There is a Red White and Blue Postal Jeep with Two Motors
Slideshow: Because this is America and we do what the hell we want!
The Jeep rolls slowly while things explode behind it
Feast your eyes on this over 17 foot-long DJ that just sold on eBay about a month ago. The crazy Jeep Dispatcher is powered by two rebuilt 355 small block Chevy V8s and sending those ponies to a TH400 3-speed automatic, and lastly to a leaf-sprung '93 XJ rear axle. It only makes sense if there are two engines, that there should be two radiators to keep them cool via a side mount with electric fans fastened to them.
It's unique to say the least
The seller states that up front, there is a transverse leaf-sprung I-Beam axle that was donated from a 1955 Ford. The massive tires are 35-inch all terrains, which help provide grip when the long Jeep slows to a stop courtesy of the power disc brakes at the front and drums at the back. Ford pops up again with the contribution of a rack and pinion steering system from a nameless '90s model.
I'm starting to see a theme here
The frame itself is custom, of course, which the seller says was constructed with two-by-six 3/16th thick tubing and is mated to the sub-frame with the engine and trans held by rubber mounts. The coolant is sent to the radiators by way of red PVC tubing and pushed through by two electric water pumps. Everything here is rightfully doubled since there are two Holley 600 carbs and the ignition sparks are provided by two Optima batteries.
That sounds about right
So where is a downside to owning such a creation as this? Well, the seller stated that he thinks the fuel economy is somewhere around 7 1/2 miles to the gallon. I guess that makes sense when you consider that the curb weight of this thing is about 4,000 pounds.
A little elbow grease and ingenuity
This 1983 Jeep earned its stripes doing government postal work but now has been modified into something so American that makes you want to eat a slice of apple pie while throwing a baseball as fireworks explode in the sky over your head. The seller stated that you can cruise right down the interstate doing 70 quite comfortably all day, if you so choose to, with one hand on the steering wheel. We don't know who bought this crazy Jeep for $15 grand, but we sure hope they'll enjoy this creation once Spring comes around.