Street-Legal 1983 Postal Jeep Powered By Twin Small Block Chevy 350s
If only this 1983 Postal Jeep was delivering those packages this holiday season. Haulin’ the mail with a double meaning.
Found on Jalopnik, this one-of-a-kind Jeep is powered by twin small block 350s, both rebuilt, and shifted through the gears by a Chevy TH-400 automatic transmission. Stopping power is provided by power disk brakes on the front and drum brakes on the rear.
The frame has been custom-built out of steel tube (2x6x3/16) as well as the powertrain subframe (2x4x1/8). Both engines along with the transmission are hard-mounted to the subframe which are rubber-mounted to the mainframe. Suspension in the front features a transverse leaf spring I-beam axle out of a 1955 Ford, and the rear axle is from a 1993 Jeep XJ and features a traditional twin leaf spring setup. A set of doors are also available but not completed. The car has only been driven in nice weather, and the seller noted that driving without is nice, and you stay nice and safe with 3-point seatbelts.
Some additional specs on the car from the eBay listing include mid-90s Ford power rack and pinion, 35-inch all-terrain tires with matching aluminum wheels, all new window gaskets, new custom electrical system, two-new aluminum 3-core radiators with electric fans, two electric water pumps, two Optima Blue top batters, two Holley 600 carburetors, two electric fuel pumps, and an aluminum 20-gallon fuel tank that averages 7.5 miles per gallon. Also, a rear sticker on the back says “Never Underestimate A Motivated Redneck.”
This unique Postal Jeep is for sale in Virginia on eBay and Craigslist for $15,000. So if this thing is your jam, grab it while it’s hot.