Here’s a brochure I hadn’t seen.
“I am liquidating my 45 year collection/ of original Willys literature. Almost all is perfect; Defects will be noted. Many at auction right now. This is a Willys Original Folio. Opens to approx. 17″ x 11″ Folds closed for mailing. Some red bleed down center”
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Fausto shared this link.
“I gave a pair of jeep FC 170 truck should make at least one good one out if the two bed missing on one rest is there take em both3500”
Looks like a good restoration or “keep as is” candidate.
“This was purchased as a restoration project. My interests have changed and I would like to see this go to someone who will either restore it or just get it out and enjoy it. The truck came form the original owner in Fresno CA about 12 years ago. It will run. The valves need adjusted and it needs tires to get it on the road. You will not find the typical rust around the windshield and the cab on this truck. Feel free to contact me with questions or offers.”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $3500.
“3 – FC170 Jeeps — Very hard to find these anymore.
All three for one price — $3500.00 OBO
Serious callers only.
Text messages will get the fastest response.”
This was just listed over at jeeptruck.com. I think the seller is a little optimistic about the price. I’m wondering if he has a title, since he isn’t sure about the year or model.
“I have restored it about 70% and I think it is a FC170DRW year 1962. I think I have the very last one. It is a stub nose dual wheeled truck. I have pictures during the restore of the body and interior. The engine and transmission are the original. It has 43000 miles on it and runs good.”
Seller wants a 1970s corvette.
“Considering putting my jeep up for trade. Only thing I’d like to trade for are 1970’s corvette. My jeep runs and drives perfect. Contact me for me details”
It’s combination of FC-150 & FC-170 parts.
“I have always wanted to build this FC into something cool but my love for International 4 door trucks has left me with more projects than I can handle. The main part of this purchase is an FC150 cab that is clean. This is one of the nicer cabs I have come across. The truck does have a clean title. You also get a nice 170 frame, two sets of axles, two sets of seats, and everything else I have for the FC which includes all the interior as well.
I am willing to sell everything as a package for $2000 and not any less.”
Noah spotted this one for sale on eBay. It was last listed in 2013.
” SELLING AS IS BILL OF SALE ONLY IAM THINKING 1961 SHES GOT RUST BUT THESE ARE GETTING VERY HARD TO FIND IN ANY SHAPE MOTOR TRANS STILL IN TUCK NEED TO KNOW MORE CALL THIS F170 IS 40 MILES FROM MY HOME YARD SO ADD 40 MILES FOR SHIPPING WILL HELP LOAD”
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1961 Jeep FC-170 50,000
Older Restoration, 6 cylinder, 4 Speed Transmission 2 Speed Transfer Case with PTO.
Factory Installed Ramsey 8000lb Capacity Winch.
Trac Lock Axles Front and Rear
Runs and Drives Excellent
Call Larry Ryan 6035813737
The seller has two more parts trucks.
“Jeep FC170. Runs. Willys hurricane six cylinder engine.
Two other parts trucks. ”
Runs and drives, but has some rust.
“For sale 1960 Jeep Fc170. All stock running gear. Straight six “Hurricane” flathead, 3spd, Dana 53 rear axle, closed knuckle Dana 44 front. 4.88s. Has typical FC rust issues around interior of windshield, cab corners, but all there and pretty solid. Frame is really nice shape. Surface rust on it, but no issues. Would be a great canidate to restore, or drive around with beautiful patina. Runs and drives fair, Needs some minor repairs, but I have driven 100+ mile trips in it. $6000. O.b.o. have 2 house payments and need gone. Text/call with any ?s. Not interested in any trades. ‘
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $4250.
Runs and drives.
“The perfect restoration project: 1961 Jeep FC 170, DRW, (Wald Statesman model), with 6 cylinder Hurricane motor and 4 speed transmission and electric wipers. This truck runs and stops, has clear title and is located in SW Montana. See Photos!
Current owner intended to restore but just doesn’t have the time so will part with it and allow someone else to enjoy the challenge. Pictures show worn and rust area to reveal needed work. Please email with any questions. It has great potential and a offers a project you can be proud of.”
It’s not clear to me if these are old pics and the jeep is assembled or it’s still a project.
“Forward control jeep pick-up
96 chevy 4.3 vortec
rebuilt turbo 350 transmission
rebuilt spicer 18 t-case w/ 3.15 low range
wide track waggy dana 44 axles
4 wheel disc brakes
ARB air lockers front and rear
Bed in very good shape / no rust no holes
Cab in good shape / floor pans repaired Continue reading
UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was $1750.
It’s a project.
“asket case, very little rust. engine & transmissions remove, but included, also 4 spare axles, rears are 44’s narrow. title included”
The green FC-170 pictured below is the one for sale out of Chicago. I have to say, this is one way to save on gas!
