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1976 Jeep DJ5 Right hand Drive Electric Jeep Postal Jeep DJ5E

1976 Jeep DJ5E

Make: Jeep
Model: DJ5E
SubModel: Dispatch Jeep
Type: 2 dr
Year: 1976
Mileage: 3,300
VIN: DJ5E400005
Color: Orange and White
Engine: none its electric
Cylinders: None its electric
Fuel: Electric
Drive type: Right hand
Interior color: black
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Grove City, Ohio, United States
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Description for Jeep DJ5E 1976

This is a complete Frame off restoration of frame and body.That's the way Glen who sold this to me describes his restored Jeep®Electruck, or DJ-5E. This isperhaps one of last surviving modelof the 352 manufactured, one of five sold to Canada Post. The 1976 factory original electric postal truck was found by Glen in a farmers field in Ontario Canada. The restored Electruck weighs nearly twice the weight of a gas-powered Jeep DJ-5 because of the heavy lead-acid batteries. Interestingly there was arecallon the 1975 model. Back in the '70s (when the Big 3 were really the Big 4), American Motors flirted a bit withelectric vehicles. Perhaps their greatest successes came from theJeepside of the ailing brand. Known internally as the DJ-5E and to the outside world as the Electruck, the E-Jeep used a 20-horsepower compound wind DC Motor made by Gould. That same company provided the batteries, an odd set of two 27 volt lead-acids which were later replaced by the Postal Service with Eagle-Picher batteries. Capable of hitting 40 miles per hour for up to 29 miles, the USPS got plenty of use out of the three-dooredEVs.
Over three-hundred-fifty electric Jeeps were sold to the U.S. Postal Service along with five sent across the border toCanada. Out of those five, only one is known to still exist and it has beenlovingly restoredby its former owner. Actually this statement is no longer true, as another neighbor from Canada has piped up and claimed one of the two. I have their contract information.
AMC worked withGouldon a 20-horsepower compoundwind DC Motor and two 27 volt batteries for a total of 54 volts. The vehicles were capable of attaining 4o mph for up to 29 miles. The United States Postal Service (USPS) ran aRoute Profile Analysisto determine suitability of electric postal delivery vehicles and it was favorable.
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I bought this car in 2011 with odometer of 3300 miles. I don't think I have put 15 miles on it. I had a collection of six postal jeep and this was my favorite and I mostly drove it in my backyard with my six year old boyfriend... who loved driving it.
It needs new batteries or the batteries reconditioned. I do not know how to do it. You will not find a cleaner more perfect car, I will try and get more photos yet tonight. I have stored it in a building away from my house and I thought the batteries would hold up this long but they did not. Someone who knows golf carts or fork lifts will know the secrets.. The only thing I put on this car is dust. I have some other goodies including a postal hat and bag, a big poster explaining it and some other information on the motor and wiring.
Truly a conversation piece, great for Florida or retirement living, if you deliver plastic bags this is the bomb. Sorry I won't deliver, and I live in Central Ohio.Write with questions I will answer what I can.. It is a clear OHIO title now even though the baby was reborn in Canada.. hey
see my other listing232493065830Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing.