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Old 29th November 2008, 22:11   #1
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I'm told that this is a 1948/49 Jeep Despatcher, original RHD, two wheel drive, has a side valve engine.Did they make RHD jeeps?? Were these made for the U.S.Postal Dept?? The rims and tyres don't look right.Can any of the Jeep enthusiasts provide some info...
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Old 30th November 2008, 00:03   #2
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"Were these made for the U.S.Postal Dept?? "

I dont know much about anything on 4 wheels but then why would the postal department jeeps need gun holders and blackout lights?
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'can't say about the rims but tyres I suspect are Amby ones! Nevertheless, nice jeep!
'wish I was able to buy one of these back in the days when they sold for peanuts!
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That's a strange looking I-beam front axle. I haven't seen any thing like that in a 2wd Jeep.
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Yup! That is an original RHD, 2wd dispatcher, mostly used by the postal department. Good find! More details here!
The Dispatcher Jeeps on The CJ-3B Page
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I was told once that Postal department vehicles in the US were RHD to ease pick up and drop off at the mail boxes.
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Im still baffled bout the gun holder n blackout lights.
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It's a military despatch Jeep, right? So Gun holder and black out lights are supposed to be there
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Many thanks guys !! Too many converted low bonnet jeeps in the market, so I just wanted to check with the experts.I'm told low bonnet conversion is a cottage industry in Pollachi and they do a pretty good job.
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the wheels look like amby wheels. my point is the CJ2A was the successor of the MB/GPW & the predecessor of the CJ3B, so why is the wheel difference??
also the gear stick is from the amby & the horn button stalk is different.
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the wheels look like amby wheels.
They are by no means Amby wheels!
The lug nuts are only 4 in number on each rim, whereas Amby has 5. Plus Amby rims have just a few studs for mounting the wheelcaps, and not a whole "lip" within the rims unlike these.
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They are by no means Amby wheels!
The lug nuts are only 4 in number on each rim, whereas Amby has 5. Plus Amby rims have just a few studs for mounting the wheelcaps, and not a whole "lip" within the rims unlike these.
whoops, whoops..i really missed that out. you are right, amby wheels do have 5 nuts & a different kind of a centre hub.
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Yup! That is an original RHD, 2wd dispatcher, mostly used by the postal department.
Jyobeb,
I think the DJ3A dispatch jeep did not come in right hand drive.
I believe right hand drive dispatch jeeps started with the
DJ5/DJ5A.
Nonetheless, a rare find indeed....
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Jyobeb,
I think the DJ3A dispatch jeep did not come in right hand drive.
I believe right hand drive dispatch jeeps started with the
DJ5/DJ5A.
Nonetheless, a rare find indeed....
Cheers
that's not a CJ3A, that's a CJ2A. please see the winshield. also the DJ5/5A were wagon type dispatchers not open types like this one.

see these links-CJ2A Owners and Photos on the CJ2A Page

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that's not a CJ3A, that's a CJ2A. please see the winshield. also the DJ5/5A were wagon type dispatchers not open types like this one.

see these links-CJ2A Owners and Photos on the CJ2A Page

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Amit V8,
I did not say it is a CJ3A, In fact i did not even say its a DJ3A.(Please refer to my post)
I just mentioned that DJ3A's did not come in right hand drive.

And there were no DJ2A's, if that's what you mean.

If this jeep is indeed a dispatch jeep then the windscreen frame on the jeep
pictures provided by sunilgee is wrong for the jeep, it should have a CJ3A type single windscreen frame.

The DJ3A's also came with in convertible as well as hardtop versions.
Also, the DJ3A's were not solely meant for postal duties
but were a more like multi-utility delivery vehicles.

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