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Toddler Riding Toy Jeeps


 

StructoThere have been a number of toddler-sized riding toy Jeeps with basic push-it-along propulsion, including this Structo steel toy, dwarfed by a Hamilton Fire Patrol pedal car. Thanks to Jacy Marquette for the photo from the 2012 Great Willys Picnic.
 

StructoLike the larger pedal cars, the Structo Jeep was sold in paint schemes including military and fire Jeeps, in addition to the "Doodle Bug" version above. This photo is by Gary Keating.
 

Andy Gard

This plastic riding toy (left) was made by Andy Gard, who also made small battery-operated Jeep toys.
 
 

Phil
 
 
J-F Lavie photographed Phil riding this more recent plastic toy (right) in France.
 

CardboardBut here's a great idea, and one that anybody could make -- a cardboard Jeep marketed by the General Box Company ofDes Plaines, Illinois, also photographed by Gary Keating. The date of manufacture is unknown. See also a rear view photo (20K JPEG).
 

South AfricaBarry Pfister in South Africa designed and built this plywood pull-along toy for his son to ride in. As he found out, it's more exercise for Dad than it is for the kids.
 

Plywood Jeep I built this flat-fender for my daughter, based on mail-order plans from U-Bild. It's basically a pull-toy, although it has an open bottom designed for foot propulsion à la Fred Flintstone. It's a bit heavy to self-propel, but if you're willing to push or pull the kids, it's a nice old-fashioned toy.
 


Thanks to J-F, Gary and Barry. -- Derek Redmond

Also on CJ3B.info, see the battery-operated Eldon Poweride Jungle Jeep, and many Pedal-Drive Jeep Riding Toys.


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