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Mail Jeep Article from On All Cylinders

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

Blaine spotted this postal jeep article from last year. I’ve added my comments (read corrections) to it, but the author hasn’t approved it as of the writing of this post.

https://www.onallcylinders.com/2018/07/04/neither-snow-nor-rain-a-brief-history-of-the-postal-mail-jeep/#comment-79658

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1974 DJ-5 Hyrum, UT $2000

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

Runs and drives.

https://cars.ksl.com/listing/6069925?ad_cid=6

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“1974 Classic DJ5 Postal Jeep. This is a RHD, automatic transmission, postal vehicle. Starts right up! Just replaced the carburetor, all the lights work, tires are in excellent shape, with a nice spare. This vehicle was my husband’s baby but he doesn’t have the time for it anymore. No trades, cash only.”

 
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1974 DJ-5 Greenville, TN $2500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

Could be worth a look.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2936720563060660/

“1974 DJ5 (Dispatch Jeep)..6 cylinder automatic..right hand drive ….It is a 2wd…. NOT 4WD. …runs great..$2500 obo ..located in Greeneville TN”

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1983 DJ-5 Prescott, AZ $800

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

Body appears solid, but will need a rebuilt tranny at the very least.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/763407877418461/

“Engine runs good, transmission is bad. Needs new brakes. RHD”

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1975 DJ-5 Chino, CA $3000

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

Looks in good shape. Needs battery.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/cto/d/chino-1975-postal-jeep/7020224346.html

“1975 Postal Jeep— new paint job, new glass and seals, new slide doors track bearings, nice seats. 232 six cylinder with automatic trans ran ok before we started paint job. Needs battery so won’t run right now. This was a project for dad that he didn’t finish. That’s up to you. Front windshield is new but not put in”

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1984 DJ-5 Auburn, ME $2200

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6 • TAGS: .

“Moose Patrol” jeep, lol.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1631877700281798/

“4 cyl 2.wd. auto..runs good ..needs love but great toy..right hand drive. Heat .lights .gages work..trades welcome”

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1973 DJ-5 Ice Cream Jeep Spanaway, WA $2000

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Sounds ready to roll.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/430254061249248/

“Must Sell! Need space in our garage! This ice cream jeep comes with the freezer and information to sell this upcoming Summer. Great condition. Come check it out. Easily can make a profit in a couple of weeks- business on wheels”

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1982 DJ-5 Tacoma, WA $2200

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

No mention of ice cream equipment, so this may just be a DJ-5 painted with a Seahawks theme.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/501442653747456/

“Seahawks style Ice cream truck. Classic Jeep. Rides great. Just needs new battery. Great time to get a ice cream truck so you will be ready for the season”

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1978 DJ-5F New Orleans, LA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5000.

John’s selling his DJ-5; Needs a more kid-seat friendly vehicle.

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“Selling my beautiful 1978 DJ-5F!
It has a straight 6 with 232 ci, 90 hp.
Along with this piece of American motor, you’ll get a set of 4 snow tires, a new battery, the Service Manual, cans of primer, and other miscellaneous bits. I have the original letter platform.

Work that has been done:
-Filters and fluids changed (air, oil, transmission)
-Brakes bled
-Cleaned carburetor
-New front turn signal assemblies installed
-Redone labels for thermometer
-Repaired fuel gauge
-Installed new windshield wiper pump
-Lubricated manual windows
-Lowered gas tank to allow for more rear storage

I have physical and electronic copies of the service manual. If you want to gander at the service manual, email me.

Has been my frequent driver, but times change. I am selling it, because there is no place to install a baby car seat and I have a 2 year old.

Only $5000 OBO!

(More pictures coming)”

 
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1982 DJ-5 Phoenix, AZ $2200

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

Markusz is selling this DJ-5. Looks in good shape.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2431132850543152/

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“1982 AM General DJ5 United States Postal Service Jeep. Right hand drive automatic jeep. Pretty decent gray paint job with Army Vinyl theme. Runs, drives and stops. Lights, horn and locks work. Custom rear bumper. All glass and glass seals in good shape. Does not overheat, 4 cylinder engine runs smooth and transmission shifts as it should. Newer carpet inside. Decent shape tires. Good emissions and clean title, notarized ready to transfer. $2200 obo. Could be a cool little offroad toy or rat rod project.”

 
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Photos of Navy DJ-5s

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Gayland shared these pics from an auction he won. They demonstrate that AM General targeted the Navy for DJ-5s, too.

Navy DJ5 drivers side Navy DJ5 dash Navy DJ5 engine Navy DJ5 rear drivers side Navy DJ5 rear passenger side

Navy DJ5 back cargo area

 
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1979 DJ-5 JeepRod Auburn, WA $3500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6, Jeep Rods

Dan spotted this modified DJ-5.

https://offerup.com/item/detail/727082754/?_branch_match_id=636002163807956657

“79 mail jeep rat rod runs drives all lights work no blinkers or gauges hooked up or trade for motorcycle. 318 v8 mopar”

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DJ-5 Military Photos

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6, Features, Old Images

Gayland won these images at an auction. Like yesterday’s brochure, these show what at least some of the Army’s DJ-5s looked like. He’s got some naval photo images he plans to share later.

