Alaskan Postal Scrambler/World Cab - count/registry - help build the list

bigwalton

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#82
Think we have that one accounted for, it was Dawn and Jody’s and this place bought it to flip. #11

I need to edit the post length limit before I can edit that post :angry:
 

AdamH

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#83
I was thinking it was the same one but didn’t know if it was being sold again since I wasn’t sure who they sold it to
 

bigwalton

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#84
I was thinking it was the same one but didn’t know if it was being sold again since I wasn’t sure who they sold it to
Thanks, good to add the sale link at least and capture the photos. :thumbsup:
 

wimps81096

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#85
Scott didn’t mention that detail when I was talking to him about it or else I would have brought up those pics too. Crazy I’d never heard about them and then there’s two unrelated mentions/sightings in a couple weeks. :eek:

Edit: I just realized that this makes this not a Postal and not RHD.

Scott, did it have windows in it?

For the historic value and since it’s the first I’ve seen these ever come up in 16 years of this forum, I did a screen grab of the pics off FB because the link didn’t work well.

NOTE: these photos are copyright Jason Quinn from the Mark Quinn collection from where they were posted on the Project Survivor CJ group on Facebook.
No it did not have windows in it, like a Postal, but it DID come with with the bench seats on the side that you would find in the Overlander, OR a facility tour vehicle, I sold those a few years later. And his donor jeep was RHD Fo' sho'.
 

wimps81096

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#86
Eric,

https://www.cj-8.com/threads/big-walton-protoge.7301/

https://www.cj-8.com/threads/sellers-remource.7881/

It would appear that we had all these conversations back in 2004. Looks like pics USED to be on there but are now missing from the threads. I wanted to go back and check my memory. Looks like the story is pretty much the same as it was back then.

So why was it RHD with a Postal top and overlander bench seats? Was the guy correct in his info about being used at the plant? Did the plant use both overlanders AND postals at the factory?
Scott didn’t mention that detail when I was talking to him about it or else I would have brought up those pics too. Crazy I’d never heard about them and then there’s two unrelated mentions/sightings in a couple weeks. :eek:

Edit: I just realized that this makes this not a Postal and not RHD.

Scott, did it have windows in it?

For the historic value and since it’s the first I’ve seen these ever come up in 16 years of this forum, I did a screen grab of the pics off FB because the link didn’t work well.

NOTE: these photos are copyright Jason Quinn from the Mark Quinn collection from where they were posted on the Project Survivor CJ group on Facebook.
 

bigwalton

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#87
No it did not have windows in it, like a Postal, but it DID come with with the bench seats on the side that you would find in the Overlander, OR a facility tour vehicle, I sold those a few years later. And his donor jeep was RHD Fo' sho'.
Ok, well I still doubt it would have been one of the Postals, maybe an Overlander someone decided to grab for the purpose, which makes it even more of a shame that it ended up blown apart that way :shrug:
 

cbeeker

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#88
I purchased my 71984 CJ8 Scramlber used in 1987. Heard of a Overlander Postal and purchased it to perhaps restore. It was a factory vehicle taken off production line and never titled 16,975 original miles for snow plowing factory parking lots. It was sold twice before I bought it, and put headlights in the sockets so I could title it. Runs well, but as expected floorboards are very poor. Top is excellent, with right hand drive floor aitomatic control. Not sure I am willing to put effort into restoration but understand very few still are on road. Comments?
Charlie
 

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bigwalton

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#89
I purchased my 71984 CJ8 Scramlber used in 1987. Heard of a Overlander Postal and purchased it to perhaps restore. It was a factory vehicle taken off production line and never titled 16,975 original miles for snow plowing factory parking lots. It was sold twice before I bought it, and put headlights in the sockets so I could title it. Runs well, but as expected floorboards are very poor. Top is excellent, with right hand drive floor aitomatic control. Not sure I am willing to put effort into restoration but understand very few still are on road. Comments?
Charlie
Wow. You bought it in 87 and it had already been sold twice? That’s crazy! What a cool find! Definitely very few still together, I just found out about another Postal that had the top/doors separated from the vehicle. I’ll update this thread soon.
 
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#90
I purchased my 71984 CJ8 Scramlber used in 1987. Heard of a Overlander Postal and purchased it to perhaps restore. It was a factory vehicle taken off production line and never titled 16,975 original miles for snow plowing factory parking lots. It was sold twice before I bought it, and put headlights in the sockets so I could title it. Runs well, but as expected floorboards are very poor. Top is excellent, with right hand drive floor aitomatic control. Not sure I am willing to put effort into restoration but understand very few still are on road. Comments?
Charlie

Need looking Scrambler.

