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1973 DJ-5 Baltimore County, MD $7900

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UPDATE: Still Available

(07/04/2014) Here’s an interestingly modified DJ-5.

1973 custom postal mail jeep street-rod, very cool, one of a kind, 350 small block Chevy, 350 turbo trans, 4in chopped top, new paint, all new gauges. Might Trade ??”

http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/mld/cto/4811813388.html

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1982 DJ-5 Louisburg, NC $2250

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

Looks mail-ready.

“Mail Jeep Right Hand Drive
82,700 actual miles, never tripped
2 wheel drive 3 speed auto 4 cylinder.
7000 on new used motor new brakes, new radiator, Carburetor, Master cylinder and each wheel cylinders are new. New starter, battery is a year old. Trans does leak a bit. uses no oil.
All lights work. Parking brake works.
50% tires or more
GREAT STARTER FOR RURAL CARRIER SUB. TO GET GOING ON A ROUTE. ”

http://raleigh.craigslist.org/cto/4805156026.html

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Safari-Kar International DJ-5 Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, DJ-5 & DJ-6, Features

Thanks to Gayland for sharing this brochure and much more. I’ve got to go through the rest and figure out a good way to share some info, but I thought this was worthy of it’s own post.

Safari-kar international brochure

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1971 DJ-5 Boonville, IL $3000

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Looks in good shape.

“1971 AM General Jeep DJ-5. Right hand drive. Lots of new parts, runs and drives good, good tires. Very cool antique or works as a postal vehicle (I drove it on rural route for approximately 3 months).”

http://evansville.craigslist.org/atq/4802060841.html

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Safari Kar International’s DJ-5 Mods

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I found a DJ-5 for sale (see below) that had a Safari-Kar data plate. I did some research to learn more about these vehicles.

Safari-Kar International was a company from Woodruff Avenue in San Bernardino, California, that purchased, restored, and resold postal jeeps. It was launched in 1993. Don’t confuse it with a weird car by the same name called the SafariKar.

As best as I can learn, the company sold remanufactured DJs and two different kits. One to swap the steering and chop and modify the back half and another for soft top kits. At their height they remanufactured around 30 jeeps a month. They also signed up twelve independent manufactures.

By 1995 the company ran into a legal problem. They were reselling the vehicles with a new odometer as a modern vehicle. But, by doing so the law dictated the ‘kars’ had to meet modern safety regulations. (you can read an entire article about the company in a 1995 article from Automotive news (also archived at the bottom of this page).

Four Wheeler Magazine may have reported on this modification in a 1993-1994 article, but I have yet to confirm that. They did reference a DJ in a later Cheap Jeep article, but with no mention of a soft top.

Here are a few links:

Here is one Safari-Kar for sale: 1995 DJ-5 Safari-Kar Jeep Flower Mound, TX $6500.

http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/cto/4760795466.html

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AMC 1976 CLASSIC JEEP
Up for sale is a one of a kind classic 1976 Jeep
Year: 1976
Transmission: Auto
Model: Safari
Price: $5,000 firm Will not take a penny less was asking $6,000 reduced for quick sale .
If not sold by this weekend will be trading for a small cabin.
Miles: ONLY 28,000 on rebuilt motor
Rebuilt transmission
Clear Texas title
Continue reading

 
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1978 DJ-5 Columbiana, AL $1000

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

No pics provided.

“Call for more info Right hand drive Mostly rebuilt Postal service truck”

http://reno.craigslist.org/cto/4767708343.html

 

 
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1978 DJ-5 Reno, NV $1800

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

UPDATE: Price dropped to $1800.

(11/19/2014) Runs and drives.

“This is a rare Dj5 mail jeep with a AMC 232 and 727-TF tranny.
Truck runs real well, everything is original and in good condition with some rust but it has a ton of potential.  I am just putting it out there to see what I can get.”

http://reno.craigslist.org/cto/4767708343.html

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1973 DJ-5 Jefferson County, TN $1950

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

Looks like a good price.

“is a 1973 postal jeep, has been painted awhile back, new strips, 6 cy;., auto, all lights work, all gauges, gas hand work, runs great, drives good, fair tires, can drive for everyday driver, hard to find one in good shape, asking 1950.00 or may trade some on a car hauler trailer with a title or truck or tractor”

http://knoxville.craigslist.org/cto/4776439217.html

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1975 DJ-5 Davenport, IA $1749

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

Runs and drives.

“1975 DJ5 MAIL JEEP. IT RUNS AND DRIVES, AND SHIFTS THROUGH ALL THE GEARS. IT HAS THE 4.2 INLINE FACTORY SIX CYLINDER ENGINE. IT DOES HAVE A WORKING AFTERMARKET CD PLAYER INSTALLED BY THE PREVIOUS OWNER. SINCE I HAVE OWNED IT I HAVE INSTALLED NEW SHOCKS, CHANGED THE OIL, REBUILT THE CARBEURATOR, AND FIXED THE REAR BRAKES ON IT. THE BODY IS IN NEED OF RESTORATION, IT WILL MAKE A GREAT PROJECT FOR SOMEONE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS YOU CAN CALL”

http://quadcities.craigslist.org/cto/4781094958.html

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1978 DJ-5 Alexander, AR $1200

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

Needs brakes, but it runs.

“1978 Mail Jeep, runs, needs brake work, good solid body, 4 cylinder, automatic, right-hand drive. Have good title. Cash only.”

http://littlerock.craigslist.org/cto/4774164500.html

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1975 DJ-5 Lookout Valley, TN $1000

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

No pics provided.