Lots of photos on eBay. This looks good from a distance, but the close up photos show it’s not so nice as it first appears. Along the front there are bubbles underneath the paint for example. The windshield wipers could use polish (for the price they are asking).
I’ve included part of the text of the ad, because there’s a lot and it’s a bit over the top. For example, “As we climb into the cab of this cumbersome conundrum, we quickly realize that the restoration wasn’t just an exterior one. Sliding into the newly restored leather seats is a pleasant experience, as your eyes can’t help but take in the view across the span of this giant windshield. Of course the lack-of-hood also helps increase your viewing experience, and also makes maneuvering this rig just a little easier (mind you, we’re test driving down one of the busiest streets in Chicago..). Grip the oversized steering wheel, wiggle the 3 speed gear shifter to make sure she’s in neutral, and take stock of this wonderfully done interior! So basic and raw, yet something about it makes you feel like a kid on Chirstmas, trying to wipe that goofy grin off your face for a good 5 minutes before you realize it’s actually yours to play with.”
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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $2000.
It has a dump bed.
“1960 Willy’s Jeep Forward Control FC 170 with original Garwood PTO/hydraulic dump bed. 226 flat head 6 cylinder that has a spun rod bearing. Rebuilt T98a 4 speed trans w/new clutch and rebuilt Dana 18 transfer case. 4×4, Dana 44 front and Dana 53 rear axle, 4″ lift springs. Was running and driving 15years ago until rod bearing spun. disabled the bad cylinder and ran it on 5 cylinders for a few years(just to move it around the yard), but now it sits. No time and too many other projects, I know FC’s are rare, this one is one of a couple hundred factory cab and chassis made in 1960. Was a bought new buy Forest Service in Cle Elum. When it was surplus, it was bought by a gold miner that used it on his claim outside of Cle Elum until the late 1990’s. It is ruff, but complete and I need it gone! $2000 OBO. If you want to negotiate the price, then show up with a trailer and cash in your hand and we can talk.”
This January 1958 article highlights Captain Gifford Markeson’s Fc-170 and its use as a boat delivery vehicle. Markeson owned Mark’s Sporting and Marine Supply Shop in McHenry, Illinois.
UPDATE: Price dropped to $5900.
(04/11/2016) This former fire truck runs.
“1963 Jeep FC170 – rare Forward Control model. Ordered new as a fire support truck, low actual miles but then sat and engine froze up. Original engine in bed. Has all new rebuilt engine, with new pistons, bearings, clutch, pp, flywheel. Runs great. New brakes all round, new lines, new cylinders, hubs, bearings, gas tank boiled and sealed, etc. Good 3 speed trans. 4WD. Sticky shifter, needs linkage bushings, didn’t get to that yet.
Body is very good. Interior is honestly rough. Very rare utility body. No wannabes, please.”
Asking $3500, but will take offers. Lots of pics provided.
“Rare truck ready to build. 58 Jeep Forward Control 170 4×4. All there except for seats. Rolls and steers, Very solid Nevada truck. Not running. Good title. Have source for new windshield and rubber. Engine all together, Transport available, call or email.”
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UPDATE: Still Available
(10/08/2015) Not the most helpful pics.
“For sale 1958 Jeep FC170. Currently not running. Perfect project for restoration. Drive-train is there. Solid frame. Body needs work. These Jeeps are becoming harder and harder to find.”
UPDATE: **Status Unknown** Was on eBay.
“up for auction is my rare willys jeep fc 170. This is a cabover jeep pickup made for only a few years. The truck starts runs and drives well but will overheat after a few minutes and the brakes need attention. You will need to tow or trailer it away. A chevy 350 engine and automatic trans have been installed. The front driveshaft has not been fitted. The vehicle needs work. The body is solid with minimal rust for the year. It has been a California car all its life. It is a very charismatic vehicle that gets smiles and waves wherever it goes.”
UPDATE: Still Available.
“For sale, a very rare (1 of 1,119) 1964 Kaiser Jeep Forward Control 170 3/4 ton pickup truck. 1964 was the last year of production for the FC-170 and the end of the Kaiser/Jeep era. This could be your only chance to ever buy a fully restored FC-170, no kidding they are that rare.
This Jeep was fully restored by a professional shop in 2010. Nothing was overlooked, full frame off restoration. Since restoration the Jeep has accumulated approximately 1000 proven miles and runs great. I has the original power train with the legionary Super Hurricane 6 cylinder engine.
Has PTO driven front winch
Custom fuel tank
Custom rear bumper with LED tail lights”
This January 1958 article in Willys News shares the story of Gordon Kohl and his satisfaction with his FC-170.
Looks like a good price.
“1957 Jeep FC170 runs and drives, all lights work, call for more information.”