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Old 11-05-2003, 01:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Mini Jeep Body

I came across this during one of my internet wanderings.

"Mini Jeep Body complete, Build the grandchildren an M.B. of their own. Measures 61" long and 32" wide. Note: this is a body assembly only, as shown, no frame or running gears.
Price:$ 750.00
Location: Chillicothe, Ohio"

The link is http://www.armyjeeps.net/misc.htm

No financial interests in the above link. I just wanna see someone put it on top of a buggy!!!

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Old 11-05-2003, 05:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
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They sell those in either Quadracrap or 4wd hardware.

I've seen them before, but I think they're 795.

I'm thinking about getting one for the boy eventually. Although I'd use the running gear from an ATV of some sort.
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Ya, those you can get from 4wd hardware. Here's one that I saw at the Disney resort this summer. The little tailgate even had Jeep on it.
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i am sooo gonna pick one of those up as soon as i can save up the $$. sammi drivetrain here we come.
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If you look closely- they are not the same body.Flat Fenders on the green- not on the other. Grill work is different too.

I'd be tempted to turn that green one into a buggy to.


The red one is a clown car
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If you look closely- they are not the same body.Flat Fenders on the green- not on the other. Grill work is different too.

I'd be tempted to turn that green one into a buggy to.


The red one is a clown car
Well, hello Captain Obvious,....I was just showing a different version
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Old 11-05-2003, 10:35 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Damn those are sweet; are they steel bodies Ken?
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Haah, That is funny, I知 looking at buying one of those body kits from 4wd hardware.... I知 building a tub frame. Going to build/run independent rear suspension using a small gearbox for the dif. (2wd But Locked ) The front will be IFS also. I have a new horizontal shaft 3.5-hp. motor I知 going mount under the hood. Putting a centrifugal clutch inline between the motor and the gearbox. I have a brake caliper from a front yz250 wheel that I知 going to use for brakes.... I have it all planned out.... Hoping to get it mostly done over the winter... I just found out I'm going to be a daddy (My First Time ) the wife is prego..... I知 building my kid it's own jeep before it's born...... June 7 is my dead line....
I figure as soon as it can walk, it can learn to cruise the yard at .5 MPH in a jeep.......

I'll be posting pic's as things progress.....
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Haah, That is funny, I知 looking at buying one of those body kits from 4wd hardware.... I知 building a tub frame. Going to build/run independent rear suspension using a small gearbox for the dif. (2wd But Locked ) The front will be IFS also. I have a new horizontal shaft 3.5-hp. motor I知 going mount under the hood. Putting a centrifugal clutch inline between the motor and the gearbox. I have a brake caliper from a front yz250 wheel that I知 going to use for brakes.... I have it all planned out.... Hoping to get it mostly done over the winter... I just found out I'm going to be a daddy (My First Time ) the wife is prego..... I知 building my kid it's own jeep before it's born...... June 7 is my dead line....
I figure as soon as it can walk, it can learn to cruise the yard at .5 MPH in a jeep.......

I'll be posting pic's as things progress.....
Congrats!

Keep us updated on the progress!
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Old 11-05-2003, 11:58 AM   #11 (permalink)
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lawnmower engine that puppy! My neighbor in florida had one for his kid, and kiccked ass. Noisy, but drove pretty sweet!

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Damn those are sweet; are they steel bodies Ken?
Not sure.

I don't know anything about it other than what I posted and the picture.

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i would like to see a good chop with that body actually on top of a another buggy. i would do it if i wasnt computer retarded!
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I have been wanting to build something like that for ever...
I want sami axles, 33" cut boggers , And some real power though OH ya and a toyota body
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Old 11-06-2003, 06:06 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Those bodies are MFG here in PA by a gent named Darryl Bensinger. He's a military/civilian Jeep parts retailer.

I'v seen these bodies in person, they are much smaller than the one pictured from Disney, maybe a bit larger than a power wheels toy. I cant see anyone using it for a buggy.
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Disney one is a golf cart. Be sweet for kids bigger than toddlers.
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Im still kinda a kid jeep newbie, only been building my son's jeeps for 2 years... 2year old to now 4yrs old.

but Kids, most kids are scared of noisey "jeeps", at about 4-5 with ear muffs you can get them to ride on something loud and gas powered. But for under 4years old if they are driving by them selves Id say do electric, then you can yell at them directions and stuff and they will not be as scared...

I just sold his first jeep (one seater style) power wheels and the parts jeep for $75.

Now We have funds for me to finally do the gas motor swap on my son's (two seater) power wheels I lifted last year.

Ive got a good 7-8 MPH (joging speed) from the big power wheels running 18Volts to it.. thats pretty fast... stupid fast.
in 1 year it only broke one gear box.

the build up is in the general forum, "finished lifted power wheels for 3yr old" some thing like that... search.
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the perfect application for those super D35's I know you guys all bought

You think full width looks good, try 60" axles, under a 32" body


Adding an old Air/oil cooled GSX-R1100 engine, and some baby (31") Boggers would make for a fun mud toy, I bet it would even float!
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Old 11-06-2003, 08:30 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I have been considering building one of these for a while more so now that my first kid is on its way and its a boy.

The best price I have seen is from Tellico 4X4 $699.95
There may be a few manufacturers of these, Omix-Ada makes them as well as repro tubs for all flatfenders, I think Daryl Bensinger is a Omix-Ada dealer, so is Carl Walcks
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