After looking at several options, I decided to purchase a 1984 Jeep DJ-5 for my new job. In case you didn’t know, I was hired to be a rural route postal delivery driver for Rock Creek, Ohio. That necessitates having a right hand drive (RHD) vehicle or being a contortionist from the left side. I chose the former over the latter as I don’t want to visit the chiropractor at lunch every day.
There were several interesting options on the table. I was very close to purchasing a 1976 DJ-5 in Grand Rapids, Michigan but it needed a carburetor and the heater controls didn’t work (not that again!). Other options included a 90’s Subaru Legacy wagon and a 2000 Jeep Cherokee. But both of them had substantial needs that made me feel uneasy about making either purchase.
The owner lives in Cincinnati but agreed to meet me half way. That means that I’ll be able to visit relatives in Columbus but will need to drive it back to the Cleveland area that day. Being as how these postal Jeeps are made for low speed driving that may turn out to be the adventure of the week. Can you see me driving 45 mph on I-71? With a posted speed limit of 70 that should make for some exciting times.
More to come later…