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Readycut Sport Jeep Wood Model Owego, NY on eBay

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This is a curious model that Robin spotted on eBay.

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“You are bidding on a Readycut Sport Jeep Wood Model in the box. Box is there but has some staining from age and use. Box measures approx. 12 x 3.5 x 2 inches. Comes with instruction sheet and all parts are there that I can see from instruction sheet. You be the Judge and look at pictures. Has been put together and then disassembled.”

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Little General Ride On Jeep on eBay

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This is a cardboard ride on jeep that was never opened. I imagine these jeeps didn’t last long. This particular package remains un opened. The seller has a pretty steep price on it.

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“UP for sale, I have a vintage 1960’s Little General Ride On Jeep. I can’t believe I have decided to sell this, as I have had it in my collection for over 20 years, and have never seen or heard of another. This is still mint sealed in it’s original bag package, which the package boost 2 toys, ride on Jeep and a free military poncho. Well guess what the poncho is part of the bag and you cut it out.

Toy was produced by General Box Co. of Illinois. The bag measures 40″long and about 13” wide. The toy was offered in the comic book ads of the 1960’s as a full ride on Jeep with a dress up military poncho. Who could forget those ads in the comic books? I remember wanting the Polaris Nuclear Submarine, but there were many others including a tank, spaceship and this here Jeep. They were all constructed of printed cardboard and companies like Honor House products seemed to advertise the heck out of these pieces at $4.98.
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Metal Earth Jeeps

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Steve let me know about Metal Earth’s metal jeep DIY kits. I knew about the B-2 model (Ann has one), but didn’t know about the jeep.

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Wooden Jeeps Evanston, IL $20/each

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I would have bought all four of these, but the seller hasn’t responded. My guess is they came from Colombia. Maybe someone else will have more luck.

https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/clt/d/jeep-willys-wooden-replicas/6755558240.html

“Different colors to choose. $20 each. Approx. Size is 3″ x 1.5″ x 2”

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U.S. Army Amphibian Jeep (Quack) Model & Video

• CATEGORIES: Features, GPA (SEEP), Models

I just picked up this U.S. Army Amphibian Jeep model (1/2″ scale). It’s dated 1943 from the Mod-Ac Manufacturing Company, LA, California. It looks complete. I’ve never run across a reference to these being called “Quacks”, but it makes sense given the larger ones are referred to as “Duks”.

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Here’s a video of some “Quacks” in action during their testing dates at the Ford Rouge Plant. Lots of video shots I have never seen.

 
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E-Z-Kraft Army Jeep Model on eBay

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Usually these models have pics on the box, but this one doesn’t.

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“Up for auction is a vintage Scale E-Z-Kraft Model U.S. Army Jeep made in Evanston, Illinois. This particular model is wood and thick cardboard. It appears all the parts are present and none of the cardboard cards have had their parts punched out. Model also comes with the original instructions and box is open. Please take look at all the pictures as they are part of the description”

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Austin-Craft Wood Model Kit on eBay

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Shipping’s free on this jeep model.

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“This an Original, “U.S. Army 1/4 Ton Jeep” Kit, Produced by the Master Craftsmen of Austin-Craft Company of Burbank, California, Circa 1940’s or so. I BELIEVE this kit to be complete, but I have not done a parts check and I make no guarantees. So, I am selling this kit based ENTIRELY on the photos, so please look them over closely. The box is very nice, as is the instruction sheet.”

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1940s/50s Meow Model Jeep (Ford GP?) on eBay

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This model might be a Ford GP.

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“This is a vintage Megow Hobbycraft Construction Kit of a U.S. Army Jeep M-10 in original box. It has not been assembled and looks complete but I’m not sure. Includes instructions. The colored cardboard body panel sheet has the front grill panel punched out but it is there as pictured. Thanks for looking.”

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Riding Jeep & Trailer Gilbert, IA $400

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Looks fun.

https://ames.craigslist.org/for/d/riding-model-jeep-and-trailer/6697356048.html

“For sale is a riding model jeep and jeep trailer. It is modeled after a 1948 army jeep. I built these items in 1985. The system works well but needs a 3HP engine.”

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The RC FC-170 (and Other RC Videos)

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UPDATE: Well, there was supposed to be a post above this one (hence the “mutant supersized jeep” comment), but the post scheduler did not automatically post it. That’s a tech fail!

From a mutant supersized jeep, we turn to the Mini FC. Scott reminded me that I hadn’t shared this video of Headquake’s FC-170 RC jeep. A couple years ago I featured another of HQ’s projects, the RC MB. You can see other projects (200 videos) on Headquake’s Youtube channel, including a CJ-5, a Jeep Rural, a Cherokee, and a Wagoneer,

 
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Wooden Toy Jeep

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Geoff wants to let folks know about a friend of his who makes wood jeeps. If you are interested, email Fred at fredmaybee@Yahoo.com. It looks good!

“The following pictures are of a wooden Jeep that I had purchased from a local gentleman.  He charges $30 plus shipping per copy for common wood.  Prices go up depending on the choice of specialty species of wood, to cover the cost of the raw materials.”

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FC & DJ-5 Model Resin Kits

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Roberto Flores forwarded these resin model kids. I am unfamiliar with the sellers or the product.

FC-150 Kit $45: http://ppvintagekits.com
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DJ-5 Kit $69: http://www.motorcityresincasters.com/mailjeep.htm

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1/2-Scale MB Body Evans City PA $1000

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Bill shared this one.

“1941 willys mb body in 1/2 scale with 12.5 briggs engine and the steel to build the frame”

https://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/pts/6474933669.html

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Gas Powered Cox Jeep Alpine, MI $75

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This needs a new tank.

