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Marx Jeep Toy Hamden, CT $150

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Tim spotted this. The back seat has been bent backwards. Some of these have the steering wheel attached to the dash, while others, like this, have the steering wheel attached to a box. One of these is currently on eBay for $50.

“All metal Willys Jeep from the 1940s. Shows the use that a war time jeep might. Complete with spare, folding windshield and liftable hood.”

https://newlondon.craigslist.org/clt/5918279134.html

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Pedal Jeep Jarrettsville, MD $1275

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Doug shared this interesting pedal jeep. I can’t identify it. For the price, a person could get a real jeep.

“Antique WWII Jeep Pedal Car , one of a kind, has a horn and headlights, shock absorbers, adjustable seat and pedals, made of heavy gauge metal, very unique. I might be interested in some trades of old military items.”

https://baltimore.craigslist.org/clt/5855603323.html

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Marx Toy Jeep Baltimore, MD $35

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

Doug shared this ad.

“Buy American!!! Original 1940’s Louis Marx Toys pressed steel Willys toy jeep! Missing the spare tire , has a nice collector’s shelf patina! Please click on the tab within this ad to view my other items for sale Thanks!”

https://baltimore.craigslist.org/for/5882941308.html

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Hamilton Pedal Jeep Shingletown, CA $200

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Bill shared this one. It looks like it pedal’s and drives, but also appears to need restoration.

“I ALSO HAVE A 1950s JEEP PEDAL CAR for $200.00”

http://redding.craigslist.org/bik/5788950165.html

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Peep Jeep Toy on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

Includes the original packaging.

“Great 1940s lithograph toy in good condition from Badger Cutouts of NY. Set has been punched. Bag is in good condition, see pictures. Has been previously assembled. It is packed in bubble wrap and mailed in a new cardboard reinforced padded envelope.”

View all the information on eBay

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1947 Craftsman Annual Project Magazine

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine, Models, toys

The 1947 Craftsman Annual Project Magazine contains forty-four wide ranging projects for the builder who was to try constructing everyone. Of course, there’s a battery toy jeep project among the items (directions shown below), but also included in the magazine are plans for building from scratch a welder, a battery-less telephone, a Jolly Roger boat, a hand vise, a rocket, a farm tractor (from car parts), and much more.

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Corgi Toy Jeep, Plane, and Trailer on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

Seth spotted this unusual toy combo.

“Vintage Corgi Flying Club set
Mint in box
Let me know if you have questions
See pics for best description”

View all the information on eBay

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Jeep Project Runs on “Boy” Power

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles, toys

I think the author is overstating just how many muscles kids will get by operating this jeep. It was published by Montreal Gazette in 1973.

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1/8th Scale Toy Wrangler … only $2300

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

John found this one. As toys goes, this is pretty cool, but expensive.

See all the pics and a video at The NewsWheel site.

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Toys for Boys from Women’s Day Magazine

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine, toys

Robin bought this detailed article on how to build a toy jeep for kids. Many thanks to him for scanning and sharing it. Check out the other items he has scanned and shared here.

Go here for all the pages published in Women’s Day Magazine: https://www.flickr.com/photos/alturusphoto/albums/72157659881261054

Below are a couple of the pages:

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1946 CJ-2A Maple Park, IL **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, toys • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6700.
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“I HATE TO SELL THIS JEEP. It’s been a blast to drive, it will turn heads. But my little girl is turning 16 and me and the wife are buying her a Wrangler for her birthday so sadly it has to go.
ALSO COMES WITH MINI-VINTAGE PEDAL JEEP that matches (see pics)
• Body in fair shape when started.
• New military tires
• New brake lines, master cylinder drums and brakes
• New seals and bearings in axles
• Rebuilt transmission
• New carburetor
• New battery
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Toy Jeep Gray, ME $50

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Glenn forwarded this ad. It’s cutely written.

“One owner, clean title, has some damage do to battles fought around my home. Saved many Barbi’s. Motor sounds good depending on how good your lips vibrate. This is a go anywhere do anything vehicle for serious off road and Barbi saving expeditions. Yes I said $50 cash!”

http://maine.craigslist.org/cto/5316748967.html

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Chain Driven Pedal Jeep Yakima, WA $1000

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

Ken shared this link. The pedal jeep’s similarity (windshield, 3B look) to the “Phillipines?” pedal jeep on the CJ-3B page (you have to scroll down 3B page) suggests it may have been made in the Philippines. The body and seat are slightly different.

“Rare Chain Driven Jeep Pedal Car”

http://yakima.craigslist.org/clt/5293444955.html

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Tin AAA Toy Jeep on eBay

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Seth spotted this one.

“AAA Emergency Service U.S.A Automobile Club Jeep
Made in Japan 1960’s
Approx 5.5″ Long / 2.5″ Width / 3.0″ Hight
USED
Condition: some rust and age times may be observed. some light tin damages/smashes”

View all the information on eBay

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Customized Radio Flyer Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

Blaine spotted this unique kit. It transforms a kids wagon, such as a Radio Flyer, into a jeep-shaped wagon.

