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Mak-A-Car Aluminum Toy Jeep Kit on eBay

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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 **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on ebay.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Box Only: Hotchkiss Model Recovery Jeep on eBay

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Here’s a neat old box, but it doesn’t include the model.

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1946 Plans for Electric Jeep in Mechanix

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I bought a September 1946 Issue of Mechanix Magazine so I could share the full plans of this project.

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

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Hand Painted Models on eBay

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Steve shared this eBay auction. There are several jeeps in the mix.

“This lot features a very large lot of military models. They have been in storage for quite some time so they are dirty and some are missing pieces. I have taken more than 12 pictures, so see below for all of them. Some other small pieces may fall off during shipping. The paint job on these pieces is EXCELLENT, whoever did the painting did 10 times better than I could. Some of the rubber treads have dry rotted.

We have other lots from the same owner available if you like the paint job (and some of the loose parts may be mixed into other lots) so bid on them all ;)”

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Hogan’s Heroes Model Jeep on eBay

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Looks like a good project for someone.

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Damon’s Pinewood Derby Jeep

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Damon built this Pinewood Derby CJ-2A. He says it wasn’t the fastest model, but I’ll bet it was the coolest!

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Kempro Wooden Model on eBay

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Marc spotted this unusual model.

“Kempro Large Military Jeep Wooden Kit, complete with prints, full scale prints, completed jeep is 11 in. long, mint condition in original box, box is 14 in. x 6-1/4 in.”

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MINI-BEEP Kit from Struck-kit

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UPDATE: Blaine forwarded the video for the Mini-Beep:

Struck-Kit offers what they call a Mini-Beep Kit, which you can use to build mini jeep-like vehicles. You can even build an amphibious version.

http://www.struckcorp.com/mini-beep/