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2012 FC Roundup Report

• CATEGORIES: Event, FC150-FC170-M677, Features

I wanted to extend our thanks to everyone who made our visit at this year’s Roundup memorable and fun.  And a special thanks to Jesse for inviting me to attend, despite the lack of my own FC.  Also, I really appreciated everyone who told me how much they enjoyed reading this website.  Your feedback makes my efforts worthwhile!

On Saturday I was able to win a raffle price, 2 headlight gaskets (courtesy of Roy).  After winning them,  I announced my grand plan to build an FC around the gaskets.  Yes, we’ll build from the front of the FC (fc-150? fc-170? something else) to its rear.  I expect this is going to be a slooowwww project.

I even found the perfect FC project in Tucson as we drove out of town on Sunday morning; well, drove is a stretch.  More like, plodded along due to an overturned semi in Black Canyon whose delivery of vegetables will likely be delayed (though the local rabbits should have some good forage for a while).  Unfortunately, Tucson was in the opposite direction from where we were going and I suspect this incredible deal will be gone by the time I could ever make it back down there.

1961 FC-170 $450: (SOLD quickly after I posted it; it was in Tucson).  Check out the early hubs on this, too.

So, until our FC is complete, I will just have to enjoy looking at and riding in other people’s FCs. Here’s some random pictures from the event.  Thanks again to everyone and I look forward to the FC Get Together in Washington.  If you don’t have an FC, find one and join the fun next year!

 
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1964 M-677 Sun Valley, Ca

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UPDATE:  Currently not for sale.

Dan had this M-677 up for sale. A scammer attempted to use photos of the vehicle (though not the exact ones below) in a scam.

1964 Jeep M-677 Forward Control 4 door, M-677 Four door Military crew cab Forward Control. One of the rarest and most sought after Jeeps. This is one of around 30 known.

Original 3 cylinder Cerlist Diesel motor. This is a rare military version of the FC 170 but with extra doors.”

 
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The FCs Hit Interstate-17

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Just one update tonight as we are tired from a fun filled day at the FC Roundup.   As we were heading back to Jesse’s from dinner we took to the highway for a few miles.  Now, I never thought in my wildest dreams that I’d be heading down the Interstate in Phoenix at night in a FC Tour Jeep full of people, let alone traveling at over 60mph and passing other vehicles!  For Ann and I it was a perfect ending to a great weekend!  More pics and info tomorrow.

Here’s what it looks like at 56MPH in a Tour Jeep with Craig driving (we hit 63MPH at one point), his wife recording the speed and my better half taking a photo.  I don’t remember all those lights, but then I was looking out the side as we passed other vehicles.  Maybe we hit warp speed and I just wasn’t paying attention?  Jason reached 67MPH in his FC Tour Jeep, perhaps setting a new land speed record for Tour Jeeps!?!

 

 
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Friday at the 2012 FC Roundup

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Ann and I had a wonderful time at day 1 of the FC Roundup.  It was great to match faces with names of people I have corresponded with for years.   We spent the start of our visit with Glenn and Colin discussing some of the unusual history of Willys Overland they uncovered recently.

From Left to right is Colin, me and Glenn

As Glenn had to take off, we soon found ourselves on a quick tour of Phoenix in Jason’s FC Tour Jeep.  Our quick tour turned into a rollicking ride through Phoenix as its citizens tried to figure out what kind of vehicle was ferrying this crazy group of people.  Without hills or dales to wander, we stuck to city streets, waving at all the people who were waving back at us.   Canadian Dave was at the helm, navigating the roads of Phoenix like any true Canadian would do … very politely.  He didn’t cause a single person to flip us off.

Pretty soon we got thirsty, so we tried to hunt down a Sonic Burger.  Unsuccessful on our own, Jason had an opportunity to ask “Big Willy”, a guy next to us wearing a “Big Willy” shirt, if he knew where the closest Sonic Burger place was.  Big Willy responded with a point of his finger to our right.  Unsure if Big Willy was being accurate or just trying to get rid of us so he could continue driving in traffic, we followed his directions and found the cold drinks we sought.

After our cold drinks, instead of going back to Jesse’s house and the roundup, we soon found ourselves traveling to the airport to pick up Vance.  I jumped in to ride shotgun so I could provided directions to the airport; however, my phone’s GPS failed me in our hour of need.  Fortunately, Jason’s navigation came through and we found the airport.  Now, if you’ve never ridden an FC Tour Jeep through a set of airport terminals, I can highly suggest it.   People were smiling and waving … I’ve never seen so many happy people at the airport!!

