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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.

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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.
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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)”

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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

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

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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CJ-3B/M-606 Plastic Model

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

Roberto spotted this model for sale from the Czech Republic. It’s advertised as a CJ-3B/M-606 model, but I don’t see much M-606 elements here. It costs 39.00 Euro (Approx $43.00)

http://www.vt-models.cz/www-vt-models-cz/eshop/9-1-AFV-35/0/5/809-M-606-CJ-3B

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24 KT Gold Plated CJ-5 Retiree Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

How many of these gold plated CJ-5 models did Kaiser Jeep make?

“This is a hard to find piece, this was only given to plant retirees in the 1950’s. This jeep is in amazing condition. It still has the 24kt. tag under the hood and the paper telling how to care for the gold plated jeep. I have seen a few of these jeeps but never with the original label and paper. Nothing broke or missing, someone engraved some numbers on the underside. *Measures 5 1/2″ L x 2 3/4 W x 3″ T at windshield. Weighs 1 pd. 4 oz.”

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3 Model Jeeps Chicago, IL

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

These three jeep models are sold by the same seller. I particularly like the Bushwacker jeep with its Desert Dogs, Hurricane Rims, and Military parts. Quite a mix!

1. Bottoms Up $45http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/clt/4820276067.html

“Stock or Funny car. 2 engines, enclosed cab with opening doors, Hoist, tow hitch, drag slicks, mud tires. Lots of extras. opened”

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2. Jeep Grumbler $25: http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/clt/4820283321.html

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3. Bushwhacker $30: http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/clt/4820393416.html

“Custom or Military. 50 cal. machine gun, 105 recoilless rifle, walkie-talkie, small arms, stretcher. Sealed inside.”

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Wood Teak Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

The model is 16″ long. Nice piece.

“This handcrafted teak wood model is an extremely beautiful replica of a World War II Willys jeep with detailed interior and engine compartment. The front wheels move from left to right and wheels rotate.

Model has an extremely detailed interior with gauges, data plates, gas, clutch and brake pedal and has a steering wheel that rotates. The Windshield folds and the hood opens to reveal a detailed engine compartment showing the radiator with fan, top radiator hose, gas filter, battery generator,distributor, oil pump, oil fill tube, carburetor with crossover and air cleaner. It also has a detailed under carriage with exhaust and skid palate.

This hand made model measures 16″ long by 7″ wide and is 7 3/4″ tall with windshield in the raised position.

You will not find a better more detailed model than this. The picture show some dust from the model being on the shelve and I will clean it before I ship.”

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Wood Jeep w/ Trailer on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

This model jeep made from wood has some good touches.

Custom-made Wooden Willys WWII Military Jeep and Trailer
~All Hardwoods~
This beautiful Custom-made Willys World War II Military Jeep is a masterful creation by a master wood craftsman and military Veteran.
All of the parts of this Jeep and Trailer were custom made, in all hardwoods, from a paper pattern by Toys and Joys. Then it was assembled. This labor of love adds up to about 60 hours of time.
Now you see the wonderful finished product, and you can own it!
Measurements: Jeep – 12-1/2″ long x 6″ high (top of windshield) x 5-1/4″ wide, Trailer – 10-1/2″ long (with the tongue) x 3-3/4″
Condition: New, Custom-made, One of a kind
A fantastic item to add to your collection, or it would make a great gift!!

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3 Trench Art Model Jeeps on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

One of these sold in 2011 for $142.

“trench art jeep made by me. wwii 50 cal shell for wheels 30.06 for steering wheel. 30 carbine for head lights, all head stamped from wwii I am rebuilding my collection. witch I sold. I am building 3 at a time. takes for ever to find shells.i will be years befor i make any more.”

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Jeep Wreck by Barry

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

Blaine discovered a thread at SCALE MOTORCARS about a guy named Barry who builds scale car wreck dioramas. Included in the different dioramas is a pretty neat scale model of a jeep graveyard. Barry built it based on photographs of an actual location. The setting and condition of the jeeps look a lot like the photo I shared earlier this month from Price of Wales, Papau New Guinea.

Click here and scroll to the bottom of that page to see all the photos

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Carnival Ride Jeep Franklin, CT $225

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

UPDATE: Still Available

(10/06/2014) Even has racing stripes.

“This is an early carnival ride car. This is a small one for one little child. It is about 53 inches long by 24 inches wide. It has almost a Jeep look to it. It was made in Germany and has the manufacture logo on the front and sides. The tail lights are glass Hella (yes the same ones VW used on Busses). The side ones are replacements. There are posts on the front corner that were for a top which is long gone.
The body is wood and the floor is weak (and may be replaced way back). The paint looks worse than it is. There is a missing hubcap.

Great piece of early carnival or amusement park history and it is small enough to fit anywhere.”

http://newlondon.craigslist.org/tag/4766417494.html

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EZ Kraft Model on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models, toys

I don’t know if all the parts are there or not.

“Ez Craft model J111 with box. Beautiful red, white and blue box with model parts loose but several not punched.”

