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1953 Article on 1/2 Scale Jeep for Daughters

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

Andy McIntyre built this model jeep with ingenuity and scavenged parts to help teach his two daughters, Ann and Phyllis, how to drive and use hand signals. He also planned to introduce them to local law enforcement. Eventually, he wanted to teach all the kids how to properly drive, as he noted in the article “Children of today are born into an age of speed … Everyone needs to sharpen his wits to keep step with this age of machines.” It sounds like Andy and his wife raised their girls to be tough and independent!

It sounds like the family had a third daughter, Joy, who passed away in 2008, proceeded by the deaths of her parents Andy and Cora McIntyre. The older sisters, Ann and Phyllis, were still alive as of 2008.

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August 16, 1953, article in The Independent Record, out of Helena, Montana.

 
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Wooden Kids Wagon with Trailer Princeton, IL $2800

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models, toys

UPDATE: Still Available.

(07/12/2020) Looks fun.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/315228506185780/

“1951 Willy’s Jeep replica. Wood body 18 1/2 horse Briggs motor. Fun toy for all ages. Hand made”

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CJ-5 Dealer Promotional Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

This sold on eBay Sunday night for $57.01 Plus $8.50 shipping. It had some damage in the tail gate area.

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“I am offering for sale, a 1950’s-1960’s, Jeep Dealer Sales Promotional Model, Cast Metal. It is in Very Good Condition, Original, 5 3/4 inches, rubber tires, opening hood, folding windshield, heavy, tip of left side of front bumper broke off. Not sure if it was a dealer sales award or what. Nice looking Jeep”

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1946 Plans for Electric Jeep in Mechanix Illustrated

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine, Models, Old Images, Old News Articles • TAGS: .

UPDATE: I wonder if this electric jeep pictured in the November 05, 1943, issue of the Arizona Republic newspaper was the inspiration for the Jeep for Junior published in 1946?

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The post originally ran in 2014: These plans for an “Electric Jeep for Junior” come from a September 1946 Issue of Mechanix Illustrated Magazine.

Search ebay for original issues of the September 1946 issue of Mechanix Illustrated

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Dodge Command Car Model Moultrie, FL $65

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models, toys

Looks like a good price of this Dodge Command Car Model (once known as a jeep). If I were close, I’d probably get it.

https://valdosta.craigslist.org/clt/d/moultrie-metal-army-jeep/7161132912.html

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Hard Carved Colombian CJ-3B on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

I suspect this was made in Colombia. It’s cool piece, but doesn’t come cheap.

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“Wood Hand Crafted Willyz Jeep Coffee Truck – Quindio Colombia Burlap Coffee Bags”

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Fiat Campagnola(?) Model Pinson, Al $20

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The green jeep-like model below looks like it could have been modeled after the white Fiat Campagnola that is also shown below like the white model shown at the bottom. The green one might be home-made, as the front bumper is not centered. If it was near me, I’d buy it.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/890230768108068/

“Antique Metal Toy Jeep from the 1970’s”

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Fiat Campagnola model … this one is on eBay

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Cox Gas-Powered Jeeps Yucaipa, CA $150

• CATEGORIES: Models, toys

UPDATE: Still Available. (The nicer one sold, was priced at $250).

(10/02/2019) Cox jeep for sale that needs some work.

https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/pts/d/yucaipa-cox-command-army-jeep049-engine/7105310127.html

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“Played with condition,
engine still turns over (pull start)with a pop..
Seats there,but needs ta be glued,
Extra tank,tires wore down,but basically all there . check the pics..
Xtras..NOS Front Tires and Spindles,Drag link, Rear Axle,Rims.
Worth 50 fer the front NOS alone on epay..if ya can find em.
Thanx fer lookin'”

A vintage ad for them:

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Homebuilt Willys Showroom Wingdale, NY $150

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Not sure about the price, but a fun idea.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/490500534981786/

“1950’s Willys Showroom. 1/43 “O” scale. Homebuilt as shown. 2 vehicles included. Removeable roof to reveal detailed interior. Nice display piece OR use on your layout.Total footprint of model 17 1/2x 13″ $150. will consider delivery,local–no shipping. P.M. for cell and details”

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1944 Photo & Caption of Model Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models, Old News Articles

The June 24, 1944, issue of the Detroit Tribune shared the below caption and photo. I do with the picture is better. I was unable to discover any more about George Carr or the Jeep. Because the text is hard to read, I’ve transcribed it below.

