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Struck Mini Beep Jeep Greensburg, IN $2800

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This post contains some detail photos of the Struck Mini Beep mechanicals.

“This is a mini beep Jeep and it in very good condition. The body is wood I’m wanting 2,800$ obo. Has radio, turn signals, lights, and horn’s. It comes with a different engine and belts. As well with the book to make it and all the paper work for it”

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1027512781504772

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A few More Pics from the Willys Rally

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features, Models

Roger shared these pics from the Willys Rally

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This scale-model toy jeep and trailer is really neat, too:

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MOD-AC Ford GPA/SEEP Model Kit Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, GPA (SEEP), Models

Likely from the 1940s, this seems a good price on an old amphibious model jeep kit. I have one already or I would buy it.

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“Welcome welcome for sale we have a VINTAGE U.S. ARMY AMPHIBIAN JEEP WOOD AND PAPER MODEL KIT BY MOD-AC, CA.Also know as the quack! This model has been started and has a few broken pieces so please review the pictures I believe it’s all here and if your going to finish it I am sure you can fix those pieces”

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MPC “Bottoms Up” Jeep Model on eBay

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Mike spotted this MPC-brand model that allows for the creation of either a Funny Car or a Service Jeep. It seems pretty pricey at $230. I would have been all over this as a kid, as I built model jeeps, Barret-mobiles, and other 60s rat rods. Note that the directions for this are not original (printed off the internet) and the tires have been altered slightly.

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“MPC Bottoms Up Jeep 2 versions. Road service or Funny Car with decals, nice-Rare kit seldom seen on eBay and never reproduced. Looks to be mostly complete. Supersize pictures and judge for yourself. I counted 100 white parts alone! All chrome looks to be there too When I found this rare kit someone had already removed all the wheels from the chrome tree and assembled the stock wheels into the stock tires. Some melting had happened over the years. I Dis-assembled the wheels from the tires and trimmed all the excess from the wheels. Once assembled you can hardly notice.Also there is a small tire burn on the drivers door. There were no directions but I was able to locate them on the internet and print a complete set. They look original. Decals look good with no cracking. Item will be carefully packed and arrive as you see it here.”
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1/6 Scale Model Jeep From MegaHobby.com

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UPDATE: Just to be clear, this is not preassembled. It is a kit that needs assembly.

John forwarded me this link to a scale model jeep kit, roughly 22″ long, being sold through MegaHobby.com. At $260.96, it isn’t cheap, but it appears to be a detailed larger scale model. The model is produced by Dragon, which is short for Dragon Models Limited, a company out of Hong Kong, that has been making military diecaet models since 1987.

https://www.megahobby.com/products/1-4-ton-4×4-truck-w-50cal-machine-gun-1-6-dragon.html

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Newest Authenticast Surrey DJ-3A

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models, toys

eBay has been a bit frustrating lately as there has been a dearth of interesting vintage jeep items to purchase (especially interesting brochures). However, I did spot this Authenticast jeep for sale. The front bumper is broken (which seems the norm), but I do have the broken piece, so I will try to put it back together. Importantly, the straps, fringe and spare tire are all there (these are the three things most often missing).

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Frédéric’s Mobile Cinema Model

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UPDATE: Frederic spotted another example of a Mobile Cinema trailer on Google:

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Frédéric lives in France and recently completed a model, shown above, based on the mobile cinema operation shown in the photo below (see more mobile cinema photos here). We tried to find more pics of the mobile cinema setup, but we didn’t have much luck, so he had to use his imagination and experience for additional details. It took a year to complete and he did a great job!

His next project will be a German Car, a Stoewer from 691e Panzer Propaganda Kompanie that will include a couple german war reporters. 

In the meantime, as a health care professional, Frédéric is on the medical front lines in France fighting COVID-19. His region doesn’t have too many cases at the moment, so he’s in a relatively better place than other medical professionals in France. Stay safe Frédéric!

