Pair of Jeeps

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Project by SouthavenToyMaker posted 12-28-2017 06:10 PM 2565 views 6 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Jeep was made using T&J plans; however I wanted to make two door version so I did some alterations. One Jeep is made of Poplar / Walnut, the other is Hickory / Walnut. My friend has an older Jeep that is green in color so I made the Poplar one for him. Since it is easier to make multiples at a time I made one for myself. I have been watching the different entries for the tire making process and used some of the ideas that have been posted. I like the idea of an indexing wheel, makes repetition a lot easier. Being lazy I didn’t want to build another jig so I altered the jig used in the T&J plan, (already made)

I drilled out the hole so I could add bearings to the 5/16 bolt, (old bearings from the band saw where used) I figured using this method I can adjust quickly and easily to any angle I like.

Thanks HTL for you blogs And advising me about the Demo Demon Blade, stays on the saw most of the time now.

Thanks Bushmaster for the post and link to the circle template

As always all comments welcome, thanks for looking..

-- Sean

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#1 posted 12-28-2017 06:47 PM

Hay, great job. I have only one Jeep I made 10++ years ago. I like yours better.

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#2 posted 12-28-2017 06:54 PM

The Jeeps are super!

The modification is also nice.

I want a real older one that I can build a Mopar 360— V8 for. I have seen a slightly souped 360 make a maen machine in a 3/4 ton old Dog; man what could one do in a Jeep C-J?

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#3 posted 12-28-2017 07:32 PM

They are looking great and I like them very much. Seeing the first two pictures it looks if they were standing on the beach.


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#4 posted 12-28-2017 07:37 PM

Great project and love the jig!!!

And we just have to look at the tires and give them a kick!!!

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#5 posted 12-28-2017 08:05 PM

Great looking jeeps. I like the indexing setup you used, that is a nice simple no fail set up. Highly recommended to anyone.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#6 posted 12-28-2017 08:46 PM

wow! really good

-- Petey

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#7 posted 12-28-2017 09:42 PM

Great couple of models STM. It is a shame you have to split the twins.

Love the green poplar… would kill for some. Been toying with the T & J half track for quite a few months but having issues with the colour scheme… I just didn’t want to use the basic maple colour and absolutely refuse to stain. My thoughts are along line of light ebonization but am finding it hard to come to grips with and I have stagnated. That poplar hue would be ideal if only I knew about it and we could source it in Australia. Unfortunately I can just sit back and admire your models with envy.

While digressing from the jeeps, cannot ignore commenting on that surface… as alluded to by Dutchy... it brings up the presentation another notch. Just looks like it’s on a real life “rugged vehicle surface”... without casting aspersions on your décor (kitchen bench I presume).

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#8 posted 12-28-2017 09:42 PM

awesome ! at first glance my mind went to my time in Germany in the Army

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#9 posted 12-28-2017 10:29 PM

2 really nice looking jeeps you have made ….... GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#10 posted 12-29-2017 12:48 AM

Amazing! Before I enlarged the pics, my first thought was that those were real jeeps on the beach in the first picture!

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#11 posted 12-29-2017 01:00 AM

Thank you everyone for the nice comments. Thank you LJ for Daily Top 3 :)

-- Sean

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#12 posted 12-29-2017 02:12 AM

Wow. Incredible work. I agree with post 10. The first pic looks like 2 real jeeps on a beach under a darkening sky. Fantastic!

-- Why can’t I ever find my pencil???

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#13 posted 12-29-2017 03:27 AM

There’s something about your counter top that’s just not right!!!
It looks like DIRT!!! LOL

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#14 posted 12-29-2017 03:38 AM

Impressive. The details just amaze me.

I also agree with post 10. The first pic looks like 2 real jeeps on a beach under a darkening sky.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#15 posted 12-29-2017 04:01 AM

I had the same problem way back when me built a trailer and added some lumber.


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