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Ford GP Model on eBay

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

The cover of this box shows a Ford GP, so it might be a Ford GP model.

“Mego model kit, builds wooden US Army Jeep M-10, 1944, box is 8-1/2 in. x 6-1/8 in.”

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Wooden Model Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

The jeep is made of Ron Ron.

“Beautiful Jeep Willys model made from exotic woods of Costa Rica.
This is an appreciated souvenir from Costa Rica and a great conversation starter.
Size is approximately 1/18 scale. This collectible car model is not a toy, so wheels don’t turn.

The Jeep Willys model in this auction is made from an exotic wood named “Ron Ron”. There are other exotic woods used in our models as “Cocobolo”, “Guayacan”, “Guapinol”. The whiter wood inserts are made of “Teca”.

Please see the wood colors of the other cars in the last photo. These cars only have lacquer clear coat protection ! Costa Rican exotic woods colors are beautiful and vibrant !

Please note that our models are very different than the $1 imported chinese toys, mass made from tinted pine, widely available in US and other countries. These are original products from artisans of Sarchí, Costa Rica, of a family owned shop.

This shop is owned by members of famous Eloy Alfaro family from the artistic city of Sarchí. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarch%C3%AD

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1980s Banana Republic Jeep Gift Box **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Models

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

Here’s an neat box.

“Unique Banana Republic Safari Jeep Gift Box. Assembled, but never used. 3-Dimentional Box Army Green Color with Stand-Up Windshield, Safari-1 License Tag, Accented with Leopard Print, Purple and Orange Accent Colors. Per Old Banana Republic Catalog, This Box Measures 15″x4″x10″ and Will Hold Shirts, Pants, Shorts, Dresses, Skirts, Handbags, Sweaters, Shoes, Etc. Box is in Mint Condition…No Tears.”

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1963/4 Western Auto Jeep Kit

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models, toys

The owner of this unusual jeep kit from Western Auto would like more information. Anyone ever seen or remember one of these? I spent some time trolling through “western auto” ads from past years on eBay, but didn’t have any luck

Here is a collection of scanned Western Auto ads on Flickr, but no jeep like the one below.

http://www.sellajeep.com/mjs/parts/adsp444/adsp444.html

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Vintage Wagon Resin Model

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

UPDATE: These models were on eBay in 2013. Check out http://www.spotlighthobbies.com to see if the have any more.

“AAM All American Models Resin 1950’s Willys Jeep Wagon — All American Models is no longer in business, but they produced some very nice resin kits, and they have become very difficult to find today. In fact, they are quickly becoming collector items, with modelers scooping them up every chance they get. This 1/25 scale All American Models resin ’50’s Jeep wagon includes the body, hood, floor pan, seats, dash, interior side panels, windshield frame, vent window frames, firewall, unplated rear bumper and front bumper with winch, unplated grille, headlights, parking lights and taillights. Nice clean casting with no pinholes.

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Courtesy of Spotlight Hobbies

 
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Wood Jeep Lawn Decoration Wichita, KS **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: Models, Wood bodies

UPDATE: **Status Unknown**

I’ve never seen a jeep advertised as a lawn decoration (even a fake jeep).

“Homemade wooden 1940’s Jeep/Ford/Willy’s lawn decoration. Built approximately 2 years ago, it is displayed 3 times a year, Memorial day, Veterans day, and the 4th of July, the rest of the time it is garaged. It is approximately 8’L x 4’W x 53″H, it sits on 2 cut to fit trailer axles with 12″ wheels, it is wired with 7 fluorescent lights that are easily accessible, it is wired for 110vac and has an on/off switch and approximately 10′ of plug cord. This is a decoration, it is not powered to move, and has no steering mechanism’s, however, it is more than sturdy enough to support a couple of adults/children for photo’s, which it has been used for a lot. Only serious enquiry’s please, there is a lot of money in this decoration and the price is firm, I am only hoping to free up some space in my garage, I will really hate to see this go.”

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Marc’s 1/2-Size CJ-2A

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models • TAGS: .

Marc’s from South Africa and forwarded a link to the latest photos of his 1/2-Size CJ-2A project. As you can see, he does some beautiful work. He hopes at some point to tackle a full-size jeep, but for several reasons he’s starting with this project.

You can view all the photos here:
http://s1273.photobucket.com/user/Flyingfish551/library/?sort=3&page=1

Marc writes, “A quick history. I started the drawings last December to make this, spent months, give or take 6 just doing research for all the related stuff. All the drawings were done the old fashioned way on a drawing board with pencil and set squares. Umpteen trips to a local CJ-2A to measure up. Also got info from all the various jeep sites but I met some if not very harsh or if I may use the word unwelcome altitudes (attitudes) with regard to help for dimensions or tech info to make this from scratch.