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Here are some more photos:

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Marx Willys Truck Tailgate Specs

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I put this series of tailgate photos together for Don, but perhaps others can use these measurements? If I had more time, I put together a drawing with them, but, for now, this is the best I have:

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2005 Boyle-Stamped Metal Wagon

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UPDATE: Here is a third one that was documented on Worthpoint and a forth one, also documented on Worthpoint. Both are slightly different from the two below and each other. My guess now is that these originated from this Australian company named Boyle. Though it no longer has jeeps listed, the site does include other vehicles with a similar vintage feel.

I bought this wagon off of eBay last week. At the time, I couldn’t find a comparable one. Though the eBayer listed this as a 1947 wagon (which technically it emulates), the stamp on the bottom clearly indicates it was made in 2005. My guess was that it was a newer model rather than an older one. Still, it was a good price (especially given it was coming from Canada) and a nice large piece in great shape. So, I bought it.

There is a similar one on eBay right now (NOW SOLD) (see pics at the bottom of the post), but there are numerous detail differences between them.

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Here are pics of the one currently on eBay:

There are a variety of minor differences between these two models. For example, this one has not stamp or date on the bottom. The windshields edges and wipers are different. The grille on this one has more slots than mine. This was has the 4-wheel-drive detail on the hood (mine doesn’t). This was has different hubcaps than mine. Mine has more “lines” on the bottom edge of the sides than this one. The steering wheel on this is brown and sits higher than mine.

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1960? Authenticast Wagon on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

Mike spotted this rare authenticast wagon includes an even rarer box. The starting bid price is $425 with no bids just yet (12 hours to go). These are so rarely for sale that I’m not sure what prices they command? The CJ-5s of the same era seem to be between $100-$200 (like this one). This particularly seller has two CJ-5s for sale as well. This is one that’s tempting me…

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FJ-3 Fleetvan Plastic Model $20.04

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UPDATE: Blaine and Michael pointed out that this is a program to print these yourselves (3D printer). 

While looking for something else, I happened upon this model of a FJ-3 Fleetvan. It appears legit, but I can’t say for sure.

https://www.shapeways.com/product/S7NPSJHE4/ho-scale-jeep-fj-3-postal-delivery-fleetvan

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Trench Art Exhibit at NOLA National WWII Museum

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This article that Bill spotted mentions a trench art exhibit at the National WWII Museum, a place I still want to visit. I wouldn’t be surprised it there’s a few trench art jeeps there, too.

https://www.nola.com/entertainment_life/article_6542294e-1592-11ec-b22f-479c562f0e04.html

Here’s one example of a trench art SEEP at the exhibit:

 
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Custom Electric Jeep Mesa, AZ $2000

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Thanks to Joe-in-Mesa for sharing this ad. This electric jeep was custom made by co-workers of the seller years ago. This price is “a couple grand” which I interpreted as $2000. Contact Steve Henry via email for more info Steve @ slhenryservice.com (remove the spaces from around the @).

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Authenticast Surrey Jeeps

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I’ve had a little more time lately to spend sometime on eBay. One of the things I stumbled upon last week was an authenticast Surrey in Cerulean Blue for only $30 (including shipping)!! Now that was a score! I then made an offer on a pink one that I found and that got accepted, too. Here are pics of both.

I was surprised that these have such good weight to them; they are about 1.5lbs. The one moving piece on both is the hood, which lifts (tilting up while the windshield tips back), but the straps must be removed from one side for this to happen.

The Blue one still has some fringe on one side, but a piece of the bumper is missing and a strap is broke:

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Struck Mini-Beep Mower Enumclaw, WA $1450

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This seller added a few customizations to this Struck Mini-Beep. It’s the first one I’ve seen for sale west of the Mississippi.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/563279231502761

“This is a wood kit using plywood and wood boards. Craftsman 19 hr power and riding lawn mower axles. LED lights as well as a winch. Trailer was made from a child carrier. LED’s function. This was a project started by an ole friend, I finished it. Lots more options can be added for Parades or family functions”

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Blue Tank Jeep Model (Electric Motors) on eBay

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This Blue Tank model jeep is a kit that includes two electric motors. I guess it runs in a straight line, as I don’t see a remote? It’s currently priced at $23.80 (buy-it-now).

