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Mego Model US Army Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

This rare Megow wood model US Army jeep is currently priced at $40.

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“THIS AUCTION IS FOR ONE/1 MEGOW WOOD AND CARDBOARD JEEP MODEL KIT – IN ORIGINAL BOX. LOOKS COMPLETE.

THE BOTTOM PIECE OF THE MODEL IS APPROX. 5 INCHES LONG TO GIVE A SCALE TO THE SIZE OF THE MODEL JEEP.

KIT CONTAINS BOTH WOOD AND CARDBOARD PARTS

A NICE EXAMPLE OF THIS NICE JEEP WOOD AND CARDBOARD MODEL KIT. HARD TO FIND IN THIS CONDITION.”

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RedYcut Ford GPA Amphibious Model Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, GPA (SEEP), Models

Not many of these Amphibious jeep Ford GPA models around.

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“THIS AUCTION IS FOR ONE/1 REDYCUT U.S. ARMY AMPHIBIAN JEEP WOOD KIT IN ORIGINAL BOX
THE KIT LOOKS TO BE COMPLETE.
DIRECTIONS INCLUDED
A NICE EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE WOOD AMPHIBIAN JEEP MODEL KIT.
HARD TO FIND IN THIS CONDITION.”

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Philippos Jeep Models

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

UPDATE: Philippos has created some newer jeep models, this time building it based on a pic of a Ford GP that was modified into a crane. However, instead of a Ford GP, he made it a Bantam BRC-40. Here’s the original pic:

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https://www.facebook.com/groups/WWIIG503/permalink/10157377382976046/

Here is the model (FB link):

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Ex-Shriner’s Parade Mini-Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models, Other 4x4s

This Shriner’s jeep has a Willys MA look to it, though the seller presents no evidence that this was a Shriner’s jeep, it’s the right size for one.

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“Up for sale Shriner parade kart, go kart. This is a extremely rare Shriner kart. The only other one that I know of is in a museum in South Dakota. I be leave this Willys Jeep is from the early 1950s. The Jeep is mostly original with the exception of newer tires, rims, upholstery, paint, carpet, and engine. The engine has never had gas or oil in it. Everything appears to be in working order.”

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Woodedn Jeep Toy Coquitlam, B.C., Canada $300

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models, toys

Blaine spotted an unusual toy on Craigslist. Anyone recognize this wooden jeep? It seems to be missing the steering wheel and a windshield. It’s probably a one-off, but figured I’d check.

https://vancouver.craigslist.org/van/clt/d/port-coquitlam-wwii-jeep/7253553384.html

“Jeep from war 1940s ? – all wood – great collectible -”

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Wooden Jeep on ebay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

Roger Martin spotted this newly made wooden jeep.

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“CUSTOM HAND MADE CRAFTED WOOD WILLY’S JEEP CJ WRANGLER TOY W TRAILER vintage”

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December 1945 Popular Science Jeep for Young GIs

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models • TAGS: .

There are two different project jeep designs described in the December 1945 issue of Popular Science, pages 162-166.  The simpler one was designed by Herbert Pfister of New York City, while the second was designed by H. A. Machlan of El Campo, Texas.

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2 8″-Long Wooden Jeeps on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models, toys

This pair of wood jeeps has a buy-it-now price of $27, plus $8.25 shipping. They are stamped 2013, so they aren’t very old.

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“High Quality, Handcrafted Wood Jeep. These are vintage style toys. No metal was used to make the Jeeps. They are crafted with wood and glue only. The wood varies but pine and alder were primary used. The wheels turn and the windshield goes up and down. Each Jeep measures approximately 8″ x 4″ x 2.75″.”

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Wood CJ-5 Jeep with Trailer on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models, toys

Here’s another wood jeep, this time sold with a trailer.

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“Handcrafted Wood Jeep with Trailer. No metal was used in making these items and stay true to the vintage style toys that inspired them. The wood varies but pine and alder were primarily used. The wheels turn and the windshield goes up and down. The Jeep measures approximately 8″x 4″x 2 3/4″. The trailer measures approximately 8 1/4″x1 3/4″x3 1/2″.”

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1957 Revell Radio Jeep Poster on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Models

This unusual poster for a Revell radio jeep and trailer is an unusual find. This 1957 poster is pretty cheap compared to the 1956 version of the model, which is on eBay for $225.

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“Vintage 1957 Revell Radio Jeep & Trailer Two Sided Dealer Store Display Poster – from a Revell Co. Employee Collection. Has some wear & a fold line. From a smoke free home. Be sure to see my other listings for some other items from this collection.