Eventually, we made our way back to Jesse’s (after a bathroom stop at Valero).  After hanging out there for a little while, we all piled into FCs for a trip to dinner.  Ann and I jumped back into Jason’s FC.  This time, instead of Canadian Dave driving, Jason took the wheel and drove us over to a motel to pick up one more rider before heading to dinner.  As we innocently pulled up to the door of the motel, Jason honked the FC’s horn.  It just so happened at that moment a woman was walking forty feet or so in front of the FC.  The honk startled the woman.

Hearing that honk, the woman’s dog leapt forward, causing the woman to jerk forward too.  The woman thought the honk was for her, so she turned around and gave us the look of death.  Then, she gave us the one-fingered salute.  Yes, it took Jason only a few minutes of driving to have someone flip us off.  She might not have been very happy with us (she would flip us off a second time, too), but she made us laugh all the way to dinner.

More form the Round up tomorrow ….

 

 
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3 FCs East Bethel, Mn $4000

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The seller has one nice FC-170 and two parts FC-150s (no photos provided).

“3 Jeeps: 1960 Jeep FC-170 44k miles, flat head 6 cyl, 3 spd trans, dealer installed Jay-Hawk electric/hydraulic dump and Western plow, licensed, box is rough, cab corners are rusted through, drives nice. Comes with 2 parts FC-150’s: a narrow track and wide track. Lots of parts. 7six3-4three4-4589 Craig
$4000 for everything”

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ank/cto/2922966624.html

 
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1957 FC-150 Concord, NC $1500

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This looks rough.

“4 cyl motor doesn’t run but it does turn by hand freely, trans, transfer case and rear end are all original. Front axle has been changed to a 2wd straight axle. The motor, transmission, transfer case, and axles are all still bolted in. Glass is not intact, I have all of the glass except for the rear flat pieces. I do have the doors. Truck has been sandblasted, it does have rust. I currently do not have a title, but should have within the next week. I bought this with the intent of restoring it, but I have too many projects and not enough time.

These trucks were produced from 1956-64, only about 30k were made.

Asking $1500

Call, text, or email 704 467 5785″

http://charlotte.craigslist.org/cto/2926412502.html

 
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1964 FC-170 Henderson, Tn $1500

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This looks a bit rough, but has a modified dump bed.

“’64 snub nose Jeep pick up truck with modified dump bed. This truck is a classic work horse, 225 F-head original engine (it runs!) 4 wheel drive. Snowplow lift on the front end. All deals CASH only ! Any questions send me an e-mail or call 598-4861″

http://nashville.craigslist.org/cto/2929449206.html

 
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Mighty FC Concept — A Better Picture

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UPDATE:  Here are a couple links to more pictures of all the concept vehicles —  Mark provides some additional pictures and analysis at jeeptruck.com.

http://carscoop.blogspot.com/2012/03/jeep-reveals-all-six-east-safari.html#disqus_thread
http://www.trucktrend.com/features/news/2012/163_news120327_jeep_mopar_moab_concepts/index.html
Mitch mentioned that better pictures of the FC Concept Truck had been released.  I found the one below at yahoo.  That’s a rugged looking truck.

 
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FC Roundup March 30-31, April 1 2012 Phoenix, Az

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UPDATE:  We are all ready for tomorrow.  Can’t wait to meet everyone!

FC and FleetVan Owners,
Once again I am reminding everyone that this is your invitation, to an event dedicated to the rescue and recreation of Jeep Forward Control and FleetVan vehicles and their owners. Your attendance, as Owners, is the most important part of our event. We have added the invitation to FJ3 – FJ6, Jeep Fleet Vans, these are Forward driven as well. There is no charge to this event and we have a raffle of donated FC related parts and products. Please Donate what you can to the free raffle, if you have something that you think someone might want for there FC or FleetVan, then we need it here. All donated FC-Related items are appreciated for the Saturday raffle.
2012 event T-shirts, the embroidered logo, pocket shirts and hats are again coming back and are always available.
Hot dogs, chips, beans on Saturday and anytime refreshments will be free anytime. Also on display that are available will be some new FC products. Your FC-vehicles, in what ever stage of completion they are in: authentic show total restoration, original unrestored, farm, snow plow, tractor, dune buggy, street rod, restored daily driver, repowered, not running, chassis, rusted, wrecked, good, bad or ugly, all FCs, literature, photos, parts of FCs, will be welcome. This is a large gathering of only FC and FleetVan Jeeps, these vehicles are on display, but without judging or awards.

