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Big Technic 40s Jeep
A large model with many functions built using entirely 1980s pieces.
About this creation
The simple body on this wartime (civilian) Jeep hides some interesting features..



It has an inline 4 cylinder engine under the bonnet driving all four wheels. The engine is quite large due to using old square pistons; this is why the grille is a little too far forward..



Suspension is by non-independent live axles at both ends with a usefully large amount of travel. A steering rack is built into the front one. It also has a two speed transmission and the ability to select rear or four wheel drive using a lever next to the gearstick.



I would have liked space to build an extra gear for the transmission and a two speed transfer box behind it but this is quite a short vehicle...



On the body, the bonnet opens, the windscreen folds and the tailgate drops. All very nice, but one question.. Were any of these old Jeeps actually red ?



Anyway, hope you like it. Tell me even if you don't...



Comments

 I like it 
  October 3, 2011
Ahhhhh, getting tired of waiting now, he's not even started voting lol I might have to start the camper to take my mind off it. There are some very nice pieces as i have already organised it :) Oh and this Willys Jeep is super cool :)
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  October 2, 2011
Quoting MortalSwordsman . Really enjoyed yesterday too. I would love to do it again :).
Definitely! It was a super day. Hope you're feeling better now ;-)
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  October 2, 2011
Really enjoyed yesterday too. I would love to do it again :). Thank you so much for the advise you have posted on your 2cv. Coupled with this I now think I could build my landy. I would like to build with 80s Lego only, just like this. I suppose the only way is by using live axles. I love how you have captured the characteristics of this jeep, and as ever you have squeezed lots of functions in too..
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  March 2, 2011
Authentic old-school Technic! The 2WD/4WD selector is a top idea! I like detailled creation that use these wheels, as it can be difficult to get the vehicle's proportions right to make them look right in place. This is just the right size and it all comes together very nicely!
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  January 18, 2011
Quoting Lola TruckDriver Shop around Fire brigade leftovers, and you'll find many of these, both CJ3 and CJ5, in Very Red colour. To be picky, with apologies because your work is astonishing: the rear wheel should be on the right side of the tailgate - to leave room for spare fuel jerrycan on the left on later CJ5 incarnations, or plainly on the far back of the right side of the car, as was in 1945... I'm afraid the hinges on the windshield are of CJ5 style too; the 40's ones where fitted much lower, and forward, on extended 'arms'. www.wired.com/autopia just did a feature on them: enjoy: http://www.wired.com/autopia/2011/01/celebrating-70-years-of-jeep/?pid=509&pageid=31403&viewall=true
Thanks Lola. Very interesting article. I'd never heard of the Jeepster - there was a car 60 years ahead of it's time! And you're quite right about some of the details on my model; in my defence this was a quick build shortly after my Dark Ages.
 I like it 
  January 18, 2011
Shop around Fire brigade leftovers, and you'll find many of these, both CJ3 and CJ5, in Very Red colour. To be picky, with apologies because your work is astonishing: the rear wheel should be on the right side of the tailgate - to leave room for spare fuel jerrycan on the left on later CJ5 incarnations, or plainly on the far back of the right side of the car, as was in 1945... I'm afraid the hinges on the windshield are of CJ5 style too; the 40's ones where fitted much lower, and forward, on extended 'arms'. www.wired.com/autopia just did a feature on them: enjoy: http://www.wired.com/autopia/2011/01/celebrating-70-years-of-jeep/?pid=509&pageid=31403&viewall=true
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  June 19, 2010
Excellent, captures the looks and feel of the original, with some great working features. Also has a great 80s Technic feel to it. Very nice.
Nick Barrett
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Josh L
  May 23, 2010
What do you use for a crankshaft in this style of engine?
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  May 23, 2010
Quoting Josh L What do you use for a crankshaft in this style of engine?
The 24 tooth gears have 2 offset axle holes, you can construct a crankshaft using these and size 4 axles.
 I like it 
  April 28, 2010
This is masterful. The switch between rear and 4x drive is a great idea, along with all the usual suspects. For somewhat self serving reasons, I commend you on considering the travel of your suspension, rather than just including a token placeholder. And finally, I think I saw a vintage jeep painted red driving by just the other day. ;^}
  April 14, 2010
I like the look of this model very much. It reminds me of my first Technic sets back in the 80s. Studs all over :-)
Nick Barrett
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Nico71 -
  April 2, 2010
I like it ! You catptured the spirit of old lego technic, Great job !
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  April 2, 2010
Oh yes the old day's. I still remember playing with those bricks in the 80's. Even the test car is to new for this one. great job.
  February 19, 2010
Love the oldschool! I played with LEGO in the 80's and early 90's! This is very familiar stuff!
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  February 16, 2010
very cool job! I love oldschool military jeeps!
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  February 16, 2010
Top job. Nice functions (I have those old pistons too but I've never used them) and very 'Lego-y' - MOCpages needs more creations using blocky bricks like this! 5 stars, but maybe there could be a bit more detail (number-plates and suchlike)
 
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