“Vintage toy 1970’s Cox .049 gas powered car. Good condition. Missing fuel tank.”

https://grandrapids.craigslist.org/tag/d/cox-willys-jeep-teather-car/6464617263.html

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Cox Gas Engine Toy Jeep

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UPDATE II: Greg added a comment to this post from 2013 indicating he has one of these gas powered toy jeeps for sale. If interested, either comment below or email me (d@ewillys.com) I can share his email address with you.

Update from January, 2013 Last night we saw the eBay ad for this toy jeep.  Tonight, thanks to a reader named Eric, we have pics of the actual toy.

“Jeep looks good. Looks like all parts are there. Motor turns over. It has a fuel tank. No fuel line. All body mount are good. Antenna is good. I will take it off to ship. I will add a reprint of manual. A very nice show piece. I would not use to run. Check out the pictures.”

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Red-Y-Cut GPW SEEP Model on eBay

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It still needs assembly. It’s Red-Y-Cut model #321.

“It in great condition, looks to be complete, and in the original box. Please view the pictures and ask any questions before bidding, all items are sold as described.”

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FJ-3 Fleetvan Model on eBay

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Jake spotted this rare FJ-3 Fleetvan model on eBay. It’s about 2″ long.

“Lindberg “Mini-Lindy” series, approximately HO scale, plastic model kit. Jeep Fleetvan U. S. Mail delivery truck. Finished model measures 2 inches long. Box is damaged but intact, parts are bagged in zip lock bags. Kit is complete, unbuilt, unpainted.”

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Wooden Jeep @ Modern Touch

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UPDATE: Here’s another link — http://wooden.city/jeep-4×4/

Tim shared this wooden model jeep from the site Modern Touch. Note: To see the jeep on the website you have to log into the site …. I’m not a fan of that policy. The price is $70 for the jeep.

https://www.touchofmodern.com/sales/wooden-city-9dde91f4-ffd8-43cc-b38f-8237f9a48736/jeep-4×4
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“Gold Plated” Executive Gift on eBay

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Having the box makes this one unique. But, it appears the bumper has been broken.

“Made by Comet for retirement gift for WILLYS OVERLAND EXECUTIVES. This toy is in excellent condition, tires show very little play wear. Hard to find with steering wheel intact. JEEP embossed in tailgate is crisp and clear. “Gold plating” is in great shape with some tarnish that I will leave to the buyer to clean. Only blemish is right front bumper is typically broken. Box is in equally excellent condition. Both have been kept under glass as long as I’ve owned it.”

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Die Cast Jeep Models

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Blaine’s brother Brian spotted this long list of jeep models (old and new … looks like around 200 different jeep models). So, if you are looking for a model to go along with your jeep or your jeep has broken your pocket, so all you can afford is a model, here you go:

https://www.diecastdirect.com/asp_modules/catalogkey.asp?pageNo=1&ProductQuery=jeep&SearchType=All%20Words

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MAK-A-CAR Aluminum Jeep on eBay

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Not sure about the price, but an interesting item. I thought there was also a  listing for this that included the box, but now I can’t find it.

“Ultra rare assembled vintage MAK-A-CAR aluminum Jeep model kit in great condition for its age. Info is scarce on these, but found a site which indicated these kits were produced in the 40s. The first image below is of the box, found on google images. NOTE: The Jeep in this listing does not include the box.”

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The Ultimate Jeep-Golf-Cart? $5900

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Paul assures me that this would be perfect for the person who has everything. I guess I’m a LONG ways from getting this.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/wvl/cto/d/brand-new-custom-jeep/6223262941.html

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Fine Art Jeep Model on eBay

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Harry Neilson’s brother James is selling his “Fine Art Model” 1/8 Willys on eBay. According to Harry, there were only 250 of these models made by this commpany and the model is regarded as the finest, most proportionately correct scale Willys. Here are more about the fine art jeeps here: http://www.fineartmodels.com/Jeep.html

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This sale is for a 1:8 scale Fine Art Models Willys MB Jeep produced in 1992. This model is number 60 of 250 ever produced. Numbers started at 20200900 as the hood marking and went up to 20201150. The model measures approximately 18″ long.

FAM’s model of the Willys Jeep is considered the most sought after miniature amongst Jeep enthusiasts for its attention to detail, proportions and gauges, and material usage in every respect.
Every part on these jeeps (as is the case with many of their other models) is manufactured by studying and measuring a dissasembled wartime vehicle. Parts are either soldered together or bolted; no glue is used. The sheet metal components on this vehicle are in formed brass, castings are bronze or white metal, the windshield, headlamps, parking lamps and instrument lenses are glass, shift boots and door straps are canvas, weather stripping is rubber or felt, and correct pattern Goodyear tires are made using their own molds in rubber. Continue reading

 
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MiniBeep Jeep Cincinnati, OH $3000

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Glenn spotted this one.

“Mini-Beep with 6.5 Kohler engine. This is a mini replica of the Willys MB (Jeep) manufactured during World War II. Excellent condition. Starts right up. Rear wheel drive, hitch, forward-reverse-brake pedals, headlights, seats up to 3. Great for kids since it doesn’t go too fast!!”

http://dayton.craigslist.org/clt/5764920632.html

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D-Day Sale of Nerrant & Fils

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Mark spotted this auction of D-Day Nerrant & Fils items at the Artcurial website. The items are located in France. There are some jeeps and trailers and other models.

http://www.artcurial.com/en/asp/searchresults.asp?pg=1&ps=18&st=D&sale_no=3114

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