Nearby Hotels are filling fast see the websites

http://www.comfortinn.com/hotel-phoenix-arizona-AZ824

http://www.daysinn.com/DaysInn/control/Booking/property_info?propertyId=06311&as_srp=SP2&cid=carat_search-Days_Inn&variant=

Here are a few last minute details:
We will be driving as a group in FCs to breakfast every morning and also to Dinner some of the nights.
Parking on my property is for FCs / FleetVans only, no exceptions.
Absolutely no smoking near the vehicles, the vehicles on display have vented gas caps.
A smoking area will be provided away from Vehicles.
I love all Children and Dogs, but this event is about FCs, at my house, I will (I have had to) ask people to leave, if you come here with any animal that is not on a leash at your side, Small Children must also be near there parents at all times.
All vehicles on display have owners, please have respect of other peoples property, do not open any doors or sit in anyone’s vehicle, without the owner being present.
It is unfortunate that the fuel prices continue to increase and causing some grief to all of us. I am very grateful to all of you, that are bringing vehicles from far away. I am also grateful to know about all the continued efforts, that some of you have done, that will be bringing new vehicles this year.

Thank You

http://www.thefcconnection.com/2012_fc_roundup_information.htm

 
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Abandoned FC in Rural New York

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677, Last Ride

From the blogspot of Mayamade comes this photograph of an abandoned FC in rural New York.  Cool picture!

 

 
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1960 FC-170 Big Rock, Illinois $2500

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UPDATE:  Still Available

(01/03/2012) Unclear if it runs.

“1960 willys jeep 4×4 cabover ,continal 6cyl engine”

http://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/cto/2922983362.html

 
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1959 FC-170 Kansas City, Mo eBay

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“This is a 4 wheel drive jeep truck with standard transmission..I don’t believe there are any other accessories.

If anyone has information on the Jeep please write as I’m in the dark about this truck.

Condition of truck is unknown. The truck was parked 6,7 years ago do to health. The husband has past away and I’m advertising the vehicle for the widow.

The truck will need to be carried away. All serious offers will be looked at and answered. The Jeep is South of Kansas City some 75 miles.Located on all weather county road.”

View all the pics on eBay

 
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1961 FC-150 Iowa $2000

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This looks pretty rough.

“HELLO I HAVE A WEIRD WILLYS JEEP TRUCK 1961 FOR PARTS OR PROJECT RUSTY STUCK PARTS ASKING 2000 . EMAIL OR CALL 641 858 6079 THANK YOU COBY”

http://desmoines.craigslist.org/pts/2917139006.html

 
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1959 FC-150 Parker City, In $5500

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This has an unusual paint job!

“1959 Willy’s Jeep Truck. Runs, good body, PTO and front Tow package. Painted like the American Flag. Navy blue top and grille with white stars. Sides are red and white wavy stripes. Has American Legion emblems. Truck bed has built in bench seating. Has decent interior. Odometer reads 73,640 miles”

http://muncie.craigslist.org/cto/2914216660.html

 
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1962 FC-170 Red Lion, Pa $1000

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Good luck getting that door to fit the FC.  The engine is supposed to run, but hasn’t been run in a few years.

“I have a 1962 Jeep Willys Forward Control FC170.
This is a crazy rare vehicle. I wish I had the time to fix it up.
Comes with the doors, and several boxes of spare parts.
Has not been run for a few years but does run and drive.
Call / text 717-891-0620″

http://harrisburg.craigslist.org/cto/2913582381.html

 
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1963 FC-170 Sun Valley, Nv $3000

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No pics provided.

“1963 Willys fc170 for sale
Text me and will tell you all about it
17753549944″

http://reno.craigslist.org/cto/2911287303.html

 
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1958 FC-170 Howell, NJ $15,000

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I’m wondering if the seller means $1500?

“1958 Jeep Willys forward control 4 cylinder flat head. You pick up and haul. Please call 732.901.8777.”

http://cnj.craigslist.org/cto/2905897435.html

 
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FC-150 Photo on eBay

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677, Features, Old Images

Here’s a photo of a narrow track FC.  The ebay auction has ended.

