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Project by meaded posted 12-07-2012 03:29 AM 1652 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A commissioned Christmas gift for a special young man. Body is solid Mahogany, Axles are Oak, I had to use Baltic Birch ply for the windshield after 3 tries with various woods.

The driver and passenger have magnets in their butts, and I put a magnet in the seat, they cannot occupy each others as the magnets repel. Maybe the passenger is too young to drive. Mahogany is oiled with a spray gloss finish.

9” bumper to bumper 5” wide, 2 1/4” wheels.





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#1 posted 12-07-2012 03:39 AM

Really nice. I like the magnet idea. I’m sure the young lad will luv it.

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#2 posted 12-07-2012 04:40 AM

Great looking jeep…looks allot like the one setting in our driveway, but your tires seem larger…I like it

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#3 posted 12-07-2012 06:15 AM

man let the dirt fly, time to go off road for sure, super nice

-- "older I get, the more fun I have"

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#4 posted 12-07-2012 08:26 AM

VERY nice job

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 12-07-2012 11:45 AM

Nice job, that magnet thing is cool.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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JoeinGa

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#6 posted 12-07-2012 01:45 PM

Just curious… did you do the opposing magnets on purpose? Or was it just the way you put ‘em in and realized it after?
Depending on his age, your little buddy probably wont take long before he starts telling folks who ask why the riders cant sit in each other’s seats… “Because THIS ONE is the girl, and she cant drive a Jeep” :-)

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#7 posted 12-07-2012 01:58 PM

I’m an adault. I would like one!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 12-08-2012 07:04 AM

Nice toy jeep you made . I like it very much.

-- Jeffery Mullen

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#9 posted 12-09-2012 02:52 PM

Great job. I love the magnet idea.

-- Ray

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#10 posted 12-10-2012 06:32 AM

That is just too cool!

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#11 posted 02-03-2013 08:49 AM

G’Day “meaded”,
What a superb looking Jeep, very realistic.
The timber colour mix & detail is excellent, well done.
Is the build a your own design or from a plan??
Cheers, crowie

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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