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Project by LarryN posted 1253 days ago 2471 views 5 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Dont know what i was thinking when i decided to make 2 of these, but after cutting 60 groves in each tire for the treads for 14 tires I think i’m done making jeeps. at least till i forget how much of a pain it was making the tires. Gas can is bloodwood, also used maple, oak, walnut and i have no idea what type of wood the body is made from, it was some wood a friend gave me awhile ago..

-- Larry, North Carolina





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rayn

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#1 posted 1253 days ago

Very nice work….... Is that your own design or did you buy plans?

-- Ray,Iowa

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ND2ELK

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#2 posted 1253 days ago

Great detail and beautifully done. Excellent job. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Eagle1

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#3 posted 1253 days ago

Very impressive..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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TheGravedigger

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#4 posted 1253 days ago

Ah, the trusty blast from the past! Beautiful reproductions.

-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog: http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com

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LarryN

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#5 posted 1253 days ago

thanks everyone, Rayn these were made from plans

-- Larry, North Carolina

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BigTiny

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#6 posted 1253 days ago

Looks like the plans from toys and joys, right?

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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majuvla

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#7 posted 1253 days ago

Outstanding details.Where can I find plans for that project (and all other of your projects)?

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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LarryN

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#8 posted 1253 days ago

yes they are BigTiny, Majuvla you can get the plans from http://toysandjoys.com

-- Larry, North Carolina

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wiswood2

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#9 posted 1253 days ago

nice job Larry. I made mine from spalted hackberry ,It gives them the real multi collar look like the real ones
Chuck

-- Chuck, wiswood2 www.wisconsinwoodchuck.com

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LarryN

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#10 posted 1252 days ago

thanks Chuck, i wish i had some of that spalted hackberry, i’m working on the 2 1/2 ton military truck now and i bet it would look great in that type of wood. right now i’m stuck with walnut till i get out and resupply my wood pile

-- Larry, North Carolina

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Monty Queen

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#11 posted 1252 days ago

Larry: Wow i love your jeeps, They are awesome. I drove a jeep in the Army many moons ago. One day i will make me a jeep with trailer. I have a jeep a friend did for me from a model kit, he said it was to scale but it was real small. I want to make one with wood not plastic. Thanks for posting and if you have any sugestion what to do before i start i would love to hear them.

Thanks
Monty Q

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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LarryN

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#12 posted 1252 days ago

Thanks Qmoney, the only tricky part of building these is getting the groves on the tires. the plans include showing you how to make a jig to use on your router table. I didnt use that, felt i would be more accurate in the 12° increments by using a rotary table i picked up at harbor freight ($75.00 i think). then mounted it at 50° in a sliding vise in my drill press and ran the drill press at top speed with the 1/8 round nose bit. I have pics of the set-up (in case i ever make more) if you think they will be helpful i’ll post them.

-- Larry, North Carolina

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devann

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#13 posted 1193 days ago

Some really cool jeeps you made there Larry. If you do ever make more of these jeeps would you consider making some based on the TV show Rat Patrol?

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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juniorjock

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#14 posted 1193 days ago

Great looking project. Your attention to detail is excellent. I can’t help but ask what’s under the hood? That may be asking a bit too much, but could be something you can add later. Thanks for sharing.
- JJ

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LarryN

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#15 posted 1193 days ago

not a bad idea Devann, i’m going to have to get a few pictures from rat patrol and give it a try.
havent thought about anything under the hood JJ, also not a bad idea, just might have to make another with a hood that opens and has a nice little v6 under there..

-- Larry, North Carolina

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