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wood 07-06-2009 09:49 PM

My Dad's DJ3a(the jeep I grew up in)
 
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Ceg_ 07-06-2009 10:37 PM

Wow nice. I would like to see more for sure.

EagleMark 07-07-2009 11:29 AM

So the DJ3a is a two wheel drive?

First photo looks like something from Cuba to transport tourists. I like it.

Art Waugh 07-07-2009 02:08 PM

Yep most all of the DJ's (refered to as "dispatcher jeep") were 2wd, mostly for the postal routes. I have heard of a few 4wd units, but not positive for sure how true it was. Would not doubt it as jeep did a lot of one-offs and custom stuff.. The first picture was the "surry" Generally used for transporting guests at the big fancy resorts and hotels back then. Even available in what would now be refered to as hot pink.

EagleMark 07-07-2009 02:41 PM

I have seen a CJ 10 which was simalar to a CJ 5 but longer and had duel rear wheels and was used as a tug for airplanes.

wood 07-07-2009 07:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Art Waugh (Post 4969)
Yep most all of the DJ's (refered to as "dispatcher jeep") were 2wd, mostly for the postal routes. I have heard of a few 4wd units, but not positive for sure how true it was. Would not doubt it as jeep did a lot of one-offs and custom stuff.. The first picture was the "surry" Generally used for transporting guests at the big fancy resorts and hotels back then. Even available in what would now be refered to as hot pink.


Yea his was the turquoise but I think they came in pink and blue also I think we still have the hub caps floating around somewhere.

Art Waugh 07-08-2009 11:56 AM

Have seen the Tonka version in pink, turq. and blue. Go for a pretty penny if they are in decent condition.

The CJ10's pop up at Gov't auctions. Decent running gear in 'em, use a 208 case locked down in low range. Some of the guys on the fullsize jeep board are working on project rigs using them as a base. Watch the auction site for Fairchild AFB, might pick one up cheap if that is your thing.

JeepNirvana 07-22-2009 06:41 PM

How did I miss this thread?

Great stuff. :privateeyes:

thmpr 03-04-2010 03:52 PM

my dad an I are curently in the precess of rebuilding a 56 dj3a. this one was 4-wheel drive (converted by some "good ol boys") when we got it. the only difference between it and a regular 3a was it has no tailgate.

Mark


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