DJ-5 & DJ-6 Research Archives

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1978 DJ-5 Henderson, NV **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

UPDATE: Was $2900. **SOLD**

Set up with two seats rather than a mail shelf.

“1978 old mail jeep gj5 runs good rebuilt engine
transmicin and new braker is fany jeep
clean title nv 6 cilinder in lane”

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1971 DJ-5 Maricopa, CA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1700

Looks in good shape.

“1971 Jeep DJ-5 2WD w/ locking diff, right hand drive, inline 6 cylinder, automatic transmission.
Jeep runs good and is in good shape but reverse is out in transmission (rebuild kit est. $240+ labor).

This jeep has good paint and interior, needs a little TLC to finish. Fits in most toy haulers would be fun at the beach to use to and from campground and a cruiser around town.
$1700 O.B.O CASH in person only NO PAYPAL and I Will Not Ship Anywhere!

Current DMV non-op VIN# 8511012577”

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1977 DJ-5 Ingleside, TX **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3900.

“For Sale is my awesome 1977 Jeep DJ-5. I hate to sell it, but I dont drive it enough to justify keeping it anymore. These jeeps are getting really hard to find. They have a cool hard top, sliding doors, and swing out rear door. This one is even more rare because it has the best engine combo that was available for these jeeps: Legendary AMC 232 In-Line 6 cylinder engine and the 727 torqueflight automatic transmission. Engine runs great and transmission shifts smooth. Even the “fun” features work (wipers, horn, lights, etc.) This thing is awesome all around. 3″ Lift. New knobby tires. No rust. Ready to cruise around town.”

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1977 DJ-5 Johnson City, TN **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

Runs and drives.

“1977 Mail Jeep 6 cyld. Automatic Trans. Runs & Drives Great
Good Heat, Lots of New Parts Good Tires ,Doors all lock,”

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1976 DJ-5 Fort Myers, FL **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $800.

It’s supposed to run.

“1976 Postal Jeep Right Hand Drive.
Good Motor
Good Transmission
Needs Body Work Will Run With Fresh Gas And A Battery
$ 800 cash”

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1976 DJ-5 Nashville, TN **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

UPDATE: Was $2500. **SOLD**

(12/24/2014) Ready for mail delivery.

“1976 mail jeep in very good condition! ”

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1971 DJ-5 Fort Gibsom, OK $750

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

Needs motor, but appears solid.

“1971 dj5 dispatch jeep good shape very little rust needs motor $750 call or text richie for info”

http://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/cto/4857161903.html

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1974 DJ-5 Atlanta, GA $2000

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

No pics provided.

“1974 mail jeep right hand drive was going paint and fix got some done motor runs good trans leaks alittle needs some wireing done just got to many projects i traded on job”

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/cto/4855991262.html

 
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1972 DJ-5 McNeal, AZ $1500

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

UPDATE: Price dropped to $1500.

(06/18/2014) It runs.

1972 dj 5 mail jeep runs great needs a little work rebuilt 4 cilender moter clean title”

http://sierravista.craigslist.org/cto/4848483128.html

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1974 DJ-5 Indianapolis, IN **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2200.

(12/28/2014) This is a left-hand drive dispatcher.

“1974 Jeep DJ5C Postmaster’s Jeep rare originally equipped Left-hand drive . 232 straight six engine and automatic transmission. Rebuilt carburetor, new king pins, brand new tires.”

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1974 DJ-5 Austin, TX **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was listed at $3200.

“I am selling my 1974 Right Hand Drive DJ5 Jeep. I bought it to deliver mail but never got to use it as my route assignment got changed. It drives like a champ! It is automatic transmission with manual steering. It has a brand new engine (6 cyl AMC 232) and transmission(727-TF). The body has a little surface rust but nothing is rusted through. It has a spare tire and several other extra parts that were given to me when I bought it. Like a brand new in the box set of brake shoes. It has good tires! I have a clear title. It is Texas registered and inspected thru March 2015. It has a radio and speakers. Seat is in good shape with no holes or tears and comes with a mail tray that you could remove and replace with a passenger seat.”

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1984 DJ-5 Grand Rapids, MI **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

(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. “

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1975 CJ-5 Vincennes, IN **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000.

Runs, drives and stops, but no title. Now a 4×4.

“Used Mail Jeep, 75′ DJ5D.
Would make a great RAt-ROd, mud buggy or use for getting around the farm. Way cheaper than a side-by-side.
Sold for Parts/project only, No title, but Bill of Sale.
Converted to 4×4. Lock-outs in hubs.
Chevy 305, Holley Carburetor. AT. Heat works well.
Runs well. Drives, stops.
Started project but need to move on to other things.
2000 firm.
5 new General Grabber tires. Less than 100 miles on them. (800$ in tires alone)
Numerous spare parts.
Cash only please, bring your flatbed.”

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1972 DJ-5 Junction City, OR **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1200.

Looks like a great price.

“Right Hand Drive 1972 Jeep DJ5 232cu.in. (3.8L) straight six engine runs strong. New steering gear box, steering dampner, tie rod ends, rebuilt carb. Comes with mail tray, this Jeep is route ready. Any REASONABLE offer will be considered. Serious inquiries only please!”

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1983 DJ-5 Huntsville, AL **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

Runs and drives.

“I have a 1983 DJ5 Mail Jeep that I got in trade for sale. It has the 2.5 GM 4cyl automatic 2wd. It is Right Hand Drive. It runs and drives, has decent tires. I have the mail tray but it is not bolted in. This vehicle was being used to deliver mail until about a year ago. Could be used on mail route, farm, made into a cool 4wd or a rat/hot rod. I have read that the 4×4 running gear from a CJ5 is a bolt in and that the frame on the DJ is actually stronger than the CJ frame. I am asking $1500 cash obo. I will negotiate lower price in person and your best deal will be showing me cash. I will consider trades. Call or text only between 7am and 10pm only please. I attached a couple of pictures of what people have done with these.”

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1984 DJ-5 Cortez, CO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1250.

Runs and drives, but has a few issues.

“This DJ-5 runs and has fairly good tires. The body is in fair shape for its age, with normal wear and tear, like some dents, minor rust, mail box scratches, etc. Comes with mail tray. Fairly new battery.

It needs some work (uses about a quart oil/day; cooling system has small water leak – maybe hose, not sure; brakes pull to one side – maybe just needs bleeding, or new master cylinder, not sure; windshield is cracked; left-side rear window popped out – can easily be fixed; transmission sometimes jumps out of gear – don’t think it’s serious, probably a simple linkage fix, but not sure). [The pics are from a few months ago – more recent photos available on request]”

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1982 DJ-5 Louisburg, NC **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2250.

“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. ”

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Safari-Kar International DJ-5 Brochure

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

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.

Note: Another firm started up about the same time as Safari-Kar on the east coast.

Safari-kar international brochure

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1971 DJ-5 Boonville, IL **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3000.

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).”

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Safari Kar International’s DJ-5 Mods

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6 • TAGS: , .

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 Reno, NV **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $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.”

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1973 DJ-5 Jefferson County, TN **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

UPDATE: Was $1950 **SOLD**

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”

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1975 DJ-5 Davenport, IA **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: DJ-5 & DJ-6

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1749

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”

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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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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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