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YES, YOU’RE WRONG AGAIN!–But you’re correct when you say it’s a Jeep. The model of the famous 1/4 ton Army vehicle Brough two first prizes to Private George Carr, of Des Moines, Iowa, Negro member of a Quartermaster Trucking Company of the 13th Army Air Force at an “Ingenuity Contest” sponsored by the American Red Cross in New Caledonia, South Pacific. About one-twentieth the size of a real Jeep, this model has a hood that raises and latches, real springs, transmission, and rear differential, a windshield which may be raised and lowered, and a steering gear that actually moves the front wheels. (U.S. Army Signal Corps Photo.)

 
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Frédéric’s Mobile Cinema Model

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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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Promo Gold CJ-5 Jeep **SOLD**

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This was listed on eBay. It went for $86. I was interested in it, but not at that ending price.

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Junior Pro 6 Volt Electric Jeep $1200

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These were built as pedal cars, but optionally included a 6 volt motor upgrade. Some of these were also adapted for kids amusement rides. You can learn more at the CJ-3 page: https://cj3b.info/Toys/RidingToysJuniorPro.html . Not many have come up for sale, so the value is hard to ascertain.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/837017479769475/permalink/1593770904094125/?sale_post_id=1593770904094125&rt=11

“This is a 1947-57 junior pro products 6 volt electric jeep. JPP used to build carnival rides and then built these as pedal cars and later on optioned them with 6v power. Very rare jeep. Not a lot of info on these and not very many like this one were sold. This one came from a cushman dealership in Altoona PA. It had never been sold and was still being stored since the 50s. I’m offering it up for sale for $1200 OBO. The motor still works in forward and reverse. The tires have flat spots on them and it’s missing the v-belt for the motor and the hood. Feel free to message me if you have any questions. Thanks the price is shipped within the United States.”

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Odd Model Jeep Twin Falls, ID Make Offer

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

I can’t imagine there is much value here. I’ve never seen one of these. Looks home made.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1375313335985314/

“Wooden and metal Jeep for sale. I don’t know much about it due to receiving it as a debt payment. I am open to offers.”

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1940’s Buddy L Victory Toy **SOLD**

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This Buddy L. Victory Toy sold for $42 (+$17 shipping) yesterday.

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Small Wood Jeep Toy on eBay

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Roger spotted this unusual toy with an etched-in jeep grille.

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“You’re getting the vintage wood folk art toy shown. 5″ red jeep. Nice overall condition”

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Jeepster Wood Model on eBay

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I have one of these wood Jeepster models. There’s another one on eBay currently.

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“Antique vintage new old stock Models of Merit by Ace Products jeep jeepster kit no.7r Balsa Wood Model Kit Condition is nos In box complete with instructions”

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Wood and Metal Folk Art(?) Jeep on eBay

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Seller is asking $115 for this unusual jeep made of wood and metal. It’s missing the driver’s side fender. Appears delicate.

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“RARE WWII ARMY JEEP. MADE OF METAL AND WOOD, 14in LONG, 6 1/2in WIDE, 8in TALL

HOOD, FENDERS, WHEELS, BACKRESTS OF SEATS ARE MADE OF METAL, REST MADE OF WOOD
NOT SURE IF THIS WAS A MODEL KIT, OR SOME KIND OF TOY YOU COULD BUY ??
I HAVE NEVER SEEN SOMETHING LIKE THIS, VERY COOL, NEED A LITTLE TLC,
PICS ARE PART OF DESCRIPTION OF ACTUAL ITEM”
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The Pee Wee Jeeplet

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This 600lb jeep-like vehicle was built by O.L. Munding of Glendale, California. It was included in the October 1953 issue of Popular Science (page 124). On the same page, the magazine also featured a rat rod vehicle built by Munding that was powered by two air-rolled Ranger engines, war surplus items originally used to start big bomber engines.

