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Jeep Toy and Truck Livonia, Mi **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

This is a cool pair.

“1/32 ND SCALE WILLYS JEEP 1941 AND A CHEVROLET 1941 TRANSPORT TRUCK . IAM TOLD THESE TOYS CAME TOGETHER AND THEY HAVE CHANES TO ANCHOR THE JEEP TO THE BED OF THE TRUCK. THEY ARE IN LIKE NEW CONDITION AND COME IN THE ORINENAL COAM BOX.”

 
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Jeep Playground Toy from Flickr

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  1. This looks fun.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mathews_pics/3152497115/sizes/z/in/photostream/

 
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Toddler Bed

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LeGrand spotted this unusual toddler bed (at least I haven’t seen one).

“Military Jeep Toddler Bed
Excellent Condition, looks like new.
Standard size crib mattress fits inside ( crib mattress is not included).
The Bed measures 29 x 53 inches. The entrance is 12 – 13 inches above the floor.
I bought this bed for $300, I am only asking $100.
Comes from a clean and smoke free home.
Hand crafted from laminated Baltic birch and other solid woods.”

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=218&ad=18399848&cat=&lpid=3&search=jeep

 
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Pinewood Derby Flatfender Jeep

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Want to build a Pinewood Derby jeep?  Check out this ‘how-to’ article from Scrollsawer.com.  A pattern is also available there too.

Steve forwarded a picture of the Pinewood Derby jeep his stepson Larry made when he was fourteen.  Steve notes that Larry probably got the idea from looking at Steve’s Jeepster.

Anyone else have a Derby Jeep?

 
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Lego Jeep

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Speaking of Lego Jeeps, here is a custom one I found on Flickr.

 
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2 Custom Lego Kits from Brickmania.com

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Chris discovered two custom LEGO kits at Brickmania.

http://www.brickmania.com/kits/kits-detail.php?intResourceID=1

 
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Ted Spots ‘Tow Mater’ in Moab

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Ted emailed me today from Moab, Utah, with this image of a Tow Mater looking vehicle.  It sounds like he is having some fun!

Ted writes, “We took a ride on the Hell’s Revenge trail in Moab today and ran across the tow truck from Cars in downtown Moab… This place is awesome!”

 
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Metal Sculptures

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Out of the UK come these unusual metal jeep scultpures. I wish there were better pictures.

http://www.alittlepresent.com/index.php?func=viewCategory&id=MSV004&cat=Metal%20People%20Sculptures%20-%20Cars

http://www.alittlepresent.com/index.php?func=viewCategory&id=MSV008&cat=Metal%20People%20Sculptures%20-%20Cars

 
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French Fire Service Engine & Water Truck Netherlands eBay

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Glenn spotted this fun toy.

“Here we offer you a wonderful and hard to find, vintage `late `70ties up to the early `80ties produced, French Tin Plated Jeep Model with Trailer. This set was produced by Joyax in France. Its a genuine model and NO replica. This is one of the last Tin Plated models which was produced. Today these models are difficult to find in such wonderful and crisp condition as the one we offer you here. The model is unused!. The Jeep is a Wind-Up model and comes with the key. The box is like new too. This set depicts a USA Fire Service Car with Trailer. An awesome asset within any Jeep collection or Fire Engine collection. Be keen on this beauty. The scale is about 1:28 Fully made of tin plated and bright lithographed material. A Very RARE find these days. Be keen on this less seen treasure.”

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Joyax-France-WILLYS-JEEP-Fire-Service-Engine-WATER-TRAILER-Tin-Wind-Up-MIB-78-/200658502353?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2eb82dc2d1

 
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1970s Hot Wheels Jeep Fairhaven, Ma eBay

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Starting bid is only $.99

“1970 Hot Wheels Gun red line jeep  The green paint has some edge wear but overall it is in very good condition. The US Army emblem on the hood looks very good.  The red line tires show very little use rolls straight”

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260918926574+

 
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Tonka Tow Jeep Akron, Oh eBay

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Glenn spotted this really cool Tonka.