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World’s Smallest Jeep 6″ long x 2″ high

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models, Old Images

The model builder was supposed to be working on a motor for this tiny jeep at the time this photo and caption were published.

“1943 Press Photo The world’s smallest Jeep, 6 inches long and 2 inches high”

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‘Jouncing’ Pulltoy Jeep Plans

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models, toys

These pull toy jeep plans were published in the January 1944 issue of Popular Science by C.W. Bertsch.

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Box from a CJ-2(?) Model

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

There’s no model inside this box to verify, but the picture on the cover looks like the experimental CJ-2 (not the CJ-2A). Note the military grill, the tool indents, not gas inlet, and the bow holders on the side. Anyone know if the photo matched the model?

“Great dusty old relic from our WW2 past. Empty Civilian jeep “ACE” model jeep box.The Willy’s Jeep evolved into the CJ Jeep “The Civilian Jeep” because of it’s popularity during WW2. The box is discolored from age, and has a bit of paper peeled from one end, please view all photos as they are part of the description. The interior of box is pretty sound structurally. The box measures 8 1/8″ long, 3 1/8″ wide and 1 9/16″ tall. This little survivor would fit in well with a WW2 Collection.”

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WWII Jeep Model on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

This model is a project, in that there’s no instructions. I looked over the parts and it seems like there’s enough here to make most of the jeep. However, I don’t see passenger seat nor a driver’s side fender.

“WWII Jeep scale unknown (parts only) no box or instructions/decals package”

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Bill’s Half Scale Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

Bill Shaw is looking for some five lug tires for his 1/2 scale jeep project. If you comment below, I’ll make sure he get’s your info. Here are a couple links I found:

http://www.etrailer.com/Tires-and-Wheels/Kenda/AM30000.html
http://www.amazon.com/Kenda-Trailer-Tire-Wheel-Assembly/dp/B000GU40A0/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

Bill writes, “I am working on a ½ scale jeep, mounted on a John Deere garden tractor. The engine fits well and I am now working on the axles which I am lowering 6” (if you look on-line, most of these projects have an odd out of kilter high on running gear look). We (my son-in-law, grandson and I) are looking for 4.80/4.00-8 military looking non directional tread tires, 5 of them. If anyone has a lead please let us know – Kanda used to make them, I think. The photos are of a correct size wheel in place, the engine (just fits) and the front steering axle as I am lowering the spindles. We are going to use 5 lug trailer spindles and hubs on the front and on the rear I am going to modify 6” chain sprockets with wheel lugs for the drive axle.”

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Parade Cart Scranton, PA Make Offer

• CATEGORIES: Models

Made for parades.

THIS ONE OF A KIND ARMY JEEP REPLICA WAS BUILT USING A GRADE PLYWOOD ELECTRIC START 10 HP MOTOR , FORWARD AND REVERSE TRANSMISSION ,NEW BATTERY ,RUNS GOOD ,USED IN 4 JULY PARADE, A REAL HEAD TURNER FOR VFW ,AMERICAN LEGION OR ANY ORGANIZATION .HEADLIGHTS ARE FOR SHOW ITS 40 INCHES WIDE,50 INCHES TO TOP OF WINDSHIELD AND 75 INCHES LONG .NOT A TOY GETS A LOT OF ATTENTION SERIOUS PEOPLE ONLY ,INTERESTED IN TRADING FOR OTHER MOTORIZED ITEMS OF EQUAL VALUE ,NO JUNK ,PLEASE DON’T ASK “WHAT WILL YOU TAKE OR HOW MUCH?”COME AND SEE IT TO MAKE A CASH OFFER IF YOU DONT HAVE A TRADE”

http://scranton.craigslist.org/snw/4663198081.html

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WWII Pin from the Netherlands on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features, Models

Joe forwarded this unusual pin story. Anyone familiar with it?

Handmade
This unique ww2 jeep brooch is handmade in ww2 by hiders (refugees from the Nazi) in The Netherlands.
The production took place in secret in a factory in De Meern, a small Dutch place. The same factory where the first laundry pegs with an iron spring were produced. The owners operated in the resistance working together with The Allied Forces.

Production history
Many hiders worked in this factory. An underground was available, where they could hide in case of danger and where the brooches were stored. All metal pieces of the jeep brooch were made at the metal department. The owner’s mother transported these pieces in secret to hiders in the environment. They soldered the pieces together for a small amount of money.

These hiders had little to do, due to their circumstances. ‘Putting the jeeps together’ was a useful spending of time while waiting for their liberation by the Allied Forces.
The brooches got lightly silver or gold plated afterwards but it is not known where this was done. It was the hiders’ goal to sell these jeep brooches during the liberation days for a combination of remembering, celebration and rebuilding purposes.

They did not sell them all
It happened that they did not sell them all. Family of the factory owner recently discovered some of these brooches. I wish you a happy wearing.
And please think of the hiders, the veterans, the Allied Forces and your freedom now and than. In this way the brooch gets a good destination. And the hiders realize their goal at last, despite some delay…”

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