Craig forwarded this picture of a St. Bernard that is about the size of an FC!
David sent this image showing the delivery of the first FC-150 to South Dakota. He was wondering if anyone recognized the dealership?
After a 570 mile journey, Craig nabs himself “the ever elusive FC-170 with the ‘Jeep’ Factory Approved “Trav-L-Aire Camper.” See a brochure about the camper here. You can read more about the purchase at the Forward Control Forum. Congrats Craig.
Here are some exclusive pics:
With the hot, humid Missouri weather melting him, Craig decided that thinking about jeeping in the Colorado mountains was a perfect diversion. He forwarded some pics and videos so we could join his diversion.
This FC supposedly spent it’s life running the railroad tracks. No railroad wheels left according to the seller.
“Hello Gearheads. Here is a very restorable, rare vehicle for your consideration. A ton of great parts, or easy restoration. It is a 1962 Jeep FC170 truck that is in great unrestored condition. It of course is 4wd, with a snow blade, ( hydraulics have been rebuilt )… Great driver that runs like a top. Only 72,983 actual miles. Ex- railroad truck that spent its life running up and down the tracks, has instruction plate, but no wheels for running the tracks ( sorry to all you hazzard boys ) Has new radiator, water pump, brakes, new brake and fuel lines. Completely rebuilt bed with a substantial metal plate floor ready for the toughest thing you can throw into it. Original red paint under primer, all wiring original and proofed with everything working. needs only tires for state inspection. easy to bring to tip top condition or use as is. Give me a call with any questions. John 434-384-2679, if you miss me leave a message and I will get back to you. Whoa !!!!! PRICE REDUCED…. Delivery is available to your door in most areas @ $2.00 per loaded mile.”
UPDATE: Price dropped to $3000.
(07/22/2012) It runs and drives, but needs work.
“GOOD ENGINE (NO SMOKE) . RUNS AND DRIVES BUT NEEDS FUEL PUMP REBUILT, AND BRAKES BLED.. HAS RUST HOLES IN FLOOR BOARDS AND CAB CORNERS, AND TAIL GATE HINGE IS TOAST(EASY FIX). HAS HEADLINER AND DOOR PANELS FOR PATTERNS. MOST ALL PARTS ARE THERE SO DON’T HAVE TO LOOK, JUST HAVE TO FIX CALL OR EMAIL FOR MORE DETAILS. WILL LISTEN TO OFFERS. WES -541-419-7763″
UPDATE: Prie dropped to . If you email the seller, put “Willys” in the subject line.
(03/09/2012) It looks solid, though it could use some polish.
“1963 Willys Jeep FC-150
This is a rare cab-over style Forward Control Jeep with a 2.3 liter F-head 4-cylinder engine, 3-speed T-90 manual transmission, and two-speed T-18 transfer case. I have a clear Texas title in my name. These unusual trucks draw a lot of attention.
The engine and transfer case have seen no use since being rebuilt and they are out of the vehicle, along with the gearbox (which has not been rebuilt). Radiator is rebuilt. This truck was sold new in the Phoenix, AZ area and remained there with the original owner’s family until I brought it to central Texas about three years ago, so body corrosion is minimal. Brakes are rebuilt with no miles on them. All window glass is good. Comes with new hoses, wiring harness, clutch, pressure plate, brakes, a spare set of doors, rear window glass, bare cylinder head, spare disassembled 3-speed gear box, vacuum brake servo, plus various extra pieces of trim and small mechanical items.
I had begun restoring it but got interrupted shortly after starting the process and I now realize it will be years before I can get back to it. This is an opportunity to do an easy restoration on a very simple vehicle and end up with a rare and prized vehicle at a budget price. Photos in this ad do not show that rear fenders are removed (stored in bed of truck) and that I had begun to remove excessive body filler in both front doors.
You can research this type of vehicle via several websites but the best place to start is probably: www.thefcconnection.com/
Most of these trucks were sold in the snow belt or to government or road construction companies, so most of the survivors are severely rusted or simply were badly abused. Keep this in mind if you are thinking about bidding on one of these on eBay.
Price for vehicle, as is: $5500.00 Vehicle is located east of Austin, a few miles past the Bastrop County line near Utley.
I have other Jeep parts I wish to sell separately:
T-18 transfer case with extremely low “rock crawler” gears. Low ratio is 4.86:1 instead of the stock 2.46:1. $1000 or best offer
Call Duncan at 512- nine-six-five 7583.
More pictures available upon request.
Note if replying via email: If you sound like a spammer or phisher, I will not respond, so in order for a real buyer to get my attention, please include the word “Willys” in the first line of your message.”
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.
” hi – i am officially putting this neat 4×4 jeep pickup truck up for sale as my back is too injured to continue the restoration work.
this is a very rare 1965 model truck which was the very last of thses willys / jeep fc trucks built and were also the best built examples from the factory.
this truck is a rust-free project vehicle from southern california originally and comes with many great parts and is the ideal fc truck to restore and all of the hard to find specialty parts are present plus i am including some extras.
it is not currently running or driving ….. it is a project vehicle ——-
location of truck…… i live in dallas texas w zip code 75234 for your transporting estimates and most of the extra parts are also here with it.
if youre interested ,
please read on and i will get more specific about the truck – feel free to call me w questions and/or email me for additional pictures including pictures that show the truck before i started working on it and when it was outside so you can see the whole overall look of the jeep as its now in my garage and i couldnt find help to push it all of the way outside for these pictures.”
