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Frédéric’s Mobile Cinema Model

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

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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**

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

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

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models, toys

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**

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models, toys

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”

These pics are a little nicer, but from a different eBay auction:
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Wood and Metal Folk Art(?) Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features, Models

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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2 Cox Gas-Powered Jeeps For Sale Yucaipa, CA

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UPDATE: Still Available.

(10/02/2019) These two Cox jeeps are for sale.

  1. Will need some work: $150
  2. Supposed to be unused: $250

Here’s a vintage ad for them:

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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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Soap Box Derby Jeep Freeport, NY $250

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I’m not sure if this is really a soap box jeep, but still a neat vintage piece.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1675391245929395/

“Willys Jeep vintage wod soap box derby car! homemade very cool! Measures 52″ long. This is a great vintage piece that was made with pride, just imaging the father son team that raced this with pride for the US Army. Please take a look at the pictures, jeep has some missing layers of plywood, a broken bumper and one rail is missing on the back.”

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Auto Part Jeep Sculpture $94.99

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Roger Martin spotted this jeep sculpture on Facebook. I don’t see it as being “Authentic down to the last detail”, but still a neat little item. The price isn’t so neat though.

https://www.facebook.com/commerce/products/1472356579484727/

“Authentic down to the last detail a jeep is ready for off-road adventure. Armando Ramirez transforms recycled bicycle and automobile parts into a realistic miniature replica. His creativity is fascinating. Ramirez does not give his sculptures a fine polished finish therefore smudges and scratches may be present.”

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CJ-5 Authenticast Aluminum Model on eBay

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The buy-it-now price is $139.95. Jarek wrote an article about these for the CJ-3B page; some painted ‘gold’ were given to employees. The hood opens and the windshield folds down.

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“RARE 1955 to 1962 Willys Kaiser Jeep CJ5 promo model in 1/25 scale. Well scaled with fold-down windshield and opening hood.Has the famous Jeep Hurricane engine. Missing steering wheel. All tires are good including the side-mount spare tire. Overall,not perfect but very nice. Displays well.”

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Philippos Jeep Models

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A French reader and modeler named Frederic turned me onto a Greek modeler named Philippos Ioannou who has created a number of beautiful jeep models based on historic photos (he builds non-jeep models, too). You can see many of his models on Facebook or on his blog.

Here are a few of his works.

  1. Walliy Cohn “Jeep King” jeep-sedan:
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  2. Target Practice Jeep:
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  4. Note the original photo at the base of the model:
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  5. Looks like an efficient jeep/trailer set up.

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  6. I didn’t see an original photo for this model, but still it’s a neat one:
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Wood Toy Possible Kempro Kit? on eBay

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This toy is about 8″ long. Seller thinks it might be a Kempro Kit toy.

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“Here is a nice sturdy toy car. Unknown maker. Quite possibly was a Kempro Co kit.
It is well made, and has been played with. I love Jeeps and have had a few. This sat on my desk at the shop. Unpacking some boxes the other day, I came across it again.
It shows some signs of age, but otherwise is in very good condition. Nice hardwoods used. ”

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Odd Aluminum Model Jeep **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** for $95 on eBay.

The price seems a reach and not sure I’d call it a beauty, but it is interesting.

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“HELP DESCRIBING IF ANYONE KNOWS THE BRAND OF THIS RARE BEUTY!!

JEEP HAS STEERING WHEEL THAT WORKS HAS OLD SCREWS DEFENETLY A EARLY CHILDS TOY SUPER RARE HAVE FUN WITH THIS ONE!!! GOOD LUCK

SEE ACTUAL TOY OR COMIC AND GRADE YOURSELF ALL COMICS AND TOYS HAVE SOME DAMAGE BY AGE AND SHELF WARE! SEE MY OTHER ITEMS ANS SAVE ON COMBINED SHIPPING!!! $1.50 for each additional item won…

USA SHIPPING $32.95 INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING $49.95

ALL MY COMIC BOOKS and TOYS ARE GUARANTEED !!! Simply read and return if not satisfied!!!”

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Wooden WWII Jeep on eBay

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This looked like an interesting jeep.

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“Vintage WWII era hand made wood model of a U.S. Army Jeep. Missing front bumper blocks and one rear corner wire guard, overall good condition. Measures aprox. 5” x 2 1/2” x 1 3/4”, great bit of military folkart.”

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1944 Jeep Toy Project From Home WoodCraft

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The November/December 1944 issue of Home Woodcraft featured this “realistic” jeep toy-of-the-year. If you need high resolution versions of this, comment below or email me.

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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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