Ben Graves, the madman behind this build, is taking this truck to another level entirely. Having trouble sourcing suspension bits for the original Hijet chassis that suited his needs, he instead modified a Jeep DJ5 chassis and shortened a Dana 44 to fit the narrow chassis. Since this thing is very short (118 inches total length) and it’s a mid-engine setup, Ben decided to go direct drive with this thing! He modified a Saginaw 3-speed bellhousing to fit between the rear and the engine. Reverse is handled by a modified golf cart starter/generator and a pulley hooked up to the rear. The build is coming along well, and he’s hoping to drive it on its maiden voyage as soon as this weekend.
The frame is a modified Jeep DJ5 frame. It has been narrowed as well as shortened to fit under the truck. And I thought Postal Jeeps were small!
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“Selling a 1972 Jeep DJ5 for a friend. Runs and drives. $800. Has a new battery, new starter, and new starter solenoid.
Cab heater works
Block heater works
6 cylinder moto”