No current title.
“Hi selling this Rare barn find 1960 Willys Jeep FC-150 Forward control truck. This truck has been in a barn since 1991 and it just now has been pulled out. Have title when signed over in 1991, but was never transfered into his name. I will give you a bill of sale. These Jeeps are worth 20K + restored and parts are cheep. This is an excellent canidate for restoration. If interested, you can email me or call 6204461334″
No title with this rig.
“1961 Jeep FC 170 been in storage many years, cleaned the carb ran fres fuel fron a remote tank and it fired right up. Runs smooth no noise, no smoke and no skips.
It yard drives and has good brakes, good tires as well. Has plow frame but no blade.
Excellent chassis, had factory flatbed, all body mounts are in great shape.
Has its share of body rust but very fixable. no heater box it was missing. photos tell the story. All glass is good , no cracks & windows go up and down fine.
No Title Jeep will come with a bill of sale only, I don’t have any other paperwork, you can go throught a title Co. for approx $150. Again there is NO TITLE”
Both of these need work.
“1959 Willy JEEP FC170 Pickup Truck
226 L-Head, 6 cyl motor, 3 speed manual Transmission,
transfer case with manual lock hubs.
2 speed 2/4 wheel drive transfer case.
9 ft long bed, heavy duty rear bumper and hitch.
Tires are in great shape with lots of tread in cluding the spare.
Runs & drives good
NEEDS: Battery~ Brake work~ paint
Great restoration project Call Dean 303-857-1732 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting FREE 303-857-1732 end_of_the_skype_highlighting Leave a message
Have second truck available Last two pictures
1962 willys JEEP FC170 Pickup
VIN # 6156817340
226 L-Head, 6 cyl motor, 3 speed manual Transmission, 2 speed 2/4 wheel drive 9 ft long bed.
This vehicle could be restored but would require parts, therefor I would sell it as a parts vehicle.
The fan came loose from the crankshaft and severely damaged the radiator, needs distributer rebuilt, seats would need reupholstered. The tires are dry rotted needs brake work.
Trans/ transfer case/ front and rear differentials all in good shape.
Great restoration project
Call Dean 303-857-1732 NO EMAILS~ JUST CALLS
Will negotate for them together”
“very rare 1960 Jeep Forward Control, fc. runs but carb is off for rebuild. has rust and holes. no bed. make offer. worst i can say is no.”
It’s got some good and some bad.
“Hi selling this Rare barn find Jeep FC-150 Forward control truck. This truck has been in a barn since 1981 and it just now has been pulled out . Mechanic has the motor running and now ready for someone to finish Comes with pink slip! this jeep does have some rust on drivers door and floor and door and bed., Please come to check out at any time or call to ask questions. Original Black California plate. CA car 714-904-2000 These Jeeps are worth 20K + restored and parts are cheep.
I do have more pictures on request.
Needs some parts
Drivers window has cracks
worth 20+ restored”
It doesn’t run.
“hi – i have decided to sell my very rare and very rust-free project truck – this is a 1965 willys / jeep forward control long wheelbase model truck called a fc-170 and is a california rust-free truck which has been parked since 1972 !
just found it and brought it to texas apprx 7 months ago and started accumulating all of the parts for its restoration.
this truck is a project and does not run or drive !
it does roll and steer for transporting and is not taken apart —- its still all together !!
please read this entire ad if you are still interested and want to become the new owner of this very neat truck. . . .”
Flint is selling this FC.
“This is a ex mud boggger with a full cage and wide axles. It has a non-running ford 300 6cyl with 4 barrel manifold and header mated to a 4sp to a dana 18. In the rear is a 9in ford with 4.11 gears and out front a closed knuckle dana 44 with disc brakes. There isn’t much in the interior, and this thing has plenty of rust and bad patches, but it is cool! I planned on making a flat bed or motorhome out of it with vintage camp trailer on back. Wide 15×10 rims with worn 33×15 tires. $1200. obo or trade for guns or cash plus guns.There is NO TITLE 208-371-zero-eight-two-six or email add”
“THIS IS A 1960 WILLYS FORWARD CONTROL JEEP PICKUP TRUCK. IT WAS RESTORED ABOUT 15 YEARS AGO, AND IS SHOWING SOME SIGNS OF NEEDING SOME FRESHENING UP. IT LOOKS LIKE NEW FROM 15 FEET, BUT THERE IS SOME BUBBLING AND CRACKING HERE AND THERE IN THE PAINT. THE MILEAGE WAS SET BACK TO ZERO WHEN IT WAS RESTORED. THE INTERIOR IS REALLY NICE AND SO IS THE BED. IT STILL HAS THE ORIGINAL WEIGHT ON THE FRAME. THE FOUR WHEEL DRIVE IS COMPLETE AND WORKING. IT RUNS AND DRIVES BUT NEEDS A TUNE UP. I HAVE ORDERED THE PARTS AND SHOULD HAVE THEM, BEFORE THE END OF THIS AUCTION. I WILL ADD SOME MORE PICTURES IN A DAY OR TWO. PLEASE DON’T ASK ABOUT THE RESERVE, IT’S LOW. BUYER MUST ARRANGE THEIR OWN SHIPPING. PAY-PAL CAN BE USED FOR DEPOSIT ONLY.”