“XploRoller is a rugged wagon body that attaches to various wagon axles like, Radio Flyer©, Harbor Freight wagons, or go extreme and build a custom suspension system. The hood lifts up for a little storage (sweaters and snacks fit great). Start a fun project with your kid/kids and stand out from the crowd, don’t have WAGON ENVY 🙂

(THE GREEN, PURPLE, AND GRAY WAGONS ARE BUILT EXAMPLES)
This builder kit comes in raw form, prep for paint or powder coat is required. There are 10 parts to the kit.
X1 Aluminum Hood
X1 Aluminum Tailgate
X1 Aluminum Pan
X2 Aluminum Body Sides
X2 Aluminum Hood Braces
X2 Steel Axle Mounts
X1 Steel Spare Tire Mount
All body assembly hardware and side body trim is included.
Wheels, Tires, Seats, Axles NOT INCLUDED”

https://portland.craigslist.org/clc/bab/5234454884.html

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Hamilton Pedal Jeep Saint Joseph, MO $425

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The paint and wording appear in good shape.

“Vintage Jeep Pedal Car from 1950’s . Original condition.,”

http://stjoseph.craigslist.org/clt/5220440946.html

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Wagon toy Syracuse, NY **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $15.

The price looks good for this wagon.

“Metal Jeep collectible. Has 2 surfboards on the roof and a clock under the hood. In perfect condition.”

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Pedal Jeeps

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I ran across a variety of Pedal Jeeps for sale.

1. $425  “THIS IS A PROFESSIONAL RESTORED HAMALITON PEDAL CAR JEEP. MADE IN LATE 50S . BEAUTIFUL ORANGE PAINT. LOOKS JUST LIKE THE REAL WILLY’S JEEP…ASKING $425 OBO OR TRADE FOR OTHER PEDAL CAR. CALL FOR INFORMATION..”

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2. $250 Includes a wagon. http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/dak/clt/5159421368.html

“We are selling a Hamilton Pedal-Drive Jeep. It is a chain drive. And has a pull behind wagon. The car is in very good condition.These casr a vary rare.”

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3. $375 The best of the bunch. http://easternshore.craigslist.org/atq/5162459627.html

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4. $300 No pics provided. http://charlotte.craigslist.org/atq/5155915650.html “50’s army jeep pedal car. Good condition. Seat has been repaired. If interested can E mail pics.”

5. $150 No pics or info provided. http://sheboygan.craigslist.org/atq/5124228419.html

 
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Jeep Toy and Trailer in Monterey

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

Mike discovered this jeep toy by Salido in a small antique shop in Moneterey, California.

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Antique Military Pedal Jeep Waukesha, WI $150

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No pics and no description.

http://sheboygan.craigslist.org/atq/5124228419.html

 

 
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Structo Riding AirForce Pedal Jeep Philly, PA $25

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This is a great price if you need parts or want to try rebuilding one. no pics provided.

“Late 1950s All metal Struco AirForce Jeep. Body in good shape for easy restoration or leave as is. Missing rf wheel..”

http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/clt/5102550428.html

 
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Inflatable MASH Jeep on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

Steve spotted this unusual jeep.

“Arco M*A*S*H Sit N Play Inflatable Jeep. In box, never used! Measures 14″ x 30″ when inflated.”

View all the information on eBay

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Jeep Pedal Car Hercules, CA $140

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

I’m not sure which model this is.

“Jeep pedal car for kids
Made of steel with knobbed tires. Smooth turning adjustable pedals do easy steering.”

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/for/5080781421.html

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Sidewalk Jeep Design from Popular Mechanics (Jeep for Sale)

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features, Magazine, Models, toys, Wood bodies • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Harry Warholak’s father built a Sidewalk Jeep from the plans in Popular Mechanics when he was a kid in Detroit. Ten years ago he restored it. It spent a year at the Chrysler Museum. Now he’s interested in selling it. You can contact him at 586-996-4103 if interested. He’s located in Georgia.

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PREVIOUS POST (February 2013): This kids jeep design was published in the January, 1948, issue of Popular Mechanics and available for free at Google. It is powered by an electronic motor.  It looks as difficult to build than a standard jeep!  The notes added to this particular issue are interesting, too.  The top note appears to reference a 1949 Christmas Handbook that might also include these drawings.

View issues of Popular Mechanics, January 1948, for sale on eBay

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1/2 Scale Body Tucson, AZ **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Models, toys

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $700.

Here’s a mini-jeep body.

“1/2 scale Willy’s slat grille mini jeep body . Brand new never used . Ready for lawn tractor conversion . Or build a custom go kart . The cheapest I can find online is $950 plus shipping . These are built by mdjuan omix .”

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