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Welcome to Hot Sixty 4th in which I show off my DLM 1/64 and smaller and sometimes larger collections. On my 208th post is a classic 1971 Jeep DJ-5 by Greenlight.
Greenlight has so far used the US Postal Service logo on several of their castings and this new tooling on a classic Jeep DJ (also known as the Dispatcher) replicates the actual vehicle specially made for the USPS.
This model is based on a two-wheel-drive variant of the four-wheel drive CJ series. Production started in 1955 by Willys, which was renamed Kaiser Jeep in 1963. In 1970, American Motors (AMC) purchased Kaiser’s money-losing Jeep operations and established AM General, a wholly owned subsidiary that built the DJ through 1983.
The Jeep DJ (or Dispatcher Jeep) featured a sliding door and right-hand drive steering to make delivering mail easier for postal workers
The printed USPS logo is crystal clear. This is a Hobby Exclusive so this may only be available at your local or online hobby dealer.
Here is a 1:1 of the actual Jeep that I borrowed from the Jalopnik website. As you can see the model almost matches the actual vehicle with the exception of the missing right and extended left side mirrors which is ok by me as it would have been very fragile if included on a small casting.
I definitely commend GL for creating a near accurate replica.