UPDATE: Sold. Was priced at $1500. Apparently this didn’t run after all, but does turnover.
This runs, though it is now powered by a Ford motor. And, the inside needs a make over, but the price might be good. It’s been converted to propane, too.
“This is a good restoration project. RUNS! 1957 FC 170 with small Ford motor; with a propane fuel system. Included with the deal is an extra cab.”
It runs. Needs more work.
“Hi selling this Rare barn find Jeep FC-150 Forward control truck. This truck has been in a barn since 1981 and it just now has been pulled out . Mechanic has the motor running and now ready for someone to finish Comes with pink slip! this jeep does have some rust on drivers door and floor and door and bed., Please come to check out at any time or call to ask questions. Original Black California plate. CA car 714-290-9213 3500 obo These Jeeps are worth 20K + restored and parts are cheep.
I do have more pictures on request.
Needs some parts
Drivers window has cracks
UPDATE: Price dropped to $1000.
This is at Jesse’s place.
“1961 4×4 Jeep FC-170 flatbed truck parts. It was last used in 1990.Original equipment, 226 six cylinder with 3 speed and Dana 18 transfer case, the cab is over 50 years old, it needs some body work, fortunately it is not rusted out beyond repair, because it was previously painted with house paint. It also needs some flat glass but the windshield is good. It has a rolling chassis, with steering. It does not run, it does not have seats, no radiator, no carburator, or no aircleaner.
It has a matching AZ title. I can sell the rest of what is left, for $1100.
I also have a really nice flat bed with all of the original mounting braces for the same type FC Jeep vehicle that I am selling separately for $300. ”
Craig managed to snag some vintage concept Commuter FC photos off of eBay recently. He’s organized and posted them at http://thefcconnection.com/the_commuter.htm along with a brief history. The quality of these photos are excellent and could provide clues to recreating one of these, should someone have the money, time, and energy to tackle the project. The whereabouts of the three concept vehicles produced are unclear.
Here’s an image of one of prototype #2:
This looks to be an old FC Fire Jeep. There doesn’t appear to be any fire equipment with it.
“1964 Willys/Kaiser Jeep FC 170 DRW 1 ton truck this is a one in a million find at a fair price. I have too many projects and no time or money to complete them. My loss is your gain! This is a very rare and difficult vehicle to find with a clear title. It is not running but is ready to restore. MUST SELL $1850.00 O/BO Mike 415 three two zero 5685″
UPDATE: The seller will start taking bids with the minimum bid being $7500.
“1957 Jeep FC 150. Foreward cab, 4 wheel drive pick up with low and high speed T90 transmission. 12 forward gears. Engine is 4 cylinder flathead and has not been started and is not stuck.
Bucket seats and original carpet. needs to be re-upholstered. Cab has small rust spots on rain gutter and windshields but no sign of rusted thru. A magnet did not reveal any bondo patches in body.
A Ramsey 10,000 lb PTO winch is mounted on the front with tow bar.
Speedometer reads 358 miles, apparently is 100,358. Seller has good title.
Tires hold air but are 20 years old. Paint is 20 years old but buffs up good except on rust spots. An installation of an after market over drive will allow legal highway speeds.”
Need more pics.
“1958 Jeep Willy’s Forward Control 170
Super Hurricane Straight 6
All Original – COMPLETE
HARD TO FIND IN THIS CONDITION… PURCHASED FOR PROJECT BUT LACK THE TIME
SERIOUS INQUIRES ONLY! WILL NOT RESPOND TO EMAILS 623 910 3251″
Half of 2012 gone already? Wow, that was quick!
No updates tonight (Sunday Night). I’m on a good writing streak tonight . . .
I did check eBay and saw some new vehicles listed, including a pair of FC-150s that appear in good shape in Arvada, Colorado.
Here’s one of them. The other is in similar shape.
You can read much more about this at sellajeep.com.
“This is a rare cab-over style Forward Control Jeep with a 2.3 liter F-head 4-cylinder engine, 3-speed T-90 manual transmission, and two-speed T-18 transfer case. I have a clear Texas title in my name. These unusual trucks draw a lot of attention.
The engine and transfer case have seen no use since being rebuilt and they are out of the vehicle, along with the gearbox. Radiator is rebuilt. This truck was sold new in the Phoenix, AZ area and remained there with the original owner’s family until I brought it to central Texas about five years ago, so body corrosion is minimal. Brakes are rebuilt with no miles on them. All window glass is good. Comes with new hoses, wiring harness, clutch, pressure plate, brakes, a spare set of doors, rear window glass, bare cylinder head, spare disassembled 3-speed gear box, vacuum brake servo, plus various extra pieces of trim, and small mechanical items….”