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Posted 3 years ago


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We are trying to identify this 1940s-50s Jeep pedal driven car. It does not appear to be a Hamilton or Garman from the photos we have seen so far. It has a tube behind the front bumper that may have held size D batteries, for a bulb that was in a light shown on the hood. If anyone can help us with this item, please do so.

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  1. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 3 years ago
    Looks like it was made along the lines of a Kaiser or Willy's jeep.
    Yes a CJ type body, from 1945-50, and I have yet to see a photo of a Garman, Hamilton, or Thistle Jeep that looks like this one. The windshield frame is what I'm lost on. THANKS for your input.
  3. shawimm shawimm, 3 years ago
    I know for sure that it's not a Thistle or a looks like a Hamilton to me
  4. j.p.mordas j.p.mordas, 12 months ago
    By chance I have a similar model Jeep as twoj.Czy you already know how much it is worth?
  5. landjperkin, 7 months ago
    This may be the Jeep pedal car that my Dad home built for us boys in Lansing ,MI. back in 1948-49. Is it possible to send better photos, especially of the chain drive and (under the hood) chassis views. Our pedal car had coil spring front suspension, trailing link (coil) rear suspension and a two-step sprocket chain drive . . . as well as a Crossley steering gear. Where was this one found, and where is it now? I'm very excited to learn more. Thanks. John Perkins (MI)
    I had almost forgotten about this has been awhile. This Jeep did not have all that suspension you described. It was just a straight axle in the back and had slight movement in the front without coil springs. It had a simple chain drive as well. I bought the Jeep in an antique shop in old downtown Greensboro, NC in early 2012. I had it a month doing research on it to put in a description for an eBay auction. I never did find another one like it though nor have I seen one since. It did not meet reserve the first listing but on the second time, it was sold within seconds of auction's end. It went to a movie/ theater prop purchaser in NYC. I shipped it to an address in Manhattan. He received it and was very happy with the purchase and again, that was 2 years ago. I do not think this one was the one your looking for, but good luck with your treasure hunt.
    Even after two years, would say the mystery to this Jeep remains unsolved.

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