“Tonka open Willys Jeep universal with operating wrecker derrick, string and hook. Includes an operating front mounted blade which moves from side to side and up and down. Folding windshield. Bubble red warning light applied to hood. Rubber steering wheel is in place.

Condition: excellent with minor paint chipping and rubs. Structurally sound with no dents, twists, or rust. Decals all in excellent condition.

Working features are all in operating condition. 11″ L x 5 1/2″ W x5 1/2″ H.

If you are a Jeep junkie or tow man or Tonka fancier this is an excellent prospect to meet your expectations.”

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tonka-Willys-Universal-Jeep-Wrecker-Tow-Truck-Operating-Snow-Blade-AA-/300632977439?pt=Diecast_Vehicles&hash=item45ff1f301f

 
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For the Lover of Jeeps and Golfing Costa Mesa, CA **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $6495.

For $6,495 I could buy a very nice real jeep, though I’d get in trouble for driving it on a golf course.

“LSV Carts has hundreds of Custom Golf Carts in stock please check out our other listings. If you don’t see what you’re looking for please email us at electriccartwarehouse@yahoo.com or Call (714) 595-9662 and we will gladly list it on eBay for you. fast 23mph 2009 4 PASSENGER 48V ELECTRIC GOLF CART 48V w/ LIGHTS WILLYS ARMY JEEP BODY STYLE.”

 

 
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Balsawood Jeep Kit from MODEL CRAFT

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This is a picture of a boxed balsawood jeep kit held by the Australian War Memorial.  The information below comes from the website.

Description: Boxed balsawood kit of a Jeep. Box obverse is illustrated in two colours with a PT boat and a jeep with the legend ‘MODEL CRAFT’. The sides are illustrated with patrol craft and trucks, accompanied by the legend ‘Manufactured by Model Aircrafts 1 Bond St Sydney’. Reverse is printed in red and blue with a listing of the other model kits available. Contents consist of a thin printed balsa sheet and smaller plain sheet and six long stringers, all wrapped in the plans for the kit. The instructions are damaged.

Summary: Little is known of Model Aircrafts Ltd. A Sydney-based company established in 1928 and operating from premises at 1 Bond St, Sydney, they manufactured a series of boxed balsawood aircraft, truck and ship kits. The evidence of their production is based on their wartime output, which is imaginative and extensive – and includes contemporary subjects such as the Mitsubishi Zero and the Hawker Hurricane – but extremely basic and evidently restricted by Australia’s wartime austerity drive and materials rationing. Thus, wartime contents for aircraft frequently provide merely a simple block of balsa and a 2.5 cm square of sandpaper with instructions to ‘shape fuselage according to the illustration’. Wartime plans are often signed ‘J Mercer’.

 
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Toy Jeeps at Toycollector.com

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I ran across a forum thread which showed some different jeep toys.  Here are a few of them.  Go to Toycollecter.com to see all the pictures.

1. Here is an airport jeep

2. I’m not sure if this is a ‘CJ-3B’ or a Mitusbishi 3B.

3.  I thought this searchlight and flattie was great.

4. Apparently this was from Germany.

5. My sister would have collected this if she had known about it.

6.  The box and the toy jeep on top don’t quite match . . . but still neat.

7. There are several different color versions of this Nicky toy shown on the site.

8. A Mitsubishi with a big gun.

9. This was my favorite picture:  A replica packing crate for a 1/35 scale jeep in balsawood.

 
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Willys ‘Fruit’ Truck from Vietnam

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Glenn forwarded this unusual toy on eBay from Vietnam.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250887002550

 
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M&M Flattie

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Ann bought me this M&M Jeep from the M&M store when we were at Times Square (the last one there).  While a cool little toy, it seemed a bit overpriced until I spotted the same toy at Amazon.com for TWICE the retail price! http://www.amazon.com/Military-Vehicle-Candy-Dispenser-Jeep/dp/B002XOBIWU

For a better price, go straight to the online M&M store

Ann was having fun, too

 
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Bruder Flatfender Toy

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On Saturday, in between cruising a few stores at the Eastview Mall in PIttsford, NY, and riding the carousel, I spotted this Christmas ready flattie at their toy store.