“i have a 75 mail jeep right hand drive. it runs when pouring gas down carb but needs a fuel pump or something i will continue to tinker with it just seeing if any interest in it.the frame is in great shape no rust. the tub is good in the back but the front floor boards are rusty.bill of sale but old enough to get title. ”

http://chattanooga.craigslist.org/cto/4774488161.html

 
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1982 DJ-5 Newberg, OR **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

UPDATE: Status Unknown. Was $1750.

Looks like a good price.

“For sale 82 AM Mail jeep .
4 cil, miles 292954.
automatic
$1,750 O.B.O.”

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1977 DJ-5 Lake City, FL $1500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

I assume it runs?

“1977 mail jeep. Rebuilt transmission. I don’t know the miles and yes it has rust. I used it on a mail route but I bought something newer so I have no need for it. 1,500
Title in hand”

http://lakecity.craigslist.org/cto/4773986220.html

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1973 DJ-5 (Left-handed) Hialeah, FL $1500

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This DJ-5 is left-handed.

“This amazing jeep its a 73 willy has 4 new tires, radio, sliding door, clean title,
Runs great, 6 cylinder.”

http://miami.craigslist.org/mdc/wan/4764492670.html

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1973 DJ-5 Westpoint, VA $1200

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

Runs.

“1973 mail jeep dj5 6cyl auto. The jeep runs good, but going to need some work. Has all new break shoes and wheels. I have bought kits they just need to be adjusted and bled. Great deal and fair price $1200 cash. Easy to restore or resell at this price.”

http://richmond.craigslist.org/cto/4762073103.html

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1974 DJ-5 Palm Coast, FL $2000

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

UPDATE: Price dropped to $2000. 

1974 Fiberglas US mail jeep runs good. Tires are fair. Has a shelf to hold mail. Front brake lines replaced and working, but will need four wheel brake cylinders. The running gear is good. $3,500 cash only”

http://daytona.craigslist.org/cto/4758706042.html

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1977 DJ-5 High Springs, FL No Price

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

Runs.

“1977 mail jeep. Rebuilt transmission, plenty of new parts.”

http://gainesville.craigslist.org/cto/4754094503.html

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1975 DJ-5 Juneau, AK $2800

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Here’s a good looking DJ for sale.

“1975 DJ5 Jeep, in good running condition. It was painted an army green 2-3 years ago, mechanically very well maintained. Has stock engine straight 6 and automatic 3 speed trans.”

http://alaskaslist.com/1/posts/10_Transportation/112_Classics_Racing/385238_1975_Jeep_DJ5.html

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1976 DJ-5 Wilkesboro, NC $1800

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

Look solid.

“76 Postal Jeep DJ5. Runs good. I was going to fix it up but I haven’t got time for another vehicle.”

http://winstonsalem.craigslist.org/for/4748850618.html

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1983 DJ-5 Calhoun, GA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: Was $1600. **SOLD**

Looks in good condition. No description.

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1975 DJ-5 Vilonia, AR $2500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

Seller will consider trade.

“Excellent condition, runs and shifts out great! New brakes, ignition box, cap, rotor, plugs and wires, Very straight body with only a tiny bit of rust. Clean inside, has some sort of late model seats installed before I got it. Very comfy and have been moved back for more leg room. I drive this jeep around here almost daily, and have driven it on a 4 hour round trip recently, with no issues. Everything works with the exception of the gas gauge. all lights, wipers, blower, speedo, even the dome light! drives as good as to be expected from a 40 year old jeep. Has a little slack in te steering, but very drivable. All glass is good, but windshield has a foggy “halo” around edges. Runs 55-60 with no problem. Has AMC 6cyl, and torque flite 727 trans. Asking $2500, but would trade for a decent 95 up S10 or 1998-2001 Nissan Frontier.”

http://littlerock.craigslist.org/cto/4747856396.html

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1972 DJ-5 Portland, OR $1600

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

It runs and drives.

“1972 Postal Jeep / AM General 6cyl / Muncie 3spd Auto / 2wd / Right Hand Drive / Run’s & Drives Good / Overall in Good Condition (no major rust issues’s) / Clean Title / Good Tag’s / $1600 OBO”

http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/for/4744124806.html

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1974 DJ-5 Bakersfield, CA $1500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

Looks like a good price.

“1974 RIGHT HAND STEER JEEP,6CLY,AUTOMATIC,RUN GOOD FUN TOO DRIVE NEED TLC$1500…..ARE TRADE FOR…?”

http://bakersfield.craigslist.org/for/4742125919.html

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1984 DJ-5 Grand Rapids, MI $1500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

UPDATE: Still Available

(10/04/2014) Runs and drives.

POSTAL MAIL JEEP DJ 5 AM GENERAL RIGHT HAND DRIVE JEEP!
4 cylinder
AUTOMATIC
DOES RUN AND DRIVE. FEW MIRROS ISSUES. FLOAT BOWL NEEDLE SICKS NOT ALLOWING FUEL IN.. TRANS LINE HAS LEAK THAT SOME NEW HOSE WILL FIX. “

http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/cto/4696914219.html

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1976 DJ-5 Greenville, MI $1500

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UPDATE: Still Available

(10/20/2014) Looks like a good price.

“76 run and drives needs carb. rebuilt everthing works active delivery car with good brakes and tires fresh paint call text ”

http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/cto/4721636330.html

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