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1971 AM General DJ-5 Dispatcher

1971 AM General DJ-5 Dispatcher in Underdog, Movie, 2007 IMDB

Class: Cars, Off-road / SUV — Model origin: US

1971 AM General DJ-5 Dispatcher

[*][*] Minor action vehicle or used in only a short scene

Comments about this vehicle

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Pokeoddsponge US

2008-08-09 07:06

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I live where this was filmed and can tell you the US Post Office hasn't used these in ages, all the mail trucks are the newer LLV type vehicle (the truck that replaced the DJ-5.)

Ddey65 US

2008-08-09 16:20

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Pokeoddsponge wrote I live where this was filmed and can tell you the US Post Office hasn't used these in ages, all the mail trucks are the newer LLV type vehicle (the truck that replaced the DJ-5.)

You're right. The Post Office hasn't used these in a long time. And it's not just in Rhode Island. Although, from time to time, you'll find local postal workers who buy used ones and drive them around to deliver the mail anyhow.




-- Last edit: 2008-08-09 16:23:32

adambomb82 US

2011-04-06 23:31

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I haven't seen one in over 10 years.

Jale PL

2011-05-20 00:29

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Replaced:

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tonkatracker US

2011-10-20 16:52

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Lack of sidemarkers means that this is a 1965-1968 which would make it a Jeep not AM General

tom11

2012-01-13 16:58

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Pokeoddsponge wrote I live where this was filmed and can tell you the US Post Office hasn't used these in ages, all the mail trucks are the newer LLV type vehicle (the truck that replaced the DJ-5.)

I wonder why it is in service then? is this movie supposed to be set in the past of something?

Sandie SX

2012-01-13 16:59

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Probably because it is a movie prop and the film makers could not find the accurate more modern postal vehicle.

rjluna2 US

2012-01-13 17:10

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tonkatracker wrote Lack of sidemarkers means that this is a 1965-1968 which would make it a Jeep not AM General

I see the rear sidemarker at the roof at the rear corner. The sidemaker at the fender would be blocked by the sliding door.

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