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Army DJ5 driver side rear
Army DJ5 Rear

Army DJ5 Rear tire carrier open

Army DJ5 Rear cargo

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1975 DJ-5 Yuma, AZ $800

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

It’s supposed to run and drive.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/608918292936877/

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1976 DJ-5 Dassel, MN **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $800.

Runs, drives and stops.

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“1976 DJ-5 Postal Jeep
Starts right up, drives, and stops

It’s rough but could be a fun project for someone. I bought it with those intentions and then got bored with it.

Clean MN title”

 
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1969 DJ-5A Rio Rancho, NM $2000

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

Runs and drives.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1785457214890343/

“Jeep dj5a Runs, drives Message with any questions Not 4×4 Unknown mileage”

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1979 DJ-5 Wade, NC $1000

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

This might work well for someone. Thanks to Tom for spotting it.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2278803099114059/

“2 wheel drive, automatic transmission, old mail Jeep. Steering wheel on right hand side of jeep. NO TITLE. Jeep was cranked and ran a few years ago. Has been sitting for a few years.”

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2 DJ-5s Haines City, FL $600

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

Tom shared these.Not sure if they are both $600 or $600 each.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/314082149269171/

“I have 2 DJ5 Mail Jeeps …so right hand drive. They do need some rehab. 1 is a 6cyl..was running when parked. 1 4 cyl..engine is in parts. ..has rust on the body..do not waste my time. They are priced to scrap.”

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1972 DJ-5 Gatesville, TX $400

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

Gayland spotted this DJ for sale. If nothing else, looks like a good parts jeep.

https://killeen.craigslist.org/pts/6910983484.html

“I have a 1972 mail jeep has good body and motor minus the transmission has title from when I bought it would make a good project vehicle”

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1975 DJ-5 Russellville, TN **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1400.

Appears worth a look.

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“I have a 1975 U.S. Postal jeep for sale ( It is RIGHT HAND DRIVE ) . It runs and drives but still needs work. I was going to Rat Rod it But I found out he frame is not wide enough for the motor I want to use. It has all new brakes, wheel cly, lines and master cly, All new tie rod ends,steering knuckle, and steering stabilizer. The Fuel tank has been cleaned and coated and a new fuel pump installed.”

 
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Mail Jeep JeepRod Hopkinsville, KY $6500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6, Jeep Rods

This includes a boat from a kiddie-boat ride (pics on fb), but I’m not sure why?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/974836126045841/

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“1972 keep dj-5,postal jeep.rat rodded out,origional 258 straight six runs great,auto trans.jeep dj- rear drim rear end,with custom built frame,63 ford econoline front suspension drum brakes.custom luggage rack,dually rear end.also included is a 60s kiddie boat ride mounted on a single jet ski trailer.1979 ford port hole windows.body stretched 16 inches.”

 
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1975 DJ-5 Pleasant Grove, UT $1000

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

Might be worth a look. Needs work.

https://www.ksl.com/auto/listing/5009693?ad_cid=6

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“Its a 1975 Jeep DJ series. It’s 2 wheel drive. It has a straight 6 (232ci 3.8L) and a automatic (a727) transmission. It’s right hand drive. it needs work. It’s a project. The battery is new. The front brakes are new. I replaced the transmission pan gasket on the transmission but it still leaks.

To get it at least in good driving condition, the transmission needs to be addressed to stop the leak. The brake system needs a flush. Tires should be replaced. The brake pedal itself needs new bushings. It needs some lights replaced. That’s the stuff that would get it on the road. After that I would check to make sure the alternator is good. Replace the fluids and do a good tune up. It’s does come with a new kick-down cable and bracket, as well as a new throttle cable. It also comes with a tow bar.”

 

 
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1960? DJ-5 Rockaway, NJ $2900

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

UPDATE: Still Available.

(03/30/2019) Now I’m hungry for a hot dog. My favorite “hot dog” jeep was this surrey with a hot dog setup, also out of New Jersey.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/706310859771268/

“Benny’s got dog truck great Little business or event truck”

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1976 DJ-5 Deep River, IA **Status Unknown**

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UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $1500.

This might be a Safari-Kar build, though I can’t tell for sure.

“Great running custom Jeep. This is an ex postal Jeep (right hand drive) rebuilt and converted to look like a CJ. Inline 6 cylinder, auto trans (drips a little fluid), 2 wd. Solid frame and body(minimal rust), oversized tires (weather cracks), no top, no doors, what you see is what you get. It’s dependable and it’s also 43 years old. It was completely rebuilt 10+ years ago. No trades, cash only. Will not reply to “still for sale” send a number to call or text. Too many scammers out there.”

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Anyone Recognize this DJ-5

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UPDATE: Eric is trying to learn more history about this DJ-5. It is currently has a Harley theme, but previously was blue and white. It has a 350 Chevy small block with a 350 turbo transmission. 

 

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