1978 U S Navy Jeep Dispatcher 100

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  1. Jul 22, 2016
    ojgrsoi

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    More from the FWIW Dept.

    I found these photos of what appears to be another U S Navy DJ. It appears to be LHD, has tow hooks and the headlight guards. The bull nose and lack of cutouts in the body for the rear tires leads me to believe it is an early 6 cylinder DJ5B. No location available on this DJ.

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  2. Jul 22, 2016
    a42pb

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    Dj jeeps are awesome! You get a very nice storage shed with 3 doors so you can store your "treasure" great yard art and plenty of good parts when you need. If I had the space I would accumulate as many as possible.1975 AM General mail Jeep military imitation.
     
  3. Nov 2, 2016
    ojgrsoi

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    I am working on a new data plate. Interesting that the original dataplate does not say AM General like the VIN tag does.
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    This is what I made up as a sample. Not exactly perfect but will work for me.
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    This is the auxiliary data plate that has mechanical data but it is in worse shape than the NOMENCLATURE plate. Unless I find another sample I probably cannot reproduce it.

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  4. Nov 6, 2016
    termin8ed

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    Theres somenone that makes new vin and data plates for jeeps. Any chance they do these too? Cant remember the site but the vin tag i got was really nice
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    Think this is it
     
  5. Mar 4, 2017
    ojgrsoi

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    I commented earlier that I would write up something on the Black Mountain seats I purchased. Having a gray jeep I decided on gray seats. I picked them up at Collins Brother's Jeep in Wylie. The seats are basic plain Jane, non-reclining seats that are working out well. The seat frame came pre -threaded for mounting on 76 and up seat brackets. The threaded holes were slightly off for the standard DJ seat mount . I used self tapping screws to mount the driver seat tracks to the seat frame and then the whole assembly to the mounting bracket. The driver's side was easy. The passenger side was a little more difficult. Once I mounted the tilt frame to the seat I thought I was on easy street. The problem that arose is that it sort of tweaked the seat frame. Remounting it to the factory holes took some persuasion but I got it done.

    The fabric is vinyl and time will tell how much abuse it will take. It has a texture to the vinyl that feels similar to the shark skin seat covers i have seen. Overall I am satisfied with the product.
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  6. Mar 4, 2017
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    Today I was showing my grandson what a pop rivet tool and rivets were. We mounted the original data plates back on the dash and added the reproduction decal of the data plate. He didn't really get the concept of the data plate but he sure liked counting down the "squeezes" until the tool popped.

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  7. Mar 5, 2017
    Twin2

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    it's amazing how new seats make the project (y) look so much better
     
  8. Mar 22, 2017
    1957Willys

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    I've always liked the old DJ series jeeps. I personally want a DJ3A. The last one I looked at was to rough and the seller wanted more than it was worth. I have heard there were DJ6 jeeps available
     
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