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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-27-2000, 08:21 AM
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Mail delivery Jeeps

I was just curious if It would be a wise move to purchase a old mail jeep for $800. There is a man at the post office by my house is selling a couple. I want to haul ass and get nutty with the beast. maybe get a roll over or two? I am so excited if I can get hold of one. Are they pretty reliable , well I really don't care but would be nice to know. Rock on!!!

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If you can get them for $800 it would be a VERY wise move. You can easily resell a servicable DJ-5 for $1500 and up. I'd check the facts first. Unless there has been a very rescent change, the USPS does not sell DJ's, they destroy them. As for hauling ass in the beast, you must have them confused with something else. They will, however, roll over quite easily if that's what you are looking for. I'd take out the mail tray first if you like your ribs.

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Yeah Gary your right, they are not right from the post office but the guy selling them says they were old mail jeeps. They have Windstar vans where I live. But i think i will try to get one after all the price seems right and you say thats a pretty good deal. Why won't they smoke the tires?? I think they look like a blast and can't wait to rip on the throttle.

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Most of these little jeeps had a 4 cyl engine except for the 232 AMC's found in the 70's models. The 232's only had a one barrel carb so it really wasn't made for performance. It was intended for the 20 yard crawl with the occasional 100 yard dash. My wife does 2 postal routes, one is 40 miles, the other 58. They both have about 600 stops and take 4-4.5 hours to complete. That's what these little workhorses were made for. They are very simple to maintain and dependable, but fast and nimble they aren't. If these are right hand drive posties and in good shape I'd buy all this guy has, keep one and put the other up for sale at www.postaljeep.com for a couple thousand bucks. There is a real demand for DJ's among the rural carrier crowd.

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i have thought it would be fun to build one of these. i saw 2 for $600 earlier this year. for someone who wanted to build a true trail beater i think they would be a good platform for the price. i personally think that they are ugly but that is what would make it cool. imagine a postal on 35 swampers with wide axles and a v8!

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I've got a Postal Jeep, and have had a few people from the Postal Jeep board ask me when I will get it running smooth and new floorboards put in because they want to buy it for $1000-1500! Imagine, getting out of a vehichle as much as you put in it! I'm sick of tinkering with it now though, so it's going into the shop so that it will (hopefully) be running and driving like a champ to go to Ocala for the Labor Day weekend. (If it gives me too much trouble I've got the 258 in my Wrangler that will drop right in [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img])

They don't drive fast very well though. Sure, with a tiny, leightwieght vehihcle and a 3.8L I-6 you can do 90-100mph (well tuned, of course), but it would take someone with balls bigger than their brains to do it. From what I've heard, 60 is about the highest relatively safe speed you can maintain in these rigs.

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Re: Mail delivery Jeeps

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Double check before you try and drop in that 258.
(Some of?) the earlier DJ (early '70s) I-6 AMC blocks have a 14-1/2" wide bellhousing (alignment ear measurment) and the later 232/258 blocks are 15-1/2".
I learned this the hard way and have one of these early 232 blocks sitting in my warehouse.
If you can find the matching bellhousing you can mate a GM/ Borg-Warner T-10 four speed tranny to one according to 'Parts Mike' Monahan.

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