
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Looks like an old postal Jeep that's carried a little too much weight...
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It's still a Jeep.

It could be made into something
6" lift, some 40" meats,,,good to go
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Old 12-31-2011, 04:22 AM   #20
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Looks like an old postal Jeep that's carried a little too much weight...
Yeah those models all look like they've been played with too hard by a very large toddler and become slightly bent in the middle.
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Old 12-31-2011, 09:29 AM   #21
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It's a DJ5F

It looks like it is left-hand drive. The military (particularly the Air Force) used these in the 60s and 70s to deliver supplies around the base.

I can't find a good picture but here is a restored one I found on the internet.
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Old 12-31-2011, 11:19 AM   #22
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It looks like it is left-hand drive. The military (particularly the Air Force) used these in the 60s and 70s to deliver supplies around the base.

I can't find a good picture but here is a restored one I found on the internet.
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Old 12-31-2011, 12:01 PM   #23
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I like the Mail Jeeps. They certainly are a big part of Jeep's and Americas history.









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Old 12-31-2011, 08:29 PM   #24
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this is what rural carriers use now, if we can afford to buy one....
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Old 01-20-2012, 07:27 PM   #25
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Too bad I just bought a 2012 JKUR or I would've stopped and made an offer. No I'm serious.
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Old 01-20-2012, 07:59 PM   #26
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How about this one?

Too bad I just bought a 2012 JKUR or I would've stopped and made an offer. No I'm serious.
Couple more years and only the roof will be showing lol
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Old 01-20-2012, 09:37 PM   #27
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How about this one?

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Too bad I just bought a 2012 JKUR or I would've stopped and made an offer. No I'm serious.
When the original CJ's came out like the 2A/3A, there were several Hard tops available on the market. Even Sears made one available via their catalog.

My '46 (pictured below my name) was going to have a hard top exactly like this one ( Recent image by BAD_ROD on Photobucket ) made of solid steel. I had the inside rhino lined to keep out some of the squeak and rattle of the big hung of tin.

Ultimately, I decided to go with a soft-top by Tiger top. Sold the steal hard top for 3 times what I bought it for.

As for deliver jeeps (DJ), I "almost" bought a DJ-3A for cheap as a possible cheap crawler build. Unfortunately, no 4 wheel drive...as in, no t/c. Strictly 2wd. It wouldn't have been that hard, but at the time, I was low on cash with my 2A's build.

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