History of this item: I recently purchased a collection of model related items from a local auction house. They would only tell me that the original owner was a former Revell employee, unfortunately the auction company would not disclose any names or information about the consignor of the collection. The majority of this collection is related to the 1950s Revell models, but there are some items from many other companies. I have been advised by several collectors that this person was most likely a Revell Co. Representative and he would have travelled to Toy Fairs & Industry Trade Shows of the time, where he would have promoted Revell Products and also acquired advertisements from other companies. Please do not contact me about purchasing any items from this collection, they will be listed for auction as I have the time.”

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Here’s an image of the toy itself from eBay:

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1940s Prototype Model Goodyear, AZ $40

• CATEGORIES: Bantam-FordGP-WillysMA-EarlyJPs, Features, Models

A sale is pending on this model jeep, but it looks to be a model based on the prototypes.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/373333757197973/

“Vintage 1940’s US Army Jeep Toy. This was a wood model assembled and painted very well. The windshield isn’t attached but kind of just sits on the frame. Awesome display piece.”

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Model/Prop Jeep Elk Grove, CA $200

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

UPDATE: Price dropped to $200.

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

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/tag/d/elk-grove-jeep-replica/7217471675.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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Hand Built Half-sized Flatfender Monroe, WA $1500

• CATEGORIES: Models

No pics just yet, but it might have been built based on some of the plans floating around at the time.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/atq/d/monroe-willys-kids-toy-hand-built/7186776087.html

“Get this before it goes to an antique auction. Pictures coming shortly.

This is what I will call a 1/2 size Willys replica, built buy a guy in late 1952 or early 1953 for his young daughter who happens to be our neighbor. Her late husband took it appart and my son is almost done putting it together. It has a Wisconsin pull start motor (apparently from a gasoline operated washer) and it was driven 126 miles (according to the odometer) by the little girls. It was pictured next to the original Willys in the Fall 1953 edition of the Pied Piper of Helena.

My son restored the panels and wood frame but will be seeking a home shortly. Looking for someone who is interested in Korean/WWII memorabilia and in particular kids toys from that vintage. It even has the original tires and seat. He has 5 screws to replace and then it will be back together, looking forward to starting it. A collector will understand the value of a one-on-a kind custom toy like this. Looking for someone willing to make an offer. If interested please reply back with name and phone number. Will provide pictures to interested parties.”

 
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VacuCast Plastic’s Bantam Jeep Prototype 1 Model

• CATEGORIES: Bantam-FordGP-WillysMA-EarlyJPs, Features, Models

This 1/76th scale plastic jeep represent one of the few commercial models designed based on the original Bantam BRC.  Eventually, I’ll remove it from it’s packaging to better take pics of the parts and the directions.

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1945 Wood Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

This wooden jeep popped up on eBay last week. After reading the description “To my Wife — Love Joe 5/20/1945 “. I decided to purchase it (Joe-in-Mesa, you didn’t make this for Jan, did you?). I supposed it’s possible that the message isn’t real and it’s less that 75 years old, but I prefer to think it was assembled for someone’s loving wife.

The jeep has been assembled from a few different pieces, but doesn’t look like any kit jeep that I’ve seen or own. The steering wheel is loose, but not broken. The nail needs to be pressed back down. The jeep is 5″ long by 2 1/2” wide.

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Reprint Photo of Medic Jeep in France & A Brazilian Medic Jeep model

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features, Models, Old Images

Steve shared this photo. Though it is an undated reprint, it’s one I hadn’t seen. The photo is only 5″x5″. I’m surprised it isn’t reproduced as a 8″x10″ photo.

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“This is a nice reproduction of an original World War Two photo showing US soldiers in a Jeep reading a sign prepared by French citizens expressing gratitude for the liberation of France from the Nazi’s. Great photo! Size of photo is about 5″ x 5″.”

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The photo above sent me on a quest to find another example of a medic/ambulance jeep with a cross painted onto the grille. I finally found one on a model, one built to replicate a Brazilian Expeditionary Force jeep ambulance from 1944 Italy. The author of the post did a good job retelling the history of the jeep (and didn’t fall for some of the incorrect history on the internet).

http://panzerserra.blogspot.com/2013/04/jeep-14-ton-4×4-ambulance-brazilian.html

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This illustration is one of the inspirations for the model.

 
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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 **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

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

“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

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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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