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Almost all of the structure will be constructed from 0.6 mm cold rolled mild steel, welded where required but most of the assembly will be using airplane fasteners for the ease of assembly thus eliminating the use of any facilities other than my workshop at home. Everything made thus far has been built here at home with forming tools, blocks, press tolls, tuck shrinking and good old fashioned sheet metal work (I am a airplane structures engineer/technician by trade). All joints are primed and wet assembled to eliminate corrosion/rust.

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The chassis/frame I have drawn up but will only start once the body/tub has been completed. Wheels will be either 8-inch or 10-inch, I would prefer 8-inch though. As for the power plant a 13Hp Briggs & Stratton will do just fine. All the rest as when I get to them as well.

I painted some internal parts (top hat sections in the tub attached to wheel well) before assembly yesterday in a colour, which is a local colour from the 80″s made by Plascon Paints called Karoo (which is similar to British BS 381 dessert camouflage sand x 2 off & FS 20313, for  “Jam” (her name, Jarred and Marc). Trying to get Harvest Tan here in South Africa or a sample to mix to here  is near impossible, I would have liked Harvest Tan but looking at historical images and current restorations there is no real “this is what it should be”. But the colour as I now call it ‘dessert pink’ looks good.I will take some pics of the ‘dessert pink’ in natural light and artificial light today or tomorrow. Opinions will certainly vary on this one.

Also I have drawn up the plans for a 1/2 scale Bantam trailer to go with this.

1/2 or full size the memory and history behind this great (if I may say) little vehicle must be kept alive for all to enjoy.”

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1943 GPA/Seep Model Kit **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features, GPA (SEEP), Models

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay

Here’s a rare kit that looks complete.

“U.S. Army Amphibian Jeep (Quack)
MOD-AC Manufacturing Co
Los Angeles, Calif.
1/2 Inch Scale Wooden Model
I believe it is from 1943.
Very hard to find in used good condition.
Please examine all pictures carefully as I do not know if all the pieces are there.
The body of the Jeep is in very good condition as are the pieces and parts I do have.
The box does have wear and tear (see picts).
The paper portion of the kit does have some of the pieces cut out (see picts).
I am selling this model “as-is” with no warranty or returns.
I can only accept PayPal as the form of payment.
I will only ship within the United States.
If you have any questions please feel free to email me.
Thanks for looking.”

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Custom Gas Powered GI Joe Jeep Aurora, CO **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $200

Here’s something different.

“Old rare custom hand machined gas powered one of a kind 2wd willis you will never see another like it chassis transmission worm/screw drive rear end clutch axles leaf springs all hand made to fit a 1965 gi joe body 7000 hasbro has old o.s.max-s 30 with a custom fan and shroud to keep it cool trans shifts manually from foreword to reverse by the stick shifter i did not build this looks to been built in late 60ies early 70ies and built very presice every thing looks new but never finished project needs all electronics and mounts for the elects gas tank comes with original trailer and spotlight”

 

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Hand made Jeep in Sparta, Ontario, Canada

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

Mark spotted this unique jeep in a gift shop in Sparta, Ontario, Canada. He also spotted the motorcycle.

He writes, “These are hand made displays. I thought that they were very interesting. However, priced between $50.00 & $100.00, I declined my temptations. I felt that the money would be better spent on maintaining my jeep.”

Probably a good idea Mark 🙂

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Willys MA? Wood Model Kit on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

This looks most like a Willys MA to me.

“VINTAGE ACE ,KIT # 242, 1/2 = 1′ SCALE
VERY RARE WOOD KIT
U.S. ARMY JEEP
OUARTER TON LIAISON TRUCK
BOX OPENED PARTS LOOSE AS PER FACTORY
INST.”

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RC Model Jeep Maple Hills, WA $450

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

This is a great looking model FC. This young kid knows his flat fender racing jeeps.

“Deciding to sell my scratch built flat fender build because I need money for college. Just finished the build not to long ago and really hate to see it go. Body is 100% custom built out of sheet steel and welded together. Custom made square drive shafts, along with frame rails, roll cage, etc. Countless hours have been put into building the jeep and it definitely shows. Electronics are pretty basic, running xl-5 esc, traxxas transmitter/receiver, hitech servo, and integy 55t motor. Jeep comes completely RTR besides battery and charger. Call or text at (425) 941-4605”

http://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/tag/3807754473.html

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Wooden Model Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

The price is only $2.99 on this weathered model.

“Vintage hand made wooden army jeep.
It is a bit worn and there are a few missing parts, please look at the pictures closely and let me know if you have any questions.”

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Paper FC-150 at Papercruiser.com $7.00

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features, Models • TAGS: .

Marc spotted this Papercruiser model.

