WWII Military Jeep

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Project by Edwin posted 07-12-2014 03:00 PM 2019 views 3 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This WWII military style jeep was made from oak. The seats were made from purple heart and the tires are from IPE.
This project was lengthy to construct but fun. Thank you Woodwrecker for advising me on the grill.

-- Ed Port Republic

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#1 posted 07-12-2014 03:30 PM

Nice work!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 07-12-2014 03:36 PM

That is one amazing jeep! Great job! I love it.

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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#3 posted 07-12-2014 03:43 PM

Beautiful! This is my favourite woodwn vehicle model.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 07-12-2014 03:44 PM

Great looking Jeep!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 07-12-2014 03:48 PM

Nice Job! You nailed the detail! I’m a Jeep guy.

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#6 posted 07-12-2014 04:03 PM

Very nice Edwin, I agree with freddy1962 you nailed the detail.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#7 posted 07-12-2014 04:16 PM

Very nicely done!

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#8 posted 07-12-2014 04:18 PM

Willies Overland! Very nice work!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#9 posted 07-12-2014 04:30 PM

Dad built a set of pipe racks on our jeep, I spent many a hour picking up and laying out irrigation pipe with our willies!

-- Don't be at the airport when your ship comes in!

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Bill Huffman

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#10 posted 07-12-2014 04:32 PM

Great stuff, I love the old Willies.

When I was in the Army, the summer of 86’ we had to decommission the jeeps in our unit, (2/504th PIR 82nd Abn. Div.) to make way for the Humvee’s coming in fall. We had to strip them of all gear; radios, tools, sand tables etc… then drive them down to the CAV unit where they were all being marshaled. Needless to say, a bunch of 19 and 20 year olds had a few detours on the way to the CAV unit, and the huge Drop Zones at Fort Bragg became our playground for about 3 weeks. We never totaled one, or got seriously injured, (got thrown out once jumping mine) but some other units did on these little sojourns.

Thanks for the great project, and bringing back some fun memories.

-- Im so impressed with what people can do, and I wonder how they do it. Thats what keeps me doing it.

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#11 posted 07-12-2014 04:38 PM

Good looking Willies – brings back some nice memories from 1966 :-)

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#12 posted 07-12-2014 06:00 PM

I made a mistake on this post it was woodscrap who gave me some advice on making the grill. My apologies to both of you. You are both extremely talented woodworkers. ED

-- Ed Port Republic

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#13 posted 07-12-2014 08:14 PM

Nice Job! Looks like a fun project if you have the patience.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#14 posted 07-12-2014 09:22 PM

Great job on the jeep…looks better than the one setting in our driveway

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#15 posted 07-12-2014 09:40 PM

Well done, well done.

Great selection of wood.

-- Please help me help other Vets click..> is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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