I would be interested in taking on the restoration if you ever decide not to pursue the restoration on your end.
 

AK-RWC

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#91
I purchased my 71984 CJ8 Scramlber used in 1987. Heard of a Overlander Postal and purchased it to perhaps restore. It was a factory vehicle taken off production line and never titled 16,975 original miles for snow plowing factory parking lots. It was sold twice before I bought it, and put headlights in the sockets so I could title it. Runs well, but as expected floorboards are very poor. Top is excellent, with right hand drive floor aitomatic control. Not sure I am willing to put effort into restoration but understand very few still are on road. Comments?
Charlie
Well this one's interesting. Can you post more pics? And a VIN? There was another discussion about a factory parts runner CJ-8 that had the World Cab top installed.
 

wm69

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#92
I purchased my 71984 CJ8 Scramlber used in 1987. Heard of a Overlander Postal and purchased it to perhaps restore. It was a factory vehicle taken off production line and never titled 16,975 original miles for snow plowing factory parking lots. It was sold twice before I bought it, and put headlights in the sockets so I could title it. Runs well, but as expected floorboards are very poor. Top is excellent, with right hand drive floor aitomatic control. Not sure I am willing to put effort into restoration but understand very few still are on road. Comments?
Charlie
I think you should send it to me and I will take care of it for you.
 

cbeeker

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#93
Need looking Scrambler.

I would be interested in taking on the restoration if you ever decide not to pursue the restoration on your end.
Still looking over the list of braces etc to restore floor. Will decide soon which way to go. Original engine runs great, with less then 17,000 original snow plow miles.
 
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Anderson
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#94
Okay, it's been a very long time since I've posted anything. Lately, I found myself looking at the forum again. Then I saw this thread and it mentioned a Postal that I happen to own. Mine is the one from Oregon that got shipped to central Indiana. Actually, it didn't get shipped, the owner and her husband drove it to my house from OR. They did it in five days. After driving it, there's enough play in the steering that I had trouble keeping it my lane without constant correction. I can't imagine driving it 2000+ miles like that. She was probably used to it. She used it to deliver mail in OR for many years. I've got it stored away in my garage along with my other Scrambler. Both of them are future projects after I get done restoring my motorcycles. DSC00054.JPG DSC00053.JPG
 

cbeeker

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#95
Well this one's interesting. Can you post more pics? And a VIN? There was another discussion about a factory parts runner CJ-8 that had the World Cab top installed.
I will be looking at my 1984 factory used Overlander this weekend. Took top and doors off and they are in great condition. Figure easier to work on floor braces with it off. Will get more photos to post, including the AMC Factory decal for use as a snow plow.
 

cbeeker

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#96
Wow. You bought it in 87 and it had already been sold twice? That’s crazy! What a cool find! Definitely very few still together, I just found out about another Postal that had the top/doors separated from the vehicle. I’ll update this thread soon.
I bought my Scrambler in 1987, as second owner. I later purchased the factory snow plow Overlander that had never been titled nor used outside the factory parking lots in Toledo.
 

bigwalton

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#98
Okay, it's been a very long time since I've posted anything. Lately, I found myself looking at the forum again. Then I saw this thread and it mentioned a Postal that I happen to own. Mine is the one from Oregon that got shipped to central Indiana. Actually, it didn't get shipped, the owner and her husband drove it to my house from OR. They did it in five days. After driving it, there's enough play in the steering that I had trouble keeping it my lane without constant correction. I can't imagine driving it 2000+ miles like that. She was probably used to it. She used it to deliver mail in OR for many years. I've got it stored away in my garage along with my other Scrambler. Both of them are future projects after I get done restoring my motorcycles. View attachment 67364 View attachment 67365
? that’s beautiful!!!!
 

cbeeker

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1984 Overlander AM General Corporation Company Vehicle. Taken off production line and used as snow plow until Toledo plant closed. 16,925 original miles and runs well. I purchased with plow and lights. Never previously titled, so I applied for first title, and installed lights in empty sockets. As expected floor pans poor condition. Side panels, dash, interior panels good. Overlander top and glass very good condition.
Not sure I can handle an off frame restoration. Would like to sell to someone who appreciates Overlander history. $3,500 before Xmas. Located Spencer Indiana.
 

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