I had never ridden a two story carousel, so I Ann and I hopped aboard for a ride and a picture.

 

 
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M & M Jeeps

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I’ve been exploring Manhattan today by foot.  One of the places I wandered through was the M&M store at Times Square.  I couldn’t resist photographing the jeep display.  I may or may not have more posts later tonight.

 
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Custom Built Scale Model Wooden Toys

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Kevin shared the following with me.  The toys appear nicely built.

“I met a retired Army Vet ( Deep Sea Diver ) who makes replica wooden toys to scale. Anyone of your readers who might be interested in having their ride duplicated give him a call…. Paul Barnes 770-967-6433    paul2213@bellsouth.net.  Below are some samples.

1. M-38 & Trailer:

 

2. Deuce and a Half (without top on it yet)

 

3. John Deere Tractor:

 

4. Tank:

 

5. Articulating Tractor:

 

6. Motorcycle:

 

 

 
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Custom Flatfender Pedal Car Farmington, UT **SOLD**

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UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $150

Brett spotted this unusual and one-of-a-kind pedal car.

“Hand made on old pedal car frame was done in the 70’s by a guy who lived by my parents one of a kind in good shape missing one pedal. seat moves for different size kids.”

 
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Trench Art Model Jeep

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Matt spotted this unusual piece of Trench Art. Bidding on this just ended at $142.

“i have seen that ebay has a following for trench art. most people do not know what they are looking at when i show this to them. so im going to offer it to you guys.  its a copper jeep body. the bottom is made from 1/8 copper plate. thiner sides, seats 1/6 copper.  the weels are 1943 SL  50 cal shells. cut off.  the spare tire is a  F A 1942 50 cal    steering weel. S I 1942 30.06   head lights.  30 cal   E C  1944  , the hood cam off in my hand when i finly found this again after yeas in a box.   the hood had been glued back on. i never knew this. till now.  fits right back in place. a little new glue wont hurt it.weels work.  with solid brass rod for axles  front bumper is bent a little.   wind sheild works great.  stampped on the bottom.  J  ST.Felix  France 1944  can send more pics.  i will ship world wide.”

 
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Beetle Bailey Jeep Shelton, Wa $8

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I don’t know if this is a good price or not.  I wonder if Bailey was really 32 times bigger then that, lol”

“This listing is for a 1:32 scale of Willy’s Jeep with figures of Beetle Bailey, SFC Orville P. Snorkel and dog Otto by Gateway Global as shown in images below. Jeep has fold down windshield and hood that opens. Figures and jeep in excellent condition and comes in original box that shows some wear – see images below.”

http://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/clt/2343873553.html

 
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Toy Jeep Collection St. Croix Falls, WI **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $100.

“Large collection of Jeep willys, CJ, YJ and TJs Die Cast all different scale, some rare and old. Some Tonka, Hot Wheels, Matchbox. Must sell don’t have room for them anymore. Must see.”

 
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Mini Jeeps

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These mini jeeps do a pretty good job of climbing.  Check out this video:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZMxgEkly4k&feature=related

Here’s a UN version: http://wwww.kurumaerabi.com/?page=shop&store_id=11685

Here’s a seller out of Germany

 
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Marx MB Toy Tonganoxie, KS **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $100.

I wouldn’t qualify this as ‘very good’, but it’s in better condition than some jeeps I’ve seen.

“All metal Willys Jeep toy (even tires) about 1/20th scale, in very good condition. Willys & Jeep names in several places. steering wheel turns & windshield folds down”