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1975 DJ-5D Arvada, Co **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1200.

“With some hesitation I am forced to sell this 1975 Mail Jeep (DJ-5D). It is a great little Jeep that needs a new home because I dont have the space to store it and my friend cannot keep it in his garage anymore 🙂 as his 65′ Mustang is due to come back from a 2 year restoration project soon…

Here is a run down of some details (mostly complete) about this Postal Jeep:

– Inline 6 cylinder (232 cu in engine) that runs great and has a bunch of newer parts. The odometer says just over 56,000 miles….I don’t know for sure but I think it is total original miles. There is a chance the odometer has rolled over as it only has 5 digits (XX,XXX) but its doubtful. I’ve probably put only 500 or so miles on it since I bought it a few years ago and it has been used for close proximity driving (never really taken on the highway). Its an automatic and the throttle is very responsive and has a good amount of pickup and go, but the brakes currently need a little work….more on that below.

– It has a 727 Torque Flight Transmission (automatic) and this tranny is very sought after by many off roading and hot rod enthusiast alike because of the strength and adaptability to multiple engines and transfer cases. If you research Monster Trucks (like Grave Digger) most of them are running a 727 TF because they can be built to withstand well over 1000 hp.

– This Jeep has good glass all the way around. No chips or cracks in the windshield or any glass for that matter – it all in great shape. Both slider doors open (with a little muscle) and the rear swing door works great and closes securely. The rear swing door has the signature “Jeep” molded into the middle of it which is rare for a Postal Jeep from what I was told.

– There is some minor surface rust that has been semi-sanded and all the problem areas have been sprayed with a white primer antirust base coat.

– The worst rust is found on the floor boards but this sale includes a slew of new parts including 2 new pre-molded metal floor boards (1 left and 1 right). The back cargo area does not have any rust.

– There is a softball size hole in the front driver (typically passenger side) corner panel that someone cut out to get to the master cylinder which needs to be replaced and just like the new floor boards, a new master cylinder is another new part that is included in the sale but has not yet been swapped out.

– This Jeep has 4 matching tires that are like new and have a ton of tread left. A full size spare is also included.

– The Rear axle is a narrow track Dana 44. This axle does not leak and the fluid was recently checked. Very stout axle. These Mail Jeeps were rear wheel drive only so it’s not a 4×4 and the front axle (or lack thereof) is just an axle housing – no shafts, no pumpkin and no transfer case behind the trans.

– Paint is in ok shape and depending on what you want to do with the vehicle, it could go for a new paint job at some point, but it isn’t a necessity.

– Overall this Jeep is a pretty neat little unique vehicle that runs good and catches a lot of attention. I just dont have time (and now the space) to keep working on it and restoring it. It needs some things done, mainly the brakes, but most (or all) of the parts needed are included in the sale.

Also, just FYI if you research the 1975 Postal Jeep (DJ-5D) this is a specific year that has a ton of parts that are beefier than other years and offer a great base for a restoration Mail Jeep project, or a unique 4×4 Right Hand Drive Jeep project as the DJ model is a sister to the CJ 5 models. It would pain my heart a little, but this Jeep could also be a $$$ maker if you have the time to strip it down and part it out.

– I have a clean title for the vehicle and 2 keys that operate both the ignition and all the door locks.

Please let me know if you have any questions or if you would like to see the Jeep in person. At this point, the brakes are not good enough to drive home as the e-brake is currently the only working brake 🙂 – so it would have to be trailered away. I have a flat bed trailer and would be willing to move it for the right deal.

I am not interested in trading for another vehicle so dont ask me about that, but I will consider trading or partial trades for tools, guns, specific wheel and or tire sets, old baseball cards (50’s & 60’s era). specific XJ (Cherokee) or J10/J20 Jeep truck parts, large vertical air compressor, large tool chest, other mechanic/garage items, or hunting items.”

 

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