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1957 FC-170 Monticello, IL $3500

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

Greg’s selling this FC-170. It includes a set of Husky-manufactured Allstate-branded hubs. You can contact Greg at 217 417 1246.

“The remnants of lettering on the driver’s door indicate that this particular truck belonged to a bricklayer early in its life. I assume that the bricklayer bought this truck with the intent of installing the flat bed because adding the flat bed to the factory overload springs in the rear would have been ideal for hauling building materials. It also appears that they improved the roadability of this truck by replacing the original 4.88:1 gears in the axles with 4.27:1 gears that were available many years ago but have since been discontinued. Jeep enthusiasts agree that is why this truck has so many miles on it while other FC’s did not.

The manual locking hubs in this vehicle were obtained from Sears & Roebuck, which sold automobile parts in their catalogs from sometime in the 1950’s into the 1970’s.

In poking around the truck some, I have determined that it wore red and white paint at one point in time. Otherwise, it seems that a youngster got ahold of this truck, did an extremely poor job of installing a 4-inch lift kit, and promptly took this truck off-roading where they ran it up onto something. Whoever this was did an equally poor job of trying to replace the radiator and an even worse job of fixing the broken steering.

I have since replaced the sector shaft, pitman arm, drag link and bellcrank with the later, upgraded versions which I obtained from Harry and Jo at Midwest Willys. I also installed the shift plate underneath the cab while I had the shifter assembly out for new rubber bushings.

The truck does not run at this time. However, I have pulled in a new wiring harness from Walcks that I never finished installing. I still have the instructions for this harness and they will be included.

The truck is an ugly survivor with a broken rear window. All of the other glass is good and I put some used tires on it during the summer of 2021 as the old bias-ply tires finally gave up.

I hate to see it go, but, life seems to be taking a turn and I do not think I can give it the time, effort and attention that it deserves.

I am asking $3,500.00 and that is a firm price for an old beast that comes with a title.”

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