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“BLUE TANK model kit. This kit is a U.S. WILLYS JEEP. Box has been opened, parts are sealed in original factory plastic. Kit can be MOTORIZED with MOTORS included.”

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Roof Palomino Mower Williamsburg, MA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3000.

There’s no mower deck.

“roof jeep was made as a mower in 1967 but no deck with it .made in Pontiac Illinois needs restoration $3000. Looks like willys flat fender jeep.”
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Struck Mini-Beep Millinocket, ME **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

Glenn spotted this Struck designed Mini-Beep.

“Struck Kit 1944 Willys Army Jeep replica. Used in parades, goes 6 mph at full throttle. Looks just like the Jeep used in the MASH TV show. Made out of plywood and metal parts. 6 1/2 hp gas engine.”

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Mid-1960s Model CJ-5 Plastic Jeep

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UPDATE: This looks to have been an MPC model, as MPC created a variety of jeep-related models. One particular kit by MPC allowed for the creation of three different kinds of jeep: ! Hill Climbing Dune Buggy Jeep, A Stock Jeep, or a Service Station Jeep. Here’s an example of that model on eBay.

Here’s a better example of the service station CJ-5 model from Barney Goodwin:

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And here is a 16 minute video on the history of the AMT model company (and explains how MPC formed). I found it interesting (no mention of jeeps):

Here’s another CJ-5 Service Station model that is labeled an MPC:

https://skidsplace.forumotion.com/t3457-mpc-jeep-cj5

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This model sold on eBay yesterday for $25. What I found interesting was the level of detail, from the Dauntless engine mounts, to the Canfield Push-Plate on the front, to the Meyer half-cab details.

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Willys-Jeep Wood Model with Trailer on ebay

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This is a curious model. It looks like someone may have been trying to make a Willys MA.The grille and the double gauges make me think that. Just how ‘vintage’ it might be isn’t clear to me. It’s currently priced at $189.99. No description provided.

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ACE Model Willys-Ma Torrance, CA $15

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Unfortunately, the seller won’t ship model, which is very Willys-MA-like. Otherwise, I would have snagged this. Great price.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2600242193600795

“No holds No shipping Cash only Xposted”

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1953 Photo of Working Model Jeepster

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

The Tribune newspaper out of Coshocton, Ohio, shared this photo and caption on the May 24, 1953. It shows three-year-old Terry Schley driving a model Jeepster his father built for him. It includes a feature that auto braked when the foot is lifted from the accelerator.

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Kempro MB Wood Model Kit on eBay

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Bidding starts at $40 (down from $50). Though the illustration on the box suggests the is a slat grill MB, the grill in the box is the standard looking grille.

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“Rare Chicago Kempro All Star Jeep Model Kit Wood. Condition is “Used”. Box has staining as shown. Appears complete but see photos and ask any questions. Box measures 14×6.”

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Toy Jeep from Hobby Lobby?

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Blaine shared this ‘toy’ jeep he saw on Collectors Weekly. Neither of us had seen it before, but a commenter on that site said it was an “Art Decor piece likely sold at Hobby Lobby.” Anyone know if that’s the case?

https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/88947-jeep-tin-toy?in=216-activity

“It’s a vintage Jeep Tin Toy that I recently bought. The writing on the hood is “U.S.A. 252678548”. It measures about 11 1/2 inches long, about 4 inches tall, and about 5 inches wide. On the bottom, it has “52” stamped on it. On the hood, it has a star.”

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Leddy Willys MA Model + Ford GA Model **SOLD**

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This combo sold on eBay for $62.89. It features what appears to be a Leddy Willys MA model jeep + a built Ford GPA (possibly a Leddy model also). I was about to make a $110 bid to buy both just before the auction ended, but then I noticed the model box had no top. I thought that hurt the value, so declined to bid. I may regret that as the chances of finding another Leddy MA model probably isn’t very good.

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