WII Willys jeeps

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Project by Loucarb posted 1754 days ago 2816 views 7 times favorited 40 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made these to honor my father who drove one all through Europe during WII. He is now 88 and has been monitoring their progress since I started them. They took over a year off and on to complete. The plans call for a trailer but I’m not sure if I’ll make them. They have a number of different woods but mainly cherry finished with linseed oil. Thanks for looking. Lou

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#1 posted 1754 days ago


First, what a phenomenal tribute/gift to your father. The best projects have that kind of story behind them.

Second, as I look at this … I find myself in utter disbelief that a person could build something like this. The scale, the level of detail, the painstaking hours that you must have spent. To me—at least at this point (total newbie)—it’s nearly impossible to conceive.

What I’m saying—hopefully, obviously—is that you did a fantastic job. I hope your dad is as proud as he is touched!


-- -- Neil

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#2 posted 1754 days ago

Very nice, those wheels are something, lots of details

Thank you for showing!


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#3 posted 1754 days ago

Very nice, the detail is fantastic. I agree with Neil your father most be very proud.

‘The SedcoKid’

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#4 posted 1754 days ago

Very cool, I’ve driven something very similar back in Germany in 71. Dangerous bugger, rolls over easy, all it needs is a big star on the hood.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#5 posted 1754 days ago

fantastic detail indeed!
you did a beautiful job.

how big are they?

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#6 posted 1754 days ago

Its look likes my real old willys jeep from 1944, great,
and i like what you did for your father



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#7 posted 1754 days ago

Lou, I can only imagine how much fun your Dad had watching and I’m sure there where a few stories told of fond memories driving one of them. The detail is awesome (doing one blows my mind, but TWO!) Just a great job and a great story. I posted a Steam Engine awhile back that I did for my father (also took a year to do) and the look in my fathers eyes when I gave it to him was priceless.

-- John @

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#8 posted 1754 days ago

WOW, nice work!!

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#9 posted 1754 days ago

Very nice. Great detail. Most people will never know just how much work these jeeps represent. A great way to honor your Father.

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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#10 posted 1754 days ago

very nice work… exceptional detail… hope they are complete with trailer while he is still around to appreciate…

Like jockmike2… drove one around downtown Germany in ‘70 when we weren’t driving tracked vehicle…

Unit identification numbers go on the bumpers. Just a quick thought but you might try to get your father’s unit identification and put there? I’m sure he is enjoying as is…. and maybe telling a story or two?

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#11 posted 1754 days ago

truly wonderful…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#12 posted 1754 days ago

Very nice, awesome job Lou!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#13 posted 1754 days ago

WOW Lou!
You really took the time to do this right. Amazing detail through out. Bet your dad is as amazed as the rest of us.
What a cool story, project…................
Awesome man…...................

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#14 posted 1754 days ago

Lou very nicely done. The wheels I know are a real pain to do, and you pulled it off very well. Also good selection in the cherry wood for your model. Your Dad will be very pleased I’m sure…..

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#15 posted 1754 days ago

what a great project. well done

-- The CNC machine can either produce the work of art you imagined, or very decorative firewood.

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