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1961 FC-170 Mt. Olive, AL $6500

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Jon’s got his FC-170 project for sale. It has a few updates.

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“You don’t see these vehicles come up for sale very often. I have had this for several years and planed on doing a full build on it for a show vehicle but time has not allowed. So now it time to let someone else have some fun with it. Its a 1961 Willis Jeep FC170. It has 40k original miles on it and from what I can gather by all the receipts and books that came with it, it was restored somewhere back in the 90’s and everything was replaced or repaired.

Since then I don’t think it has been driven much. It has a Dauntless V6 with a 4bbl and what looks like a TH400 auto transmission. We installed a new carb, upgraded the points to electronic, plugs – wires and fluids. She runs good and actually drive really good for a old vehicle. The interior looks to be mostly original and all the original parts are still there and working.

From what I can tell all of the lights, horn and gauges still work. We installed new LED lights in the bed. It has some sort of light flasher box under the dash that I never messed with. Windshield wipers still work. It has a really nice fabricated flat bed with side storage and a side mounted fuel tank. We did find some rust in the tank so we drained it and planned on having a liner put in it. Currently we have been running it on a external tank so we can be sure rust doesn’t get into the carb. Im pretty sure it has Dana 44 axles.

All the drive train looks to be in great shape. Im not sure what transfercase it has but it works as designed and the 4wd shifter looks original. The windows roll up and down with all the original handles. The 1/4 glass and back glass are in good shape. The windshield has a crack in it. You can find replacement windshields but the 1/4 and rear glass are hard to find. All of the original emblems are still there and in good shape.

Frame is in excellent shape with no rust. There are a few things that need repaired. As you can see in the pic the front lower rocker panels in front of the doors have some rust. I cut out the drivers side and it looks like the rust is only in that general area and there is good metal around it making a easy fix. There is surface rust along the bottom of the doors, this looks like it mainly just paint peeling and surface rust. the doors themselves seem really good.

At one point in time it looks like a tree limb came down n the roof, there are dents in the roof that will need repaired. The roof itself is very solid and was built out of some good thick steel back in the day. Honestly this will make someone an excellent project. Overall this thing is very solid and a very good starting point for a build. A restored FC is worth a lot of money and you just don’t see many of them left.”

 

2 Comments on “1961 FC-170 Mt. Olive, AL $6500

  1. Jeff Greer

    Interested in buying your 61 , please give me a call or text preferred, 502 262 2511 , Thanks Jeff Greer

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