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Carnival Ride Stafford, CT $195

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Someone ought to enjoy this.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/480200989251056/

“Carnival kids ride all in great shape. Great patina Pickup Stafford CT”

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Model/Prop Jeep Elk Grove, CA $300

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/09/2019) This is fun and a reasonable price, too.

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/tag/d/elk-grove-jeep-replica/7034153012.html

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“This replica Jeep is 3/4 scale model loosely based on an early 40’s Willy’s Jeep. I built it for a prop for kids to play on at Vacation Bible School. The frame and body are wood construction plenty sturdy for kids (and small adults!) to sit in / play on. Tires are made of styrofoam, plastic lids, and irrigation drain pipe. No, it does not roll; it is stationary, although with a some imagination and skill you could modify it. There are headlights and marker lights in front connected to a 12v battery and switch in the dash.

Would love to keep it, but don’t have the space for it. Could be for a kid’s playroom, or maybe a Jeep dealer could use it for a kid space!”

 
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1949 Directions For Building Toy Willys Wagon

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On August 04, 1949, the Wolcott Beacon out of Wolcott, Indiana, published directions on how to build a toy Willys Wagon for kids. The length of this toy is about 7″.

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Dale Model, Inc., Model Jeep

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Dale Model Co. Cast model jeep

Our normally dull lives were upended last week as a neighbor dog we watched during the day passed away, then our dog Zollie suffered a slipped disc, meaning he needs some special attention, and one of Ann’s relatives suddenly landed into the middle of a messy divorce, with Ann lending a hand in that process.

Amongst all of that, on Wednesday I spotted an unusual model jeep for sale for only $15. The seller lived a few hours away from me in Portland, so I expressed interest and sent her an email, asking if she could mail it. A 67-year-old woman named Jan responded with an email explaining that it was her deceased husband’s jeep and that she has some medical issues that would prohibit her from mailing it. This led to more emails between us, as it took me a while to identify the jeep (A Dale Model Co. jeep, which is a derivative of a Fromburg model jeep). As we got to know each other better, I decided to drive to Portland and meet her. She just seemed like a nice person.

I ended up spending a couple hours with Jan, learning about her much older husband (he was born in 1914), about his teenage years working in the CCC in Oregon, his Navy experience in Hawaii during WWII building plane hangars and his long work as an engineer with the city of Portland, erecting buildings, parks and fountains.

We also walked through some of the stuff she has left to sell (she’s downsizing), most of which isn’t really worth much. However, she does have an cool machete from her husband that has a leather sheath. I had a suspicion that it might be something of value, as it has a great weight to it. She was willing to give it to me and have me pay her once we figured out a value. I told her I was concerned that it was quite valuable and beyond my budget, but I took some pics and promised I would figure out what it was.

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#128 Collins & Sons Legitimus Machete and a #13 Leather Scabarrd.

Last night when I returned home I did some research, discovering the machete is a Collins & Sons Legitimus 27″ Machete #128 with a number #13 leather scabbard. It was likely made around 1941. Values range from up to a couple hundred dollars, though that’s someone’s asking price on eBay. I reported my findings to her and we struck a fair deal, one that includes returning to Portland to help her with some more of her stuff.

So, in the end, that little $15 jeep will cost me more than $200 after gas, food and the cost of the machete! But, helping someone out and making a new friend seems worth the cost.

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Size comparison between the Al-toy CJ-2A and the Dale Model Co WWII jeep.

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Adrian’s Electric Toy Jeep

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Adrian provided some details on a 1/3 scale jeep model he built from Toylander plans. He bought the plans in 2008.

https://www.adriantuckwell.co.uk/2017/03/11/i-built-an-electric-car/

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The jeep now pictured on the Toylander website appears to be an improved version, as Toylander’s MB43 looks like it is more jeep-like. Prices vary depending on how complete you want the jeep to be.

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Model Jeep Built by Chinese Prisoners

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This handmade jeep was made by Chinese Prisoners and presented to an American Gynecologist during the Korean War. It’s not completely clear, but I believe this was part of the Korean War Veterans National Museum & Library, which closed recently. Some (all?) of the collection was moved to the Truman Library. The photo and caption below was published as part of a January 2019 magazine article published by the Tru Magazine (a donor magazine published by the Truman Library Institute).

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