“Photo size is 5×4″ inches”

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110677239309

 
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2 1960 FC-150s Mount Auburn, Ia $2500

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There’s some value here.

“Two 1960 forward control Willys jeep trucks. One complete with title and large frame rail mounted wench behind cab with original set up for 60’s era snow plow. Last run three years ago. Second jeep has no title – was originally to be a parts truck but it is all there. For restoration, rat rod or farm truck. Extra parts, doors, heater wheels, etc.
$2,500 takes both
319-2390900 after 7 PM”

http://cedarrapids.craigslist.org/cto/2870038004.html

 
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1958 FC-150 Lolo, Mt $4250

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Runs and drives.  I don’t see any obvious dents.

“1958 FC150 Jeep, original hurricane 4 cyl.and drive train, red / white, runs and drives, has some rust, original bed, interior. For more info please call 406-273-6637.”

http://montana.craigslist.org/cto/2898262942.html

 
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2 FCs Deep River, Ct $1500

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At least the glass looks good.

“Here is a pair of Jeep FC150. 1500 FOR THE PAIR. includes two extra motors. Build one with both.  Call 860-916-1237″

http://newlondon.craigslist.org/cto/2891564133.html

 
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1961 FC-150 Stewartville, Mn eBay

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It runs and drives.

“THIS IS A 1961 WILLYS JEEP FORWARD CONTROL CAB AND CHASSIS. STARTS QUICK AND PURRS LIKE A KITTY. IT DRIVES AS GOOD AS IT RUNS. FOUR WHEEL DRIVE WORKS GREAT IN HI AND LOW RANGE AND FRONT LOCKOUT HUBS TURN LOCKED OR UNLOCKED LIKE NEW

THERE IS NO BOX WITH IT BUT WE HAVE ALL THE CAB PARTS, ALL LIGHTS ETC TOO. THE PASSENGER SEAT IS MISSING THE CUSHIONS BUT DRIVER SEAT IS COMPLETE BUT NEEDS COVERING.
WE HAVE ALL THE WINDOWS BUT REAR AND DRIVERS DOOR WINDOW’S ARE CRACKED. EASY TO GET MADE BECAUSE THE ARE BOTH FLAT GLASS AND REASONABLE.

IT WILL MAKE A NICE FLAT-BED PICKUP OR LIGHT DUMP BED TRUCK. TIRES ARE ALL NEW AND THE WINDSHIELD IS GOOD, SOME SLIGHT FOGGING NEXT TO THE RUBBER ON EACH SIDE.

WE HAVE PUT IN A NEW WIRING HARNESS AND RECONDITIONED THE HEATER.

IT NEEDS SOME BODY WORK AS PHOTO’S SHOW BUT WILL MAKE A GREAT USABLE LITTLE TRUCK WHEN COMPLETED.

SEND US A PHONE NUMBER AND WE CAN CALL YOU OR SEND YOU OURS SO YOU CAN CALL FOR MORE INFO.”

View all the info and pics on eBay

 
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1957 FC-150 Peoria Heights, Il $1500

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The Cammo FC .. known for its stealth?

“Needs restored. Havent run for a couple of years. AT that time ran good and all gears worked in trans. Its been sitting. Has a Hurican 4 , 4cylinder engine and a manual trans. Ladder rack in picture doesnt go with. Brake pedal falls to the floor , brakes not working. Would consider trade for a cj7 jeep needing restored. 309-431-0759 Tim”

http://peoria.craigslist.org/cto/2890411789.html

 
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The Snow Cone FJ

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Here is a crazy Snow Cone FJ.  I spotted these pictures the other day while looking for the swiss army CJ-5.  Steve must have spotted this crazy thing too, because he found the video below.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeepmaniac/4565136446/in/photostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeepmaniac/4565135186/in/photostream/

 
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1961 FC-170 Cole Camp, Mo $1500

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UPDATE:  Blaine forwarded some pics from the seller.

“factory dually 4×4 99 percent complete hasnt ran in several years but overall pretty good shape,also has hard to find four speed.No title,can send pics via cell have couple other fc”s one complete with title other for parts if interested could make package deal.!-660-221-3439 1500 obo”

http://kansascity.craigslist.org/cto/2877531799.html