“My Willy’s Jeep FC-150 paper model now for sale! You can grab it here for $7 – or check out thephoto gallery here. It’s available in 8 colors, shown below.”

http://papercruiser.com/?p=891

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Mini-Shriner Jeep out of South Dakota

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

Marc spotted this mini-jeep on Flickr. I haven’t seen any other mini-shriner jeeps that I can remember. Anyone else seen one of these?

I have seen a similar body shape made out of fiberglass for racing. But, this appears to be metal.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/hugo90/5741025891/

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Paper Wagon Model $7.00

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models • TAGS: .

Buz spotted this paper model of a Willys Overland Jeep Station Wagon at papercruiuser.com. You can even select the color.

http://papercruiser.com/?wpsc-product=willys-jeep-woody-wagon

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Custom Jeep Golf Cart Little River, SC **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6000.

This is the most jeep looking golf car I’ve seen. They usually don’t sit so high.

“Custom Jeep body on a Club Car DS chassis.
Many custom parts.
10″ lift, 14″ tires, DVD player AM-FM-MP3-CD player New marine speakers
Diamond plate accessories,
New shocks, New suspension and most of all…brand new batteries.
One of a kind. a real headturner
Phone calls only…….I will not respond to emails.”

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Station Wagon & Panel Wagon Model on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

Anyone ever come across these?

“HO/HOn3: Two rare out-of-producton styrene craftsman kits #s C-203 & C-204 by Highway Miniatures: Jeep Station Wagon and Jeep Panel/Sedan Delivery. Please note: these are not toys. Very detailed and extensive instructions, two types of wire, some of the parts must be bent to fit.”

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Winneco Palmer Plastic Jeep Model on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

I don’t know how vintage this is, but it looks like it’s never been assembled.

“Winneco Palmer Plastics 1/35 US Army Willys Jeep. I had no idea Palmer Plastics did WWII military kits until this item crossed my desk. It’s complete and unstarted with all parts still sealed in the factory polybag. Decals (a bit age-yellowed) and instructions are both included.”

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Hogan’s Heroes Model Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

If you are a Hogan’s Heroes fan and a jeep fan, then this is for you.

“For your consideration is a vintage Hogan’s Heroes’ WWII Jeep model kit. The model kit was made be MPC in 1968. It appears that the previous owner started this kit, but never completed it. Because it has been started, I cannot guarantee the completeness of the kit.”

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Old Tin Jeep (Custom?) **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay

This is a cool model jeep with an unusual look. It looks custom made, but I just don’t know.

“I found this all metal toy at a garage sale and it looked really old so I got it. I did some research and found it was made around World War 2 and that its made out of what I presume to be tin. The wheels are all metal, not rubber, which suggests their manufacturing date is early 1940’s. This is obviously made by hand and all the parts appear to be there with no major damage or missing  attachments. There is a number 41 on the bottom which I assume is the year it was made. I couldnt find this toy any where else online so It’s obvious it is not a common find.  It has a notable sense of quality and is about 9″ by 4″ in size. It has some weight to it because it is made out of solid metal, no plastic. This piece looks great and has a really cool antique charm.”

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Team America Movie Prop Russian Gaz Model Seattle, WA $1250

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

I don’t know what it’s worth, but this model of the Russian Gaz is pretty cool. You can learn more about Team America here.

“This is the actual prop Jeep used in the cult classic comedy Team America: World Police (2004) by Trey Parker and Matt Stone (the creators of South Park and Book of Mormon). The vehicle is made mainly of metal, has a wood floorboard, and rubber tires. It measures approx 54″ long x 24″ wide x 18″ high and weighs about 90 lbs. The bloody windshield has a crack on the driver’s side (presumably from filming). This great conversation piece comes with a COA (Certificate of Authenticity) from Premiere Props.”

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/clt/3632760028.html

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FJ-3A Model from Scratch

• CATEGORIES: Features, FJ, Models, videos

Guy shared a video of someone who build a FJ-3A model using what you see below.

He turned this:

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Into this:

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Scrap Metal Jeep on Etsy $80

• CATEGORIES: Features, Models

How about this metal jeep model DL01.  A full size version of this might be neat.  Only one of these available.

“All of these items are present in this detailed piece of art. Its articulated arms are made of connecting rods. The tractor treads are made of motorcycle chains.

– Expertly Hand-Made from recycled scrap metal
– Dimensions : 10″ X 6″ X 6″ (25 X 16 X 16 cms)
– Weight : 4.5 lbs (2 kgs)
– Extremely Limited Supply!
– Note: This statue may vary slightly from photograph due to the scarcity of materials.”

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Redy Cut SEEP/ GPA Wood Model on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, GPA (SEEP), Models, toys

This is ready to assemble according to the seller.

“THIS IS VINTAGE ESTATE FIND
UNUSED WOODEN MODEL KIT
FOR A US ARMY AMPHIBIAN JEEP
MADE BY REDYCUT”

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