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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

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

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

• CATEGORIES: Models

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

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models, videos

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

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

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

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

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

• CATEGORIES: DJ-3A, Features, Models

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

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

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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Directions for Building a Ride-on Mower

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Joe spotted these online directions out of the UK for building a ride-on mower.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Gas-petrol-powered-jeep-from-ride-on-mower/?ALLSTEPS

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Odd Jeep Mower

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Speaking of jeep mowers, Bob spotted this unusual jeep-looking mower.

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Sidewalk Jeep Design from Popular Mechanics (Jeep for Sale)

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features, Magazine, Models, toys, Wood bodies • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Harry Warholak’s father built a Sidewalk Jeep from the plans in Popular Mechanics when he was a kid in Detroit. Ten years ago he restored it. It spent a year at the Chrysler Museum. Now he’s interested in selling it. You can contact him at 586-996-4103 if interested. He’s located in Georgia.

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PREVIOUS POST (February 2013): This kids jeep design was published in the January, 1948, issue of Popular Mechanics and available for free at Google. It is powered by an electronic motor.  It looks as difficult to build than a standard jeep!  The notes added to this particular issue are interesting, too.  The top note appears to reference a 1949 Christmas Handbook that might also include these drawings.

View issues of Popular Mechanics, January 1948, for sale on eBay

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1/2 Scale Body Tucson, AZ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Models, toys

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $700.

Here’s a mini-jeep body.

“1/2 scale Willy’s slat grille mini jeep body . Brand new never used . Ready for lawn tractor conversion . Or build a custom go kart . The cheapest I can find online is $950 plus shipping . These are built by mdjuan omix .”

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Custom FC RC Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677, Features, Models

Craig spotted this cool RC FC jeep. You can see how he created the cab at RCCrawler.com.

View all the information on eBay

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“Too many toy trucks, have another one on the drawing board, this one has to find a new home before it starts seeing rock rash!

March ’15 RC Driver Show Off of the Month Winner!
Build thread – is at RCCrawler.com, sorry eBay will not let post the link. Just Google, scale 1958 Jeep FC170 RC Crawler – I must be crazy! That’s the link.
Custom styrene cab, interior and dash with diamond plate rear bed.
LockedUp RC hardware
HandBros CMS mount
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Trailerblazer: Custom Flatfender Model

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These are generally priced higher on eBay. This is similar to the Grrrumbler.

“Beautiful Molded in Orange – Vintage MPC Trailblazer 1/25 Scale Off-Road Willys Jeep! A 34 year old kit. Made in the U.S.A. 1979-80 Fundimensions Inc. MPC kit. Very good condition – The box has slight shelf ware. The engine and one differential has been partially built. Nothing has been painted. Everything in the pictures is included. $29. No texting.”

http://fortcollins.craigslist.org/tag/4986808488.html

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1960(?) Porcelaine Nassau Surrey Jeep Model on eBay

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Can’t be too many of these around? This one is located in France. I suspect this is newer than 1960.

There’s another version of the 1960 Nassau Surrey for sale on Amazon and mentioned on the CJ-3B Page (scroll down to Newer Toys).

“Très beau modèle en porcelaine, en 3 dimensions, à l’échelle 1/200 environ (24 mm de long, 11 mm de large et 14 mm de hauteur)”

View all the information on eBay

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Mini-jeep Body Fort Lupton, CO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $650.

Not to scale, but still might make someone a fun project. Thanks to Roy for spotting this one.

“I have an unusual project for you!
hand built or homemade mini jeep body….
this is all steel and is 36″ wide by 68″ long
great start to a custom build, put this on a lawn tractor or use atv components for a true 4wd build.
Imagine the time this took to build, unknown history, possibly from lakeside or elitchs???”

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Jeep Replica Independence, KY **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Models

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1300

Just for fun …. Even includes a trailer.

“This is a homemade replica of a Willys type Jeep. Has a Volvo 3 speed manual transmission, Volvo rearend and front suspension. The motor is a 17HP Kohler V-Twin, runs and drives fine, but needs a 3 speed shifter. Guy who built it only used 1st and reverse, but with the 3 speed said it would run 35MPH, and that was too fast for his kids. Has a trailer hitch for working around a small farm, or use as a golf cart. Would be great for a camping vehicle in a campground.
Open to trades, but please be reasonable. Could use a few small things to make it nicer, windshield, rollbar….
Headlights and tail lights work, even has hydraulic brakes, and brake lights work.
Asking $1300 obo, or possible trades.”

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1944 Photo of Young Girl in Mini-Jeep at Airport on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models, Old Images

This is an interesting story.

“1944 Press Photo Joy Ann Touring Ramp at Washington National Airport in Her Jeep”

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Amusement Ride Jeep on eBay

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John is selling this amusement ride jeep. Note that the steering wheel doesn’t turn the wheels. See description.

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“For sale is a used Junior Pro Amusement Ride Jeep Fire Truck. 50 inches long x 21 inches wide x 15 inches high

These were originally built as pedal cars. This one was adapted to be used on an amusement ride. It has been repainted at least once. See pictures for condition.

EDIT 3/22/15 *Please note the next to last picture. The front wheels are fixed in position by a turnbuckle. The steering wheel is not connected to the front wheels. The steering wheel just spins and is just for effect.

There are some minor dings and there are signs of filler. No rust-thru. Some surface rust. Wheels are in very poor condition. Front spindles are worn.

Wheels and steering wheel are not original. No windshield or ladder included. The hitch and wooden seat back are not original parts. They were added as part of the amusement ride modifications.

For more info, see http://cj3b.info/Toys/RidingToysJuniorPro.html”

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Mak-A-Car Aluminum Toy Jeep Kit on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models, toys

UPDATE: Price dropped to $800 on eBay.

(09/24/2014) ” MAK-A-CAR ALUMINUM JEEP KIT, SCALE 1/8″ TO THE INCH, FROM 1946. INSPECTION OF INSTRUCTIONS AND PARTS LIST, ALL PARTS ARE ACCOUNTED FOR AND WILL MAKE FOR A COMPLETE MODEL. ALL INSTRUCTIONS (TWO SETS) INCLUDED TO BUILD THIS KIT. BOX SHOWS A LOT OF SHELF WEAR AND SOME WATER DAMAGE. MODEL ITSELF HAS NEVER BEEN ASSEMBLED. EXTREMELY RARE MODEL FROM THE ’40’S, THIS IS AN AMAZING FIND. I HAVE DROPPED THE PRICE FROM $1,500.00 TO $800.OO!!!…. PLEASE ASK ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE ABOUT THIS ITEM. WILL SHIP PRIORITY MAIL WITH TRACKING NUMBER TO LOWER 48 STATES ONLY.”

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Kelloggs Corn Flakes CJ-2A Cutout on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

Wow, how about this rare CJ-2A model? I knew I liked Corn Flakes cereal for a reason!

“1940s Cereal Premium Kelloggs All Wheat War Wwii Amphibious Jeep “uncut flat”

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