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Wooden Toy Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

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

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

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

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Models

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

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

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.”

View all the information on eBay

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FJ-3 Fleetvan Model on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

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

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

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

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

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

• CATEGORIES: Models

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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EZGO Jeep Golf Cart Chadron, OH $3200

• CATEGORIES: Models, Other 4x4s

For those that don’t want to give up their jeep to golf.

“This is a EZ GO electric golf cart with a custom made steel Jeep styled body
It comes with the trailer that can seat 2 people
Would be great for a parade
Runs and Drives Nice
Army Navy Air Force Marines Military
New 12V Deep cycle batteries
36V Charger included”

http://cleveland.craigslist.org/snw/5562014788.html

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Mini Jeeps Grants, NM $2400

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I can’t tell how large these are.

“Awesome new youth mini jeeps 125cc engine with forward and reverse lots of fun! For for more information call or visit at 938 East Santa Fe Avenue in Grants open Wednesday through Friday 9-6 and saturday 9-3 layaway finance and delivery available we also take trade ins”

http://albuquerque.craigslist.org/snd/5518502722.html

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1947 Craftsman Annual Project Magazine

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine, Models, toys

The 1947 Craftsman Annual Project Magazine contains forty-four wide ranging projects for the builder who was to try constructing everyone. Of course, there’s a battery toy jeep project among the items (directions shown below), but also included in the magazine are plans for building from scratch a welder, a battery-less telephone, a Jolly Roger boat, a hand vise, a rocket, a farm tractor (from car parts), and much more.

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Headquake Video of RC Jeep

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Tim shared this link. I’ve shared the FC video made by head quake, but not this RC jeep video.

 
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Model Truck @ Hemmings

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John forwarded this article about a Willys truck bank that was rebuilt into a proper jeep truck.

http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2016/02/19/bank-no-more-scratch-built-125-scale-jeep-pickup-improves-on-its-inspiration-about-1000-percent/

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1946 Photo of Electric Jeep Built in Seattle on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models, Old Images

UPDATE: This was listed last March on eBay. It’s back.

This battery powered jeep was built by J. F. Scott of Seattle. It weighed 100lbs and can reach 10mph. Based on all the kids, it doubles as a personnel carrier, too!

“1946 Press Photo Minature Jeep of Jimmy Scott His Dad Built It
This is an original press photo. Photo measures 7 x 9.25inches. Photo is dated 6-29-1946.”

http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&pub=5574766418&toolid=10001&campid=5337051334&customid=&icep_item=351650513251&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg

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Jeep-Shaped Squirrel Feeder

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J.C. spotted this jeep-shaped squirrel feeder that’s in his backyard. These were being sold on eBay a few years ago.

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Hand Built Mini-Jeeps out of Bolivia

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Richard Michalsky builds “mini-jeeps” out of his shop in Bolivia. These jeeps are all metal. The first vehicle, an MB look-a-like was completed in 3 years. It is 25% Smaller than the original vehicle and is 2WD, but has made of the same details. It is powered with a 3 Cyl engine from a Kia 1000cc. It weighs around 1250lbs.

This second jeep is a civilian model. It’s styled different, but appears to be built in a way similar to the  MB-like jeep. It too is only 2WD. They look like a kick to drive around.

 
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Model Jeep on Display at the Met in 1946

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models, Old Images, Old News Articles

Pfc. Harold B. Whiting of Plainfield, New Jersey, built an award-winning model jeep that in 1946 that landed temporarily on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This article was featured in the February 2, 1946, issue of the Afro-American. I wonder where that model is now??

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Smokey Bear Music Box

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Some folks were interested in more photos of the Smokey Bear Music Box, so Marty Tilford shared some good photos of his.

The music box is a convertible CJ-5 jeep and Smokey Bear with 2 cubs riding inside.  The CB radio cord is rubber but all other material is resin. Music box plays “TAKE ME HOME COUNTRY ROAD”, which is a John Denver song.  Measures about 4-1/2″ tall and has a base measurement of 6″ x 4″.

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