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Project by LarryN posted 02-16-2011 10:38 PM 2648 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 02-16-2011 10:59 PM

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 02-17-2011 12:28 AM

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 02-17-2011 12:37 AM

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 02-17-2011 12:38 AM

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 02-17-2011 02:26 AM

thanks everyone, Rayn these were made from plans

-- Larry, North Carolina

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#6 posted 02-17-2011 02:59 AM

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 02-17-2011 08:16 AM

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 02-17-2011 02:59 PM

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 02-17-2011 04:40 PM

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 02-17-2011 10:28 PM

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 02-18-2011 02:38 AM

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 02-18-2011 01:11 PM

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 04-18-2011 04:06 PM

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 04-18-2011 04:13 PM

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 04-18-2011 07:37 PM

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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