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Old 12-11-2015, 05:31 PM
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Not exactly an r/c or 1:1 but its one of my old toys I recently found in my grandmothers back yard. I guess as a kid I left it there and the earth along with mother nature was swallowing it up and giving it some natural care. lol!
I wasnt able to get pics of it when I first pulled it from the yard & its pretty much the only thing left of it. I cant find much more so the fun of recreating what isnt there should turn out to be a cool project.
I think it was a Goody toy. Not sure what scale it is but it measures out 2 & 3/4 wide x 5 1/4 long with a wb of 3 1/2". Thanks to not having a ground full of snow yet, I was able to find a hard plastic wheel that matches up with the wheel well. I think it is from the jeep but not 100% sure.
I soaked the rust filled body in some vinegar for a few days and this is how she pull out. I had to do some brazing to the side of the tub on the left as it was just rotted. I also need to fill in some holes thru out the body. Typical jeep for ya. lmao!
Ive been trying to find pics of it online but have come up empty so far. If anyone remembers this it would be great to hear from ya or share a photo. I was really surprised to find this and I vaguely remember it but cant recall the color even tho I want to say silver with a tan or black interior.

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Old 12-11-2015, 05:42 PM
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I'm stumped on the lil guy.. I can't place it.
But .... Ought to be cool.
More please. Hope someone produces a pic. Very interesting indeed.
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Old 12-11-2015, 06:03 PM
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Wow, an old classic metal car. That's a rare find. I'm surprised it hasn't rusted completely if that's all that was left.
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Old 12-17-2015, 10:21 PM
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Ya so far nada on the images. A few close ones but nothing exact. It was a great find. I was happy to find it. I was thinking on stretching it to a cj7. opinions?

I found my old nylint ford pickup that I knew was laying out there as well. I might throw that in a bucket of vinegar and see how well that body is. Its horrendous with rust. lol!
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I was thinking on stretching it to a cj7. opinions?
I think the body should remain stock since it's a classic antique. Any alterations to the old style will ruin its image. Keep it as an original "Oldie".
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Old 12-18-2015, 08:33 PM
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I think the body should remain stock since it's a classic antique. Any alterations to the old style will ruin its image. Keep it as an original "Oldie".
Yes that was a thought that was going thru my mind as well but the other side of me was saying make it into something more special since I have to recreate whats not there anymore. lol! It probably will never have any value to it. At least that Im unaware of.
I suppose will all the jeeps I have laying around this one is from the late 70's early 80's and should remain stock. Especially since all you see are plastic toys nowadays.
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